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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mint Green Bathroom Restyle


I decided to give our very orange bathroom a makeover.  I went with a mint green theme, and even though I have only painted the mirror and vanity, and added some new rugs and white towels, the difference is amazing.

Here is the before ...

And after ...

The green is so much more relaxing and inviting.

I had a mint green chalk paint already mixed up, so I dry brushed it roughly all over the mirror and vanity.  I love the effect it created!  Then I applied 2 coats of clear poly to seal.  Absolutely no sanding.


And a close up of the effect the painting method produced ...

Before ...

And after...
If you look in the mirror before photo you will see there was also a horrible orange floral wall tile borderthat I painted right over it with white chalk paint, then some white gloss and a coat of clear acrylic.  Fingers crossed it stays. 

I added a cool faux olive tree in an old enamel bowl, wrapped in burlap.  I love the burst of nature it brings into the bathroom.

The soap dispenser I made out of an old Cottee's jam jar a while ago.

Next to the basin is a stool I did over a while ago.  It was all brown wood so I painted it white and gave it a quick distress. Yes, that is a tapestry hoop on the side!  It covers a heart shaped cutout in the woodwork.  I stencilled the number 5 on some canvas and added it for interest.
And although it was there before the makeover, I find it really stands out now next to the green vanity.

I also added some cute little foot mats in a tan colour that I bought from the hardware cheap.  They really brighten up the floor and feel great underfoot.

I've stuck with fresh bright white towels for the moment, but am keeping an eye out for the perfect shade of green. 

I'd also like to replace the towel hangers at some stage, but drilling holes in tiles is too daunting.  I'm no expert with a drill. :)

And I'd also like to whiten up the grout between the floor tiles.  I saw a post for a mix of baking soda and bleach I'm going to try, then maybe a grout pen. :)

But for now, I'm super happy with my bathroom makeover for minimal spend.

:) Julie

7 comments:

  1. Julie,
    So pretty looks like Verdigris green! LOVE IT!
    (((Hugs)))
    Anne

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    1. Thanks Anne! I'm loving it too. It looks darker on the dark wood which was actually a good thing. :) Hope you are well. x Julie

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  2. Your bathroom looks great! The colours really make it shine.

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  3. Wow! Your bathroom makeover looks great! What a big differce the paint and accessories make! I'm your newest follower on bloglovin. You can visit me at http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

    Jennifer
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

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  4. i just discovered you're not on bloglovin so i'm connecting thru google.

    Jennifer

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  5. It looks so refreshed and serene! I love the colors and the little stool is adorable. What a great way to hide the heart. I'm so glad you linked it up this week!

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  6. That looks amazing! I was thinking of doing something like that to our bathroom which could be an identical replica of your old one! Thanks for the great ideas!

    If you have a minute to spare I would be thrilled if you could come visit my blog! I am from Brisbane and have the blog Natasha in Oz.

    Great to meet you!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha (in Oz!)

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