Wow, where is the time going?? I feel like last week’s update with the paint was a dramatic change, so this week doesn’t feel that huge. Well, actually… I stand corrected. I had some electrical drama that forced me to make some tough decisions, but I’m happy with how it all turned out.
Let’s start over. Basically, when I removed the old mirror, I found about 4 holes behind it, all with exposed wiring. What the actual eff. My plan had originally revolved around replacing the existing sconces with new ones, but when I saw a centered, taller opening with wiring, I went with that instead. This meant I could get even better lighting in the bath-cave and really create an actual Moment for my vanity area.
After about 4 trips to Lowes, I decided on this allen + roth brushed nickel vanity light. It feels modern, but still bohemian and casual. Plus, I love curvy glass.
Once the vanity light mounted, I had a bit more drama and it all revolved around picking the correct temperature of lighting. I kid you not, I tried about 6 different types of lightbulbs. I desperately wanted to have those cool Edison bulbs, but they cast such a yellow light that it changed the paint color into something a bit like pea soup. Not a good look. I tried tons of other options, ranging from cool to neutral. And what did I end up with? Your run of the mill incandescent 40-watt bulbs. No joke.
I also swapped out the lighting by the shower for this allen + roth clear glass pendant lamp. I love that it’s dramatic and modern, but not too much of a statement piece because…
Art! When I found out that Minted as a sponsor of One Room Challenge, I nearly lost my damn mind. I knew exactly which piece I wanted — Untitled 4 by Jaime Derringer. She’s one of my favorite artists (and a generally awesome human), plus this piece really encapsulates all of the colors I’m using in the bathroom. There are even tones similar to the exposed brick within her piece! Minted has gorgeous frames, too, so I opted for the distressed charcoal stain. It’s so perfect with Jaime’s piece.
Then for the area above the toilet, I wanted something a bit smaller. I opted for Phases by Susie Allen in a matching frame and I couldn’t be happier. Both pieces complement my design while also being pieces I know I’ll have for a long, long time (even if I move again).
That’s all of my progress for this week — what do you think?
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