Friday, July 23, 2010

Bathroom Before and After...

I painted and decorated my friends bathroom for her and I'm finally  posting about it.  Her walls were already a light tan and I first measured with a level and taped stripes about 15 inches apart.
I left the tan and added a turquoise color for the other stripe.  It's actually the same color I used in my Craft Room.





I didn't get a picture of the actually glazing of the walls, but I'm going to do a post on that really soon.  I ragged Ralph Lauren "Smoke" antique glaze all over the walls and heavily in all the corners and edges.  Next, I took my friend Ashley to my favorite place, Hobby Lobby.  We loaded up her basket with so many fun things, and the best part was that almost everything was half off. 



 
I also convinced her husband to change out the light fixture. Seriously, it changed the whole look of the bathroom.  I love the cute leopard lamp that adds a warmth and homey (?) feel to the bathroom.

I have the same house and always wanted to do something fun with the ceiling because of how it arch's up a little, and loved these iron corners. They add fun and uniqueness to this little powder bathroom.


I love her gold ornate mirror that she already had that was just nailed right above the existing mirror.  We were so excited when we found the blue and black chandelier plate below.  It went so well with all the colors we had.
Hobby Lobby has so many fun iron pieces that you can use to add height and depth.  We screwed this cute scrolly iron piece to the wall above two tin pictures of vintage bath tubs.  It helped  fill in the space and made it fell like one big piece of art.
My favorite part of this bathroom was the wall above with the three different frames of vintage furniture.  We got such a good deal on those from the clearance section.  They were about ten dollars each and add so much character.  We added a shelf below with a plant to give it some warmth which was in a cute turquoise pot.  We found those cute square frames and added ribbon of various lengths that hung on the knobs of the shelf.
We even changed out the old toilet paper roll for this fun iron one which was $4.  Seriously, I need to buy stock in Hobby Lobby because it is such a gold mine to me. 

3 comments:

Sourkraut said...

Looks fab! I especially love all of the frames and decor you used as accents.

tammy said...

Okay, now I want to change up my bathroom. You know the one I had you give me a quote on painting? Still haven't done anything. Maybe I need to go to Hobby Lobby to be inspired. Love that place! I wish they would put one in by Target. That would make me happy.

Nicole@Whimsy-Lane said...

The walls are so fun! I love the color combo. I really like the frame on the mirror. Great job accessorizing with your fabulous finds!