Before we discuss our bathroom ceilings, can I just say how freaking excited I am to FINALLY be sharing a bathroom update with you guys?? It's been a long time coming, but like I've mentioned in previous posts, it's an impossible space to photograph. Please don't judge these update photos either as the bathroom is not finished, and they're iphone shots.
We decided to renovate our bathroom for several reasons, the most important one was the simple fact that it was being used by three boys. If you have boys I don't even need to elaborate on urine...or where it actually ends up. I'm here to let you know though, that this bathroom renovation has completely transformed the odor we could NEVER seem to get rid of. Praise. Moving on. Here's a before photo of our bathroom.
It was a very standard, generic renovation by the previous owner's family. It was practical and served it's purpose as a bathroom should. However, there were a few key factors that led us to finally jump in. The drywall next to the toilet, as mentioned before, with three boys was disgusting. Don't even get me started on the fact that there's a vent next to the toilet either. The tub insert wasn't adhered to the wall correctly so we had leakage issues. Not shown is a huge cabinet to the left of the sink, which was so deep and took up so much room in this tiny space.
Here's an iphone shot of the tall cabinet.
Said leakage problems below tub shown here...weak stomachs beware.
SO! I'm sure you're like ok let's get to what the bathroom currently looks like already! Here it is in it's current state!
I also love progress photos so here's a slideshow, and a few more bathroom progress photos here.
The tile drastically transformed this space. It was the game changer it needed all along. However, with this update are a few design decisions we're currently in the middle of and that's whether we should paint the bathroom ceiling, or if we should slat it. This decision came to the surface specifically because of the drywall above the tub. We have four splashing children, and no matter how many coats of paint or kilz this ceiling sees it's always splotchy. Here's a darkened photo so you can see the spots. (Ignore the lack of crown molding as we we're waiting until we decided the ceilings finish).
So as you can see we have some pretty prominent water spots on our bathroom ceiling. They're not only an eye sore, but it just doesn't seem sanitary to have damaged drywall above a shower. Here's a better shot of the bathroom ceiling. The only thing currently on it is our bathroom fan, which I would love to conceal a little more depending on what we do with the ceiling.
ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT! So since we FINALLY touched base on the current state of our bathroom renovation, let's discuss the two options on the table for our bathroom ceiling. Paint vs Slat.
Both of these options can offer two completely different looks. I also want to keep in mind the fact that our ceilings are lower, and the bathroom itself is small. Let's start off with painted ceilings. Here are a few of my favorites.
So obviously, if you couldn't guess from the inspiration photos, IF we choose to paint the bathroom ceiling, it's going to be black. This is a great way to conceal the water spots, and most importantly add some contrast into the starchy bathroom. Plus it will make the new light fixtures pop.
Now moving on to my slat inspiration photos.
Seriously how amazing are those slat ceilings? It's going to be such a TOUGH decision. We want to know what YOU would do! Would you paint your ceiling? Or would you slat it! Drop a comment!
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