Monday, December 28, 2009

Yeah for a New Bath!

I must apologize for the delay in this posting.   Life has returned to a more hectic schedule with me working again. Therefore, it takes a bit longer to finish a project with my new 9 to 5 gig….

First, let's remind ourselves what he used to look like in his old wallpaper skin with gold brassy ornaments.


Without further adieu, I would like to introduce you to our NEW half bath on our main floor. He has endured quite a face-lift, and is so happy to be sporting a new look.........

A second...

A third....


So what is new?  Let's start with the foundation of what stayed...the toilet and pedestal sink.  The new items include: the mirror, faucet, toilet paper holder, Kohler quiet toilet seat, toilet handle, towel holder, light, the artwork, and cabinet.  I decided to go with a brushed nickel finish for all of the accessory pieces.  The paint color is Glass Slipper by Benjamin Moore.

You might be wondering what a "Kohler quiet toilet seat" might be..... It can be translated with one word "Heaven".... For all practical purposes, the seat is just like any other toilet seat you may have sat on in the past.  The big advantage to the "quiet toilet seat" is that when your Y chromosome friends put the seat down, the toilet seat slowly closes with no noise resulting in silence.  :) 

I spent quite a bit of time contemplating what mirror to purchase.  I really liked the Vintage Oval pivot mirror at Restoration Hardware (see below), but at $285, it was a bit of a splurge for a bathroom mirror.

Therefore, our bathroom went mirrorless for a few weeks until I could find a different option.  Luckily, a Christmas miracle occurred at Menards..... I spotted a very similiar, but totally affordable (on sale for $52) pivot mirror by Moen (see below).  The moment I spotted this wonderful mirror, I heard a church choir singing "Alleluia" in the store aisle.  I picked that mirror up as fast as I could (it was the last in the aisle), and sprinted to the check-out counter.

So there you have it, this is is how my bathroom lost it's brass.  Here is one more photo for your viewing pleasure.

One more thing, do you think I should hang a picture above the toilet/below the wall cabinet? Initially I was going to hang the cabinet a bit lower, but then I realized there was a chance my very tall husband might hit his head on the cabinet. I couldn't have that happen, so I decided to raise the cabinet resulting in room for another picture. Let me know if you think I should hang something, and any suggestions you may have.

24 comments:

  1. So much better! what a pretty space you created. I love it, and thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow...what an "After" shot. :) I love the wall color...soo pretty! Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

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  3. That looks great! What a great pay off for all of your hard work. I love the oval mirror too.

    :)
    Jen

    jentility.com

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  4. Beautiful transformation! Love the mirror and the deal you got on it!

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  5. Visiting from Kimba's.
    Wow! You did a wonderful job.
    What a transformation! Great choices... I love the mirror. Perfect!
    ~Amy

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  6. I tend to think less is more, so I personally wouldn't add a picture above the toilet. Everything looks beautiful! I love all the details you've added, and how you streamlined the look so nicely. Great job!

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  7. Love the transformation...and I love the color!

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  8. I don't think I would put a picture below the cabinet. I love the pictures you have up though!

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  9. Great choice on mirror! The whole room looks wonderful! Great job :)

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  10. Very pretty! Great job transforming this bathroom.

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  11. Gorgeous! You are well prepared to come finish our half bath for us now :)

    As for the empty space, I would not 'hang' anything on the wall...it just makes it more difficult to access the back of the toilet/tank when necessary...

    I WOULD, however, consider some wall art...check these out: http://www.wallwords.com/

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  12. What a great transformation! Job well done! I love the mirror! This reminds me so much of our powder room reno... floral wallpaper to soothing paint. Looks fabulous!

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  13. Wonderful job! I have a cabinet mounted above my toilet as well and I put a towel bar in the space. It's just enough.

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  14. It looks so fresh and pretty! That wallpaper was a bit scary before! I like it just as it is, I think I would leave the space about the toliet empty unless you find a taller vase or something to sit on the toliet tank itself.

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  15. It's beautiful! What an awesome deal on the mirror! I've been wanting to get one of those quiet toilet seats for a while now. I have five children, and it would be so nice not to hear the slamming of the toilet seat all the time. I don't know if you should add anything underneath the cabinet or not. I think it looks really nice just the way it is.
    Great job!!

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  16. wow! wonderful transformation!
    Happy New Year!
    gail

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  17. You've spent alot of hours on that and it looks so beautiful. What a great job. If you just wanted to add something how about a small accent shelf. Come and visit my daughter's new blog she has recently started for a way to keep track of our crafting adventures together. www.sewcuriosity.blogspot.com
    Have a Happy New Year

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  18. Great transformation! It looks great the way it is, but if you think it's missing something, you could add a small white candle shelf in the space and remove the things from your toilet tank.

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  19. It looks so pretty now. So much better than before. Nice job.

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  20. It looks wonderful! I love the paint color you used. What a great transformation! Yay for you!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  21. Nicely done! Our bathroom (which we're redoing "for real" now) had silver wallpaper with blue butterflies when we moved in. I know how it feels to have a metallic bathroom :-/

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  22. Beautiful! You guys did a really nice job!

    My hubs and I just finished revamping our half bath. We had "lovely" floral wallpaper. It makes me dizzy just to see the pictures of it now! Ha!

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  23. Amazing transformation! I've featured your bathroom re-do in my "Blog Browsing Highlights" post. Check it out: http://blackcopperdiy.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-browsing-highlights.html

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