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Monday, August 12, 2013

Blast from the Past Guest Bath ~ Phase Two Redo

With the granite counter installed, the new sink fixture in, and the wallpaper down, it was now time to scope out and find new lighting, a mirror, shower curtain, and select the paint color.


Finding new lighting was a must. The retro pendant lights (seen here) had seen better days. I searched high and low to find exactly what I wanted without breaking the bank. I wanted to stick with chrome and find something with a shade. I looked everywhere from Home Depot, Lowe's, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, and ended up finding the perfect sconces online at Lamp's Plus.

Perfect sconces at a perfect price, George Kovacs Fabric Shade Sconce in Chrome. The price was right and I was very happy with the quality. I knew I wanted to keep the design simple and mimic the clean lines of the sink fixture.

{George Kovacs Sconce}


I wasn't sure I wanted to replace the mirror at first, but I felt the space could use something a little bit more substantial to fill the wall out. So then began my search and I ended up going with this beauty. A little bit more than what I wanted to spend, but I feel it really added a nice rustic element to the space. I wanted to create an element of sophistication, and feel I did that with the sconces, but at the same time, not glam it up too much. It's a nice contrast and mixture of the two styles. BTW, the coloring is not at all like the picture. Each piece is unique and ours had more gray tones, which worked out.  


I love my shower curtains. I have a tendency to keep them forever. For me, it's like a piece of art. I typically work my colors and design around the shower curtain. They can sometimes be a little bit of an investment, but I figure if you keep it for 5+ years or so, it's worth it. 

When I stumbled across this one at Pottery Barn, I couldn't resist. I loved the color palette and this inspired my color selection in paint. It had the tones I was looking for and it was a subtle design, not too busy, and easy on the eyes. 

{Celeste Damask Shower Curtain from PB}


Selecting a paint color can be pretty tricky. It's not as easy as going to the store, picking a chip, and buying the paint, although it might be that easy for some of you. Props to you all. You hate to make a mistake and select the wrong color, and that's why it's so important to buy testers before you commit to an entire room. Your lighting in the room and the color of your floors will all play into how the paint will look. Originally,I pulled some colors from the shower curtain I thought might look nice.

{Silver Sage Collection}

I'm glad I tried the testers first. The neutral tones ended up looking dirty next to the beadboard. I then realized I had some leftover paint that I had used to paint the laundry room, and put that up to see how it looked. Loved it!  I decided to do one wall in RH Silver Sage and go a shade lighter on the rest of the walls in RH Pale Silver. I love the subtle contrast of the two. 

That completes Phase Two of the Guest Bath Redo! I can't wait to show you the finished product next week. It feels like a completely different room and we're enjoying it so much more now. 


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