So, I have a confession to make….today’s post was really supposed to be broken down into 2 posts this week, but alas, here we are and somehow it’s already Thursday, so you are getting 2 for the price of 1 today! This time of year is always so ridiculously cray-cray around my house, and time has literally just flown away from me this week. Whoosh, there goes some more!
This has got to be one of the most simple mason jar-inspired projects I’m featuring this month…but also one of the prettiest. You literally need 3 things: paint brush, paint, mason jars. In the words of my daughter’s favorite character, Maddie Rooney, “Bam, what?!” (Any other Liv & Maddie watchers out there?)
As I was wrapping up the final touches on my master bathroom redo, I needed something little to help out with some minor bathroom storage. These little painted mason jars were a perfect option.
I love using this Martha Stewart line of craft paint. It covers so well and this particular color, Mother of Pearl, has just a hint of iridescence to make it shine. What’d I tell you…pretty, right?
All it took was 2 coats of the paint and some time to dry and these jars were done and ready for the bathroom. They are great for storing essential items like cotton balls and Q-tips, but would also work for other things like tooth brushes, flosser sticks, contact lenses, eye drops, etc.
They look so lovely sitting on the glass shelf in our master bath.
As you can see, our master bathroom went through some major changes recently! When I wrote a few weeks back about my Itchy House problem, we decided it was time to give this space a complete makeover. Here are some before shots of the dated brown bathroom…
We chose a new bright, fresh paint color called Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. I am in love with this color. It is the perfect blended blue/gray/green tone.
We also updated the light fixtures. No more crazy “backstage studio” lighting! We opted for some rubbed bronze scone style fixtures we found at the Home Depot.
And we also took down the giant builder grade wall mirror that was taking up so much real estate on that wall above the sinks. Luckily for us, it was not glued down, so with a few simple screws removed, it came down nicely.
We replaced it with 2 identical white framed oval mirrors, also from the Home Depot. I love them! And they are fog-resistant…bonus!
I added 2 vase wall sconces in between them, above a new glass shelf. Luckily, our lilacs are just finally starting to peek out their fragrant blossoms, making this space smell amazing!
Other updates included a new shower curtain from Target and some added wall hooks behind our door.
And some awesome new shelves we installed above the toilet. We had debated on making our own using some leftover wood from another project. But then, when we were at the Home Improvement store, we saw these amazing wood grain faux panels that looked just like weathered wood and for only $6. We bought some $3 brackets and had ourselves some awesome new custom looking shelves for only $24!
I had so much fun picking around at some estate sales and my favorite local antique mall in town looking for some new pieces to fill these shelves. The top shelf is actually all items I already had, pulled from other spots in my home.
The glass mason jar is filled with shells from our recent beach trips in Florida.
But the wrought iron mirror and those vintage wall corbels were hard to resist, so they ended up coming home with me.
Actually, I loved the way these shelves turned out so much, I bought a 2nd set and plan to use them in a different part of our home as well. They are a really great and inexpensive option for open storage.
I still have a few tricks up my sleeve for this master bathroom space. Like adding a mini storage cabinet next to our shower for towels and other extras. And I am refinishing a piece of art to hang on the blank wall by the toilet for some added visual interest.
But overall, this space is done. I am loving the way it turned out. In fact, it has inspired me to keep going, and make some changes to our master bedroom space as well that will compliment it nicely.
Stay tuned for that reveal soon! Have a great rest of your week everyone!
Ellen Loeser says
I got to see this in person today; its gorgeous!!! Love all the easy to do projects, also love the simplicity of the room. Nice job Katie! (Brad too!!!) 😉