Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cinderella-Inspired Bath

Funny how kids can influence your décor decisions. My daughter is just at the age where everything is “Princess.” We’re talking princess cookies, princess toys, princess shoes, princess pillows…the list is endless. I have a feeling a princess-themed birthday party is in our near future. I digress. Perhaps it was all of this princess talk that drew me to my upstairs bathroom paint color: Benjamin Moore’s “Glass Slipper.” As you can imagine, she was thrilled to hear it was going to become a “princess bathroom.”

Here is the bathroom before:
 And here it is now:

 Another "before" Shot:
And one more after:

I found the tarnished gold-colored mirror hidden in a corner of a tiny antique shop that I thought just perfect for the space, and better yet only $12. After we hung it though, it seemed to shrink in size (ever happen to you?) Since it had to be high enough for my 6ft husband to see into, it left a large gap between it and the vanity below.  Just about ready to give up and start looking for a replacement, the perfect solution appeared. I was in the basement doing laundry when a small shelf with freckled-gold brackets caught my eye. Quicker than you could say “Bippity boppity boo” it was unscrewed and re-screwed under the mirror upstairs.  And what says princess more than a ruffled shower curtain? I made it out of an old sheet and a plain white shower curtain I had on hand from Target (I think it was around $12 or $15 back when I purchased it). We had the floors professionally done with tiles from Home Depot. A huge belly and too many trips up and down the stairs made this an easy decision, though I would have loved to have tried tiling myself. The eyelet valence was also an antique find, for only $4. Oops, the clock must say 12 because I’m turning into a pumpkin…no really the kids just woke up from their nap…Thanks for stopping in!


  1. What a nice transformation of your bathroom!
    I love the wall. Great job. I am your newest GFC follower.