Monday, November 1, 2010

Powder Room makeover

Last week I promised I would share with you
 the bathroom makeover. 

We recently had  to have the wood floors refinished.  When we returned from a family vacation, we were greeted by water on the wood floor.  The  refrigerator had stopped working and everything had defrosted inside the fridge, including all the ice inside the freezer.  Never, did I think this would cause a bathroom re-do. 

 Well...  the toilet and pedestal sink in the bathroom sat on part of the wood floor, so they both had to be removed
 before the floors could be sanded.
When the contractor removed the pedestal sink it tore the wallpaper, so the makeover began....

Come on in and see the finished room...

My sweet friend Shelly made me this beautiful frame. 
 I loved it, but didn't have a spot on the wall to hang it.
I decided to hang the frame on the bathroom door. 
 I attached a decorative ribbon to the back of the frame.
 I then stapled the ribbon to the top edge of the door .

It's the perfect spot!

Love the bible verse....

Here's the new wallpaper.

I wish I had a photo of what this cabinet looked like in
 it's "Previous Life".
It was a bargain in the clearance section at TJ Max.  It had a monkey with a palm tree  painted on it.  When I brought it home my family thought I had  lost my mind, but I had a plan!

I left the top alone. 
 As for everything else, it got a coat of green paint,
some glaze and then a coat of sheer metallic paint.
I love adding tassels to drawer pulls!

I added some wood decals
 that I picked up at the local hardware store. 
 I just used some wood glue to attach them
and then painted over the entire cabinet.

Why not think about adding a tassel, decorative trim 
and some beaded trim to embellish a lamp?

 A few photos of my boys sit on top of the cabinet.

An old book that I just wrapped in some black paper and then added a strip of printed scrapbooking paper.  I just embellished the book by brushing it with some gold paint. 
 Two little bunnies sit on top of the book.

We decided to replace the pedestal sink.  There was no storage in the bathroom and I found this cabinet that remined me of a piece of furniture.  When I spotted it I knew it would be perfect!

I love adding candles in the bathroom.  I'm not a fan of seeing the label on the candle.  Check out my post HERE about giving candles a quick "one of a kind" look.

The hardware, lighting and mirror
were all part of the previous bathroom.
Can you see the hooks on the back of the door?

I really did not want to put up a towel bar
 in the small powder room.
 I decided to hang the hook for the hand towel.


I found it at Marshals Home Goods. 
One of my favorite stores for home accessories.

I didn't want a blind in the bathroom, but need privacy.
 Whoever designed the house, was definitely not thinking.  They place the toilet right in front of the window.  I decided to use two tension rods and gather on sheer fabric for privacy. 
I made a soft shade for the valance.

Some beaded trim was added to the edge of the valance.

This framed picture worked out perfect for this room. 
It did not start out looking like this.  Stop back later this week and I'll show you how I transformed a clearance item
 into this custom look.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the makeover.
  Thanks for stopping by. 
 I'll be linking up to the following sites....


Mom in High Heels said...

Wow! That is lovely! You did a great job. Do you have a photo of the cabinet before you painted it? I'd love to see it.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness, it is gorgeous !! I love love everything
that you did in your bathroom makeover ~
Thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures !


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your powder room looks great, Sherry! I love the colors you used in here and your window treatment is just right.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous bathroom. I love the wallpaper and the new vanity is just stunning. Beautiful window treatments also. Such a lovely room. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

I just love wallpaper in a powder room. It looks fab!

ShabbyESP said...

The bathroom is so elegant!!
Thank you for sharing!

Gale said...

That's lovely! Love the wallpaper and how it fits in with everything else!

Traci said...

I LOVE the redo!! Sooo very pretty. I especially love the sink cabinet. It really dresses up the room.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Everything is so lovely! I love the little cabnet and I adore the paint technique :D

Anonymous said...

Your bathroom is so pretty. Many beautiful things! I really like the wallpaper, the mirror, and especially the painted cabinet.

Marilyn said...

Love that cabinet for the sink. It is all so elegant. Great job!! ♥♫

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

This bathroom is so elegant! I love the sink! :)

Karena said...

Sherry it exudes so much warmth. The cabinet is gorgeous!!

Come and see my latest find, I would love your thoughts!

Art by Karena

KimMalk said...

Everything's just beautiful. It's so rich looking. I love the tassels and fringe and your chest makeover.

Sharlotte said...

Hi Sherry! This is so pretty. I love the rich colors...everything looks so warm and inviting! Love the window - gorgeous!

kelly said...

You are very talented, Sherry.


Pamela said...

I have not been by in awhile and I must say there is soooo much eye candy to drool over! I love your updated bath and your new master bedroom fan/chandy is to die for!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Sherry, I have enjoyed your blog for sometime. I want you to know that I presented you with an award. Please stop by "pick" it up. ~Carrie

Sherry in KY said...

I enjoyed your tour of the new bathroom so very much. Where did you purchase your wallpaper? LOVE LOVE it! Great job. You have such talent. By the way, I'm a Sherry too! ;)

Unknown said...

The frame blended well with the powder room that it seemed like it was made just for that spot. I love how you incorporated the tassels with your DIY stuff and how they looked with your wallpaper. This room somehow gave me the impression of the rich culture of the Middle East.

Leeanne Dyson

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