A combination of raging hormones and February gloom triggered a bathroom induced depression. Not the kind of depression where I hide under the covers and don’t brush my hair, but the variety that tempts me to charge one-way airline tickets to Florida.
I hate looking out my window and seeing winter’s grey clouds. The lack of sunshine makes me slightly crazy each winter and I usually begin painting my walls obnoxious shades of yellow. Sure enough, this winter I considered painting my bathroom a grass green and splashing the walls with giant daises. I rejected the idea of painting mainly because I do all the painting on the domestic fringe and I just didn’t feel like exerting that much effort.
Instead I went for a 15 minute make-over and I’m SO happy. Over the past twenty-four hours, I’ve found myself wandering into the bathroom just to look around and smile. It’s lighter, brighter, and more my style.
This is a before shot…actually it was taken right after we moved into the house. I used burgundy colored towels and a beige shower curtain with embroidered burgundy flowers. I liked it; it went with the overall bathroom design, but it also bugged me. I felt as if I were using someone else’s bathroom. It’s just not my style. I can appreciate it’s beauty, but it’s not me.
Notice how everything matches? The mirror, the medicine cabinet, the sink base…when I decorate, nothing matches. It’s a terrible habit of mine.
I love using white in decorating. It just makes me happy.
All I did was change the shower curtain, add a few white towels, and four plastic picture frames. I bought these frames in Wal-Mart for $2.50 each. I’ll add snapshots as soon as I have a few printed.
It was a quick, cheap face-lift.
This painting hangs above the lightswitch on the side of the sink. I purchased it a few years ago from a local Maine artist. I’ll admit it’s odd, but I absolutely love it.