Saturday, March 8, 2008

Bathroom update

Since it's been like this all winter, we decided to continue our renovating projects! We are still waiting for some pieces to be delivered for our other daughter's room (future sharing!).

I wanted to carry the color scheme of our master bedroom into our adjonging bathroom.

Of course, our concern was a bathroom update can wind up costing a zillion doolars so we were trying to be economical! We bought the sink cabinet with the marble top already attached at Lowe's for about $250.00. That wasn't too bad and it has a ton of storage!
(Just realized how blurry this was--sorry!)

We painted the walls with mildew resitant paint, something I had never heard of. For some reason in this bathroom we had a major mold issue and this paint is supposed to eliminate that problem! (All that mold just couldn't be healthy, plus it looked terrible!) I bought the wire decorations at Kohl's on the clearance rack for $10.00 for both. Score!

Here's our shower little one helped us pick out these playful monkeys! I feel like I'm being taken away to a Carribean island when I walk in and see this!
Lastly, from Spiegel for $30.00, I was able to find this curtain that is a direct match to the comforter I have on my bed--serendipity!
We were proud of ourselves for keeping to a tight budget and I'm happy with the results!
P>S> Thanks for all the good wishes on last post--I'm back to lovin' life! You were all so great!


Adrienne said...

Your re-do is just wonderful! You did a nice job with everything and I like the bargains you got. Your bedroom and bathroom are so coordinated - I'm sure you're more than happy with the outcome.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. I'll be back here soon to see what you have to share.

Carletta said...

Tara, your home is so beautiful. The bath looks wonderful!

Tracy said...

Looks terrific, Tara! I love the deep red. Decorating on a budget and getting a great result is always a terrific feeling. So glad your good karma's back ;o) Happy weekend ((HUGS))

Donna said...

Love what you've done! The colors are great, red is one of my favorite colors!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what perfect accessories you have added to your makeover of the bathroom.

laura said...

A beautiful bath and a bargain at that. I love all of your little touches.

The blog about your awful day was all too familiar. Some day we'll understand what the heck that kind of thing is all about!

Glad things are looking up.

A Romantic Porch said...

That is so beautiful. Glad you got to do it. xoRachel

Cori G. said...

Hi Tara,
Thanks for posting on my blog!
Your story about "bad Karma" was hilarious! What did you do to deserve that?
I also love your color combinations in your bed and bath. I always say that every room should have a splash of red.


Anonymous said...

That is so fresh and pretty. Even with the bright colors it has a soft feeling. Great job.

Gina said...

You've done a wonderful job with your bathroom Tara! The shower curtain is adorable and the wire decorations are a lovely touch. Gx
My bathroom has been semi-renovated for 6 years!!

Cori G. said...

Hi Tara,
Thanks for posting on my blog again. My poor yard is such a disaster that I had to find one good thing in it today. I usually overlook those iris plants and have often tried to rip them out, but they seem to have burried their roots too deeply and just won't allow me to dig them up.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.


Cottage Contessa said...

Tara! Your bathroom reno is wonderful, and to be able to actually stick to the budget, well I take my hat off to you sweetie because that's fantastic! Excellent job!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Sunnispace said...

Beautiful! Sometimes, decorating on a budget can be such fun - especially if you find just the right things at the right price!

Thanks for visiting the other day... :)

Classic Charm said...

Nice job!!! Love the shower curtain, I'm curious what color is on the's so soft and pretty! Great finds at Lowes!

John-Michael said...

Nicely ... tastefully ... artfully ... and cleverly done. Classy!

pve design said...

now all you need is an original pve design, perhaps inspired by the monkey shower curtain,
-monkeying around in the bath!
looks like a cheery and fun bath!

Shannon J said...

Love that bedroom! The colors are wonderful... we are to embark on some renovations soon, as well.. I hope the results are just as good as yours! take care

Pat said...

Everything looks so pretty Tara! I love that playful shower curtain ... you daughter has good taste!

Hugs, Pat

Mary said...

Oooh, Tara, soo pretty! My friend, Robin, got her vanity at Lowes, too, and I must say that they have terrific stuff at great prices! Love the redo!

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tara. Love the monkey shower curtain :-} and your chaise lounge by the window looks like the ideal little spot.

Susie Q said...

Oh how I love all of this! The colors are so rich and glorious! Just perfection!


Anonymous said...

wow- what a gorgeous bedroom! Love those monkeys too!