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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bathroom Makeover

It was a lot of work; I'm tired, sore, and a little banged up. When I was ready to throw in the paint brush it was thoughts of your blogs that made me push through. Your inspiration and passion for your own homes kept me going and I am very pleased with the results. Come along for the tour.

The first thing I did (and when I say I did, I mean my younger brother Joey) was to change the light fixture over the vanity.



As landlocked lovers of the ocean, our bathroom is a little oasis where we can soak in the tub and remember past visits and dream of future adventures at the shore.

I chose two shades of aqua for the walls and accent. Once the painting was complete, I was able to move on to the fun stuff.

I painted the mirror the same color as the walls and hot glued seashells and starfish to the outer frame. It adds a lot of interest to an otherwise ordinary mirror.

I found this patio candle holder at Meijer on clearance for $5.00. I hot glued a starfish on the front and placed a striped candle in the middle and filled it part way with sea glass.



I used the lighter aqua in this alcove to lighten it up. I apologize for the lack of lighting. The only natural light comes from inside the tub and I had the shower curtain closed. Want a closer look?

The little watering can was one of my thrifty finds at Goodwill, only $.99. My mother bought the coral on one of our trips to Myrtle Beach many years ago.

This small basket at Walmart for $3.00. I tied an aqua ribbon around it and filled it with seashells that were purchased at auction for $3.00.

Jordan made me this birdhouse for Mother's Day some years back. It is very special to me because he made it and because of the special message on the bottom.

I hope you enjoyed the tour.
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  1. I love it! You did a great job! :)

  2. I love your little oasis! The aqua color is lovely!!

  3. It turned out great! I love the paint color and the sweet little bird house. Annette

  4. ooh, i love your bathroom makeover. that wreath! those open shelves!

    and your recent large mirror find...good score!

    lol, thanks for your comment at the cape on the corner. that is a really talented toe..i can't wait to tell him that tonite!!

  5. This is an awesome makeover...I can see why you are tired and banged worth it though. Thanks for joining in on the B & A party.

  6. It is beautiful! Love the shells and soothing colors. :)

  7. Great color and mirror...Well worth the work! I love the spa colo!

    I stopped over from Debbiedoo's


  8. A sandy beach oasis is Ohio! Way to go, La...
    Love the sweet mirror w/all its shells and the aqua colored walls. Decorating is work, girlfriend! Ask my aching back and bruises from my trips off the ladder last week. LOL
    Did I send you my cell phone # for Saturday? Let me know and I'll e-mail ya. Patti(Zanesville) from Crystal Rose Cottage will be there, as well as Pam(Cincy) from Frippery.
    :-) Sue

  9. I love the changes, and if you see my post @ Debbiedoo's, you'll know we were on the same wavelength!

  10. It looks great! Nicely done!

  11. Great job on this! I love the aqua walls, it's such a relaxing and serene color.


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