Wednesday, February 27, 2013

122 Kicking the 80's Out of the Guest Bathroom!

Home Sweet Home

When we bought our home, which was built in 1980, we were looking at her bones!  Location....Neighborhood...Size...2 fireplaces...screened in pool! My husband kept reminding me..."the rest we can CHANGE!"

My Visionary...My Better Half

Todd, my husband, can see the potential in spaces... he is also EXTREMELY "handy"! 

So.... for the past 10 years we have been kicking the 80's out of our Home!

Hideous Guest Bath

 

This is what we started with! Notice the Beautiful wallpaper....and the dividing wall with lattice? (That lattice was EVERYWHERE in my house!)

Pretty awful huh?

NONE of this was my creation!  We moved in and dealt with it until...we could DEAL with it NO LONGER!

Budget

This was not going to be a total demolition! We wanted to give her a major facelift...

I LOVE the tile, so we decided to keep that.

The toilet and tub were functioning fine so, in order to keep costs low, we decided to keep those as well.

Wallpaper...Wallpaper...Wallpaper

Yes, THREE layers of WALLPAPER! All fashionable in their time and place....but removing that with out destroying the walls took me a WEEK! 



Demolition

We removed the "Lattice Wall" and the drop down light fixture from above the vanity.







I'm seeing the potential already....love the openness without the wall!


Mirror and Vanity Removal







New Ceiling and Some Drywall



Some days we worked well into the night.. Luckily Todd installed the new recessed lighting.  

The recessed light above the toilet is also the exhaust fan! (It is on a switch all by itself) 


What Color????

I LOVE the tile, it's filled with tons of colors!  I wanted to pick out a shade that is  unnoticeable at first glance.  

I decided to go with Sherwin-Williams
~ Peacock Feathers ~
(third color down)


 Todd finished the ceiling...against the blue I am falling in LOVE....she's GORGEOUS!!



 Fresh white paint for the doors and molding!






New Vanity

We bought this vanity at Lowe's.  We opted for two sinks instead of only one like before.   I love vanitys that look like a piece of furniture!



We bought the mirrors in Orlando at the GREATEST Place on Earth... IKEA!!







Our next step is a new window and replace the shower/tub framing.


In the meantime...I'm Happy as a CLAM!

Tons of work...but so worth it when it's DONE...(almost)

Before/After

Let's revisit the transformation!! I'll be honest...it's painful to look at what we were living with BEFORE!!




FINALLY a guest bath...good enough for GUESTS!

Tell me what you think!! Any window suggestions?

Anyone  else kicking the 80's out of your home?

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/ ( mm / dd )
Thanks for Reading!
xoxo








122 comments:

  1. It's just beautiful. I love blue bathrooms. I would like for you to come link up at callie'scrafts.blogspot.com I'm co-hosting a Pinterest Power Party.

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    1. Thanks Callie! I just linked up! Glad that you found me!

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  2. I found you on the link up over at A Glimpse inside. Your bathroom makeover looks great. The color is so fresh looking it makes everything look fresh and clean.

    www.thesweetpeapod.blogspot.com

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    1. I appreciate your comment Danielle! It makes me smile when I go in there! When I look at the "before" pictures...I cringe! All that hard work paid off!

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  3. That vanity is stunning! Well done on the DIY work. Found you via A Glimpse Inside. If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-10/

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  4. Looks great! It's really impressive how updated the tile looks now that you've updated everything else. I love the wall colour too!

    Steph :)

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    1. I know Steph, I loved the tile but really didn't know it would look that updated until we had the vanity in there! I'm super pleased with the results! Thanks for the feedback!
      xoxo

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  5. Beautiful! And the blue goes 100% with the tiles :-)

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    1. Thank you Linda! To be honest my hubby was very concerned about the "peacock feather" color. It is BOLD! However he agreed with me (after it was painted!) Not having to replace the tile was a BIG money saver too! Plus, I just really LOVE that tile! Thanks for taking a look!

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  6. What a great transformation! It looks fantastic! And, I love the blue! Life to the full, Melissa

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  7. This updated bath turned out so beautiful! Love the shade of blue with the dark vanity - so rich and lovely! I would say all your hard work paid off in the end. It turned out amazing. I have started a new party called 'Saturday Sparks' and would love to have you link up if you get a chance.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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    1. Your comment made me smile Suzanne! Thanks for the invite! I'll link up now!
      xoxo
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. I love it when before and afters turn out as spectacular as this. Its amazing how much cleaner it all looks by opting for the crisp colors and the recessed lighting makes such a difference. Absolutely beautiful. Very nice work.

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  9. I love your new bathroom. You did an amazing job. I recently redid my bathroom in a blue and white. I kept the big mirror and framed it with a white wood frame. But I really like what you did with the Ikea mirrors. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hello Sharon ... great job ... a total new look and so fresh. Love the colors.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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    1. Thanks Audrey! I really love how it turned out! I appreciate the feedback!

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  11. LOVE it! I am so incredibly impressed! XO, Aimee

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  12. I love the transformation! And I really love those mirrors, where in the world did you get those? They are so elegant!!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Jenny! I got the mirrors at one of my all time favorite places, IKEA! I actually drive 2 1/2 hours to shop there a few times a year. I have a group of girlfriends that hop in the largest vehicle (so we can fit ALL we buy) and make it a girls day!

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  13. Love the color of the walls with the dark wood.

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  14. What an amazing transformation! You really kicked that 80's butt. The color is wonderful! It looks soooo much better without that wall and drop down vanity lighting. AND, WOW, three layers of wallpaper? That's ridiculous.

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    1. Thanks Bethany! The wall paper on top of wallpaper in this house has been unbelievable! They had it done professionally too...so now I HATE WALLPAPER! : ) Maybe someday I will like it again...
      Thanks for the compliments!!
      xoxo

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  15. yikes, that was some before! i'm loving the more open and fresh look, and love the idea with the 2 mirrors!

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    1. I know...almost was too embarrassing to share but I HAD to! I can't wait until the family room/ kitchen is ready to share...We're knocking down walls all over this house!!
      I really like the idea of two mirrors instead of one big one too! Thanks for looking!
      xoxo

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  16. I really like your new bathrm. Yes the gold shower door has to go! We have only one bathrm in our 50 yr.old home. so 2 yrs. ago we gutted it and remodeled. The contracter took the false ceiling out of the tub area and put in a curved arch going into the bathtub and one can light above the tub. We put in everything new and what a difference our small home looks. Last Dec. 2012 we finished our tiny kitchen. It is a Wow! to our home. We did put in granite counter tops. The granite is a beige with a hint of gold under tone,with lots of sparkles, black, grey, white, it is a small patterned piece. That is what I wanted so it was not so over powering the whole kitchen flow of the eye. I am now going to work on my office and the home is done. With the kitchen remodel we put new vinyle flooring, new carpet through out except the bedrms. They are hardwood and need refinished. Thank you for sharing your bathroom with us.

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    1. Wow! Sounds like you've been busy too! It's so fun when you are done and look back at the progress you made!

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  17. I like the bathrm window without any curtains. I know most homes have bamboo roll downs and They add a hint of wood to flow with your vanity. Valance I feel would date the rm again even a drape like you had dates it. Check blogs and draw ideas from there.

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    1. We are replacing the whole window. I'm thinking of one with the blinds built inside the window. I have never owned any of those and wonder how long the inside blinds last.
      I agree, putting a drape or valance would "date" the room. I like it without anything I think....becoming more minimalistic as I age! : )

      Thanks for giving me some input!!

      xoxo

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  18. Great transformation! I really love the vanity also. I am your newest follower from 'The Scoop' blog hop :)

    JUstina @ http://justinawho.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Justina! I appreciate you stopping by!
      xoxo

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  19. Bye bye blah, Hello spa! Love the blue and the beautiful vanity. Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Di! Loving the blue too...
      Thanks for taking a look!
      xoxo

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  20. Wow, what a difference! It was certainly worth changing it up and I'm glad you kept the tile. I like it too!

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    1. Thanks Marie! I love the tile too...plus we saved some $$ by keeping it!
      xoxo

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  21. GOODNESS SAKES ALIVE- I should say you kicked the 80s out with a THUD! Nicceeeee job! Love the blue you picked the the walls and the mirrors are to DIE for!

    Happy Easter Coming soon and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from Weekend Wrapup @ Tatertots & Jello linky party
    Smiles,
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    CURRENT PROJECT OF MINE AT LINKY PARTIES

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    1. Thanks so much! I appreciate the nice comments! I hope you have an awesome Easter!
      xoxo

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  22. Wow Sharon, It looks so fantastic. What an amazing transformation & I love your "80's" post title.

    Warmly, Michelle

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I appreciate you stopping by to take a look!

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  23. What a stunning transformation! I love everything about this space. Please share this on my linky party on sunday (starts sat 6pm)

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  24. Kicking the 80s out of your home! I love the title of this! My parents have done a ton a remodeling in their home but over a long period of time, so they're trying to kick the 90s out :) You are a far braver soul than I for tackling this project!

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    1. This was a baby project...wait till you see the kitchen! We knocked down a few walls! It is overwhelming at times but SO WORTH IT, (when you're done!)
      We have a few more things to finish up and I will be showcasing that! Hope you'll come back to see!
      xoxo

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  25. Amazing! WOW! Keep kicking out them 80's!

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  26. What a transformation! I love it. My favorite part: two smaller mirrors rather than one large. What a great look. *pin

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    1. Thanks Sally! Those IKEA mirrors are awesome...and inexpensive!
      Thanks for looking!
      xoxo

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  27. Bath looks great! The 80's must have been extremely profitable for the wallpaper industry, we had it everywhere too. You could try spray painting the gold door trim for a quick and inexpensive update...What do you have to loose? Looking forward to the kitchen reveal.

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    1. Thanks for the ideas...I CAN"T wait to show off the kitchen either....SOON!!
      xoxo

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  28. Sharon you did such a fabulous job! What a project! The vanity is gorgeous! Would love for you to share at the party! xo Bridgett

    http://www.osiemoats.com/2013/04/link-up-party-7.html

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  29. What an amazing transformation! That was so fun to watch the step-by-step. Dropping by from twentysomethingbows.blogspot.com. I did the Linens and the Loo Challenge too and would be so happy if you could stop by and follow my blog :) I just added you on Google Friend Connect.

    Happy day!

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    1. Thanks Ashlee. Looking at the picture of ALL the work we did makes me super happy. (and tired!) I'll hop over and see what you are up to!
      Thanks for reading!
      xoxo

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  30. This is really beautiful. You did a great job!!
    We would love it if you would share at or blog, the party is live now.
    Thanks,
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.
    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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  31. Sharon, it is lovely! What a beautiful bathroom! If you have some time, “Pin it Again” Friday (http://mylifeasrobinswife.com/2013/04/11/pin-it-again-friday-3-time-to-get-pinned/) goes live today at 3:00 PST. Please come on by to link up your SPECIFIC Pinterest Pins...others can see them and pin your great ideas on their pin boards. And, while you are here, stay awhile and pins others great ideas on your boards as well! Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Diane! I'd love to stop by and pin this project! Thanks for the invite!
      xoxo

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  32. Wow! A lot of work but so worth it ~ great transformation.
    I'm visiting you today from DIY Showoff. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    Burlap Ruffle Wreath

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    1. Thanks Megin! I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm heading your way now!
      xoxo

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  33. Wow, did you kick butt! Our master bath is stuck in the 80's too. Can you give me more info on the vanity? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Edie,
      Thanks! It is quite an improvement, right!! We purchased the vanity at Lowes - in store. I'm heading there now so I'll look and see if they still carry it!
      You can also get some awesome deals at COSTCO and BJs on a vanity, if you are a member and have a club near you.
      xoxo

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    2. Edie,
      They don't have our vanity in the store at Lowes anymore. Here is the link to the vanities you can get through COSTCO. Hope this helps!

      http://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?storeId=10301&catalogId=10701&langId=-1&keyword=vanity

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  34. thanks, did not know Costco had them.

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    1. I know. We are getting ready to gut our Master Bath so I'm keeping my eye out for good deals!
      xoxo

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  35. Sharon, your bathroom looks amazing! What a change from before - wow! Peacock Feathers was the perfect color choice. It really compliments the vanity and the existing tile so well! I'd love to feature this on my paint color blog. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested!

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  36. Sharon, I'm not sure if Google ate my last comment...so sorry if this is a duplicate :). I was just stopping by to say your bathroom looks amazing and the Peacock Feathers was the perfect color choice! I'd love to feature this on my paint color blog. You wouldn't have to do a thing, just let me know if you're interested!

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    1. Thanks Jena! I'd be honored to have you feature this post...what a compliment! You just got yourself a new fan!!
      Thanks for finding me!
      xoxo

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  37. What a transformation. Great wall color! I would love for you to come link up to my party and follow along! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2013/04/get-social-sunday_28.html

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    1. Thanks Megan! I just did!
      Glad you liked it! The wall color is amazing!
      xoxo

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    2. Thanks for linking up to my party! Hope to see you again next week!

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    1. Thanks Diana! I LOVE looking at the before pics! Such a feeling of accomplishment!

      Thanks for taking a look!
      xoxo

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  39. My what a difference! Love it! You put in so much work!

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    1. We REALLY did Genie! D.Y.I. = Tons of Work...but so thrilling when you are finished and can say, WOW, We DID That!?

      We are finishing up a HUGE reno of the kitchen/family-room and laundry Room...Can't wait to share!
      Hope you'll come back to take a look!
      xoxo

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  40. Absolutely stunning! I can't believe the difference!! I am pondering what to do with my powder room to bring it up to 2013, you've given me a lot to think about! Thanks!
    Jenna

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  41. This is so beautiful!! The transformation is AMAZING, it doesn't even look like the same room. Thank you so much for sharing this at Much Ado About Monday. We can't wait to see what you have to share with us next week!

    Jamie
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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    1. I appreciate your sweet words Jamie! Thanks for hosting!
      I'll be back!
      xoxo

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  42. Wowwww!!! that was quite a transformation! It looks very nice now! Thank you so much for stopping by and linking this up at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you there next Sunday with a new awesome creation!

    Hope you are having a lovely day

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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    1. Thrilled that you came over and took a look Cami!

      Hope you have a lovely day as well!
      xoxo

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  43. Wow! You sure did kick the 80's to the curb! It looks absolutely amazing! I love the vanity and the openness. Great job! Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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    1. I'm so excited you came by and took a look KC!

      It is SUCH an improvement!! I'm LOVING it!
      xoxo

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  44. Sharon, this is simply amazing! I love the sinks that you picked out. Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the room! This post is being featured over at Huckleberry Love today. We hope you'll stop by to grab our I Was Featured Button!

    Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day!
    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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    1. Wow! Thank you Emily! I'm honored for the feature!

      Can't wait to share how the rest of the house turns out!
      xoxo

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  45. Beautiful job Sharon! Love the vanity you picked out, and I'm jealous you have an Ikea nearby. It looks like a completely different space. Well done!

    Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie! It does look totally different...hard for me to look at the before pictures!!
      xoxo

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  46. Oh my goodness! This is amazing. You did a fantastic job. I'm in total awe of the make over after. WOW!!

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    1. Awe! Thanks Julie...it is shocking!! The before...well it was SO bad!!

      Wait till you see what we are doing to the rest of the house!!
      xoxo

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  47. Brilliant job - it looks lovely! A definite goodbye to the eighties :-)

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive. We're focused on bathroom makeovers, organisation and cleaning this week but you can also link up your fab old posts on all sorts of other topics from spring cleaning and green cleaning to housework routines and laundry, Alice@ Mums Make Lists x

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  48. Haha! Love your title!! You did a great job. I love the color! We kicked the lots of decades out of our house...there are really good old things and really bad old things. We got some of both with our house, but the bathrooms were bad, so I can totally sympathize!

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    1. Thank you for looking Kim! Glad you can sympathize with the before "wonderfulness" The after is always so uplifting!!
      xoxo

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  49. WOW! What a difference removing that wall (and the lattice!) made. It looks great and the tile looks amazing next to the blue too. Love what you've done! Can you paint the window trim? It looks SO MUCH better already :).

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    1. Thanks Meg...yes that lattice was EVERYWHERE in our house. Such an awkward fad...anyway keep following, I've got tons more 80's to kick out of here!!
      xoxo

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  50. These pictures don't even look like the same room. What a change. That is how to send the 80's back in time!
    Traci

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  51. Great job!
    You new guest bath looks fantastic and very up to date. :)

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  52. I LOVE LOVE LOVE BEFORE AND AFTERS.... That is what brought me to your post. However, once I arrived what an amazing makeover!!! Your bathroom is absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing. I know how much hard work it can be to take on a project like this and for you to take photos!!! Amazing... I love your wall color as blues are my favorite colors. Just lovely..... Hugs, Beverly

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  53. Amazing, your transformation is beautiful. I love the updated look of your bathroom. ;o)

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  54. Hi Sharon!

    Terrific remodel on the bathroom - we recently did the same thing, but it is all worth it. Love the pics of old and new - great post!

    We wanted to thank you for taking the time to share the post on BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday - just awesome! Hope to see you again and we're headed over to like you all over the place. Sharon

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  55. WOW! your transformation is amazing! Thank you for linking up at HickoryTrail

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  56. I'm stealing your decor!! LOVE IT!!! Seriously... my bathroom is laid out exactly like yours.... EXCEPT I haven't attempted to update it... I'm embarrassed to even show it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality last week! Looking forward to partying with you again tomorrow evening!

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    1. Christine you should hear me squeal as I read your comment! I am obsessed with you and your blog (in the non-stalk-ish way of course)...I am so honored to have you compliment me like this!!

      You don't think I was embarrassed to show this before...girl it was my reality, for longer than I would like to admit!

      Please steal it ALL...I'm certain I will repay the favor and steal tons of ideas from you!
      Do you have the crazy lattice?? Was that meant for privacy?? Seriously a crazy design and dusting nightmare. Had it everywhere in our house...until we started knocking down walls....
      I can't wait to share the kitchen/family room reno...just completing a few final touches and I should be ready to share!
      You just made my day...
      xoxo

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  57. Although I'm a child of the 80's, I'm a huge fan of your redo. The blue paint is gorgeous and the curvy mirrors have me envious. I'd love if you'd share at Inspire Us Thursday http://organized31.blogspot.com/2013/06/inspire-us-thursday-link-party-2.html

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    1. Thanks Susan! I'm a child of the 80's as well....but each generation has decorating hiccups! :)
      I'll head over and check out your link party!
      Thanks for the invite!
      xoxo

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  58. YEOW that's a nice space! Can you share the info on your mirror? I can't find it on Ikea's website but it's exactly what I'm looking for! Do you remember the name and what you paid for it?

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    1. Boo...I looked on Ikeas site as well and did not see it but I do know it was a in-store only item.
      I only paid around $25 for each mirror! I'll be making the 2 1/2 hour trip to Orlando this summer to visit IKEA so I'll keep my eye out and let you know!
      Sorry!
      xoxo

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  59. What an amazing transformation! Those mirrors are fabulous, great job!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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    1. Thanks Selene!
      I appreciate you stopping by to take a look!!
      xoxo

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  60. ahh:) that wallpaper is what gives it such a bad rep!

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    1. Yes...this house has ruined any love I had for wallpaper! : )
      Thanks for taking a look!
      xoxo

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  61. I love your new bathroom and I have to tell you something funny.... at least, I hope you'll think it's funny! So, it's late and I'm tired but I wanted to look at some décor blogs. I found yours from the Linky Party on the Thistlewood Farm page. I saw your first picture and I thought, "Oh no, this bathroom looks like it's straight out of the 80's. Is someone passing this off as renovated? That's hideous!" THEN I saw your picture title of "Hideous Guest Bathroom"! I scrolled down and saw all your work and then the amazing and beautiful results! Was my face red! Sorry about that! But thought I'd share my faux pas with you to hopefully give you a laugh! Your new bathroom is AMAZING!

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    1. Hi night owl Leila...I'm up late too....thanks for giving me a laugh!

      Gosh...now I wonder how many people see the first pic and click away laughing! Maybe I should add a before and after at the top!! It was totally hideous and I can't believe we EVER lived with it that way!! Truthfully we have been working hard Kicking the 80's out of this WHOLE place!! We are getting there!

      Stay tuned for the Laundry Room and Kitchen coming soon!!
      xoxo

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  62. What an amazing transformation! It looks gorgeous! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  63. Amazing reno Sharon! I love seeing projects in progress like that!! Thanks so much for linking up to support Habitat!

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