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A Little Redecorating...

This summer, we decided to do a little redecorating in a bathroom.  No major remodeling...just a facelift for this TIRED room.  It was not a project we wanted to spend a lot on either.  We had a vanity which I painted white several years ago...

Peel and stick vinyl squares...which didn't stick so well anymore...

green walls, white towel bars and hooks, and a floral shower curtain.  It is an older Ralph Lauren, Meadow Way pattern curtain, which I still love, but I was ready for a change.  
I'm keeping that wonderful faded
cottage rose fabric, though...

We bought a roll of heavy duty brown paper in the paint department, to roll out and make a paper pattern for new flooring.  This paper is so handy for many projects and is inexpensive.  We used glueless vinyl sheet flooring, which is easy 
to cut and roll out yourself.  

We really love the new floor...inexpensive, nice underfoot, and easy to clean.  I liked the way it ran in a narrower, 
horizontal pattern, for a more modern feeling...

We went with simple board and batten on the wall.  This room has no windows and has always been dark, so I wanted to go with white on the bottom of the wall.

A board was used on top to make a small decorative ledge...

Paintable caulk was used to fill in the cracks, and the wall was painted  with Behr's Swiss Coffee.

Choosing the paint color for the top of the wall took took some deciding.  I ended up going with the second color from the right...a French gray color that I bought as an "oops" paint 
for $5 for a gallon. 

The vanity was painted black...

We are loving this room feels like a completely new space!  It is so bright and clean feeling now.  We did replace the toilet, as the old one had to be removed when we replaced the floor, and we purchased a chair-height, water-saving model, that we love.

The wall color is perfect...and we went with black hooks.  The towel bar was unfinished wood, under $5, 
that I spray painted black...

The metal hooks had a bit of coppery accenting when I bought them, so I sprayed those black, too...

I used some nature-inspired might remember my

I love the soft cotton shower curtain, which so reminds me of old chenille!  I have washed it a few times and it just gets fluffier!  It is a Park B. Smith curtain from Kohls...

This charming little shelf was a thrift store find, which I spray painted white and topped with two old jars, a candle,
 and a fun bee print...

My arrow project piece went back up over the door...

I still have a few more things planned for the room...we want to frame the mirror, and I am making a valance to hang above the shower curtain!  But we are very happy with how it has turned out!

I am joining
Donna for Funky Junk's Party Junk 
 Debra over at Common Ground for Be Inspired

Until next time...I'll be enjoying the beautiful cooler weather that has finally moved in again!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Linda, Your bathroom looks like a spa. I know that bathroom...because mine is just as small. We have no window either. I have been thinking of redoing mine for over a year now. You did a great job on yours. xoxo,Susie

  2. What a difference, it is absolutely lovely!! Pamxx

  3. I love redoing bathrooms, takes so little $$ to redo! I'm looking for a new shower curtain in coral, i'll have to try Kohl's, love yours and it does look like chenille.

  4. excellent! it really does look completely different...I've been thinking about redoing my downstairs have inspired me!

  5. Wow, that looks so good! What a difference. I love the shower curtain. Di@Cottage-wishes

  6. PERFECTION, Linda. I'm going for a similar vibe in a bathroom, too. LOVE your changes!

  7. Love seeing your bathroom update. Quite a bit of work but such a great result. That is such a great shower curtain too, love the black hooks... I could go on.

  8. It is a WONDERFUL "new" room you made yourself, dear Linda.
    I love the white and feeling of light it gives, and the black vanity among all the whiteness is beautiful. So sweet with the little shelf and your pictures in nature!!
    Congratulations with your beautiful bathroom!

  9. Linda, That bathroom looks fabulous! I love everything that you've done. I wanted to put board and batten in my tiny bath, but I was not able to. Yours looks just wonderful!

  10. WOW Linda it doesn't even look like the same bathroom. What an amazing difference!!
    It looks so farmhouse fresh with a modern twist.
    Magazine worthy for sure.

  11. Hi Linda! So nice to have your feedback on my room changes. Your new bathroom is sweet! And very sleek chic! Just what I like in a bathroom. Love the shower curtain. I am amazed how soon it is time to do things over again when you have a house!

  12. Wow, that looks great, Linda! I love everything you did. I recently painted my bathroom, but am having a hard time finding a shower curtain. Yours sure is cute!

  13. Your bathroom is beautiful! It does look like a different room. Love the board and batten and the hooks. The shower curtain is great too.

  14. Wow Linda what a transformation! I really like that floor and it sounds like it was so easy to do. Great color choices. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. This turned out wonderfully, Linda. I was skeptical about the black cupboards, but love how they look. I think you picked a great combination of textures, colors and styles that all compliment each other well. Love that shower curtain! Ann

  16. Love the new look. Wonderful ideas!
    Wishing you a wonderful week.

  17. I love your updated bathroom transformation! I can't believe you installed the flooring yourself and it's not ceramic tile! It looks exactly like our kitchen floor tile. Nicely done. :)

  18. How in the word you
    carried off a project
    like this over the same
    time period you were
    planning and executing
    a wedding is beyond me....
    and battling a chronic
    illness, to boot.



    Love every last bit of
    your sweet bathroom!

    xo Suzanne

  19. It looks very spa like. Very peaceful. Love, love, love the board and batten. The whole room is lovely though!

  20. That is a gorgeous transformation! Holy cow, what a difference.

  21. The changes are fantastic. I love everything you've done of course but the flooring is my fav, ok maybe the walls too - I love them both.

  22. How gorgeous.... I love the little shelf with the bee picture

    Karen x


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