|½ bath before makeover.|
Our ½ bath downstairs had a lot going for it and yet, a lot to be desired when we first moved in. The shutters, which covered every window all over the house, had to go. They made the tiny bathroom so much darker.
|½ bath after makeover.|
|½ bath before.|
|½ bath after.|
It was much harder than we realized to find a new cabinet, due to the size and shape of the hole in the wall behind it. You can see the crack in the tiles in the bottom left corner of the cabinet, above. So, we opted to use living room paint and some paint samples to spruce it up for the time being. Who knows, it may even become a permanent cabinet.
I added an ocean mixed media piece I did back in 2006 – keeping this bathroom sparse was my goal.
The cabinet’s interior is sharp in this deep blue.
My favorite part of this bathroom is the surprise ceiling mural. This came from the sea motif in this bathroom and a spark of inspiration one late night after Greta was in bed and Eric was out and about. I figured if he really hated it, primer would cover it nicely.
This lovely light blue is a sample from Ace Hardware, called Grace Harbor. I used a cork to stamp the circular patterns on the ceiling. I love these little paint samples, they are a great way to test a color and excellent for small projects.
The last touch was to add a storage shelf above the door. I have always thought this is a smart idea for a bathroom, especially smaller ones. It leaves no guests searching for t.p. or tissues. Greta’s hand washing stool is handy for short people like me.