Honestly, this bathroom was pretty low on the priority list, but once it got finished, it was really nice to have two full bathrooms. After some fixing up, it had a working sink and toilet, so for the longest time, it was just our other half bath. When we bought the house, it came with a brand new shower that had never gotten installed, and with all the other renovations we had going on around the house, the shower sat in the box for a very long time.
Besides painting a small bathroom such a dark colour, the next craziest thing we did was salvage the hideous wall paneling that was in our basement. After a coat of primer and then painting it with Benjamin Moore Trim Paint in Calm, the fake wood panels turned into classic wainscoting. I also re-used the old baseboards to top of the wainscoting. This made for a cheap feature in the bathroom!
So, when people tell you that you can't paint a small room in a dark colour, you can go right ahead and tell them,
"I do what I want".
I love my black, small bathroom, and because I went so bold with this bathroom,
it's actually become one of my favourite rooms in the house.
Playing it safe with design can actually keep you from really expressing your true style, so I challenge you to break any design rule you like. I'd love to see your before and afters, and get your opinion on how it turned out for you.
Do you love what you did?
Happy Rule Breaking!
Ants on a Blog
By Jena Keenan