Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pulling It All Together - Hall Bathroom Makeover

I had a cancellation at the last minute for my scheduled post, so I thought since I had quite a few new followers that I would show my hall bathroom makeover and how I "Pulled It All Together".

When redoing my hall bathroom, I had originally planned on a more elaborate makeover, however with some thrifty treasures and just shopping the house I wound up with the look I was going for.  All  for about $100.  I am thrilled with the finished room and so glad I put creativity to work instead of $$$$$$.

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As you can see, this is a really small room, but I still wanted it to be chic and have some style.  These were the accessories and shower curtain from my last house.  Not bad, but not me anymore and I really wanted a change.

Most of the redo was strictly cosmetic other than removing the medicine cabinet.  (See how tacky this thing was.)

  There was no room to hang a towel and it just dated the room, so it had to go.  I removed it, patched it with a piece of sheetrock, 

then taped and textured to match the rest of the wall.  I had leftover paint so I just blended it in.
 You can see the complete tutorial here.

With that done, I was ready to start with the new accessories and make it pretty.

The shower curtain is made from leftover fabric I already had that was used as the topper for the familyroom drapes. There is a second rod layered behind with a regular shower curtain.  Both go to the ceiling which creates the illusion of more space and adds a little drama too.  You can see how I layer them on this post.

 Transferware dishes and a painting I already had are used for artwork.  (Sorry for the funny lighting and shadows.  There isn't a window, so I brought in a light and placed it inside the tub so I could get a better shot of everything and the colors too.)

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A favorite painting in an onate frame adds some unexpected glam.  (It is actually a print and has non-glare glass over it which gives it the look of an oil.  The glass will protect it from any moisture.)

I always look at Ross and TJMaxx for affordable towels and I found some really pretty ones to layer together.  I kept the color scheme just gold and cream.

This pretty little art work I found at Goodwill some time back works perfectly with my new design.

The medecine cabinet gone and a towel bar and picture in it's place.  So much better, don't you think?  I also hung some of the new towels on the guest rod behind the door.  This is perfect when space is limited to hold extra towels when a guest needs them.

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The accessories that I had already ordered from Restoration Hardware arrived.  They give the room an additional touch of class.  I love the frenchy design in silver and gold

Isn't the apothecary jar stunning.

  In a small bathroom you need all the storage space you can find.  The top of the tank is round, so I made a tank topper tray to hold some of my accessories.

  You can see the tutorial of how I made it on this post. 

The old builder grade leaky faucet really had to go.

This is the new one from Pfister.  It is stunning and every single detail is totally exquisite.
The faucet is the jewelry of the room and this one is so elegant, the perfect finishing touch.

From a jungle theme to - - -

elegance and sophistication.  

Here's the breakdown of the costs - 
Fabric I already had leftover from the topper to the familyroom drapes=0
Artwork that I found at Goodwill several months earlier=0
Paint for the mirror I already had=0
Touchup paint for the bathroom I already had.=0
Restoration Hardware accessories I had already ordered - $63.93
Things I bought and money spent - 
   Repair of the sheetrock where I took the medecine cabinet out=$21.04
   New towels.=$24.63
Artwork from Goodwill above towel bar =$3.99
   So all in all just over $100.  I can live with that.

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  1. I love you bathroom makeover! I always love any summer spent with the family. We recently spent the summer & July 4th in Colorado and we had a wonderful time. Hearing the fireworks in the mountains was a very unique experience since I am from Austin, Texas. I hope you have a wonderful summer and I look forward to more posts. I am sharing this post and contest on my sites. Lots of love, lisa.

  2. Very nice Marty! Your bathroom is both functional and beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the great details.

  3. I am loving the gold and cream color scheme. So elegant. I too love to shop at TJ Maxx and Ross for linens. Ross especially has the cheapest prices on slipcovers and curtains ( if you can get enough panels) I have ever seen. Wonderful job on the bathroom.

  4. Hi Marty!!! :-)

    Oh my gosh... That is FANTASTIC. The potty try is brilliant. I need one of those... Maybe a tutorial?? Love the soft colors and you're a genius sheetrocker. I couldn't even tell where you had patched that wall. AWESOME. LOVE it... Love allll of it.

    Hugs to you!

  5. You are so creative and talented Marty, I love all of the details and changes, your bathroom turned out beautifully! I have always wanted to get rid of our medicine cabinet (we need a place to hang our hand towels too), thanks for sharing the tutorial and also on the tank topper, that is such a great idea!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! You have done a beautiful job. I love the whole room. *sigh*

  7. Your bathroom is gorgeous Marty. You really are so good at pulling things together for a reasonable price.

  8. I remember this post, and I love it even more the second time around! Just beautiful. Jane

  9. Great project and great look. What a difference taking out the medicine cabinet made and I love your new faucet. Yay, Marty!

  10. I remember this makeover as well and it turned out fabulous! Thanx for sharing it at THT.

  11. Such an elegant bath Marty! Love your painting with the dishes to top, so very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  12. I love it, I have always loved your shower curtain trick! It's still on my wish list, to do list! Thanks for the reminder!

  13. Hi Marty! I remember this and I'm loving seeing it again. You have such style and know how to make everything so gorgeous! Have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Such a lovely bathroom Marty! Your makeover is so great. Now it is so much more elegant and I loveeeee your apothecary jar and a now faucet. Just gorgeous!!
    Have a great weekend!

  15. Oh Marty, you are fabulous doing this, wish I could hire you, lol! I love all the accessories you got for it and the entire new look! Gorgeous and classy!

  16. it's amazing what a few key changes can do! It looks great Marty.

  17. It looks great. It is amazing how accessories can add to a room. Coincidentally, I have the same angel print which I purchased at Salvation Army.

  18. Lovely as usual. funny how you just change a few things and it looks like a new room. I think I need to do several makeovers.

  19. Oh my, look at that wall! I feel your pain! A bathroom is such a great place to experiment with color and the medicine cabinet. I think you should totally go for it! I love your inspiration pic and I'm sure it will look great in your room :) Good Luck with the Bath room l!
    Your Bathroom

  20. Love, love your bathroom, Marty! I am planning to redo mine very soon and I will also have to deal with a medicine cabinet. We will see how it turns out. Thank you so much for sharing this post. Have a great weekend.

  21. Such a pretty bathroom, Marty! I actually thought you had a window! The light in the tub worked great, I think. I'll have to remember that when I do my bathrooms because neither of mine have a window. Love that painting ~ the colors are beautiful.

  22. Really lovely job! My favorite aspects are the ornate framed painting and dishes above, but all of your details are wonderful.


  23. Your hall bath is very elegant and pretty, Marty. I especially like the double shower curtain/to the ceiling idea and will have to keep that in mind. The decor really suits your style and the RH accessories are the perfect fit. Good for you for tackling the removal of the medicine cabinet. Happy weekend!

  24. Marty, I love this makeover,very rich looking. The transferware is absolutely beautiful and I am amazed at all you did for $100.00.
    I wish the Goodwill in my area (Wisconsin Dells) had nice pictures like you've found. Everything in the redo is perfect, love the Le Bain accessories. Thanks for sharing!


  25. I've always loved what you did in here. It is so elegant!

  26. It's amazing how every little detail makes such a difference! You did a beautiful job, and I love that everything is timeless and elegant. Those Restoration Hardware pieces are my favorite!

  27. Yes, I remember all you went through finding just the right mirror. :) It was fun watching it all come together, Marty.