It's been a work in progress for several posts now and I'm happy to say it's all done!! I'm happy, Kevin's happy and the kids are definately happy to have their bathroom back without all the paint supplies and whatever was being worked on at that point cluttering up the small room.
We began with the room having a darker rose glaze on the walls and more items and decorations in this room.
|View from shower area before|
|View from hallway before|
I lightened up the color by painting a cream base then ragging on a lighter taupe color glaze to accent the texture on the walls, but not done as intensely as the first rose glaze was. I sponged more of the cream over the beach glaze to insure the color stayed lighter.
|View from hallway after|
|View from shower area after|
Then it was on to the sink, completely changing the look from the dark cabinet and counter to lighter finishes. The tile backsplash was replaced with white PVC board trim for a durable backsplash that again is just brighter. The faucet was replaced with one that looks better and has the same brushed silver finish that the light fixture has.
|Kevin adding backsplash|
The bathroom cabinets over and near the toilet were cleaned and sprayed with a fresh coat of white paint to give them a needed pick me up.
|Cabinet over toilet|
|Tall cabinet by shower|
The shelf with towel hooks was replaced with a simple brushed silver bar and a picture was hung where the shelf had been.
|Shelf with towel hooks and other decorative items before|
|Kevin putting up new towel bar|
|Towel bar and picture after|
We added a mirror and framed it out over the shower area. This brightens that end of the bathroom that could be dark and cave like before. This mirror reflects the light source over the sink and works like I'd hoped to lighten the whole room.
|Clips going up|
|Mirror mastic to back of mirror|
|And it's up. Just needs the trim|
I thinned the number of decorations and made most more practical. The top shelf of the tall cabinet has jars with cotton balls, dental floss and cotton swabs. The middle shelf has a few decorative items, at least for now. An antique shaving cup that holds my grandfathers old straight edge razors and an antique cold cream jar are some of the items in this little vignette.
|Top shelf tall cabinet|
|Here it is!|
So one more project down, YAY!!!