Sunday, February 28, 2010

Here we go bloggers! My bathroom makeover...

Well, after stalking a few of my favorite decorating blogs, I decided to not only redecorate my bathroom but to start a blog to share my decorating trials and errors with random people all over the globe. I can't count how many times I've said, "this time...this time I'm going to do before and after pics." Then I remember (as I'm putting my final coat of paint on) crud, I forgot to take my before picture. Now...I'm forcing myself.

My inspiration came from HERE and HERE. Such subtle, sweet stripes.

So, drum roll please, here is the BEFORE.....

There was so much paint build up outlining where the cabinet and mirror were that I had to patch and sand for two days to try and get it to look smooth...I finally gave up and hoped that the pictures on the walls would cast enough shadows that it wouldn't be too noticeable. ;)

And now for the AFTER...

Shew, I'm glad it's done. I'm glad I did it and I'm glad it was a very small was quite a bit of work.

Benjamin Moore (color matched with Velspar)
Glacier White (OC-37, the darker stripe)
Acadia White (OC-38)

I'm linking this post to:
The DIY Show Off


  1. Hi Jill! Welcome to blogging! I think your bathroom turned out awesome! Love the colors your chose. It is hard work, but so rewarding, isn't it? Layla inspires me too! Thanks for stopping and introducing yourself. It's nice to "meet" you and I look forward to seeing more of your projects!


  2. Wow, what a change, and it really was worth the effort, it's beautiful! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! And congrats on your lovely new bath!

    Kat :)

  3. I'm new too! You did a great job and it looks airy & fresh! I did a bathroom redesign at my blog a couple of weeks ago too..check it out if you have time. Welcome to bloggersville.

  4. Love the colors you chose for your stripes! Well done!

  5. Wow. What a difference. Love the brighter fresh look. Great job on the stripes!

  6. Looks great. Welcome to the world of blogging. Hope someone warned you - it is addictive. :-)

  7. Good Job! Love the stripes!


  8. It looks gorgeous, I love the stripes. The room looks so much bigger now.

  9. Very impressive! I'm trying to find ideas for our 1960's bathrooms. We've been in the house 5 years, guess it's time I get busy!

  10. Um, was that bathroom painted BLACK? Your light stripes make the room look much bigger and very fresh!

  11. What a beautiful bathroom!!! I can't believe the difference.

  12. First off let me say "welcome to blogging". What a wonderful and gorgeous transformation you have done! So much brighter, newer and fresher looking.

    I would like to invite you to visit my blog and enter into a fabulous giveaway I am having.

  13. Wow! What a HUGE difference! I know how hard the patching/sanding is. I had to do the same when we removed wallpaper! I just love the bathroom!

  14. White does open up spaces, doesn't it? Looks good.

  15. This is absolutely stunning!! I am working on this right now myself! :)