I am up to my eyeballs in beadboard wallpaper right now, as I continue getting ready for my cookie exchange last month. working on my kids’ Jack & Jill bathroom, but I have another bathroom space to share with you in the meantime. I knocked this bad boy out when I was in Tazmanian-Devil-Decorating-Mode,
I know I’m not the only one who gets
crazy insane highly motivated when a party is on the horizon. Right? I think there’s a 12-Step Program for people like us. Err, me.
Anyway, since this bathroom is in the basement, and is the one people use when we entertain, I figured a quick spruce up was in order. Plus, it’s a small space and would be a quick and dirty makeover. And what’s not to like about that?
So, to begin with, the bathroom was the same baby poo brown as much of my basement.
(FYI – this bathroom also doubles as my son’s bathroom, since his bedroom is in the basement. Thus the maze of doors. Door #1 – Powder Room. Door #2 – Shower. Door #3 – Vanity/Sink that connects to his bedroom.)
I told you this makeover was quick and dirty, but did I also mention that it was cheap? Yes, cheap! I had paint leftover from my kitchen overhaul, and since this is such a teeny space, it seemed criminal to buy a whole gallon of paint just for this room. So, hello again Mountain Laurel.
Pretty, yes? I am totally digging on this color, let me tell you. And I really love the pop of raspberry red in the throw rug I scored for a cool $30. Holiday festive, but still bright and cheery to use every day. I switched out the artwork with a picture that I already had. The colors in the painting just work with the paint color.
The only problem we ran into was a minor mirror mishap. Despite the fact that my husband and I hung the mirror back on the wall as a team (and even pulled on it to make sure it was secure), shortly thereafter I heard a terrible crash, and knew immediately what it was. The mirror. On the floor. Shattered. So, while you can see it in the photo (hanging on for dear life apparently), it is no longer with us.
Mirror incident aside, this was essentially a $30 makeover.
So, a quick Room Evolution view for you:
Speaking of Room Evolutions, don’t forget my Room Evolution linky party on Tuesday, January 31st! I can’t wait to see your evolving spaces!