Monday, January 9, 2012

Boys Bathroom Makeover

The boys bathroom makeover is complete!
My husband , with a little assistance from me
 did the entire remodel. 

I must admit I'm a bit embarrassed.
These is the only BEFORE photos I have.

Are you the kind of blogger who runs around picking up any mess
before taking the photo for your blog?

I never want anything to look out of place.
Not very realistic when there are two boys sharing a bathroom!

So PLEASE excuse the mess....

Who says girls are messy!

Bye Bye mirror.
A framed mirror replaced this dated one.

Everything was  replaced except for the vanity.
The vanity got a painted face lift.

Notice the crack on the floor?

Dated brass light fixtures are gone...

So the tiling began...

We purchased a wet saw off Craigs List for a good price.
That really helped cutting all the tile.

I wanted to add  bead board to the lower half of the wall.
My husband says that all my "good ideas"
 cause him a lot more work!

Ready to see the completed project?

We used a 12x12 tile on the floor
that was installed on the diagonal.

The shower was fully tiled.

We added a decorative tile in lay.

My good friend Sharon sprayed the vanity for me.
She does beautiful work .
You can see some of her creations HERE.
It looks brand new.

New hardware and a granite top completed the look.

The new light fixture and mirror gave it an updated look.

The mirror was not black when I purchased it.
It was gold.

It was painted with the same paint as the vanity.
The detail was highlighted.
Now both pieces match perfectly!

 We added crown molding, which is always a challenge to do!
The paint color on the wall is Sherwin Williams "Lenox Tan" and the cieiling is Sherwin Williams "Shaker Beige ".

The Bead Board wall got a coat of white paint.
Tall base board moldings were added for extra detail.

The bead board was topped with two different sizes of moldings.
How to finish off the moldings in the corners was a challenge,
but I think it came out well.

Even our two Siamese cats got a new home.
The litter box was placed the closet. 
We added a swinging pet door for the cats to go in and out.

I wanted to make a window treatment that wasn't "frilly"
 and it had to be functional.
I decided to make a roman shade that could be lowered for privacy.

I added a small cornice at the top of the window treatment.

The last thing to finish was finding some art work.
I knew I wanted to do a few frames.
but what to put in them?

I find it had to find things for a room used by boys.

This is what I came up with....

B for Brandon and A for Austin...
The letters were metal. 
I purchased them at Hobby Lobby. 
 They didn't fit the frames,
so made color copies of the letters
 then re sized them using Microsoft Publisher. 
 I mounted the copies on some foam core board.


The frames were all different colors. 
I decided to paint them with the same spray paint,
then highlighted them with a gold color paint.

I found this metal lock at Hobby Lobby. 
It was Red, but I painted it and wiped off some of the paint
 leaving red highlights.
Onto a piece of foam core I mounted a piece of scrap book paper that had a script design.
The door lock plate was placed in the center of the frame.


The letters were sized smaller than the opening of the frame.
They where attached directly to the wall.
Once attached to the wall, the frame was hung.

This  remodel was a BIG undertaking.
I'm glad it's done.
Next project to start....
The master bathroom!

Now for the good news...
Later in the week,
I'll share with you the completed master bedroom re-do.
It's about time!!!
Can't wait to share with you.  It is my dream bedroom.

I'm linking up to....


Unknown said...

What lucky boys! It came out beautiful! Or should I say cool! What boy wants a beautiful bathroom. =)

Sueann said...

The bathroom is gorgeous! Love the beadboard! Perfect! And all the moulding...fabulous!!!

sharon said...

This room is wonderful. And the artwork turned out so nicely - what a clever idea to hang the letters directly on the wall with the frame placed over them. So very clever. Another great inspiration!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It turned out wonderfully, Sherry! Love the tile you chose! Love the black on the vanity and the mirror, and your countertop is gorgeous. Great job! Bathrooms always seem to be big jobs!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous. It looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

stefanie said...

oh, it turned out perfect!!! I love all of it!!!!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, this is the chicest boys bathroom i've ever seen! the colors and the beadboard just make it so mature and fabulous. love the cat door idea, too!

Rhiannon said...

Looks fab! whenever you ready for another project you are more than welcome at my house!!

Anonymous said...

This came out great! I love tile on a diagonal...that is the way I put my kitchen tiles in. Did you spray paint or brush paint your black mirror? And that cat door is genius! I can't wait to redo my master one is painfully ugly!

tammy said...

My husband says the same thing about me! It really looks great. Pretty in a masculine way. And don't you just love everything Hobby Lobby has to offer?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

WOW...this is one awesome the new floor and beadboard.


Sugarr2518 said...

You did such a wonderful job with pulling everything together! I like how you refinished the mirror and the frames:) Everything looks very pretty! We are in the middle of reno for our basement and we are adding a bathroom down there. So, I can't wait to see when it's completely finished! This gives me some inspiration for my bathroom:) Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Weigh said...

The transformation is amazing!!! I really like all your decorating choices! you have great taste!!

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SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

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FerrellGraph-x said...

Stunning transformation! I know you must be proud every time you look at it! Fabulous!!!
Kindest regards,

Jenny said...

It looks great! I read Siamese cats, so now I will have to go back in your posts to see pics of them! We have a Tonkinese.

Kathy :) said...

WOW it looks great!!!

Kathy :)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a gorgeous bathroom makeover. That painted cabinet is stunning. I'm putting it in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

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3creativechics said...

You did such a wonderful job on the bathroom. Your ideas and color choices came together very well. Great Job!

Herb said...

Hmm, this could very well pass as a master bathroom makeover! You did great in choosing the color tones and accessories. The bathroom looks mature, which is great for the boys. I adore the vanity -- from the cabinet color up to the light fixtures!

Herb Koguchi

Unknown said...

Bathroom looks great! One correction tho, Shaker Beige and Lenox Tan are Benjamin Moore colours, not sherwin williams.

Unknown said...

Bathroom looks great! One correction tho, Shaker Beige and Lenox Tan are Benjamin Moore colours, not sherwin williams.

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