Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bathroom Redo - Part 2

OK, so I showed you my bathroom redo part one here....

Here's what I've accomplished so far...and, let me just preface this by saying I took this pics at night...in a window-less bathroom...so they are far from perfect. Anyone know how to take good pics in those conditions? I'd love to find out!

Ok...here's a pic of my one wall I had to decorate. Can I just say...I'm in love with a couple of these finds. 


This rusty old bed frame (I think that's what it is...it could have been from a crib), I found at our local antique market. I'm not telling you what I paid for it, because I don't think it would be classified as "thrifty." I just love it, though. I bought some little hooks to hang it up and the rusted spots just call out to me....


 Since this is my kids bathroom, we're using children's books to decorate right now. This book is a gift from our friends who lived in India for two years. I loved the bright colors!


Next we have this lovely wreath...I found it at a local thrift store and it had all these fake pincecones and fruit hot-glued onto the branches. Yech. I spent all of 10 minutes snipping off the offending pieces and came out with this lovely, simple wreath. Love it!


 I don't know how long it will last in the bathroom, because I just love it so much!


Have you guys heard of The Graphics Fairy? This was my first time to use her graphics, but I fell in love. The frame I found in the "as-is" section of Ikea for $3. It had a little ding on the bottom...


...and I covered it with a little twine flower and a pearl hot-glued in the center. I think it does the trick of hiding the dent.


The Graphics Fairy also provided these lovely images...Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, make up the quartet of fables for my children to gaze upon. (Waxing poetic here...)


Ok, here's the hard one...I distressed the vanity and then ran into a wall. My hardware in the bathroom is shiny chrome, because we didn't want to spend the money re-doing everything. But, shiny chrome doesn't really go with a distresed vanity. So, I set up a poll and the majority vote was to go with a bronze hardware that would better suite the vanity. Well...hubs wasn't agreeing with that assessment and we have to keep the homefront happy, right? So, I compromised. I bought bronze hardware and then used a little silver Rub 'n Buff to sort of make it match with the silver we had in the bathroom already...


What do you think?

I like how the dark bronze still comes through a tad...


Ok, I know that this is for a knob, and I'm thinking we'll get one to put in the center...but, I'll be honest--when I bought this, I had no idea it was a knob plate! I thought it was just a decorative plaque or something! Ha! Hubs informed me of it's real use when I got home...after I had installed it...Whoops. This is a faux-drawer...so, it doesn't really function as a drawer. Sigh. I'm learning!


I love these handles. I must find more projects to use them!


Ok, that's where I am today! Part 3 of the bathroom is replacing the light fixture and beautifying the mirror. Wish me luck!

25 comments:

  1. Love the simple colors and the wreath!

    Kelly

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  2. Love the magazine rack!!!

    Please come visit my blog and be a follower!! I'm hoping to get to 50 before the weekend is over!!!

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  3. Hey lovely Meg,

    I really like your solution to the two looks you were deciding between. YOu'll never believe this but I had a dream about what you were choosing last night!! That's weird, right?!!

    Anyhooooo.....moving awiftly on, I think this looks fab and I can't wait to see the rest.

    Sxxxx

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  4. That's great! If you have not been by yet, make sure you enter my linky contest! The best of January 2011 will be showered with prizes! I also have some great Valentines giveaways going on right now!

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  5. Gorgeous! I love how you used the bed frame as a wall hanging! It matches so nicely with the antiqued vanity as well. Beautiful job!

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  6. I'm glad your hubby didn't like the orb idea. This looks better than any of our suggestions!!! And I love the hanging bed frame- I need to find one. Maybe I should figure out where I would put it first....

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  7. This is so cute! I love the wreath! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  8. Love that crib frame! And the bathroom is so cute. Who cares about the knob plate, don't we all re-purpose as we see fit anyway? I think it looks great. I hope that you will link this up with my Show and Share Sunday linky party, going on all week. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/01/show-and-share-sunday_23.html

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  9. I really love your rail turned magazine rack! It's very creative and looks fantastic in your bathroom. Looks like the paint is flaking off though--with an item so old it's almost certainly lead based, and I'm thinking of my little one who would likely spend every bathroom visit picking at it. Wonder if there's a sealer you could put on it to protect everyone from the lead?

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  10. very cute . everything goes together so well

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  11. I'm looking at crib rails in a new way! Thanks for sharing that. Your bathroom looks beautiful. Have a great day!
    Susan

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  12. Looks fabulous! I especially love the distressed vanity...think I might have to steal that idea. ;o)

    Thanks for sharing. New Follower who found you through PP's blog hop. Happy Thursday! :o)

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  13. Fabulous job! I LOVE that bed frame or whatever it is too! Great find. And your cabinet looks fabulous!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  14. I love it! Your new book rack is so pretty.

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  15. I love that you have mismatched drawer pulls on the vanity. it totally works!

    its ok that you splurged on the "book rack". You gotta have one splurge, you make up for it by thrifting the rest :)

    New follower!

    foundintheali.blogspot.com

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  16. That is a foot board on a bed frame I had that exact bed growing up and my brother still has it.

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  17. this bathroom is BEAUTIFUL!! I love it! If you ever have a chance I'd love for you to link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com oh & p.s come enter my giveaway for an inspirational dog print :)

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  18. Oh I love your magazine rack. So pretty and the wreath I can not believe that it was tacky once and so simple now. great job

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  19. I am loving the simplicity and all the awesome textures! Great job!

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  20. There are so many great ideas here! I think the handles came out cool--everything works really well...

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  21. I love this! Our bathroom needs help in a major way! You did a great job. Would love for you to come and visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  22. Using that bed rail as a book rack is genius! :) That's exactly what we could use in our upstairs bath for my daughter's books, because there's not enough space near the potty for a magazine rack. Thanks for sharing this!

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  23. Ohhh yes. LOVE that magazine rack, and that wreath has my name all over it! Rustic goodness at it's best. What a lovely wall!

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  24. Everything looks great. I really like the magazine rack to cool! My four year old is just fasinated with your "fluffy" wreath lol. I also really like the way that your cabinet knobs came out. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Please come visit my blog I am having a big giveaway.

    :) Michelle

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  25. Having a bidet seat on this kind of bathroom would be great

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