Well...after teasing you with my little lamp update and the new cornice, I'm finally ready to reveal the lighter and brighter powder room!
I started off with three requirements:
I didn't want to repaint the walls.
I didn't want to spend the $$$ to replace the vanity.
I wanted to bring some blue in the room.
The whole project was kind of kick-started when I found these plaques at Tarjaay.
And the little Ikat patterned bowls at World Market.
From there, things just seems to come together.
I stole a little blue and white lamp from another room and gave it a quick update by changing to a more modern shade and adding ribbon.
The vanity was painted with ASCP in Pure White. After giving it a coat of clear wax, I added just a tiny bit of dark wax.
I'm a big fan of using calendars for inexpensive wall art. I found this gorgeous one at Calendars.com. It was a few dollars more than the others, but it is printed on heavier paper and every image is beautiful.
I purchased a couple of very affordable 16x20 frames at Christmas Tree Shops ($9.99 each) and precut navy and white mats. The frames were dark brown, but after giving them a couple of coats of gold spray paint and some Antique Brass Rub n Buff, this is how they turned out.
I think they fit right in with the fabric that I used on the new cornice.
A friend found the navy and white flat weave rug at TJ Maxx/HomeGoods. I love the mix of all the patterns in this room.
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