A couple weeks ago, I asked for help in deciding whether I should paint the basic, economy model, home improvement store vanity and medicine chest/mirror in the guest bathroom at the house in Hooterville black, or leave it white.
Much to my complete surprise, the opinions were pretty evenly split but the (slight) majority were in favor of leaving it white. I really didn’t expect that. I thought for sure the votes for painting it black would far exceed those for leaving it white.
For several days, I mulled over all the comments, suggestions...possibilities.
I’m a self-professed white furniture (and vanity) lover through and through…to the point my husband says I have a “white obsession,” but a little voice in my head kept whispering, “Paint it black! Paint it black!”
So I did.
I found this scrolly appliqué at Lowe’s. In a “perfect” world, this probably should have been applied before I painted the vanity but I don’t think it is too late to add it to the front horizontal panel above the door and drawers to give this plain vanity a little more pizzazz and mimic the curves of the iron pieces in the room.
Finding this inexpensive piece of framed art, which I really liked, (at Wal-Mart, of all places) further convinced me I needed to paint the vanity and mirror black.
It does make the bathroom a little bit darker but, in person, it feels warmer and so much cozier. (Note: If you missed it, you can see photos of what the bathroom looked like when we bought the house in this post.)
Now that the vanity is black, I have switched the black trash can for a cute yellow French pail and added a few more accessories but I completely forgot to take updated photos when I was over at the house this weekend. :(
I’m still pondering ideas for a window treatment. Decorating is definitely an ever-evolving process that takes lots of time, as well as a fair bit of trial and error, at least for me.
Linking up to: