BEFORE - When we bought the house
Please ignore the open cabinet and toilet lid being open!
Step 1 - Paint & New Mirror
When we moved in, this room was beige, just like the rest of the house. We found a gallon of Martha Stewart paint in a soft, earthy blue on the Oops! cart at Home Depot. It was perfect. I also found an awesome mirror at one of the grocery stores for a meer $8.99 which was the perfect replacement for the builder grade frameless mirror. As a bonus, the finish on it matches the light fixture in this small bathroom.
We decided to remove the large towel bar since we really only needed a hand towel in this small powder room. This left a big, open wall. With lots of cabinetry and storage in this room (which is awesome by the way), there is also a large counter that seems somewhat bare. This bathroom sits under the steps so it has an odd shape to it as well.
I made some $2 apothecary jars using candlesticks and vases from the dollar store and thrift stores. I filled those with some homemade decor balls using beans, twine and spray paint. I found this great little tray at Goodwill and spray-painted it with an oil rubbed bronze finish.
Found this globe at a thrift store. The base and frame were kind of a cheap tin so I pulled it apart. I then grabbed my trusty ORB spray paint and it turned out phenominal.
I headed to the web and found some great maps that I simply enlarged and printed out on my home computer and framed them up. They are great and I love how they reflect in the mirror. The colors were perfect with the blue walls.
Next time I am at the used book store (we have an AWESOME one here) I will trade for some travel books to set under the globe!
I love our new travel inspired powder room.