We have a half bathroom on the first floor of our house. We painted it when we first moved in 9 years ago, and I never really loved the color or the space. Plus that 1980’s hexagon window is not my favorite.
Once I finally decided on a color, this seems to take me years. I apparently have a paint commitment issue. I went with Sherwin Williams Duration paint for this bathroom, in a dark navy blue. I had recently painted our master bath with it in grey, and really liked how it applied. Plus this bathroom get’s lots of dirty outdoor hands and quick (or almost too late) bathroom visits, from the kids. They didn’t have a navy blue paint color that I loved more than the Behr color “Napoleon”, so I had them match it. I was super nervous to paint such a small room so dark, but am so pleased with the color. It even makes that weird window seem more normal. The whole room has a kind of nautical vibe now.
Last summer I
found saved some rusting file drawers from the scrap yard. I knew that they would be perfect on the wall in this bathroom once I got them repainted.
A quick clean and sand, and some yellow spray paint made such a difference to the drawers. Keith drilled a few holes in the back so they could be hung safely and hold our collection of science equipment and some clear glass bottles.
This tiny bathroom is so hard to photograph, but across from the toliet is a big empty wall. I was able to hang some one of a kind artwork that my son did in school. The frame takes up a good portion of the wall and really fills the space.
I would really like a round mirror over the sink but after leaving the old mirror down for a few weeks, I put it back up because I hadn’t found just what I wanted (and in my budget) just yet. Waiting is better than settling.
Over all we are so pleased with this room’s new look. Someday we will update the vanity and sink, and the floors. But until then, this reno on a small budget will do just fine.
Keep your home, your style,