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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bathroom number 1 makeover

Well I have something to show you ..................finally!

The upstairs bathroom was never a huge issue in my mind - as unappealing as it was, I knew I could do something on the " cheap " with it -

Here's the before ( this is the actual MLS photo that appeared on the original listing )


and here's what very little work did for it  ( and I do mean very little ) so don't be expecting any huge miracles here lol


I had just enough left over paint ( from a few years ago actually ) to do the walls ..............it's a very pretty sort of aqua.............

I had bought the shelf unit for our last home.

I painted out that heater thingamabob and the window frame with paint I already had on hand - switched the towel rack for the one that was downstairs ( since that bathroom has to be gutted )
and then I simply shopped around the house for accessories - so not one dime was spent on this little
room :)
Oops sorry - I bought the mat..............19.99 - and it's totally the wrong color because I bought it before I knew what I was doing in there!

The accessories are strictly what I could find because truthfully we still haven't unpacked most of our stuff and so they will most likely be changed before it's finished - but since I change things weekly it won't exactly be out of the norm for me anyway lol

My little bird cage bought at Michael's a year or so ago - and the jewellery box Lindsay and Tony gave me at their rehearsal dinner.


My " star " tea light holder ( with the chain beside it - it's supposed to be suspended but the chain fell off and I have no idea where it goes - so I have to go back to Pier 1 and hope they still have them - so that I can inconspicuously examine it ) Inspector Clouseau at your service once again


 The biggest change came from painting the heater vent white - don't you think?


I still have to hang something on the window - but it does have a privacy film on it for now at least.

John says - What the hell is a wreath doing hanging on the towel bar?
Suzan says - I think it's pretty
John says - How am I supposed to grab a towel from behind it?
Suzan says - DO NOT TOUCH THOSE TOWELS - YOU UNDERSTAND?
Suzan says - It took me 20 minutes to fold them the right size
John says - Here we go again - candles we can't light - dishes we can't use - now towels we can't dry with?
Suzan says - Take a towel from the linen closet - what's the big deal?
Suzan says - BUT DON'T MESS IT UP WHEN YOU GRAB A TOWEL.........PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

The linen closet makeover is Here


Tomorrow I'll show you the bedroom - and the curtains I found to almost - oh so close - match these



But for now I'm going to soak in a very hot - very bubbly bath


Oh - and then I'm going to run downstairs and look at my sanded floors - before they're stained dark
and torment myself for a couple of hours on whether dark was the right decision after all :)


P.S - had I changed the floors I would have most definitely went with wide planks - but since we're NOT changing them - I have to tell you - I'm really loving these skinny slats almost as much!!!
( except that we had to pay a fortune to have them replicated in areas where they had to be patched e.g. where walls used to be - they don't make them this size any more )

You all have a wonderful Sunday everybody :)

Much love,

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44 comments:

  1. Oh Suzan, the bathroom is so very pretty. You did a great job here. Love it.

    Big hug from here

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  2. Looks beautiful so far! Can't wait to see the rest!

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  3. What a difference a little paint and a few accessories make! I love the aqua color with the white trim....so fresh. The accessorkooies look at home in the space as well. The star tealight holder is so pretty....:) Looking forward to the bedroom reveal....and I love the narrow slats on the floor.....gorgeous! Have a blessed Sunday.....Vicky

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  4. Wow! You may be motivating me to reprint mt powder room! Love the results

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  5. A little vision goes a long way and you certainly proved that in this bathroom! I have to agree with John though, I don't understand the concept of not using things in the bathroom for bathroom purposes. That's probably why I'm not a great success as a blogger - my spaces always look very used, um, I mean lived in :).

    Lovely job Suzan!

    ps I am so in love with that floor!!

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  6. Love the bathroom...looks pretty freakin' miraculous to me!!

    -andi

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  7. That looks divine Susan! You did a fabulous job using what you had to make a gorgeous space!

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  8. Wow your bathroom looks great! Its amazing how paint and accessories can transform a space. You did a great job and the colors are perfect! ....so clean and crisp. It seriously looks like a whole new space. Love it!

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  9. Wow, it looks so beautiful now! I was wondering what that box thing on the floor next to the toilet was... it's a heater? It always amazes me how much just paint can change the look of a room!

    Tania

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  10. Suzan,
    Your bathroom is so pretty. Love it. So happy you have a place to escape and soak the world away!! I bet you are excited it is beginning to feel like a home. Loving your posts on the transformations.
    Kris

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  11. Looking good and I imagine that hot bath felt SO good!♥♫

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  12. Steve doesn't get it either. I used to keep a white starfish on the top of a stack of towels in the bathroom. He asked why I kept putting it there and of course my answer was that I liked how it looked. He kept letting the starfish fall and break so I just gave up.

    Things are coming together at your end.

    Happy New Year

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  13. Wow Suzan, what a difference a can of paint and a good eye for accessorizing makes! Looking forward to seeing each room transformation as you work your way through the house.
    Marie@TheInteriorFrugalista

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  14. How come you didn't paint the wall unit shelves white?

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  15. Well....of course you need a wreath in your bathroom! What's wrong with John, anyway??? lolol! And a Christmas tree in your gorgeous linen closet is just a fabulous idea, too! lol Oh Suzan...I am just so thrilled for you that this is all coming together for you just the way you imagined it! You are doing a wonderful job,girlie!!! Love it alllllll!

    xoxo laurie

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  16. Lovely! Amazing what you did! So much prettier and fresher! I will be envious of your bathroom and dreaming of what I can do to my own avocado gem once we move into our next place mid-March. Let the dreaming and scheming begin!!!! Patty/BC

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  17. It is truly amazing what paint can do. It doesn't look like the same bath. Love the white woodwork and aqua is a favorite color.
    After 55 years, Bob has finally learned NOT to use the hanging towels. So what…it's a girl thingie.
    Happy New Year, Ginger

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  18. Gorgeous! I think, it's a huge difference! I really like this aqua color.

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  19. One simple word.....AMAZING!

    Happy Sunday!

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  20. The bathroom is great... paint makes a world of difference. The house I grew up in had those thin slat floors, it was made in 1959/60. Can't see why it's a big deal to make slats narowwer... you just rip them on a table saw... now making wider ones would be a different story!

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  21. Oh Suzan, it looks beautiful and I'm so glad you get to enjoy a hot bubble bath! I think I'll get mine in like February. Great idea to paint the heater thingy and I love the blue. I think I'm painting my bathroom ceiling that color! Be a shark girl and keep moving!

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  22. Oh Suzan, you are so funny. I showed your bath and just like John he wanted to know how a person would use the towels. I feel your pain. I love your sanded floors just the way they are. Skinny, blonde boards are beautiful.

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  23. It looks AWESOME! You really are a whirling dervish!

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  24. Your bathroom looks sweet. The blue is about the same as our bathroom so I love it. Amazing what a little paint will do. Have a great week and Happy New Year to you and John!

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  25. Love the bathroom...it looks awesome!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  26. I literally LOL'd at your conversation with John. :) Love how honest you are about all the staging, because that's how it is with us decorators! Your makeover is quite a transformation. Very pretty indeed. XOXO

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  27. Yay on the freebie bathroom reno! I love seeing how someone did it without breaking the bank. That heater cover looked totally strange before and now it looks quite interesting. A+ on this room for sure!

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  28. great job! I can't wait to see those floors too!

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  29. Lovely! It's a very serene room now and looks like the perfect place to have a hot bubbly bath. Enjoy your last days of December, remodelling and soaking in the bathtub!

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  30. Suzan, regarding your chainless star.... I have one just like this. See at the top left of the picture.... the point of the star which has partial glass cut off on two sides ? That's where the top is, so heat escapes through the holes if you have a candle inside. There should be a small round link soldered there that the chain attaches to. It looks as if yours broke off. I'm sure you'll come up with something though. Can you solder ? The bathroom looks lovely though!

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  31. Love the bathroom! That aqua and white is very pretty. Freebie makeovers are always the best. It's looking awesome!

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  32. Love the bathroom. I am getting ready to redecorate mine and this has inspired me. Thanks for all you do and share with us.
    Blessings and happy new year.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  33. I love it Suzan, perfect!!!! John cracks me up every time. Happy and a very healthy New Year!!!!

    Cynthia

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  34. Your bathroom looks one hundred percent better!! Good job.

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  35. Beautiful job on finishing your bathroom for next to nothing, Suzan!
    Debbie :)

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  36. oh the bathroom is darling i love it in just new colors and the wood accents really pop looks great

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  37. For your era house, the narrow floor plank are best. The wide plank may be trendy but they would not fit as well. I would also go with a light stain, about the color your floors look just sanded. But the dark stain is probably already applied! Your bath is a huge success!

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  38. The floor is awesome. It looks so cozy and peaceful in there. The color is my favorite color.

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  39. Suzan your bathroom looks fabulous!! What a difference paint makes!
    Love the painted floor!!

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  40. The bathroom looks looks very tranquil and spa-like. Amazing what a little paint...and great accessorizing...can do!

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  41. Yet another Fabulous Make-over! Great job Gurl :)

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  42. What a fantastic difference. Great conversation with John, men just don't get it. Hi, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/ a new GFC friend, and I added you to my g+ circle. Thanks for sharing your awesome makeover.

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  43. I LOVE it!! You guys did an awesome job!!! Pinning to the Monday Funday pin board. Thanks for linking it up!

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Due to my inbox looking like a scene from a Hoarder's episode ( yes I hoard comments ) I'll now be replying directly on my blog - nice and clean like !!!
Much love, Suzan