Bathroom Redo

Okay, so I’m a little embarrassed that our bathroom used to look like this. I couldn’t delve into painting because we were still considering a move and in my defense, the cream and cranberry tile were a tough color combination to accent.

The first week in our apartment, I painted the bathroom. Then, I painted it white all over again, here’s what it looked like (please excuse the mess!)

Here’s a peak at the pine wood frame. I prefer to lighten and darken stain with artist’s oil to develop a custom shade. This one is Varathane’s Summer Oak stain,  mixed with Raw Umber. I chose knot filled 1″ x 2″ from Anawalt Lumber in lieu of rustic pieces which were hard to find in L.A. I came across this plan at Knock of Wood and knew the solution to my frameless mirror had manifested!

All year, I have been picturing this simple upgrade. Paint is budget friendly and makes such a huge difference in small rooms. The blue shade made the tile look creamier and less yellow…Did I mention I’m so happy?!

For now, this is the final peak! I’d still like to accessorize the outlets with covers, pewter maybe? Plus, find some decorative knobs for our built in storage.

For those of you playing my little faux granite guessing game, you are fool proof, it is the one on the right!

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6 Responses to Bathroom Redo

  1. Annalea says:

    Looks great. I came over from Knock-Off Wood to see your redo, and I really like the wall color.

    Have you ever heard of “Tough as Tile” paint? It’s paint you can put over tile, and last I knew it comes in white and off-white/almond. If you just can’t stand your tile, you can paint it, and the stuff really sticks. (A friend of mine used it, and her kids couldn’t mar the finish.)

    Good luck with your next project!

  2. Peggy says:

    Your bathroom looks great! The mirror frame is really beautiful. Did you attach it directly over the existing bathroom cabinet?

    I’ve been looking for a bathroom cabinet like this one, so thanks for the idea and inspiration.

  3. Hilary says:

    Thanks, Peggy.
    I fitted it just over the plain mirrored cabinet!

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