12.23.2011

The Bathroom Vignette....Before and After

Lucky for us the previous owners had already moved into their new home and had done a wonderful job of patching, repainting the whole house neutral and putting in nice carpet.  It was like moving into a new space.  At first I was like urgh....it's all khaki pants!  But now I totally appreciate it because it has made painting over the khaki a breeze!  No holes to fill and since I buy really good paint, one coat has done the job!  Woohoo!  I've since painted just about all the walls our color palette...this just happens to be the first project I tackled.  And it was the smallest, but has made the biggest impact!  This is the little hall that connects our kitchen to the garage, the laundry room (to the right) and the half-bath (to the left).  It is of course khaki pants here.

And now is Pale Honey (Home Depot).  It is by far my most favorite color I've ever painted.  It was in our old house in the kitchen and studio area.  It will very soon be the studio again.  For now though it is in this tiny hall and bath.  It makes me just smiley seeing it.  It's one of those colors!  Also hanging in the hall is a favorite painting I just never could sell.  On the right side we need a bulletin board or something for a "command center".  Our schedules are so wacky I need a place to record it!  Hopefully the frame I found in storage yesterday will do the trick.

Our little half bath was a little dark really dark and totally out of character for our creative explosive house.  So......after changing just about everything, we now have a bath that makes us all very happy while going....umm...potty. 

I just loved the outdoor tin light fixture in Lowe's.  And for a mere $20 it was a keeper!  Luckily Billy is a light switching genius.  The mirror came from a new antique store in Newnan.  On the back of the toilet are vintage brass letters that spell "kindness".  Just a little something to ponder on while.....

The over the toilet cabinet was just too much.  It is in the garage sell pile now.  I'm not exactly sure what you'd call the painting technique in this room.  Faux something....that was covering a world of faux pas!  This wall, if you look carefully at it, will find all sorts of ick.  That's why it now has a giant camper painting on it!




I happened to have the cute wooden box in the basement.  It's perfect for holding toilet paper!  I've started a collection of robin's egg blue pottery and found this room to be a perfect spot for it until it grows.  I wanted a shelf to hold other nic-nacs like our Little People Family, silly kid pics, more pottery and mirror I found at Lakewood years ago. 
It's just so....so....not us.   And now....

It is.  I used vintage hangers to hold vintage towels I've had for years.  A little tree sprig and yellow ornament give the room a perfect amount of holiday cheer.


So, there it is.  The first nesting project tackled and completed.  It started a snowball effect.  Yep.....just about got the house nestled.  There will always be projects on the to-do list.  It's just my personality.  And makes the house fun to be a part of. 

10 comments:

vdumas said...

I've enjoyed reading your home posts.. you've really turned it into a wonderful nest. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

nacherluver said...

How bright and cheery! You have great taste!

Debbie said...

Love it, how bright and cheery!!

Great job!!

Merry Christmass!!

xoxo
Debbie

the cape on the corner said...

wow. that's so unique and rustic and perfect. love the blue pottery! and the cheerful yellow!

Artsy VaVa said...

Great makeover! I love how you hung the towels. And, I love that painting!!!

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

LOVE this!! My fave part?? the toilet paper roll holder. seriously, that is too cool! :o)

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

What a fun bathroom! I love the awesome camper painting... its darling! Great Job ;)

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

I love your stye!! The camper painting is amazing!! Did you paint that? I love the vintage hangers for your towels. So clever!!

Can I move into your...bathroom?? What? That's a weird request, you say? ;-)

Thanks for linking up!

4you-withlove said...

Wow...love this! I like your toilet paper "shelf" and how you used hangers for your towels! Very clever!

Jaime said...

So fun!! Featured you today!

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