Thursday, October 02, 2008

Updated bath!

Well, it took us almost 5 years but we got around to it! Yes, this is the same bathroom...see "Ugly Bathroom Photos" http://southerness.blogspot.com/2008/10/real-ugly-bathroom-photos.html#links. DH and I were on a strict budget with this face lift so I was extra pleased with how it came out. Although, the house is only 12 years old I wanted to add some character and was trying for a contemporary cottage feeling.
I removed those yicky shower doors and replace them with a nice curved chrome shower rod and white, waffle shower curtain (don't mind the wrinkles...I hadn't steamed them yet!).

We painted the cabinets, refronted them with bead board, removed the cabinet doors and replaced with white tiers on cafe rods, replaced all the cabinet hardware, lighting and accessories with new chrome fixtures (there was bizarre mix of chrome and polished brass originally), added a wall of bead board and new swivel mirrors, and painted 3 walls a yummy chocolate brown.In our last 2 homes our master bath was designed with a separate water closet but this house was not. Due to the limited budget, time and desire to not do real structural construction I devised a way to create the privacy and illusion of a separate water closet without the work and expense of actually building one.
The folding panels were part of 2 separate folding doors (or maybe a screen at one time) that DH and I found at Lakewood 400 Antique Market http://www.lakewoodantiques.com/. As you can see only 3 of the panels are actually used but they are hinged together so that it can pivot as needed and hinged to the corner to provide stability. I love it and do not miss seeing the toilet when I am enjoying a nice soak in the tub.



13 comments:

The Mrs. said...

You did a fabulous job! I am very jealous because we need a bathroom redo asap! I will post when we do, great job!

Julie said...

Wow! Y'all did alot of work and it turned out just beautiful!
I love those white waffle-y shower curtains!
You are the 2nd person, recently, who has said that they didn't like their shower doors. My husband wants the doors -- I'm questioning?????
Blessings,
Julie

Preppy 101 said...

You have a beautiful bathroom! Great job!! Don't you just love the curved shower rod?

Belle in Bloom said...

It looks beautiful! I love the bead board on the cabinets. What a great idea.

Nancy said...

Oh, everything looks so much better! Great Job girl! Hope you have a great weekend! nancy

Cathy said...

What a beautiful makeover!! It looks fabulous! Great mirrors.

Rebecca said...

Wow! It looks fantastic. I especially love the mirrors and what you did with the cabinets. What is the color on your wall? It is a chocolate brown? Looks great!

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Princess Freckles said...

Looks wonderful!

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Paula said...

It looks fabulous! I love the combination of the chocolate brown walls with the white trim, white cabinet, and white shower curtain. You will never miss those shower doors. Cleaning those is the pits. Great makeover!

JILL said...

I love it! Fabulous! I have wall paper like your "before" photo in my bath right now.

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

Great make over. I love all your choices. We have 4 bathrooms upstairs that need some help...are you for hire?