Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Fix-Its: Rewind {Guest Bath}

Our guest bathroom was completely uninspiring. When we moved into our condo we knew that it needed a fresh coat of paint and some quick updates...STAT. I wish I had thought about documenting the "before" better, but you get the idea...

That lovely shower curtain quickly became a drop-cloth for painting projects. At one point some paint bled through it to our floors and I decided the curtain was ugly and worthless. So much for that.

I told Mr. Fix-it that I wanted a "Greek Bathroom". He agreed as long as that meant I wasn't going authentic on the toilet, he was for it.
  • First, I painted the entire bathroom a rich blue.
  • We replaced the shower curtain and hung floating shelves above the toilet.
  • I removed the existing mirror and replaced it with one that I found at Home Goods for $19. It was originally silver, so it was spray painted white.
  • Once the mirror was complete I hung it in the bathroom. That night it fell and crashed into the sink. Mr. Fix-It leaped out of bed ready to attack, only to realize he should have been consulted on the mirror hanging.
  • Re-purchase, re-paint, and (properly) re-hang mirror. Check!

Part of the inspiration for the Greek Bathroom was an oil painting of the acropolis that I'd had for years. Before we moved I decided it was time to get it properly framed so we could use it in our new home.

 Over $300 in framing costs later, let's call it themostamazinginspirationEVER.

Have you ever redecorated a bathroom? What was your inspiration?


  1. So pretty!! I love that stormy grey/blue color, and it makes your white bathroom fixtures look so clean and gleaming! Such a beautiful makeover!

  2. Love love love the blue color you chose. Great job on the redecoration, it looks so much better!

  3. I can't believe the level of transformation after just a few simple changes! I LOVE it!

  4. HOLY CRAP. $300 in framing costs? Girl, you need ebay. You can get a custom sized frame and mat for like $50 tops.

  5. I LOVE that mirror! I have been looking (for such a long time) for something to replace the one in our downstairs bath that is getting redone. The transformation looks amazing!!

  6. It looks so good! I really love the color you selected for the walls!

  7. Your re-do looks great! I Love the color so much! (Your guest bath is significantly bigger than our 1 & only full bath. Jealous!!)

  8. Beautiful!! I loooove the mirror!

  9. It looks awesome, I love the inspiration. We're hoping to re-do our bathroom soon...your bathroom is definitely an inspiration. I love the dark paint.

  10. I love the paint color! The bathroom looks great!

  11. Such an improvement! I adore your picture, and the color of the walls, along with the light and airy shower curtain!

  12. The paint, painting, and shelves make such a big difference. Don't you just hate how expensive custom framing is?

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