Wednesday, February 8, 2012

3/4 Bathroom Makeover

Way back in November, I mentioned  that I was updating our 3/4 bathroom.  I left you with a couple of pictures until I was done updating the space.  

The walls were a khaki color when we first moved in.  I was anxious to add some color into our home, so I hired a friend to paint the bathroom this lovely shade of green.  I knew I made a mistake the second he put the color on the wall, but I made it work and lived with the color for the last 3 years.

The main problem I had with the color besides it being the wrong shade, was that it didn't flow nicely with the rest of the house.  Of course my husband loved the color and didn't understand why I chose the color if I disliked it so much.  Needless to say I had to get the OK from him before I was able to make any changes.
Dang-it!  Since when does he have an opinion?!

I'd been planning this makeover in my mind for years.  I knew the updates would include beadboard wallpaper and a chair rail.

Our friend that helped with our cabinet makeover also installed the chair rail in the bathroom.  In hindsight it would have made wallpapering the bathroom easier if the chair rail was added after.


I love the bathroom so much more now.  The wall color is Martha Stewart's, Winter's Day matched to Behr paint.  I painted the trim and wallpaper with white paint in an eggshell/satin finish straight off the shelf.

The bathroom is small, but after the changes it seems much larger.

I love filling my home with plants.  These cacti are very low maintenance.  I've had them for years.


I purchased a small mirror for over the sink.  The original color didn't work.  I gave it a quick makeover with some oil rubbed bronze spray paint.  Everything looks black in the pictures, but it's actually o.r.b.

I updated this picture I had stored away in the garage the same way.  The frame was originally gold.


The crown moulding and the chair rail are actually door casings.

I added a small basket and ladder for additional storage.


The shower stall is small, but it's big enough for my children to use.




The bathroom opens up to the striped walls in the hallway.  The colors flow much better now. That makes me very happy!

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57 comments:

  1. Brandi the bathroom looks lovely!! I love the beadboard and the new color, although the old color wasn't bad either! I love those stripes in the hall too!!

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  2. I love the color and how well pulled together everything is! and hubbies, they just don't understand us;) I hate my living room color and my husband thinks that I have lost my mind by wanting to change it. I also hate the kitchen wall color, the bedroom, and the kitchen cabinet colors (all of which I chose, lol). I'll wear him down though;0

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  3. Love the new bathroom color! What a difference the color and beadboard makes! Great update!

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  4. I love it when you are done I need you to come and re make mines over lol

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  5. You are right, it does look bigger. What a fabulous colour. Love everything about it.

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  6. Brandi I LOVE LOVE this makeover! The wall color is so pretty and the beadboard wallpaper looks fabulous! Let's just say I love it all:)

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  7. I think it is amazing what color can do...and yes, we sweat over shades they don't understand....
    We are beginning a major bathroom reno...so I totally understand....Hope I like the color I chosen for the bathroom....
    You can watch as things get changed...www.wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com
    Great job!
    Nancy

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  8. It looks great Brandi! I love the new color, love the beadboard and all of your accessories. I had to laugh about your husband having an opinion on it. I'd think the same thing about mine. :)

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  9. You are such the professional decorator. The bathroom as well as the hallway are so sleek, love it. Great job.

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  10. Looks great Brandi! Of course, I liked the green version too! But, I agree, it looks like it flows much better with the rest of your home now and looks so relaxing and calming.

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  11. It looks great Brandi!! I liked the before, but this really does flow so much better with the home you are creating. :)

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  12. Beautiful Brandi! Sooo funny, our main floor bath has very a similar paint color and similar "crown" molding . . . and I have been planning on adding the beadboard wallpaper!! One of these day's I'll get around to posting it.

    Don't you just love that wall paper??

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  13. Hi Brandi,
    Love your bathroom the paint colors are awesome in fact I'd love to do that to my master bathroom! Love that blue with the black goes so well!
    Could you email me Brandi, I think I deleted yours by mistake.

    ♥Rondell

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  14. the colour scheme definitely flows beautifully and i love the architectural element brought in by the beadboard. beautiful job!

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  15. I like the update. It's very clean and modern.

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  16. Loving the beadboard wallpaper. So simple, but it really makes the bathroom look bigger and cleaner. Nicely done!

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  17. I am login the bead board wallpaper very nice!everything looks great!

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  18. It's a super duper makeover! Love the new color........I think you should put up a velvet rope :)

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  19. this is BEAU-TI-FUL Brandi! I love the color and the beadboard and the trim and picture and everything!!! :) What a tranquil spot you have created. :)
    xoxo

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  20. We are moving soon and my husband really wants us to buy a house instead of rent, which is great if it happens. This post alone is giving me some fresh ideas to store away! If it happens I might just pick your brain. ;)

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  21. I love it Brandi! Can you please come up to NJ and makeover my entire house?

    We actually have panelling...STILL :o\

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  22. Brandi - I love the bathroom, it looks so much larger and I love the open feeling it has! Job well done... as usual!

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  23. I'm really beginning to hate you.
    Love, m.

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  24. GORGEOUS!!! I love the color and the wainscoting!
    Great job!
    Tana

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  25. Bath looks interesting specially love the idea of ladder ... what a cute and creative touch and the little pot of plants great one...
    Hope you would like to visit me at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    With love
    Farah

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  26. Oh my goodness, I am so in love with the gray! And the cacti are perfect! So very clever to combine the gray and green. I just love it.



    Kelly

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  27. Love it , great work , love the color of paint joann

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  28. Brandi, I love love love it! That color is gorgeous! I am so looking forward to warmer weather so that we can tackle some home improvement projects around here. Everywhere I look there's something to do. Great job, sweet friend!

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  29. Great bathroom, Brandi! I love so many of the elements ... the beadboard, the ladder, the basket with the toilet paper. It all looks just lovely!

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  30. Brandi,

    The bathroom looks wonderful. Color makes such a difference. The chair rail and beadboard does make it look larger.

    Bathrooms are next on my list of things to do. I'm finishing up my 80's kitchen. I only cabinets to do before getting to those 30 year old bathrooms.

    Good job.

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  31. It's a super bathroom makeover. I did one in a very similar color -- when I saw your grey pic I did a quick little double-take -- and loved it. Trust you will, too, because it's gorgeous. Jane

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  32. The bathroom turned out so pretty and serene. Great job!

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  33. Looks great Brandi, love the color and the bead board wallpaper. I really love that ladder too!

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  34. I really love those colors! The ladder is super cute as well!

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  35. Your bathroom looks amazing! I love your color choice! I would also love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  36. It looks so elegant and I love the striped wall it opens up to! You must be so happy! I can't wait for our bathrooms to look better!

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  37. Your bathroom turned out great! I am loving the color on the wall, and all the trim just make it pop even more. Great job!

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  38. soo gorgeous!! adore the color! maybe it's me, but I didn't see anything wrong w the first color? lol

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  39. Dear Brandi,

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Thank you for stopping by.

    I love the color you chose for your bathroom, the beadboard wallpaper,sink, & how the black trim pops.

    Enjoy your day!

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  40. Love your colour choice. It's so relaxing :)

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  41. I understand why you wanted to change out the green. You never go wrong with bead board. Love it! And the color is one of my favorites. What a difference.
    I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  42. Comin' to you via Wow Us Wednesday! Looks great! I am so, so tempted to try this out in my bathroom as well. I'm just a bit of a wallpaper phobe that might need a bit of encouragement! Good job :)

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  43. The bathroom is very pretty, Brandi. Great colour, love the sink and that little ladder is adorable.

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  44. Very pretty....love the new wall color!!! I can't believe the beadboard is wallpaper!! It looks like wood :o)
    ~Des

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  45. Love the updates! The color is awesome. Great Job!!

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  46. So very beautiful! Great job. And am loving that striped hallway ...

    Linda

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  47. Stopping by from Coastal Charm, your bathroom update is so pretty. I like the bead board wallpaper and chair rail. Like the color much better and all you little touches, ladder etc. You must be pleased! How does hubby feel?

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  48. I found your blog from Coastal Charm - and you spray painted a gold frame oil rubbed bronze - hope you don't mind but I put a link on my tomorrow's post to your 3/4 bathroom post because I spray painted a gold frame white. Lovely bathroom makeover.
    Joy

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  49. This turned out AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at my party!!! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!!! Just in case you haven't entered, my giveaway for 1000 full color business cards ends tonight at midnight!!! Glad to be following you!! XO, Aimee

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  50. It's so pretty! such a calm and tranquil bathroom, I really love the little ladder, I think it ads a really nice finishing touch!

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  51. I love the bathroom. I wanted to ask what kind of tree the plant on the back of the toilet is? I have a bunch of these that I have split, propagated, and shared but have not the slightest clue of what it is, as the original was given to me. Thanks!

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  52. Hi Bea! I'm not certain, but I think it's a type of spider plant. Thank-you for stopping by! I appreciate your comment.

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  53. Beautiful transformation, Brandi! I love the new soothing/spa colors and atmosphere. And LOVE the striped hallway too! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

    Roeshel

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  54. What a great transformation! I love the color you chose along with the bead-board wall paper.

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  55. Isnt it funny how it sometimes takes us time after time to get something right? But then when you do its totally worth it! This room looks beautiful now(and identical to our downstairs bathroom...layout and everything:))
    Happy New Year!

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