Green Suede

I'm finally almost finished with our upstairs bathroom.  When we bought this house last June, I planned on having everything painted and decorated by the end of summer.  Funny, right?  We ended up spending most of our efforts spiffing up the outside of the house although we also painted the kitchen.  

In hindsight, I'm glad that I've waited to start painting the rest of the rooms because after living here for a few months my color choices are completely different from my original plans.  The kitchen is a great example:  painted it bright orange, now realize it doesn't quite work and am getting ready to paint it red instead.  

So anyway, here's what the bathroom looked like before:  

Bathroom 3 

And here's what it looks like now:

Bathroom 1 

The whole project cost roughly $200 and I finished it pretty slowly over the course of about a week--no need to get stressed out about it, right?  

Eventually we're planning on adding a shower to this bathroom as well and possibly replacing the pedestal sink with a regular old sink and vanity.  But for now, this is much more lovely.  And for those who are interested, here are the details:  

-The paint color is Green Suede from Valspar, it's a pretty blue-based green and given the smallishness of the bathroom it's also a very tricky color to photograph.

-I also painted the trim and the back of the door white.

-I replaced the icky old mirror with a plain white medicine cabinet for extra storage.

-I couldn't find curtains that I liked, so I'm using a cute shower curtain instead.  I'm still trying to decide if I want to hem it or just leave it long.  

-For a bit more storage, I grabbed a not-so-expensive shelving unit with drawers.  This is another temporary fix, I've been on the lookout for a bathroom cabinet to replace this although so far they are either far too pricey and far too small and far too large for my space.

-Since the curtain is blue and the paint is blue-based, I also went with blue towels to brighten up the room.  

-And finally I picked up some little $5 picture frames from Target and then illustrated some little birds, which are also available as prints in my shop:

Bathroom 2 

And now I'm heading downstairs to start priming the walls for our other bathroom's new paint job!