Monday, July 23, 2012

Remodeling Surprise


The true joy in blogging comes when I creatively inspire others.  I was recently honored to receive an email from Omar, commending the work we had done in our kitchen.  Omar mentioned that he loved the look of the cabinets and would like to replicate.  His wife was out of the country for 30 days on a mission trip.  While she was gone, Omar worked hard to surprise his wife with a complete remodel of their master suite.  How sweet is that!  Needless to say, she loved it!  His wife returned home to her own personal resort after sleeping in bunkers in Africa for 30 days.  After tirelessly working on his wife's surprise, I am excited to share with you Omar's before and after pictures.

Before pictures of the bathroom vanity-

The cabinets are very similar to what was in our kitchen before of we updated them with moulding.

Omar started by lifting the vanity off the ground and adding legs.

He used recycled wood and bead board wall paper to create raised door panels from the flat Formica doors.  He removed the Formica counter top and replaced it with recycled wood from a locally closed restaurant.

Both sinks were reused instead of being sent to the waste dump.

The doors from the cabinets were removed and replaced with wicker baskets to hold personal items.

The ladder was made from recycled ballet bars from a closed dance studio.  Omar purchased a valet chair at a local garage sale for $5 and reupholstered it in a beautiful coral print fabric.

The large eight foot long mirror was left in place, but divided to look like two separate mirrors.

The shelf, made from reclaimed wood is perfect for creating additional storage space.  You can never have too much storage space in the bathroom!

Before pictures of the bedroom-

The first daunting task was to repaint all the wood trim to white and prime the red walls.

The walls were painted a light yellow to give the room a much brighter look.

I love the basket filled with antlers and his wife's jewelry.

The candle sticks on top of the tall dresser were repainted thrift store finds.

The shelf above the bed was also a thrift store find adorned with the couple's initials, hand wrapped with jute twine.

The window shutters were cleverly made from old louvered closet doors found at the thrift store.

Old frames are abundant in thrift stores.  I love the empty frames grouped together on the wall.

Beautiful work, Omar!  You did an amazing job.  Thank you again for allowing me to share your lovely home.

* A special thanks to Design Sponge for featuring Omar's remodel.

63 comments:

  1. He did a fantastic job! I'm dying over that bathroom. And the bedroom looks like a dream.
    Bye Bye patch-work quilt!
    m.

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  2. that bathroom makeover is just amazing! I love the way he changed the big mirror- our bathroom has that same big mirror and it sure gives me a good idea.
    I can only imagine how happy and surprised Omar's wife was to come to home to this amazing makeover.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! What a great suprise to come home to!

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  4. I just came across your blog and I "LOVE" it :D
    You are welcome to visit my humble blog :)
    xxx
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow! He did a outstanding job. His wife had to be excited and touched by the beautiful transformation.
    I am not sure how my husband would surprise me with a home makeover but I have a feeling black vinyl furniture with chrome and glass tables would possibly be in the decor..

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  6. Wow, now that's my kinda hubby! He did an amazing job. The bathroom looks beautiful, love it all. Great repurposing too.

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  7. How gorgeous is that bath!
    Sherry

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  8. Absolutely Wonderful! Omar did a great job. Two thumbs up and a standing ovation to such a thoughtful man.

    Thanks for sharing his great work.

    Have a wonderful week

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  9. Hi Brandi ,

    Your house looks Neat and Rich

    including your bath room :)))

    Have a Nice days Dear!!!

    www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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  10. Can you say lucky lady to have such a thoughtful hubby. What a makeover. I love the shelf that separates their sides of the sink.

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  11. wow,
    What a loving and fantastic thing to do for his wife! Both room turned out simply fantastic!
    dee dee

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  12. Wow! Your bathroom and bedroom look great! I esp love the new bathroom. Your colors and the little extras you added to the bathroom cabinets really made a big difference!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! I'm in awe! This man is very clever! Now, I'm super duper jealous! :)

    Returning the visit from Pibbles & Me and subscribing! Great to meet you! :)

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  14. I'm so impressed by this! The bathroom especially! Omar's wife is a lucky lady. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Are you kidding me??!!! Stunning! He has one lucky wife!!

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  16. I'm in love with the bathroom!
    What a sweet, hardworking man to do all that for his wife.

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  17. What a thoughtful guy and what a wonderful transformation! Omar is so talented and skilled and created a beautiful bathroom and bedroom!

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  18. do you know how durable is the beadboard wallpaper on cabinets? I wanted to do this on our cabinets, but I am afraid it won't last long. (we have 1 small child, 1 toddler and a baby crawler). thanks! looks great!

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  19. He did such a great job! LOVE that bathroom!

    xoxo,
    Amanda

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  20. Omar, ROCKED it! I love that bathroom!

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  21. What an amazing labor of love! Beautiful.
    Mary Alice

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  22. Oh, my gosh...what a transformation! Omar, you are so talented...and your wife must have been thrilled! Thanks for sharing this with us, Brandi!

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  23. Okay ladies - what do you say we make Omar HUSBAND OF THE YEAR!?

    What a lovely thing to do - and beautifully!

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  24. OH wow!!! It looks amazing!!!! Great job hubby!

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  25. Hello Brandi, I was very happy to see you in my comments. I am now following your blog and hoping to develop a blogging friendship. I also love sharing ideas . . . there is gold everywhere I look and especially in this post. Not only do we get to hear about this charming and loving husband, but we get to see the fruits of his labor. I imagine that his wife is still on cloud nine every-time she walks into that gorgeous bathroom. Doesn't it feel marvelous that you inspired this?


    Thanks for taking my little vintage trailer tour. Yes, they are cute as a button, inside and out. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour. Have a marvelous week. I hope to hear from you again, soon. Lots of love, Connie :)

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  26. Oh my goodness, Omar did such a fantastic job. I know his wife was super surprised and amazed at this massive project. I'm glad he allowed you to share it!

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I'm definitely following yours - it's so amazing and right up my alley!

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  27. That is the sweetest! What a great guy to do that for his wife! I love your blog and I am so glad I found it.. I am your newest follower! I could love for you to check out mine if you ever have a chance!

    -Peggy

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  28. Omar's decorating rocks especially the bathroom cabinet! Hope he see how we all appreciate his mad skills!

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  29. I would LOVE a surprise like that!! He did an amazing job; that bathroom looks like something from HGTV- I love it!!

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  30. Wow, what a sweet story and what a great job he did. Thanks for sharing this at Wow.

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  31. Wow! I'm drooling over his bathroom! So impressed! And how sweet of a story is that?!?!

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  32. Wow! I'd love to come home from a trip to something like that, talk about being rewarded for good deeds:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  33. Wow! What an awesome and loving thing to do for his wife. You can tell he had her in mind with every decision. And if I'm not mistaken, he changed the glass door in the bathroom also! I'm so happy for both of them. : ) Thanks for sharing Brandi.
    Barbe

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  34. My jaw is on the floor. This is GORGEOUS!! awesome job Omar! Now I'm off to hunt down *your* bathroom pics!

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  35. Wow, this is so pretty!! I am hosting a giveaway. A chance to win a 50 dollar gift card to HomeGoods. Do drop by and enter :)Thanks Anu

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  36. saw this on design sponge. what a great makeover! i really love the shutters too. we have old shutters from our laundry room but need to work on making them fit our windows. great job!!

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  37. I bet his wife was so surprised. What a wonderful unexpected gift that took some time but was straight from the heart!

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  38. Wow! Go Omar! Very impressive! Love it all! Visiting from Today's Creative Blog.

    Allison

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  39. What a sweet husband. It looks amazing!! I love it.
    Katie

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  40. Stunning! Our bathroom vanity area looks so similiar and to know that I could create such a dramatic change is awesome! Great job!!

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  41. Wow! LOVE the paint color and the reclaimed wood!! Fabulous makeover!!
    Amanda

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the countertop, and the mirrors. Megan

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  43. So beautiful, The transformed vanity is my favorite!

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  44. That is absolutely gorgeous! I found you from Show and Tell Saturdays, and I'm glad I did. I've been toying with the idea of repurposing some furniture and I've been looking for for blogs to follow on this subject!

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  45. He did a great job! And what a wonderful surprize for his wife.

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  46. Now that man has some amazing design sense and possibly has been taking notes from some of the design shows on HGTV!!!

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  47. What an awesome bathroom transformation! Is Omar available for rent? My hubby would be hesitant to handle such a project, especially the miter cuts on the cabinets. He's not much of a carpenter, but he loves to repair cars! lol Thanks for sharing!

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  49. I am absolutely blown away. Not only did he create such beautiful spaces (I can't believe the transformation!!!); but, the idea of him doing that for his wife while she was away touches my heart in a huge way. What a great guy!

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  50. Omar's the man!!! He did an awesome job in both rooms!! I LOVE the vanity transformation!

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  51. There is so much to pin here; I don't know where to start! Omar has quite the eye! I am definitely going to use his pics when I tackle my bathroom. LOVELY!! (visiting from TDC)

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  52. I want my husband to surprise me like that! The bathroom is beautiful. I love the countertop.

    If you get a chance I would love for you to link up this reveal and perhaps your kitchen at my Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/08/pintastic-monday-link-party-3.html

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  53. Wow. I am speechless. That bathroom is insane and I personally adore how much love and recycled materials went into creating such beauty. Thanks so much for posting!! <3

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  54. Omar should get the husband-of-the-decade award - what a great job he did! And not to enforce gender stereotypes, but for a man he has exquisite taste in colors! I really love the bathroom =) xo Anja

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  55. Talk about a bathroom transformation! Wow! Love it! I'd love for you to share it at my linky party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. It's every Tuesday. Hope you can stop by!
    Leslie

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  56. Wow! What an amazing transformation!!!

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  57. I LOVE THIS! Your before bathroom is mine and I've been LONGING to redecorate! So going to borrow some of your ideas! :)

    Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation
    http://newequus.wordpress.com

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  58. AH-Mazing transformation!! Love it! Now I have to snoop some more ;o)

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  59. Excellent work.... Its very pleasure to come home!!

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