I remember joking about this bathroom with my Realtor when I saw it for the first time. The photo above is the real estate picture of the main bathroom at the French Farm house..all of it's navy blue wall paper'ed glory....complete with not one but two dusty, plastic, hanging plants.I even posted the photo on the Serendipity Refined Facebook Fan Page...remember....don't you? Go ahead, admit it...you're Thank heavens for the black primer spray paint that was left over from my sons' days of building models and the can of flat black spray paint that I found in the back of the paint shelf when I was packing the basement!10 Budget-Friendly Bathroom Updates by Kristi Linauer Bathrooms are one of the most costly rooms to remodel–generally second only to kitchens.These costs are often incurred in labor charges on items that go beyond the typical do-it-yourselfer’s skills.Yeah, about that gold shower enclosure....it's next...tuned.Cabinet, Mirror Frame and Oak Light Bar: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint: Graphite with Dark wax Cabinet Hardware, Seeded Glass Replacement Globes and Vintage Style Light Bulbs: Home Depot Walls: Benjamin Moore Kitchen and Bath Satin Finish in AF-20 "Marscarpone" Let's look at the before and after one more time...shall we?!
Image courtesy of Toll Brothers featuring Inspire bath & vanity.I'm merely fixing what's here so that I can direct our guests to to this bathroom without having to make excuses.... So, after a single afternoon spent with spray paint and chalk paint..a quick trip to the Home Depot for some .65 replacement globes, vintage style light bulbs, and new knobs for the vanity (as well as two coats of paint on the ceiling, walls and trim, and a few hours with gloves, bleach and cleanser) my 1970's oak and brass bathroom fixtures now look like this: I'm delighted because this bathroom update cost under and I have a bathroom that I'm not afraid to show to my guests.or to suggest to them that the bathroom at the local service station may provide a more attractive and sanitary alternative.... Let me remind you (again, without going into detail that would potentially cause nausea and/or vomiting) that this house had been vacant and a rental over the last two years. Well, as long as no one spends the night and needs to shower....Awhile back, I started to slowly tweak a few things in our upstairs guest / boy’s bathroom.I replaced the mirror (twice), found some new art, added a few décor items, painted the vanity (more on that this week) and gave the vanity light fixture a quick & inexpensive makeover.