Thursday, April 7, 2011

Oh no she didn't......ummmm, I did! ;.)

Yay the bathroom is finished! We cleaned & freshened her up and left her much better than we found her. Would you like to see her in all of her glory? Soon she will be overtaken again by my messy Hubs and our six month old, so better to sneak a peek now ;.)
 Don't you just love the shower curtain? I draped it around me and wore it around the house for a few days (like a cape) before hanging it up...no seriously ask the Hubs! It just makes me feel so pretty and girly! Love that! It was the splurge of the space coming in at a whopping $118 from Anthropologie. In order to make that happen I tried to be very thrifty with the rest of the room. I believe it is important to love your space and when planning a budget, figure out what is the most important thing to spend the money on and work around it. In such a small bathroom I thought the shower curtain needed to make a statement, and this one does that to say the least! By reusing the chandelier that we already had, purchasing art work from etsy and frames from ikea, painting out everything ourselves and having the Hubs build the shelves and repair the walls himself, everything fell into place and we stayed blissfully on budget! I accessorized with things I already had such as my grandmothers lamp, a mirrored tray which I just spray painted and a mirror I already had.
We painted the walls Martha Stewart Chinchilla grey and it was the pefrect crisp clean backdrop for all the accents around the small space. We also for the first time painted the ceiling the same color, it worked out, thank Goodness!
We were quick to add function to the bathroom because let's face it, in a small 100+ year old row house carving out function and storage is a must. The Hubs put his saw and drill to good use and with a $9 piece of MDF, a $5 strip of molding and leftover vanity paint, BAM storage was created with shelving! I love that I now have a place to house my make up, perfumes, and hair supplies.
Here are just some moments from around the room...(all few sq. feet of it hahah)

Isn't the splash so much fun? I have been trying to figure out for years what I could do with that little wall crevice and this came to me in my sleep...fo realz! I purchased the letters for $2.99 at Joann's with my handy coupons of course and an inexpensive can of coral spray paint. *A little interesting tid but on how determined I was to make this happen...they actually had No "P" when I went to the store. So I purchased an "R" sawed off the extra lil leg (sorry Mr. R) patched it with cardboard and poof a magical P appeared. Thank goodness it would have looked funny if it said SRLASH...am I right? So there she is I hope you like her! She came in around $300 and took two weekends. I am so pleased with this project and now feel okay about moving on to California. Let me know what you think about her little face lift! Here she is again!

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful! But WHERE are you buying your Chinchilla Grey?? I've been looking EVERYWHERE and cannot find it!

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  2. We get it from home depot where they carry Martha Stewart colors. But we have them color match it so we can buy the Behr paint and primer in one. Hope that helps! The color really is beautiful :.)

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  3. Love it! I generally am not a fan of ceilings being the same color as the walls, but for some reason it seems to work well in bathrooms (we did it in both of ours).

    And my husband TOTALLY would have vetoed the shower curtain, but I like it so much I would have been right there with you in the parading around with it like a cape. ;)

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  4. Dang, our Home Depot closed up shop and ran away. I was looking to get it in the spray paint and even tried to go online for it, but no luck. Total bummer.

    Now I'm waiting for our local art supply store to let me know that they got in the (expensive!) Montana colors I want to sample. Sigh, nothing is ever easy!

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  5. ok where did you get the mirror i adore it!

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  6. i think i just died! so stinkin' cute!

    i'm waiting for the $50 gift card i won to anthro so i can buy that exact curtain i've been coveting forever now!

    you did an awesome job!

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  7. i want to know where the blue dog came from!?!? i love hime!!

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  8. Thanks so much ladies! I got the mirror a few years back at a hallmark store believe it or not.... It had seen better days! So we sprayed it white and nursed it back to health :.) I luv it! Sheena You will not regret the purchase! I keep threatening to wear it outside the house as a dress :.) Tara thanks so much! I found him at homegoods for 12 and I just sprayed him because he was black and seemed heavy... The blue just made him so cheerful! Thanks sandy!

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  9. the whole things is absolutely perfect! you've got some great style!

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  10. Love it!! Totally worth the splurge. I want one of those.

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  11. I love love love that shower curtain, where oh where did you get it?? I didn't see that on here.

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  12. Der, nevermind. LOL! I found my answer! WOW!

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  13. What are the little ball things hanging down each side of the shower curtain? They are too cute! Actually, the whole bathroom is unbelievable cute!!!

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  14. I am a Better After reader and cannot tell you how much I love your bathroom makeover! I have been lusting after that curtain for some time now, and it is so beautiful in your bathroom! I love the color choices. I would have done the same thing- with the cape! I too would like to know where you got the decorative balls on the shower curtain and which Etsy shop you purchased your elephant and horse (?) gray and coral art. Love it! Great job- I am a new follower!

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  15. I would love to know where you got the shower curtain and the chains of colored balls!

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  16. Thanks Jessica & Jen!!! Erica, Jess & K the colored ball garlands are made by me ;.) I have often thought of starting an etsy shop but yet to do it. If interested, email me @ ccschutz@gmail.com and we could work out ordering some from me in whatever colors you would like. Here are some different ball garlands I have made, just copy and paste ...

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TcmqiRoWk3s/TXjVo7n4E4I/AAAAAAAAAPk/p4wh5lnFliI/s1600/dresser.jpg
    and here
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0H_KzTS7eLg/TVcC1YZStAI/AAAAAAAAAIg/M3L6-hV7xqk/s1600/ollyroom4.jpg

    The shower curtain is from Anthropologie and I just LOVE it ;.) I am so glad you do too! The art is actually by John Murphy copy and paste this address to see an entire blogpost about it so you can order some of your own to enjoy ;.) http://www.alittleglassbox.com/2011/03/art-yo.html
    So nice to hear from you ladies!!! ;.)

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  17. I can't explain how much I love your bathroom! I think the shower curtain was worth the spluge. It makes the room. New follower!

    Sam

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  18. Thanks so much Sam!!! Welcome to the blog! I LOVE the curtain so much I always want to make it into a dress or cape haha it's sort of a problem :.) haha! Thanks again!

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  19. I saw you on Better After and just became your newest follower! I cant wait to see more of your rooms and projects and this is the only one Ive seen yet:) AWESOME job! Love all the details, even your towels.
    xo,
    Sarah

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  20. Thanks so much Sarah! Welcome to the blog!!! You can see other rooms from our crazy casa under the tab These Four Walls at the top ;.) Enjoy! ;.)

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  21. this bathroom is AMAZING! me and my hub are in the process of buying a house and i will be looking at your blog for inspiration for ALL my rooms! your sytle is so DANG awesome! love it! :)

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  22. Holy decorators! Thanks Amber you're too sweet!!! You MADE my whole week! Good luck with buying a house ;.)

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  23. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE! Aside from the "splash" and shower curtain: I am in love with your cute lil' whale!

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  24. I love this!!!! You did such a wonderful job I had to feature this makeover on my blog today! : )

    www.ashleyfalkenburginteriors.blogspot.com

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  25. Thanks so much! I'm excited and honored ;.)

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  26. Thanks Dahnya i heart him ;,) and his lil' blowhole of flowers ;.)

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  27. What a great improvement for your shower. I love the fluffy red draping. Your bathroom looks like it was from a hotel.

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  28. Where did u get all of that great art?

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  29. Love it! Any idea where the one with the girl in inner tube and slippery when wet are from? I've searched Etsy bathroom art with no luck!

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  30. I looked up my purchases & the inner tube one is called Pink Day by kikiandpolly & I made the slippery when wet on on the computer myself ;.) I hope this helps.

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  31. So beautiful! Do you by chance know the name of the color you used under the sink? It's crazy cute!

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