Our guest bathroom before. After a fresh coat of black paint, here it is...
Beautiful. Sexy. Dark & romantic. Just like I wanted. Let's take a closer look, shall we...
The mirror door for this medicine cabinet was chipped, leaving a dangerous edge. So I removed the door. I mulled over several ideas on what to do with the remaining cabinet (decoupage, wallpaper) Do you remember this Anthropologie catalog from July? I was totally inspired by the chalk illustrations of objects like wall frames & furniture. To mimic the effect I sprayed the cabinet with chalkboard paint & drew a couple of medicine bottles and calligraphy. I wonder if guests will leave us messages on it.
I changed up some textiles here. Target has some really great ones right now.
The cabinet was unfinished honey oak. Yuck. I painted it the same black as the wall, which in case you're wondering is Valspar paint in Cracked Pepper (available at Lowes). I learned a very valuable lesson about painting cabinets. I vow, from this day forward, to NEVER EVER use an oil based primer again. When people complain that oil based paint/primer is a hassle to clean up - that is an understatement. Anyways... I added some lovely new hardware from Anthropologie. Don't you just adore the keyhole drawer pull?!
Speaking of hardware. I added a new TP roll dispenser...shiny. One thing that annoys me is disheveled hand towels and lets face it - guys really don't care about keeping towels hung straight. So I hung the hand towels with shower curtain rings! Problem solved.
Wow. This is turning out to be a rather gratuitous picture post. Oh well. Two of these items were gifts from my mom. The beautiful flower soaps on the pedestal and the giant key wall hook. I ended up gold leafing the key and added vintage metal lettering to spell out our monogram. I covered the switch plates with leftover wallpaper from the laundry room cabinets.
Lastly, a little wall shelf (you can see it in the master shot in the first pic).