Friday, June 24, 2011

powder room complete!

I have this cabinet that has 8 small glass doors.

I've got on a hunt and found on ebay 8 coral branches knobs (they used to sell these at Anthropologie until a couple of years ago), I couldn't find the red ones anymore, but I bought them anyway (gotta love ebay, paid 8 knobs for the price that Anthro used to sell one!) and spray painted them red.
Since these knobs are metal, I bought a spray paint that is used to touch ups for cars.
These cans are much smaller than usual spray paint, so I ended up having to go to the store twice.
...crafting whooops...

To spray paint these knobs, I dig a hole into a styrofoam piece of something that i found in the garage, and place the screws of the knobs in with the heads down, then screw the knobs in, so I could paint without having 'blind spots' on the parts and having to turn them up and down.

To have a perfect coverage I needed three coats of spray paint, being careful of spraying in between of the branches and underneath.

I can call my powder bathroom complete now!

brighten up in blue, white and coral red - AFTER 
very much blue - BEFORE

brighten up in blue, white and coral red - AFTER 

- the big red vase in the left corner is an old Ikea
- check up here  the curtain & towels pattern
- and here the soap dish and other ceramic decor
- I already had the coral candles, just put them together to make my 'own reef'
- the silver turtle it's a friend's present, and she's pretty happy now with the whole 'under the ocean' theme going on ;)

This whole bathroom redo was a lot of small but time consuming projects.
... glad it's over!!

Well... almost over: my mom has a leftover roll of nice white and blue paper that I would like to use to cover the inside of the eight doors cabinet. It would bright up and look much better, I know.
But I measured the inside of the doors and they are all slightly different.

Which means... It can wait. 
Maybe until next year :)

xox, d.


  1. I love the coral red. Great job. Thanks for your comment on my Blogger to WP post. Don't worry. GoDaddy is great. Someone literally just entered a wrong number in the transfer, so my blog was redirected to nowhere for several hours until my transfer person hounded GoDaddy and they figured out the error. Their customer service is great and they have a wonderful reputation. No complaints from me so far. Good luck! Let me know if you have other questions. You will be sooo glad you took this step.

  2. i love all things coral right now. i think it has to do with my obsession with the beach :P. those knobs came out perfect and your bathroom is huge! mine just has enough room to turn in lol

  3. I really like the touches of red against the blue walls. Looks great!

  4. I love the red coral touches! Looks great!

  5. The red coral is great! What a great deal on the knobs! I love to look at all the knobs at Anthro but I can never bring myself to pay that much for them!

  6. I'm a little obsessed with that blue and red color combo right now! Such a cute bathroom!

  7. I'm back again loving all of your coral! I was so totally deflated when I couldn't find anything out there with the coral pattern I wanted for our bathroom or found it at $$$, so I'm absolutely loving your wonderful tutorials and inspiration! Thanks for sharing :-)

  8. That's a beautiful combo of colors. Extremely soothing! Congrats on the knobs; I love those.

  9. Your coral touches here are wonderful! I also loved your post on the paints you use and was wondering where you could find the one Michael's doesn't carry anymore? Your new follower and can't wait to see what you do next! Thanks for sharing at Debbie Doos

  10. That is an awesome color combination! Love the coral. What a neat bathroom. Thanks for sharing.

  11. BRILLIANT! I love all the red coral touches - those handles are amazing! Great work!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  12. Love your powder bathroom look even before and after transformation, love the red coral touches, lovely!

    I'm your newest follower from homemaker on a dime Blog hop party.

    Susan at

  13. GORG. love the coral! well done. winks-jen

  14. I've never met anyone before with self described "OCD coral dependency" syndrome. LOL. You've got a great theme going! :) Thanks for sharing.

  15. Really good job Donatella! I can only dream without the kiddos around!

  16. Love those red door handles. But -would not like to clean them! You newest follower.

  17. It's is so beautiful! I've never wanted coral before, but now I do.

  18. Beautiful!!
    Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!

  19. I love that cabinet for a bathroom!

  20. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

  21. What a beautiful room. I'm having a party today and every Monday at Would love for you to stop by and link up this project and any other projects.


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