Bathroom before and after

I showed you yesterday how to add some wall art with fabric. Today I’ll show you where the piece I created ended up. First make sure you are sitting down, I’m going to show you the before. Here is how my half bath looked when we bought the house.

Not a great shot, but whatever picture I had would have been just as bad. It was cold, sterile and reminded me of the bathrooms in my high school. Brown tile on the floor. Old sink mounted on the wall. Builders white on the walls. Ugly.

I found a sink that was small enough, since this is a tight space. We added some paint to the walls, Benjamin Moore Weimaraner on top (the closest I’ll get to having a dog), glossy white on the bottom. A new schoolhouse light, new flooring, new fixtures and voila…

Here is yesterday’s wall art in its’ new home.

So is this what your high school bathroom looked like? I think not.


  1. says

    This is so pretty! I have been deliberating between adding beadboard in our master bathroom, or just chair rail and painting the bottom half white, and seeing your room has tipped the scales. Congrats on your feature on The Stories of A to Z (woot woot!).

    • Anonymous says

      Do you have the info on the fabric you used on the window valance as well? I have about the same color walls in my home and have been searching for a fabric for valances and curtains. Thank you!

    • says

      That fabric was a randon lucky find at my local fabric store. I’m not sure what it was called but I believe it was a Braemore fabric. I always carry swatches of fabric in my purse when I go out on a fabric hunt. I have tiny swatches of everything I’ve used in my house just in case!!!

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