Wednesday, January 11, 2012

one and done...

Could someone please note the date.
It is only January 11th and I have one project complete!
Perhaps you may remember this post where I shared my downstairs yellow bath (seriously, what was I thinking)...




In this post when I showed a new treasure I found for the room you could really see how hideous bright the walls actually were...



Chair now for sale in my booth at the shop!

I wanted this space to be a low budget makeover.
I fell in love with the color of a friends' wall in her bath and knew I wanted to use it in this room.  It is Lyndhurst Gallery Beige by Valspar.  I had Home Depot match the color in their Behr Premium Plus paint.
I love the way it came out...




Keeping my low budget in mind, I decided on a subtle beach theme knowing I had lots of items around the house that I could already use.  I bought this beautiful old mirror at the shop from one of our new dealers Louise.  I think the top hints to a seashell and love the way it looks...


I kept the small chest as is and topped it with one of my signs, filled a few vintage canning jars that I already had with the coral I brought home from Aruba and also used a few large shimmering starfish that were my Mom's...



My blog stalking good friend Sue made me a pretty drop cloth valance (thanks Sue)...




On one corner of the ledge I filled some jars with seashells and sea glass.  The only thing I had to buy was the large jar, I already had everything else...


To the other corner I added the stack of lavender filled sachets I won in a giveaway from Jami at Freckled Laundry...


I found an old oar while treasure hunting this past weekend which is perfect for this corner.  I already had the mirror...


I did need to buy a few new hand towels and chose a pretty blue as a nod to the sea...


I kept the hook outside the shower...



Using what I already had really did help keep the budget down and breaking out my seashells in the middle of winter was fun.
Having an ocean theme was appropriate since this is where my fisherman stores his fishing rods during the off season...


Total cost for the makeover:
paint ~ $39
mirror ~ $20
oar ~ $20
glass jar ~ $5
towels ~ $10
valance ~ gift from Sue
Total ~ $94!!

If you can believe it I am already almost done with project number two!!  Stay tuned!
Thanks for visiting today and for sticking with this long post!

Joining Kathleen for White Wednesday.

29 comments:

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Oh it looks wonderful! loving the beach theme and the hand towel colour is gorgeous,you did a really great job and on a budget too!
Enjoy your beachy room x

NanaDiana said...

Congrats on getting your first project done. I am proud of you. The bathroom looks wonderful!!! I love your beachy theme and you didn't spend a fortune! xo Diana

Victoria said...

Aha, and all this time you had us tricking into thinking you were lying on the sofa in your fuzzy slippers reading your book!!!!

Your makeover looks fantastic Sandi! I love all the shells you have around, the ones in the jar especially! How nice of your friend to make you that valance, it looks perfect in there:)

Polly said...

love it!! very peaceful and calming!! the fishing rods made me smile!!

Sandi said...

That is quite the transformation Sandi!! LOVE IT!!
I want to paint my tiny little bathroom sometime...soon I hope. :)
Blessings~

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

94$??? Way to go, Sandi! I love the new look!

michelle said...

It looks beautiful Sandi! I love the color and I love all your beachy treasures!
xoxo

T's Daily Treasures said...

I do love yellow but it was a little bright for that bathroom. Love the changes you made. Good work! I was on a roll with the kids bedroom makeover but then we went back to school this week and it came to a complete halt even though there is still much organizing to do. Maybe I'll get back to tackling it this weekend. sure felt good to get it started. Now I just gotta finish the task. Best wishes to you for the rest of the week. Tammy

Posy and Co. said...

Well now! Isn't that a little bit of lovliness! Wonderful makeover and very timely as I'm about to embark on my own 'budget friendly' bathroom pretty-up! Much love, Lisa

Patti said...

Love your makeover - beautiful wall color, and I love the touch of blue! Already on to #2 ??- YOU are really energetic!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

well you GO GIRL! well done! this was a sweet transformation! i just LOVE it! and oh my...for less than 100.00? super cool! ;)

Cindy said...

I can't believe how much the paint and the added touches changed that bathroom! That's pretty incredible. It looks wonderful! Love that mirror too, it's just perfect for the space and it does hint at a shell ...

Cindy

Susan said...

MUCH better than that yellow! I can relate - our kitchen used to be a BOLD bluish/purplish color. Yikes!
I love your new low-cost look and now you've inspired me to start cracking on projects here.
You're on a roll Sandi!!

time worn interiors said...

I love that new color! Smashing!
tot

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

What a fabulous transformation! Love the new color!

xo,

Abby

freckled laundry said...

It looks amazing, Sandi! I was seriously just peeking my head in to see what you're up to and I noticed your mention of the lavender pillows and my blog. Thank you. Hello coincidence! If it makes you feel any better, I went through a Restoration Hardware "Latte" (a dirty yellow) phase. My husband wanted it and I was trying to be all nice and compromising, blah blah. Felt like I lived in a Panera Bread! I love all of your little beachy details. Isn't the power of paint amazing? Really brightened...or should I say SOFTENED things up in there! And, if you were any closer, I would totally scoop up that chair. I'm in love.

Roselle said...

Oh my! I am swooning here! My master bath needs a makeover and I just might steal this paint color! The whole room is calming, sea perfection!
LOVE it and kudos to you for getting it done in JAN!!!
Roselle

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Sandi,
Your bathroom looks just beautiful! I love the wainscoting and the color!
You did a fabulous job!
Hope your doing well and have a wonderful day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

lynn said...

so soft and pretty:) wonderful job for very little money! love the fishing rods:)

thistlewoodfarm said...

WOW! That new color is incredible! I love the transformation! It makes your whites all look so beautiful!
blessings,
karianne

chateau chic said...

Very nicely done. It's amazing what paint can do to give a total transformation to a room. Love it!
Mary Alice

Passionate for White said...

Your bathroom came out great - love the color choices....so calming and of course the beach theme is right up my alley!

special 'k' said...

Wow! what a difference paint makes. Love the colour. So beautiful! My first visit to your amazing space here. Thank you so much for sharing. I know I am going to enjoy looking around and returning often. I look forward to engaging throughtout twenty twelve. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

thistlewoodfarm said...

I can't wait to see what you have done with the Bingo cards! Please post pictures of the projects when you are done!
blessings,
karianne

Burlap Luxe said...

A perfect make over, its peacefully soulful.

Thank you sweet friend for your beautiful visit thank you for sharing your time over at my place.

Inspiring weekend to you.
xoxo
Dore

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh my goodness - you did a fantastic job on your thrifty bathroom redo! Amazing what a can of paint can do!!! :) Love all the color and the decor you have chosen in there. Just beautiful. :)


XOXO's,
Jessie

Jacqueline said...

Your bathroom is amazing! Found your blog from the Wrentham Country Store webpage.

Jen Kershner said...

It looks so great! It's amazing what you can do on a budget.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Good job...it looks REALY good! I LOVE the mirror...but I never can turn down that style. And I really did LOL at the fishing poles in the shower...hey, whatever works, huh?
Rene

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