This is one MAJOR before and Happily Ever After!!!
(Ewww...it really hurts just to see that awful before mess.)
The pink tile was sure cute (in it's day) but, I had trouble decorating around it.
We decided to go ahead and lay the neutral tile in there, as is in the rest of the house.
It clashed...terribly with the pink. To put it nicely.
I tried painting the brown cabinets white. Fine...for a while.
Then they were black...kind of a classic powder room look.
Finally, I decided to change the tile...and I did NOT want to spend much!!
You can read a little bit more HERE about how I went about changing the tile for $99!
tips and tutorial videos that helped me, check out my Pinterest Page.
This might look like it was a lot of work...but, really just a few nights of painting
when our girls went to bed...and voila! A "new" bathroom!
I LOVE the clean, neutral colors...the bathroom feels BIGGER!
That is an old wooden school chair I found at a yard sale last summer...our oldest daughter and I decided it would make a cute step stool for little legs (mine included...I am not very tall!)
That beautiful wood ceiling (above picture) is all throughout the house...so, I need to be careful not to pick too dark of a color for any wall in our home.
This picture from one of my favorite bloggers, Dear Lillie...was my color inspiration.
Check out my Pinterest Board on this bathroom for more inspiration.
The color is Benjamin Moore's Alexandria Beige...and it is beautiful!!!
(So beautiful...that I am going to use it in my new laundry/craft room.)
I only used about half of the gallon...and it cost me a little less than $40. I know that is a bit high, but...it is a paint and primer and I supported our LOCAL family owned hardware store.
I like to do that whenever possible (they didn't carry the tile kit.)
It is summer...so, of course we need seashells in our apothecary jar.
Decorating and switching things out is one of my favorite things to do...
so, topiaries, pictures, holiday stuff...it will ALL look so much nicer in here now!
An added bonus...is this tile transformation kit actually helps to extend the life of your tile.
This is my linen closet on the left...built in and TONS of storage!!
The cabinets are old...and used to be black.
They were painted about 5 years ago and not by best paint job...by a long shot!!
I have a ton of paint...and just happened to have enough of the Antique White
I used on our Farmhouse Dining Set left for these cabinets.
Since, the cabinets
had a coat were SLOPPED (sloppiest job I have EVER done) with black paint, I used a primer coat and then applied two light coats of the Antique White to the cabinets.
Keeping with the rustic wood ceiling, I decided to distress them.
The natural color wood coming through matches my home...not for everyone!
The cabinet hardware was silver...
nothing a quick coat of Rustoleum Hammered Bronze spray paint can't fix! $9
I LOVE this stuff...I may have been walking around my house looking for things to "shoot!"
So...shower curtains can get a little pricey, can they not?
After a little online shopping and finding that the LEAST expensive shower curtain with the rustic look I was wanting (burlap and all) was gonna run me around $65.
Um...I think not!
So, I made my own!
Yep, I sewed burlap ribbon right over the black stripes on my old (not that old) shower curtain.
Here is the back side...see...ran that burlap ribbon right over it!
This is my favorite little piece in my "new" bathroom.
Our oldest sweet pea helped me paint this mason jar...she is SO proud of it!
So is mommy!
Take a quick look back...
and now...definitely a "Happily Ever After!"
Overall, I spent about $148...that's it!!
Tile Transformation Kit...............$99
Paint for walls (half gallon left!).........$40
I would say I got a BIG BANG for my buck...just a few bucks!
Now, a couple of new bath mats and some fluffy, new towels...and I am set!!!
(For each season...of course!!!!!)
I hope you have a fabulous day!!
Love & Junk~
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