Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bathroom Make Over

I am so excited to be writing this blog because it means that my never ending painting project in our bathroom {that's right, we only have ONE!} has come to an end. I couldn't be happier with it.  I would tell you I was even if I wasn't because that's how much work I put in to it.  Hand painting "wallpaper" is no joke! 

The before pictures are a little dated.  These are pictures of the bathroom when I first painted it red.  Since then, I have changed out the shower curtain but the black and white accents stayed the same so you'll get the idea.

Here is the start of my little project:
It literally stayed like this for 3 weeks.  Just that little spot was painted.
Then one night after Aidan went to bed...I got some energy.

and here are the afters...
The new lighting is that much brighter!

I made this skirt for our pedestal sink to hide the plumbing and to give us a place to store things like the TP and plunger out of sight!

Rather than spending the money for a new white mirror, I just painted our current one and flipped it on it's side.

We added this white ledge that we were no longer using for extra "counter" space. 

Little details...

I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! It's a nice change.  You are probably wondering where the heck I got the idea to paint this design on my wall?  I originally saw the idea here on the Jones Design Company blog.  I emailed the incredibly talented Emily for a few tips and then I just started. That was January 8th.  Almost two months later, I have finally finished!!  

Thank you Emily for the inspiration and my hubby for telling me to get the bathroom finished before he pulled the plug on this project so we could move on to something else {always in the nicest ways}. 

I am linking up to these parties...


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


Michaela said...

It's beautiful! I love the pattern. So elegant and chic. It's such a wonderful update! Love the idea to add the little white shelf under the mirror.

Visiting from Amanda's link up party!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

April, it is fantastic!!! It looks so fresh now. Fabulous work!

Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you'll stop by to visit Serenity Now again soon. :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your bathroom makeover looks outstanding. I’m having a giveaway...be sure to come by and check it out…it starts Monday March 7.


Kimberlea@SaVvyDeCor said...

Wow! I love it! You did a fabulous job!

Erin said...

Your bathroom is beautiful! I've been stumped on how I can update our master and I am definitely saving this post! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

Erin said...

Thanks for stopping by to see MY VERSION of this stencil at http://alittlesomething2.blogspot.com/2011/02/painted-wallpaper.html
Looks great!!

Jena @ Involving Color and Home said...

I LOVE your bathroom! The pattern on the walls looks great. Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

Roeshel said...

Wow, April! It's gorgeous. It really brightened up the space and I LOVE the pattern! Great job!

Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade. ;)

Take care and have a wonderful week!

Andrea said...

It looks fantastic! Well done.