Over the last couple of months, I’ve been teasing you all with hints of what the guest bathroom will look like when completed. Finally after about six weeks of working (slowly) on it, the project is at a stage where I can show it off. And show it off, I will as I’m really happy with the results.
You may recall that back in January redoing the guest bathroom was on my “to do” list and that I wanted to use this fabulous Jones Design hand painted wallpaper as a starting off point. It’s been a big job to get it to the point where I’m ready to reveal the before/afters.
Before – it was a sea of beige and browns. The floor tile didn’t seem to match the walls or anything else in the room for that matter as the cabinetry was dark, the light fixtures brown and the tones of the room were very heavy compared to the grey/blue of the tiles. It was dark, dull and boring.
After - Here’s the (95%) finished bathroom:
|you can still see the pencil marks I used as guidelines|
Our first step was to repaint the vanity so that the base would blend better with the granite top which is predominantly grey and white.
With some new hardware and spray painting the existing hinges, it looks like a brand new vanity. Total cost for this was about $45 as I used CabinetCoat paint which was fairly expensive, but so worth the price and the knobs were a Home Depot steal at $3.50 each.
Next we wanted to dress up the linen closet doors in the room. Alan added the trim to dress up the flat doors and I got out my handy spray paint and added some shine to the hinges and handles.
|see, pencil lines – they will be removed with a Magic Eraser|
|fish and glass bottle from Crate & Barrel purchased on a recent trip to the big city.|
With a few finishing touches like the fish and glass bottle above and a new window valance which I just finished using my new Brother sewing machine (ordered online from Costco) and a $2 piece of fabric I bought on the remnant table, the bathroom is coming together nicely.
|sorry for the shadow – no matter which way I shot this I got a shadow.|
We still have to add some art pieces. These two panels were moved from
Helen’s the guest room upstairs – they were really well on the small wall beside the window. I’m still looking for another piece to go above the toilet. I’m painting out an old ornate frame, just having found the piece of art to go in it. I’m thinking a copy of an ink drawing of an urn or an architectural feature.
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