This boring little bathroom certainly got a facelift. Nearly all with items I had in & around my home already… (This entire room was a fantastic purge for us!) It obviously started off like the rest of the space. Beige, Boring & Basic. Fine, but no personality.
Going through my leftover Paint Cans, which I never throw away, I found a quarter of a gallon of a deep charcoal & half a gallon of white. I knew this space was, well, tiny & this would be plenty of paint. I decided to break up the space with charcoal at the top & white at the bottom to bring the room down a bit. The ceilings felt really high in here in such a small space. I think it did the trick. Plus, I am obsessed with black walls.
Once that was done I tackled the floor with some Porch & Floor Paint a la Miss Mandi from Vintage Revivals. I first primed the entire floor & then taped it off. Best part was, the existing tiles allowed for me to simply follow the tile lines. No measuring or levels required! Bonus. I painted the white stripes first & then after drying went back with the black. I followed Mandi’s easy Tutorial & got some great results! I love how the stripes look coming off the wood floors.
See that giant hole in the wall? The rusted out dinky medicine cabinet had to go. It looked like a little postage stamp on the wall. Needing something tall & narrow, I was stuck. I couldn’t find anything! Then I remembered this brilliant idea from Jenny over at Little Green Notebook to cut down an existing frame to the exact dimensions needed.
I took an $8 as is frame I picked up at Michael’s last year that was the right height, but too wide & went at it with the Miter Saw. Minutes later I had a frame that was the perfect size… I glued & stapled it together & gave it a coat of gold spray paint to brighten it up a bit. Now for the mirror.
I went to our local hardware store with a $5 mirror from Goodwill that was larger than the frame I was intending on using. They told me there were no guarantees that it wouldn’t break… I said go for it. Luckily, no seven years of bad luck for me! The mirror fit perfectly! After gluing it in using some Mirror Adhesive we had leftover I had a completely custom mirror for $13!
It comes in three separate sections so I gave the top & bottom sections a coat of white spray paint & the collar got a coat of gold. Spraying the interior of the “cone” white allowed the light to reflect better & appear brighter.
I added a closeout shelf from Home Depot for an extra landing space for bathroom “stuff”. We all have “stuff”. And I added a row of black pom pom trim to a pair of Stall Width Shower Curtains I already had. I was planning on using them at our house, but they were too white for our space. (Yes, there are two Curtain Panels in this space, but it was just too tight of a space to get a picture! The entire room is only 250 sq. feet!)
The butterfly was picked up at a thrift store for $0.99 & the art was given to me by a friend… sorry… no source.
A few questions that have been asked this week:
Where are the Curtains From?!
They are leftover from a Restaurant Project we did a few years back… custom drapery that just so happened to fit perfectly in this space… I didn’t care if they matched. They were FREE! Luckily, they did work into the design.
Where is that Gold Cabinet From?
It was thrown in when I bought our Dining Table at a closeout store years ago. It has been about five colors & has moved around our house, but never found a home. Luckily it worked perfect here! (& of course I had to add a little disco ball!)
Thank you all for the overwhelming support with this project! It was a blast to do & so thankful I was able to help this worthy cause. Room Service Atlanta was a truly amazing experience!