Sunday, November 22, 2009

Guest Bath Refresh

Six weeks?!! Seriously??!!! It's been six weeks since my last post? Ugh. If there's anyone left reading this blog, it's a Thanksgiving miracle. I could give you a litany of excuses, but wouldn't you rather I just got on with my post? Good.

In October I linked up to Amanda's Decorating Dilemmas party at Serenity Now and asked for advice on my guest bathroom. I particulary wanted input on a paint color. It was really helpful and I highly reccomend linking up to her next party (I think she does it monthly) if you have a decorating dilemma you're stuck on!

Here's the before:

And After:

After lots of deliberation, I wound up using the leftover paint from my kitchen on the upper part of the walls (free!) and I used some white trim paint I had (free again!) for the beadboard. I found the nest picture on clearance at TJ Maxx for $5 and splurged on the shower curtain that matches the towels ($24 at Target). I got the little lamp on CL for $5 months ago and it finally found a home! Oh, I also spray painted the existing brass/clear acrylic (um, can you say weird?!) with my favorite hammered brown rustoleum spray paint.

This room is a far cry from my dream bath:

but for a room I set foot in once a month at most, I'm pleased with it. Of course it could use a few more accesories, and I'd still like to replace the light fixture and the faucet and frame out the mirror when the right opportunity presents itself, but until then at least it's freshened up and welcoming for guests!


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