This is the first of (I hope) many posts to come about the spaces in my home; most of the rooms are in 75% mode, meaning I accomplished about 75% of what I had intended before jumping ship to start on another project (please tell me you can relate). I wish I’d had the foresight to take photos of the guest bath when we first bought our house – it had a mixture of dark painted wallpaper and a brown paper bag wall treatment that made the room feel a little claustrophobic since it is a narrow bathroom. Narrow bathroom also translates to: "very-difficult-to-get-a-good-photograph bathroom, so bear with me.
After removing the wallpaper and paper bag cement, the walls were textured and repainted in Martha Stewart Enamelware. It’s the perfect shade of soft blue and really helped lighten up the room.
Behind the door is a great built-in cabinet for linens and a hamper. The original orange-y oak cabinetry was restained a dark walnut color to more closely match the plantation shutter. (Don’t be jealous of my brass door handle circa 1990s.)
Since replacing the existing faux marble wasn’t in our budget, we made do and decided to just update the (brass) fixtures with oil-rubbed bronze. It was a small improvement but a huge impact if you’d seen what was there before. I hope to add cabinet hardware soon…
A vintage turquoise McCoy planter keeps washcloths at the ready, and mason jars corral toothbrushes and toothpaste.
I still have more that I’d like to do in this room, but those ideas will come to fruition in time. My home décor budget is not extravagant so we just make do around here until then. Some of the things I have planned in this little head of mine:
Add Cabinet Hardware
Add Shelves above toilet
Replace faux marble and tile floor
That’s not too long of a list, right?
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