Saturday, March 7, 2009

Before & After: Bathroom Improvements

In case you haven't noticed, we've been spending a ton of time in the bathroom recently. (Don't we all?) Jared and I have wanted to replace the hideous lights and mirrors in our master bathroom since before we bought our house... and we finally took the time to make it happen.

Here's our before:
Note the poodle lights that make you feel less like a movie star and more like you're in a sauna with the amount of heat they produce.
Here it is from another angle... just as unattractive if you ask me.

And now for the after:
We purchased two $35 mirrors from Home Goods and two double sconce vanity lights from Restoration Hardware (on sale for $60 each). We also spruced up the medicine cabinet a few weeks ago by framing in the existing space and installing recycled shelves.
I asked Jared if he could install new lights when I found these on sale and he said he could figure it out. In the back of my mind I thought we'd have to hire an electrician but my handy man husband did figure it out and the light switch actually turns on both lights. (I was amazing and way impressed with his newly found electrical skills!)
I love how the separate mirrors and lights define the "his and hers" space in our bathroom. And getting ready under these cool lights is literally no sweat since we ditched the poodle lights! What's next???

1 comment:

Paula said...

Super cute! I'm totally impressed with your bathroom. It looks great.