A miracle occurred this last week in the Curtis house. Our apartment is changed forever. On Thursday night, we had an idea that was a little bit crazy. It was less than two days before our housewarming party, but we just couldn't resist updating the bathroom a "little bit". Just a little bit of paint, a few of screws and a couple of late nights later, we are crazy about our transformed bathroom.
Our old bathroom was dreary. The paint was bland it it seemed that everything on the walls had been repurposed from a dorm bathroom somewhere. The main mirror actually had a seam right through the middle and the shelf was stainless steal. While replacing a turquoise towel bar that we thought was plastic, we discovered that it was made of porcelain! Don't even ask Jake about the "toilet paper holder".
We found a cotton shower curtain at Bed, Bath & Beyond that matched the teal and tan towels we were given and brought in some of the chocolate brown from the rest of the house. We picked a cheery teal color for to brighten up the trim and accent the doors (Jake wants me to assure you that we used Valspar paint from Lowes because he doesn't like Home Depot and won't let me shop there). We refinished a mirror and a shelf from HomeGoods with silver spray paint and lacquer. We moved some silver frames from the main room to put a little bit of texture on the wall and replaced most of the the hardware. We replaced the towel bars with hooks. We like the way they look and they require a lot less folding. We painted the cabinet with a dark brown color that we already had and accessorized it with some fun Crate & Barrel doo-dads (alarm clock, zarha vase, and axis candleholder). We also found a laundry sorter from Target that fit perfectly into our nook. Lastly, we spray painted some crates from the wedding and used them to store our towels. We absolutely love the final product, it feels like a little piece of spa to us. What do you think?