RED, WHITE & NEW …. Summer DIY Project

July 2nd, 2013 | by Patricia Lockwood | Comments


Four Quick & Easy Decorating Tips
to update your bathroom
and take it from time-warp to timeless


Red White & New


Tip #1     A little paint goes a long way


Voted the best bang-for-your-buck project – give your vanity, walls & ceiling new life with a fresh coat of paint. This is your chance to completely transform your bathroom in an afternoon. My choice is to keep the walls a clean and neutral white and then, sticking to a patriotic theme, paint the furniture and millwork a dramatic red. After a good sanding and primer, try either Benjamin Moore’s White Dove, Sherwin Williams Habanero Chile or Red Brick by Behr Paints.

Red, White & New Paint


Tip #2     Spruce up your shower


An old and tired looking glass enclosure or shower curtain is your bathroom’s worst enemy. As the new spokesperson for Liberty Hardware for the launch of Delta Shower Doors, I am happy to report that now you can create a high-end look without the hefty price tag. Delta has countless choices for you to be able to customize and it’s easy to install. Simply head to the Home Depot in Palm Springs to select a glass pattern, a frame style and finish and complete the look with modern door hardware.

Delta Shower Doors



Tip #3   Modernize hardware & lighting


Carry your color theme with unexpected choices for cabinet hardware and lighting. This is your time to shine but beware of going overboard. Keep these little punches of personality to a minimum. Other bath hardware and fixtures should be selected with the idea of being timeless in standard colors (chrome, brushed nickel, bronze, brass.)

Red, White & New Hardware & Lighting


Tip #4   Finish with accessories


To complete your newly updated bathroom, add the last layer of decor with framed mirrors, towels, rugs, and don’t be afraid to have a little fun.

Red, White & New Accessories



And if RED isn’t your cup of tea, just pick your favorite accent color and go with it.
Take it from a PRO. You can update your bathroom with amazing results in just a weekend when you follow these inexpensive DIY decorating tips.





New Logo_2_2  written by Patricia Lockwood, Interior Designer


Retail & Photo Sources:

Collage #1:  Provided by Sara Story Design, Flicker, Furniture.Trendzona.com, blamze.blogspot.com, Pampai.com, Axsoris.com

Collage #2:  Painted vanities found at foxhollowcottage.com and Julie-inspiredbyyou.blogspot.com. Paint found at Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and Behr at Home Depot.

Collage #3:  Home Depot - Delta Shower Doors – My Shower, My Style

Collage #4:  Lighting found at Barn Light Electric and Lamps Plus, Cabinet Knobs & Pulls found at Etsy, Anthropologie and Houzz

Collage #5:  Mirrors: Barcelona mirror at Wayfair, Hand-painted mirror seeingdesign.com, Kikkerland No Diving Bath Mat & First Aid Box found at Sears, Accessories found at Kootation.com and Tumblr.com and Redbathaccessories.com

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