When in doubt, paint.
We painted everything in the bathroom
When we first moved into our new (old) house the upstairs hall bath had “coastal” wallpaper, a terrible window blind, and beige tile. Not exactly what we would choose, but it did have one redeeming quality: wainscoting below the wallpaper. While we worked on other projects in the house, we kept looking at this bathroom and thinking it’s really not that bad and it’s nothing paint couldn’t fix. After the success we had painting the awful tile in our laundry room, we decided to try painting the bathroom tile white *(see below for more detail on painting tile). The result is a more modern look that really brightened up the small space. We painted the wainscoting black and then decided the vanity would look so much better in black. As with all projects big and small, one project leads to another. It just made sense to keep the vanity for storage…although, I really wanted this sink. By the time it was painted black and new hardware added, we were completely happy and saved some money in the process. And living in a house that’s almost 100 years old, there will be more projects where that money can be spent.
Cool new hardware on the bathroom vanity painted black
Garnet Hill organic-cotton sculpted towels
Garnet Hill generously provided beautiful organic-cotton sculpted towels in titanium and white. I love the texture and pattern and they feel so luxurious. We are also using the relaxed-linen shower curtain in steel gray and plush microfiber bath rug in whisper gray that I love on the white tile. Extra towels are stored in this gorgeous braided storage basket. The baskets are made with Sunbrella acrylic so they can be used indoors and out. (I can see this basket making its way out onto the porch this summer)! Keep reading for the Garnet Hill giveaway at the bottom of the post.Garnet Hill is my go to for luxurious bed linens. We have their signature flannel on our bed currently, but will be switching over to linen for for the late spring and summer months. My kids’ beds (that substitute for guest beds when they are not home) both have GH gorgeous linen sheets and every time someone stays with us…they rave about the bed linens. Garnet Hill signature linen and flannel sheets are so beautiful and feel way more expensive than they are. You can see Patrick’s here and Madeline’s here.
*To paint the floors, we cleaned them very well and let them dry. The tile seemed to be porous,(not shiny) so we did not rough them up with sand paper first like some people advise before painting. We applied three coats of Behr concrete and garage floor paint, one part epoxy satin using a foam roller for the smoothest finish. We then used two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® lacquer like we used on the laundry room tile. We think it’s the lacquer that makes it durable. Our laundry room/mud room has shown no wear even through the winter months.
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Garnet Hill will give one lucky reader a set of two organic-cotton sculpted bath towels, hand towels and face cloths in their choice of color. Choose from aviary blue, oatmeal, rosa, titanium or white. Leave a comment here and for an extra chance to win, leave a comment on my instagram. You must be following both most_lovely_things and garnethillpics to be eligible to win. Giveaway ends Tuesday, April 2nd at 5pm EST.
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Before photos of bathroom