The 80’s called and they wanted their dusty rose cabbage roses back. So I obliged. And our downstairs 1/2 bath, that used to look like this
Many of the DIY projects in this tiny bath have been featured on my blog, including the vanity transformation, from boring beige
to rustic navy
and of course, my Oh Deer Buck Towel Rack.
is now all dolled up with the new color palette of navy and green and polished nickel fixtures. The inspiration came from the fabulous wallpaper.
This paper, that I scooped out of a clearance bin over a year ago for $10, has the appearance of old barn walls with textured crackled vertical striping. The woodwork, once Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee, is now Benjamin Moore Snowfall White.
is now a stunning slate subway tile I picked up in a clearance bin at Lowes for $1.12 per s/f!
Love our new faucet from Home Depot, which resembles an old well pump.
The sconces used to be shiny brass and hung next to an ornate, floral gold mirror.
I (my daughter found these, actually, but as soon as I saw them I had to have them! She and I installed them together, so thanks Kate!)
found these at Home Depot I knew they would be the perfect complement to the rustic old mirror Coach had picked up at a yard sale. I just cleaned it and added some Annie Sloan Soft Wax for a glowing finish.
This cute little tin shelf came from a downtown shop, and its the perfect size for holding tissues, soaps and some reading material.
Love this feature wall. Well, this was the feature wall until I was blow-drying my hair the other morning and the needlepoint picture ($1 at a flea market, oak frame from AC Moore with a coupon) that was resting on the shelf got blown off the shelf, taking the brown wood vase with it, smashing them onto the new slate floor. Luckily, the floor was spared any damage.
So now this is the feature wall.
This was a budget makeover, with the only major changes being a new toilet, new faucet and the sconces, all from Home Depot. The towels, candle holders, soap dispenser, toilet paper holder and scatter rug were from Home Goods, of course. Everything else is reclaimed, refashioned and repurposed, like these beautiful Mason Jars, once filled with preserves, now preserving the past while serving as functional containers.
The only thing I am still on the fence about is the sink. It is old, and has lost most of its shine, but it is granite. And blue.
My original intent was to paint it white using epoxy paint. But, after reading the scary warning label (my nervous system has taken enough hits lately…)
and knowing that there is virtually no ventilation in the tiny space, I decided to pass for now. So blue it stays, but it does look like a sink you might find in an old farm bathroom, so I’m OK with it. This, by far, has been one of my all-time favorite transformation projects in our home. It captures the essence and stays true to our country design home style, don’t you think? Stay true to your Tuesday style! Susan