Just thought I would share my mini bathroom makeover so far.
I decided to go with a mint green theme, and even though I have only painted the mirror and vanity, and added some new rugs, the difference is amazing.
Here is the before:
Lots of lovely terracotta and orange and brown. Blah!
The green is so much more relaxing and inviting.
I had a mint green chalk paint already mixed up, so I dry brushed it roughly all over the mirror and vanity. I love the effect it created! Then I applied 2 coats of clear poly to seal. Absolutely no sanding.
Here’s the vanity now and before shots…
And a close up of the effect the painting method produced …
And the mirror now and before shots …
And now is probably the best time to drawer your attention to the horrible floral wall tile border in the before picture above. I painted right over it with white chalk paint, then some white gloss and a coat of clear acrylic. Fingers crossed it stays. I’m yet to do the inside of the shower. That is next on the list. The white line blends really well with the wall and you do have to look hard to see I have painted it.
And the basin now and before … I added a cool faux olive tree in an old enamel bowl, wrapped in burlap. I love the burst of nature it brings into the bathroom.
The soap dispenser I made out of an old Cottee’s jam jar a while ago.
I also added some gorgeous smelling candles…
Next to the basin is a stool I did over a while ago. It was all brown wood so I painted it white and gave it a quick distress. Yes, that is a tapestry hoop on the side! It covers a heart shaped cutout in the woodwork. I stencilled the number 5 on some canvas and added it for interest.
And although it was there before the makeover, I find it really stands out now next to the green vanity.
I also added some cute little foot mats in a tan colour that I bought from the hardware cheap. They really brighten up the floor and feel great underfoot.
This next photo really shows the difference painting over the floral tile border really makes.
I’ve stuck with fresh bright white towels for the moment, but am keeping an eye out for the perfect shade of green.
I’d also like to replace the towel hangers at some stage, but drilling holes in tiles is too daunting. I’m no expert with a drill. 🙂
And I’d also like to whiten up the grout between the floor tiles. I saw a post for a mix of baking soda and bleach I’m going to try, then maybe a grout pen. 🙂
But for now, I’m super happy with my mini makeover and the only spend was $15 for the mats!
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