Sunday, February 15, 2009

Before and After - my powder room

Welcome to my first Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Between Naps on the Porch. I am going to show you a before and after of my powder room.

I have been enamored lately by all the light, airy rooms I have seen on the web and in design magazines. My home right now is in transition between the earth tones and Old World /Tuscan style I have loved for a long time, and the lighter look I am now leaning towards. I am trying to find a happy medium where I can marry my old darker furniture and this lighter look.

Before, my powder room felt a bit like a cave. It was dark. You'll see what I mean:

I had painted the sconces above several years ago, and also added the painted and aged mirror.

I had this print behind the door.


The floral is tired, tired, tired!

Until I took these pictures, I didn't realize the painting on that wall was way too small.


I finally got my grey/blue fix by painting this room:

I replaced the small painting with the bigger one I posted the other day. I replaced the magnolia and ivy floral arrangement with this branch in a glass vase.



The print behind the doorway was replaced with some candle sconces I had in the basement. You can see the sconces through the mirror.

Aahhh, such a lighter, airier room! Notice the toilet paper holder I showed you from an earlier post! :) What do you think?
Thanks for viewing my before and after. I hope to have more soon!

20 comments:

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Wow! Its like a whole different bathroom. I agree, its so much more airy and light. Love the artwork. The heavy looking mirror (before) is the perfect fit now. Good job!

PAT said...

Lovely makeover!

santamaker said...

Great job making your bathroom feel fresher and lighter. Really like the paint color and the art work. Good job!

Cass said...

It looks as if you've moved from autumn right into spring!

Lovely and crisp and clean looking. Nice job!

Cass

janet said...

very nice makeover, sure did lighten the room, love the painting
thanks for sharing
hugs
janet

xinex said...

Looks fresh and airy now. Great transformation!...Christine

Lisa (aka) French said...

Doesn't even look like the same room great transformation;) French

Claudie said...

Ok that looks amazing and I bet your in there all the time now.
Good one for MET Monday.
Love Claudie
xoxo

Really Rainey said...

I really love the new paint color! I'l looking for a color like that for my gust bath too... right now its the ole "builders white" ewww... One room at a time tho!
*Rainey

Happy To Be said...

Very pretty and fresh looking..thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

ellen b. said...

Oh that is so different. It is so light and fresh now! Enjoy...

Fifi Flowers said...

The room got bigger too!

Kim Chalfant said...

I love the new color. Looks so fresh & relaxing. I just love, love, love your mirror!!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I LOVE that wall color, so calming and spa-like! The mirror looks even better now, and I really like it in the before picture!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Oh my! What a great change! Everything looks so fresh and alive! Great choice of colors!

kahlanne said...

Now if this doesn't scream what a difference paint can make then nothing does. I love both the before and the afters but for different reasons. Thanks for showing them.

Linda said...

Nice fresh redo. Way to go!
Linda Q

Catherine said...

Love the lighter, airier look you have gone for - makes the room look so much bigger and fresher. Love you agapanthus painting too - beautiful!

Lee said...

Wow, love your powder room! It's amazing what changing the wall colour can do to a room. You make me feel much better about the new, light colour I've painted my bedroom.

Thank you also for dropping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment - you're so right, it does make a difference waking up in the mornings to a lovely light room.

Olive Rue said...

Well I honestly like it both ways. Both of them have their own appeal.