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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Half Bath Makeover

We should really call this post Half Bath Makeover: Part 1, because it's really not quite finished.  But it's a start & at least it looks way better than it did before!

Here's a quick rundown of what we did in this room:
-replaced old faucet with brushed nickel faucet
-switched out the light fixture
-removed the towel bar & added a towel ring instead
-made some DIY art
-added some accessories

Here is the before shot we took while we were taking our first tour of the house (sorry for the quality- had we known we would be blogging about our home projects we would have made more of an effort):

 First thing we did was change out the faucet:

Then we painted the walls a neutral gray tone - Smooth Stone by Glidden:
As we admired the new paint color, we realized that we needed to get rid of that towel bar.  It seemed too big & it was awkwardly placed.  We thought some art would look much better.

Of course, we only realized that after we painted.  So we took the towel bar down, patched the holes, & repainted:

We replaced the towel bar with a more appropriately sized brushed nickel towel ring from Home Goods:

We also swapped out the existing bronze light fixture for a fixture that was more our style.  We found a couple of options @ Lowe's that we liked:

We ended going with option 1 because it filled up more of the vertical wall space & also because we simply liked the look of it more than option 2:

Next came the art - we took 3 peacock feathers from Hobby Lobby & framed them in white frames from Target:

We added a white tray from IKEA to corral any items on the back of the toilet.  
For now we have some coral & flowers:  

Another Before & After:

Update: We've since changed out the mirror & artwork.  See more on that here:

We definitely want to add/tweak some things in the future - but for now we are just glad we can check one more room off the "to-do" list.  Best. Feeling. Ever.

Mel & Nader

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