Because I hadn’t painted any stripes recently… :P
In addition to working on Bradley’s bathroom, I’ve been working on finishing up the facelift for our bathroom. I love our new shower curtain situation….which has actually been done since May but I haven’t gotten around to posting about it.
Last bathroom update left us here with a shower curtain that needed to be finished.
I raised the shower curtain to keep in more heat in the shower. It is hard to find 96″ shower curtains that aren’t ugly and/or aren’t ridiculously expensive, so I decided to make one. I originally got the idea from Welcome to Heardmont.
By adding button holes to the top of a white queen sheet, it made almost the perfect shower curtain. It just needed to be hemmed a few inches and some oomph. I decided to paint charcoal gray stripes for a few reasons: the paint gives the sheet some stance making it less flimsy, the dark gray grounds the space, and the wide stripes give a masculine touch since The Husband shares the space with me.
I will say that painting the sheet was more difficult than I anticipated. It really soaked up the paint and took much longer than anticipated. I really like the result though. It does everything I wanted it to do for the space. Also, I like the way the paint dried on the sheet. It isn’t completely consistent across but that gives it sort of a velvety look. I chose Sherwin Williams Peppercorn. It has the same undertones as the wall color (Sherwin Williams Sliverplate) but is much darker.
I also added a second shower curtain bar. One for the liner, one for the curtain. It’s really a brilliant set up. I can easily leave open the curtain part and close the liner if I need to keep an eye on an active toddler while I jump in the shower. Or, if the stars align and I don’t have to keep an eye on Little Man, I can close the curtain too. Brilliant.
The bathroom is pretty small in true early 80s construction style. This makes it hard to photograph so I tried to take some panoramic shots on my iPhone. They aren’t great. They aren’t really even that good, but they give you an idea of the space.
A few more things and this sucker will be dunzo.