Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Finally Finished Bathroom

Finally ~ a finished bathroom.  I started this project right after Christmas and have been dragging it out ever since.  It wasn't even anything major ~ just cosmetic changes.
Here are a couple before pictures.  As you can see I was trying out paint colors and it looked like this for months before I finally began.

It is a really small bathroom and the only one in my house.  Two in this bathroom is a crowd.

This is a picture of the paneling that was on the wall when I moved in here 23 years ago, but then it was powder blue.  It has an embossed look and I painted it white.  I always wanted to remove it, but there were areas where the seams didn't lay flat, and I was always afraid of what was hiding behind that paneling.

I covered the paneling with Martha Stewart's paintable bead board wallpaper that can be purchased online from Home Depot.  It is wonderful and by carefully aligning the stripes, I could camouflage the uneven paneling seams underneath.

I painted the top of the walls a very pale pink to match the shower curtain and replaced all the trim on the window.

I added a very small piece of decorative trim to the bottom of the crown molding to hide the clumps of paint accumulated from years of painting.  It gave me not only a cleaner edge, but a slightly larger crown molding.

Then came the fun of decorating with a few old accessories and a few new.

A new soap dispenser from Target for the sink . . .

and a basket to hold toilet paper.

I've already shown you this wreath that I made from sweaters for the wall.

And I've shown you the fabric of the shower curtain that was the inspiration for the makeover.  I bought a second shower curtain and sewed them together to make it fuller.  My tub is the original one from when the house was built in the 1940's and it is not a pretty sight.  By adding the additional shower curtain, it not only made it fuller, but covered the ends of the ugly tub surround without stretching the curtain 
flat like a sheet.

I also covered the inside of the bathroom door with the bead board wallpaper and rehung the towel rack.  I can't rave enough about this wallpaper and how wonderful it is to work with and the dimensional finished look it gives you.

Like I said at the beginning, it is a very small bathroom, but then there is only me in the house now, so it's all that I need.
Sweet and simple is my new motto.

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Lucille said...

Your bathroom looks so lovely. I like that little soap dispenser. I wish we had a Lowes in Ottawa. I love your flowers in the jar. Nice assortment of colours.

Would it be possible for you to make your font darker. I could barely read it. It's so pale, it takes ages to decipher what you wrote.

Heather said...

I love that soap dispenser! The room looks great, updated yet still true to itself.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your bathroom. It looks amazing. I love the colors and the shower curtain is fabulous. All the beadboard wallpaper is gorgeous. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your bathroom looks very pretty, all fresh and new for the spring season.

Thru Pink Curtains said...

wow! you have done such a wonderful job, what a lot of work! i need to do something like that to a small bathroom i have so i shall come back to this again...have a good week! thanks for posting on my blog....

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


You did an amazing job - love your bathroom!

That beadboard wallpaper stuff is amazing - the total look for less and you cannot TELL at ALL!

Brilliant about 2 shower curtains, wish I would have done that myself. Dang. You are so smart.

Very beautiful and well done!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your bathroom looks beautiful! Love what you did. The shower curtain is gorgeous. You had some great ideas and carried them out really well!

Gone Country said...

It's fabulous... I love it!

I'm also lovin' that wallpaper! I will have to check that out for future use.

I also like the idea of sewing two shower curtains together to make it fuller. Great idea!

And the added trim around the window really brings out the window.

Awesome makeover!

Lucille said...

I came back to finish reading. I can read it now. It's a bit darker. But, I would like to see it just a teeny bit darker, if you don't mind.

I love the bead board and all the extra trimming you added. The shower curtain is fantastic. I love that you painted the walls pink. I also love that little shelf you added. All in all, you have done a marvelous job!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love the wall color! You did a fabulous job! I have never seen beadboard wallpaper a very clever faux look for your bathroom!~Hugs, Patti

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love the wall color! You did a fabulous job! I have never seen beadboard wallpaper a very clever faux look for your bathroom!~Hugs, Patti

Julie said...

Cindy - your bathroom is lovely. I used the same beadboard anaglypta wallpaper in my kitchen and I LOVE it. It hides a multitude of sins. J

Debby said...

what a nice bathroom. Love the beadboard wallpaper and the shower curtain. Perfect colors.


It's so pretty! So fresh and springy. That sweet little shelf adds so much.

Mary Ellen said...

Hi Friend! Your bathroom looks fantastic! The idea of using to shower curtains is such a great idea. I wish I had thought of that when I was making mine!

Love the molding update around window and the beadboard looking paper is awesome!

Your wreath looks just perfect in that pretty bathroom Cindy! I am sure you are glad to have this project done!

Wish I could say I have a project done! Still working on the creative space and of course the outside facelift is still in middle of construction though we are beginning to see some neat results! Did a post if you are interested in seeing it so far or you could come for summer vacation and see it in person! Hint!!

Have a super week!
Bee blessed

Cordyceps said...

Thanks for the post loaded with so many information on wall paint.Stopping by your blog helped me to get what I was looking for.

Mary said...

Your bead board wallpaper looks wonderful! I love it!!

Sharon said...

You are such a talented lady, Cindy. Everything came out great! I love it all! Such a feminine bathroom would be perfect for me. For my husband, not so much. I'm a fan of the soap dispenser too, along with the wallpaper. But really it all looks wonderful!

I think I may have mentioned to you that I started a redo on our main bathroom several months ago. I'm not at all pleased with the finished product. My daughter likes it but I'm not happy. Seeing as how I've been out of work most of the year, it will have to stay the way it is for now.

Btw, I had no issue reading the font.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Wow - that looks beautiful! Great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It was nice to read your memories of going to Kingwood Center! Have a great week.

stefanie said...

its beautiful!

Willow said...

You did a wonderful job. Now you can come over and do ours. HA! HA!

Jane said...

I love the look of bead board. We actually added it in our single bathroom and as the backsplash above the quartz in the kitchen. So crisp and clean. Loving the rest of your bathroom makeover, including that yummy shade of pink! Great job!

D said...

Your bathroom is very pretty. Love the colors you chose, and the beadboard on the door is such a great idea.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
I just found your blog through Boogieboard Cottage. Its a pleasure meeting you!.
What a delightful bathroom, I just love it! I have been looking at the same wallpaper, now that I see your bathroom with it hung I think I'm going to go ahead and buy some.
You did an amazing job everything looks wonderful!
We have the same soap dispenser from Target. I saw your shower curtain while shopping for a new one for my guest bathroom. If you saw the all yellow curtain that transitions down in different shades of yellow well that's the one I purchased. I have become your newest follower.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Linda said...

Your bathroom looks lovely. I am sure you will enjoy it, now that's
it finished. It looks very calming.

Judy Bigg said...

Your finished bathroom looks goods. Great job in your touches.

bj said...

OOO, I love your sweet and pretty bath. You did a great job on it.
I am just dying to use that paper somewhere in my Sweet Nothings house. my bath. :))

Janet said...

I love how serene and pretty that bathroom looks...great job.

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