Once upon a time I decided to give our downstairs bathroom a mini makeover. I painted and put up a new shower curtain and switched out the mirror and drove to all of my favorite second hand shops in search of vintage prints for a gallery wall. Then, when it was all done, I tried to take pictures of it. I stood on the toilet and in the shower and contorted myself into all kinds of positions before finally realizing that it was virtually impossible to photograph such a small space.
Okay, okay, so technically that isn’t the ending. But, honestly friends I felt like I might have been able to give those Cirque Du Soleil performers a run for their money as I tried to get photos of this tiny room.
We have a full bathroom downstairs but it’s broken up into two separate spaces with the sink in one area and the toilet and shower through a pocket door. It’s really a great set-up. Until you have to take photos of it. 😉
A couple of weeks ago I was in this room…ahem…paying it a visit…ahem….when I realized that I was 100% totally over the goldish-yellow paint color. Because there is no natural light, it definitely took on a weird tone and I just wanted to freshen things up.
We had already installed beadboard a couple of years ago so all I had to do was dig out some leftover paint from our great painting extravaganza of 2015 and in less than 2 hours it had a great new look!
I decided to take down most of the existing wall decor knowing I was going to be focusing on doing something more fun on the wall behind the toilet.
And inexpensive silky cream curtains help to brighten things up as well.
On the wall above the toilet I decided to create a small gallery wall using a mix of framed prints I already owned plus a few new ones.
It all just feels so much softer and simpler now.
At one point, as I was lying on the ground trying to get a shot of the whole gallery wall I realized that perhaps, this would just be one of those times where you will really only be able to get an idea of how this room looks.
Because, aside from rigging up some kind of pulley system, there was no way I was going to be able to show you just how pretty it REALLY looks.
So, you are going to just have to take my word for it this time, OK? 🙂
Thanks for trying so hard to get the perfect shot Vanessa…lying down on the floor, lol.
I think what we are able to see looks absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing with us! : )
Richella Parham says
That hint makes it look great, Vanessa! Isn’t it funny how some rooms are just about impossible to photograph? I’m working on some updates to my powder room right now, and I’m hoping that MAYBE I’ll be able to share them. But maybe not, honestly, because it’s nearly impossible to photograph. Funny, I think that it’s a small room, but then I remember the powder room in our first house. It measured 2′ x 3′. Can you imagine? It had been created years before we bought the house out of a closet under the stairs. It contained a tiny little toilet and a tiny little sink, and that was all. But when it was time to potty train my children, I sure was grateful for that bathroom on the main floor! It’s good for me to have my perspective shifted every now and then. 🙂
Hope you’re having a great week!
Lisa @ Lisas Creative Designs says
Very pretty makeover. I have very tiny bathrooms in my home and trying to photograph them is really difficult. It’s so hard to get the whole look of the room in one photo for sure. Love the mirror and the gallery wall.
Very pretty Vanessa…love new wall color and love your pretty gallery wall!!
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
So pretty . I love your gallery wall and the mirror too.
very pretty, what color on the walls ??
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I have the same issue with my powder room with the butter walls and no light….so I may have to follow your lead Vanessa….love the difference the paint made…beautiful room!
At The Picket Fence says
Thank you so much Shirley! It’s always so weird to me how much lighting impacts paint color and I’m so glad I gave it a new look. Even though I DETEST painting! LOL