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Paint it Black

by habituallychic

06 . 13 . 12
I posted this photo on Instagram (my new addiction!) last night but thought it warranted a blog post as well.  Many of you have mentioned that I haven’t been posting any new photos of my apartment.  That’s because a magazine came to look at it and I wasn’t allowed but I figured one photo of my bathroom wouldn’t be a problem.  
I’ve lived here for eleven months and in that entire time, my plain white bathroom door has bothered me.  Since this is a rental, I wasn’t going to spend the money to replace it with a nicer option so I finally decided to pull out a paint brush.  I measured two sections, taped them off and painted them black to mimic moulding.  I’m not the best painter and I pulled up the tape before it was completely dry, so it’s not perfect but it looks more interesting than it did before. It also now coordinates with the black and white tile floor, shower curtain, and black and white photos. As well as the Diptyque candle and tissue box cover. (Notice a theme?) Now I just need a new doorknob.  
It’s always something. 

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  1. ArchitectDesign™ June 13, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    love it! yes, it’s ALWAYS something -ugh!

  2. C June 13, 2012 | 3:57 pm

    This is such great idea! The flowers are also a really great pop of color in here! Can’t wait to see the rest of the apartment!


  3. Alice Olive June 13, 2012 | 4:13 pm

    Simple touches are the best – love this.

  4. Elizabeth June 13, 2012 | 5:55 pm

    I love a little black trim anywhere and everywhere!


  5. Meredith and the New Yorkie June 13, 2012 | 8:06 pm

    Love how it turned out – congrats! As a fellow New Yorker with a painted door (mine is pink with white “molding”) in a tiny space, I can vouch for the impact it makes!

    Hope we get to see more photos of your space soon! Just love your style and am sure there will be loads of inspiration there!


  6. Miss Margarita June 13, 2012 | 9:51 pm

    love it!

  7. sarah | chevrons and stripes June 14, 2012 | 3:29 am

    i spy a beverly hills hotel door card. I stole one and have it hanging on my bathroom door too!

  8. Alie June 14, 2012 | 4:25 am

    So pretty and glam! Thanks!

  9. simply k June 14, 2012 | 11:06 am

    I have the same tissue holder…great taste

  10. Anastasia June 14, 2012 | 12:03 pm

    What a difference that makes. Really looking forward to seeing the rest of your place.

  11. Karena June 14, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    Excited to see the article Heather,; the door looks great!

    Art by Karena

  12. mamavalveeta03 June 14, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    Great “mini-makeover,” Heather! I love a white bathroom (when we moved into our new home, the white bathroom looked more like it belonged in an old-style insane asylum than a house!). Your touches are perfect.

  13. MJH Design Arts June 14, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    There is nothing like a bit of black (or red) to make you sit up and take notice. Great job.

  14. sandrajonas.com June 14, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    One small change always leads to another..and another.. But lets face it a white bathroom is the best for make-up application.

  15. Kim June 14, 2012 | 4:36 pm

    Love it, Heather! Door handle and all!

  16. a lovely being June 15, 2012 | 3:08 am

    very cool, heather 🙂

    x fallon

  17. pve design June 15, 2012 | 10:08 am

    good luck with the door knob….I know you will find something chic.
    It is indeed always something….