Wednesday, July 6, 2011

diy bathroom facelift

Alternatively, this post could be titled "the wonders of spray paint." Inspired by countless DIY bloggers out there, I armed myself with a can of white and a can of oil-rubbed bronze and spent the 4th of July weekend *finally* conquering this project!

As you can see, we had quite a few color combinations going on. Wood veneer with brass towel hooks, a wall shelf painted the same color as the wall, and a light fixture that was beige with green speckels. It was time to bring some unity [+ a more modern color theme].

The process is really simple: sand everything and paint multiple coats until you've covered every angle. In hindsight, I should have sanded the veneer a little deeper. The white paint didn't like to stick to some of the wood grain, so it's not as completely smooth as I was hoping for. I just tell myself it's the antique look. :-)

[Also in hindsight I might have not worn my rings at the time, or flip flops. Though the white flecks do add some character to my nail polish...]

There it is - all together! Someday I'd like to paint the walls a warm gray to match the floor, but until then, they just get painted in Photoshop. Seriously, it's a great way to visualize paint colors in existing rooms.

< This shot has little to do with the main subject of this post, but a lot to do with why I need to put so many things on that wall shelf. Check out how small these drawers are! What am I supposed to fit in there?

Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating the 4th last weekend, or finishing up some projects yourself!

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