Before and After: Rita and Cane’s Flower Powder Room

published Jan 9, 2014
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With a guest bathroom outfitted in seashell wallpaper, brass fixtures, laminate countertops, vinyl flooring, and “swine beige” finishes, Rita and Cane of This Sorta Old Life could have treated this bathroom as a gut job. But having gutted their master bath not too long ago, they knew what a formidable undertaking that would be, and instead, they figured out a way to make the current space work.

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With a weekend of hard work and some affordable fixes, they gave this bath a “quickie renovation” that makes it a charming, workable space until they feel up for the full challenge. In Rita’s words,

Here’s the thing: What we’ve got going on with our home is bigger than any one room in it. We’re married to the whole house, and we’ve learned that sometimes, to keep that marriage going, we just need the simple, easy, feel-good of a quickie renovation… We are here to celebrate the joys of a one-night (or weekend) stand, a little bathroom pick-us-up that hasn’t moved the earth but that has put a small, satisfied smile on our faces.

Sometimes a quickie is all you need, and this refresh shows that there are some easy ways to make the most of an outdated space. New paint, towels, a shower curtain, and pulls helped neutralize the pinky-peach hue of the fixtures and tile, and some thrift store art added a warm dose of color. What was once a sea of flesh-tones is now a fresh, inviting space.

To see more of Rita and Cane’s quickie renovation and to get the play-by-play, visit This Sorta Old Life.