Lightening Up the Main Bathroom

I’m a big fan of a good before and after. I especially like one when it doesn’t involve too much construction. If I had a load of money to throw at this bathroom, I would totally gut it, start fresh and add a (freakin’!) window. But for now some cabinet removal, fresh paint and new fixtures will have to do.

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This is what the bathroom looked like on the day we bought the house. The first thing we tackled was replacing the medicine cabinet/light/mirror with a regular mirror and new light fixture. We also removed the white cabinet above the toilet that made the small bathroom feel even smaller.

We lived with the taupish-brown wall color for a few years. Changing out the mirror and light fixture made a big difference. I didn’t really hate the wall color, but I knew a lighter color would brighten the space and make it feel a little roomier.

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Now isn’t that better? Excuse me while I sit back and let the newness just wash over me. New wall color, new sink, new faucet and new towel bar. I had a hard time photographing this room since there is no natural light (and I’m not professional photographer), but the color is a very light blue with gray undertones called Dancing on Air from Clark + Kensington.

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The wall decor (from Hobby Lobby) and hooks (from World Market) were collected over about three years time. After trying out a few different pieces of art for the space above the toilet, I settled on this chalkboard slate. It’s a great solution for a commitment-phobe like me. If I get sick of the chalkboard, I can easily hang something different from that pretty blue knob.

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Last but not least, I can’t forget about Jacob’s stool. He always gets excited to wash his hands after remembering that he gets to use His stool. Well, that’s about it for this little bathroom. I hope you are inspired to break out the paint brush and refresh a space in your home. Happy painting!

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