The final piece of the puzzle was the art. I struggled to no end with this. I wanted something meaningful yet inexpensive and able to stand up to the abuse offered up by an ancient bathroom with poor ventilation.
I took a bunch of pictures last time we were visiting my parents in Siesta Key at a favorite breakfast location called the New Pass Grill. The charm is in the trash-to-treasure decor and the man pelicans and other birds walking around the place like they own it.
These three made the final cut. I amped up the color using Picasa so they were much more brilliant and artsy than originally. I love them! I am going to blow them up on big canvases for my imaginary beach condo.
The other details included the shower curtain purchased on clearance from West Elm in January.
And a before and after photo...
Definitely more calming yet still cheerful and youthful enough for my kids. Some people may still be holding a candle for the wallpaper. To them I say - get over it. It was peeling and only looked good from afar.
Here's a really rough budget breakdown:
Vanity - $600
Paint - $50
Rug - $20
Shower Curtain - $15
Ring pulls - $25
Art frames - $45
Faucet - $90
Light fixture - $100
Plantation shutter - $150
Total - $1095
Not bad considering I was really hankering to rip the whole thing apart and start fresh. I now feel I can live with it for another 5 years… maybe 3 years before I start planning the next remodel.
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