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Spring Fever

We bought our house a little over five years ago and at the time, the entire house was painted builder’s white.  We’ve pretty much painted every room, but my daughter’s bathroom was still a big white boring space.

 Before Picture

I guess I caught spring fever.  When my daughter, Tabitha, started bugging me again about repainting her bedroom green (her favorite color,) I decided that her bathroom would be the perfect place to compromise.  She could get the green she wanted and the bathroom would not longer look so builderly.

Surya Playground Rug


I’ve always liked this rug from Surya.  (If you read my last blog, you know how much I like bees.)  The rug is discontinued and they only had a few left in stock, so I knew I had to work it into the bathroom remodel.  With the rug as my starting point, I picked a nice fresh green paint, Valspar’s Mild Evergreen.  I decided not to paint the toilet room green.  Instead I did a chair rail height painted design of flowers and bees, inspired by the rug.

View into toilet room



The last thing to do was hang art.  I wanted something fun so I framed some postcards of Chinese characters.  For the mats I used Chinoiserie wallpaper samples.  I also framed and hung some of Tabitha’s art and hung a collection of John Derian decoupaged plates, a vintage mirrored wall shelf, and some insect prints.

Framed postcards

Tabitha's mermaid watercolor

Collection of plates & prints

Here are a few pictures of the final product.




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