Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Bathroom During

Okay.  I think I’ve held you off long enough.  The case of the missing hammer kept me from getting three more things hung up today.  I guess they’ll just have to make it into the next post.  Finally, ladies and..err..ladies!  I give you one final before.

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And here are your “afters”.

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IMG_5064 Our deck is right outside this window, and I have always struggled with the window treatment here.  It’s always been such a dark room that I never wanted anything to block any of the little sunlight it gets.

IMG_5094I bought some burlap for $1.49 a yard and made these little cafe curtains for it.  I like how it offers privacy, but it still allows the light to filter in.  Notice how I caught that in this shot?  We’re talking professional here, people.

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I have decided to change out the music sheets, but I’m just not in the mood.  I like the concept, but it needs to be tweaked.  Someday.

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This white cabinet was one of the first things we bought in this house.  I’ve had it for 5 years, so I wanted a little change.  It had to be rustic-fied.

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I had no idea what would happen if I sanded it, but I just went for it.  I took my handy dandy sander to the edges and wore it down a bit.  I found some new knobs at Hobby Lobby (1/2 off, of course), and stuck a few different decorative pieces in there.

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The frame says “Home” and “Hobby Lobby”.  Yes, they are synonymous. 

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There it is.  It may have sent me to the hospital and caused some MAJOR sighs and eye-rolling from my husband, but it totally did what I wanted it to do—brightened it up in there.  I’ve got a list of things I want to do still, but first I have to buy a new hammer!  I’ll be back!

80 comments:

Paige said...

Love it! I really like the shelf. Great job!

Magic Brush said...

I love rustic-fied!!!!! What a wonderful idea. All pieces look good worn on the edges!

Love the muslin idea too!

Kim Evans Pigue said...

The "after" is great! I love the curtain idea you came up with really serves the purpose.

southerninspiration said...

Oooooooohhhh, and ahhhhhhh......looks fabulous!

Suzanne

Carrie said...

yes, rustic-fied looks fabulous! Luckily my kids know how to rustic-fied things around here! Our coffee table/toy box is well 'antiqued' thanks to them!

Love your little table, it fits there perfectly! Sorry it sent you to the hospital, though!

Christina said...

Beautiful job! Love the burlap curtain and the distressed cabinet.

I like the music paper in the frame. It is unique and goes well with the lighter look. You could add a little something in the middle, like a monogram or medallion or something.

Parker Family said...

I love it! I love the rustic-fied! Everything looks nice rustic-fied! It looks awesome! Despite the eye rolls and sighs!

Amber said...

Oh my goodness, I love it!! Okay, first of all, I love the color. When you said the top pic was the 'before', I was like, "NOO! I love the blue, don't say you changed it!!" Then once I scrolled down, I loved the new color.

Then, when you showed the cabinet, and said you changed it, again I was like, "NOOO!! I love it!!". Again, in the next picture, I fell in love with the after. Who knew that cabinet could get better?? I totally need to trust you from now on. :)

Now, I have a question for you. Do you LOVE my DRAMATIC writing?? lol.

Seriously though, I love it all.

OH YA!! I almost forgot. I LOVE the curtains. I'm gonna have to copy you. For sure.

The Momma said...

Ugh, seriously. Stop! I can't keep seeing these things! It's like crack-- er, what I think crack would be like? Now I need to go change out my bathroom.

I love it. ESPECIALLY the cabinet. ESPECIALLY the little side table. EXTRA ESPECIALLY the window treatment. Love.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Love the curtains! Did you do the grommets yourself? Maybe you could just use the sheet music to cover the mat. I have done that and loved it! Great job and no, I haven't spray painted curtains... YET!!

Kara said...

Gorgeous! Love the idea of using cafe curtains. Your "new" shelf looks amazing!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

What a different bathroom! Can I just say that I love how the cabinet turned out? It's so wonderful! Decorated just perfectly.

Christi said...

Great job!

Love the distressing on the cabinet, and also love the little curtain...impressive!
:)

Stacia Howard said...

I love how it turned out! That cabinet is to die for! I love the window treatment!

Kelli said...

That looks very nice and I LOVE the window treatment. I love a window in a bathroom and you gave it a nice uplift! Sorry you had to be injured in the process.

Mandi said...

Love everything about it, even the music sheets. But my favorite part is definitely the shelf. Amazing that those few changes could make such a difference.

Ann said...

I love the transformation of your white cabinet into something rustic looking...clever girl.

Janene said...

You did a great job on your bathroom!
I am amazed that you made that cafe curtain by yourself...that is real talent!
As for the cabinet? Rustic indeed...and so much better!
Kudos to you!

Little*Precious Boutique said...

WOW, I can't believe that's the same shelf!

& cafe curtain is PERFECT too!!

Beautiful bathroom, I love it!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Bright and beautiful!! I especially love that burlap curtain idea!! I am going to put that in my tumblr file! :)

SoBella Creations said...

Maybe burn the edges of the sheet music.

Looks great!

Susan said...

It looks great!! Love the little table and cabinet.

A Touch of Country said...

Love the burlap curtain!

Jessica said...

I love what you did to the cabinet!

the undomesticated wife said...

The little table that had the faux marble top looks great!

I like the cabinet distressed. Very nice.

Team Eliza said...

The cafe curtains are adorable and the shelf looks great . . . two ideas I will being trying out at my house! Thanks =)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cute, cute, cute Chris! My absolutely fave thing is that adorable burlap 1/2 curtain. That was genius!

Shannon said...

It looks so good! That shelf turned out amazing! I love your burlap cafe curtains too. Love it all! :)

Willow Decor: said...

Wonderful!! I love it!! great job on the shelf and I really love the crown!!
xx-Gina

Candice said...

IT looks fabulous and I love the cafe curtian.

Jill said...

You are soooo genius with your sanding techniques! The cabinet looks awesome. I LOVE the curtains & the little side table. Love it. Great job.
-Jill

MaryRC said...

i love it! can you come over and help me please.. really i need the motivation. we need a hobby lobby here in vegas! your so inspiring.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Very pretty--I think the curtains work wonderfully in there. The little chair you have on your sink is so cute!

~ Sarah

Vivienne said...

It is gorgeous. I love the burlap curtain, love the rust-i-fied cabinet, but I think that crown is just the coolest thing ever!

To The Moon and Back said...

Love what you did with the cabinet. It all looks fabulous!

Laretha said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

I still love the music in the frame. don't touch it! :-)

Kristen said...

LOL - at Home and HL - great job chica! And I really like the music sheets the way they are. Really the bathroom looked cute before abut I am loving the after!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Bulls eye!!! Everything is glorious. I can't believe you made those grommet curtains. I'm so jealous. The frame and cabinet look so much better after you worked your magic. And I mean magic. Great work!

queenbee said...

Very nice and bright. I love the burlap. Do tell how you made the curtains, I have lots of burlap that I want to make into curtains.

Jessica said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! You did a wonderful job!

Richella said...

Well done. Isn't it fun to see a project like this come together in such an attractive way? I especially like your choice of big grommets on the little cafe curtain. Bold and daring and cool, which seems to reflect your personality. One thought for you: wonder what it would look like to paint the inside back panel of your little shelf? Just a subtle bit of color so that your accessories would "pop"? Might be fun. Or, of course, you could decoupage sheet music to it! :)

Thanks so much for sharing with us.

~Mommy+Me~ said...

No surprise, it looks great! :) My favorite part is the curtains! What a good idea! I love how you only covered part of the window.

~Michelle

My name is PJ. said...

Great job! LOVE your bathroom sink even though it's a before item too. The burlap was a stroke of genius!

Gamma Sharon said...

Wow... it turned out great. I like the music sheets... gives a little class and the cabinet you stressed turned out better than great. I like how it all turned out. Great job!
By the Way, you have a couple of awards to pick up at my blog.

Jennifer said...

Its perfect.. love it!

Kelly K said...

Great job! paint really opens up the room!

Centsational Girl said...

Unbelievable ! I love that cabinet - who would have thought just a little sandpaper would transform it. It was nice before, but with your upgraded knobs and sandpaper treatment, j'adore !

That cafe curtain is brilliant.

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

The burlap curtain is just too cute!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Chris, it looks fantastic! I love the wall color, and the window treatment is perfect!
Carrie

janie @ mommy has a blog... said...

I just adore what you did with the entire room..and where, oh where, did you get that crown?? I L.O.V.E it!

aura said...

Love the little curtains!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

You're so funny. Great post!

I LOVE the curtain and the paint and the cabinet. And I love the sheet music!

Beautiful.

Matt and Grace said...

I love what you did with the white cabinet! I'd like to do that to a piece of furniture some day!

Marie said...

i love it all! the cabinet! that curtain! great idea to use burlap! i may steal that idea for my kitchen window. :o) LOVE your blog as always... i always appreciate a funny girl. :o)

just kidding said...

Did you wash the burlap? What colr paint did you use?

Kenningtons said...

I just recently stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE it!!! You don't understand; LOVE!! IT!!! You are hilarious and incredibly gifted!

I'm soooo impressed with your creative decorating, organizing, and bargain shopping skills. My young one was asleep when I found your blog and I spent the entire two hours going through almost every one of your posts over the past year. I could not tear myself away from your blog! I have even bookmarked several of your projects I want to attempt myself someday.

The bathroom was beautiful before but it truly amazing now! I'm looking forward to more of your amazing projects!!

Kim said...

Great bathroom! Especially your "budget minded" window treatment! You'll have to stop by my blog - I'm in need of some decorating help!

{THE BOHANS} said...

I love that cute curtain!!!! I just think the gold frame is a little out of place with all the silver accents in the bathroom. But what do I know?! I am the most uncrafty person in the world, that's why I blogstalk crafty blogs like yours!

Sarah said...

Don't you just love burlap! It's awesome and cheap cheap cheap. Bathroom looks great, and I love the music...I think it looks good as is.

Chrissie Grace said...

I really love the shelf too!
I'm having a chalkboard paint party next Friday, you should come play!

Joanna said...

I LOVE your blog and cute ideas. Love the shelf too, by the way. I think that the framed music would look better if you had bigger sheets of music and just 3 or so. Just a thought! Love the idea, though!

Tausha said...

I will just add my two cents to the gaggle of women who all love you!! You lucky girl you!!!
I love the whole thing. The burlap with the gromets!! I also love the wordle that you put in the frame! Did you do that yourself? Where did you do that at-what does it say? I am being a little nosty aren't I? So sorry-just luv ya lots!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I really like that little table. CuuuTe!

Nice re-do. Great little burlap curtain too!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Beautiful! My favorite thing...that cabinet redo. Love, love, love it "rustic-fied".

~Amanda

Mimi Sue said...

Incredibly adorable. I know the exact eye rolling you have experienced. I try to ignore it. Mimi

Chris said...

I am crazy about that burlap .

number17cherrytreelane said...

This looks great. My favorite is the burlap curtain! Love it!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Rustic-fied suits you well, girl! Loverly.

Lindsay said...

It looks great! Maybe for the music sheets you could just use one sheet that is centered in the frame?

KT said...

Oooh I love this bathroom! I don't know how to do anything so I am super jealous!

Marci said...

Fabulous~great job!

Badillo Family said...

Love the sanded down cabinet! I love the changes in there. The curtains are pretty darn cute and great idea to let light in! Love your stuff! Thanks for all the inspiration

Blue Castle said...

It's beautiful! I love your burlap curtain. So neat!

Stephanie said...

Love it! You have to give a tutorial on the burlap curtain!

I really wanna to try it!

Elisabeth said...

I love the music sheet picture. Economical, too. The sanded look on the cabinet looks much more interesting to me. The whole bathroom looks great.

T-ann said...

Reallly like!! Could you please do a step by step blog post on the curtains and include where you could purchase the items needed?? Thanks much!!

Wholesale Printing said...

I love the earthy feel of your bathroom. But the old one was not bad at all either.

And nice curtains... :) Love it!

Vanessa said...

This bathroom is adorable!

Nancy Armstrong said...

I'd love to know the color of the paint on the walls! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a color for my bathroom. The iced green is the perfect shade of blue:)

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