Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bathroom re-do...


Ok.

So, this is actually working. We did get some grouting done! Next, to the bathroom, to put the plumbing cover back on the wall in the closet. Heat from the attic is coming through. Boring, yes. But needs doing...and a year is long enough to procrastinate on it. Don't 'cha think?

How's about a little tour of the bath re-do, while I get that done?


It was a sad, sad bathroom. A beauty in harvest gold and broken tile...oh I wish I had a pic of the cheetah wallcovering that graced it too.
Here is the finished product (well, soon as that cover is put back on):

We found a gorgeous old altar table that we actually had the courage to cut a hole in...The wood holds up beautifully. Just use a bit of brixwax every once in ahwile.
replaced the old door with a frosted glass one. Instant light. Seagrass wallcovering (our little secret: Not real, but vinyl...you really cannot tell until you go to feel it).


put an old mangrove root on the wall to hold hand towels, or robes...or jeans...
Here she is in all her former glory. Now some of our hardcore retro friends (you know who you are) loved the old tile. We...not so much. plus it was damaged beyond repair.
We hired (read:made) our kids and their friends to "remove" the tile. Sledgehammers and only one little trip to the hospital ensued. Whoops. But they were good workers, and stuck through to the end. Our parenting philosophy: If they help build, maybe they will keep their towels off the floor.
Not so much. But we tried.


16 comments:

Mrs. Limestone said...

This bathroom is beautiful! Something right out of a luxury hotel. Love the vanity.

Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, my goodness! I'm so impressed! Your bathroom makeover is amazing. And I love that you made your kids help. -Julia

dec0r8or said...

Lovin' the blaaahhhhg, Linda-Lou! It's eye candy at its best. I'm so happy to have a new place to visit. :) Welcome to blahg land.

chriskauf said...

I love this bathroom, you are amazing.

megan said...

your bathroom is beautiful!
feel free to add me to your list.
thanks!

Linda B. said...

Big thanks Mrs. L, Hooked,Sharona,Chris and Megan!! You all made my sore finger Sunday MUCH better (grouting without thick enough gloves...ouch)

ABreathOfFrenchAir said...

Beeeeeeeeeauitiful!!! When do I get to move in??? :)

PAT said...

Yep this is an incredible redo, Linda. I always enjoy seeing the photos.

Come by my July 13th post to enter that little 2ooth post giveaway thing I have goin' on.

Have a great week. Looking forward to seeing more, here!
Pat

suzette said...

Linda, it's so nice to have all of your eye candy in one place! That bathroom is beautiful and I love the functional root on the wall. Love it, love it.

Linda B. said...

Thanks Suzette, Pat and Frenchy! Just bring that machete if you are coming over. Seriously.

But, I am so excited. 1 room is finally and completely finished in this casa....celebration is in order!!

Megan said...

That is the most beautiful sink and vanity i've ever seen!! I must bookmark this for my "future" file. :)

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

amaaazing !!!! That alter is aghhhh perfect !!!!!!!!!!

Kristi @ Addicted*2*Decor said...

That bathroom is absolutely gorgeous! You did a fantastic job of repurposing that table. I had to giggle at the picture, though. It looks like you've planted your lucky bamboo in your vessel sink! :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Thanks for your comments Megan,Just and Kristi!

that vanity happened to fit the spot perfectly...And, as a bathroom for some teens it is REMARKABLE (the wood, the way it fends off everything...from water to shaving cream to toothpaste to make-up to pesto sauce. Oy...don't ask about that last one.

Kristi..you are right, looks pretty funny. I actually just snapped the pic (it is not planted)...day in the life...hey at least you don't see the pesto sauce, right?.

Magpie Interior Design said...

Wow. Um, wow. I am sooo impressed. It looks AMAZING.

So glad you commented on my blog because now I know about your little gem!!

Thank you and I will be back!

~Stacy

PS. Could your blog name be any cuter??? I think not.

Shirl @ "Got more time than money" said...

The door with the frosted glass is real genius. I'm going to put that in my inspiration file!

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