Sunday, March 14, 2010

My bathroom redo....

This took so much longer than I anticipated...and it's still not completely done! Basically all I did was take the wallpaper off and paint, I also ended up scraping the popcorn off the ceiling. This is the before shot:
The in-between shot....the part that took the longest was getting all that dang wallpaper off! Pain in the butt....actually, it was a pain in the shoulder...by the time I was done, I had major knots running up and down my back!
I had two colors to pick from...white or tan. I didn't want to spend much money on paint because I wanted to spend that money on a new shower curtain and rug. So I decided to go with the tan...I had two cans of it left over from when we bought the house, James' dad bought a ton when he was here helping us move. It turned out really well, I think...nothing too spiffy...but I couldn't get too creative when the blue tile and pink tub were lurking at me!!
Some may remember me trying to pick out a shower curtain. Turned out I didn't use any of those...but went with the 'safe' option...blue flowers. I am still trying to convince myself I didn't go with the old-lady option! Ü I love the colors of the blue....
Of course, I'm not quite finished with it...I ran out of time (and steam) last month. I did as much as I could before family came into town...and just haven't picked it up again since. I need to touch up the edges and paint the ceiling. My ever-growing, ginormous belly is hampering my ability to get things done these days! Ü

I'm also not quite sure what to decorate the walls with. I'd like to put a picture here...but not quite sure what. I was thinking of a picture of the girls...or a picture of feet. Or a picture from the beach at Cancun? I dunno. For now its a big, blank spot.
I did come across this frame at a thrift store...it was a nasty gold color, so I painted it white and glued the ribbons in there...and now its a cute bow-holder for the girls ever-growing supply of bows (that they don't wear, but hopefully one day will!)
Stinkin' ceiling. It wouldn't be so bad if I had just left the popcorn...but it was just looking nasty...I'm hoping a coat of paint will remedy the nastiness...but we shall see. I taped the ceiling off when I was painting the tan...and that reeked havoc on the paint job...pulling bits off here and there as I removed the tape. Bleh. I guess I never said I was a master painter, lol! I did the best I could!
I also need to repaint the cabinets...but maybe we'll do that next year ;) hehe.
I took some inspiration from a friends bathroom...and set out that little tray...I'm debating on painting it blue, mainly because I found this cute, white hand mirror in the dollar section at Target, and it kind of gets lost in the white.
So...not perfect by any means...but I don't think "I hate this wallpaper" everytime I'm in the bathroom anymore and with my Scentsy plugin making it smell like coconut, it's all a step in the right direction!! I'm determined to not let this house get the best of me! I'll either do what I can on the low budget I have, or just live with it ;)....for now.
Speaking of Scentsy (ahem...) my friend Kristy is having a giveaway on her Scentsy blog for a warmer!
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7 comments:

Bell Family Blog said...

Great job Sarah!! Love the bow holder, too cute!! I need to make me something like that. The tray is such a great idea! Love it!

Krista said...

You did an amazing job!! And doing it all prego!! You need to stay away from that ceiling until you have the baby though! You don't want to fall. I wish we were closer so we could massage each others backs:)

Lois Brown said...

look at you go and it turned out great! You amaze me!

Jenni said...

You might not think it is much but it looks to make a lot of difference. Good work hon!

Kristy Pool said...

You are so creative! It looks so great! I peeled the wallpaper off in my bathroom about 3 months ago and have not done anything else. Looking at your pictures is making me feel motivated! It would be so nice to have at least one of the 6 projects we have started, completely finished. Might as well be the bathroom...

craftyashley said...

It looks great! Also, I would like to show you this: http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/bathtime-goods/darby-conquers-a-dated-orange-bathroom-111039

... because it could be worse, so much worse!

Sarah Smiles said...

HOLY ORANGE!!!! Oh my gosh...and mirrored walls?! Were all people in the 60s/70s on crack!?