Actually, I didn’t really mind the previous color in our powder room. It was a nice powder blue color that wasn’t causing anyone harm. I probably would have left the paint alone for a while longer, but when the towel holder fell out of the wall leaving a huge gaping hole, it was time for me to do something. Three months later. After I had several parties with the hand towel left on top of the toilet which is pretty gross. I’m a little ashamed. But last weekend, I finally patched the wall and painted the room, finishing it off with a new light fixture, towel holder and toilet paper holder. There’s gotta be a fancier name for that but I just don’t know it.
For the paint, I decided to go with the same color that I fell in love with in our living room – Opal Essence by Benjamin Moore. It is the perfect mint green as far as I am concerned. The light fixture is from Restoration Hardware and I am quite happy with how it updates the room but still gives a lovely vintage touch. We updated the towel and tp holder to oil rubbed bronze which is a nice contrast to the beadboard and wall color. To finish up the room, we definitely need a new mirror because look at how weirdly it is placed. There is a whole bunch of space below the mirror but it is super close to the fixture. Weird. Also, it needs to be bigger. I am planning on putting a white lacquer shelf in that big empty space above the toilet and filling it with lots of pretty art. Finally, when the finish on the faucet bugs me enough, I will probably just spray paint it oil rubbed bronze as well. People do that apparently. Way cheaper than buying a new one.