I'm taking a shortcut here and reposting something from our family blog in September of 2009 since we don't have any big projects going on right now. It is exactly the same and we still love the changes! On a side note: while reading through it I noticed I had been "waiting on the hubby to paint" and remembered I was preggers with #3 for most of this little update..and now she is almost 15 months old! Time flies!
Really there is nothing huge about this little project that we
have had going on for almost 6 months! But....we are so glad
it's finally done and makes what felt like an apartment feel
more like a home.
We have had the furniture for a long time now but just needed
a "little" color on the walls, some curtains, and a few things to
hang. I bought the stuff for the walls here and there months
ago and a new bedspread about a year ago so this has been
a slow transformation but it is finally basically complete and
has a warmer feel(and when you really spread it out like we
did it'a almost like it cost nothing;)! I usually go a little more
bold with colors but we think we may move in the next year or
so so I had to play it safe. The not so bold color change still
made a big difference:)
Not a huge change here but the curtains and a slight tint to the walls makes it much warmer!
Now on to the Bathroom Revamp
6 months ago we had ceramic tile laid(we officially retired
from tiling after laying 1,000 sq. feet in our first house..don't
know how people do that every day!) in our upstairs baths to
replace the fancy linoleum that the builders put in (Thanks to
a nice donation from the in laws!) Then we started
painting....and Hubby was able to finally finish the painting in
our bath two weekends ago. He painted our lovely builder
grade oak cabinets a nice grayish color(this is my new
favorite color! urbane bronze from sherwin williams) and this
weekend he framed the mirror. After a few Ikea shelves a
couple of pictures that I probably bought a year ago(not
kidding) and replacing the cheapy plastic hand towel rings I
think it looks and feels a ton better! I don't have any before
pics of the bath but you can imagine, white linoleum, white
walls, plastic towel holders, and no frame around the mirror or
So now pretend the before is here:
And here is the After:
Just a little side note: I've just recently discovered I don't like
having those fuzzy toilet lid covers around. It just started
looking silly to me and feeling a bit gross even though I wash
them frequently. It's so crazy how I just go with things for the
longest time and then all of a sudden am like "those are
weird" there outa here! In the past I've thought that
bathrooms looked stark and sterile without it but do we really
need rugs on our potties? What is the purpose?
Anywho, I digress!
Here's another view.
And a close up of the shelves...
The shelves were by far the best thing we did for this bath revamp. It was an easy way to make a big change with a little budget.
Linked to: Thrifty Decor Chick