I forgot to snap a picture of the cabinets before, so I snapped a quickie of the kids bathroom cabinets because they are the same ugliness (and are hitting the chopping block soon)! Do you see those light fixtures? UGH... The ones above the shower and tub were basically useless and the ones over the mirror? YIKES, they did NOTHING for one's confidence! My cabinets and drawers were in disarray, but have since been purged, organized, and prettied up!
Now, the whole space just feels complete and makes me smile. I LOVE it and my hubs hard work TOTALLY paid off...
The first thing we (ok Jason, but all of it was MY idea) did was remove, sand, primer, and paint the cabinets. We have a power sander so that was easy peasy lemon squeezey... The primer and paint took a good bit longer. I think Jason said he did 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of the black paint. He did say next time he would only do one coat of TINTED primer... He spent a whole Saturday working steadily... On Sunday, he added a final coat and touched up a few spots. The worst part was waiting for the cabinets to dry but once they were dry and rehung the room was instantly transformed! I was GIDDY!
The following weekend the hubs was back to work, this time painting the walls... I actually did help this time. I did all the tape (This is one skill I am actually good at!) and I painted those few inches by the ceiling the roller can't get at... Go me! haha!
Jason also got brushed nickle faucets, shower fixtures, towel holders, etc. We are still trying to find a Roman tub faucet we like that isn't OUTRAGEOUS, but that is proving difficult...
The room was coming along and I could not wait to add all the tiny touches that would make it my own!
***I knew I wanted cornice boards for my windows and a friend suggested making them out of foam board (Thanks Mo!!) so I began scouring the web for fabric and fell in love with Poppy Lane by Alice Kennedy. I immediately set out to order it... BUT in usual Casa de Crazy fashion, this fabric has been discontinued and I could not find enough yardage ANYWHERE! (This is my normal and THIS is why I am crazy 99.9% of the time) However, being the obsessive freak that I am, I FINALLY hunted down a wee tiny fabric shop on on the other side of the country who just happened to have enough yards and shipped it to me ASAP! LOVE!
I hunted down a tutorial in the blogosphere, and with a little help from a friend we banged these babies out in NO TIME! The best part? All I used was craft foam board, some batting, and duct tape! Yup, that's right peeps: DUCT TAPE! How cool is that? I was a bit doubtful, but they are totally sturdy and look PERFECT! (side bar: The tutorial is BEAUTIFUL! I love the shape and simplicity of her cornice board, but I felt the clean lines went better with my space)
Finally, it was time for all the fun, one of my most favorite things, SHOPPING! I found some things at Target, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and the newly opened
My BIGGEST headache? The mirrors. Who knew finding 2 simple BLACK framed mirrors would prove so difficult? I kept finding 1, BUT I needed a pair. I drove to three Targets one day on a mission, but I failed... MISERABLY! Finally, I found TWO matching mirrors, the right color AND size at Home Depot and I like them... ALOT!
My best find? Scoring some uber cool BRAND new light fixtures from our local ReStore for a fraction of the cost at Lowes or Home Depot... The ReStore has become one of my most favorite places!!
So, here is it all put together... FINALLY!
So what do you think? Any and ALL opinions much appreciated!
PS: Its all organized too, but that will be in another post for I am pictured OUT! :)