CF Summer Project: Half Bathroom

In July I blogged about a list of projects that I intended to complete by summers end, some projects I shared along the way.  Let’s see how I did!

  1. Paint and decorate the master bathroom – Not Started (oops!)
  2. Paint and decorate the guest bathroom – Not Started (gasp!)
  3. Finalize nursery decorations – Complete!
  4. Two-story foyer gallery wall – Complete!
  5. Paint and decorate the half bathroom- Complete!  (See Below)

3 out of 5 isn’t bad, right?  It didn’t seem like a lofty goal at the time, but hey summer is meant for fun outside, so perhaps the painting projects will roll over to winter when we have cabin fever.  I intend to make some updates/additions to the gallery wall, but that will always been an ongoing project.

Now for the half bath.  It started out fairly plain.  White walls, temporary paper blind, plain flat mirror.  With a little paint and a few accent pieces it quickly turned into a shabby chic oasis.  Okay oasis might be a little strong, but it sounded nice!

Half Bathroom Before

The design inspiration for the room started with a hand towel.  I loved the colors and the girly paisley design.  As for the color of the room, I’m a big fan of neutral colored walls.  It’s not that I don’t love bold pops of color, I definitely do, but I find that neutral colors are versatile.  You can change the complete look and feel of a room with decorations and accent colors without having to repaint, thank god!  Sherwin Williams’s Requisite Gray was the perfect fit for the half bath, it nicely pulled out the gray in the hand towel.

Half Bathroom Inspiration

I started to collect accent pieces that would brighten up the room with pops of complimenting colors.  My favorite, a white mirror from HomeGoods, it has the perfect shabby chic feel I was going for.  Bodice picture and fancy glass canister: HomeGoods, Ball Glass jar with seashell collection: already owned

Half Bathroom Accents

The After!


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I purchased an inexpensive shade that lets in a lot of light, but still creates privacy from Country Curtains.  I know this wall needs some more color, so I’m in search of a valance or fabric to have one made.

Half Bathroom Shade

I loved the photo of my Pop Pop as a young boy, but felt the wall needed some more color.  I found the cast iron mermaid on Etsy from The Shabby Shak.  Perfect pop of color complimenting the bodice photo below.

Half Bathroom Accents

Half Bathroom Mermaid

One of my favorite purchases this summer, Mrs. Meyer*s glass soap bottles.  I love that they fit in any room, being that clear glass matches everything.  Great quality, easy to clean, and they hold a lot of soap!  (Refills available).  The soap pump has two different designs, so you can choose which one you want facing front.


P1140489So what’s up for Fall? Fall is my favorite season and tends to be the most busy.  Especially with Anya’s first birthday party around the corner.  In the fall we plan to do a lot of cleaning out and up to prepare for future projects.  Here’s the projected, but not promised lineup:

  1. Paint and decorate the Guest Bathroom
  2. Clean out the basement/Organize the garage (joint project since they share the same items)
  3. Re-organize the First Floor Coat Closet
  4. Plan Anya’s First Birthday Party!

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