Fortunately, #1 was the case with the master bathroom makeover. I originally just planned to paint, but as I was painting, I figured that some new rugs and other accessories, and some new artwork (or maybe I should just say "some artwork" since all the bathroom had before was one mismatched painting) could be good. And I love the results!
First, the "before." (As you can see, I'd already started painting the ceiling and patching holes in the walls.)
After patching holes; painting the walls, ceiling, doors, and baseboards; putting in new towel bars; and adding some artwork and new accessories, here's the "after."
We got new towel bars and a toilet paper holder:
I thought the brown rugs with the brown walls might be too much.... brown... but I've since changed my mind. (I think the lighter flooring helps.)
For the new soap dispenser and tumbler, I went with white to go along with the sink. (I'd also thought about green but couldn't find a shade of green I liked.)
We do still need a new trash can, as the current one doesn't really match, has paint on it, and is a few years old and has seen better days. Oh, and I think something on the wall above the decorative towels could be good, too. Eh, we'll get there. It's hard for me to ever say a room is completely finished, because it seems there's always something I'd like to add or improve or fix up. But for right now, I'm really happy with it!
Let's do just a couple more pictures, shall we?
Have you painted anything lately? What's your favorite way to update or change up a room? Do projects always become bigger or take longer than you originally anticipated?