Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My New Bathroom...Kinda...

DIY Day @ ASPTL


I found this awesome site a few weeks ago when I was working...okay, pretending to be working. I have to confess my love for this blog!! It has given me soooo many great ideas that I want to try. I decided to start participating in the DIY day she has every week. Maybe that will help motivate me to get off my lazy butt and get all my projects going that I can't seem to find the time for. I could spend hours and hours looking over all the past DIY day posts...that is if Christian and Emma could cook, clean, do their own laundry, etc. etc. Hey, a girl can dream can't she?!

Marcus and I started this project months ago. We kept putting it off or were too busy to finish, but we are finally finished...mostly. We need to touch up the walls where I made him take the towel racks down, but for some reason we got more of the paint that is the ExAcT color and brand of our current walls and it doesn't match. So painting has to wait. I know the anticipation is killing you...let you wait no longer...

My old bathroom:




I've always loved my bathroom and when we were looking for new houses a few months ago, I kept comparing every bathroom to mine. I just wanted to spruce it up a bit and give it a more personal touch. It's nothing huge, but I love it!!

Appearing for the first time...my new bathroom!!!



I came across a blog awhile ago where they added a frame around their bathroom mirror...I would love to give credit where it is due, but I couldn't find that site again; believe me, I tried...So we spray painted the molding with some black textured spray paint and then used liquid nails to glue it to the mirror. I LoVe it.. I'm debating whether or not to paint the white cabinet on the wall black to match everything else...or it might be too much black if I do. For now, it's okay.


Marcus hung curtain rods up, but now he refuses to ever hang curtain rods in the house again. Whatever. :)
I have a new obsession with black spray paint. It's my new love. I bought some candle sticks at the Dollar Store and spray painted them black. They look much better then I thought they would.

My tub is usually covered in bath toys...no, not mine. It's so much easier to bathe Christian and Emma in my big tub then in theirs. Taking the picture made me have to actually put the toys away.

Marcus built a shelf in the toilet room and then I used more spray paint to make the frames match. I like this setup much more then the metal shelving before.

Now I want to redo the hall bath, but I have far too many projects either all ready in progress or that need to be done before I get to that room.

One project down, way too many to go.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

turned out awesome! what a difference the framed mirror makes. and i, too, am addicted to black spray paint. :)

Angela said...

Your bathroom looks great...good job. Have fun making other changes to your home. Love to see more. :)

jenjen said...

Nice! It turned out great! I had some frames put on my bathroom mirrors and I love them too! Great job!

XOXO
Jen

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I love the way it turned out! I did that to my bathroom mirrors, too, and I am so much happier with them now. (You may not have seen my blog before, and many others have done that project, so it probably wasn't from my blog that you got the idea.) But I love what you did! Great job.

Sherri S said...

I love it! And I so want to frame the mirrors in BOTH of the bathrooms in my house.

Heather said...

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality is the blog you are looking for. Here is the post:
http://southernhospitalityblog.com/framing-those-boring-mirrors/.

I want to do the same project, too!

Limb's Just Branching Out! said...

I love the frame around the mirror idea, so simple, it's brilliant! I to have to the black spray paint addiction, is there rehab for that?

Savannah said...

oooooh...I love it! I like the touches of black here and there...really anchors the room. Plus, I love the floaty dreamy white curtains even if Marcus is put out by them :) When you're all done, will you come decorate my house!?