02 April 2011

Powder Bath Revealed

First off... Don't forget, the VIP party is going on until Sunday night! 

Wow what a journey this bathroom has been!  I'm so happy it's finished but in the same breath it was a totally fun project with lots of new things learned.  And aside from sand on the floors and the fact that it's a bathroom I love it so much I could live in there!

Here is a reminder of what I had to work with originally...
Yep, old ugly wall paper border, plain old walls, builders mirror... Pretty much a blank boring slate.



And here it is three weeks and a broken toe later!


I just got this beautiful hourglass with the perfect robins egg blue sand today at TJ Maxx!



The towel rack is from Hobby Lobby.  Man I love that store. And part of the framed mirror.


These little birds my 6 yr old daughter found for me at the dollar store.  Does she know my taste or what?


I love this shoe form and had it on the books until the birds gave it the boot.  Quite literally.


I already had these hurricane glasses.  Once I started getting the feel for this room and where it was going I pondered over and over on how to fill these.  This is where good friends come in handy!  My bff suggested the shells and we found the blue glass pieces at the same time. 
I actually wasn't sure I liked this tiled ledge behind the sink and toilet when I moved in but now that the mirror is framed and I can see all my decor staring back at itself, it's way awesome!


Here is another little birdie I put in a cloche.  Aww he's so cute there. 


Another great garage sale find was the cloche pedestal and this cute vintage soap sign.  I love how the rusted edges play off the blue wall.  Have I mention I'm totally stoked that it's garage sale season again?!!


These frames have had many homes around this place but nothing felt quite right until now.  Perfect fit!


I had other plan for some cute antique bathroom prints for this wall until I found this to replace my towell bar!  How cool is it?  I also plan to put a cute window covering on that window and toss the icky aluminum blinds.



Here is a close up of my handy work =)  I put in all the panelling which I might add is a huge pain in the butt to work with.  It will be a while before I attempt it again . Mr Garden helped me level my trim for the top and I did all the painting and cuts for all the pieces.


What have I learned from this project?

Do not work in the garage with flip flops or you may break a toe.

Always put the guard on your miter saw or you may bleed.



Make sure you have the right glue when fastening trim to a mirror or you may be up against something like this.  Yes those are shower curtain rods.  Don't ask me how I have so many extras floating around lol.  But they make a great tension rod when Mr Garden doesn't want to help you hold the frame together all night long waiting for the glue to set!
Hey, I'm a crafter, It's in my genes to get creative and even Mr Garden noted that it quite ingenious!


And lastly of every one of the above things... I've learned this was totally worth every drop of blood, sweat and tears and I just love my new bathroom!

~Sommer

I Party Here

44 comments:

♥ Miss Tea said...

WOW Sommer! totally mind blowing result!!! Well Done!! I absolutely adore your new make over Bath Room!, I lvoe the color you chose, the decoration you put into it, especially the little birdies, adorable! in the UK we have TK MAXX maybe it's the same but i wish they had hobby lobby here too! love the towel rack!! once again, Well Done!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Your bathroom is beautiful! And your new "towel bar" is amazing!Sorry about your unjuries!

KarenSue said...

Wow! You should be proud!

Jodi said...

Your bathroom looks great, what a great transformation; injuries aside! :) I love all your accessories!

I am always wearing flip flops in the summer! It drives my husband crazy; he always says I am going to get hurt when I wear them. :)

Take care! Jodi

mary beth said...

Great job! I too work in flip flops and figure it's just a matter of time before I get hurt too! It was worth all of the blood sweat and tears though, you can swell up with pride every time you go in there!

beth said...

Oh, my gosh! It's beautiful! I love the soft blue color, and your accesories are so cute!
Your injuries made me cringe, though. Ouch! But the bathroom looks amazing!! :)
Hope you have a great weekend!
Beth.

Tammy @ Type A said...

looks great girl!! xx

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Wow this is beautiful! :)

LambAround said...

Yeouch! Completely worth it for that pretty bathroom...but still...

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

It is BE-uuuuu-tee-full!!! I love that shade of blue and I use the "shower rod" principle for all of my projects. You gotta do what you gotta do! :) It's gorgeous. great job!

Pink Stitches said...

Hi Sommer,
Thanks for inviting me to your link party! Your bathroom turned out awesome! Having fun lookin around your blog :-)

Shirley said...

Very, very nice. Love you colors and the bead-board. Very true about flip-flops! Be careful. Toes really hurt when they get smashed!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Its gorgeous!! Love it, I hope your toe and finger are ok!!

KATHY said...

Your bathroom looks gorgeous!! What a fabulous job.

Kathy

Piorra Maison said...

Wow. thanks for visiting and what a transformation. Sorry about all those booboos. Heal fast!
Au revoir
Caroline

Hannah McConnell said...

Gorgeous transformation!!!
I'm following up on your invite and am joining you from
www.daughterbydesign.blogspot.com

Vicky@Oil In My Lamp said...

LOVE it! The part about using curtain rods to brace the mirror is GENIUS!

Can I ask what color paint you used? I am redoing my daughter's room this spring, and she wants a light blue color. I really like this one!

Thanks so much!

Vicky

Miss Charming said...

It looks wonderful! I especially like the bead board.

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Wow, your bathroom looks like it was worth all the toil and trouble. It is gorgeous now! I love the blue walls with the white beadboard. I can't believe you installed it by yourself! Fabulous makeover!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment about my chandelier:) Sorry, I got here to late for your linky party.

Amanda

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Hope you've recovered! The transformation is great!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

beautiful bathroom! That towel rack is so cute!

Lina- Fancy frugal Life

Donnie said...

Wow and Ouch...No pain no gain in the bathroom. It looks fabulous.

Tammy @ Type A said...

you're number 1!! lol poor boo boo toe! great bathroom, love all of it. thanks for partying with me! xx

Debra said...

That turned out great! So soothing. Hope your toe feels better. :)

~The Bargain Babe said...

Crazy gorgeous! I am drooling over the beadboard work. I need beadboard somewhere in my house too!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Beautiful redo! ;) Loving that towel rack.

Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

Judy said...

Wow, that came out beautiful. I have the same hourglass...mine is from Home Goods (same parent company). Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

Suzanne said...

What a great transformation! It looks wonderful.

(dropping in from Whatever Goes Wednesday)

Betsy said...

I love your new bathroom. That towel rack is so darn clever and different. I had to laugh at the pictures of the towel bars holding the mirror in place. What a great mind...you do what you have to do, right? Excellent job!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ouch! I absolutely love your bath! Spring truly has sprung.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Beautiful!!
I love those hooks!!!
I want them!!!

Hope your toe feels better!!

Annette said...

Gorgeous bathroom but sorry it was so painful! I love the shoe form on the floor like that!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just gorgeous and well worth the injuries! Love the color and the unique accessories!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Wow your bathroom looks amazing! Well worth all the work- and creative ways of getting it done! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You should love it, Sommer. It's absolutely fabulous! And you've proven, we women will make almost any sacrifice to "git 'r done"! Sorry about the injuries though. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party.

Have a great weekend!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Pamela said...

Beautiful bathroom!!
Love the colours and your towel
holder!
Pamela :)

April said...

Looks so good! LOVE that towel rack-I want one! Too bad HL is closed on Sundays :-(

abeachcottage said...

Love what you have done with your bathroom. It is absolutely fabulous! Everything looks great together. Sorry about your broken toe though but it appears all your hard work has paid off!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Wow! Turned out fantastic! Funny I am actually getting ready to put up beadboard and blue paint in my bathroom... great minds think alike! :) Thanks for linking up to flaunt it friday! xoxo

Brandi said...

Wow Sommer, your bathroom looks amazing! So many pretty details! Well worth all your hard work!

Sachiko said...

Hi Sommer, you did such a great job! I love the colors you chose, beautiful!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Sorry about the injuries, but oh so worth it, what a fabulous room! Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

Tara Beaulieu said...

It came out beautiful! We live with a very out dated bathroom ourselves and adding the beadboard detail is on my wish list of things to add when we can afford to redo it. I'm inspired to know you did it yourself (even if it was a struggle!)

Visiting today from Time Travel Thursday.

The Mustard Seed said...

Ummm.. Hello!!! This bathroom redo is AWESOME!!! I'm so inspired now!! I just love the color too... I painted my master bedroom a color similar to that last spring and I am in love with it.. Come do my house if your ever down south!!!

PS. Only seen a few posts but I am just loving your blog!!

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