Thursday, April 9, 2009

splish splash, ready for a bath

As I was taking pictures of the kids' rooms (finally), I realized I've never posted our upstairs bathroom pictures. When we moved in, it was a 1980s beach lover's dream come true with more flip flops, beach balls and umbrellas you could ever dream of. Or not. Here is the clean slate once we were ready to get things rolling... see the little flip flop rug down there at the bottom? Buh bye!

Here's what we came up with:

My parents were studs during this project. You'll notice that the shiny white tile is no longer shiny, white tile. My parents found some great tile just lying in the back yard of one of my mom's foreclosures. It was going to be trashed anyway, so it found its way to our house! Thanks Dad for making it look so great!

We got rid of the popcorn ceiling (woo! hoo!) and my mom textured the walls. After some paint, crown molding and bead board, it looks so much better. When you're on a budget, you have to get creative and work with what you have. For instance, the counter. I would have loved to put a darker granite down but instead I just replaced the faucet to update the look. I found this one on Overstock.com for $50.

Speaking of budget, all the accessories were so cheap because I either made them myself or found them at Ikea. Who loves Ikea? I do! I do! :)

The art hanging over the toilet was just a $5 wood frame that needed a piece of fabric stapled over it.

These picture frames were Ikea bargains. I just bought some scrapbook paper for the background and added pictures to finish them off.

I found these towel hooks at World Market and my dad secured them onto the wood. I thought it turned out really cute.

I bought this lamp and lampshade from Target and painted the white shade to coordinate with the towels. I needed something to hide the lamp cord so I just framed this 'friendly little reminder' with leftover paper I had from the hanging pictures.

15 tellin' me what I want to hear!:

LauraD said...

Super cute! You did a great job!

Straight from the pits of Dwell said...

SO STINKIN' CUTE! I wish I had your creative flair. Will you come to my house????? I'll just steal some of your ideas...

Katie said...

You have a talent Trisha! Not only are you a great photographer, but you can remodel rooms too!

Bea said...

A-mazing. Please tell me your secret. How did you get so good at making things look good?

Allison said...

That is all exceedingly cute. I don't know how people do it all on their own. I'm extremely jealous of the whole makeover and cute decor! Now, I want to see more pics of your place!

Ashlee , JT. Soph, Shiloh, and Baby Tollett said...

Nice...we have an IKEA 2 miles from our house in Austin. It's like a mad circus in there usually. We stay away on the weekends =)

Milk Maker said...

SO cute! If I had tried to paint those paisleys they would have looked a 5 yr old did it. Nice work!!

Jane Anne said...

I wish we were good friends or at least neighbors! I would beg you to help me with my house. The bathroom is beautiful!!

Joy said...

So cute!! You are one talented chick!! And LOVE Ikea! Wish we had one closer!

Melisa said...

That doesn't even look like the same room! You are amazing!

Robertson's said...

Great job! Could you pass some of your talent on to me????

Dion said...

Beau-T-ful!! I wondered if your crosses would make it into your new house's bathroom. Where are they hanging around? I love the little sign.

Jessi said...

AWESOME! I LOVE the colors...so rich and *fancy*!

I also LOVE the 'friendly reminder'.

Elizabeth said...

You did a great job and it is so cute! I love Ikea, although I've only been one time. I need to get to Dallas more often!

Do you happen to go to Life Church? I saw your link, and we are thinking of visiting.

Cindi said...

Impressive...WISH I had the decorating gene, but I just don't.

 
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