So began the idea of black and white....It didn't take over night but it's been a work in progress. Picking up things here and there.....
I found this black shade at my favorite thrift store for $8. It stayed at the store for awhile. I wasn't sure it would be the right size. I didn't really want to spend $8 if it didn't work.... Until it went on sale-25% off. It came home with me and it worked out just fine.....I always liked a lamp in the bathroom but still didn't think it would work until......Mr. Smith suggested I put it on the counter in between our sinks.....That's right.....my husband comes up with some pretty good decorating ideas (plus he can bake a mean pie)...So I added a rusty, chipped enamelware pan, a ugly gold tissue box that I repainted black with silver details (99 cents-price tag-$29.99 still on the bottom).
I love toile. I came across this pair of really nice toile curtains for $30 (at a store that is now sadly out of business). I had no idea at the time what I would even do with them since I already had white curtains in the bedroom.........They just barely fit between the molding and hang just a little on the tile by the bathtub. I have a large wall that I hung a candle thingy on but I would really like to put a HUGE picture on canvas of the Eiffel Tower. I have seen one that is pretty cool at IKEA....No money for it now but I might find something at a garage sale sometime.
At the same store that is now gone-I bought this kitchen cabinet/hutch. It was shabbily painted black, scratches and dings....I loved it. You can never have enough storage in a bathroom (in my opinion). It fit right into the nook where the towel bar was. I bought a smaller hook for the towels and put it on the little wall that kinda jogs behind the cabinet.
I was able to decorate the open part of the cabinet with different white items.