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Monday, January 31, 2011

1985 Bathroom Revamp...


I know that to many bloggers out there two weeks before Christmas is the perfect time to undertake a bathroom redo.  I mean, we were only having 24 people over for Christmas Eve... what else was I going to spend my time on?





The patient:  A 1985 bathroom with formica counters, creamy yellowish sink, massive wall mirror and brass fixtures.

The cure:  Dramatic wallpaper, tumbled stone counter, new bronze faucet and white sink, new mirror, a little bling for the cabinets and a little spray paint!


I didn't get a photo of the mirror, formica or the brass light fixture (bad blogger, shame on me:)
The formica was vanilla cream color and the old brass light fixture is now spray painted bronze.

I didn't care for the oak cabinets and at one point thought about painting them, but when it all came together the oak kind of disappeared for me.  I bought some pretty little crystal knobs and was completely sold.

Switched out all fixtures for pretty oil rubbed bronze ones.  Commissioned some art from my personal artist, aka school painting by my son. 

I love, love this faucet!  I was worried about dripping, dirty, soapy hands (I have two boys) reaching across the tile for soap, but then I found this great bathroom faucet that has a soap dispenser included, much like a kitchen faucet.  Eureka!

A cozy guest bath that feels more like a furnished room is what I was after, and I couldn't be happier with the results.  

Thanks for stopping by!
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32 comments:

Lana said...

This is a truly marvelous makeover for your bathroom!

I love all the textures/how it seems almost right out of Europe!

Truly wonderful. I look forward to devouring your blog since I'm new here but am intrigued and want to read more!

Hugs as I'm on my way to live in Italy next week,
Lana

~Holly~ said...

Beautiful job! I forgot to tell you that I love the new title banner. I was going to ask about the bathroom photo. It's gorgeous!

Linda Chapman said...

I absolutely LOVE it ALL!!! And I am pea green.....my bathroom has been in a remodel state since October! I had hoped it to be done by Thanksgiving....now I am praying it will done by EASTER!! If I could do it it would have already been done! However....I take what help I can get...which in the form of my beloved husband!

I am deciding about the wallpaper and I really like the one you chose!

Sherri B. said...

That turned out very nice. We are thinking of wallpaper and a new faucet, paint for sure in our main bath at the Vancouver house. After seeing how yours turned out it might be sooner than planned.

Have a great week.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Absolutely fabulous! The wallpaper is so wonderful and dramatic and the fixtures...it all just goes so perfectly together. What a super job you did.

The Cannary's, est. 1985 said...

How beautiful - the wallpaper is to die for and the mirror is GORG!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This bathroom makeover is fantastic and you did it right before Christmas. Wow! I hope you will join my weekly makeover party too that runs on Wednesdays and the link will be up Tuesday night. Would love to have you. Thanks for stopping by. This really is beautiful.

Heather said...

Quite impressive! My, you did a great job!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I would have loved to see your counter tile how-to. The wallpaper is stunning and the mirror is the perfect touch.

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

love it! I like how the wallpaper adds depth & texture without overtaking the space. great job!

Patty said...

I love the little box for the towels. It's the little details that make it complete. Wonderful job.

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Way to go, Heather! I love the way the details pulled the whole thing together--I can't imagine it any other way!

Life in Rehab said...

Ohhhhhhh, did that ever come out nice! LOVE the tile and the mirror, and the fixture looks brand new!

Becca said...

This is elegant fun and dramatic all in one! The mirror is gorgeous and the chandie has a bit of whimsie to it, too. I love the wallpaper and the tile, too! *Becca* (www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful makeover at my party.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Wow - it's gorgeous! Your wallpaper is just yummy and elegant. Love it!
Cheers, Andrea

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful bathroom, Heather! I love the tile and faucet. The wallpaper looks perfect with the colors in the tile.
Hugs,
Sherry

The Inspired Nest said...

Your bathroom is gorgeous and you are one brave women! I am loving that mirror!
Lacy

Laura Burciaga said...

Truly beautiful!!

SavannahGranny said...

Beautiful bathroom. Love everything you have done. The wallpaper is wonderful.
Probably a good thing that you choose that time. I am sure you had a deadline and didn't have time to second guess yourself. Great job, thanks for sharing. Ginger

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Beautiful room! I love the wall covering and the mirror. You were right not to paint the cabinets because they work well with the colors and decor you have now.

Nicole ~ said...

Your bathroom turned out so pretty! I love that wallpaper, everything looks great, fantastic makeover! Nicole

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Just before Christmas? 24 people over?! Did it all go smoothly???

It certainly looks as though it was a HUGE success. I love that mirror. Beautiful.

I'm so looking forward to following along with your blog.

Sarahx

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Beautiful make-over!

I just renovated my bathroom too! Come on over to Beach Bungalow and have a peek!

Sue
xo

Maggie said...

wow I luv everything about this bathroom, it reminds me of the luxury hotels in
Italy.
What company is the wallpaper from?

Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.

http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/fun-ideas-for-valentine-day-2011be.html

Maggie

Katie said...

Wonderful transformation!! Where O where did you find the fawcett with soap dispenser instead of the hot and cold knobs! Our house came with what some designer thought cool idea of putting BOTH the hot and cold handles to one side of the center water spigot. The size of hot and cold handles sold now do NOT work and our old ones are atrocious. What you have in your photo would very likely work! Since there is no handle atop the soap dispenser. Love to know where to get this gem and who makes it. Thanks!

abeachcottage said...

Beautiful bathroom. Love your make-over of it. Well done.

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

A couple of questions answered...

The wallpaper is from Sandpiper Studios- CF1000

The faucet is discontinued:( But! I found mine on ebay, new in the box- Pegasus Baron Single Control Lavatory Faucet. It is the only lavatory faucet I found with this set up and I love it.

Thank you all for the lovely and gracious comments; I am just tickled:)

Katie said...

Thanks so very much, Heather! :) Also for commenting on my woeful little blog, I really appreciate it. <3

Tina said...

I LOVE your bathroom makeover. Your mirror is fantastic! Your blog is clean and I am glad you don't have music playing on your page. Your page loaded quickly and I really like your header - did you make it yourself? I need to learn to do that.

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

I love the finished look! And that mirror is to die for. Thanks for linking up!

Becky@Organizing Made Fun said...

This is beautiful! Very pretty! I appreciate your comment you left on my blog yesterday. You have a beautiful blog and gorgeous pictures!

Becky B.
www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com
Organizing Made Fun