Monday, July 26, 2010

Bathroom Re-do

I have been working my my bathroom for a couple of weeks and wanted to share my projects.  There are still a few things left to do, but this gives you an idea.  Unfortunately, I don't have any before pictures, so I'll just have to explain some.

First of all, I wanted to do all of this for under $100, AND  I did!!!

My old bathroom had yellow walls, a cream cabinet with silver hardware.   Here is what I did..
.When you open the door, you look a this wall...very plain, so I made this cute canvas that is a 16 x 20 with whimsical lettering....what do you think?

Here is a better picture of the canvas....

I worked on the cabinet for a few days, and this is what I came up with.  Remember, the cabinet was a dingy cream color.

So, I removed all doors and drawers, spray painted the hardware black and painted the cabinet a light tan color.  Once that dried, I took a dark stain and brushed it on the cabinet then immediately wiped it off with a clean cloth.  I love the distressed look that it gave to the cabinet.  It was EXACTLY the look I was going for.

The rest is decor...

I love blue and brown (my husband does NOT), so, I chose a blue for the walls and brown for accents.  I have not sewn the window treatment yet, but plan to finish that this week.  Then I had these white plaques from Southern Living at Home stored in a chest.  I pulled them out and they got a little touch of brown paint to make the design show up just a little more.

This is one of my favorite parts of the room.  The plant is in an old candy dish that was my great-grandmother's.  I love the sweet touch that it adds to the bathroom.  The lamp came from Wal-mart for $10 and the brown leather box came up from the basement.  I love the look of personalized items in any part of the house, so I added an ivory linen hemstitched handtowel with an "L" on it. (These will be offered on my etsy shop!)
The angel planter at the top is something that I will hold on to forever.  Yes, there is a story behind that precious cherub.  I had a baby boy (my 2nd child out of 4) who was stillborn at 39 weeks.  This planter was given to me with a beautiful plant after his death.  The plant was re-planted and the planter was put in this bathroom.  That was 7 years ago, and the planter has never been anywhere else in my house.  I am planning on giving him a fresh coat of paint, but not just yet.

Here is a closer look at the hemstitched towel...


I have so much enjoyed my bathroom re-do and can't wait until it is "completely" finshed.

Thanks for stopping by!!

The Girl Creative

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9 comments:

  1. How precious is this room!!! Your have made it
    so personal!! Love ya!

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  2. You are so talented. I look forward to each time you post something new.

    Love you sweet Julie!

    Bridget

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  3. Hi Julie~

    I love what you have done with your bathroom! (And I love brown with blue, too!) I think the "splish splash" hanging you made it so cute! :) The story behind your angel planter is very touching, and I can see why you will hold on it always.

    It was nice visiting your blog! I hope you have a good night. :)

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  4. I love this! SOOOO cute! Found you on The Girl Creative! Love your Shabby Template! I just became your follower-you are so creative!!!

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  5. Cute!! Love the blue and brown!

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  6. The Splish Splash sign is super cute!!! Great job sprucing up this room!

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  7. Saw you on Shanty2chic. Love your bathroom. Our master bedroom is blue with brown accents and our master bathroom is brown with blue accents and I LOVE that combination too!

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  8. Oh I love the bathroom. Especially the lamp, it gives it more of a personal and cozy touch. Glad I found you=)

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