Saturday, March 5, 2011

Before and After: Master Bathroom

I've showed you a few pics of the finished bathroom.  But, I've never showed the before.  Get ready for a lot of pictures!  I've also got new pics of the new bathroom tweaked!!



It always seemed so dark to me.  And, do you see that dark spot right at the bottom of the tub?  Yep, that's mildew!!  Yuck!!!  That's what we get for putting carpet in the bathroom I guess.  Lesson learned.



Way too much clutter going on.  I've really tried hard to declutter the house lately.  It makes me feel jumpy.  Believe me, I need to feel calm!  That's my husband saying "Hurry up!  We need to rip that carpet up!"




I've always loved my shower curtain.  My sweet friend Amy got it for me for a house warming gift.  It hid all the shower clutter and if the glass door needed a good scrubbing you couldn't see it!  But, it was time to go.



My Target rug was pretty.  It constantly slipped on that carpet.  It drove me crazy!!

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Here is the new and improved bathroom! Here's the lowdown again.  

Laid tile floor
Painted walls
Painted trim


 I've tweaked it since I last showed it to you.



So much brighter and cleaner looking!  You can read about the flooring here.. That is tile that looks just like wood!!!  Awesome!!!!


I feel as though I can breathe again in this space.  Very calming.



Here are my new curtains I got from Pottery Barn.  The are a little long and I still need to hem them up.  I will get to that sooner or later.  Right now, the gather and push method works just fine!






I used a cheap shower curtain rod to hang them.  It worked perfectly!



Here is one of the tweaks.  I took the mirror from the dining room and thought it would work perfect in this space.  I know, I know.  I said in one post that I would never hang a mirror over a tub, because I didn't want to watch myself naked getting into a bath!  However, this mirror only is from the waist up, so when I get in, my eyes stay focused on the faucet!



This picture I found at an antique mall for $8 was originally in my bedroom.  But, I decluttered those walls and thought it would look great in this spot.



I'm going to point it out, if you did not notice, oops, I just brought your eye there!  Sorry for the box of tampons in the pic!  A mirror gets other things in the shot, other than the mirror!



Here is the same black shelf but painted white!  I thought I might distress it and put a glaze over like I did on the mirror.  But, I really like the contrast between the two.  I love my old bottles, candles from Hobby Lobby, plates from Anthropologie and the green candle holder was gift from my sister.  I added the crystal drops from Canton First Trade Days.






White plates ~ Anthropologie
White brown transfer ware ~ flea market
Bamboo shades ~ Lowes (same as my kitchen shades)



I love my wooden cross from Canton Trade Days!  It holds so many necklaces!  I have way too many!






I love necklaces!  Can you tell?



I had overflow and had to add something else for them all.  I found this great green hook from TJ Maxx for $3!  A steal!!










I keep my cleansers out in plain sight, so if I want to go to bed without washing my face, they are staring at me saying,"You must wash, you must wash"  and then I cave and do it!!  You can read my post here about my favorites.  Take care of that face ladies!  It's the only one you'll ever get.









Here's where we keep our perfume and cologne.  Again, if it's out where I can see it, I don't have to dig for it!



I love my new soap pump from the bathroom section at Target.  I got one for my kitchen as well.



This is where I keep my robe behind my door.  The robe is from Ann Taylor Loft a few years ago and I love it!


Hooks ~ Southern Living at Home






Found this great picture at an antique mall that was going out of business.  I got it for super cheap.  I think I paid $20 for it!  Score!





Love the detail on the frame


I got this beautiful rug from Pottery Barn.  I think they don't sell this one anymore.  I tried looking for it but couldn't find it!  You might want to check eBay.

There you have it!  It is complete and I love every calming corner of it!

I'm linking up here:
Between Naps on the Porch
Making the World Cuter
Keeping it Simple
Coastal Charm
The House in the Roses
Blessings,

84 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous! I love the cross that holds your necklaces.

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  2. Erin, everything looks so amazing. Do you know, I love the way the sink skirt puddles at the bottom. I think it gives it such a chic look. Very sort of old world feel. More natural. If it were me I would not hem it, but that is me. You do such a great job on all your rooms. You know, you're not a "wanna" be decorator, you ARE a decorator. xoxo tami

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  3. Your bathroom is beautiful !! I absolutely love what you did ... amazing! The flooring is fabulous ... the painted cabs are so crisp (I'm going to study your tutorial), and I love the curtain from PB! The mirror above the garden tub is so classy! And, I love the cross that holds your pretty necklaces. Your hard work paid off, and this is yet another fabulous makeover by you and your family! *Becca*

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  4. Beautiful! You have such a knack for decorating. I agree with High Street Cottage on your sink skirt. I love it just the way it is. You have such a talent! Love the tile too!

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  5. Looks great! And tile that looks like wood? Ahhhmaazing! :)

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  6. LOVE it all! So pretty and so many great ideas! I had a lady recommend the Elemis line to me one time. Do you feel that it works really well? I love Jessica Simpson perfume...it's all I wear! Great post!

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  7. When I saw the way some of your necklaces were hanging on hooks I thought "Hey I have a black hook thing similar to that. I can do that with it to get it off the floor." Then I scroll down and you have the same one except it has your robe on it.

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  8. Your home is so beautiful! Love the dark floor and the rug!

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  9. I love your bathroom transformation! I am thinking that floor tile that looks like wood is the way I need to go in my kitchen and breakfast nook. I need something that is very sturdy and doesn't show every single thing as the dogs go in and out of the house that way. It gets dirty so fast. So I need something that doesn't show dirt fast and is highly cleanable. This seems like the perfect solution.

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  10. 150% better! And for the record, I kind of love the puddling with the curtain a little long. Great job!

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  11. Erin your bathroom looks fabulous, I love every little detail!! Painting your cabinets brightened the whole space right up and LOVE the curtain.Enjoy your weekend, Martina

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  12. It looks so awesome and very refreshing. It is so important to me to have a relaxing bathroom because bubble baths are my 'me' time.
    LOVE the floors... they are gorgeous.

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  13. I love the new look! I just told my sister today how I'd love to paint my bathroom cabinets! Your's turned out beautifully! Makes me want to go rearrange something!

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  14. Love the transformation. I am getting ready to paint cabinets as well. Did you brush or spray them as well as the ones in the kitchen?
    Everything looks so fresh!

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  15. I just discovered your blog and I have to say that I love it!!! I spent the last two days reading back over all your old posts. I love what you've done with your house and I also love the What I Wore Wednesday posts too! This momma is inspired to fix up my house and also dress a little better in my day to day life. Thanks!

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  16. I just love what you have done Erin, it is so beautiful! The floor stills amazes me! You must love spending time in here and soaking all your cares away!

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  17. I love the title of your blog...I can so identify with that :)

    Also, the before and after pics are amazing! Wonderful redo!

    ~Sarah Wells

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  18. Erin, as always, you did an amazing job!!! I LOVE those floors!!!! We're looking to buy a house this summer and your house is my inspitation for decorating!! My mom and I went to the antique mall today and were really dissapointed...that place has gone down hill since ya'll had your booth! Anything you're "decluttering" your house of...let me know, I may want to buy!! :) Love ya!

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  19. Beautiful job, Erin!!! What an incredible transformation! I love the new floor. It truly makes all the difference in the world. The colors are so calming. I bought the exact same soap dispensers at Target and love them, too! :) Happy MM!

    xoxo laurie

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  20. What a lovely bathroom you have transformed this into! I love the flooring and the shelf and mirror area is stunning!

    Bet you are so enjoying this!

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  21. Mucho improvement! The fresh white cabinets is so open. I love the shelf over the tub and the plates and candles on there. So relaxing and inviting ;)
    I also see you love turquoise necklaces as much as I do!!!
    I followed your link from Metamorphasis Monday, stop by and visit me at cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com !

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  22. STUNNING. This is such an amazing transformation. You have a real flair for this. I am just starting a bathroom redo on an old third floor bathroom so I was drawn in from the start but then that image of the new floor.... well I was gaga.
    Love it.
    Would be flattered if you would want to share it on Motivated Monday at BeColorful too.
    Thanks
    Pam

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  23. I LOOOOOVE this space!! Love it!!

    I think the mirror over the tub "makes" the space. But really, I love every detail.
    Off to check out that flooring now......

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  24. What a great metamorphosis! Well done.

    I am having a hilarious Linky party with prizes this Wednesday. Details are on my blog today.
    I hope you'll join in on the fun.

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  25. Your bathroom looks amazing! I cannot get over that tile - best of both worlds, huh? Great job!

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  26. Fabulous makeover!!! Love the floor and I love the curtain panel in place of a door!!!
    Beautiful!

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  27. Such a pretty bathroom! I love love love the skirt! I really should do that to my vanity!

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  28. This is just so gorgeous! Every detail, I swoon! Thanks for joining the newbie party. have fun!~~ XO

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  29. Hi Erin~ Your bathroom is just beautiful~ I love so many things about it- your tile 'wood' floor is just gorgeous -well, everything is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this!! :)

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  30. great job ~ I concur with all the gals who said the pooling of your curtain/skirt looks good ~ no hem needed. the tiles are super cool too!
    :)Heidi

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  31. love the redo...a perfect mix of decor and uncluttering...i think the curtains are perfect just as they are...slightly puddled on the floor...it's all so light and bright...very reminiscent of mary emmerling's style.

    now following too...:)

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  32. A beautiful transformation.So bright and cheerful now. Love the cross for your necklaces.I really love that wood looing tile, too.

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  33. Amazing bathroom! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

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  34. I love it! It looks so airy and open. What a difference a little paint can do. Great job.

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  35. what a gorgeous bathroom!!!!!

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  36. Your bathroom looks fantastic! What a fabulous transformation!

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  37. I LOVE your bathroom. Your whole home is gorgeous. Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

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  38. THis is a fabulous makeover!
    The before is so pretty the after is drop dead gorgeous!
    Your floor is tile???I might have asked you before, I love it!
    Thanks for linking, hope you are having a great week!
    XO
    Kristin

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  39. Your bathroom looks amazing,so gorgeous I love it. I'm a new follower.

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  40. Beautiful make-over! Funny, I bought that same soap dispenser for my kitchen :)

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  41. Wow, what a change and you've added all the right touches to make the bath look like a finished product.

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  42. Your bathroom is just beautiful......but, I would definately hide that jewelry somewhere else. Have seen the nifty jewelry organizers that you hang on the back of a door that has a gazillion little pockets for holding jewelry?....that's what you need.
    Linda

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  43. I loved it before - but then when i saw the "after" wow - you did a wonderful job! it is all so welcoming and beautifull! It's my first time visiting you and i will need to peek around - i'm popping over from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia! xoox
    ~tracie

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  44. I wanted to let you know that I happened upon your bathroom at Jennifer Rizzo's and your bathroom turned out just beautiful. I think my favorite changes are the color of the cabinets and the curtain.

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  45. Fabulous!!!

    http://lanis-hammertime.blogspot.com/

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  46. Thanks for sharing! We are getting ready to remodel our MB too. SO jazzed about the tile!!! Love it!!

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  47. Your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous!! I was just on RMS and saw your post on there so I had to head over. I am now your newest follower. Come check out my blog if you get a chance.

    Noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

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  48. Awesome bathroom redo! I love your floor so much better now! I'm your latest follower from Debbie's, hope you will follow me back! Allison @ leomommyof4.blogspot.com :)

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  49. Your bathroom looks beautiful and that tile floor is fantastic!!!

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  50. You know I love love loved this. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

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  51. Erin, I love this bathroom makeover. That skirt is the perfect color. Love the mirror added there. I showed my hubby the floor and he couldn't believe that is tile. Thanks for joining WUW!

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  52. Erin, your bathroom is really lovely! I love that style of your mirror over the tub and that it reflects all that light! It's a very soothing room, uncluttered, pretty!!

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  53. This is a beautiful transformation! The painted cabinets look wonderful and I love the tile floor and the new rug. Gorgeous! I am now a follower.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  54. I featured your bathroom on my Facebook page today as the room of the day!! Love your makeover, the bathroom looks great!

    http://www.facebook.com/twobecomeoneblog

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  55. Just gorgeous! You did an amazing job!

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  56. Beautiful transformation, Erin! I love the tile and your accents are so pretty! Great job! Thank you so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade!

    It's nice to "meet" you!

    Roeshel

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  57. Love that soap pump I have it myself.It looks perfect.

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  58. Beautiful transformation, Erin! I can't get over that floor being tile!

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  59. Hey--I have that soap pump, too! Ha! I love your bathroom...the mirror and shelf underneath it our my favorites! Great job!

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  60. I think this is my favorite bathroom EVER!!!... Love the dark floors...Love the shelf and mirror and accessories...Love the fabric on the vanity....It's perfect....enjoy it....I'm a new follower now...please check out my new blog and follow along if you'd like...I have lots planned....thank you,
    Mariaelena

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  61. Erin your bathroom redo is absolutely stunning. I love the floors, the NEW cabinets, the rug, your cross, and your style. EVerything just turned out so awesome. I am happy to see that just some paint, makes such a difference. Way to go girl.

    I loved it so much......
    I just HAD to FEATURE YOU, come grab a button and display it proudly!!
    Thanks for linking up to Bella Before and After , and if you are a sz8.5, and love cute shoes, come enter to win a pair of BCBGirls Hipster sandals ....GIVEAWAY HERE,I LOVE having you.
    Hugs,
    Bella :)

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  62. Erin your bathroom turned out so beautiful!! I still can not get over the flooring!!

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  63. Looks very nice! Side note...I love your font here on your blog. Can you tell me where to find it?! It's very clean looking. :-)

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  64. Beautiful bathroom....what a difference the changes made! Love the floors!!

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  65. Beautiful! Your designing is amazing.

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  66. LOVE IT! It looks like a chic Parisian hotel bathroom now. Fantastic makeover.

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  67. I would love to get tile like that. Where did you find yours? Thanks!

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  68. Love your tile flooring and I love the paint color, beautiful! What color is it if you dont mind me asking? I love how it looks next to the dark bamboo blinds, I am looking for a color that will contrast nicely next to my dark wood blinds throughout my entire house. Great job :)

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  69. Lovely bathroom - very pretty! I linked this to my bathrooms post too, well done!

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  70. I just featured this in Recognition Day Thursday Please feel free to grab the feature button :) And thanks for linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  71. Your bathroom looks amazing! You did an awesome transformation. I love the tile on floor.

    Dee

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  72. Looks really good. I especially love the cabinet transformation - and those curtains under there look perfect. In a former house we laid that same floor in the bathroom. It's amazing; everyone always thought it was real wood. :)

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  73. So beautiful! That tile is fantastic! I love how you went through the little details too... so many great ideas!

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  74. Beautiful! You did a great job. My husband and I just built our first home and did a lot of the work ourselves...not that it is done I'm about out of energy (and money) to tackle all the decor. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  75. Oh please share who makes the tiles for your Master bath and what color they are?

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  76. What colors did you use in the bathroom? Very lovely!

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  77. Amazing designing! Your whole home is gorgeous, my favorite changes are the color of the cabinets.Oak Bunk Beds

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  78. Love the flooring! What color is the tile?

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