We are at the point, that I want to start sharing some of what we have finished. Let me start out by saying that our new home is VERY RUSTIC....think lots of wood finishes, touches of stainless steel, butt joints over mitered joints (personal preference, not for lack of skill or knowledge), and farm style fixture. Now, I know this is not a design style everyone likes, some even HATE it, and that is OK, I totally understand that, but, if you hate it, please keep your feelings and thoughts to yourself. This is OUR home, built by US, paid for by US, and if you don't like it, fine, but you don't need to leave me a comment telling me it is ugly, or you hate it, or whatever. This is a free country, we are all free to our own likes and dislikes, but this is MY BLOG, so be nice or don't comment, a little respect please?
So....without further ado...I present our half bath.
Please ignore the lack of baseboards, and the floor that needs a good cleaning, but I an in love with the vanity in this room. This washstand was my grandma's, I inherited it when she passed many years ago. When Mr. Cookie Puzzle came home with this vessel sink, I knew just what I wanted to do with it. I love the look of a vessel sink, but was not sure I wanted it in a bathroom that would get lots of use. So using it in our Rustic Half Bath was perfect.
For the mirror, I removed the mirror from an old metal medicine cabinet and spray painted it silver, and hung it horizontally. You can barely see it, but the vanity light is a stainless steel farm light, attached to an old piece of barn wood.
Here is a really really crappy picture...but I wanted to show you it anyway.
For the walls, I coated them with two coats of polyurethane, but for the light fixture board, I left it naked, I just liked the look of it in the raw. It gave it a little Rustic POP for sure.
I think we did a good job and creating a Rustic Half Bath, I happy with it for sure. I will be sharing more looks at the house, as I get time to write blog posts about it.
I do need your help though. I am not a very girly girl, as you can see by this Rustic Half Bathroom, and decorating is NOT my thing. I will always choose function over looks. But, I am needing some help with this bathroom.
I am smart enough and girly girl enough to know that those pipes are UGLY! So, what do I do about them. Do I just leave them and completely embrace the Rustic feel? Or, do I try to hide or fancy it up. Maybe a skirt of some type? What type of skirt? Burlap or Gingham? Or, do I paint the pipes? Maybe silver or black? Help a girl out. If this was in your Rustic Half Bath, what would you do to cover these ugly pipes?