John and Alice's Master Bathroom

I’ve Become The "Plan B" Queen!!

Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Kristi Linauer

It would seem that this year, I’ve become quite skilled at starting a project, and then restarting that project with a Plan B. I’m not sure why this has happened so much lately. Perhaps I have too many ideas swimming around in my head, and I’m just a little too anxious to try all of them!

I really don’t know the problem, but here’s my latest.

Remember the glazed wall treatment I was working on in J & A’s master bathroom? It was one that I was trying to replicate from a sample I saw at Sherwin Williams.

I really loved that sample, and I even liked the wall treatment on the wall above the sink area.

But when I started applying the glaze to the other walls, it just looked so busy. With all of the color and movement in the floor tiles, and then in the wall tiles, it just seemed too much to have more color variation and movement all over the walls.

So what was my plan B? Solid painted walls in Behr Gobi Desert.

That looks so much calmer!  And I absolutely love this color.  If you’re looking for a good neutral color beyond builders white, this one is perfect!

And I finally got the $15 shelves hung.  I bought the wood brackets at Home Depot, and then had them cut a piece of 2″ x 8″ lumber into two pieces for me.  I painted and glazed the brackets, stained the 2″ x 8″ wood, and then glued the pieces together to make the shelf.  So easy, and incredibly inexpensive!!  I need to finish filling the jars, and I have something in mind for the top shelf as well. 

The bathroom is almost finished!  I can’t wait to show you the whole before and after, including other Plan Bs that went into this bathroom, like the Plan B window treatment, the Plan B idea to camouflage the gold shower, and of course you’ve seen the Plan B mirrors, all finished and hanging.  I even have one Plan C that I’m using to camouflage the shower.

Psstt…This bathroom is finished now!  Want to see the completed bathroom makeover?  Click here to see the whole before and after.

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    December 2, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I thought I was the queen of plan "b"! I love the glaze you did, and yes, sometimes less is more but you don't know until you actually see it in the room. Looks beautiful so far.

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    December 3, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Plan B is beautiful! Loved the original textured finish, but the glaze was showing up as a pale pink on my monitor–it just didn't seem quite right. Gobi Desert looks gorgeous and those rustic-y wood shelves make me want to find a spot in my house and make them. You said you have a Plan C? I'm having another "I can't wait to see it" moment!!

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    Kristi's mom
    December 4, 2010 at 4:00 am

    When I was there with you the other day I loved the paint on the walls. Now on my monitor the walls really look green. Of course, I know they are not though. Glad I was there in person to see the actual color.

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    December 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    love your page! i'm just getting started. if you have time to comment please do!