Friday, May 13, 2011

Extreme Bathroom Makeover-the OMG edition!!

We got the bathroom done!!!!

Drum roll please....buh, buh, buh, buh, buh.....

If you'll recall the bathroom looked like this before:

One more of the after, just for good measure :)

Inspiration for this bathroom
Inspiration and execution of the DIY shower curtain
Seahorse Art

List of Crap I did:
1. Primed and painted all the old trim and the back of the door.
2.  Decided midway through painting the trim to scrape the popcorn ceiling off.  (apparently, this is extremely dirty and dusty, but I'm glad I did it before I worked so hard to paint it!!  I did this without a mask.  Not cool, Kari, not cool!!  I had dust boogers and could smell drywall dust for 3 days!
3. Painted the ceiling
3 1/2 .  (Forgot I did this) puttied all the old holes and sanded them flat to the wall
4. Painted the walls white
5. Eagerly tediously measured and taped off the stripes
6.  Impatiently waited to pull of all the tape it took me 2 hours to do :)
7.  Ripped the tape off and admired my work!!
8. Installed (Okay, Mr. TSL did it and I handed him tools) installed a new curved shower curtain rod-   decided almost immediately that it wasn't going to work in this bathroom like it did in our old house, but didn't say anything because Mr. TSL worked very hard to hang it!

9. Tile the floor (already have the tile from a project that didn't get completed at our old house) Woohoo, no new costs!
10.  Install the new bathroom vanity I scored at Home Depot...was $450, got it for $150!  I had admired it for a while and heard they were having a paint sale (half price Ralph Lauren paint)  and they were getting in new vanities and this was marked down!
11. painted and hung the new mirror-scored on Craigslist for $20
12.  Install the towel hooks Mr. TSL is made for the girls
13.  Install the new light and exhaust fan w/light this may be done at a later date, but I am putting the DONE STAMP on this project!!  (Hayley told me when we moved in she didn't like showering in their because it was too dark and scary!)
14. Accessorize.... made the seahorse and used other beach stuff already owned from our old bathroom!

toilet, grout, faucet, thinset, caulking, shims, vanity light and random other things $209.27
vanity- $150
towel hooks- $6 ($2 each....bought 3 for those of you doing the math on your fingers!)
shower curtain-$3  (made from twin size bed sheet from Wal-Mart
                                actually used as table cloth at the anniversary party)
shower rod-$5 from craigslist
Tile-had it from an old project Mr. TSL thinks we only paid like 50 cents per tile.

$393.27    :)  Beat that sucka....sorry I'm a little competitive!!

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  1. Wow! You are Freakin Awesome! Why don't you come out and do all my rooms! :) c.

  2. Your bathroom makeover is gorgeous! Love the stripes, I did a striped wall in my laundry room....I'd love it if you could share this at my link party!
    Simply Creations Link Party

  3. Great makeover, I love the seahorse art :) simple but very stylish!

  4. This is a great bathroom upgrade. Good job!

  5. Love it...the stripes are awesome...Amazing job! Whatta great inspiration!

  6. Love the stripes! What a great transformation!

  7. The bathroom looks amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Can't wait to see how your chairs turn out!

  8. Love this! My whole hosue is nautical, love the beach!

  9. brilliant my dear! thanks so much for partying with whipperberry!!

  10. wow great job! love the difference.

    I'm a new follower!

  11. LOVE IT! I JUST did striped in my bathroom too, so I know the impatiently waiting feeling LOL.

  12. Looks awesome!!! Great job!

  13. This bathroom is beautiful. I pinned it on my pinterest for inspiration when I own a home. Thank you for sharing. I found you through the under my table and dreaming linky party. Come and say hi I love visitors

  14. Hi, great job on your bathroom! I love love the walls and horse fish!

    Blog hopping from flamingo toes,

    Fancy Frugal Life

  15. Wonderful transformation! The seahorse totally makes it!

  16. Looks great, love the striped wall!

  17. Oh my goodness, that seahorse is to die for!

  18. wow looks like a five star hotel bathroom!! gorgeousss, great job on renovate it!

    btw i'm your new follower from homemakeronadime blog hop party!


  19. Seriously?! It looks fantastic!

    (Also, "Beat that sucka!" totally cracked me up!)

  20. Oh, yes, it's definitely awesome! Thanks for linking this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  21. Absolutely beautiful! And, I can't believe how much it cost. You definitely win!

  22. what a fabulous job! i'm in love with the seahorse!!!
    i'm a new follower!

  23. What an awesome transformation!!! Love how it turned out, and love the price! :)

    Would love for you to join my linky party!

  24. What a gorgeous makeover!! Love how it turned out!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again tomorrow! :)
    xoxo from Germany,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  25. Love the makeover! We are featuring you! I just LOVE that seahorse! Great job!

  26. it's stunning. we may just see seahorse art popping up everywhere now. looks sooooo good with your stripes.

  27. The seahorse is awesome!! Would love to feature that on my blog. The entire bathroom came out great!

  28. Kari- Great job on the bath - I love the art work - very cool! Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this Sunday. Have a wonderful week.
    ~ Stephanie Lynn

  29. Great makeover! I seriously need to start checking out Home Depot for a cool sink/vanity like that. I found you featured at the Besties and am now a follower, check out my blog when you get a chance.

  30. Amazing & beautiful! Love that seahorse too! Visiting from the Besties =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  31. Beautiful make over, eh. Love the new bathroom!

    Cathy@barco scrubs


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