It is finished!! Well, it’s finished for the most part. There are still a few little details that need to be taken care of. For example, the pretty little handles that I bought for the six drawers…are…lost. I’m sure they’re somewhere in the depths of my very messy car. I seriously need a work vehicle. So please over look the sad little brass knobs, and imagine in their place beautiful antiqued pewter pulls.
But before we get to the “afters”, I must first show you the “befores”! I’ll start with the vanity area: plain light oak cabinets, plate glass builders mirror, dated accessories, and a drab wall color.
And take a look at it now! The cabinets are now a beautiful blue, new lights have been added above the sinks, decorative mirrors dress up the plate glass builders mirror, new accessories have been added, and the walls have been given a coat of warm brown paint:
Another before–the shower and tub area. The bright brass was really distracting, the recessed light above the tub left a lot to be desired, and the wall color needed some oomph.
And here’s what it looks like now! A beautiful, tall shower curtain adds an elegant touch while covering the brass. A new chandelier has been added above the tub, and a new wall color warms the room.
The window before: the stained glass was a bit overpowering, and the window treatment was a little skimpy for such a big window.
And the window after: the stained glass was replaced with a natural woven shade, and the little window scarf was replaced with a simple, yet substantial, valance.
And on to the last before picture–the little water closet. This is the wall opposite the toilet.
And now, the faux greenery has been replaced with two pretty framed pictures, which beautifully compliment a pretty little washstand that Gwen already had.
And just in case you haven’t had enough already, here are about a hundred more pictures. Enjoy!
This is the view from the bathroom door. W/C on the right, vanity on the left, shower straight ahead.
A close up of the light fixture that I painted and antiqued…all installed with glass globes added.
Detail of the new accessories: dried grasses and cattails in a tall glass vase, a glass jar with bath puffs, a mother of pearl tissue holder, and a little mirror, all on a pretty seagrass tray.
Remember this chandelier that I painted and antiqued? Doesn’t it look so pretty above the tub?
I used the paint technique that I used on the lights to antique the new cabinet hardware.
And that’s it! The bedroom still needs a couple of finishing touches (like a valance and bedskirt that I still need to finish), but I’ll be showing you the before and after of that room next week. Hope you enjoyed this little tour!
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