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.


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.


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.




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.



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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