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Surprise Bathroom Makeover!

While Paul was away I decided to surprise him with a bathroom makeover (cause men ALWAYS notice and love that kind of thing!).... In actuality I was taking a shower and noticing how grimy our full bath looked (even though I knew it was clean)...

So you can get a good idea, here's how the bathroom looked when we first looked at the house (we'd only changed the shower curtain since we moved in...)  Please note the LOVEY peachy-pink shower surround, toilet, counter top and floors...

Now eventually the plan is to re-do the bathroom, possibly stealing a little space from the master bedroom to widen the bathroom a bit as it's rather small.  We'd like to put in a skylight (apparently at one point there was a window over the tub which was closed in when the previous owners installed the surround).  And we'd like to install tile floors and  a new vanity...

For now though I just wanted to do something cheap and easy to make it a little more bearable.. So using paint we already had around the house I painted the walls a beige color and the vanity and medicine cabinet went chocolate brown.  I also used a translucent faux finish paint that we had to do a wide stripe around the room (this didn't turn out quite the way I wanted but oh well).. I picked up a new shower curtain and some new hardware and ta-da- brand new bathroom! 

Here are some pics:

(just pretend that the cabinet doors are actually installed.. The new hardware I bought needs new screw holes drilled and by the time I got everything else back together I couldn't deal with it any more.. So Paul gets to finish this little project!)

Close-up of the new shower curtain and the "stripe" on the wall.. I'm thinking I should have actually mixed  a little of the wall color with the glaze instead of just painting the glaze on the wall but oh well!

Again, ignore the cabinet doors.. And that funky shadow..

I think it looks a lot better- we'll see if Paul even notices!!

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  1. You ought to be an interior designer! You're really good at this stuff.

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