Black and White Bathroom Mini Makeover Complete

A few months ago, I shared how much I didn't love my guest bathroom. It was in that weird decor limbo where it was good enough not to be totally offensive so I've lived with not liking it for 8 years but your comments gave me the impetus to just make a change. And oh boy do I love it!


I went bold with black paint - what I had wanted to do all those years ago but chickened out with an untested grey that ended up looking like poop brown. See, that is what I get for not following my own advice about testing before painting!!  To quickly cover up that mistake I used some blue green paint I had hanging around and closed the door to this room.

As you can see, this bathroom is small so it didn't take much to make a big impact.  First the paint - Glidden Diamond in Onyx Black - was exactly what this space needed.  It really makes the white tiles and fixtures pop and brings out the black in the vintage style hex flooring.  I also changed the light fixture, shelving and linens but that was about it.  It was an easy makeover with a big result.  Now I just love walking past it!


20 comments:

  1. It looks GREAT! You really know your stuff. : - )

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  2. oooh i love this! the art is fantastic, too!

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    1. Isn't it cool? I recommended it for a friends house and she never went for it but it's been haunting me ever since. Glad I found a spot for it.

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  3. Wow that looks fantastic!

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  4. This looks great! I love the light fixture. One question, where did you get that print of the owl?

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    1. The print is from Society 6 and its called "mr Owl".

      I thought it was a photograph but its a pencil drawing which makes it even cooler.

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  5. Love the owl. The back&white interior is also very nice.

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  6. Looks amazing! The contrast gives the bathroom so much more depth and actually makes it look bigger!

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    1. Thank you! That's what I try to explain to people about the proper usage of black paint but few people believe me :)

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  7. Oh my, what don't I need to paint! Planning to paint my kitchen cabinets and all the walla in my house over the next year or so. I also have a bonus room covered in dark wood paneling that I want to paint. This paint would definitely help. :)

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  8. Oops meant to post on Glidden giveaway post! On my phone.

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  9. Silly question, but we are in the throws of remodeling both of our bathrooms and I am struggling with this. Where did you put your toilet paper holder, and towel bar/hook? I hate the look of both in general and have been trying to find a more stylish solution. TIA!

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    1. Not a silly question at all! The toilet paper holder is to the left of the toilet (so in this photo its obscured by the door) - there is also some recessed between the studs shelving on that wall to allow for more storage. It's shallow but works for shampoo and soaps and such.

      There is a towel bar on the back of the door as well as a towel hook on the wall opposite the mirror.

      Certainly not a ton of storage in here but does the job. I also have that area under the sink I could utilize if I really need it but so far this has been enough.

      Hope that helps!

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  10. Your newly designed mini bathroom is looking magnificent. I loved the way you beautifully used these two colors.

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  11. Oh, jeez, it looks amazing! What a striking "after". The black is so sharp! High five!

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  12. I love your bathroom! Could you also reveal the source of the two white shelves?

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