After six weeks, today is the day! The powder bath is ready for guests.
And the After!
And the After!
What it took:
-- A gallon of Benjamin Moore Hale Navy
--My good friend Sandy's husband Tony, who is a general contractor and a painting pro
-- A $17 light fixture, featured on Week 3, + 2 light shades on clearance at $1.50 each
--A $7 garbage can from HomeGoods
--A $10 soap dispenser from Target and my splurge, a $17 hand towel from Anthropologie, which happened to release their midnight blue and grey line while we were tacking this
--This super cool $9 arrow from Target that Little Kid Rub 'n Buff'd gold
--A $14 corner shelf from Target which I striped gold with a $2 roll of washi tape also from Target and...
Since we went thrifty on the redo and did not make any major changes, we could afford to hire out the painting. As much as I wish I was a painter, I am not. I have several room painting fails to my resume. The Engineer is actually a very good painter but he had a very busy travel schedule this fall and was gone more than he was here. Thankfully 2016 is looking to be much calmer, travel-wise.
I will say that due to the small space, it was ridiculously hard to get a complete picture of the gallery wall. At first, I envisioned completely covering the wall with prints, but then decided that I liked the idea of it being unfinished. I want to add prints and wall decor that have meaning as time goes by, versus just choosing something that matched the room. It was already an oblong room, given that it is under the stairs -- I dig the art reflecting its quirkiness and the personality of our family.
To see the whole transformation:
Thank you so much to Linda at Calling it Home for being the virtual kick in the pants that I needed to get this project completed. Please check out the other inspiring room re-dos over at her blog.