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My Bathroom update-BM Coventry Gray Walls

By Laharris1



today’s inspiration photo

Hello friends.

Before I start I have to apologize for the dark photos today, it’s all I have and I wanted to give you an update.


Because today was hump day for our bathroom remodel.

So far the shower’s finished and I’m so happy with it.

I’m loving all the white subway tiles with the charcoal gray grout. Funny how I didn’t give the dark grout a second thought. But when it comes to bathrooms I have too many memories of scrubbing yucky white grout in the shower

…so this choice was a no-brainer.


The frame-less shower door will be installed on Saturday which makes me sad.

I really want to keep staring at my new shower floor.

(Can anyone tell me if it’s a sign of old age when your heart skips a beat

at the sight of newly installed marble?)


Anyway--today there’s more action happening.

All the white paneling, baseboards and trim are going up and if you remember, I’m having the paneling installed horizontally to mimic planks (like that inspiration photo).

Here’s the first sheet going up. 


Last night before bed it occurred to me that I still wasn’t 100% sure about my paint color so at 11:00 at night--instead of my PJs, I put on my painting t-shirt and pants and opened a can of my latest color crush---BM’s Coventry Gray and started rolling it on the wall. 

(how to you like my carefully thought-out decorating plan?)


Last night



Because the mirror is already trimmed in white I decided to have the casing butt into the mirror. 


Here’s a close-up of that detail.

(I can’t wait to see the wood work when it’s all painted white)


Before: dark tile and left over cabinet


blank slate



bead board installed-shower done-flooring done-

painting in progress


Night-time painting with a glass of Cab,

have you tried it?

it’s actually very therapeutic.

So here I am. But without the chandelier and sconces installed yet, I don’t know the actual shade of gray I’ll have in here…so stay tuned.

I still might go lighter.

So tell me. What’s your favorite shade of gray?



I’m linking this post with Savvy Southern Style

 (more bathroom decisions HERE)

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