Can we talk? I’m frustrated with my bathroom. My downstairs bathroom is kinda narrow and it has no window. It’s hard to decorate and it’s even harder to photograph due to complete lack of natural light. Anywho … I gave it a makeover several months ago and wasn’t happy with it. So here I am again, posting about my bathroom after a few changes.
Call me crazy, but I wanna paint that claw foot tub. I don’t dare though,
because someone took a lot of time giving it a faux marble look.
I would never be able to re-create that finish if I changed my mind and regretted painting it a solid color.
I swapped out the mirror above the tub. It used to be wrought iron, but it seemed too “heavy.”
I found this white, wooden mirror at the flea market for just $20.
This little French sign hangs on the door leading into the bathroom. I found it at a local thrift store for $3.
I also changed up the vignette on the little shelf above the claw foot tub.
I like to look at pretty things when I’m soakin’ in the suds.
The angel was a recent find that I gave a new paint treatment to, but I’ll post about that later.
A couple more bottles that I recently altered … I’ll post about those later, too.
The yellow mirror is a new find. I love its discoloration.
Do you think the toilet is cute? I don’t know how old it is, but it flushes like new!
And when it comes to toilets … it’s all about the flush.
The vanity was originally painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray.
While I liked the color, I kept thinking it was too dark for the room.
I gave it a white wash of half white paint and half water, then wiped about half of it off.
Using typography from the Graphics Fairy
, I transferred the graphic using a Mod Podge technique.
This graphic must be the most popular from Graphics Fairy. You see it all over blogland.
This cabinet on the other side of the room got the same whitewash treatment.
This “hutch” is actually two separate cabinets that I picked from the side of the road on two separate days.
I removed hardware from the bottom cabinet, and took the doors off the top cabinet.
See that pot on the top of the cabinet? I bought it for the kitchen from a local antique store.
But when hubby saw it he said, “You bought a chamber pot!” Say whaaaat???
Here I thought it’d make a cute pot for baked beans or something. Ya can’t put food in a chamber pot!
I was so disgusted, I thought about setting it out in the yard since I no longer wanted it in the house.
In case you don’t know, a chamber pot is a portable potty. Gross, right?
I know some people collect these, so if you’re one of them, I apologize for my lack of appreciation.
And then I thought … put it in the bathroom where it belongs! It is cute, after all.
The mirror above the vanity also wears Paris Gray and a coat of white wash.
A few little Zinnias sit near the sink.
She makes the cutest things. I’ll share more of what she sent in a future post.
So whadya think? Paint that faux marble tub or no?
I wonder what Betsy Speert
would say? I don’t think I wanna know! LOL.