Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Bathroom and a Laugh!



(I know a lot of you have seen this post already but Susan mentioned I should put it in for Met Monday....and she's the boss! Can't wait to see what you all have today! Be sure to click the butterfly in my sidebar to get to Between Naps On The Porch for more transformations!)



The bathroom is all done and on a budget. I kept track of what I spent and the total came to $144. Not bad for a whole new look. Since I was just painting and redecorating, it was cheap and quick! First I'll show you the pics, and then we'll have a nice laugh at my expense. Sound fun?


So remember what we started with? I kept all the ugly features as planned, pink sink and all! BEFORE:







I dug deep into the dusty corners of my basement for this project. My husband was using this bookshelf for his chargers and misc. stuff. I'm taking it....sorry hun!









And my inspiration pic, my DREAM bathroom:

And here is the AFTER:







































































Now that you've seen the room, time for a laugh! You know how they say, "Measure twice, cut once?" Well, turns out that goes for wood AND fabric. Like my sink skirt that I made?




This is what happens when you don't plan properly! Isn't it lovely? The fabric didn't reach perfectly around so I figured no problem, I'll put the short end on the side that goes right to the wall. Well, when I made the pleat, I forgot about that tidbit and put it centered on the fabric. So if I put it on the right way, the pleat is off center on the sink. *sigh* I need to figure out a way to fix it.

It's okay to laugh. I sure did when I realized it!



I really appreciate all your emails and comments asking about the bathroom. It makes me happy to know that you are interested in my projects! :)




93 comments:

tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, fantastic!! What a difference every little detail made, great job!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my! You did a great job! It looks like you spent much more.

Anonymous said...

OH you are good!!! It looks wonderful. LOVE the bookshelf. Great job. Your whole house is an inspiration.

Sarah said...

Love the bookshelf idea! It is so gorgeous! You done a fabulous job!

Sarah said...

You did an amazing job Michelle. Do my house next, ok?

Painter's Place said...

Oh this is so pretty. You did an excellent job!

Darlene said...

It truly looks FANTASTIC!!! I can't believe it only cost $144.00!! I absolutely LOVE how you used the bookcase in your bathroom. All of your details and little touches are what make your new bathroom look so GOOD!

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Looks fabulous!

Renee

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

I love it! The frame and the hook rack are my favorites. And the sink skirt is cute, even with the teensy flub. Wabi sabi. Enjoy1

Shari said...

Wow! Great job!
I say, to fix the "oopsY' just add some delicate, muted pink ish trim ribbon to it and then it will help pull in the top pinkish counter-if you can't get rid of it-you may as work with it :).

SILVIA said...

well girl you did it!,it looks wonderful,clean and fresh..great ,great job....
silvia.

Wendy said...

That looks fantastic!! What about adding a strip of fabric to both sides? You could place the one on the other side ON TOP of the fabric, and then to the edge of this side that's too short.

Reese & Marie said...

That is UNBELIEVABLE! You go girl! I am totally inspired by you and that amazing transformation! And I love every detail, but that soap dispenser in the little frenchy opalescent glass is just darling. You should be so so proud.

xo
Kari

Tricia Anne said...

Wow! What a beautiful job! I love all of your touches!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

CAPow said...

wow. that is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! Such a transformation. Great job!

Lou Cinda said...

This is beautiful! You have inspired me! And the skirt being too short? I can totally relate, did that on a burlap tablecloth I made. lol

I love this bathroom!

Lou Cinda ;)

Melissa Miller said...

Michelle! ~WOW~!
I am so impressed with this makeover. You are truly a talented designer.

Love the sink area with the teeny lamp, finials and your use of the shelf.
Very unique and so elegant.

~Wonderful job my friend.
~Melissa :)

Stacey said...

I just have to say that you truly have a gift when it comes to transformations!! It's elegant, oldish, perfect!!

aprilfoolwed said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!!! Great job!

Wendy said...

That is AMAZING! I so love your bathroom. I'm getting ready to redo my guest bath and this is perfect. I hope you don't mind if I copy. Your bathroom is my inspiration! Fantastic job!!!

Wendy :)

Tara said...

WOWee, you did so good, it is gorgeous...love the inspiration photo and your looks amazing as well! So fresh and clean (love the color) and lovely, I love all the attention to detail you used as well~ Gorgeous, job well done.

Debbie said...

I love the transformation of your bathroom. You did a great job. I know you're enjoying it. I agree with some of the others, just add a ribbon or a piece of material that coordinates with the bathroom. Excellent! Debbie

beth said...

I love the way you did your towels on the hooks like that. I was planning on replacing our cheapo builders stardard towel bars with oil rubbed bronze ones, but you have inspired me to use what we have first. My husband has some old scraps of boards out in the garage leftover from another project and I think that I will paint one and distress it and add hooks, just like yours. Thank you so much for the great inspiration! Have a great day!

Dawn said...

What an amazing transformation! It's absolutely perfect, Michelle!

~Dawn

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Beautiful, beautiful! You did an amazing job on little $$.

pocket full of pink said...

It's beautiful!! What an amazing transformation!

Christina said...

This is truly fabulous! Love seeing all of the wonderful things you did to every little corner.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

It looks amazing!! You did a wonderful job, and completely transformed your bathroom! :)

Robin said...

UNBELIEVABLE! the change is amazing! I love the shower curtain, the frames, the curtains(so sweet), the towel hooks(made my heart pitter patter real fast like) - - ok lets just say I LOVE IT! Amazing Job, come do my bathroom now!

Kasey said...

Looks beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Stunning.. now you can come do mine! :)

Daisy said...

What a phenomenal job you did!

Rue said...

Holy smokes Michelle! Are you KIDDING me?? It's incredible... SERIOUSLY.... short skirt or not! I need you to live in Ohio so you can deal with my bathroom LOL I love every. single. detail. Now I have to go back and study your pictures... please excuse the drool...

rue

artis1111 said...

Great job. You could cut a section out and put some of the black and white toile in . That would fix the problen=m and tie in the toile. Just a tought. Kathy

C Maisy said...

that bathroom should be in a magazine. it's gorgeous. how long did it take you to make it look that amazing. I have to go back now and look at all the photos for the 36th time.
WOW!!!

aura said...

LOVE the colors, it's so relaxing. you did an amazing job!

Sheila said...

This is really lovely!!! I can't believe you could do that so inexpensively!!! Very inspirational!

LillySue said...

Michelle~
Thanks for stopping by to visit! Your blog is lovely...I really like the polkadot layout! Your bathroom redo is beautiful. So peaceful and soothing. Also on a different post..you asked about painting the ceiling.... Christopher Lowell said to paint your ceiling one of the lighter colors on your paint chip card. I have done it and it is always perfect!
Blessings- LillySue

Linda said...

I just love all the white touches you put in that bathroom - so elegant. Also like the skit you put around the sink - great idea! Linda

LuLu said...

It turned out beautifully! Clapping and doing the happy dance for you. Great job and great budget!! :) so fun and very inspiring.
LuLu

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

You are so creative and talented, Michelle! I have so much fun seeing what you come up with. Love your style! :-)

jen said...

It looks just lovely!! You did a fantastic job!!

Jen

Shelia said...

Woo Hooness! What a transformation! I love what you've done with your bathroom and you really did it on a budget! Your hubbies shelf looks great! Sorry about your little fabric mishap! Just cut and sew on another little strip of fabric there and no one will no the difference! You've done such a wonderful job!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

What you did to your bathroom looks better than in the photo of your dream bathroom. You're really amazing.

I hope that when we move, I could see you for more home ideas because I'm sure we cannot afford to buy a new house. I presume the old ones are cheaper and this would mean we have a lot of renovations to make.

Thanks and hope to see you more often this time..

Take care and have a safe and nice weekend ahead..

Care,
Loida

june@craftyniche said...

Your bathroom is so pretty! I love what you did!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Congrats!!! You did such a good job, my fav is the pic frame and the hooks by the door!
Hugs~Kelly

Gordostyle said...

Loooooovvvveee it! Great job!

Smiles,
Jen

cheryls fascinatingfinds said...

Your glad you found me??? Now I've found you, I love your blog and I am going to add you to my side bar...hope you do the same.
Cheryl

Florida Sue said...

You have just done a fantastic job. Everything just looks so put together. Just an amazing transformation. It's all in the details isn't it? Good for you!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a great job you did...
I love the bookcase/shelf. It sure looks prettier with all the bath decor as opposed to the chargers and wires.
Hmm, wonder what I can do in my bath? :-)

Lisa Shatzer said...

WOW, love, love, love it!!!
You did an awsome job.
It is lovely.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wow. That is a beautiful transformation. Now your bathroom is MY dream bathroom.

Christina said...

The bathroom looks great! I especially love the two tier curtains!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow...very impressive! I love the candlelier! Hard to believe you all did this on such a small budget! And the bookshelves...way better in the bathroom than the basement! :-) This bath turned out beautifully...has such a romantic feel, too! Sure hope you are linking this post for Met Monday! :-) Susan

xinex said...

You did such a good job! It's lovely! Aside from the shortness on the fabric which really does not look too bad, it's perfect!...Christine

Cherry's Jubilee said...

GORGEOUS@!!!!!!!!!!!!! My type of thrifty redo! cherry

Lorie said...

It is beautiful. You did such a wonderful job. And that bookshelf needed a new home. I am sure it will be happier in the bathroom! ;D

tam said...

WoW! I absolutely love what you did it looks terrific girl! It could be in a magazine-good job! Must feel great to use that room, I bet you can really relax in there now? LoL! Have a fun weekend~Tam!:D

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Oh wow I love this bathroom!!! Love your blog~
Bristol

Kasey said...

beautiful. right up my alley.
you painted your bath, i painted my kitchen.
xo

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Stunning! I ADORE it! You did an absolutely fabulous job!

Diane said...

I just LOVE it! Great job.

shauna said...

You are amazing ~ don't know how you have the time for the blog let alone all of the projects and the way you take care of your family. I only hope I'm half the mom you are to your fam and the friend you are to me!

Jeanneoli said...

AMAZING!!! What a transformation! You did a great job....it looks lovely.

Martha said...

WOW!!!

KBeau said...

Great job and what a transformation for so little money.

susan said...

You are SO talented. I think the details are what makes the big picture so beautiful--that and a good sense of humor! Thanks for sharing this!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

You have done a fabulous job. I think Susan was right,you just had to post this again. I'm glad I got to see it.

Molly said...

OMG, amazing, I love love love this. I had just come on today to find someone who had good ideas for an ugly bath, mine is awful. I found you from someone else's blog, but now that I've found you, you're stuck with me! ;) Love all your stuff, just beatiful, I am so going to use some of your bath ideas, thanks!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Michelle,
I'm so glad you posted this one for MM! I actually thought of it the other day and hoped you would. Yeah!

It is beautiful!
Yes, you are a true designer my friend.
You are so good at this.

Have a wonderful and blessed week ahead.
~Melissa :)

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

OK, one that is incredible that you did all that for that amount of money! Way to go!!!! second, I love your blog and added you to my fav's on my blog.. And last.. Just add some ribbon to both sides of the skirt.. wide ribbon. It won't matter that it is not covering anything on the "right" side, but the short side will be covered up and no one will know it! Hope that helps. Great job again!

sandra/tx said...

Love. It.

linda said...

What an incredible transformation...and on a budget too! Truly beautiful!

Mary from Boogieboard Cottage said...

It's so lovely the way you arranged everything, nice job!

robinrane said...

Love it love it love it!!!!!!!!!!!
Love your blog too :)
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

DesignTies said...

Wow!! That is a great transformation!! Your hubby's bookcase looks MUCH better with your pretty accessories than it did with his chargers and miscellaneous stuff :-)

Your TP holder is so unique -- I've never seen one like it. And the candle chandelier is a really pretty addition :-)

Thanks for commenting on my virtual kitchen post. The doggie station is one of my favourite elements in it too :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Mrs. Petrie said...

I am SO impressed. Did you have most of this stuff around your house? Nice job.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am stopping by via BNOTP. Great transformation! Your bathroom is gorgeous!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love this, in fact I am inspired to change my bathroom around and maybe add some Toile because of your inspiration photo. Hey I have two suggestions for your skirt situation around the sink. Why not add Toile trim around the outside of the white fabric giving you some more material to work with just on the edge....or why not get some Toile fabric when the budget allows (Joann's fabric has black cotton Toile-regular cotton not Home decor fabric) and make another sink skirt...one similar to your photo. It runs around 5-6 dollars a yard...with an online coupon you print off you could save alot and maybe get it for under 10.00. Just type in Joann's coupon in google, it should take you where you want. I do it alot. Love your post.
Blessings,
Debbie

Chari said...

Hi Michelle...

Girl, I really didn't laugh...it's actually so comforting to know that I'm not the only one that does things like this! Hehe!!! Ooops...that wasn't a laugh!!!

Ohhh my...the transformation of this bathroom is astounding!!! I just adore everything that you did! Looking at your inspiration photo...I definitely say that you achieved that look...to the tee!!! I love the pretty toile...all of the black & white accessories! It's stunning!!! Oooh, it just makes me want to go in and redo my bath!!! Congratulations...fabulous job!!!

Well my friend, this is the very first time I've been to your place! I just love your blog...so glad that I found it! I'm adding you to my list of "follow blogs"! I sure do look forward to your upcoming posts...so very nice to meet you!

Happy Met Monday!
Warmest wishes,
Chari

marty39 said...

The transformation is absolutely stunning. I love all the changes, and the all white is so fresh and crisp. Just add a band of white to the vanity skirt on each side, or add a very pale pink and white print and you're done. Easy as pie. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Fabulous! I love it! Your bathroom can now be the inspiration bathroom.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Wow, such a great change. I'm glad you posted to Met Monday because from there I found your blog and great re-do. I've had many fabric bloopers too, what if you added an accent trim piece to the sides to make it wider? You could use a black or black and white accent piece, or another tone on tone white, just an idea, and you wouldn't have to get too much fabric either. I really like the way you have accessorized too. Now I'm off to check out other ideas on your blog. Thanks

Joyce said...

Totally amazing!
Joyce

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Wow!! Great job. It's really exceptional since you did it on a budget. Your pleats in the sink skirt could be made a bit more shallow and I thing that might give you enough fabric to go the whole way back to the wall.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

:-) Yea! Glad you shared this wonderful metamorphosis! :-) Susan

Anonymous said...

The room is great. To fix the skirt-do you have any toile from the window treatment? If you do cut the skirt and remake using the toile as the inset for the pleat. Hope this helps.

~CC Catherine said...

Michelle, You did a phenomenal job on bringing this very close to your dream pic. I think you deserve an A on this project! I love it, and I'm sure you'll come up with something very creative to finish that skirt off at the sink., maybe a sash from the same material to drop in the corner., I'm amazed at all your attention to detail and the pics captured it all lovely. ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

philben5 said...

What an awesome transformation! Wow.. Lots of pics to study and learn from. Thanks so much for sharing.
Blessings
Roxanne

Traci said...

Ok, I've been waiting for the bathroom update....how did I MISS this? You did a wonderful job!!! I am so impressed...makes me want to get busy on mine...and I've only been in this home for 1 1/2 years!!! Great job!!!

Sarah said...

Michelle,
Where are instructions for how to make that sink skirt? I saw it some place and now I can't find it again. Can you help?

Amy H said...

That's my dream bathroom! I have that exact picture up on my fridge. You did a very nice job! I would also like the instructions for making the skirt (mistakes notwithstanding!) Love Amy -illinois

Bird learning to fly... said...

I am loving snooping around your blog (and your home!) :D

You have great style! I love the simple, clean lines that are also vintage looking!! How do you do it?!

Love, love, love it!!!