Thursday, May 16, 2013

Our D.I.Y Bathroom Design

Welcome back to Tote-ally Inspired's Blog. Sorry to be away so long. It's been a busy first half of the year designing new products including our new reclaimed barn wood home décor, wallets/cosmetic bags and décor pillows for many spring shows and boutiques.

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Okay, enough about business. Now on to fun design ideas that you can use to add richness and style to your drab bathroom.

My husband was itching to repaint our once very purple bathroom when we moved into our house. I guess I wasn't opposed to it (especially if he was willing to repaint).  We decided to repaint the room gray. The gray was a little lighter than we had envisioned, but it has grown on us now.

So show you what we were working with before, here is a very old photo of our former bathroom:

Before repaint. Scott, who is naturally a plumber, switched out all the fixtures to oil-rubbed bronze and changed the shower head to a rain head, and replaced the dated "Hollywood lights" you see above.
Below you will see how he took primed wood trim pieces and painted them with a high-gloss black paint and attached them to a very boring flat mirror. I did distress the corners to give a slightly rustic look. This totally changes the entire look and ups the value.

I am solely responsible for the design as I really did none of the physical work besides distressing the mirror. I will play the "sick card" as I'm still in a walking boot from my foot surgery.
I chose to decorate with sea blue colored towels and accents with a little touch of a mustard yellow (yellow is the this season's latest must-have-color). Most of my accents were found at Target. The shower curtain was purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond which has a matching gray branches and brown leave accents.

Candles and white candle pillar by Target

Wood Rosettes

Rosettes in the corners of the mirrors, painted and distressed

Branches and leaves design shower curtain purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond
Sea blue/green towels purchased at Target. Hard to really capture this color.

Hope this helps inspire you to add a little pizazz to your bathroom decor!

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