|The Bad Bathrooms. We put them in time out for a little while for crimes against humanity's eyes.|
|First, I scoured my bookshelves to find books with red, black, and white covers (two favorites immediately emerged). I cut off the covers and framed them in dollar store frames.|
|One of my favorite things, the red candlelight star, gave the old plant hanger something to do.|
|A Dollar General find ($5). I like the barber-shop feel of them.|
|Love this book. So fun.|
|I found this quatrefoil rug on sale at Dollar General for $3. Super-excited, because it was just what I was looking for. I had thought about painting the floor black, but was advised against it. Plans are to tile this floor later this year.|
So, that's the crazy conversation piece of a powder room. As for the second-floor main bath, there were very few redeeming qualities. I could not, and I mean could not figure out a way to make it work. I tried. First, I stripped the seashell wallpaper and painted the walls a muted shade of brown that was a complement color to the paint I used in the hallway. Then, I stopped. It still didn't work. And then, one magical day, I stumbled upon this beauty of a shower curtain in Target for $19.99. Inspiration.
Drawing upon the mahogany color in the curtain, I painted the bathroom cabinet a deep chocolate brown (I also spray-painted the drawer pulls black and then accented the pressed designs with the brown).
|I also removed the yellowed, ugly cover and bulb from the lighting fixture and added these string lights from Target until I can afford the time and money to rip out the medicine cabinet/lighting fixture in the future.|
|Some vintage magazine art, antique-inspired accents, and my twig J jewelry holder from Anthropologie, and it is at least livable, until I can say "ba-bye" to the mauve seashell sink.|
|You can find the alphabet jewelry trees here.|
Overall, I'm happy with the transformation. I really can't wait to take a sledgehammer to that sink though. Until next time! ~Alice (aka jess)