The bathroom is looking much better. It’s been painted and accessorized, complete with the new tablecloth-turned-shower curtain I went on and on about last week. I had been dreading the painting (taking it from super dark to super light) but I finally broke down and got it done last week. I even entertained the thought of getting it professionally painted but after hearing the quotes ($200 + materials) I threw my hands up and slapped on the paint myself. The trim and the doors also got a fresh glossy coat of white paint. (As far as trim paint goes, Behr Pure Ultra White Gloss is my by-far favorite.) The door knobs, cabinet knobs, ceiling light and TP holder got a makeover as well, and now all have a nice oil-rubbed bronze finish. It’s nice to have all the metal finishes consistent.
Here’s my bathroom when I bought my house (a bad “before” photo but you get the idea):
And then I made some progress with a little too much help from Blik:
More about the previous bathroom here. There were a couple of things wrong with the bathroom: 1.) it was terrible for moisture 2.) it was kind of boring 3.) cavelike light and 4.) it made me crazy bananas
Now for the after. I went very light (a few shades lighter than the trim) – relying on the accessories/curtain to provide the “design” rather than relying heavily (as I’ve almost always done in the past) on paint and wallpaper. My objective was to be more sophisticated yet keep the quirkiness.
The frame stuff is not for real (did you think I was a Dennis Hopper fan?) but I needed some placeholder graphics for the picture-taking. The plan is to put in silhouettes of me, Aaron and the doggies but that’s another day/another photoshop project.
Here’s all the dirty details:
- Toilet Tray – HomeGoods – $20
- Burlap Candle Holders – High Street – $6.95/each
- Hand Soap – Bath & Body Works – $6.50
- Frames – Ikea – $14.00, $2.99, $2.99 and $4.99
- Rise and Shine Print – Aaron made it, but it’s a rip-off of this
- DIY Shower Curtain – Details are here