Years ago, we added a ledge to our bathroom window. I loved it until we started to bump our heads on it when we sat on the stool. Then I ended up hating the window after I had the bright idea on adding the shutters. This bathroom gets dirty and hairy...yes, I said hairy! With 3 ladies in the house, we all tend to lose hair. Hairspray doesn't help matters either. Another con is that it is adjoined to the laundry room. So, I think you understand how dirty this room can get.
Here is a before photo from my phone before we started on making the window over.
Those topiary's needed to say bye bye too!
Starting to add the trim...what a mess!
You can see what color the bathroom was before many many moons ago. A dark green that looked almost black!
This window ended up costing about $45 to trim out. I want to do the rest of our windows throughout, but I think I'll take it slow. Doing one at a time. It will add up fast if I'm not careful.
But it sure did make a huge difference, didn't it? I still need to paint the walls and the beadboard, but a little touch up will have to do for now. We all said the same thing...how it made the room look larger and the window definitely looks way bigger too.
I cleaned my butt off, washing down the walls, trim, shower curtains and window shade. I even cleaned the ceiling fan and the ceiling. Definitely a long over do list....but at least it's clean and pretty now.
Since we are in the bathroom, I'll show you the rest...
I love how big the room is...makes it so nice when there are 3 of us in here trying to get ready. I put on my make up here because of the natural light.
People are always amazed at just how big it really is. I'm so glad my mom planned it that way when she was building this house. I grew up using a bathroom that was so tiny, your knees could almost touch the sink!
I added the trim over the shower curtain awhile back. It has grown on me...I didn't like it too much when I first did it.
Both ways were pretty, but the make over is more practical and cleaner! No more hairspray build up on the shutters along with all that hair. My life as a mom just got easier!