Monday, April 18, 2011

Powder Room Reveal

Here it is!  It's done!  Well, almost.  The side splash to the vanity top isn't in yet, but I tried to camouflage  it with a plant for now.
This remodel came with it's share of frustrations, as most remodels do.  From the huge hole in the wall behind the old light fixture to the plumbing pipe that had fallen down through a large hole in the bottom of the cabinet and into the floor.  You notice all the shortcuts taken by builders when you take on a job like this.
Hubby became very frustrated over these things because he insisted on doing the work himself.  My frustration came when I would ask him if I could call someone, such as a professional electrician and plumber.  His response to me would always be, "I can do this myself!".  O.K., O.K. but is it worth all this frustration?  Well, I now must say, he did a great job.  Much better than the original builders!
I showed the before pictures in a post several weeks ago, but I need to show them now next to the "afters".

Here's the "before" bathroom.  Not horrible, but very basic and low grade building materials.  Notice the solid green walls.

The marble top, copper vessel bowl, faucet, toilet paper holder and towel ring were all ordered through Lowe's.  They were very helpful and knew their stuff.

The Tuscan wash paint and murals were done by a professional painter/artist friend of mine.  As you can see, I didn't want to go with a basic bathroom light fixture.  I saw this little rusted metal chandelier and fell in love with it.  I already had the mirror and little "powder room" plaque.

Here was the big hole left behind the old fixture.  This was partway through the drywall patching that Hubby had to do.  It was just one big hole!

This is the cabinet before:
I asked Brenda, my painter, to make it look like a hand painted old piece of furniture.  That's exactly what she did.  She even put two little legs underneath the front.

Then came the new valance, from Lowe's

The new rug, from Wal-Mart

Just yesterday I finished up with accessories.  The rusted bronze vase and eucalyptus are from Wal-Mart.

I found this picture at Ross for $9.99.   It looks like Tuscan scenery to me and I just loved the frame. 

These wall sconces are also from Ross and they are hanging on the wall above the toilet.
Here was the old plastic wastebasket and basket for magazines.

This is the new magazine basket and wastebasket, from Ross for $4 and $5.
Much more Tuscan looking, don't you think?

I also wanted to change out the old plastic switch plate cover, which wasn't an easy thing to do.  The configuration of it is not a popular one and the only place I could find one to replace it was on-line.  I had it in a few days from Switch Plate Superstore.

There it is!  I'm very happy with it and find myself just turning on the pretty chandelier and just standing in there looking at everything!  

I'm linking this post to Cielo's Show Off Your Cottage Monday


Blissed-Out Grandma said...

What fun you've had! I especially like the paint job, both on the walls and on the cabinet.

Grandma J said...

Wow, Nina! I love everything you did to that bathroom!

Don't you just love Ross? I like to go on Tuesdays. I'm there for a couple hours and get my senior discount.

Theresa said...

WOWZA Nina, love it all! The Husband did a superb job and your decorating is AWESOME! I LOVE the hand painted walls and cabinets, the chandelier is perfect... Great job to all involved!

Have a blessed day and thanks for letting me take a peek in your powder room:)


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

OH WOW!!! Gorgeous made-over! You must be sooooooooo happppy!!!

Betcha' it makes you smile, just to walk by and peek in, right? Oh yes! A dream come true.

Gentle hugs,

Marie said...

WOW! WOW! & WOW! Nina, how beautiful and unique is your powder room now, compared to the before! Love the chandy of course, but that sink bowl is fabulous!!!


Valerie said...

It's gorgeous, Nina. I especially like the tap and bowl and oh EVERYTHING. I wouldn't want to use the room, just sit and gaze at all the lovely features.

Marydon said...

Nina, this is fabulous elegance ... what a HUGE transformation. I love it all!

Have an EGGS-TRA blessed Easter ~

Snooty Primadona said...

I totally love all of it! I'm so impressed & now I hate to think of even going into ANY of our 4 bathrooms, LOL! All are original 1940's, redone back in 1987. Maybe lightning will strike our house & I won't have to worry about...

Amy said...

Your room looks great!!! I am following from SITS!

Amanda said...

That looks beautiful! I love seeing bathroom makeovers, great content for your site! Oh an dI am pleasantly surprised to see that you have a whole following of grandmas! I am just a mom, but I am glad to have visited!

Grandma Lizzie's House said...

The remodel looks fantastic. You may never want to come out of the bathroom.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Wow! You did a great job! I just love the little chandy!

Kathy said...

This looks wonderful! Your friend's faux finishes has inspired me to finish a project - hope to share it real soon!
So glad you stopped by! We saw some amazing flowers at the store today - so many varieties!
Hope you have a blessed Easter!

BeautifulDees said...

Lovely redo...speaking of I love your hair it is darling. Come by I am having a blog give away.

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♥ Miss Tea said...

gorgeous! love the wall arts and Brenda did a great job on handpainting!

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Terry said...

Such an improvement and so lovely.

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

What a big change! I love love love the new sink :)

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