Sunday, September 12, 2010

beautiful bathroom

Remember this bathroom? Straight from the 1960s. Old, dirty, stained.

Old, ugly, stained grout that I scrubbed on my hands and knees.

Cheap, rusty faucet.

Rusted sink with lovely metal rim.

Water damaged cabinet.

Low toilet with huge water tank.

Refinishing the tub with the epoxy paint.

AND, NOW.... Pretty bathroom.

Neutral color (Gobi desert from Behr, Home Depot). Spa like shower curtain with white leaves.

New faucet.

Discounted mirror from wal-mart that I crackle painted. We bought a mirror and when we pulled it out of the cardboard corner packaging, the edges were cracked and broken. We didn't have the receipt so I bought some crackle spray paint from Micheals (gold base coat, black top coat.) I love the way it turned out.

I love the new cabinet top, as the sink is a little smaller than the old one and it gives me a little more counter space. I'm very excited to have a little more area to set things down, like my makeup bag.

I found a luxurious bathroom mat at Wally World ( I couldn't believe how thick and nice it was for the price) and so now my feet will be comfy in the mornings. We still need to get a matching hand towel ring that goes with the towel bar and such, but we'll get that when we have more money. I haven't hung anything on the walls to decorate yet, since we don't have much wall space. I have room over the shower curtain and over my towel bar, but that is pretty much it except for the area by the door, but I'll need something really shallow since it is a walkway.

So, do you like how it turned out? I love it. When I finally got to use the new shower, Charlie found me in there talking to the shower head, telling it how much I missed it. :)


More Than Anything said...

Beautiful! You did a great job! I love the shower curtain and the mirror turned out great!!!

You make me feel soo untalented! :)

Rachel said...

I LOVE it all!!!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

AWESOME job!!! I love it! Now come do my picture wall for me, please!

Bailey's Leaf said...

Gorgeous! I love that you embraced that which was kind of damaged.

Hey? Is that the same floor? What did you do to it? Do tell!

Deb and Blake said...

Love it!

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JellyBelly said...

Gorgeous!! I'm so jealous!

Alison said...

It looks beautiful! I love the paint color; my bathroom is stark white, which I find very uninviting.

the misfit said...

Now that is a transformation. But you didn't give the source for the most interesting part - the shower curtain! You're holding out on us, aren't you? You don't want every infertile blogger in America to have your beautiful shower curtain.

WheelbarrowRider said...

Great job, I love how it turned out! and good thinking about the mirror, so creative!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Nice job!!! I love it!

the lady of the house said...

Wow! We have pretty much the same bathroom except yours is so chique and beautiful! Same space though - I have a pedistal sink so there goes that make-up bag space :) Geeesh! Looks gorgeous darling!