Happy Wednesday friends!!
I'm finally up and running again after the October snow storm here in the Northeast this past weekend...unfortunately, we lost power for a few days and internet access for a couple more.
All great now and I'm so excited to show you my totally budget friendly main bathroom redo.
Now remember, that the "burb" house is a 1963 ranch. This is the bathroom that our kids as well as guests use. My husband and I did a mini redo about 15 years ago by taking down the awful wallpaper that was in there, replacing the floor tile and the countertop. At that time, I also stenciled a boarder on the wall. I have been so done with that stencil and the orange/brown stained vanity for a couple of years now. We are getting ready to paint the kitchen cabinets very soon and so I thought I'd practice on the OLD bathroom vanity first...I really got in to trying to use things I had around the house (shopping in my attic) to redo this bathroom as well as a couple of new accessories. Well...here it is, the finished product!.....sorry...there are tons of pictures!!
this is the after...below are tons of before photos...
from country to cottage...
|the before: flowers, flowers and more flowers....|
|15 year old stencil|
|the pre painted stained vanity...|
the stenciled...country wall
|let the redo begin!!!|
|Even though I painted the walls a white on top of white, it took a few coats to cover up that stencil...|
|The painting of the vanity|
|I found this Christmas basket in the attic and painted and distressed it to use for tissues !!|
|We put this little shelf on the wall when we redid this room 15 years ago, so now I painted it white and antiqued it with glaze...I added some ball jars for storage and some other accessories I already had...|
|One of my favorite things in the redo...I bought scrapbook paper from Michael's and cut and framed it twice.|
|Bad lighting, but there is the other framed paper....I took a plain white frame and used the antiquing glaze to give it some texture.|
|This was my mom's pitcher...she would have loved that I am blogging..xo|
I used some twigs for texture and added some battery operated lit twigs...
|I already had this weathered basket (in the attic)...perfect for my new spa colored towels!!|
|Simple, but I am LOVING this room now!!|
|Remember this from one of my summer tag sales???....it was pink...I painted it with the same paint I used on the old window, and then wiped some antiquing glaze on top...perfect on the side of the vanity for magazines!!|
|new soap dispenser...|
|A simple, inexpensive way to add a little something to an otherwise plain wall...so many scrapbook papers to choose from...this one was perfect with the color scheme I was going for...|
|At first, I was planning on keeping the old shower curtain, but once I got going...that flowered curtain was all wrong for the space...I found this one and it is PERFECT!!|
|Here is that old Christmas basket....I told you I was shopping in my own house!!!|
|simple ball jars for pretty organization|
|photo taken with me standing in the tub...remember...1963...lol|
|Replaced the wooden knobs with these brushed nickel knobs.|
|I spray painted the hinges nickel...|
|Sorry, but here is that larger frame again...close up this time......I'm so happy with it!!!|
|And these fabulous real wood shutters were here when we bought our house...a coat of paint freshened them up...|