Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bathroom Mini Makeover

Thank you all so much for your positive feedback on the home tour series yesterday! It's the first time I've really posted lots of photos of the house semi-decorated, and I'm glad you all approve. :)

I wanted to share, today, a little makeover I recently completed in our guest bathroom. I still want to change out a few more things in this bathroom, but it hasn't happened yet. 

But, I did manage to bring some leftover gray paint home from the studio a couple of weeks ago, and paint the bathroom cabinet gray. It's one of those standard allen + roth cabinets that you buy from Lowe's. I like allen + roth stuff in general, but this cabinet was not my favorite. Too plain, and too modern to me. In a boring way. 

It looked like this in our bathroom:

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The dark stained wood and modern pulls were blah. So, I removed the old hardware, filled the holes, and painted it. I also added these new pulls from Home Depot. The Martha Stewart brand hardware is my favorite hardware at a great pricepoint. Don't you agree? I always recommend that brand to clients. The knob is actually allen + roth from Lowe's. I accidentally ordered the wrong sheen for the knob (I ordered brushed nickel, but wanted polished) from the MS Home Depot line, so I ran over to Lowe's and got an allen + roth pull so I could complete my project! I hate that the cooler Martha Stewart hardware is not available in stores - you have to order it. Makes it difficult when you decide to take on a project on a random Tuesday night :) I painted the cabinet, then ordered the pulls, and had to wait for them to come in! Oh well. Patience is a virtue.

Here she is!

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I'm really happy with how it came out. Now, I just go in there and look at it. Haha! I really love the new hardware. I want to change out the faucet soon, and maybe eventually the countertops, too. 

I also recently added the artwork over the toilet. I made those feather paintings and framed them with those cool art frames from Michaels.

So much to do!


Don't forget to head over to Sarah M. Dorsey Designs today, to see her fall home tour! 


  1. This looks fantastic. So much softer! I really love the tile in the shower. Do you know the name of it?

    1. Thank you! I don't, sorry :( It's carrarra.

  2. It looks great! I can't believe what a difference the paint makes, it feels completely different. Love it!

    1. Thank you! I love it so much more now.

  3. This is amazing! The power of paint never seems to surprise me!

    1. This is what exactly I feel. the white paint is so much beautiful and attractive. The makeover is brilliant.

  4. Oh, so pretty! I love the white, it looks great!

  5. I love it Kristen! Im planning a makeover of our guest powder room right now as well. I love the new color of the cabinet and I adore the art! Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Love the change Kristen :) Great way to show how you can personalize a basic big box vanity! xo Kristin

  7. Love it! Looks super airy, clean and bright! I like all the little touches of red, they work in really well with the grey and white, the feather paintings are great too!!

  8. The room looks so light and beautiful! Love the hardware, too. I just used something similar for my kitchen cabinets.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  9. Wow what a difference, looks great! Alison

  10. It’s always surprising how a simple paint job can transform the overall look of a room. That grey is quite lovely and brings out the rest of the decor in the room, whereas when it was plain black your eye was drawn to that straight away and you sort of didn’t notice the other features as much. I have a bit of an obsession about bathrooms myself as I am always in and out of them fitting central heating and leaks in my job as a plumber so I have seen hundreds of designs over the years.

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