7/27/07

HGTV has Done it Again

I am an avid fan of HGTV and its assortment of home improvement shows. I really can't say if I favor one particular show, each show offers an insight into what can be done to a room and with that it allows me to take their techniques and be creative. For this project Small Spaces Big Style helped me realize that I can use large pieces in a room (I'm sure the show's host meant big and not Super Size (referring to my mirror, which nearly sits on top of the faucet to accommodate the large light fixture...lol). I've done a few renovations since owning my home and this one is the most dramatic (then again maybe not.. the basement went from dark and scary to light and comfy). Well the bathroom is nearing the finish line, with minor things left to be done. I opted not to purchase the marble back splash that matches the sink and instead purchased bronze tiles that compliments the faucet set. Since dh is too busy right now to set and grout the tiles to the wall, I took the liberty of placing them above the sink for visual purposes (also to remind him...lol). Also the mirror and sink can easily be moved away from the wall to set and grout the tile.. so I'll be patient. I purchased two sets of shower curtains and made one into window curtains... did I say I love my new sewing machine *giggling*. I am still in search of a GFI switch plate to match the dark wood and one more shelf needs to be installed and that will basically wrap up the makeover. The bathroom is so small... but here is a peak of the makeover.








BEFORE BATHROOM











AFTER BATHROOM










17 comments:

Deneen said...

Wow-huge difference. Thenew bathroom looks so grown up and rich-nice job!

Adrienne said...

Your bathroom looks GREAT!!!!!! I love that show! I love HGTV, Food network, and diy! LOL

anna said...

The bathroom looks marvelous after all that work! :-D My mama loves her some HGTV!!!

Nettie said...

This looks great. I love HGTV too! It's nice to see a real life application of the theories they use. Great job you're a real DIY Diva!

Virtuous said...

WOW! It is like night and day!

Your bathroom look WONDERFUL!

Mary Sarah said...

Gorgeous! It turned out so great!

Christie said...

Wow, that's beautiful! Great job!

Judy said...

Wow! What a nice re-do! I love it - - you should feel very proud of yourself!

NikkiJ said...

You know it's fabulous. My, my, my.

del said...

Oooo, I love what you did! That looks great.

Knitaholictoo said...

Grrrrl, you've done it again! The bathroom is gorgeous!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the beautiful compliments.... I totally love it. Why is it that dh & dd has the need to spend an exorbitant amount of time in the bathroom now, when they kept telling me the bathroom was fine the way it was...lol
Between trying to get my knit/crochet on I want to try my hand at making a window cornice, then I can do away with window scarves.

Madelyn said...

That is absolutely fabulous Sheila.

Valerie said...

Wow that looks exquisite! I mean what a difference! You are sooo the Jane of all trades!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Sheila ~ that is an amazing transformation! It actually looks like an HGTV room! Great job and WOW!

April said...

The new bathroom is absolutely stunning. Very sophisticated. You couldn't even tell that they're the same room!

gold said...

YES YES!!LOVE LOVE IT!!!You did a good job!!!