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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bathroom Reveal!!!!

Finally I'm posting my bathroom!!! 
 I know you don't care as much as I do, 
but humor me.  
Let's start with the


It's your basic builder grade bathroom.  
It was not a bad bathroom, 
in fact it was the nicest or at least the largest master bath we have ever had.  
But it was short on any usable storage or style.  

O.K. I'll shut up and show ya the after, 
(unless you already scrolled down and looked at the pictures) 

(Shame, Shame)


Our remodel would have cost around $4000 plus labor cost 
(Les says it would have been more like $10,000), 
but it cost us around $1200.  
 We did all the work ourselves, 
we used lots of used supplies from the Restore 
(like trim, shutters, doors, and the marble counter top), 
and we bought discounted or sale items often.  
If you ask you can often get items discounted for slight damage to the product 
or damage to the packaging.  
For example we got one of our sinks for free and some tiles 15% off due to small damage. 
We also got our bathroom fan 10% off and our grout 50% off due to damaged packaging.  
These were all purchased at Lowe's or Home Depot.  
Most stores have a hard time selling damaged boxes 
or items and are more than willing to sell them discounted then to have them hanging around.  

All you have to do is ask, 
the worst they can say is, NO! 

(Side note, my husband thought I was crazy every time I asked for a discount, 
but now he just expects it!!  
He just shakes his head and calls me the Good deal Queen!)  

O.K. back to the photo's.

Here are my shelves.   
My mother gave me the bottom fancy one years ago, and we made the top one.  
(I'll post more on how we did that later
All the jars and accessories I've collected over the past few years 
from second hand stores for $1 to $3, 
except for the moss rocks 
(purchased at the $1 store) 
and the white topiary 
(gift from my great neighbor Shelley)  
 (I of coarse painted the frames and added some vinyl.)  

 My sister bought the silver tray at DI, 
but she didn't want it any more so she gave it to me!! 
 I took the ugly gold handles off and shine it up!  
I love my free tray.  
They soap pump and one glass was from target a couple of years ago 
and the second glass I miraculously found at Salvation Army!!! 
(Of coarse I added the his and her vinyl)

Are you just in love with my $10 marble counter top?  
Go here and here to check out how I found this counter top for which we planned the whole bathroom around. 
It looks Goooorgeous if I do say so myself.   

Small wall mirror from Ikea.

Knobs and cabinet doors are from the Restore.  
Go here to see how they looked originally.

Here is the big picture with those lovely 50 cent legs.

Remember when we tiled our garage for the bathroom scale?  
Well here's how it turned out. 
Les is so smart for coming up with that one!!!

Check out my new framed up window with revamped shutters from the Restore,
 (post more latter.)  
You can check out my post on the chandelier here.

I just love this view!!!!!

Details, details.

What do you think of the antique mirror I got from DI a few years ago?  
I think it goes perfect.

Just a close up of some more second hand accessories. 

More DI finds with some added vinyl

Close up of detail of the antique mirror.   
I like the chippy paint.

These last two shots are the view of the bathroom from the bedroom.  
The calm view I get to wake up to!!!

I'm still looking for bathmats and something to hang over the hand towel and wall mirror.  
It looks sorta empty there to me.  
Other than that I call this room done.  

I don't think I posted enough pictures. lol 
Oh, just go back to the top and look again that's what I did.  
I'm so giddy about my bathroom. 

I'm also so grateful to husband who helps me build what ever ideas that are in my head, 
cause he loves me so much!!!
You're awesome Les!!!

So tell me what do you think? 
 Do you love it, think I'm crazy or what?  
Show me some love and leave a comment.  
(This has been over a year of work!!!  I  need some comments!!)

Here are links to all the posts about this bathroom:


Becky said...

Ahhhhh! I'm in looooooooovvvvvvveeeeeee!
I've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting to see these pics. It looks fabulous!!! Great job guys!

Becky said...

Awesome bathroom!!! I'm in loooooovvveeeee!!! Fabulous job you guys!! I've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for these pics! It was worth the wait that's for sure!

Cory and Monika said...

Way to go. It looks very serene. I am very impressed with the details. You guys make a great team!

Emma said...

Ronda it is gorgeous. I love everything about the bathroom, the colors, the decor. I can't believe the steal of a deal on the marble counter tops. The scale garage is genius. I have my q-tips in the same jar from Goodwill, my cotton balls in a bigger one. I appreciate you sharing your vision of getting what you want within your budget. Enjoy your bathroom!

Anonymous said...

I think it looks FABULOUS! I have been waiting for this reveal for a while now! It definitely lived up to my expectations! Way to go! Love it, love it, love it!

Karie said...

I LOVE it!! I always love how your so creative, you always inspire me. It looks so relaxing and peaceful. I love the bathroom scale garage.

Karie said...

I thought I left a comment and if it ends up showing up also then I guess you will be getting two comments from me. Anyhow... I LOVE it!! You always inspire me and get my wheels going for my own stuff. It just looks so peaceful and relaxing. And I love the bathroom scale garage. I want one. Super awesome idea.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!! Can I fly you to AZ to come remodel both my bathrooms??? You do amazing work!

Jeff and Alyssa Hertzler said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Beyond beautiful! I could never in a million years, but I'm so glad to know that someone out there can! :)

Megan B said...

This is absolutely AMAZING! I love the color you chose for the wall...so calming! And I started following along when you did your medicine cabinet...which is still on MY list to do in our TINY master bath. Everything turned out wonderfully on your bath...enjoy using it! :)

TLF said...

Oh, WOW! It looks fantastic!

stephaniegiese said...

found you through Someday Crafts. Your bathroom is breathtaking! I think the counter is my favorite part. Just beautiful! I know how long of a process it can be. We are redoing our kitchen with Craigslist & Restore finds and it has been almost two years, but I love the way it's turning out, so it will be worth it in the end. Your eye for accessories and the added vinyls make the room extra special! Love the wash bucket too!

All That Glitters said...

I think it's gorgeous!!!!! I know you are so happy!

Marti said...

I love what you've done, especially with the vanity and mirror.

Unknown said...

You have stolen my breath! This is such a beautiful room! It's like a totally different room.

I've been trying to decide what to do with my bathroom and was thinking a shabby beach look. I'm totally using yours for inspiration.

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

and it's
and I
it all!
Rhonda, PLEASE tell me the name/brand of the paint color? I WANT IT!
You two deserve to totally enjoy this room! It is beautiful--love all the little details- you didn't miss a thing!
The little touches are what make it so delightful!
($10 for the counter--get out!!!)
(Now don't forget to tell us the name of the paint) *grin*
HUGS and blessings to you!

Celeste B. said...

WoW! Can't beat the price for such a fantastic remodel. You guys have the magic touch when it comes to thrifty remodeling!

Shelley & Scott said...

Yea! It's finally posted and so worth the wait! What an awesome job you guys did! I can't even believe it. It's so tranquil and relaxing. Love it!

dee dee said...

Oh my..... what a beautiful bathroom! I love the fact that you did the work yourself and saved so much money over the long haul! We are in process of starting a major renovation on our new home and will have to keep your bathroom in mind! Off to become your newest follower!
Dee Dee

Mrs. B said...

Not sure how I stumbled across your blog but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bathroom!!! I think it may even be my new inspiration bathroom. I'm curious what the wall color is?

Unknown said...

Can I come live in your bathroom? It is gorgeous, breath-taking, inspiring and to-die-for!!! I could say more, but I am in love. Great job! It belongs in a magazine. I highlighted this yesterday at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. You are so TALENTED!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

you're both stars! this is FaB!!
luving the mirrors, the details ~
EveRyThinG !! yay for you guys!
thx for sharing it with us "))

Les said...

Holy Crap! Did we do that?

Anonymous said...

Love!!! Please share the paint color :-)

Joy@Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your bathroom looks gorgeous! I love the wall color and your marble looks so beautiful! I have the same colors in our master bedroom. You can see it in a post on my blog.
Great transformation....love it!

Jen said...

My goodness!! That is some kind of BEAUTIFUL!! I love it all! The blue walls, the white! EVERYTHING! It's so crisp clean and relaxing! GREAT JOB :D

Molly said...

Paint color please!!! Love it!

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Kirsty said...

Wow, what a lovely transformation! We have a bathroom in dire need of some TLC and I will be keeping your bathroom in mind when we get around to a remodel! Just lovely, enjoy it :)

Priscilla - The Wheelchair Mommy said...

it looks amazing. Very calm and soothing. Excellent work,

Unknown said...

You have such an incredible eye for detail! I love it!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your bathroom. The floor is my favorite.

Kate said...

This turned out beautifully! I am featuring you on my Flaunt it Friday features, stop by and grab a button if you'd like. Thanks for linking up!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Rhonda I LOVE your bathroom makeover!! Love every detail!! Martina

Abi said...

It looks just wonderful! and I love that you reused as much as you could and still managed to have a completely different bathroom. It truly look serene!! I love it!! =)

Jodi said...

Wow! Truly, truly stunning. I love all the details and am so jealous of your fabulous finds! i am your newest follower. Can't wait to see what's next!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

i saw this on centsational girl - your bathroom looks AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! :)

Moore Minutes said...

Ronda! This was worth the wait! It is an incredible transformation. I SO enjoyed every photo. Your bathroom is GORGEOUS. If I were you I would just stand in my bathroom all day. :D My favorite part is the feet on your cabinets. I just love the colors too.

Karen said...

AhhhhhMAZING. I absolutely love it and admire your ambition and style, great job. Isn't it a thrill when you discover a 'find' that works for you? I know it gives me a rush.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Wow, oh wow! One of the best bathroom makeovers I've ever seen. Truly remarkable!

evelania said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Jessica Brown said...

Beautiful! Love the garage for the scale. genius!

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful! I love the color and the touches of silver. Can you share the manufacturer and style of your faucets? They are gorgeous.

Lindy said...

I am SO IMPRESSED!!! What a fabulous bathroom! Not only is it gorgeous but it was that much more awesome to me when I saw how thrifty you were able to do it!! Incredible! We are building a house and I love your bathroom so much that I'm saving it to my bookmarks for inspiration! Way to go!! You totally rocked this reno!!

BizzyMom said...


Ryan said...

Gorgeous! This is going in my bathroom reno bookmark file! I have to know what the paint color is. Will you share??

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Rhonda, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love every single thing! The color on the walls is fabulous! The medicine cabinet, the mouldings! Everything!

Ya'll did a superb job!!

I am your newest follower!

Lou Cinda :)

Jen @ The Decor Scene said...

GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love all of it. And you guys did it for such a great price. Awesome!

Sharon Mason said...

$1200?? Seriously?? That's a big ticket reno if I ever saw one. You knocked this out of the park. I'd love to know your paint color. It's fabulous.

Katie @ katieboothinteriors said...

Seriously?!! I am in AWE!!! You have totally inspired me to re-do my builder grade bathroom. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!! Our bathroom looks very similar to your "before" bathroom! You've inspired me!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Gasp!! It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Lakesha said...


Somehow I stumbled across your link. Your bathroom looks identical to mines. Except mines is not updated. I want it. I just asked my fiancé if he knew anyone that could help us do something like this. You did an awesome job. Congrads!! Lakesha

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness this is an amazing batroom. I LOVE IT!

Nicki said...

Beautiful! I love that you did the work yourself! It gives me hope!

Welcome said...

holy moly! ! it is beautiful!!! Its my dream bathroom its just the inspiration I needed. thanks!

Jena @ Involving Color and Home said...

Ronda, your bathroom looks amazing! What is the paint color? I'd love to add this to the inspiration galleries on my site and include you in part of a feature post. Let me know if you're interested!

Marie said...

your bathroom is FANTASTIC! i'm saving this to show my husband so he can copy you step by step. lol

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hi! I am new to your blog. I came over from Jena @ Involving Color to tell you how much I love your bathroom remodel! You were very creative in what you used and how you pulled it all together. Love the base cabinet and mirrors. What a fabulous idea for the bathroom scale! I busted my toe on mine this morning because it was in my way! I will definitely keep that in mind when I finally get around to remodeling my bathroom. I would love to know what color you painted the wall.

You and your husband should be very proud, you did a fantastic job!

~ Tracy

Ruthie said...

Just bought a new magazine tonight just because I saw this beautiful bathroom, I wanted to copy! (Cottages & Bungalows) Got home and saw there was a blog! This is the very 1st blog I ever joined! Your very talented and I love your taste and style!!! (Not to mention your do it yourself determination and great deals!!) Ruthie

robyncal said...

The floor is cool too - did you do that yourselves?
It is all beautiful you must be thrilled to be done.

Tammy @ Type A said...

gorgeous, and genious. love the way you hid the scale and the cabinets in the mirrors. beautiful!

Tracy@GeneralSplendour said...

Hello! We are neighbors at the bathroom Roomspiration (#100 here) and just stopped by to both follow and comment. Congrats - your bathroom is beautiful - you should be very proud with your result and budgeting - very nice! Ironically, we are also neighbors in the TOH magazine. You are page 87 and I am page 58. Crazy coincidence, doncha think? :-)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Swoon! Absolutely lovely! Really appreciate you linking up this great bath post at the Roomspiration blog party. Btw, I am admiring all your creativity in your blog so may I invite you also to join us at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

So happy to see your bathroom on the Roomspiration Blog Hop! I recognized it right away, and although I've already commented on this post I thought it deserved another. It's just beautiful!

Designed to the Nines said...

I just adore your master bath redo! I found you on the bath blog hop. My floor plan is almost identical to your layout. My bath is still a work in progress... but if you have a second, feel free to check it out (along with my blog if you like!). www.designedtothenines.com

Darlene's Bath & Body Lounge said...

Rhonda, what's the paint color. I know you've been asked several times and maybe I missed it ut I'm getting ready to open my Bath & Body Lounge and would love to use that color. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Your bathroom does look amazingly beautiful - nice job! I've got this linked to my bathrooms post too today, for inspiration!

Unknown said...

This has to be the most amazing makeover that I have seen. The colors, the special details, the beautiful balance in that room is truly brilliant.

Tell you husband, like my Grandmother used to say..."he's a keeper!"

Your inspiration is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Did you mention your paint color yet? I love it! Geat job!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I am so glad I found you at Remodelaholic today! I fell in love with your bathroom last year ... pre-Pinterest days ... and I grabbed the image and stored on my computer. And then my computer crashed! All was lost ...

But now you are officially "pinned" on my Pinterest page!

Anonymous said...

enter the bathroom does not want to ever come out of a more human:)

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, it's stunning! What a transformation! I love the colors and finishes you chose in here. The tile is just gorgeous, and no detail went unnoticed! I'm really digging on that magnifying mirror too, let me tell you! Well done! Thanks so much for linking up to my Room Evolution party!

Maury @ Life on Mars said...

Oh my goodness! What a huge transformation! I love it!

I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back!

Linda said...

I'm also redoing a bathroom...stumbled on yours, love it, studied it all to find your beautiful paint color-but to no avail. Did I miss it? I so want to know your paint color!!! Help!

Deon said...

Such talent! Looks FABulous - and, love your blog background. Mine's the same! :-)

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

So great! You must absolutely LOVE it. I love the color, the chandy, the counters and the floor tile. Love it all!!

Lindsey said...

WOW!!!! I came across this post after seeing a FB link to the Pirate bedroom on Sawdust and Paper scraps wall. I love your blog!! This bathroom is beautiful! Did you ever post the color of the paint? We are moving soon and I would love to use this color! Thanks:)

Holly said...

You have done a magnificent job! I would be so proud of myself if this were my bathroom. Love your closet too! You have a great eye for detail. Love it!

Sophie Heinicke said...

I love it! You have every reason to be proud of this bathroom renovation project. The new framed up window by the bath tub made a huge difference in the way your bathroom looked. For one, it helped brighten up the entire room -- that is, by letting natural light to stream through the room. Secondly, it served as an interesting decorative element to that portion of your bathroom wall. Excellent job!

Anonymous said...

what paint color did you use? Love your bathroom.

Chase Conely said...

Your bathroom is so perfect! You certainly have an eye for great design. I love how you got it to look so classy and fancy. That mirror is so pretty by the way. If your bathroom is this beautiful, I can imagine that the rest of your house is also beautifully designed. Great job, Rhonda!

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Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOWZA!!!!! This makeover is amazing! Such a wonderful job, found you via remodelholic.

Cristina Garay said...

Stunning transformation!! I love the color, the new vanity, the counter, the chandi, everything! oh and the price! unbelievable!

Susan said...

Ok, another request for the paint color plus info on what you did with the floor? looks like a big retile job but I am sure there is a story behind it that you need to share

Susan @ SunflowerHugs said...

I know it must be just another day at your house transforming your bathroom into this masterpiece with only $1,200...but this is seriously the most amazing job! To know that you do this in your spare time is really unbelievable. I am beyond impressed!

Ronda Batchelor said...

Here's two post that will give you the closest you can get to my bathroom paint color. Good luck.

Ronda Batchelor said...

I used a can of Oops paint. Here's two post that will give you the closest you can get to the paint color. Good luck.

Unknown said...

I could spend my whole day looking at your blog ! Great simple idea to make a house beautiful
Thank you !

Unknown said...

What color and brand is your wall paint? Your bathroom is heavenly and gorgeous!

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

I liked every single element of your bathroom. It is just lovely, so clean, tidy and new. I am sure you will inspire many people to do some renovations.

Jen in Belgium said...

I got here via Houzz and your laundry room remodel. While I wouldn't say your and my style are at all alike, I'm blown away by your resourcefulness, your construction skills, your organizational skills, and your design sense. You're incredible!

Cocoanlace said...

Wow, this bathroom should have been on the front page of some décor magazine. Was it? Wonderful job. I'd love to have one just like it.

wendyfay said...

I just ADORE everything you have done on your bathroom! Only just discovered your page but will certainly be spending some time checking it out now!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work ... including that darling silver vase on the vanity - & the tray from your sister! :)

ErikaPadmore said...

Great job, the result is awesome. With a budget of 1200$, you made a miracle with this bathroom. I am impressed by the details, well done!
Kisses Erica,
Local Cleaners Putney

Unknown said...

Before was disgusting! After is wonderful :)


Unknown said...

Great Pictures! The renovation process had done brilliant work. Keep up the good work.

PR Assistant Manager
London Cleaning Company

Unknown said...

Could you possibly tell me how you framed the window and attached the shutters? Our bathroom is almost identical to yours, we're getting a new vanity new lights, painting etc. and we have a window the same size as yours above our garden tub. it has a ledge on the bottom but that's it. I would love to know how you framed yours and added the shutters!

Unknown said...

I LOVE your master bathroom. One of the main reasons I love it is because it set up exactly like mine! We also have a window above our garden tub, it has a ledge but no other framing. I was wondering if you could tell me how you framed your window in and how you added the shutters because it would look great with the paint color we are using in our bathroom! Thanks!

Unknown said...

1. What colours of paint did you use?
2. Can you share more details of how you trimmed up the divider to the shower? I'd love details on that.
Thanks! Treena

wendyfay said...

I just wanted to tell you that I think your bathroom looks FANTASTIC!!!! I love that you took so much attention to detail ... the small & large ... but to me, it's always those little ones that make the huge difference! I also think that you're #1 assistant (& dare I say, #1 fan & admirer?) did a fabulous job ...! You make an awesome team ...
I love all those small accessories that you added ... The apple is especially cute, along with the very pretty touch of the silver jug with those pretty soft blue flowers. Things are very expensive here in Oz ... (compared to the USA) ..

I first came across your bathroom renovations when you originally posted it ... & I've since looked at it & re-read it several times as I've 'saved it to file' so that I don't lose it. I've actually found it quite inspirational ... so, Thank You! :)

Unknown said...

that is an incredible transformation! It looks absolutely fantastic!
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Lucia Stone said...

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