Bathroom Beautification Complete

Well, this project took much longer than I thought it would.  I guess the last time I re-decorated a bathroom I didn't have two kids to amuse...  After installing the new faucet, my husband did all of the kid entertaining and I did the days and days and coats and coats of paint.  I used outdoor deck paint on the floor, and I washed it, sanded it, washed it, primed it, painted it, let it dry, painted it, let it dry, did the caulking around the fixtures, painted that, and let it dry, then did touch ups.  AND I LOVE IT.  It was worth every curse-inducing moment.  I also painted several coats on the walls, trim, and ceiling, and they were also worth it.  I love my 'new' bathroom.
We replaced the tipsy over-the-john cabinet, whose doors didn't close, and the medicine cabinet we had stacked on top of it with a lovely, sleek mirrored cabinet from Ikea.  It makes the room feel so much bigger and brighter. I got it on the last day of the "bathroom event" and it is being discontinued, so I got to drag Will all over the highways of Toronto from one Ikea to another to get one.  Worth it.

The lovely West Elm shower curtain that inspired the whole room looks even better in person.  The grey on the walls and black on the floor highlight the original black and white tile beautifully - especially on the floor where it runs into the black band on the bath.
The faucet is my favourite part - we went from two leaky separate hot and cold faucets to this lovely number, from which WARM WATER (i.e. a mix of hot and cold!!) flows with ease.  Heaven.  I have had the whale hooks from Urban Outfitters for years and was happy to find the perfect spot for them. (The other two are going to go on the long wall, but my stud finder said it was full of electricity so I thought I would hold off on that...)  The painting of Nova Scotia we bought years ago at the McMichael Art Show.  My Aunt Daphne got the rug for me for my birthday.  The mason jars I got at Value Village ages ago.  The blind I have had in a closet for years.  (I am thinking of painting it with some blue fabric paint - maybe stripes?)  All in all, I think the whole room cost well under $500.  Worth it.
Ahhhhhhh.  The photos just don't do it justice.  It is my new happy place.

36 comments:

  1. Lisa it looks beautiful! I love it - great job! :) I love, love, love that shower curtain! I'll be in the market to buy one soon. I'm thinking of swinging by WE for one before we head out west for good!

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  2. It looks fantastic! Love it! 

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  3. That looks fabulous Lisa! That floor is spectacular. It all looks so clean and fresh. Well done!

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  4. Nice work Lisa! How does the faucet work? It still looks like separate hot and cold taps!

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  5. Sarah Hepburn-SmithApril 2, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Looks awesome!!

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  6. The new one has two separate handles but one spout.  Before we had one spout on the left for hot with its own handle, and another spout on the right for cold.  To get warm water, you had to put the plug in the sink and mix it.  I haven't washed my face with warm water since we moved in!

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  7. Thanks Sarah! :)

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  8. Yes, my Aunt is from Vancouver and she got a couple of things too before heading back! (The rug and hand towel are from there too.)  I highly recommend the curtain! :)

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  9. Thank you Sarah!  I love it. :)

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  10. Gorgeous!!!!
    Well done lady!!! Well done!

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  11. Keira (The Bennett House)April 2, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Looks amazing! Love that shower curtain, too.

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  12. Lisa,
    Your new bathroom looks fabulous! Great job! Love that shower curtain ;-)
    Christine

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  13. Woah!! What an amazing transformation. Well done!

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  14. Grace @ sense and simplicityApril 2, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    It looks fantastic.  I love the shower curtain and the coordinating bath mat.  I love that you can have warm water now.  I love it all.   In fact, if I came for a visit I'd ask to use your bathroom even if I didn't need to.

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  15. What a fabulous job you did, Lisa! It looks amazing, and I bet you'll be enjoying it for many years to come. Isn't it fabulous how a transformation like this can bring such happiness?

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  16. Dharma@WannabeMermaidApril 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    I think the photos do it justice! Great redo. Love the painted floors, brave girl :) Worth the cursing, hope the door was shut! LOL

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  17. Beautiful job Lisa!  Love the white, totally freshens it up and the details are lovely!  Great happy place!

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  18. This looks amazing!  I love how modern and fresh it looks -- you really did a beautiful job!

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  19. It looks fantastic!  Can't wait to use it! ;)

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  20. That's awesome sauce! Budget makeovers are the best kind. Enjoy!!

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  21. I am in love with everything in here.

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  22. Thank you so much, and thanks for leaving a comment!  :)

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  23. Oh we are Maggie!  It hasn't gotten old yet... :)

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  24. It's waiting for you Kenj! Come by soon!

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  25. Thanks Lindsey, it feels so much cleaner and fresher (always good for a bathroom, no?) ;p

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  26. Thank you so much!  I truly love the feedback, thanks for leaving a reply!

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  27. HA - you are welcome to drop by anytime and hang out in whatever room you choose. Thanks for the compliments!

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  28. Thanks Janice - I still dream of one like yours, but until the house suddenly sprouts square footage, this will have to do. :)

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  29. Thanks Shannon - I was trying to channel your photography skills for the 'after' shots... maybe next time I should just hire you! :)

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  30. Thanks so much Keira, and thanks for leaving a comment!  I really love that shower curtain, it inspired the whole thing!  I saw it and new I had to find a way to make it work. :)

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  31. Thanks for the link love Kerry!  And apparently one is coming this spring to Robson Street - soon you will be able to stock up there!

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  32. Aw you're so nice Dharma...  I tried to save the cursing for when the kids were asleep, but it's a small house - who knows!  Do doubt they will wait for the most embarrassing moment to start repeating them...

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  33. Did you pull up the linoleum? Or paint right over it?

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  34. We painted right over it with outdoor deck paint!

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  35. I have loved that shower curtain for a long time! The bathroom looks great - well done! (Just popped over from the Rambling Renos post :) )

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