Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bathrooms on the Brain

We're home! After an 11.5 hour drive last night, we pulled into Alabama early this morning. By the time we got to our house my eyes were playing some serious tricks on me. Who knew that not getting enough sleep could lead to crazy visions of moving floor tiles. I swear it looked like there were snakes underneath them. I had to keep telling myself I was just tired, and that my altered state of awareness would eventually wear off. A couple hours after we got home, I went back into the bathroom to see whether or not our tiles were still twitching. Thankfully, they were not, and other than feeling like I will probably need to go to bed early tonight- I'm back to my normal, stable, self. :-)

Speaking of bathrooms- Kevin is anxious to get back to work on ours despite his swollen, stabbed thumb, and a super sore shoulder thanks to a tumble down a flight of slippery stairs yesterday. He's normally not so accident prone. Must be the lack of sleep thing or something. ;-)

Here's a few photos of another bathroom I love. It's from the 2007 Cottage Living Idea House I blogged about the other day...






Designer, Lane Leyens, used lyrics from the Johnny Cash song, "Flushed from the Bathroom of your Heart" on the walls around the room. The brown wall color was pulled in from the guest bedroom, and the pink color of the letters came from the nearby girl's bedroom. Using the two colors bridges the two design schemes and creates a fresh and unexpected palette in the whimsical bathroom.

You can order vinyl wall words of your favorite song or poem from several websites online.

Hmmmm...we do have some big, blank walls around our bathtub...



...but I think we're going to stick with our initial idea for the walls, which will also inject a big dose of unique, cottage-style charm. More about that as soon as Kevin finishes the vanity side of the room!
(PS...if you're new to our blog, don't worry- the bathroom is currently painted a soothing shade of "Sea Salt" by Sherwin Williams. No more 'Lectric Lavender!) :-)

Hope you're having a wonderful and warm, winter weekend!

Layla

PS...I'm excited to watch Sandra Lee's special "Season of Surprise" on HGTV tonight at 8/7c. Kevin and I had a chance to meet her in the green room at CBN the other day, and she was so much fun! She's just as effervescent and inspiring in person as she is on TV. On tonights episode, Sandra will visit a couple who gave birth to premature triplets. She'll show them easy ways to preserve family memories, update heirloom party decor and create unforgettable family holiday recipes, so that despite the chaos, they'll be able to plan perfect parties for years to come.





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15 comments:

Hopeful Housewife said...

Poor Kevin! You guys have a cozy night & get some sleep! Can't wait to see the bathroom!

fairfieldhouse said...

Welcome Home Palmers! You were missed. Layla get some R&R and give Kevin some TLC. You'll both be ready to tackle the bathroom on Monday.

Amber said...

I love that the words on the walls are nontraditional and surprising. Great idea!

Cottage Dreamers said...

Glad you guys are back, safe and sound!

Katrina Chambers said...

I love the insipration for your bathroom - can't wait to see the progress.

Michelle said...

Just found your blog and I can't put it down! I love the idea of words in the bathroom. Never would have thought of that. I'm tackling our guest bathroom in January. We have one of those wall to wall mirrors and I plan on framing it with some really cool baseboard. My plan is for it to look like a "real mirror". A fun color on the wall and DONE! Small ideas big difference! I hope. :)

linwood avenue said...

love the wall words. i have van morrison's "these are the days" lyrics, floor to ceiling across the long wall in my hall bath.

Aura said...

I watched that special with my mom tonight! Honestly, we both kept saying "oh I could do that better." Maybe we're just crafting snobs ;)

Shana said...

Poor Kevin! Hope he's back to his normal self soon. :)

Flick, said...

Glad to hear you are both home safe and sound, I love that bathroom too, and am looking forward to seeing yours, as you always have such lovely ideas!
:)

Daryl at Vermont Cottage said...

Hey Layla:
I love that bathroom. Do you have a link to the House of the Year? I did a quick google search and wasn't able to find anything.
Happy you are home and resting up from your grand adventure.
D.

Kerry Palmer said...

Glad you guys are home! We need to get together soon!

Amy said...

Oh thanks for the inspiration. I have a bathroom wall that needs some spicing up !

My name is PJ. said...

Nice to be home, isn't it?

Perhaps a bit of relaxation is in the works. Oh, you don't know what that word means? It must be nice to be young and energetic!!

thelaundryisneverfinished said...

Found you through Deb at the Fairfield House...and am delighted! If ever there was a designer after my own heart, you are IT! Happy bathroom reno!