15 June 2011

Bathroom Update: Part 2 (Before & After)

We recently finished our upstairs bathroom update and are very pleased with the results! We still have a few things to do -- notably the frame for the mirror and wall art of some sort -- but it's far enough along to share a few photos. This bathroom, which really belongs to Daughter when she is home, also doubles as a guest bathroom.

Here is a "before" photo. You can see more photos in my original post here.

And here's an "after" shot from the same angle. Daughter chose the color scheme based on the shower curtain she found at Bed, Bath, & Beyond. We looked for colors that would work with the vanity and countertop, since those were features we could not change. The warm caramel paint color works really well with the wood tone.

We replaced the dreadful light fixture, updated the faucets, and changed the drawer pulls. Those changes alone were well worth the effort! I'm sure Spouse would agree. (Right, Spouse? Right???)

Daughter created this nice little focal point using vanilla candles with a few rocks around the base. You can't see it in the photo, but she also filled a clear glass container with coffee beans to hold her combs and brushes. The bathroom now smells like vanilla and coffee, two of her favorite scents. With the rocks and the coffee aroma, it's like a Starbucks spa! Well, not really, but you get the idea. :)

I'm very happy with the end result of this little update. My only regret is that we didn't do it years ago!



12 comments:

Heather said...

Say it with me, people, "OOOOOOH!!! AHHHHHH!!!" Seriously though, it looks great!! I absolutely LOVE the shower curtain. Everything goes very well together. The coffee bean filled container is such a neat idea!! I actually might borrow that one myself. We're still putting details in our bathroom from our remodel last summer.

Benita said...

It turned out BEAUTIFUL, Janet! Where did you get that light fixture at? I'm looking for one similar for my bathroom, but haven't been able to find one that has more than 4 lights on it. Love the colors!

Janet said...

Heather - Thanks so much! We're really pleased with the changes. I got the coffee bean idea from seeing a bean-filled pen jar at a desk someplace. We bought a bag of cheaper beans at Target. Now I always think coffee is brewing...but it's not! lol

Benita - Thank you! We're very happy with it! The light fixture came from either Lowes or Home Depot-can't remember which now!

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Sarah C. said...

Gorgeous! So rich & inviting. Very much like a Starbucks spa. :D Great job!

KarenSue said...

Beautiful and very spa like!

Janet said...

Thanks, Sarah and KarenSue! We're very excited about the bathroom changes! :)

Heather said...

Wow! Very nice!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Very pretty! I like the shower curtain! I think you done good!

Anonymous said...

What's the paint color???

Janet said...

It's Behr but I will have to get back to you on the name. Don't have access to it right now! :)

Janet said...

I am so, so sorry on the delay in answering your question. The paint color is Behr New Chestnut.