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



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

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

    Love you sweet Julie!


  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. :)

  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!!!

  5. Cute!! Love the blue and brown!

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

  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!

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