March 1, 2012

Bathroom [almost no paint] Revamp



Ohmygoodness you guys! I've been super duper crazy busy cuz my grandma was coming for her annual visit- and oh my gosh our spare room was a disaster area. I had a ginormous list of things I wanted to accomplish before her visit- so although I didn't get a post published before she got here last week- I have several completed projects that will be coming out in the next little while {yay!}




Our guest bath was in dire need of an update. It was decorated with items from our last home-all shades of brown and tan. The bathroom doesn't have a window and the only natural light comes from the bedroom across the hall. The shadow on the shower curtain is me taking the pic- blasted room, so hard to photograph!!



For those of you who are new to my blog- we RENT! I know it's practically a dirty word in DIY blogging. So although there are no painted cabinets or walls- I think these before and afters look totally different!


 I guess maybe the before wasn't ugly, but I was completely over it. I'm on a decorating mission, no more tan!


The room just received an update bringing it into the 20th century and making it seem a part of our home! It's crazy what decor can do, even in a bathroom, to make the room feel different. 
 So of course there's shades of gray and typography to make the room feel more like "us." A mixture of old and new objects make the space seem collected over time.



Some of the little details...


I almost titled this post "No Paint Makeover," until I remembered I had painted the now gray mirrors and chalkboard over the toilet. But I can't believe how different a room can look with a tired old bathroom can look with some new accessories and decor.


I knew I wanted the room to feel crisp and clean. Of course gray was a must to tie into the rest of out home. But I had this idea about juxtaposing the gray with gold. A color combo I haven't seem very often. But I thought it would be fun, especially with the pop of yellow from the shower curtain.

Sources:


  • Shower Curtain, Bath Mat, Soap Dish- West Elm
  • Towels- Ralph Lauren Home, from TJMaxx
  • Gold Letters and Laundry sign- Hobby Lobby
  • Frames, Mirrors, Glass Jars and Chalkboard- owned or made



Now I feel like the formerly plain walls feel like a design choice. The whole room feels crisp and clean- just how you'd want a bathroom to feel! What do you think? Have you dealt with any rental design problems? Or made over your bathroom lately?

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44 comments:

  1. I love the gray and gold! Great job showing what people can do with (almost) no paint!

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  2. I absolutely love this!
    We rent aswell and I've been trying to find ways to make my home look nice without painting

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  3. Fabulous! Love the gray mixed with the gold, the fun letters, the chalkboard and the pop of yellow! We rented while we remodeled and I didn't even try to make that scary bathroom look good!
    Kelly

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  4. Gorgeous!! Everythimg looks great!!! I love the gold with the gray :)

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  5. Um yes, it's totally different. I'm digging the shower curtain and the bold, gold letters!

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  6. Great job! Modern, clean and fresh!

    Love it!

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  7. Love your color pallet, and the before and afters are WONDERFUL! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts Friday, March 2nd 2012 at 7:00 am MST and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

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  8. VERY pretty! i love the grey and gold together. suddenly, gold has become one of my go-to colors. very strange. :o)

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  9. Wonderful job! I love the new colorful look, much better!

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  10. This is a GREAT transformation! I LOVE that shower curtain and actually just ordered the midnight blue version for my boys' bathroom! Thanks for the inspiration - looks great!

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  11. Fantastic transformation. I just found your blog via Vanessa's (nifty thrifty) and I am so glad I did. We too rent, and trying to make some rooms that are older than I am look like "us" is a real challenge. Looking forward to more of your posts. :)

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  12. This is a fantastic transformation (I just found you through a comment you left on Vanessa's blog - Nifty Thrifty - and I am so glad I did). I too rent - and sometimes coming up with a way to make something that is quite a bit older than myself look like "us" is a real challenge.

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  13. I LOVE the shower curtain. The letters look great too.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  14. Stopping by from the Sunday Showcase Party! http://queenofsavings.com

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  15. This is such a fabulous redo! You completely transformed that space. It is bright and fresh and chic! Shared it on Facebook!
    Holly
    (I adore the little details - those buttons!)

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  16. Pretty! I love that curtain and it really brighten up the room!

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  17. The old bathroom was awesome and the new bathroom is "fabulous darling"!!!! So cute!!! Nice going!!! I hope G'ma appreciated it! xoxSue

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  18. great re-vamp! so fresh and lovely.
    cheryl xox.

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  19. YOur bathroom looks great Becca! I like the photo of you peaking round the corner taking the picture!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  20. Very nice! I have a gold and black bathroom that needs an update soon and you've given me some ideas of how to accessorize it. And believe me there are plenty of days when I wish we were renting our house! :-) I'm a new follower.

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  21. I love the letters on the wall spelling BATH. Great job.

    Benita

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  22. I never would have thought to do that color combination! This room looks fabulous. It broke my heart when I was renting, too, and couldn't paint. But you did a great job with this bathroom's makeover -- you don't even notice that the walls are white!

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  23. I LOVE your transformation! Thanks for showing what you can do without having to redo everything! I featured this at So Very Creative. Thanks for linking up!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2012/03/gray-gold-bathroom-revamp.html

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  24. Love the bathroom and how clean and updated it looks! Another great project and I so appreciat you linking up...this will be one of my top five picks for the week. I'm sure your Grandma will love your place and spending time with you. Take care!

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  25. Very cool!! I love how the word Bath is almost perfect in a mirror image!

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  26. I love it! I love those gold letters you used! I really like your new header too :)

    Great job, as always!
    --Katie

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  27. Loved this when I first saw it and it's still fabulous - checking you out again through The Rooster & The Hen link party!

    Kelly

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  28. That looks so classy and fabulous! I would love for you to share this on "Pin It & Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  29. I think it looks terrific! Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

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  30. you are right - it does make such a difference without paint!! thanks for sharing.

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  31. Great job on the revamp! You thought of every detail! So pretty and we are so glad that you shared it with us!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  32. Looks great! I love the big "BATH" letters!
    We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/

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  33. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-13.html
    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  34. Info is out of this world, I would bang to see more from your writers.
    Bathroom accessories Singapore

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  35. It's beautiful Becca! We rent too and my favorite part about renting is that it makes you get really creative! You've got it down pat :)

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    1. Thank you Chelsea! I'm thrilled you liked it! It's been a fun challenge!
      xo

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