Friday, March 2, 2012

Master bath redo

It's taken me a while, but I finally got our master bath updated!  Yay!


I started quite a few months ago.  I painted and added the board and batten.  But then like many other projects, I lost momentum.  


Last week when I made the chevron art, it gave me the jump start I needed to finish everything.


I framed out the giant (b o r i n g) builders mirror.  


I love the cute little soap dispenser from Target!  The tiered storage thingy I made from plates.  In the spirit of keeping it real, I didn't move the tons of meds my family is on right now to combat their allergies.



Around the corner is an alcove for the toilet.  I used the towel storage bar to hang my flat irons from S hooks, some jewelry and hair bands.  The storage chest is a redo of a thrift store find.  The little angel is from my mom for my birthday (this weekend = par-tay!!  I love my birthday!)  The clock is from TJ Maxx.  


The chest of drawers is a Craigslist purchase that I repainted in homemade chalk paint.  I also painted the handles with black spray paint.



When we moved into our house about 8 years ago, we didn't have a lot of money and I didn't know a lot about home design.  So we outfitted all of our windows with cheap vinyl blinds.  I am now on a mission to get rid of all of them.  In my bathroom, I still needed the privacy that blinds provide, but I wanted something much better looking and that would move up and down to let in natural light.  Making roman shades from the blinds was the perfect solution.  I got the idea from here.  I took a few photos of the process and will post that soon.


The blue tray on top of the dresser is a thrift store find that I painted and shabbied up with some sandpaper.  It holds apothecary jars full of cotton swabs and balls and a silver plate holding my current fragrances.  The lacey flower pot is from IKEA.


-photo bomb by my son: he kept putting his hands into the picture.


For art, I framed a piece of scrapbook paper.


These little wooden plaques are from Walmart. They were total steals at $3.97!!!  One is under the framed  scrapbook paper.  The other is by the clock.  


For the shower, I used a shower curtain that used to be in my kids' bathroom.  


I also used our old shower curtain hooks.


Here is what the bathroom looked like when I first started.  


And here it is now!  




12 comments:

  1. You did a great job, girl! I love your little tiered tray organizer, and those plaques from Walmart were such a steal:)
    I would be thrilled if you stopped by linky party going on all weekend!
    http://too-much-time.com/2012/03/get-schooled-saturday-12.html

    Kim@ Too Much Time On My Hands

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  2. This is such an awesome makeover! Everything looks great!! You need to come to my house and somehow makeover my pink and maroon tiled bathroom!! haha

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  3. Love it, love it, love it. Fabulous job, as usual.

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  4. Love everything that you did, total transformation! Great job!
    Visiting from Sunday Blog Love!

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  5. Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

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  6. Love the makeover, the baton board is my favorite!

    Jacque@theDIYvillage.com

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  7. Awesome makeover! I love how it turned out! Love the use of the dresser in there too!

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  8. Fabulous makeover! I love all of your little touches - especially the signs and the tray with the jars. Everything looks lovely!

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  9. Beautiful and inspiring! I love all the little trays, etc.
    ~Elena
    http://acasarella.blogspot.com/

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  10. AMAZING makeover! Especially enjoy the artwork! I would love it if you could come share this at my linky party!
    Amy@homehappyhome.blogspot.com

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  11. Your bathroom is beautiful! I love it so much. Such a good eye you have for putting everything together.

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  12. Thanks for linking up last weekend at Sunday Blog Love...this project tied for the most viewed and will be featured this weekend. I hope you'll come back and share more projects!

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