It's been six years this month since we moved into our house. Since then, we've painted (and repainted) every room except for the living room (which was already a wonderful shade of olive green that we love), changed tons of light fixtures, built giant bookshelves, put up a huge headboard in the master bedroom, framed bathroom mirrors, added closet doors to the laundry room, made a mudroom in the garage, painted the front door (four times at last count), and painted the kitchen cabinets (pictures coming soon). With all that, there is one room I have just never been happy with.
The hall bathroom. First it was builder beige boring. Then it was bright screaming turquoise. Then it was Pinterest inspired pretty (but with a really bad paint job).
But now... now, I finally LOVE the hall bathroom. Love. I can't stop looking at it!
First up, I had my dad paint the walls and ceiling white (Creamy White by Behr). This was a huge improvement in itself because I had painted the bathroom tan a few years ago and got it all over the ceiling and did an overall terrible job.
Next, I painted the vanity (Happy Camper by Behr). I just used a sample jar in eggshell with the intent of going back and buying a quart--but the eggshell was perfect so it only cost me $3! I love this bright pop of green against the creamy white.
Now comes the crazy part. One gold Sharpie paint pen. One afternoon. This tutorial. I didn't use a level or straight edge when I did mine because I wanted it to look hand-drawn. Turned out ah-ma-zing. The pictures truly do not do this justice at all. The triangles are metallic gold and shimmer on the wall. I love it so much!
Last thing I did was frame the bathroom mirror with scrap wood. I didn't stain or paint it, just left it this lovely natural blond color. I hung our typography map of New Orleans and an awesome print of "Single Ladies" that I got from this Etsy shop. So fun!
Please ignore the shower curtain--I am hoping to pick this one up on our next Ikea trip.
Also, I know these are TERRIBLE pictures. This is a long, narrow room and it is so hard to take good pictures. Just use your imagination or stop by and ask for a personal tour of our Beyonce bathroom :)
Cut glass owl knobs on the vanity and a brown owl vase to hold toothbrushes :)
One thing I love about how this room turned out... I actually like how the original '80s brass fixtures look! If you can't afford to replace everything, just embrace it!