This particular bathroom has been redecorated over the years, but one thing that never changed was the shower.
For all practical purposes, it remains a very usable shower. Way back then, cost was an issue and I was willing to accept a "close-out" shower in green because...well, because the price was right. I think I got my money out of it.
I considered a new vanity, some new floor tile, and fresh paint but I've been down that road a few times with this bathroom and this shower. And redecorating again with the same shower drops my motivation level drastically.
When I bought the house there was a wall right between those two windows you see in the shot above. This created two rooms, each the width of a doorway. There was a toilet in the room on the left and a closet in the room on the right. I lived with it that way for about six years.
A pedestal sink replaced the vanity and new tile was installed on the floor and behind the sink. Note: I was going through a faux finish phase so the windows and the door got a distressed look. You can see a bit of the finish at the top of this picture. As you probably guessed, the green used on the windows was an attempt to tie in that lovely green shower. The old style medicine cabinet that was in the previous picture is still in use. In this incarnation, it is painted a fresh white.
Feeling like another change but not ready to give up on that shower, I hung curtains and painted the room a Martha Stewart color called Shortbread. The organic shelf was cut for me by a neighbor and I created a faux marble finish that has held up remarkably well. I still want the shelf in that shape but Dan is planning to cut a new one that is slightly thicker. I will then have to come up with a finish that works with the new colors.
I also updated the medicine cabinet with a mirror on both sides of the door so when it is open the inside of the door is over the sink.
I do have to show a final shot of these two cute little windows. That distressed green look will be gone soon and I need to save the memory here on the blog.
In the next post I will show some of the finishes now on order.