Thursday, March 4, 2010

bathroom decor on the easy part 2!

This is the before of our half bath...you know the bathroom guests would use when they came over for a visit...and it needed help...in a bad way! When we built our house our builder insisted on satin paint...I HATE satin paint. it's just too dull for me, and with kids, you can't touch it, wash it...yuk! So I wanted to do something in there that looked good, was kid friendly, and actually looked like I tried.
before:
I decided to just paint the lower 5 feet of the wall in American Tradition, Milk Chocolate...in Semi gloss. (this pic looks really shiny, but the paint was still wet!
during:
Next, I bought a 6 inch mdf board, and 2 packs of brushed nickel knobs. (they were 9.99 each for a pack of 10 at Target), and I just screwed the knobs to the board. (if I remember right, I did every 13 inches)

and did the board all the way around the room!

It was easy, and fast, and a project I did all by myself. AND, I think it looks pretty cute too.

I like that the color is neutral, and this look can be dressed up or dressed down. It was simple, and really achieved the look I was going for in there! Oh, and my baby likes it too!

11 comments:

Teri said...

It's lovely! Very tranquil. :) And good for you for putting up the board on your own! :)

Frugal Home Design said...

That looks awesome. I love the brown and the trim with the knobs. Cute and functional--gotta love it.

Kimberly said...

great job! I love that you hung the knobs all around the room. It will be cute to hang stuff from each knob!

Pine Tree Home said...

I have a very small powder room. I think this might look good in there!

{Lindsey} said...

I've looked at all the posts and I.LOVE.every one of them. You are so talented Amber and such a good decorator. All of it looks fabulous, to say the least.
When I grow up (and finally have a house of my own)...I want to be like you :)

Tara said...

LOVE it!!

Craftify It! said...

I'm still thinking about doing this in my bathroom or another room in the house! I love it!

PS...love all of your neat & tidy towels...I think I need to go buy more matching towels:)

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Love this...especially the knobs going all the way around. Brilliant.

Amy Jo said...

I love the color! I love that it's divided....

Leslie said...

Wow! Count me impressed again!!

Molly said...

Looks great and that is a great idea!!