Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Prettying up my 1/2 bath

So we moved in over 2 years ago, and I had done absolutely NOTHING to the 1/2 bath on our main level. It was boring, beige, builder-basic and I HATED it! I didn't feel like I should paint the walls anything different, even though the rest of our main level is a springy green, so I decided to just add some fun accents. We are in a money crunch, so I couldn't go out and buy a bunch of stuff, but I LOVE it so far! There's still more to do, but here is what I've done already (it's nearly impossible to take a decent picture in this tiny room!):

I painted a faux frame around the boring mirror. We got a free quart of black paint from Glidden over the summer, and I finally put it to good use! I measured so each point and curve was the same distance as the others, but did it all free-hand. I am SUCH a perfectionist that it took a few days of looking at it to get it just right (and even now, I have to ignore a few spots), but I think it's so fun to look into!

(Again, excuse the poor lighting) I had a little money from Christmas gifts, so I got a yard of fabric from Jo-Ann's. It's black and white damask, and it was actually twice as long (wide?) as normal fabric at 108" so it was perfect, and I still have a bunch left! I didn't want a traditional sink skirt that's gathered and poofy, so I just hemmed the edges, added a simple pleat in the front, and velcro-ed it to the sink! I love that it hides the nasty stuff I like to keep handy: plunger (don't you hate it when you have to go searching for one at someone else's house?!), toilet brush, and toilet cleaner.


Jillian said...

I told you already on Facebook but I LOVE what you did with your bathroom! That's quite impressive. You can come do my house next:-)

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

That damask fabric is beautiful! My hall bathroom is on my list to redo this year. THanks for the inspiration!

d e v a n said...

love that mirror!