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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pink Saturday/ Bathroom Makeover

Welcome to another Pink Saturday!

Remember this bathroom with the truly dreadful wallpaper that just screams "desperate '70's bachelor?"

And this ugly bathroom rug?

My landlord refused to let me rip down the wallpaper and wouldn't even let me paint over it! Besides, I had been unemployed and had no money. What on earth was I going to do to make this room into something I could love? (I am now only very marginally employed and still have no money, lol.)

First of all, I banished that little rug to the kitchen where it actually seems to kind of work.

Then I had to get creative! While going through bags and boxes, I found my old battenburg lace curtains that hung in my bedroom windows two houses ago. Since I couldn't remove the wallpaper or paint over it, and I certainly couldn't live with it, I decided to cover it! The curtains seemed to fit against the wall quite well!

I hung the curtains from some straight rods rather than staple them to the wall. I figured that it will be easy to remove the curtains for washing in the future.

Oh, now my shower curtain fits in too! I covered the floors with rugs I had two houses ago. See the cute little pink basket I found for $3 at Goodwill? I figured it could hold all kinds of things as I don't have much storage in the bathroom.
I love how the curtains look in my bathroom. Even the drop light seems to fit now!

I needed something over that huge mirror and the valances worked great! It even softened up the hard edges of the mirror. To cover the gap above the mirror, I cut up an old stained tablecloth and put that up to hide the wallpaper, plus it brings more pink into the bathroom!
I will need to get a strip of ribbon to cover the wallpaper right above the curtains.

I was still lacking a medicine cabinet. I had two huge ones at the old house, but couldn't put them on the wall here above the sink here because of that big mirror. I had an old display cabinet sitting around that I never really cared for and didn't use.

Sorry I didn't get a before pic of the front before I painted it, but I thought this pic would give you an idea of how it looked.
I'm not quite finished as I need to attach the scrapbook paper into the glass in the front, but this gives you an idea of how it will look. I still need to find someone who will loan me a jigsaw so I can cut a hole in the back. This will allow me to hang the cabinet up over the ugly thermostat that you see here.
With all these changes, I love my bathroom! It feels soft and romantic and very feminine now.

To see more Pink Saturday posts, please go to Smiling Sally's blog for a list of participants. The list is growing all the time!

Have a great Pink Saturday!


Mrs. B. Silly said...

I'm blown away by your transformation. Outstanding job girlfriend!!!!!!

Deanna said...

Wow, you did a great job! I really love it!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday Deanna :D

Smilingsal said...

Very creative! I never would have thought to hang curtains over vintage wallpaper! Good job! I like the solution to making that mirror seem smaller too. Have a good Pink Saturday.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

You are very resourceful and did a great job!

~ Gabriela ~

Mimi said...

Thanks so much for the great post today. I just ♥ traveling from blog to blog...the photos, the crafts, the ideas...too fun!

Yours was especially fun this week. Thank you!

See you next week!

Michelle said...

Looks great! The lace curtain over the mirror is brilliant!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

bj said...

OOOO, Kady...this is a magnificent job on that bath. It looks so good and you are so smart for thinking of how to solve your problem..The room really, really looks good..

Happy To Be said...

Very cleaver Kady ...I really loved that you took what you had and rethink it..looks just wonderful job well done...may you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

someplace in thyme said...

WOW, it's amazing what we can do when we are backed into a corner, isn't it. You did a great job, beautiful work and great idea, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Deb said...

Hi Kady! This is a great idea! It looks pretty, but I didn't think it was a big problem the way it was before, your apartment is very nice. Deb

Claudia said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Kady! You've done a great job changing the bathroom into something that reflects you. And you did it with no cost involved.!

Llyn M said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ HAPPY PINK SATURDAY ♥

Anonymous said...

wow! I love how your mind works! so creative and innovative! way to make the best of your situation!

Connie said...

Happy pink saturday, chickee! Darling how the bath turned out.

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Holy crap, Kady, talk about getting creative!!!!!!! I cannot believe you thought to use curtains and a tablecloth to do this. What a difference it's made! I'm still not crazy about the light (LOL) but that's a cheap fix if you can find one second hand. GREAT JOB!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Anonymous said...

Great job!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

You did a wonderful job. What's with your landlord...My mother-in-law use to say "necessity is the mother of invention". How I have learned from those words.

Happy Pink Saturday.


Sandra said...

Wow! Now that is one creative idea to change your 70s bathroom into something so unique and pink. Great inspiration to use what I have before buying something new. Thanks! Happy Pink Saturday.

Loretta said...

Probably you won't believe it, Bonnie; but I really like the 70's look. I must be getting old! I also love your blog header. Anyhow, you did a great job getting the bathroom to look like you wanted it to. Very original! Happy pink day!

Loretta said...

Ooops...I called you "Bonnie in the previous post in error. I saw your "Bonnie Lane" at the end of the post, and thought it was your name! Tee...hee...

Picket said...

Great thinking girl....I never would have thought of that! I am so happy you are loving your new place and getting to use some of your pieces that you have had in storage...looking good girl!

Rue said...

I bow down to you Kady! You did an amazing job!! Bravo.... seriously. I can't wait to see what else you do :)

Oh and that post about Jake cracked me up!! He looks a lot like Mini.


nikkicrumpet said...

What a creative and totally brilliant solution! I can't believe the transformation. It worked beautifully and now the bathroom is something you can enjoy! I bet you are tinkled "pink" with the end result...and you should be!

Sharon Kay said...

Oh wow..........Ilove what you have done with the bathroom, you could go on HGTV with this wonderful makeover. I am so glad that you use your creation powers to make the room be you....Sharon K

BittersweetPunkin said...

Very clever of you! We women always find a way to "make do" if we are determined enough!

Jill said...

What a good idea! looks great!

Lisa said...

WOW! Your Bath looks great! Good Job! Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs, Lisa

Shelia said...

Morning, Sweet Kady and thank you so much for the welcome home! Oh, you've been such a busy girl while I've been away! You've changed your blog name and header - looks good! Oh, and aren't you the very most creative one! I love what you've done to hide the paper in the bathroom (mean old landlord!)I don't think I would have thought of that in a hundred years! The bathroom looks like you now!! Just love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)