Friday, May 11, 2012

Powder Room Makeover

Our bathroom make-over project started two weeks ago. Aaron called me in the evening on the way home from a poker night with the boys and asked what I was doing. I told him I was at Home Depot buying paint, I just couldn't stand the red bathroom any longer. He wasn't too pleased with my idea. So this project was definitely a labor of love especially since my husband claims "I sprang this on him" and "he wasn't prepared!" Oh dear! I told him he should know by now that when I get something in my head I just have to get started. So he jumped on board! In one weekend the painting was done, and this week I added the finishing touches, and  I'm so pleased with the results. This is our downstairs bathroom that is just a little powder room. So here you go, a little before and after action....

BEFORE: 
Yikes! We picked a true red for the walls (although it looks a little orange in the pictures) I thought this was a good idea at the time, but this bathroom is under the stairs with no window, therefore it looked like a red cave. Not so attractive!




Let the fun begin!
We primed and painted the walls all white. Then began taping them off to add some stripes! We continued the tape around all four walls and then added our gray paint.
Drumroll......

AFTER:
As you enter the bathroom Here's the first view...
 White shag rug from World Market

We kept all of our original lights, shelves, toilet roll, and towel holders, just gave them a face-lift with white spray paint. This chandelier was originally white. We spray painted it black two years ago when I first decorated and now we re-painted it white. (This is why my husband loves my projects)

My favorite piece is this love sign. I found the idea here and created my own off of the picture. Wood I bought for $.25 a piece at our local restore, and free handed the rest.


Towels from World Market, and starfish from Pottery Barn

As you round the corner (to do your business) this is the view...


Pottery Barn glass, starfish, and shells

Z Gallerie lantern

And wash your hands here. Cozy little corner of our house that I know adore.

 It makes me smile when I walk by now. Thanks for coming by!

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36 comments:

  1. That turned out SOOO great!!

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  2. Looks sooooo good! I'm in love with those colors {just did pillows in them} and stripes.

    Found you over at The 36th Avenue and would love for you to link up to my party.

    http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/search/label/POC%20LINKY%20PARTY

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love the sign and the chandelier! We would love to have you link up over at our party.

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/05/fab-not-drab-friday_10.html

    Jen

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  4. SERIOUSLY?! Super fun! Those stripes are freakin great and the gray-yellow color combo is awesome.If you get a second this weekend, I would love to have you link up over at my Get Schooled Saturday linky party going on form now until Monday night.
    xxx
    Kim @ Too Much Time
    http://too-much-time.com/2012/05/get-schooled-saturday-22-and-burlap-fabric-giveaway.html

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  5. Oh my gosh - this is adorable! What a difference! I love the colors, the bunting - everything! Great job chica!! Just saw you on TT&J and am your newest follower! :) Have a great weekend! xo, Reannah @Shaped by Grace

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much. I love new followers!

      Love,
      Melissa

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  6. FUN! Grey and Yellow is my favorite color combo! So fun and cute!!

    I'd love if you'd link this up to my link party going on now! My readers would LOVE it too!

    http://classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/05/spotlight-saturday-13.html

    XOXO, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  7. That looks so beautiful!! It's so funny -- I just redid my dark, under the stairs, red powder room, too. AND just this week I started working on my kids' bathroom with gray and white stripes. Great minds think alike, I guess. I think the love sign you made is awesome and I ADORE those towels. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Amy

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    1. Great minds do think alike! Thank you so much Amy for coming by!
      xoxo Melissa

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  8. I have to say I love stripes in a bathroom. Thanks for linking up!

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  9. I love this room, seriously! Saw it on Tatertots and Jello and had to come see! I am so inspired to do this in my 1/2 bath - wow! Is that enough exclamation points?!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Rhonda! I love exclamation points too!!!!!

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  10. Ooooh do I love your post!!! You did an amazing job, love it. I am a new reader, creating over at http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com - Tanya :)

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  11. LOve the bathroom...we have a potty room in our master and this just gave me some inspiration....where is this "restore" place you got the wood from?

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    1. Thank you! Our Restore store is like a second hand store of all things used in building a house. They have all sorts of used wood, doors, toilets, bathtubs, and then all the money earned goes to help Habitat for Humanity. We have one here in Fresno, not sure if they're everywhere or not. Thanks for coming by!

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  12. Ohh my gosh, I love the colors and how it all came out!!! Very impressive!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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    1. Thank you Michelle! So happy to have a new follower!

      xoxo Melissa

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  13. That is gorgeous! You are so talented! We would love for you to come share this at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/05/strut-your-stuff-saturday-link-party_11.html

    Love,
    The Sisters

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    1. Thank you so much for inviting me I just linked up!

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  15. Fantastic makeover!!! Love the grey stripes and the yellow!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  16. I love it!!! What color of gray did you use?

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  17. Just lovely!!! Thanks for liking up at Create & Inspire!! :)

    Angie

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  18. Your powder room looks great! Thanks so much for linking back to me. :) Your sign turned out awesome.


    Hannah

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  19. ADORABLE! I am loving the gray and yellow! (They have been my favs for a while now) Great job on the sign! If looks fantastic. Saw you featured on TT&J and had to come check you out (and now I'm a follower as well).

    Pretty sure I am going to go pick up some wood now to make my own sign. Thanks for sharing!

    -Amanda
    eleven19.blogspot.com

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  20. I am in love with the colours! Looks like a different room! Can't believe you did it so quickly. Amazing.

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  21. Impressive! We're so glad you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming and we hope you'll be back. -The Sisters

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  22. What a great idea! Love it! Thanks again for linking up to last weeks party! I have another one up and running today. Looking forward to seeing what you have to share.

    http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/05/welcome-to-katie-from-quality-cheap.html

    Hope you’re having a great week!

    XO, Melissa

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  23. WOW!!! I just LOVE this redo! What a difference! Looks sooo great! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party! I am your newest GFC follower...you have a cute site! Excited to see more! Would love to have you check out my place too!!

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-12.html

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  24. Love this!
    What pain and color did you use for the grey? I've been trying to find the perfect shade of grey nothing too dark or too light.

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  25. This is beyond fantastic! Way to go with this great makeover. I just shared it on my Facebook Fan Page. Great job.

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  26. Loving the strips Melissa... they've inspired me to try them in my house.

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  27. I love your blog! I just shared this post on my FB page. Great job! Love your newest follower...
    Emily... thepostscriptofemilywilson.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Emily! So excited to have a new follower!

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  28. LOVE the color! What is the brand and color name for the grey/white?
    Can you please email the information? I would LOVE to copy that in our bathroom.
    Thank you!
    KristiHall13@hotmail.com

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