Okay this week was where I got all of my bases covered. I repainted the vanity…black. Oh I thought about painting the walls black, like so many of you mentioned in the comments. A black bath is so dramatic. BUT in this particular bath I didn’t have the chops. First of all it’s already so dark in here and second? I don’t feel like getting ready in a cave. It’s one thing if it’s a guest bath or a half bath, etc. But this is where biz gets done in the morning. All black in here would just not have worked. Sooo, I did the next best thing: white walls and black cabinetry, paired with our lovely and original cultured marble countertops and sink 😉
I went with Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black in Semi Gloss, a true black, in their Emerald line. Very happy with the way it turned out. Huge thanks to Sherwin Williams for being one of the One Room Challenge’s lovely sponsors and giving me the paint to get this done.
|a progress shot|
|the money shot|
Next we tackled a bunch of little details, which, in the end add up to some major change:
We updated the outlet and switch plates with still had their original facings from 1962. And actually we used some outlet faces that we found in a box in the garage, so they were FREE! Just waiting for someone to install them, brilliant.
I updated this soap dispenser from having a polished nickel finish (along with some tarnishing), to a smooth brushed brass/gold. It looks so nice and clean again. I used my go-to gold spray paint that I already had a stash of in the garage. Easy update.
And I also did the cabinetry pulls. Even though they had a brass finish already, the bright sheen of the polished knobs didn’t quite vibe with my plan.
Oh and one more thing? I updated the brass pulls on the vanity. Yep, the old ones were brass too, but they just were never quite right to me. I’m MUCH happier with the new ones. I also moved the position of the handles a bit higher on the drawer fronts. Voila!
What do you think? A good move, right? I definitely think so. Much more sleek and understated AND modern.
So my expenditure for this week? Not too bad!
paint c/o sherwin williams | $0
New cabinet pulls | $13.50
new faceplates for outlets | $0
gold spray paint | $0
Next week? I’ll be hanging the new mirror that I just received a few days ago. EXCITED! I’ve been drooling over that mirror for awhile. In fact I based my old, old blog header off of it. Pretty funny, huh? Kind of a full circle 😉
While you’re at it, take a tour of all of the other One Room Challenge Rockstars!
Or take a look-see at all of my One Room Challenge Posts:
week 1 | The master bathroom
week 2 | paint it black (and gold)
WEEK 3 | MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
WEEK 4 | ALL THE PRETTY ANTLERS
WEEK 5 | ALL ABOUT THE ART
WEEK 6 | THE GRAND FINALE