Hey gang, remember how we’re in the throes of redoing our floors? And how my entire house is a disaster full of rubble and dust and every item of furniture we own is crammed into my office, where I am writing this as we speak, piles of crap teetering dangerously above my head?
Well, the madness was too much. I was overwhelmed with the mess and needed at least one pretty little spot in the house. So I decided now was as good a time as ever to pay some attention to my bathroom upstairs.
As you can see, it was severely lacking in attention. It was on the brink of picking fights with strangers and starting fires at school. It probably already has a tattoo that I don’t know about.
I’m sorry little bathroom! I have neglected you!
So here it is after its mini-makeover:
Nothing a little bit of paint and some accessorizing can’t fix! It’s a small step toward my ultimate master bedroom vision of “Monochromatic and Glamorous!” which is prettier in my head than my words are making it sound.
I purchased a few new things, but most everything else were items I already had. It’s amazing the possibilities that open up when your entire house is turned inside out.
Sometimes we get stuck with things ‘belonging’ in once place that we never bother to check if they would look great somewhere else. Try it! Take some of your favorite accessories on a field trip around your house and see for yourself. Maybe that jar that is ‘supposed’ to go in the kitchen will actually fit perfectly in the bathroom and you’ll end up loving it ten thousand times more than you ever did before.
My sister-in-law gave me this tiny dish with my initial on it, and while I loved it, I never knew what exactly to do with it. Turns out it wanted to be a perfect little jewelry catch-all on the bathroom counter all along!
The table is from HomeGoods, and I just love it. I love that the footprint is so small, it only takes up about one tile’s worth of space, so I can move it around. I’m actually planning to keep it closer to the shower, which I didn’t clean, so I didn’t take any pictures of that side of the bathroom to show you. Ha! But I promise I do have a shower, and I sometimes even use it.
The brush isn’t a prop either, I’m giving this ‘dry brushing‘ craze a try. Have you ever heard of it? Had amazing results? Do tell, do tell.
The chandelier is a $9 Goodwill find, and while I like gold, I wasn’t digging this brassy gold, so I gave it a quick coat of silver spray paint.
In all truthfulness, I went with black first (why? I don’t know), but that made it looked like a scary spider, so THEN I went with silver. I wish it was a shinier finish, but it was $9, so I ain’t mad at it.
The wall stencil is called Drifting Arrows by Cutting Edge Stencils. It was tricky working around the window right in the middle of the wall, but all in all it probably only took a couple hours. Definitely a two-person job.
I love how the light catches these medallions, and that they’re slightly different from each other too.
Thanks for looking! Hope you enjoyed it! Here’s a list of sources if you had any questions:
- Gold book: I made that with gold leaf and hot glue!
- Vase, wall medallions, silver side table: HomeGoods
- Rug: Ross
- Chandelier: Goodwill find
- Initial dish: Anthropologie (I think)
- Stencil: Drifting Arrows by Cutting Edge Stencils.
- Wall Color: Accessible Beige (most boring paint color name of all time) by Sherwin Williams
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