..........well not actually the town but the upstairs bathroom gets a refresher course starting tomorrow.
For about ten years I've been stuck in the 'Tuscan style' in this small space............you know how that is. You travel to places where you fall in love, head over heels in love, with a different decor. You get home, you have some time to spare. You shop for a deep-hued, antique looking Italian wallpaper, slap heavy texture on the ceiling (don't ever do that please), add some crown molding and enhance with decorative nail heads (yes I actually did that!). Then you get rid of a perfectly white basin and put in a creamy color which looks less modern, install brass faucets and accessories, a faux Travertine tile floor (mine is Pergo, which is still really nice and will stay). There it was, your vision of living in beautiful Tuscany, in an old farmhouse on a hillside covered with olive trees, but with mod-cons of course!
Time for a change - going to freshen up the space this week with the help of my painter Bruce. He will do the messy bits, remove the texture and smooth the ceiling, remove the wallpaper and paint in a warm grey with white trim. We will replace the cream basin and brass accessories with a white basin, brushed nickel faucets and light fixture. I'm still OK with the great Restoration Hardware towels - color is perfect, and they seem to be wearing well so can stay for now. I may add a new shower curtain (there's a tub/shower combo in this bathroom), and wall decor, but as this is such a small space it doesn't require a lot on the walls.
Are you planning any renovations this Spring? Will love it if you 'show and tell'. I'll post some before and after pics of this little project later.
Meanwhile, I really need to get back to the Antarctica posts......see you later.