Guest Bath Reveal...

We finally re-did our guest bath. It's the only room in the house that hadn't been painted or otherwise changed since we moved in almost 12 years ago. The room is very small. Most people have closets bigger than this room. So no matter what we did to the room it wouldn't make a huge difference. Or so I thought... Here are a few before pics.




















Kind of yuck and all over the place. The polished brass fixtures were really not my cup of tea.





We headed to our favorite home improvement warehouse. Otherwise known as Lowes. We have a Home Depot as well but I just generally like Lowes better. Plus it's a bit closer to home (less than 1/4 mile really!) I am glad we went to Lowes because we did get some great buys.







We replaced the vanity top with a carrera marble top. It's what I had in my head but figured it would cost more than I wanted to pay. But we lucked out when my husband found the top in the size we needed on clearance for $82! (Regular price $230). The only problem was that we didn't see a side splash. We planned to just buy the smaller top that was on clearance for $17 and have our friend E cut the back splash to size. As I was perusing another clearance shelf I found a towel ring for $10 AND the side splash we needed for .......$2.25!!









We splurged on the cabinet over the toilet ($98) since we saved so much on the top. We didn't get a new toilet or tub - they are both cream and will do for now. I have different shades of white in the room so it's working. You can see the bead board in the mirror. This was the biggest look changer out of everything that we did. It was one of those spur of the moment decisions. We were headed to mill work to pick out the new baseboards and the bead board was at the end of the aisle - just waiting for me! It was a great decision and we ended up spending $28 on the bead board and chair rail.






I am.in.love with this shower curtain ($20 @ Walmart!) It is a linen like fabric with a black and gray paisley type print - it kind of looks like it is embroidered. It was not at all what I was looking for but I liked it and figured I'd give it a try. I am glad I did.








I love this new faucet (about $60 by Delta). I just love the high spout. We went with polished chrome instead of the brushed nickel that I love so much and I am really happy we did.








I love the way the 'fresh towels' sign looks in there. You can see how I made the sign here. One thing we didn't do it paint the walls. The main reason was that I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I have seen so many people mix different whites and I thought I'd try it. I actually like it and am in no rush to pick a new color. It doesn't look quite as pink in real life.









Another look at the pretty top and faucet. Love.









We painted the vanity white (Olympic Low VOC paint from Lowes- in ultra white - right out of the can- no mixing involved. And I had some already!) We don't have any knobs/pulls yet because I haven't found anything I love and want to pay for! I know that will really finish the look but I will keep looking until I find just the right thing.








These small baskets came with the cabinet and I love them. I made the little tags with black & white card stock and stamped them with a 1,2 and 3. They just add a little something.









We ended up spending about $350 and one weekend on this project. The difference is amazing. I never thought this little space would ever be able to look much difference than it did in the beginning. I am glad I was wrong this time.






Linking up to Pink Postcard's Transformations and Treasures, Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest, Feathered Nest Friday @ The French Country Cottage, Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch, Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia & Swing into Spring @ DIY by Design.


Comments

Mary Ellen said…
What a pretty transformation! You have made this into a great little bathroom!
Comeca Jones said…
Positively perfect!You did a grand job!
What a beautiful bathroom!! Very spa like. I saw that shower curtain and if we weren't moving out of this house (we are in the Army) then I would have grabbed it myself. It goes with the tile and "shower stall".

Awesome deals!! Good job. Stopping by from DIY by Design.
Your bathroom looks gorgeous! I love the countertop and the pretty shower curtain and am loving that darling fresh towels sign! You are always welcome to come share at Feathered Nest Friday too :)
Deborah said…
It looks fantastic!!!
I need to follow you in doing our bathroom too...soon I hope!
Thanks for the reveal!

Deborah xoxo
Hi there- just stopping back by to say thank you for sharing your bathroom at Feathered Nest Friday! :)
Such a wonderful transformation! love how you pieced everything together so lovely! xoox, tracie
this is a fantastic makeover! it really does look brighter and bigger with the new lighter color scheme. you did a fantastic job. thanks so much for linking up to Transformations and Treasures!
Wow! This was a HUGE change! Boy did you luck-out with the sale prices. I didn't think anyone had a bathroom as small as ours. I still think your bathroom is bigger because you have a nice sized vanity. BEAUTIFUL change and a wonderful project for 2011. Lowe's is closer to us too and I tend to prefer their products.

~Sandy

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