Have you ever started a project, became bored of it, and then let it sit unfinished....for months? Yeah...Hi, I'm Heather and I'm a procrastinator.
I started this bathroom makeover in December. And unfortunately there is no hiding it because the only 'before' photo I have clearly showcases my Christmas tree. After a few years of my warm and cozy bathroom, I felt it was time for something new and fresh. I was so excited for a new 'light and bright' look! So excited, in fact, that I painted this tiny bathroom in one evening after work. Screw dinner, dishes, and laundry! I had a bathroom to paint!
The color I had chosen was part of Valspar's Historical Society series. They've since dropped the historical marks (shame!) and renamed all of the colors. The new name for this color is Warm Putty (6006-1A). I was first a little disappointed my paint deck was so quickly outdated, but then SUPER thankful I lucked out and have all of the historical colors clearly marked for me.
Being that our house is 105 years old, I felt that the historical color was a perfect way to incorporate the age of our home into the decoration of just about every room in our house. -I'm still working on that.
Although our rooms are all pretty small, we were blessed with 9ft ceilings. So I felt that this tiny bathroom needed an emphasis on the height since there was nothing I could do about the width or length.
I had Dane make me simple wooden shelving for above the toilet, and hung a piece of art I had from Target up high to help draw the eye up. I also scored an ah-mazing vintage mirror from craigslist. It, amazingly, looked IDENTICAL to the mirror I had sketched when planning this bathroom makeover. That never happens!
After everything was finished, the bathroom was still missing something. It didn't give me all the feels I was hoping for. It was missing texture and life! Sooo...I left the bathroom as it was until I could come up with something I loved. Eight months later....haha!
In my defense, life happened. My work schedule picked up, and our build list for our business went crazy! I'm not AT ALL complaining about it either. Building furniture for you guys is what we love to do!
But then it hit me! My tiny bathroom needed pattern! Something that wouldn't compete with the curves of my vintage mirror, or the tight pattern in my art piece. I was inspired by a wall paper I saw in one of Ikea's kitchen displays and decided to recreate it in a pattern size and color palette that worked for my space.
So yeah! I hand sketched a faux wallpaper! It took two evenings, and because it isn't real wallpaper, it'll be easy to paint over if the next homeowner isn't a fan. It was SO easy! I'll write another post on how I did it in case a wall in your house needs something similar.
I honestly couldn't be happier with how it turned out. It's the perfect pop of pattern for that space! Let us know what you think in the comments below! Do you have a wall you'd love to stencil?
I probably shouldn’t admit how much fun I had setting this table for these photographs. While I like to keep our table at home set, I never go THIS elaborate! I mean, we run a furniture business out of our home and have 3 dogs. Nooottt a whole lot of room for nice setups like this one! But this one was too good not to share, so keep on reading to get the links for just about everything you see in these photos!
For those of you just here for links, scroll to the bottom of the post for a quick recap!
Most of the dishes you see in the photo are from Crate and Barrel. Dane and I registered for these items for our wedding and they’re still available!
Can you believe our 2nd anniversary is coming up?! Where has the time gone?! Do any of you follow the traditional anniversary gift guide? First year was paper, second year is cotton. I’m struggling real hard because all I can think of are socks. And honestly….dude has enough socks. Lol.
Maybe I could gift him new table linens like the ones we used for this table…ya know, a gift for the both of us! Haha!
The striped napkins I just picked up at Target. My favorite store! They are so classic and were so inexpensive! What I love about these fabric napkins most is that they’re washable. I would just be careful with red sauces and red wine. ..Thanks Captain Obvious, right?
The navy plates were a Christmas gift from my mom. She always buys me the cutest things for Christmas..she gets me. Although it doesn’t look like they’re still available on their website, here are a few good options that are pretty similar.
For any outdoor dinner, this caddy is a MUST! It’s great for holding the silverware extras (in case you drop one) and holds any extra napkins without having to worry about them blowing away.
We’re Dane and Heather. A husband and wife team obsessed with making (and decorating) new things. Follow along with us for all things happening here at our little house on Dresden Avenue.