Monday, March 16, 2009

Girls’/Guest Bathroom Before and Afters

**edited to add the button for DIY day**
DIY Day @ ASPTL
Yay, only a couple of weeks and it’s all finished. Well, ok I’d still like to add a couple of little things but it’s finished as far as I am concerned!
Before: Beach themed with tropical fish just wasn’t going with the pink tile. I was trying to camouflage the pink but made it stick out worse!
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I didn’t do very much in here, because money was tight. My inspiration was this shower curtain. I fell in love with it at Target…It was on sale when I finally made my purchase for $9.99! I decided to paint the walls a creamy off white color to help tone down the pink tile. We chose Parchment Paper by Behr. ($20.00)
The towels were purchased from Target to match the bird from the shower curtain. I only purchased one a piece for the girls and a hand towel. Not too bad, considering I got them on sale…($12.00)
The shelf and two towel hooks were also purchased from Target. ($32.00) Rug, another Target find. I had to pick out and buy 2 different ones before I got the right size and color. I didn’t want a rug for in front of the shower..Because this is their bathroom and you know kids can make a watery mess! ($10.00)
The little wire bird, Target as well ($4.99), the votive, Yankee Candle ($1.00), the basket on the shelf was Kayla’s. I am working on crafting the handle so that it will match better. The candle holder thingie, it came from Hobby Lobby on sale for $1.49!!! I couldn’t pass that up. The damask painting, I painted that, you can get the how to here. Supplies for this was about $5.00.
The mirror I spray painted brown to bring more of it into the room. I also spray painted the light fixture because we didn’t have the money to buy a new one. The old one looks white but that picture isn’t showing it’s true beauty (sarcasm there) off white with green speckles. So spray paint for it, the white I already had, the brown was about $1.00.
I also repainted the cabinet, with some of the paint we are painting our kitchen cabinets with (Kayla helped, that is the reason there is paint on the tile, I gotta get that cleaned off). The knobs were already in there, I thought they went with the glass shelf so I left them. I did however replace the hinges with ones from the kitchen cabinets where we replaced them in the redo. So those supplies, free!!
The pictures with the kids initials, I had all the supplies on hand, so they were free as well!! I did buy a new shower curtain rod to bring a little height in there. It was $6.00 and the shower curtain hooks were on sale at Target for, get this y’all, $3.00!!! I know! I thought they were really unique. (not sure if you can see them or not)
So I redid the bathroom for…….a grand whopping total of…..$106.47!
I am so happy with the turn out! We are going to eventually put more money into this bathroom with new lighting and a new vent fan. The counter top and sink will get a facelift, but this is later on when we have the money.
I also am on the hunt for a really great half circle dirty clothes hamper to replace the one the girls have now in there. It’s just that I have found one, but refuse to pay $50 to put some dirty clothes in!
One Goal completed for 2009!

43 comments:

The Graves' House said...

wow! i love the transformation. the shower curtain and mirror are my favs.

Summer said...

Wow!!! Much better! I really really like the new look.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my goodness!!! You found that shower curtain I was looking for!!! I went all the way to Baton Rouge and searched every inch of that store for that curtain! You lucky girl!!! I love that bathroom....so peaceful and you know Im so wanting that curtain even more now..darn it!

Nancy said...

Oh I love the transformation! Love your blog too...my first time here...i'll be back! Nancy

Rambling Girl said...

Love this...You know I was so hoping to win this shower curtain from Melissa @ 320 Sycamore...but I didn't...love all the extra's and it softens up the pike tile and looks so cute blended in.

Do you know if they had anymore of those? I would so love to get one but no Target around me. Well one is an hour away and I looked for it the weekend I saw her post but no luck. If I sent you the money would you be willing to pick one up for me Joanna? If you can't I understand.



Beth

Kelli said...

Yeah you! I've seen that curtain on another blog...it's classy! I'm sure you're happy it's done.

Rambling Girl said...

oh thanks so much for getting back with me. I think I will blog about it and see if anyone will respond...anyway thanks! I can just keep popping back in here and look at yours.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Love the shower curtain! Each little detail, including the new paint color works together so well and looks so hip and fresh! :) ~Rhonda

Vee said...

Beautiful job! I bet that the kiddos approve, too!

Angie said...

This is my kind of makeover - looks great and didn't cost a lot! I love the shower curtain and all the other details!

Darlene said...

Your make-over turned out GREAT!!! LOVE the shower curtain and all the accessories.

My Beautiful Mess! said...

LOVE it!! Please come do my bathrooms!!!

Kristen said...

Really nice transformation. Wanna come and do my house?!

Tiffany said...

Hi, there! I've come over from the blog party! Just stopping by to check things out. Love what you did with this bathroom! Great job!

I'll be bookmarking you and checking back - us Southern Florida girls gotta stick together!

Beachbrights said...

Sweet!

XOXO

Kammy said...

Love the grown up look ! Really am digging the art on the walls !
So Posh looking !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Sara said...

Wow! What a change. It looks fabulous!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You really made it work with that pink tile!! (We had the same thing in my bathroom growing up) :) I am so jealous that you got the birdie shower curtain. ;)

HeathahLee said...

Oh, that shower curtain! I wish I could find one at my Target! Love what you did!

the undomesticated wife said...

Looks great!

If you do get tired of the pink tile, though, you can paint it with special paint!

Kara said...

Oh my goodness, I love it! Looks so much prettier now. That shower curtain is one hot item in blog land. I hope no one breaks into your house to steal it. ;)

Katie said...

That's a seriously awesome transformation!! The shower curtain is fantastic and I love how it's not obvious that it's a child's bathroom, but still is sweet enough for kids to love. Great job!

Twice Remembered said...

Fabulous! You've done a great job! I really love those colors...the shower curtain is so pretty! I love painting light fixtures and ceiling fans in brown, too!

Tyler said...

Even though I'm quite partial to the coco cabana type feel of the old one. I love the colors on the new bathroom! Job well done!

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Erika said...

Oh my goodness, I love it.
I especially love the black bird (candleholder?) on the shelf! Yum!

Feel free to check out my blog, it's brand new and still in the making...But, the link is http://oopsicraftmypants.blogspot.com

Astrid said...

Oh my! You really made an improvement to that bathroom! I do love that lovely shower curtain. It's a great inspiration piece!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a transformation! I love the shower curtain.

The Hopkins Home said...

LOVE the shower curtain! What a deal too :) Good job!

Becky said...

Very sharp! Sophisticated and welcoming. I love the changes. A great improvement I'd say. Well done!

Delightful Dwelling said...

I love it! That shower curtain is so pretty. What a great transformation for an awesome price.

Richella said...

You've done a great job here! This room looks really nice, and you've succeeded in toning down the pink. I lived with pink bathrooms for nine years (in two different houses--it must have been a popular tile choice!), and I always felt like I had to do wallpaper or fabric or something with pink in it. I like the way you've just done what you like and treated the pink as a background neutral. GOOD FOR YOU!

Kristi said...

Your makeover is gorgeous and it really makes your pink tile look like you planned it all together. What a fabulous job!

Mommy Words said...

Super cute bathroom and I too love the curtain! Great job!

elizabeth said...

I love this! You have embraced the pink instead of fighting it...and I do love pink. :)

Amanda said...

Love the makeover. Target is the best. That shower curtain is wonderful. I'm having a hard time deciding on what to do in my master bathroom and your space is very inspirational.

Amy said...

I love that shower curtain! Fabulous!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Love the new pictures above the towel rack. Get redo.

Blue Creek Home said...

Very nice! Love the shower curtain.
Rhonda

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

So pretty, I love love love that shower curtain so much! Love the new look, your bathroom looks awesome!

Anna See said...

Very pretty! I love that shower cutrain plus the monograms.

Cheri Peoples said...

Adorable. It looks so classy.

Come on over for a visit -- I have a give away going on-deadline fri 10 p.m. then look at our new addition.
Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Great makeover! You are a lucky girl to have snagged one of the most wanted Target shower curtains. And on sale!!! I'm jealous.

Gina said...

Wow-it's "the" shower curtain. It looks great in there. I love that tile floor, actually, I hope you keep that whimsy if you ever change out the pink tile. Great makeover!