Friday, May 24, 2013

From Willow to Boho - Bathroom update!


It's DONE!  Finally!  Well, done enough to share some updates!  On Saturday, I started this little project that was really just supposed to be painting the top, oh, 1/3 of the walls to fix up the new drywall installed when our new tub was put it.  That turned into painting the walls and the cabinets, changing out the faucet, light fixture and thermostat, and of course completely redecorating.  Oh, and the whole "broken S-Trap in the sink" thing. Apparently, when you bump into the top of a pedestal sink too many times, it can crack the trap in the drain pipe. My husband was thrilled with me for that one - there was lots of bumping into that stupid sink when trying to remove the drawers of the cabinet.  Those things are in there for life, or at least until I replace the sink that won't let me tilt them down far enough to get the rollers off of the tracks!

Anyway, that's not why you're here.  You want some good old "before and afters" and some close ups and stuff. So here you go!  Please note - I'm a hobbyist blogger.  I often forget to take before pictures until I'm actually into a project.  Hope you like the splash of green Frog Tape with the red paint!


I love how bright and happy our little bathroom is now!  I wanted a color out of that vacation photo I shared in a previous post, and Benjamin Moore's Graceful Sea fit the bill perfectly.  But, once I had the paint up on the walls, I just couldn't leave that wood cabinet bare anymore.  It was begging for a good weathered look.


Only after I started removing the old light fixture did I think to grab the camera again, and I couldn't wait a minute more to finish with the light first!  But, see what I mean?  What fun is that?  So, I did a little demo and took the doors to my paint booth garage to get started! (I'll share how I did it in in another post for anyone not into blogland where you see things like this quite often, though mine is just a version of what so many do, I guess!) I will say, my husband thought I was nuts while I was doing this, and I'm still not convinced he's digging the new look.  I, however, love it!  

It's a very small room, but again, the whole idea was to fix up where the tub had been replaced... but that part's not even done yet because we decided to tile above the shower walls.  That's a "some other weekend" project since this part took so long and we're planning on just relaxing over the long weekend this week.  It will get done some day, I swear, but at least that drywall/cement board now has a good coat of primer on it if nothing else. The tile is already sitting in the house, as is the adhesive and grout, so it WILL get done.

In the meantime, just pretend that spot with primer on the wall in this picture isn't there.  I had a hard time deciding on a shower curtain and reached out to Facebook for help, so I have to show what I ended up going with!


Of course, you all know that now that this is all done, I want new flooring in there, right?  I think I'll wait to spring that one on the huz!  

Have I mentioned that I love the grey-washed cabinet now?



Thanks for checking it out!  I leave you with one more before/after. Recognize that willow tree?  :)



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UPDATE July 2, 2013!!
We finally finished the tile above the shower walls!  LOVE It!


Shared at Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday, A Stroll Thru Life Inspire Me Tuesday, Jade and Oak Design in Your Home

12 comments:

  1. Very Feng shui!! Love it.

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  2. This update looks amazing!!

    Go you!!!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

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    1. Thank you so much! Vacation may have tempted me to repaint, but then I got home and fell in love with it again!

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  3. Looks great! Lovin the new light and bright look! Thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods Monday! Love having you party with us!! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  4. Oh it looks so nice, Jona! Great job. Love the blue! It's so bright and cheery!

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    1. Thanks! Bright it is... maybe a little too much so. I'll live with it for a while and see what happens :)

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  5. Great update, it doesn't look like the same space. I would love for you to link up to my ongoing party - Inspire Me --http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/08/179th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty! Linked up! Love your blog - you have a dedicated new follower!

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  6. great idea with the tiles in the shower!

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    1. Thanks! I'll admit - the white subway tiles were my second choice and the glass penny tiles... well, when I saw them, I had to have them. I'm so happy the first choice didn't work out!

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