I've been looking at this bathroom for nearly two years, waiting for the right moment to inject it with style. I did say I'd be jumping around the house this summer, doing a variety of projects for articles I'm writing, and the latest projects have brought me to this room.
The mirror will be framed (and the light fixtures turned upwards to make room for the frame). I may also change out their shades to a white glass.
On a side note, can anyone tell me why it is so hard to take photographs in small spaces without the lines of the room, that are in reality straight, come off looking like they are angled and curved?
See the angled ceiling and curve of the door frame? Crazy. Oh well, back to the project.
That recessed light is nearly history...
...and paint is the logical place to start. The soft green wall color was easy to pick. A first! It is one of the colors tested as an option to use on the kitchen island. I loved the color, but it didn't quite work with the island countertops. I already had a pint of the color, so after a test on the wall dried looking great, I went straight to the paint store to pick up a gallon.
The second chalkboard, that I recently built, has been hung. It is all ready for reminders to be written: brush your teeth, make your bed, hang up your clothes, practice the piano. Let's see if it helps. I know Isabella and Max are tired of hearing me tell them!
Love the Hudson Paint Rayogram Grey chalkboard paint paired with SW 6164 Svelte Sage wall color.
This angled shot was taken by mistake, but looking at it I see the lines of the room appear nearly straight . Hum, is this the answer and why I sometimes see rooms photographed this way? If so, you may see this technique used on occasion to show progress in this room.
There are no towel bars in the vanity area of the bathroom. I find it really interesting what short cuts builders opt to take! To fix this problem, towel rings will be installed adjacent to each sink.
A nice style found at Target coordinates well with the existing hardware, at a price that didn't break the bank.
Some of the walls will probably get stenciled. Though with so many great stencils on the market, picking which stencil to use is proving to be difficult.
And a recessed light conversion kit will make hanging this pagoda light fixture possible.
What do I see as the biggest challenge for this space? Simply photographing it! If you've ever tried to photograph a small bathroom you know what I mean...