Monday, January 26, 2009

Metamorphasis Monday

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Metamorphasis Monday, stop by & visit her for details. You will also find that she has quite a lovely home!


When I purchased my home last year it was in desperate need of many updates. My guest bathroom had 80’s wallpaper, 80’s flooring, a nasty vanity that had a moldy type substance under the sink, old hardware and an outdated mirror.

First on my agenda was to rip out that yucky vanity, so that it could be replaced with a pedestal sink. Next was time to take down all of the dated hardware & mirror. With all of that out of the way I could start removing the wallpaper with ease, right? Wrong!!!

I thought that wallpaper was taking revenge on me for what reason, I do not know. It took several trial & error methods, nothing was working it simply did not want to come off. So, I marched down to Lowe’s, one of my 218 visits, and purchased some mud. With the mud, by hand, I thinly coated over the half ripped wallpaper. Once that was dry I sanded it all down (by hand), and repeated the process again. Keep in mind this was all of the walls with the exception of the area around the sink & toilet. After this was done I purchased a texture gun, and sprayed orange peel all over the walls. Next, I primed it all, and then my wonderful friend Barbara painted it for me!! Thank you again Barbara.

I hired someone to tile the bathroom floor. By the way, I found the flooring on clearance at Home Depot for $.59 a square foot!! With all of the labor out of the way, it was time to start decorating it.

Here are the before & after pictures:

I still need to add the 3/4 rounds to to baseboards. After that is done I need to paint the 3/4 rounds and the baseboards. I would love to eventually add crown molding as well!

I hope you all are not to tired after hearing this makeover!



prof en retraite said...

Ohhhh Nicole! I'm so happy to see your post! This is amazing!! I love your new sink! Your tile is gorgeous...fantastic price! And I couldn't help but notice your frenchy "La Toilette" sign. You are really very gifted. Great post!...Debbie

prof en retraite said...

Hi Nicole...I don't see your name on Susan's list. I must be bad at explaining...:-(...Be sure to go to her blog and use Mr Linky to get your name on her list. Sorry...Debbie

Lee Laurie said...

It looks so beautiful! You did great!

Susan said...

Your bathroom is beautiful! You did a great job...amazing the big difference in the before and after!

Thanks for sharing it with us

marty39 said...

What a great update. I love the new pedestal sink and the tile is beautiful. What a great job. It looks very new and very up to date now. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

Love the rich red color and the French sign! Tile is so pretty, too!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous! Sounds like a ton of work but it was totally worth it. I love the color!

Shannon said...

Beautiful!!! It looks so good! I love your towel bars and have bought some just like that to hang in my bathroom. I love them. Your shower curtain is great too!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great job. What a transformation this was! Love the new look in your bathroom. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Nicole, :)
You did a gorgeous job on this bathroom. LOVE the red and the sign.
So pretty!

I hope you don't mind if I foloow along!
Your home is gorgeous and I'll be back to visit.

~Warmly, Melissa :)

Your animals are all precious too!

Melissa Miller said...

HI Nicole,
I'm glad you came by. Please know you're always welcome.

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Your hard work paid off - the bathroom looks great! I have to say I cracked up, though, when I read about all your mudding, sanding, and texturizing - and then you had someone ELSE do the paint (the easy part!) Guess by that point, you were just D-O-N-E! Keep it up, it'll all come together!

artis1111 said...

Great job on the redo. I hate wallpaper!!!! The person that invented it should be covered in it then rolled around a mud puddle.I had some when we moved in , it was a pain to take down. Kathy

Erin said...

Such a beautiful transformation! I love the red in the bathroom and all of your touches were awesome! Great job!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Your puppy is just the cutest! Love the makeover - you did a fabulous job!

Amber B. said...

Saw your comment over at Reese and Marie and found your blog---love that bathroom redo. I love a beautiful red room!

Anonymous said...

One of these days you are going to run out of rooms and need a bigger house to start all over again. Looking good!
(From Your Favorite Cousin)