{Pool Bathroom} More Progress, More Problems

Hello and Happy MLK Monday! Do any of you lucky ducks have the day off? Never mind, I don’t want to know because I don’t! But if I did, I’d surely be home depleting my hot water tank in this lovely new shower, that now has a door!


As you can see, the boys didn’t waste any time trying it out, as the ‘man products’ have already taken up residence. Before you start whining that you can’t really see the door, I challenge you take a picture of glass. Oh, and in a room where you can get only 4-feet away from it!!


It is tiny little bathroom, but having the frameless door and white tile has opened it up tremendously. I love it. Love it, love it, love it. And I looooove the turquoise ceiling! If you can’t have fun in a small, secondary room like this, where can you?!


As I teased in the lacquer post, we decided on dark navy walls and trim. It’s Sherwin Williams Naval, but I had them darken it about 25%. I wanted it to be somewhere between navy and black, on the inky side. And the finish is a super high gloss…hence the hot spots in all the pictures! I had to open the outside doors to get enough light for you to see.

This door leads to the backyard.

Oooooh, so rich and yummy. We call this the Pool Bathroom because it’s right off the backyard pool. I didn’t realize at the time we bought the house, but this is a huge bonus, as it keeps dripping wet people from traipsing through your house in search of a bathroom! The dark walls are a nice break after the bright intensity of the sun. It’s like being inside a cocoon.

This door leads to the rest of the house on the left, and garage on the right.

Here’s a peek inside from the backyard, looking past the door we distressed last year. You may be asking yourself why I’d paint the trim and baseboards the same as the wall color, but leave the doors white? That’s because I’m not sure if I want them navy, or another color…so I’m working on some mock-ups and will get your choice later this week.


The light fixture (this one from Overstock, hence my barrage of enticing emails!) was installed. It came with blue shades, but I’m still on the fence about them, as well as the pewter finish. I’ll wait until things start to come together before hitting it with some Rub ‘n Buff.


Everything is looking pretty good, right? Some great progress. But the title of this post indicates more. I can’t bring myself to get into the problems today, so I’ll ride the high of this progress a little while longer. What do you think so far? Did the navy have you skerred?

Leave a Comment


  1. The navy is AWESOME! And you're so right, Cassie– every home should have a space of boldness. Kudos!!

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  2. My guess is you are going to rip up the floor tile…

    Its looking great so far and I LOVE the shower

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  3. Very bold! I like it. 🙂 Love the turquoise ceiling. 🙂

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  4. Love the frameless glass! Looks so clean! And the navy walls definitely make a statement!!

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  5. Danielle wrote:

    Looks great – such a good choice, the navy! And still loving that you have a 'pool bathroom'. Happy Monday!

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  6. I wasn't really sure about the navy the last time you shared it, but it looks awesome! I really like how it turned out!

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  7. The shower is beautiful, and I love the navy walls and the turquoise ceiling! Such fun colors for a bathroom by the pool.

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  8. the paint looks great. i love it. and so does the shower – i love the pebble floor/inset! ride the highs!! lol

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  9. Shanna wrote:

    It looks great! I used Naval on my son's bedroom furniture and wish I had thought to darken it – it's a bit brighter than I liked and your Naval is perfect!

    Also, my paint guy misunderstood and typed in "navel" and handed me a gallon of neon orange paint. LOL whoopsies.

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  10. The shower looks unbelievable, I love it! Also loving the navy walls!

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  11. Girl you know I'm not sceered of navy! LOVE it – I think even before you've laid out the choices that I would go with a navy door, but I could be swayed. I love that high gloss finish – it's so perfect in a bathroom!

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  12. Tiffany wrote:

    Love the navy and love the turquoise ceiling. The bathroom looks beautiful. Oh, and I had to work today too…boo!

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  13. Lookin' good! The navy is so rich!!

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  14. izzy57 wrote:

    I didn' think I would but I really like the navy walls.

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  15. I really like the navy. Way to stick with it!

    Posted 1.16.12 Reply
  16. You brave girl, it's perfect with the turquoise ceiling! Love the light fixture, too!

    Posted 1.17.12 Reply
  17. The navy is gorgeous Cassie. Great bold choice. When can we start swimming??

    Posted 1.17.12 Reply
  18. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Having grown up with three brothers and always a pool in the backyard, my mom would have died for a bath like that. Accessible and easy maintenance…the dark color hides everything.

    Posted 1.17.12 Reply
  19. The wall color is gorgeous!!! Looks so fantastic in that space.

    Posted 1.17.12 Reply
  20. Amanda wrote:

    i love it! And your right it will feel cool and refreshing when you enter it from the heat of outside. LOVE the gold accents too!
    p.s. Im going to be in your neck of the woods this weekend-Im headed to the Dallas Market!

    Posted 1.17.12 Reply
  21. Very bold color… I don't know if I would ever be brave enough to do something similar, but I'm a big wuss because it looks great! 🙂

    Posted 1.18.12 Reply
  22. I love dark bathrooms and crazy, fun laundry rooms so of course I am loving this pool bathroom. You are so brave and I am so proud of you! Love the ceiling too!

    Posted 1.18.12 Reply
  23. I am loving the colors you chose in here! In fact, you have me wishing I painted a fun ceiling like yours in my own pool bathroom (I hope you don't mind I linked your post to mine)! What a great space you've designed!

    Posted 1.20.12 Reply
  24. Kellie wrote:

    Would you mind sharing the source for your new shower doors?

    Posted 12.8.13 Reply
    • Hi Kellie — I'm sorry I'm not much help, but I don't know the source. My contractor knew a local glass and mirror shop, and they did them for us.

      Posted 12.11.13 Reply