Addressing things with the Bathroom

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to create my dream bathroom. It had to be done on a budget though. And after majorly messing up some do-it-yourself work, we had to pay pros to come in a do some things. Unfortunately, not all pros are created equal and I ended up a bit deflated with how everything came out. This month I’m going to get myself excited about this room again as I will be working on it for the Bathroom Primp and Pamper Blog Hop.

I’d like to thank our host Jeweled Interiors for hosting this blog hop. It’s always motivating to have peers and a timeline to get something done! I’m excited to go in an make some changes that will make the space function better for us.

If you’ve come here from Maggie Overby Studios- greetings! I’m a fan of Maggie myself! She has the best pottery collection and I’m excited to see how she transforms her bathroom to be the stylish space she deserves. My name is Corinna and I am a bit of a hippie with a boho home. I’m a Gemini, I love textiles and I compost. Let me share what my bathroom looks like in the current...

It looks pretty great (for the size it is and with my taste in decor), but it’s really not in person. Here are some of the problems I want to address:

1. They grouted where there should be caulk.

We’ve got this fun gap going on and water has seeped behind the paint because grout doesn’t flex. Caulk does. Bath tubs get really heavy when you fill them with bodies and water. They naturally shift some when that happens and that’s why you use a rubbery material like caulk. So I need to pull up all the grout where it shouldn’t be and put down caulk.

2. I miss having a hand held shower nozzle.

They make cleaning walls of tile so much easier. And sometimes my kid jumps in the bath with me and a secondary way to spray soap out of my hair would be a first world perk for sure.

3. I need a skinnier vanity

When we bought the house, it has a hideously gigantic vanity. It’s a very narrow bathroom and the clearance to get to the toilet behind the tub is tight. I’m tired of doing a shimmy to get back there. This vanity was an improvement, but it’s time to find the smallest depth vanity in the world. Wish me and my budget good luck 🤞🏻

4. I need new towels

I have peshtemals but they aren’t very cozy. I want pretty and plush towels. It’s slightly function but mostly a request for this one.

Beyond that? I’d really like to paint. Really need to upgrade the window. And I want to put a cabinet above the toilet. But those things aren’t on the short list of musts. I’ll see if time and money permit to get those things done, too.

So what are my blogging pals doing to their bathrooms? Let’s check them out! Next on the Hop is My Eclectic Nest.

Jeweled Interiors Bathroom 1
Jeweled Interiors Bathroom 2
This is Our Bliss
PMQ for Two
Monica Wants It
I Like it Lovely
Tessie Fay
Southern State of Mind
Maggie Overby Studios
The Boho Abode
Domicile 37
My Eclectic Nest
Street Flea Style
A Pinterest Addict


  1. I am completely smitten with that mirror! And 100% agree that a handheld shower is a necessity. :)

  2. It's amazing what new towels alone can do to spruce up a bathroom. I've got several more bathrooms to tackle in this house, but have had to make due with new towels every so often! Can't wait to see your space come together!!

  3. Looks like a really manageable plan of attack. I love that mirror and vanity too, so I'm excited to see a finished space.

  4. Corinna, it's going to be even more beautiful when the month is over! I so excited about this entire process!

  5. You can do it, you can do it! I am cheering you on! I remember when you first did this bathroom and the challenges you were having with the tile. I LOVE how it looks now and I know once you fix these things you will love it more.

  6. You are gonna do great. Can't wait to see it!

  7. Ohhhhh I can't wait to see how you transform this space! love the shower tile!!

  8. Those are lovely before photos! But I guess it doesn’t really matter how pretty something is if it is not functional :) it sounds like these new changes are going to make it so much more comfortable.

  9. The before doesn't look terrible but I understand that sometimes getting the small details worked out can be the hardest. Good luck!

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