Two Loos

Two Loos
Easiest makeover in the world: Step one – photograph bathroom. Step two – photograph bathroom with the toilet seat down. Instantly better! Nothing de-classes up a picture faster than a gaping toilet bowl staring you in the face. Be honest: was it the first thing your eye went to?

But the after, so simple so chic! Toned down paint, sophisticated accessories (bye-bye plastic bucket toilet topper, hello lovely backsplash!), and yes, closed lid! This is a great example of how to update a room when you can’t do much about its size or layout. More from Crystal at Beautiful Haven.
Another quick and easy bathroom update that I’ve been wanting to try is to replace the standard white plastic flusher knob with an elegant chrome or bronze (or whatever matches your current fixtures) ala Holly’s powder room redo from Life in the Fun Lane. Admittedly there is a lot more going on in this redo (if you can even see it because you miraculously haven’t already been blinded by the wallpaper) than that measly little knob, but I think it adds such a classy finishing touch, don’t you?


  1. November 12, 2010 / 1:09 AM

    I love that tile about the first bathroom, and the frame on the second! Ooooh, if only I didn’t have so many other projects on my list I could get around to my bathroom… beautiful makeovers!

  2. November 12, 2010 / 2:44 AM

    I was looking forward to following the link to the first br reno (although Holly and Sean do amazing work too!), but both links go to Life in the Fun Lane =/ Can you fix the first one? Thanks!

  3. November 12, 2010 / 3:35 AM

    Love the sink faucet on that first bathroom.

    And wow, that wallpaper is absolutely ridiculous! The “after” looks a million times better.

  4. November 12, 2010 / 1:33 PM

    I love, love, love the mirror in the second one! Seriously it makes the bathroom.
    Megan @reFind

  5. November 12, 2010 / 2:47 PM

    The wallpaper in that second bathroom was B-A-D!!!

    I feel sick..really, I do.

    I’m so glad they redid it.

  6. November 12, 2010 / 3:14 PM

    Hee hee. Note to self: lid down for photos. Cute makeovers! And seriously, that wallpaper wins…I don’t know…it just wins!

  7. November 12, 2010 / 3:24 PM

    i luff that mirror in the second reno!! awesome!

  8. November 12, 2010 / 4:55 PM

    That bathroom transormation is one of the greatest you’ve posted yet.

  9. November 13, 2010 / 2:48 PM

    I’ve just done that very thing..changed out the knob…easiest thing in the world. Makes it seem like I replaced the whole toilet..oh..changed out the lid/seat as well…$35 and about 10 minutes(for both)very well spent.

  10. November 13, 2010 / 2:53 PM myself silly..I just realized I have the same shower curtain as the first loo and the same flush knob as the second…too funny!

  11. November 15, 2010 / 6:31 AM

    Whoa! That branch mirror is gorgeous!

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