As promised, a glimpse of the bathroom re-do. This upstairs bathroom is a really small space and the one I use often. Shown above, it was previously Tuscan in style since we visited there about 10 years ago and I loved that look....for a while. It was however definitely time for a makeover/freshen up, but nothing huge and expensive like a renovation!
Needless to say, things didn't go quite as smoothly as planned! Textured ceiling was removed and smoothed, wallpaper was steamed and peeled, everything primed and painted......that part was OK. Removing the old wash basin 'threw a spanner in the works'.................apparently the guy who installed it glued it in never to be removed so when it was it took the laminate vanity top with it!
So this it what I have now - and I'm loving it! A quartz vanity with nice deep sink, and lovely Delta faucets.
All my accessories are now brushed nickel - the wall paint a warm greyed beige (like natural linen) with white trim.
I don't want the space to look too modern so kept my useful little vintage wicker piece - painting the grey top and stripe in Annie Sloan's French Linen, a grey chalk paint. Also using the old heavily textured matelassé shower curtain, another favorite.
And finally, what did I decide to display on the wall? After some thought, I decided to hang some of my own photos starting with African animals. I played with these two changing them from color to b/w with a touch of sepia to warm the grey tones - perfect with the brushed nickel frames. I think they work well.......what do you think?