Sunday, October 10, 2010

mini bathroom makeover completed.

so, i kind of felt bad leaving you guys hanging like i did something super-exciting in my bathroom, when it really wasn't that exciting! haha...i just hadn't had a chance to really take good photos, because you have to wait until about 4-5 pm to get any light in there, and even then it's really hard and awkward, because i'd guess the square footage is around 20 feet. tiny bathroom. nevertheless, mini-makeover i promised, and mini-makeover you shall receive.

here is my "after" pic:

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as i mentioned in my previous post, the wall color is a mixture of 2 colors i had on hand already. i love the way it turned out!

i also ended up making a tiny curtain for the window (with some leftover fabric i had from another project), and also painted the little shelf in a chevron pattern.

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the photo above the little shelf is a photo from our wedding that i blew up (of my husband and my brother) and framed in a target frame, and the small white shelf happens to be from target too. i already had it, and it used to live in that exact same spot, but after my wall color switcheroo, i was craving something different for the shelf. i actually initially covered it in a yellow and white fabric, but after i covered the whole thing, it didn't want to be hung up again due to the fabric keeping the screws from going in the right place on the wall. i removed all the fabric, and decided to do a spraypainted chevron print, sort of like "everything LEB's" tray.

i started out by covering the whole thing in masking tape (i didn't have painter's tape on hand, but this worked fine):
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sketched out the chevron pattern with a sharpie (you could get technical with a measuring device or a tracing device if you want to be perfect for this, but i was in a time crunch)
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cut it out with my utility knife:Photobucket


peeled off every other row of the tape to create the lines:
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the put it outside on dropcloth, and spray-painted away, with spraypaint that i already had:
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i did 2 layers of paint, and was really happy with my outcome!
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what was mika doing during all of this, you may ask?
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that's right, snoozin'.

anyway, next, i made a simple, small curtain for the window. i already had this geometric gray fabric leftover from my chair project, so i bought a small dowel rod at target (actually, that was the only thing i bought for this entire mini-makeover), then hot-glued the ends under to "hem" them into the curtain shape. i fed the foldover onto the dowel, and voila! i guess hot-glue wouldn't be the number one method of making a curtain under normal circumstances, but since this one will never really be moved or rearranged, it's ok if it's not sewn.

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and now, i will show you how i stood in the shower stall to take these photos:
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hah! hope you guys enjoyed my virtually-free mini make over. it makes me a happy kristen. :)

21 comments:

  1. That is a great color! Love the shelf ideas as well. Have two black ones from Target that need a little somthing like that!

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  2. I really liked the "before" but I love the "after"! That wall color is gorgeous and I love the chevron shelf.

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  3. design blooms - ooo it would be fun to have a black shelf to work with that pattern on! i actually think it could be really fun to do all kinds of patterns with that technique...my brain is calculating... :)

    thank you, jen!!

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  4. Love, love, LOVE the color!!! And the yellow and white shelf is just perfect in there!

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  5. Love it! Just wondering what the name of the yellow spray paint you used is. Thanks.

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  6. You just inspired me to use some gray and gold paint on a matching desk and dresser I have! It really is looking good, and... did you wear that gold shirt by coincidence???? ;)

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  7. anon - i will get back with you on that! it's from lowe's and it's a marigold color that is valspar brand. but i will find the exact color for you.

    retro restyling - good! and yes, the shirt is quite by convenient coincidence. :)

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  8. I too was thinking "she coordinates with the room in that top!" Such a doll you are. LOVE the room. Thanks for deliverin'!

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  9. haha...so funny, i didn't even notice when i had it on.

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  10. the color is "bumblebee" by valspar.

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  11. You're a paint wizard!

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  12. Thank you! What a fitting name :)

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  13. What a fantastic color for the walls! I love it!

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  14. It looks like a whole new bathroom! I love the color and the little chevron shelf is perfect!

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  15. thank you guys, and thanks lindsey for the inspiration/instructions for the shelf!

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  16. Love the paint color and that you arrived at it from mixing some left over paint! The yellow makes it pop, loving this color combo. Janell

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  17. thank you, janell! i know, the tiny little pop of yellow really makes me smile when i go into the bathroom now! :)

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  18. This is so stylish and yet looks so calm. Something i have contemplated on doing for a while, so i was quick to show my husband your after photos and he is now willing to let me do the same to our powder room. He needed to see my vision but actually done as he is not the visual type. Great work yet again and thanks for helping me convince my man :o)

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  19. I love it! Modern, yet comfortable.
    My husband and I are renovating our home, and the bathroom is very unfinished... the pics you posted will be an inspiration for us as we complete it! Thanks!!!
    http://thehumbleabode.blogspot.com/

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