It’s a tiny space (25 sq. ft.) but the mirror falling down required me to repaint and rethink the accessories.
After three paint colors and a Powder Room Mirror Fail due to a rusted screw, the space is finally complete. There’s a color change that’s difficult to capture in photographs so I decided to provide a video tour of the changes. The video shows “after” plus details. Some “before” photos and notes follow.
Here’s the history. The very first wall color was seafoam green, to coordinate with aqua on the inside of the salvage door. Three years ago we repainted in acid green [top left photo], actually Farrow & Ball Green Ground but that turned radioactive at night. Last April, I added the French Door Curtain, which created Act 2 in this little space.
Repainting required removal of the Victorian bamboo étagère, which had been on the main wall from the first.
A pair of framed 1920s Italian magazine covers (here’s one) had to come off the walls as well. (I never found a third piece so the wall to the left of the sink (where you face when you sit down) had never looked right.
A few final notes: The mirror was repaired simply by flipping it upside down and reattaching the hanging brackets with longer screws. Once the bamboo shelves were pushed out into the back hallway, they immediately solved a storage problem and, as a bonus, looked great. There was no putting them back. Now I’m on the prowl for other pieces of furniture to move around so I can get things where I want them for a whole house tour.