Our basement bathroom (aka: the boys’ bathroom, the basement bathroom or the bowling alley bathroom) just got a makeover. Man, did it need it! It was one of the first, and last, rooms I painted when we moved in almost 7 years ago. And I’ve wanted to re-do it almost ever since…
I wish I had better “before” pictures, but I always forget to take them or remember too late. Ugh! I always just jump right into a project without thinking. Here are a few I found or took after I’d prepped to paint:
It was decorated with a nautical theme in reds and blues. It was cute and fine for a season, but I was ready for a change.
We were given three lovely cans of paint by my friend Megan and I was determined to make them work! There wasn’t much of any one color though. Thanks to my friend, Jo, I was empowered to go with all three…
I put up a chair rail to divide the two colors and put the lighter color on the bottom. Three walls are a lighter shade (the same color of our bedroom) and the wall above the sink is a bit darker. I went with oil rubbed bronze accents.
I love how it draws the room in rather than having that “goes on forever” look!
I just couldn’t let the shower curtain go…
I also decided to paint all the trim and cabinets. I love the dark ORB hardware on the light paint!
As you can see, I decided to keep the nautical/beach theme. I wanted to use some of my youngest son’s photography in one of our rooms. Some of his best pictures are from the beach. So I ordered some prints, bought 7 frames for $23 bucks at Michael’s (Yippee!) and put them up. He doesn’t like all of the ones I chose, but I think they are all beautiful! (He would want you to know that… LOL)
Next up… getting rid of the AWFUL shower and countertop! But I think it’s going to be a while. :o/