Saturday, November 14, 2009

Half-Bathroom Improvements!

Welcome to my new bathroom! Its so much brighter and more spacious than before.


Here's how it looked before ...

It wasn't horrible, but the counter took up so much space, we had no storage whatsoever and the ugly exposed pipes beneath the counter really bothered me.

The mirror was originally an old mirror that came with a dresser I bought at a garage sale years ago ($10 for both pieces!). Over the summer, I added all the shells to it. The mirror was my inspiration for this bathroom.
This sink was originally supposed to go in our main bath on the second floor. When we put it in, we realized it was WAY too big for that room. We realized that it would be perfect for this bathroom so we just stored it. I absolutely love it.
The little waste basket came from a thrift store and was a funky gold color. I painted it white, but didn't like it so I went with blue. I like the color, but there is a carved detail on it that is hard to see so I'm thinking of dry-brushing over it with white to pull out the detail and tone down the color a little.
My dad did a fantastic job painting that corner cabinet that I got for only $75. The glass knobs were flea market purchases. I'm so happy to have a place for extra toilet paper!

Oh, the frame above the toilet is probably going to go. I wanted to hang it vertically and put a sea fan in it, but it may not be possible to hang it vertically. I'm going to have to see if I can come up with something.

I'm planning to change the light fixture. I have a few vintage style fixtures in a chrome finish in mind.


Another room completed! The laundry room will be next. Oh, how I'm dreading that.
EDIT: The mirror was EASY to do! I did the entire mirror while my girls were napping one day so about 2 hours. I was working fast but it really isn't that hard if you do it over a few days. All the shells came from the $1 store. I used a hot glue gun starting with the larger shells. Once those were done, I filled in with the small shells. The starfish was the last thing I added.
I've linked this project to Metamorphosis Monday on Between Naps on the Porch and DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.

21 comments:

  1. It looks amazing! That mirror is seriously breathtaking!!! I bet that was a lot of work, but well worth it. Congrats on finishing another room~

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  2. It looks wonderful. And I love the mirror.

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  3. It looks like you did a lot of work in this room....the mirror is beautiful....I know how long it takes to glue shells around something as large as that....great job!

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  4. It looks wonderful - so bright and cheery!

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  5. Your powder room looks great! I really like the shell mirror.

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  6. Your renovation is perfect! I love everything you did in your little powder room. Your seashell mirror is a great centerpiece for the new look. Well done!

    I'm having a 200th Post Giveaway in the next day or so, and hope you'll stop by to visit. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  7. i love how it turned out. the room looks so much bigger and the corner cabinet is perfect!! great job :)

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  8. I loved it before (the mirror is gorgeous) but your new beach design is so nice and so if your little corner cabinet! excellent job :)

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  9. It looks so pretty! I love the mirror! The corner cabinet is perfect too!

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  10. What a pretty bathroom. I love the corner cabinet.

    Vail

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  11. I love that corner cabinet. I wish I had one just like it for my bath. :)

    D

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  12. I love your corner unit. Great job on the bathroom.
    cheri

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  13. @Cheap Chic Home. The mirror is my favorite thing--and the shells are from the dollar store!--Amazing.

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  14. I really like the mirror and the corner cabinet looks great in the space.

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  15. Gorgeous mirror! What paint colors did you use in your bathroom?

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  16. Great job on the bathroom....LOVE the mirror

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  17. Love the corner cabinet and the mirror!! like the color of the room and the sink--everything looks just beachy keen ;-)

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  18. So pretty, love corner cabinets!:)

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  19. That looks great! I just love beachy style. Beautiful! :)

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  20. Love that mirror.....everything looks delish!

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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