Monday, April 23, 2012

Black Tie Bathroom Transformation

I'm extra excited to share this post today!  
  • One because I actually get to check an item off my 2012 to-do list.  
  • Two because I want to encourage everyone to follow their design bliss (Just Do It girls!).  
  • And three because I think this project turned out more fabulous than my wildest dreams!

You might remember my uninspiring old powder room...
 
Well I finally took the plunge and painted that baby black after thinking about it for oh, only 8 months!  Check it now!
It's unbelievably difficult to take a good picture of a small, windowless room that's painted black.  But this shot with the lights off gives you an excellent idea of what it looks like in real life.

Along with painting the whole powder room Cracked Pepper by Behr, I also added a silver mirror that I found at Goodwill and crown moulding.
Above the towel rack I added two photos that I took when we were in Hawaii last year.  The white mats help to break up all that black.
I also hung two white picture ledges above the commode and accessorized with topiaries, towels and a fun printable found here.  I kept the accessories warm and natural to complement the wood vanity and floors and balance the black.

A little side by side comparison...
I think the powder room just might be my favorite room in the house!  That sounds a bit weird but it's true.

So got any bold design ideas you're hesitating to implement?  Go ahead and do it!  I give you permission to make magic in your house!

Thanks for visting!



TDC Before and After



shabby creek cottage















19 comments:

  1. WOW! sarah, it looks amazing!!! i love the black! fabulous job!

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  2. What a bold choice, I love it! That mirror is fantastic!

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  3. looks great!! i would never have thought a black room would be anything other than a black hole but i guess you proved me wrong!

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  4. It looks fabulous! I've been wanting to paint walls black for a while. You've inspired me.

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  5. I LOVE it! I dare say it takes guts to paint a room black. You totally pulled it off and it looks fabulous! Love the mirror too.

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  6. What a beautiful redo!!! I love that mirror and the black looks amazing!! Megan

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  7. oh my gosh, i love this!!!!! it reminds me of my bathroom re-do that i did last summer and also of 320sycamoreblog.com's recent re-do! i absolutely love the gray, white, and wood tones all together! in fact, i have a pinboard with that title! i am going to pin these images there!

    great job!

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  8. Yay for biting the bullet - so to speak ;) I love that wash your hands print - I need one of those in the kids bathroom asap!

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  9. What a glamorous makeover!!! I am also super jealous of that mirror. I am looking for something JUST like that for over our new mantel.

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  10. Very pretty! I love how dramatic it is! Here from DIY parade

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  11. WOW! I stopped over from Cassie's and I just had to tell you I love the black! Awesome job!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  12. What a big bold move that paid off beautifully! I love it Sarah!

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  13. That looks fabulous! I would love for you to share this (and any other rooms you decorated) at my May House Par-tay @ www.cheapcraftymama.com--- it just opened!!

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  14. I LOVE it! Great transformation!!!! Love the black!

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  15. Wow - this is gorgeous and so dramatic! I love the color of the mirror frame against the black walls.

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  16. That doesn't sound weird, actually my powder room was my favorite way back when. I love the new look!!!

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  17. Wow! I love the drama and that you took the risk. Excellent makeover. Thanks for joining the DIY Talent Parade!

    Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl

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  18. Oh wow! Nice! What a difference...love that mirror!

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  19. Wow what a huge difference! that new mirror is really neat!

    We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/

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