Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

June 3, 2011

Guest Half Bath Update!

The guest half bath, which was a blank slate just taunting me, is finally looking good.  Remember my post about text-y art?  Inspired, I DIY'd a painting with my favorite word: sigh.  I'll post the how-to next week.  Here's a spoiler: I used parchment paper! 

The new painting, the re-purposed West Elm pieces and two etchings I moved from the hallway (my DIY'd needle felted abstracts live there now) were all the bathroom needed.  Sigh.  If only I'd known it would be so easy.    

I added a teeny flower from my "garden".

The two prints, up close.
The top is of the Sleeping Giant in Thunder Bay,
the other from Hungary.

And remember, THIS is the real "before":


(And yes, we're painting those ugly radiators.  Someday).


  1. It is looking really great! A big pat on the back for you, well deserved!
    I can't wait to find out how you made the painting!

    Great post.


  2. That is some transformation! Beautiful down to the detail of the flowers from the garden!

  3. I love this!!! I think one of my favorite things is an all-white room with touches of turquoise. You sure know how to do it! That Sigh painting is awesome!!!

  4. Looking great! No one would believe that it looked like the "before" picture...ever.

  5. Thanks everyone for your awesomely motivational comments!

  6. Tanya! This looks so lovely. It makes me want to change my bathroom, too. I'd love to try for a soft, beachy feel. Great job, love!

  7. Perfect-I totally believe that kitchens and bathrooms should be white and marble...just clean and cool and sanitary! And it never, ever looks dated.

  8. OMG. That bathroom has come a long way from the original! It looks so good now. xx

  9. Thanks gals. Yes, I'm hoping the white cabinetry and marble countertops have more staying power than the salmon pink of the main bath and the sickly yellow of this half bath.

  10. I want your old toilet and sink! How lovely.


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