Sunday, June 3, 2007

Rub a dub dub.....

A makeover for the TUB! Well the entire bathroom actually! I often refer to the upstairs bathroom as the "forgotten room". No one every uses it. My kids will come all the way downstairs to use one of the bathrooms instead of using the one closest as hand. Even in the middle of the night! *sigh* I don't quite understand it but I decided that it DEFINATELY needed a makeover and as oprah has said, "claim you space!"

A few months ago, when I got this wild hair to re-do the upstairs bathroom, I slowly started to collect items for the room. I didn't know all at once what I wanted to do. But from the picture below, you can see that it needed something - anything! LOL!!! Note the broken towel bar which my son hung on, the broken toilet paper holder as well. *sigh* My hubby didn't really bother to put those projects on top of his "Honey DO List." WhY would he when no one ever uses it!?! You can also see the mismatched touch up paint on the walls too. Just a hair of a shade different MAKES a HUGE difference. And the shower curtain? well, I threw that up there when we moved in alittle over a year ago so we could use the shower if needed, not forseeing then that we really would never use it.





My first idea came from a large pineapple shaped item I saw in the lawn and garden section of a local discount store. I Loved when I saw it then and was kicking myself that I hadn't picked it up months ago when I first saw. BUT to my luck and surprise when I went back to the store and they had one left for me! I started with that piece and built the rest of the room around it. Not to my surprise, I gravitated towards a black and white shower curtain. Is it strange to have black and white be your favorite colors??? I of course searched for the one I liked best and even found it on sale. So I was going with a black/white/green theme with some accents of silver. Too much? not enough? I wasn't sure.


Slowly but surely I found all the pieces that I felt would complete the room and I must mention there is nothing like company coming to light a fire underneath yourself to complete projects, clean up the "piles" of mail and whatnot to really get some of your "TO DOS"..... DONE! *snicker* I broke out the paint can and brushes LATE one night and had FINALLY retouched all the mismatched paint on the walls. Sad to think I had been putting it off for so long and it only took me a fraction of time. and the results? SOOO much better. Waking up the next day with freshly painted walls united the room and then I stripped it, SCRUBBED it clean and attacked!!!


In no time at all it was a completely different room!! So inviting and just begging to be used. And the BEST part? I got almost everything on sale or at discount and used alittle creativity to enhance the items I had bought to fit the room. So.......come upstairs and take a peek with me.





Rub a dub dub

a madeover tub

in black and white and green.........


20 comments:

wendysworldart said...

Love love love makeovers! You did a fab job Megan

xoxo
wendy

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

ohhhh, you know I LOVE pineapples!

Erin said...

oh, girl, you did GOOD! I love it!

Can you please come and finish mine now?

Chelsea said...

WoW!!! Megan that looks great:)

Chelsea

Momma2girls said...

FABU!!! Love the black and white!! always a great choice :)

Susan said...

Megan...this is beautiful! Black and white are my favorites too...and the green added is perfection!

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

LOVE IT!! Megan you are so multi-talented, you always amaze me girl. I love the little pineapple thing and the black and white. I also love your family pics up on the wall.

Dang, come up here and help me too will ya?!!

Daria

Island Girl said...

I love it! Can you come do my bathroom?? Love the green, black and silver!

MaryBeth

Ribbon Rock Star said...

I love it! It looks great.

Linda

Dandelions & Daisies said...

Yummy! :)

Susan

Nic said...

Holy smoleys that is fabulous! And I love the little bum picture in that frame--so precious.

Summer said...

Megan- love it!
We must have similar tastes... I have the same shower curtain in my guest bathroom, and the top mirror too. I did mine in black and cream with red accents though! :)

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

thank you ladies!!!

Summer - that is one reason why I chose that shower curtain so I could play it up with differnet colors. I think in the fall and winter I will switch all the green out for red too! :)

The Mouse said...

Gorgeous!! You've given me some great ideas for my new bathroom....

Flutterby Babies Boutique said...

I love it! love the colors you chose! You should add interior designer to your resume!

Seeker said...

No, it is not strange to have b&w as your favorite colors. I love the shower curtain, pineapple, and little lime topiary thing.

You have amazing style Megan! Super job!

(my kitchen is going to be black, white and green, with touches of peacock/tiffany blue, LOL!)

Kimber said...

That looks incredible Megan! You have such a good eye for things -- I am SO impressed!!

-Kim :)

modkidboutique said...

Lucky bathtub! LOL! You did a marvelous job!! LOVE IT!

patty

Amelia said...

Megan that looks great!

Black and white are classy, they suit you very well and you spruced it up fabulously with the green!!

Amelia

IFBdesigns said...

lol! I have that shower curtain!!
:)
~Ash