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June 21, 2011

Our Half-Bath Makeover:




Thanks to my new subscription to Pinterest (follow me @NatalieKilgore!) and Southern Living magazine, last week I had a sudden itch to spruce up our half-bathroom downstairs. Like I've said before, wallpaper was my first choice for the small space. For months, I've been working up the nerve to blow $500+ on wallpaper, but I finally realized I would never be able to part with that kind of money -- I can't even imagine the buyer's remorse I would experience afterwards. And It doesn't matter, because I love our new little bathroom, and we still have about $330 of that $500 left in our wallets. Before, the teeny bathroom was just a sink and a toilet, surrounded by beige, plain walls (yawn). But today, it is a mint green dream! 

The paint color we chose for the walls is Valspar's "Pillow Mint," and I found the rug and hand towel at World Market. The mirror ($99), wire basket ($10), pineapple trashcan ($20), and framed prints ($16.99 each) are from our local TJ Maxx & Homegoods store (which is basically my second home). I love how the pink pops against the mint green. I'm actually so addicted to the paint color that I'm looking at using it in our guest bedroom upstairs, too...

5 comments:

  1. Love! I think little jewel box bathrooms are so charming -- give the decor your all in a small space like a half-bath, and your budget goes so much farther! Looks amazing!

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  2. I absolutely love it! The wall color is perfect and the pineapple trash can is so cute. Good for you for saving your cashola. I too love wallpaper, but would probably never shell out that much cash for it either. Have you thought of using a stencil to give a wallpaper look?

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  3. Jackie -- I have! Even though I consider myself to be artistic, I am terrified to stencil a design on the walls. Candace -- thank you!

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  4. Such a beautiful choice on the wall color. I also love the pineapple trashcan and mirror!! Great work.

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  5. Natty -- it looks fantastic! Amazing what a coat of pretty paint and a few accessories can do!

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