Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bathroom Reveal

We have been working on our bathroom over the past few weeks - well actually just one wall in the bathroom - and I'm very excited to say that it is finally done!


Sprucing up the bathroom involved adding:
  • some beaded panelling to the lower part of the wall
  • some trim along the top of the panelling
  • some photos of the cottage
  • and a new towel rack.



In all honesty the towels won't be like that unless we have guests.  I chose the double towel rack so we could each hang our towels out flat and they would dry easily - I just put the hand towels there for show.  Speaking of towels, though, what colour would you suggest for our bathroom?  We could still use white, but I'm not against adding some colour or pattern.

And because everyone loves a good before-and-after, here's a few comparison shots:

 BEFORE

 AFTER

 
BEFORE

 AFTER

 
AFTER

This last photo also gives you a sneak peek as to what still needs to be done in the bathroom - new counters, faucet, lights, and possibly a mirror frame. 



Linked to:
Strut your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interior
Metamorphasis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts
DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville 
Show and Share at Just a Girl 
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home 
Inspired Week at The Inspired Room 
We Can do it Cheaper at The Virginia House 
Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
Bathroom Makeover at Centsational Girl

56 comments:

  1. Wow - it looks incredible! It always shocks me how just a change in one area of a room can affect everything. I love the framed photos along the rail and just the bead board in general! The towel rack looks really fancy too and helpful like you said for drying. I love it all - it looks so serene and beach-inspired!

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  2. Wow you did an amazing job! I love the bead board so much. The wide kind is my favourite. It looks straight out of a magazine! Really beautiful.

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  3. Lovely transformation, although there was nothing wrong with before at all, but the new look is wonderful!

    Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

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  4. So fresh and pretty! I like the pop of color from those striped towels. Beadboard is one of my favorite things! I have it my dining room and master bedroom.

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  5. So pretty. I love that look. :) Visiting you from Somewhat Simple. :)

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  6. This is sooo pretty! I am sooo jealous! You did a fantastic job!

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  7. Oh Grace it's beautiful!! I'm glad you went with the beadboard!

    P.S. Had a fantastic time in Disney but now totally exhausted!! :)

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  8. It turned out beautifully Grace! I love the framed photos of your cottage!

    Kat :)

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  9. Wow I can't believe the difference that made!!! I really love your bathroom. Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

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  10. Love it. For such a simple project, it makes a great impact on the room.

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  11. The bead board makes a huge difference! I think what I love the most is the pictures on the ledge. That adds so much to the room. The baskets go so perfectly in the room. Can't wait to see what else you do!

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  12. Love your bathroom and I love the double towel rack..we're doing a bathroom make over in our master bedroom this spring...oh wow...it's spring now! guess I need to get busy...nice to look and see some ideas...I really like yours. come on over and check out my blog, you're always welcome.

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  13. Beadboard looks perfect with the decor you choose.
    very well done

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  14. Oh I love how this turned out! What a difference it made too. I am doing this in our powder room, when I figure out what I want to do with our floors first. I would love it if you stopped by this week for a Bring IN The Spring party!

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  15. Looks great! DD2 and I were talking about beadboard in her bathroom today. Now to talk DH into it.

    I hope you'll drop by AtticMag to see Jane's Met Monday post.

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  16. I just knew I would miss some great things while being away - this bathroom looks fabulous! Love the blue and the fresh, inviting feel you have created :)

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  17. This looks terrific - now I want to redo my bathroom!

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  18. The beadboard really added the wow factor to your bathroom. I also really like the b&w in the chunky white frames. Very fresh and nice.

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  19. WOW - I am dying for beadboard in our bathroom - amazing!!

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  20. Wow!!! It looks great. :) I love the color on your walls. I think a towel in that same pretty blue, maybe with a monogram or a neat pattern would be cool! Visiting from Kimba's party. Hope you'll stop by! :)

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  21. That bead board is awesome! I love how the deep frames look on the ledge. Very pretty and beachy!

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  22. Absolutely love the bead board. I have been wanting to do that in my bath and now I saw yours I want to for sure. Love it.
    Brooke

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  23. wow! so clean and beautiful. great transformation :)

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  24. What a gorgeous makeover! Can you do my bathroom next - lol! Coming over from Blue Cricket Design, new follower!

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  25. This is a lovely redo. I love the prints and the bead boarding...one of my favorite things. Enjoy!

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  26. Turned out great! Such a nice fresh "facelift"!!

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  27. Love the beadboard, towel rack, and shelf trim. On my computer screen, your walls look a pale blue. I'd look for towels in a darker blue paired with white, or possibly sea grean with either blue or white. I think it would look great if you could find perhaps a check or plaid fabric picking up the towel colors, and add a wide fabric band to the bottom of the shower curtin.

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  28. It's GORGEOUS! I've been wanting to do this kind of thing in our bathrooms for over a year but haven't taken the plunge. You've inspired me yet again! Great job.

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  29. It looks great! I really like the little pictures all down the wall. I'm your newest follower :)

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  30. Canadian based designers are so great!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    http://g-w-hunting.blogspot.com

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  31. Wow, wow, wow!! It looks amazing! I love the wall color!

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  32. Beautiful! I LOVE those towels!! They are so pretty! I like white towels and I think they look great in there.

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  33. I love the beadboard-it looks great! Nice balance with the textured white towels.

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  34. What a transformation! I love anything with bead board. Looks to fresh and clean.

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  35. This looks just so fresh, clean and fabulous! I love the cool, serene ambience and fresh, clean colors and those white towels with the lace crochet trim and especially bead board..,

    Do pop by for a visit.( I am trying to follow you and having difficulty connecting).

    Cheers from Wanda Lee

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  36. This is really wonderful. We also have tall beadboard in our bath and I already have the white Ikea frames with the intention of putting some black and whites in them. You beat me to it! I think you could do some punchy towel colors that complement the wall color, perhaps a fresh green or coral?

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  37. I want to thank each and every commenter - I'm sincerely flattered and pleased as punch that you like it.

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  38. Nice and fresh, like the beadboard and photos on the rail added, all looks great!
    Linda

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  39. I love how you added the pictures on the ledge of the paneling. The colors are great to!

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  40. one of the gals on another blog took wood and painted it black mitered the corners and made a large picture frame around her large mirror like you have. She put double backed tape on the wood frame and placed it around the mirror. boy did it pop out the mirror and modern things up! Great job

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  41. I am so in love with bead board that I want to put it up all over my house. Your photos on the little ledge of the bead board is such a classy addition to the space.
    Joyce

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  42. I love it, you did an awesome job. Amazing what a few small touches can do to totally change a room! Thanks for linking up, I look to see if anyone else has about 5 times a day, so you made my day! Be sure to keep coming back since I do it every Thursday!

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  43. Your bathroom looks wonderful! I love the bead board!
    Joy

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  44. Terrific job! I am a beadboard lover! That's a really nice sized bathroom.

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  45. Wow - I love every square inch of this bathroom. It could be in a magazine!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  46. Hi! I just found this through Centsational Girl and I love it! I am so curios about the wall paint color and where did you find that beadboard paneling? And I'm wondering how much it was. Do you have any idea how big the panels are? I've seen this before but the panels seem more narrow than yours--your seem wide and I like that! I would love to do something like this in my bathroom (hence all the questions)! Love love love it, great job!

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  47. I am so fascinated with that wonderful magazine holder. I'm thinking it's vintage? I would need a few of those at least but just one would force me to cut down on my magazine habit. :-)

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  48. Pls do you remember where you got the towel rack from?

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