Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Getting My Hands Dirty

We moved into our house 3 years ago and my favorite “renovation” project to date was our updated first floor bathroom (really, this is the only renovation we've done...but it's still my favorite!). I love watching all the design shows on HGTV, but I feel like I have no ideas when it comes to decorating my own home. So to help keep me focused, I selected a few inspiration photos:

I became obsessed with vessel sinks and had to have one! They add so much interest to the space and in my opinion, they are beautiful & functional pieces of art :)

Here is the “before” look:

The bathroom had hideous floral wall paper from floor to ceiling and let me tell you, that was a hoot to take off. For those dealing with wall paper, save yourself a lot of hassle and rent a steamer…the paper & glue slides right off (for the most part!).

After a lot of hard work, lost sleep over paint color decisions…this is how the space turned out:

And I couldn’t be happier! I painted the walls a warm beige and I kept the existing vanity, but I decided to paint it a rich, chocolate brown. I picked out a bronze colored vessel sink and had a beautiful granite counter top installed. My husband was a little concerned about the paint colors I selected, but once he saw the look come together I won over his approval.


  1. wow, beautiful! Very warm and cozy colors!

  2. I LOVE the vessel sinks! I've been in my house for over 2 years now and it definitely needs a little bit of a makeover. Thanks for the inspiration!