This Before & After comes from Sarah — a former entrant from our 2008 Color Contest: Sarah's "California Dreaming" Hello! I love the Before & After features on Apartment Therapy so when I finished painting my bathroom, I knew I had to send you the photos!
When I moved into this rental unit, the bathroom was powder blue with a narrow space for the sink and toilet and no storage space whatsoever — not even a medicine cabinet. In this photo you can see the toilet nook, complete with leaping dolphin painting. And those little squares under the dolphins noses? You'll never guess…squares of Hershey's chocolate glued to the canvas! I wish they had left it behind so that I could have contributed it to the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA).
I painted the room white and then yellow halfway up, as if it there was a chair rail (as I like to do). Then I painted yellow chevrons on the wall behind the toilet and hung a shelf for towels and a canvas box for extra storage. It's certainly a powerful little space now but it's not overwhelming. And when I stumble into the bathroom in the morning, I can't help but smile!