We have friends coming to visit from out of town tomorrow, so naturally, five days ago, I made the impulse decision to make over our guest bathroom before they arrived. It wasn’t the best timing, since I had work travel and all kinds of other stress this week, but once I started the painting process I had to keep going, so here we are, several exhausting days later, with a redone room! Clearly, my guest room makeover inspired me to keep going with these small affordable projects to help make our home more livable and also more appealing to future buyers.
This is our guest/kids bathroom. J and his sister painted it seven years ago (I was pregnant and got a pass) and honestly, I’ve always hated the green wall color. The room also had the standard piece of glass mirror over the sink (slightly too wide, just to make matters worse), a gash in the wall where the door knob hit it, and an unpainted section that a new light fixture left exposed. It was a mess, and didn’t coordinate with any other rooms in our house.
Because I’m saving money (and also because I did this without any advance planning whatsoever) I used paint we had leftover from the kids’ room that I mixed 50/50 with white. It’s a little bluer than I had envisioned, but overall, I’m thrilled with the new room. What a difference a new mirror, a coat of paint and a few accessories can make! Including painting supplies, the changes cost me about $250.
Here’s the bathroom before…
Vase, Target; cotton ball holder, Anthropologie (already had both)
Wall art: Matte Stephens (already had in another room), small art by Gabe in Target frames (I thought it would make him happy to see his “pieces” displayed on the wall)
New vanity knobs (used to be gold and I hated them) and vanity mirror: Lowes
Paint color: Shiny Nickel mixed with white
Funny story…J and I are both so incredibly disorganized that we had no idea which paint can in our garage was from which room. Since we’ve painted four rooms various shades of blue and grey and they all looked the same, we ended up identifying which room each belonged to by digging through old blog posts to see if I had mentioned the paint colors when I fixed up a room! Ha!
Hope you all have wonderful long weekends. I may drop in to share a summer music mix, but otherwise, I’ll be off enjoying pool and beach time with friends and family. See you back here soon.