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I haven’t been this excited about a bathroom since discovering Bucee’s (their bathrooms are niiiice). Even so, this one means more because it has my blood, sweat, and tears mixed in with the paint. After slaving away for over two weeks tracing and painting the pattern on the wall I’m so happy to be through to move on to the next project. It was fun while it lasted, kid.

And can we all take note…I INSTALLED THE CHAIR RAIL ALL BY MYSELF! That’s right. I bought it, and measured it, and cut it, and liquid nailed it, and placed it, and hammered it in all by myself. I thought it was going to be easy but I was wrong. I believe I can handle anything now. Bring it.

But before I reveal the finished product I want to remember the design inspiration collage I made a few posts back. Let’s take a look at that shall we?

And here is the finished product:

A few details:

The mirror on the wall was a dollar store find. I simply covered it and did a little spray paint magic to create that bursting pop of red.

I had wanted to do wainscoting around the bottom but would have needed some help taking off the sink and the toilet. Since this was something I just wanted to get done, I opted for just installing a chair rail and painting the bottom glossy white.

Everyone I talked to, when I told them I was painting our bathroom black, gave me a wide-eyed “Are you sure” look. It’s cool. I would have done the same thing. As a matter of fact, when I went to pick out the paint I was even judging myself. “This is crazy” is all I kept thinking. Well, if you know me…I’m not afraid of crazy. Thanks to Martha Stewart and a little Francesca, I think the black turned out perfect.

All I know about the soap dispenser, tissue cover, and rug is that I got them at Tuesday Morning. As a matter of fact, I think it was the black accessories that pushed me to follow through on the idea. Once I saw them I was like, “Okay, I have to do this.”

The little bin the toilet paper is in is from Target: $2.50 in the dollar section.

The pattern for the wall I found from Jones Design Company. If you happen to be crazy like me and don’t mind the tracing and painting, you can download the pattern on her site and go for it yourself. It’s hard work but totally worth it in the end!

There you have it, folks. A (somewhat) cheap complete transformation!

Now excuse me. I’m going to go sit in there and just stare. I loves it!

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