Ten Minutes, Spray Paint and a Barn Star For Our Half Bath

We enjoyed a beautiful Easter weekend with family. We are so close to seeing signs of spring but Saturday night brought a fresh 8 cm of snow. Thankfully it has melted again. 

We won't be able to start any outdoor sprucing for another month but we have been organizing indoors, purging and selling home decor pieces. After doing a three way switch on our guest bedroom and both our boys' bedroom I have rooms to paint and lots to organize! 

Our main floor half bath is close to being finished. I decided I could re-use a metal barn star for wall decor by giving it a new colour. Ten minutes, black spray paint and it looks like new! 

I use quite a few barn stars in our decor and I especially like the raised pattern on this one. The solid black makes the raised scroll a bit more subtle. I hung it on the wall opposite the door and it can be seen from the front hall entry.

This was the star in a mantel shelf vignette from 2009. 

Our half bath is coming along nicely. When I painted this bathroom last year (Benjamin Moore Grey Owl) I also painted the ceiling, door and trim. Last month I switched out the circa 1998 shiny brass door knob (and hinges painted over by the builder) for this black Schlage door lever and hinges. 

At $38 (Cdn$) for each door lever and $5 for hinges it wasn't inexpensive but I think it really adds to the style of our home. So far we have the main floor doors completed. We also switched out the door stop to black and re-hung the black iron towel holder and paper holder. We bought a new faucet that needs installed and then we just need to frame the mirror. I will share a final look when the last few items are completed.

I hope you had a pleasant Easter. Is your area enjoying Spring weather or beginning to show signs of Spring?


  1. Looks great! No sign of spring here yet :(

  2. We got MORE snow, and it's still all on the ground. Are you happy with your Grey Owl walls? I'm thinking of using it.

  3. The hardware really does make a difference, doesn't it? We did that when we moved in here, too. Love the grey walls...they really make the white woodwork "pop". I have a star just like that!!!! You have greatr taste....lol Hope you have a great night.xoDiana

  4. I like your barn star! It's a nice statement piece. We have those same door levers throughout our home. We did the same thing and replaced our brass knobs with those. Makes a big difference doesn't it? Happily, it is definitely Spring here. Trees are budding leaves and flowers. Grass is greening up. Temps are warmer and the rain has been falling. Spring is a rainy time here in GA. Unfortunately, it is supposed to rain all week here and it's Spring break for the kids. Darn-it!

  5. Super redo of the barn star - forget diamonds, spray paint is a girl's best friend, lol! The hardware change is a great finishing detail. Jane

  6. I would love to change out our brass doorknobs and hinges! I really like the black you chose. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can spray paint things outside again. I don't dare do it in the house and it's just too cold in the garage yet. Have a great week.


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