Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Paint it Black

I posted this photo on Instagram (my new addiction!) last night but thought it warranted a blog post as well.  Many of you have mentioned that I haven't been posting any new photos of my apartment.  That's because a magazine came to look at it and I wasn't allowed but I figured one photo of my bathroom wouldn't be a problem.  

I've lived here for eleven months and in that entire time, my plain white bathroom door has bothered me.  Since this is a rental, I wasn't going to spend the money to replace it with a nicer option so I finally decided to pull out a paint brush.  I measured two sections, taped them off and painted them black to mimic moulding.  I'm not the best painter and I pulled up the tape before it was completely dry, so it's not perfect but it looks more interesting than it did before. It also now coordinates with the black and white tile floor, shower curtain, and black and white photos. As well as the Diptyque candle and tissue box cover. (Notice a theme?) Now I just need a new doorknob.  

It's always something. 

17 comments:

ArchitectDesign™ said...

love it! yes, it's ALWAYS something -ugh!

C said...

This is such great idea! The flowers are also a really great pop of color in here! Can't wait to see the rest of the apartment!

-C

Alice Olive said...

Simple touches are the best - love this.

Elizabeth said...

I love a little black trim anywhere and everywhere!

Liz
thelvibe.blogspot

Meredith and the New Yorkie said...

Love how it turned out - congrats! As a fellow New Yorker with a painted door (mine is pink with white "molding") in a tiny space, I can vouch for the impact it makes!

Hope we get to see more photos of your space soon! Just love your style and am sure there will be loads of inspiration there!

xoxo,
Meredith

Miss Margarita said...

love it!

sarah | chevrons and stripes said...

i spy a beverly hills hotel door card. I stole one and have it hanging on my bathroom door too!

Alie said...

So pretty and glam! Thanks!

simply k said...

I have the same tissue holder...great taste

Anastasia said...

What a difference that makes. Really looking forward to seeing the rest of your place.
Anastasia
decorislikebutter.blogspot.com

Karena said...

Excited to see the article Heather,; the door looks great!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

mamavalveeta03 said...

Great "mini-makeover," Heather! I love a white bathroom (when we moved into our new home, the white bathroom looked more like it belonged in an old-style insane asylum than a house!). Your touches are perfect.

MJH Design Arts said...

There is nothing like a bit of black (or red) to make you sit up and take notice. Great job.
Mary

sandrajonas.com said...

One small change always leads to another..and another.. But lets face it a white bathroom is the best for make-up application.

Kim said...

Love it, Heather! Door handle and all!

a lovely being said...

very cool, heather :)

x fallon

pve design said...

Heather,
good luck with the door knob....I know you will find something chic.
It is indeed always something....
pve

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