Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tour de Toilette

I had forgotten that I took some pictures of my mom's place over Christmas. She recently re-modeled all three of her bathrooms, and I'm so proud of how they turned out for her. However, her biggest mistake? She didn't take any before pictures! Crazy, I know.

When you look at these pictures in all their beauty, just try to imagine mauve carpet, dated cabinets, and blue and mauve tile. Just try...

Oh, and replace those svelt looking walls with some wallpaper that's peeling at the edges.

This is just her ensuite bath. Let's look at another one.

This one's my favorite. Perhaps because I spent countless hours showering, primping, and make-uping in this one as I was growing up.

Replace everything with wallpaper, carpet, and ugly yellow-ish cabinets. The sink was a shell shape, and the handles were...ugly. Sorry mom. ;)

She replaced the carpet (with my 1990's hair embedded in it) with a gorgeous, shiny marble. Hello!
Apparently the yellow tiled tub with the foggy doors that didn't work was good enough for me to use. Good thing--those glass doors would have been caked in hairspray!
I just can't get enough of it. Love those sconces.

And finally, she just finished the guest bath on the main floor.

Picture lanoleum flooring, country blue and mauve wallpaper, and dark grainy wood.

Don't forget--the toilet that didn't always want to flush right was in here, too. Not anymore. It's contemporary, it's stylish, and it's cozy. No?

Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour. I so wish I had some befores to show you, but that might involve me getting ready for prom or something. You wouldn't be able to see the room past my hair anyway.

56 comments:

mary'smom said...

I enjoyed the tour very much. My mother also recently had her bathroom remodeled. My husband and sister did most of the work. I helped too.

kiakai/Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Absoutely GORGEOUS! I love her style. Those sconces are to die for! Thanks for showing this. Lots of good ideas.
Kelly

Bette said...

Great looking bathrooms. Thanks for sharing.

sissie said...

What luxurious baths. I loved your description of the befores, I can relate.
Looks lovely.

Amy Kinser said...

I love her bathrooms. That first one is great and I LOVE the paint color in the first one especially. Is there anyway you could tell me the color? Tell your mom she did GREAT!

Juggling Thoughts said...

They look beautiful...way to go Mom!

Michelle Hoad said...

Your mom has wonderful taste. If my mom re-did anything in her bathroom, it would come out early redneck.

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

Those are amazing remodels. So when does your mom start her blog? Sign me up.

lexiis said...

The bathroom looks great...the colours are soooo soothing and pleasant to look at and the details are amazing!

Cara Beth said...

Great job!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for the tour. I LOVE, LOVE those sconces....too die for!!
Toni

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

This looks amazing your mom did a great job!!! I wish I could have seen before shots - including your hair! hehe. Trust me we had the same carpet in my bathroom as a kid - I never understood that and I'm sure there was at least 6 lbs of 80's hair w/ Rave hairspray down in the cracks of the carpet when the new owners ripped it up!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

This looks amazing your mom did a great job!!! I wish I could have seen before shots - including your hair! hehe. Trust me we had the same carpet in my bathroom as a kid - I never understood that and I'm sure there was at least 6 lbs of 80's hair w/ Rave hairspray down in the cracks of the carpet when the new owners ripped it up!

dawn said...

great looking bathrooms! I'm curious if she painted the cabinets? I have oak bathroom vanities/cabinets and want to paint them...looking for advice.

Jennifer said...

When we were teens, who ever thought bathrooms would be so stylish! Your mom did a great job on the bathrooms. They are so lovely and she has fabulous taste!

Happy New Year!

Monica said...

Your mom did an incredible job!! We did two bathrooms a while back and I know how much work it is, but three? Wow!

And I am totally drooling over those sconces...are they Restoration?

Amy O'Connor said...

All three are beautiful! I noticed the sconces first thing and fell in love.

Hyla said...

Your mom did a fantastic job!

Cate said...

How pretty! I love bathroom remodels.

Anonymous said...

Wow,,, they look wonderful!! Love the colors! Where did she find the black shelves that are on the wall above the toilet? Love those too,,, it all looks great!!

Martie said...

Everything looks so nice. I was skimming through the pics and thought the sign said,"Praying Room". LOL Guess one could do some praying in there too! LOL

Anonymous said...

looks really good, I need someone like you next door to me... smiles.
Pam

Lisa said...

Please give us the details on the sconces!! Your mom did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Sheryl said...

Love those bathrooms! Your mom did a great job.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous! I love the light fixtures over the sink area in your "when I was a teen" bathroom. Love 'em! I really kind of like neutral bathrooms as far as paint and I like how she mixed that with white in these. It makes it so much easier when you want to change out colors for towels and accessories. I did my powder room neutral, mainly because we were going on the market, but I really like the way it looks.

Mom's Place said...

Beautiful!!

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

Way to go mom!!! They look fantastic.

Anonymous said...

These are lovely. It's so nice to see neutral in a time when people are making almost too much of a statement with color. Like the previous comment...add the color with the towels and accessories, then when you get tired of that...change it out and it'll still look like you redid the room.

Oh ... and I SO love that I am not the only person who puts a clock in the bathroom. It makes so much sense to glance up while you're getting ready for work or going out to know how you're doing on time.

The Little Red Shop said...

How wonderful that your mom is still in the same house! The toilettes look très belle!

: )

Julie M.

Melissa Miller said...

They are all gorgeous! Love the beauitiful sconces. :)

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Well I am glad to see that my parents weren't the only ones to make everything beautiful AFTER I left. I've been out of the house for 12 years but my eyes still sing when I reflect on 1997.It was the year my mom requested I not put posters of Troy Aikman all over the hallway leading to my room and any door within sight of my bedroom. She was worried about posters when she should have been more concerned over my floors in the bathroom...fast-forward to 2009 and she adds the heated flooring. HELLO???WOULDA BEEN NICE IN !!! {haha.} Seriously, the bathrooms look fab.

Carolyn said...

WOW. It appears fabulous taste & decorating skills run in the family!

Vanessa said...

You make me laugh with the comments about the hairspray and hair in the carpet, LOL! My sister and I thought we lived in a beauty parlor growing up at my Moms house. SHe would say "you girls have hair everywhere!" Funny what you don't notice when your young. Now I nag my boys about their dirty socks and underwear, I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.
thanks for taking me down memory lane.

Love
Vanessa

Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

Those sconces are BEAUTIFUL, I love them! She did a great job.

ThePerfectionist said...

Very pretty, love your line, "you wouldn't be able to see through my hair anyway." Your writing style is so funny and admirable! (: Love if you would come visit us at... http://theperfectionistsportfolio.blogspot.com/

Autum said...

The sconces are my favorite too. Three amazing bathrooms! Your mom did a beautiful job.

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

So lovely! Your mom has been working hard! Wow!

Blessed Mama said...

Ahhhhhh the bygone days of mauve......they will be missed.......NOT!!!! hahahaha
Great job Chris's mom!

Katrina Chambers said...

I love the idea of a clock in the bathroom - I had never thought of that deerrrr!! I am forever wondering how much longer do I have before I can longer pamper myself and need to attend to 3 wrestling boys!

abby @ tales and trials said...

thanks for sharing the bathroom pics. your mom's en suite bathroom is almost identical in layout to ours. and ours has that same vanity too. the only difference it that ours has beadboard on the lower part of the walls. hubs is in the process of re-doing the shower with white subway tiles. i can't wait until it is complete!!

glimpse of my world said...

i LOVE IT ALL... NICELY DONE!!

Carmen said...

They are all gorgeous! Well done, Mom! That's awesome that all 3 are done now!

Carmen said...

I also wanted to say that I love all the color choices!

Lesley @ The Design File said...

Wow. Those are so beautiful. And I really love some of the lighting. Thanks for sharing!

Kristen said...

They are all gorgeous! I think my hair would win over your hair though - especially if crimping was involved. A little Bon Jovi in the background, Wet N Wild eyeliner..

How are your computer woes? Better?

bermudabluez said...

Beautiful Job on the bathrooms! Your mom really has an eye for decorating!

Bridgit said...

WOW ...they look great! Powder Room sign ...where did that come from? bridgitgatlin@yahoo.com

sherri said...

I love your "custom" hood cover. Do I recall that you had a tutorial regarding how to make it? If so, can you remind me of its location?

Thanks.

Jen @ After The Alter said...

Looks amazing! I love the lights on either side of the mirror! I'm jealous of those bathrooms! :)

Lil' Woman said...

I think me and your mom have the same perfume! : )

Barb said...

To all Chris's friends who posted such wonderful and complimentary comments about my bath re-do's. Thank you sooooo much. My before bathrooms were so awful, I don't think I even have pictures of them. The crystal wall sconces were custom ordered from Home Depot. They are (Eurofase) Halina wall sconces. Isn't my daughter hillarious! Her hair spray comment re ignited my nightmare of scraping the mirrors with a metal spatula!!!

Chris' Mom

momof3girls said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! Very cute, loved the guest bath!!!

Jamie said...

I love your cute family calendar! Did you make it? If you did, how did you do it? If not where can I get one?

Melanie said...

I love the scones in the bath. I am a light girl and those are gorgeous. She did a great job.

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Oh lovely, I love it. All the details, the lighting...beautiful job.

Shauna said...

LOVING the wall colors!!!

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