Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Master Bath Makeover

Hello! I'm so excited to share our master bathroom makeover with you today! My goal was to spend as little as possible but with a big impact. I'm pleased with the results and hope you like it to.

Let's start from the beginning with the BEFORE pictures.

Just a standard bathroom that we have done nothing to in the almost 4 years we've lived in our house.

Our master bath is in the "new" part of our house. We have a new addition that was added probably 6-7 years ago by the old homeowners. They added on 3 bedrooms, master bath and basement garage. We heart our house.

Lots of wood begging me to paint!

And here it is today!

Good-bye wood! Hello calm and serenity!

Wall Color: Silver Setting-Behr
Trim/Vanity/Cabinet color: Delicate White-Pittsburg

Photos are pretty random. But I'll explain as we go.

I decided to make the knobs, fixtures and such silver in this room. I tend to go for oil rubbed bronze...but I thought I would change it up in here. I was inspired by the light fixture that was already here when we moved in. It's silver but there is some glaze work to it.

So I got out my magic paint.

And glaze...color is asphalt. I've had this for years and it's finally almost gone. A small amount goes a long way!

I got brass knobs and pulls from EcoStores Nebraska for 25 cents each. Cheap!

I gave them a good cleaning. Primed. Spray paint silver. Add some glaze.

I love the look!

I then added a sealer, just for a little protection in the moist environment.

I kept the old towel and toilet paper holder. They were a shiny silver before and did the same treatment as I did to the knobs and pulls. They are a spitting image of the light fixture finish!

For the mirrors, I decided not to put back the "builder mirror" that was there before. I decided to use 2 $1 each garage sale mirrors I got this summer.


I primed them and then added Oil Rubbed Bronze.

We don't have his and hers sinks but now we have his and hers mirrors. :)

I love that they don't match.

The yellow was an unexpected accent color. I found this FAB shower curtain at Target on clearance for $7!

I love the paisley design.

To the cabinet and and vanity, I sanded them down and added Early American Stain for a little aging. I did spray them with the Sealer Spray as well.

The gap up top looked unfinished so we added trim around the area to make it look like it was part of the cabinet.

I used some thrifty frames for decor. They ranged from 19 to 50 cents. They originally came in all different colors: gold, silver, wood, red. I primed them and painted them heirloom white (I forgot to take a picture of the can).

I painted a simple pumpkin on muslin.

Very easy.

I got some scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby. This makes for easy and cheap artwork.

I love the color of this one.

An easy towel rack I made with 30 cent old trim and 10 cent hooks.

I added a little white paint to it after some cleaning and sprayed some sealer on it, just seal the chippy paint.

The plate was FREE!

Here's a close up the painted/distressed wood.

Even painted the door. It took several coats but well worth it!

I did most of the work myself but hubby did the crown molding. That was my biggest expense of the room but it added so much.

Details...the black box was from the Hobby Lobby Clearance isle for $4 I think. Kind of expensive for me but I like it. :)

I stole the vase from our other bathroom to add some more splash of yellow.

The curtain I made from 2 pale yellow napkins that I got on sale at Target. I used hot way of sewing.

The platter I got for $1 at a garage sale.

The bottles were $1 each at a garage sale.

I even painted the brass door knob.

I used these.

And that's our new bathroom. Besides getting a new makeover, it got a good cleaning from head to toe, so it feels brand new as well.

I hope you enjoyed the tour. Thank you so much for stopping by!


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  1. This looks great! I really love the colors. I have been wanting to paint my cabinets, but I'm terrified to do it. Do you have any suggestions? You have such great ideas!

  2. Kindra,

    I love your new blog. I've been missing from the blogosphere for a while now, and had to ask Jenny for your new link! Also somehow I missed getting added to the boy blog. :(

    Also I so need you to come up to my house, or meet me some where so you can show me all the things I need to buy to paint and distress things the way you do. I have a whole kitchen table with 8 chairs waiting a makeover. Maybe it would just make more sense to pay you to do it, and bring it down. I'm sure if I try to do it myself I'll ruin it in a heart beat! :(

    Anyways, just wanted to tell you that I absolutly adore all of your work, and hope I can be like you some day!!!!

    All my love, Amanda

  3. Expertly done, as always, Kindra! I love how you create such beautiful spaces on a budget. Such a gorgeous transformation, my friend!


  4. I'm very impressed! It turned out really nice :)

  5. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful Kindra! Really great work!


  6. I love the makeover. Where were you 6 years ago when I painted my kitchen cupboards. I tried to get the look you seemed to so easily acceive and they just turned out looking dirty so I painted them plan ol taupe - boring! So beautiful I would be too afraid to let my messy boys use it!

  7. You did a great job! I really love the mirrors! & I just used that same satin nickel paint on a table! Love it!

  8. This looks beautiful!! You did an awesome job!

  9. The details are fantastic and the aging is amazing...great job. I am your newest follower.

  10. Found your blog from the Just A Girl link party. I'm absolutely loving the mirrors. They give that pop of dark color the room needs. Great job!

  11. It looks great, I love all your little details you've added... the plates, bottles, picture frames, etc.! I'm getting ready to redo my bathroom and I've gotten some great inspiration from you!


  12. That is incredible...really it is! I love the wall color and then I loved how you used a little orange here and there...I would never have thought that would pull it all together but it does. Beautiful.

  13. I really love what you did! The colors are calming and lovely, I especially love the touches of black and yellow. So fun!

  14. I found your blog via The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday.

    You did a really great job. My favorite part is the two mirrors. I would have never thought to use 2 totally different shapes next to each other, but it totally works!

  15. All I can say is WOW!!! What a change!! I love the fabric you used for the show curtain. Very pretty. Its amazing how the spray paint changed those fixtures.

    I hope you can stop by this Sunday to my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love for you to share your project with my followers. :)

  16. Great transformation Kindra!! I love what you can do for so little money. We are doing our diningroom right now, putting up beadboard and painting it, didn't cost us an arm and a leg to do it, we mainly just had to buy the beadboard and we had everything else!!:0)

  17. It's beautiful! I love the mirrors and the artwork is pretty awesome. How did you find such cheap hooks and pulls?!? Great job!
    I'd love for you to join my Friday link party!
    Have a great weekend!

  18. What a great bathroom. I love the shower curtain and the deal!!

  19. I love it! And I love the mismatched mirrors! How perfect.

  20. That is one awesome bathroom. I love it all, especially the $7 shower curtain and the plate and platter. But what caught my attention was the mirrors. Those are the best! And you only paid $1 each! Unbelievable. They totally make the room! Fabulous job!!

  21. You did such a fantastic job! I love it all! The mismatched mirrors are perfect :).

  22. Wow! Is it even the same bathroom?? I love it! You must smile everytime you walk in! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Awesome Bathroom! Awesome Name.


  24. FABULOUS redo Kindra! It's amazing... looks so different!
    I especially covet, er, um, I mean love the basket above the door... great use of space!

  25. Wow Kindra you did a fantabulous job on your bathroom!! Love the look of the cabinets and gosh, even painting the door knob. You left nothing undone for sure!

  26. This is a great project! So great, that I featured you on my blog! Come by and grab a button to add to your collection. ;) Have a great day!

  27. Kindra, your bathroom looks fabulous!! Way to go!! I wish I had just a smidge of your talent.....
    Hope all is well, take care!!

  28. Congrats on being featured. What a great make over. It really looks great! I'm your new follower.

  29. Wow, Wow and Wow again :-) Yes tell us a little more about painting the vanity -and was the cabinet not built in? If not where did you get it? i love the wall color, the sower curtain which pulls in the yellow and the two mirrors yhat don't exactly match but yet look perfect -You did a lot of hard work and it shows :-)

  30. I just did the same thing in my bathroom spray painted all the brass fixtures now I'm going thru the rest of the house spraying over brass as well fireplaces etc. Really love your redo and especially that shower curtain :)

  31. I Love it, Kindra...just "refound" you~ Love your creations! Question---When you took down the big mirror...WHAT did you do with it? I have a "builders" mirror and just worry about who would want it...and how t deal with it....
    Great job! You inspire me!


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