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Bathroom Makeover: Part 2
February 28th, 2010 by

The medicine cabinet, sconces and sink will be replaced.

The medicine cabinet, sconces and sink will be replaced.

The wallpaper is off the walls and after living with sample boards painted various shades of green, brown and white we’ve decided to take everyone’s advice and paint the walls white.

Our RootsLiving friends didn’t like the shades of green we picked at all (I think this was partly due to the fact that the colors of the paint sample boards and tile did not render correctly online). ¬†Our friend Marie commented that this being a “Micheli project” she doubted we’d go with her suggestion to paint the walls an eggshell white. (She knows we tend to like adding color to our rooms.)

I also posted the photos on HGTV’s “Rate My Space” site and everyone there also agreed that white was our best choice.

The paint we picked is made by Old Village Paint, called “Corner Cupboard Yellowish White.” Despite the name, the color is very much an antique white with only barely a trace of yellow undertones. It’s in the “Colonial Williamsburg¬†Buttermilk” collection. I’ve used their paint before and it’s perfect for an old house: old-fashioned shades and the matte finish does a pretty good job covering up nicks in old plaster. I plan on keeping it simple and painting the trim the same color too.

Here are some photos of the vanity, medicine cabinet and wall scones we’re considering using. Let us know what you think.

Here’s the vanity:

And here’s the medicine cabinet that would hang over it:

Since the vanity doesn't come with a matching medicine cabinet, we thought choosing an all-mirror cabinet would solve the problem of trying to match the cherry finish.

Since the vanity doesn't come with a matching medicine cabinet, we thought choosing an all-mirror cabinet would solve the problem of trying to match the cherry finish.

And here’s the scones that would hang on both sides of the large mirror medicine cabinet:

This colonial revival style light has an historical style dating from 1917-1927. We chose an amber colored shade to match the tile color.

This colonial revival style light has an historical style dating from 1917-1927. We chose an amber colored shade to match the tile color.

And oh, yes, here’s the ceiling fixutre we’re considering too:

This classic style dates from 1912-1922. The finish is the same as the sconces: polished nickel.

This classic style dates from 1912-1922. The finish is the same as the sconces: polished nickel.

So are we crazy? Do you think this will work? Do you have a better idea? Please let us know what you think. This is a group project and so we’re open to any and all suggestions. Thanks!

See Bath Makeover, Part 1.

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