Hall Bath Makeover

Who loves a good before and after? This girl. Who loves marking one more thing off her to-do list even more? Yeah, this girl!

Which brings me to our hall bathroom. A project that has been off and on for a while. I think I had test swatches of paint on the wall for … oh … six months or so. I just couldn’t get it together. Maybe I just didn’t like the paint I was testing. Maybe I just got busy with other things. Or, maybe I’m just lazy. Whatever the reason, I’m happy to report I put the finishing touches on this weekend and all I can say is … what the heck took me so long?!

The test swatch you see in the pictures above is not the same test swatch that has been sitting for months. I tested the new paint over the old swatch. You know, to make sure I liked it before I took the time to paint everything. Turns out, I liked it. Hooray!

The color is by Behr. And I can’t for-the-life-of-me remember what it’s called. But it’s a really pretty shade of avocado green and I love it. I love it because it’s one of my favorite shades of green. And I love it because the gallon only cost me $7.

Lesson for today: Always, always check the oops paint before you pay full price to have a color  mixed … you never know what you might find!

You can probably tell from these photos that the bathroom isn’t exactly huge. And it sort of lacks in the storage department. There are no drawers. Only the one cabinet.Which I don’t understand at all. Why would any contractor put a vanity with no drawers in a bathroom? And, why didn’t that cross my mind when we were looking at this house? No clue.


To help with the storage issue, I built and installed the 2 little shelves over the toilet.

I just cut a piece of scrap wood down to two 18.5″ pieces. After sanding, priming and painting, I attached them to the wall above the toilet with ‘L’ brackets.

Then, I spent the better part of an afternoon adding and taking away. Rearranging and adding back. Until I was finally satisfied with the accessories.

A small wicker basket. A glass jar to hold q-tips. Some potpourri and a piece of coral from a trip to Miami last September. And 2 cute photos of the kids in the bath.

The good thing about decorating small spaces is that it doesn’t take much to fill out …

A new rug and a basket to hold extra rolls of tissue.

A few new towels to hang on the bars.

And 2 wooden, folk art ducks I bought months ago from a thrift store to round it all out.

And because I can’t get enough of the before and after, let’s take one more look at it all together…

So much better, right?

Linking up with Thrifty Decor Chick’s Before and After Party!

2 Comments on “Hall Bath Makeover”

  1. Kristi Liddell says:

    I think it looks awesome!!!!! That is my FAV color!! I use to paint all my master bedrooms that color. You are so inspiring!!! Keep up the great work. Your home is going to be fit for the magazines!!!

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