Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Makeover @ Maria's Part II

Happy 30th Birthday, Maria!

Last week when I dropped Maria's daughter Hannah Mae off from a sleepover, Maria made a comment about wanting to change up her hall bathroom that serves as both her children's bathroom and a guest bath (I nonchalantly inquired about what she wanted to do in there, so that I would have direction if my plan worked out;). That night I contacted her husband to tell him what she said since her birthday is coming up and all. He thought it was a great idea too, so Jamie and I got busy making plans. We did our shopping at pretty much our usual spots-- a local thrift store, Marshall's, Target, Gordman's, Walmart, and JoAnn's. The neat thing about doing a small room like this is that it doesn't take a lot to make a big impact.

This blurry picture makes me laugh because my car was so full of things we might use that Jamie had to sit in the backseat.
This bathroom already had some good things going for it-- neutral paint color (pale khaki) and painted cabinets and nice pulls.
Another good thing was this rustic-looking wall art...

We added towels to the empty towel bar and relocated the painting to the hallway.


Maria said that she really likes navy and white together. This shower curtain was purchased at Target, and Jamie customized it by adding the green ribbon and white panel at the bottom.
It seems like shower curtains aren't long enough so adding 12-16 inches helps! We exchanged the chrome rod and rings for oil rubbed bronze (Walmart).
I love the way lime green looks with navy and white! This "S" was a Gordman's find.
In a perfect world, we could have had the time to remove the builder-grade mirror, patch the wall, and repaint it, but.... we were working on a tight schedule (this was another SURPRISE makeover while Maria was teaching her Wednesday night class), so we used this trick that I copied from The Nester. We spray painted an empty frame and hung it with some natural looking ribbon and burlap.
We moved the wrought iron plant holder up a few inches and used our thrift store basket for storage.

Love those Trapp candles... smells fabulous! The fun candle holder and chess piece (?) were thrifty store finds.
The navy lamp was a yard sale find, and it looks cute topped off with this Target burlap drum shade. We also got the kiddos matching toothbrushes:)
Another yard sale find was this textured empty wooden frame; it had a wire already in it. We found a sonogram pic from last week and displayed it using tiny clothespins. This is Baby Sammons #5!
Jamie and I could not decide on what we wanted to use for art work on this wall. Finally, she found something on this website that was free! The frame was another yard sale find ($0.50)! The towels are from Target.
My sister wasn't using this soap dish anymore--perfect for this room! I splurged a tiny bit to get 'special' soap:)
I LOVE these green bath mats. This is my very favorite shade of green.
As I said, it's always great to have something to start with when re-doing a space!
another shot of the room....
I'm laughing in this pic, of course, because Jamie and I were being goofy. I think we get deliriously excited when we're working on projects.
Poor Tim had to play photographer while we were 'patiently' waiting on Maria to get home. Ha!
And just for fun we posed Grisham while waiting. He was a good sport:)

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  1. I'm obsessed! Can y'all come do mine while I'm gone??

  2. Love the mirror on the mirror! Great job! Found you via A Glimpse Inside and have become your newest follower. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

  3. Another great job! I love how the navy, white, and green just pop to make the room bright and cheery! And that frame over the mirror ... wonderful idea!


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