January 28, 2014

Half bath makeover

Our downstairs half bath was a spontaneous project I threw on myself this morning at 6 AM! Yepp, you read right, what else is there to do when you can't sleep? We had extra paint left over from painting the master bedroom so I decided to tackle the beachy blues! When we moved into our first home about a year ago I tried to work with what we had. The baby blue walls, and sandy colored hardwoods floors left only one theme to go with; BEACH! So I acquired some light house photo frames, nautical decor, and got to it. The more I looked at it the more I hated it. Our entire first floor is primitive decor so I wanted to stick with that theme. 
When we first moved in we installed a toilet paper hold which this bathroom didn't have, along with replacing the light switch plate which was a light house and did a dark wood plate.
Valspar - Aired Plaines is the color we used in both our master bedroom and the downstairs half bath.
To decorate I used what I had around the home. Dollar Store carnations put in a Ball mason jar with lace around the brim. I had plenty of extra fabric left over from making pillow covers for the living room so I measured and cut a piece to drape over the toilet. The photo frames are 4x6 from Walmart and the quotes are ones I just searched for on Pinterest. 

I have to give myself a pat on the back for this, I don't usually take on painting projects alone, but I feel very accomplished and happy with the results! 


  1. Funny, our bathroom was the one room I made a big misstep, too! When we first moved in, I got a wild hair and painted the walls dark gray. That room didn't look anything like the rest of the house, so I painted it again a few months ago. Whoops!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Paige!
      Yes, now our whole first level flows together :)

  2. So cute! You did a great job!
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  3. Lovely work!! Turned out great.

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