Sunday, January 24, 2010

Easy(ish) Bathroom Makeover

I HAD to get something done… Something… anything!  So, I picked the smallest room in the house and worked until it was finished.  Is anything ever finished?

We have no money for new countertops- so those stay and my friend gave me that amazing light fixture so that was my inspiration for the makeover (not the one over the mirror- the cool one over the toilet.  oh yeah, it's flocked!).  We started by painting the tile floor black.  Use porch and floor paint and a good primer… one that will stick to anything. 
Then I painted the black stripes.  Now it’s really coming together.  A coat of black paint on the mirror frame- it started out gold- NOT going to work. 
There was carpet in the front part of the bathroom.  I would probably prefer tile but sometimes you have to take what you can get.  I replaced the carpet with a commercial carpet tile.  I’ll tell you more about carpet tile later but it’s great.  I think it really makes the room.

I got the plates from Target and the candle holders I used scrapbook rub-ons to add some flair.

Click HERE to see a tips on how I painted these stripes on these heavily textured walls.  That’s what made this makeover easy(ish) instead of just easy.  But it is possible.

So I’m done!
Not quite- I still would love to paint the cabinets black, change the hardware, and replace the countertop.  But those things will have to wait. 

This week I’m linking up here:
Before and After @ Thrifty Decor Chick
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Made it for Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Make Your Monday @ Twice Remembered
Making the World Cuter
Room A Month Makeover @ The Shades of Pink
Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ Silly Little Sparrow
Power of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Please check out all the links.  You will find amazing designs by talented people.  I’m blown away at every one I see!


dee dee said...

Very fun remodel! Love the black and white color scheme! ... Dee Dee

Sjn said...

I too love to hang plates on the wall. I especially love your black and white!

Treasia Stepp said...

It turned out beautiful. I love those plates on the wall.

jaimeparis said...

Luxurious indeed :) Really pretty, you've done a great job. Hugs, Erika

::cottage instincts:: said...

Jaw-dropping awesomeness! What a beautiful bathroom. The counters blend in nicely to me. I know the itch to change stuff though :)

Thanks for linking to Mi4M!

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

Great job! The room looks so glamorous!

my home sanctuary said...

What a great job. Love the black and white. So smart on the tiles.
Thanks for sharing your work.
Have a Blessed Week.

Cha Cha said...

Wow, I am speachless, but I have so much to say. Where do I start. I love the stripes and the counter top, OH, oh, oh, and tthe light I LOVE it. This is the most chic bathroom ever. You inspire me. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Cha Cha

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a striking room... love black and white and the stripes add so much interest. I've got a Power of Paint Party on Wednesdays... I'd love for you to showoff your bathroom.

Sheri said...

Oh wow!! The stripes! The chandelier! WOW! I don't thin I am following you,but I am now!

Heather@PixieDust said...

i love it! You totally made your counter work with your design :)

Mimi said...


Barbara said...

Very Elegant!

Kirsty said...

There are SO many things I love about this bathroom! It's fantastic! The mirror turned out amazing! I actually don't mind the's not too bad. But, I know you can paint countertops...

Great job. It's just stunning.

Anonymous said...

Looks great. Very French romantic..

Caroline said...

This is such a unique and classy re-do!

Love it!

Can't wait for the tutorial..all of our bathroom walls are textured. = /

Linda said...

Looking good...luv that awesome chandelier and the stripes! You have a great blog and a new


Rene said...

Wow! Thank you friend for sharing the light fixture huh? Your bathroom makeover looks nice and I have considered painting tile myself. Would love to her your thoughts.

Cat said...

Painting Tile-
Yeah, well we did it twice. The first time I think we used the wrong primer and it was peeling. So, we peeled the whole floor up (luckily it's not that big) and re-painted it with a different primer. It will scratch if we are too rough on it but for the most part- it's good. I wish we had tried to sand the tile a little bit before we painted. The tile wasn't super smooth so I didn't think we needed to but I'm wondering now if it would have helped.

Cyndi said...

Great redo. But leave your vanity cabinet. I think it would be too dark if you paint it black. Love the stripes. I have tried it myself and I have the same texture type walls. It is, as you say, easy(ish).

Good job.

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Looks Great. I became a follower to see what else you do! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Very fun makeover - the stripes are a great addition.

Carli said...

Hi There! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog! This bathroom is beautiful! Love the decorative plates!

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