If you’ve been hanging out here for awhile, you’ll know that I have spent more time complaining about our main floor bathroom since we moved in almost two years ago than anything else in this house. Which is why I’m so excited to be able to share this makeover today.
The entire house has finally been repainted and the awful gold is just a bad memory. One of the last rooms to get some painting love was the little half bath on the main floor. Until about a month ago, it was the same poop brown that the master bedroom had been painted in. Except I had the bedroom painted before we even moved in. I don’t do brown bedrooms. Just no.
Here’s the before. In the real world, the brown was much darker with a weird green under tone.
I can’t believe it took me almost a year and a half to finish up in here. Mostly because I couldn’t decide what I was doing. Because I rock indecision like no one else.
Initially, I started painting the bathroom walls in Dior Gray by Benjamin Moore which is the same color I used in the foyer.
I love this color so much in here. But gray is tricky. The color looked great in the hall but came off as purple when I started painting it in the bathroom. That was a big fat no.
That little mishap left me discouraged and the room stayed that way for awhile (yes, half brown with purple splotches) until I finally decided to put my navy crush to good use. There’s been a lot of navy going on here lately.
Like the desk I painted last year….
And the pantry door….
I don’t know if I was worried about how dark it would be or what my problem was but it took me awhile to commit to doing navy in the powder room. Now that it’s done, I’m absolutely thrilled with how it all turned out.
I used the same Sherwin Williams Naval that I used in my other navy projects and then added pink, gold and white accents.
I swapped the big brown mirror for a $5 thrift store find. It was brown when I bought but some spray paint took care of that. I’m not sure if this will stay here as I’d like to find something bigger but I do love the way the white pops against the navy.
I also put a gallery wall together on the blank wall across from the door using frames I had on hand and some gold or white spray paint to make them flow together. Good heavens, gallery walls are hard. At least for me. I swear it took me hours to line things up and get them hanging the way I wanted them.
The gold dot pics were made with wrapping paper that I framed with some cheap frames.
The pink lips poster is from Artspace.
The pink and gold arrows are an instant download that I bought on Etsy. Love these colors together!
The little dog print is actually a card that I bought years ago and I used the pink envelope as the background. It reminds me of Miss Daisy : ) She always look so pleased with herself when she gets to ride in the car.
The rest of the accessories came from my craft room and shopping the house.
It was Christmas when I took some of these pictures and I added a faux pink tree and some pink ornaments to make things a bit more festive.
I love a good before and after, don’t you?
I think this is my favorite room in the whole house right now. And it’s not at all dark as we have two large windows on the one wall. I am seriously in love with this little space and so glad it’s finally done.