Update: I began this project for Lisa’s Before/After party and my before was the vanity, which I planned to paint. One thing lead to another, and I worked on the rest and am sharing the whole thing at the after party!
I have been sharing with you some of the steps along the way in making over our guest bathroom. I’ve shared the painted vanity as well as the silver leafed mirror. Well last week I busted my butt (and maybe I should have been doing other things like laundry or cooking dinner…) to get the rest of the room painted- walls and trim to be exact. And for the entire bathroom, I only had to purchase one gallon of paint. For the vanity, I used paint left from my ombre dresser; and for the trim I was able to use left over “zinc” paint from my fireplace makeover. For the walls, I purchased a gallon of Benjamin Moore’s Aura Bath and Kitchen paint in “Cotton Balls” in flat. Beyond the paint the only items I purchased were a new toilet paper holder in brushed steel as well as a new window shade (which was chosen because it can hide only the bottom half of the window and was on clearance for $24.99 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I also had Chris pick up a stainless steel IKEA shelf for $30, just as we had in our old master half bath. So the total amount of money spent on this makeover was around $140. Of course there are things like light fixtures, and eventually the tile surround that will be replaced as the years pass, but for now, this room is as good as it is going to get! Do you remember where we started?
So as you can see, it was oak, oak, and more oak…. even the toilet seat! (As a side note, we did buy a new seat as well, but that is something we do when we move into a “used” house.) Do you want to see it now? Here we go!
|The view from the doorway|
|Check out the new NON-OAK TP holder|
|The View looking back at the door; Yes, I even painted the oak switchplates for now!|
|Here you can see the shade which hides the bottom half of the window. We have neighbors up on a hill behind us which is why the bottom half is where privacy is needed.|
|Here is my old IKEA tray, with a soap dish my mom gave me and a hand towel. We treat our guests to special Ivory soap. 🙂|
One day when I can afford it I will retile the tub area as well as get a new light fixture. But for now, this bathroom gets one thumb up! It would get two but I had to hold the camera, too. 🙂