September 17, 2009

Trash to Treasure Thursday - Bathroom Makeover

So I finally had the energy last night to do more than just feed and care for my son. I've finally got something to share!

3 weeks ago my husband and I spontaneously decided to paint our master bathroom. Again. It was the first room in the house to be painted when we moved in. It was just the white contractor paint still, after 10 years of people living there! We chose a very beautiful grayish green. I loved it. But if you took all of our paint colors in our house and held them together - everything coordinates well. Except for that one. It was like the odd room out. It didn't even go with the colors we'd chosen in our bedroom. The other problem is in our window-less bathroom it just felt too dark. I know it really wasn't that dark, but it's not a high energy color so after nearly two years we were sick of it. (No offense to those who love this color - I love it too. It just wasn't

This is how we had it decorated in there. White, Cream and a little pop of Red here and there. I think it was pretty. It just never felt right.

So we matched the bathroom to the cream in our bedroom. Why? Because the paint store made a mistake and gave me 1 gallon instead of 1/2 a gallon. We had the paint, and it seemed right. Once we got it painted, I had to decorate on a budget. Baby is due in 12 more days!

I dug through my decor stash and found a $5 Goodwill frame to use, just spray painted it black. In the dining room I found another frame and grabbed it off the wall. I also re-purposed several things with a nice coat of spray paint. I love spray paint. The cute white shelves from above that cost me $4 for both originally? Painted them black! The white iron candle holders above the tub? Painted them blue. Just wait, you'll see. Then I spent $17 for new towels. Bathroom makeover complete!

Here's the frame and other things before I painted them.

The After:

Here's the back wall when you enter the bathroom. Complete with the freshly painted black shelves, red flowers from the living room, and the frame from the dining room. Of course, the blue towels that I bought new.

The wall above the tub. The green frame painted black and monogram I cut from left-over vinyl. I decided to just put it straight on the wall - I think it looks great! The white candle holders painted blue (the towels are the same blue). I'm still not sure if I want to spread them out more or leave them as is.

Lastly, I have a question for you all: Should I paint the Bath Tray or leave it as is? I was thinking black, maybe red? My husband says leave it, but I'm not sure I want to.

I'm linking this up to:
Kimm's Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented
Kimba's DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land
(I know it's a little late for these, but I'm running on low this week.)
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Head on over to check out all the amazing projects posted by others this week!

Don't be surprised if I my project posts suddenly hault for a little while. I do only have 12 days left until our second son arrives!


Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a great way to use one of those ugly, deated frames that you can find in any Goodwill. Nicely done!

Keisha Lynn said...

Your bathroom looks great! I actually just did the trim around the mirror that I found on someones post and it looks awesome! You should try it, it is inexpensive easy and makes a HUGE impact!!! I don't have any pics on my blog yet, but let me know if you are interested and I will send you the pics. Great job!!!

Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks great. I love the frame around the monogram on the wall, very cute. Painting the bath tray would be nice, just make sure it's exterior or oil based paint that will hold up to all the water.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great makeover on a budget! I love how you transformed what you had. If it was up to me, and it isn't :), I'd leave the tray natural, I like the natural wood. I'm sure whatever you decide will be fabulous! Thanks for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

Jocelyn said...

How beautiful! I love the little shelves and your other artistic touches! How about you come over to my house and fix it up? (after the baby is born of course! :) )