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Half Bath: Fresh Start

Although I tend to work at a snail’s pace when it comes to projects (I call it “Tanya Time”), I really stalled on the half bath attached to the guest room.  I loved the accessories (click here to see them, plus a shot of the hideous yellow 70s bathroom that this room previously was) but I couldn’t work with them.  I was really dragging my feet figuring out artwork, etc., and it was hard to create a nice transition from the guest bedroom, which has a lot of watery hues.  After my mom gifted me some polka dot towels in a pale blue/turquoise, I realized the bathroom needed a fresh start. 

So, I’m back to square one and the bathroom is even more spartan – if that is at all possible – but I’m feeling more excited about the room.  Of course, the light fixture switcheroo (see here & here) helped and I have a great art project in mind for the big empty space. 

Before I dive in any deeper, what are your suggestions?  Have any of your rooms really stumped you?

You can see the towels in the mirror

This glass dish was a cheap-o estate sale find.  It isn’t a
soap dish but I’m using it as one!


  1. PrettyMyWorld
    April 29, 2011 / 3:14 am

    Love the bathroom Tan…I don't think you can go wrong with crisp white and turquoise. It's so fresh. I love your vanity, and tapware, will keep in mind for when we eventually get stuck into the bathroom!

  2. Dana@Mid2Mod
    April 29, 2011 / 4:43 am

    I'm eager to see what those wheels turning in your head will produce. I've been in my house for five years, and the kitchen still isn't finished. If you leave a room on the back burner long enough, you finally get used to it half-done. 🙁

  3. Amy
    April 29, 2011 / 5:03 am

    okay I swear that that was the same cabinet setting we had growing up, handles and all.loving the polka dot towelsoh many a room has stumped me and it is so frustrating.My downstairs half bath is really needing help but until we can get new tile laid and a new sink cabinet it will just be sparse.Good luck I am sure it will all turn out great it already looks so delightful.Amy

  4. Krazy4Mod
    April 29, 2011 / 6:45 am

    A blank slate can be so much fun and at times a bit perplexing. Your towels are a great color to work with. I'm sure your eye for color and design combined with your artistic talents, will result in a phenomonal make-over.

  5. StarletStarlet
    April 29, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    Tan, that's a gorgeous blue on the towel that really works with the cabinet, imo. I am exccited to see what you come up.

  6. barbara@hodge:podge
    April 29, 2011 / 5:23 pm

    How about some board and batten? I think a pale grey on the walls would look great. Love the towels!

  7. Leah
    April 29, 2011 / 5:58 pm

    So excited to see what you do! That little dish is so cute!Luvs!

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