The transformation to this bathroom is like night and day; literally,
(as I snapped some photos on a snowy night, and some in the snowy morn).
But the change to this small bathroom was particularly striking;
When I found the house this bathroom was dark and depressing. The walls were covered in a wallpaper that was deep colors and printed in ivy. The vanity was a dark wood and the light fixture was also old, in bad shape and dark. All of the heaviness made a small room seem even tinier and more confining.
I do not have any before pictures (another room I’m sure the realtor and sellers did not want exposed to the light of day), but here is our after:
Here is what our bathroom looks like now. Like our kids’ bathroom, this is not a luxurious space, but it could have been a heck of a lot worse. Especially for a 90 year old home.
I wasn’t kidding before; some pictures from night, some from day.
We had our painters strip the dark ivy wallpaper and put on a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore White Diamond. In order to further brighten the space, we had them paint the dark brown vanity and mirror with the trim paint, Decorators White. I even painted the hardware myself, from brass to a platinum color.
Again, just because my bathroom is not glamorous itself, it doesn’t mean I couldn’t put a little bit of glamour in my accents. This is a dessert tiered tray similar to the one on my coffee table, but instead of macaroons, mine is covered with scented candles and sweet smelling soaps.
And it is a beautiful sill from which to see the snow on the tops of the trees on a winter morning.
This bathroom is the perfect example of a dramatic transformation on a dime (and I am sorry that I do not have a before photo, but please take my word). For next to nothing I turned a small, dark space into a little, bright haven.