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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

~ Bathroom Makeover ~ Finally done!

Hello Dear Blog Friends,
I have finally finished the bathroom makeover. Probably after a month working on this and other projects as well, I feel good i finished this one. It's always one last thing to do, when you have a schedule in front of you. Next: the Kitchen! Yesterday, while talking with sister Liane on the phone, she explained to me the difference between Makeover and Renovation. I think I was saying mentioning Renovation instead of Makeover, sorry ladies, this waas just a little makeover. At least now I know the difference! Thanks Sis!
So, this makeover was so inexpensive that I will list what I spent:
  • Curtain shower: I had the white curtain, so I just added the ruffles on the bottom with fabric I already had as well;

  • The curtain rod: from "nature". We had a very strong wind a couple of days ago, and this branch was on the ground and I just trimmed to the size of the window. I wanted more pointy, but I can change it any time, right?

  • The bathroom cabinet: just painted and changed the nobs and pulls. Total cost for this: $ 29

  • The rest...I had everything.

  • My dried sage from my last year garden,

  • a little jar I just added a wire to hang up;

  • the IKEA hooks, I had in the garage and extra when I did a mud room! But it cost me $16;

  • the shelf I painted and I got three years ago. My neighbour left outside for someone like me to get it!

  • The floor: the same. I wouldn't dare to change it!

I decided to make window shade inspired by Ness, from Marley and Lockyer. When Ness post about the one she made, I completely fell in love with. Mine isn't exactly like Ness (Because od the fabric), but as I enjoy sewing(hers are linen, absolutely GORGEOUS!)I give it a try with the fabric I had at home.
Ness always make beautiful things, not to mention the pillows she sells! I would love to have one of each myself for my house!Just clicking above on her bolg's name you can go and visit her. I'm sure you will fall in love too!
The DIY I'll do it soon, together with other projects I want to show you.


So, let's get started:

Here is the window without the shade.







and the floor will remain the same...

This is how the cabinet was before the paint!
I added one more row, but then my daughter suggested, as I had a last strip left, to add one more.


The window shade I made with a fabric I got a time ago to make pillow cover. I just had to buy the organza ribbon.

That's it Pretty Ladies, mission accomplished!

With a little budget and lots of energy, we can create a new atmosphere to any space in our home!
I hope you like it!
I'm off for my daily things around the house!
Bon semaine! Have a wonderful week! Boa semana!

Hugs,
Li

48 comments:

Marina said...

Li, you did a great job! It goes to show that our fav colour (white ;-) looks fabulous when you pay attention to all the little details. So many great things to take in. I love the curtain rod.

Kacey said...

Wow, Li! A little paint, some great styling and some major creative sewing talent and your bathroom looks amazing! Way to go. I love the branch as a curtain rod!

Kacey

Anne Hammett said...

It looks wonderful! I have some black and white photos in my bathroom also. I like the graphic punch they add while still being light. Your shower curtain is beautiful! And I love the accents on the vanity. Nice job, Li! :)
Anne

Maison Charmante said...

Good work Li!
This bathroom is very very pretty, I love this!
Michela

angela walker jewelry said...

Li, Amazing bathroom makeover!!! I love the curtain rod. It just makes that window look so unique. And the shower curtain.... I love the extra layer of ruffles! So pretty!!!!
Health and happiness,
Angela
http://angelawalkerjewelry.blogspot.com/

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Lovely, like a breath of fresh air. The shower curtain is just darling.

Cottage Dreamers said...

It all looks so pretty! Your tree branch curtain rod is perfect with its white bark and I love the little jar hanging from wire. I'll have to remember that and hang some jars of my own!
☺ Celeste

Anna said...

It turned out great!!! I love it! Doesn't it feel good to finish something/a room? I feel like I make baby steps in all of my rooms but am so far from completely finishing.:) Way to go!

Deb said...

Your bathroom is lovely. I especially love the window and the shower curtain.

Cotton Blossom said...

great bathroom! I'm sending you an email (if I can find your address)

Found you through Cranberry Cottage!

Cotton Blossom said...

Doesn't look like you have your address listed...

I saw on your comment at Cranberry Cottage that this post is posting as an old one.

You can change it if you want to by going into edit the post and right above where it says publish post there is a button that says post options. that will open a window, on the right of that window you can 'schedule at' after you change the time hit publish.

hope you don't mind me leaving this here, I just thought more people would be able to see your pretty bathroom this way! Someone had to show me how to do this, and I'm sure glad they did...I use it all the time!
Anna

Deb said...

Beautiful Li! Love your shower curtain, the white walls, the curtain rod...love it all! Great work and on a budget, yeah! Oh, and I live in the interior of BC, wish I lived in the Okanogan though. Deb

eva said...

love your bathroom

cranberry cottage said...

You did a atmosfastic job. The ruffles are great ,so pretty. I love the fabric for you little window shade and the touch of natural wood is so cute, it took my breath away when I saw your first picture. YAY Creamy WHite!

Alaina said...

Of course I love the white, and the cute pictures, how sweet. My favorite is the simple use of the branch and the ruffles.

Lilla Kullan ♥ said...

Oh. I really like that. Wonderful!:-) Hug Stina

fairmaiden said...

Li,

I lOve it soooo much. You have inspired me. I have plans to paint our bath cabinets white too. Every lil thing you did in here is so cute! Can't go wrong with white and black! ox~ Fairmaiden

chair up said...

Well aren't you just a clever wee thing Li!!! It all looks so gorgeous and done on such a budget. Well done. Now we will look forward to your kitchen "make-over":o)
Angex

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

You did a great job! It's beautiful with all the layers of white and soft color. I love the shower curtain...I am glad you added one more ruffle...so pretty! Can't wait to see more of what you will be working on.

Hugs,
Victoria

anything shabby chic said...

Hi,

You did a very nice job on your bathroom. It is very peaceful!! I too just posted my bathroom, maybe you can come see it. Hope you are having a beautiful spring!!

Cotton Blossom said...

Hey, I had to pop over to say that I noticed you changed your follower profile pic! Way to figure it out, beautiful picture by the way!

Urban Farmhouse said...

LOVE this!! You did a wonderful job. I have been toying with changing my curtain rods to branches and I love your birch ones. Beautiful!
Lisa

sinnlighet said...

Hallo, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

Donatella said...

you did a amazing job!!love the buckets... and the shower curtain...the branch as a curtain rod was a very cute idea...have a great weekend(:injoy your wonderful bathrm...

Alaina said...

I have to agree, either white or the gray paint that I have been seeing in many blogs lately. I love your bathroom.

Robyn said...

YOur bathroom is DIVINE! I LOVE your shower curtain and your valance! THe little details that just make the room SING! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

sinnlighet said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, it makes me so happy.

Agneta, the swedish one;)

Loppisliv said...

Hi Li! Thank you for your nice comment at my blog :-) Wow what a makeover you have done! It is just lovely how a some white colour and styling can make such a difference. You must be very pleased with how it turned out. I do it also, try to do makeovers without a lot of money, and I really think that is the joy with it all. Have a nice day//Paula

Anja-Elin ♥ Vakre augeblikk said...

The bathroom became really nice! :) I love the stook that is holding the curtain. :) Good job!

Have a great weekend! :)

Anja-Elin

Ness Lockyer said...

Li, It looks great and you are so cute for talking about my linen shade =0) You must be so pleased now you have finished your bathroom. I love the birch branch for your sweet little curtain to hang from.
Ness xx

anything shabby chic said...

Hi again,

I just wanted to say thank you very much for coming by my blog, and following it!! I to will put you on my favorites list!! I look forward to keep returning!!
Rebecca

Tina said...

Li, as always it is just beautiful! You have done such a fantastic job with your bathroom makeover. I love your shower curtain and your gorgeous blind! I also love your hooks:) Just lovely you clever lady!! Wishing you a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

Mara said...

Hi Li!!! I've found your blog thank you to Donna at Donatella Style! You did an amzing job with your bathroom, I really like it! and what an idea: hanging photos on the wall! Gorgeous!!!
Have a nice day!
Mara

dleahy23 said...

Hi Li! I'm late to the party as usual but, I had to let you know how beautiful your bath looks! I also made the tranformation to white and love it! So easy on the eyes. You did a wonderful job! <3

Donatella said...

I picked you to share your 6th pic post...

Jackie said...

Hi Li...Just found your blog. I love what you did with the curtain and the wooden "rod". Your bath looks very nice! You have a new follower here :}

Glamor Girl Gone Goofy said...

Sweetheart, so charming!!!!

Lilla Kullan ♥ said...

Hug to you my friend.:-) Stina

eva said...

What a great job !!! I love white ~ thank you for visiting my blog.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Li,
Your bathroom looks absolutely gorgeous!! It feels so peaceful and serene! I love your blog site, it is just lovely. I will definitely be back to catch up on your posts.
Have a great day.
Sincerely,
Melinda
Alabaster Rose Designs & 15 Bella Vie

Mariely said...

Adorei seu banheiro!
Principalmente o modo despojado de guardar o papel higiênico e o vasinho com minis flores brancas.
Ficou lindo!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Your bathroom looks so pretty and I wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower (;
Hugs~Kelly

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Hi There Li! I love meeting new bloggers, thank you so much for stopping by my space and becoming a follower, I'm your newest follower as well! I'm loving your style, I want to re-do our boys bath and you have given me some wonderful ideas! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Take care
Kristin

Minnie said...

Your bathroom looks great! I am especially loving the ruffled shower curtain and the way you've arranged the towel holder, but it all looks so welcoming and spa-like. Very soothing! By the way, I'm so glad to have discovered your blog. You are so sweet and I just can't take my eyes of your banner photo. It's quite beautiful. A warm hello from Southern California.

Kerri said...

Hi Li,
I've just found your gorgeous blog, and I love your bathroom makeover! We're renovating our house too, and I love seeing other fabulous examples like this. Love it, and I'm now a follower so I don't miss another post. K xx

Morning T said...

Bravo Li~ You did a fabulous job and I especially love your ruffled shower curtain. I just made some ruffles for a lamp shade and I love them.
Love your blog and your sweet home!
T

Regiane Ivanski said...

Olá Li!
Adorei sua visita, os recadinhos e fiquei encantada com seu blog!
Que banheiro mais lindo! Adorei os detalhes como as fotos e o laçinhos da cortina...
Bjs
Regiane

Catharina Maria said...

That is a lovely bathroom !
love from the Netherlands ♥RINI♥