I partnered with Hayneedle on this bathroom project, however all opinions are 100% mine.
My grandparent’s bathroom never changed while I was growing up. It always sported the same blue and black wall tile, the wall-mounted sink from the 50’s and a once-white-yellowed with time laundry hamper.
The Bathroom Before
Above that laundry hamper was a picture of a ship on the ocean with big white sails. I looked at that picture when my Grannie gave me a bath as a kid. I looked at that picture every time I dried my hands at the sink. That picture always got my attention no matter how many times I saw it.
I don’t know whatever happened to that picture, but I’d sure like to see it again.
That picture, along with the blue and black tile of the old bathroom was part of the inspiration for that same bathroom’s new look.
While I wish the bathroom could have stayed forever the way my childhood’s eye still sees it, most of it was beyond repair. The wall tile was falling off and cracking in multiple locations, the medicine cabinet had become a rusty mess, the sink was leaking and couldn’t be fixed and the floor had water damage. Here’s our easy fix for coving the damaged bathroom walls.
But to channel a little bit of that bathroom from my memory, I set out to give the bathroom a bit of a nautical vibe reminiscent of that ship that once hung on the wall and also a traditional feel that would weather well over time and go with the rest of the house’s style.
We also added in wood tones with the doors, flooring and crown that can be seen throughout the rest of the house and also reminds me so much of my Pap.