I knew when we bought our house that the bathroom simply had to go!! I hated it, but I need inspiration. I learned my lesson about just painting something without any idea where I am going with it. Picking a color just because "it's pretty".... umm.kay. Never worked in my favor.
I lived with this ugly gold bathroom for two years, and I just threw up the purple shower curtain I already had.
And it is IMPOSSIBLE to take a decent picture of this bathroom! Geeze! There's no good angle, it's just not big enough.
So I can't give you the full experience of the gold bathroom in all it's glory.
Ignore the towel on the floor, it's one of the few "Before" pictures I could find. So cut a girl a break!
So on a very tight budget of less than $150 I finally set out to tackle this bathroom with a little inspiration from Target, love me some Target.
First painting the walls a bright green, which I was very unsure of once I got it on the walls. But hey, by that point I'm stuck. Because I am too lazy to start over. I know I'm just gonna have to learn to love it for a while before I get up the energy to paint it again.
But who knew??? Once everything came together I became quite smitten with it.
Most of my budget was spent on replacing the faucet and the light fixture. I am in love, serious love with this shower curtain and towel from Target!!! And I used scrap wood to frame out the mirror, and paint the frame and the cabinets black.
I was so nervous about painting these cabinets black. Serious, weak in the knee jitters!!! But we'd already painted the kitchen cabinets. They were kind of worn anyway. So I just kept telling myself that if I totally screwed them up, those same cabinets are just stock cabinets at any home improvement store. So if this was a total disaster they could be replaced.
But!! I think I like it!!
Ultimately I would have loved to replace the countertop and pull out that towel rack over the toilet. New countertops were NOT in this gal's budget. And some enormous goober cemented that freakin' towel rack to the wall!!
So.... when face with the idea of having to cut holes in the wall, patch, sand, etc., etc. I decided that I could live with it for now.
Last picture is fuzzy for some reason, but I wanted to show off the hardware. Which was inexpensive, but I think they totally "pop" on the black cabinets.
Let me tell you how I hate. I mean HATE! Painting cabinets. I waited long enough between doing the kitchen and bathroom that I was able to sort of block out the trauma. It's. A. Pain.
But that's probably because I'm pretty impatient. Coats and coats of paint and having to wait for the doors to dry so you can turn them and start all over again on the other side!!! Yowza!
But I must be crazy, cause now I'm batting around ideas for the master bath.
I may have an addiction to this pattern of black and white though. I'm looking around..... someone may need to stage an intervention. And see that nasty brass door knob just sticking out in the upper right corner of the picture???? HATE IT!! I've already got my ORB and will be tackling door knobs any day now.
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