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!  


  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!

    Kim@ Too Much Time On My Hands

  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

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

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

  5. Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!!

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

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

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

  9. Beautiful and inspiring! I love all the little trays, etc.

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

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

  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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