In my previous post, I shared photos of two of exterior doors at the house in Hooterville that got a fresh coat of black paint, the sunroom door and the laundry room door.
This weekend I was able to get the front door of the house painted. Not a moment too soon either. It was in bad shape. The wood was very dry. Any protective coating that it might have once had on it was long gone due to exposure to the elements over the years. In addition, the stain color just blended right in with the brick exterior.
After a couple coats of black paint, it looks a bit better and will suffice until we have the time and funds to start sprucing up the outside of the house.
After painting the three doors, there is still about 1/3 quart of black paint left.
Hmmm… since I can’t replace the vanity and medicine chest/mirror in the guest bathroom right now, I’m wondering if I should make them my next painting project with the leftover black paint?
Below is a photo of how the bathroom looked when we bought the house. Although I detest the terracotta tiles on the floor in this bathroom, I decided they might actually work to my advantage (for now) if I repeated the French Country cottage look I am going for in the breakfast room and the yet-to-be-completed office here in this bathroom too.
Take a look at what I’ve done so far and give me your opinion on whether the vanity and medicine chest/mirror should stay white, or whether they would be better painted black.
The yellow walls got a fresh coat of paint. These photos don’t reflect much of a difference in paint color but I actually chose a more buttery/golden yellow than the lemony yellow that was in here previously. We replaced the old, short toilet with a new, taller toilet. I found a pretty blue and cream toile shower curtain on eBay. The blue and cream runner came from T.J.Maxx. I found the iron and wood corner étagère on sale at J. C. Penney’s online catalog site.
The wall on the other side of the vanity…before.
I replaced the oak shelves with a shelf/towel bar that matches the corner étagère. The wood on the shelves of these two pieces is a reddish tone and coordinates nicely with the the floor. (I still need accessories on the shelves and some art!) I found the little iron stool at Marshalls and I may re-cover the black tone-on-tone fabric seat in a blue (or blue & yellow) French country type fabric.
So what do you think? Should I paint the vanity base and medicine chest/mirror black?
I also would like some suggestions for a window treatment for the window over the toilet because I’m stumped. There is a blue toile valance on eBay that matches the shower curtain but I’m wondering if that would be “too much”?
Can you have too much toile? ;)
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