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Friday, 7 October 2011

...love-love-L-O-V-E ...

A new look to a bathroom does not have to cost a fortune...so I thought to show you how I managed to get a new look in one evening....I did this in about four hours-I started at eight in the evening and finished at midnight.( I allow myself to do this stuff only at night as I am very busy working at the Modern Country Lady home ware collection during the day and I need to stay focused !! ).
This was the before of the storage and the wall next to the bath...no idea why I painted it this colour.
I would lie in the bath and get worked up about the colour of the panelling and how horrible it all was..
And the fabric on the foorstool was also a " I have no idea what to do so this fabric might as well be on here" sort of situation. :-)
Then the door had a curtain that was too short  and- without the curtain:  glass panels .Note the drab green walls ( again ).

And the wall on which you looked at from the bath was like this:

I painted the panelling with a leftover bit of cream paint then painted the walls a bright white.
I made a curtain from an old lacey table cloth for the door .
Here is the door " before".

..and here is the door " after".

Then I tidied the storage rack and  cleaned it.
I then rescued and cleaned a fake orchid lying covered in dust from the garage and got that in for a bit of cheerful greenery.
This is the wall storage before.
This is the wall storage " after".

And underneath it the towel rack .Rescued from the dump and re-painted so zero cost!
I had 4 letters spelling out " L-O-V-E " lying around which I had  had no idea where to put. I had tried all over the house and it looked cheesy everywhere, hahaha .
I figured it would not bother me too much when I was lying in the bath and it would cheer the wall up a bit..
So this is the wall seen from the bath " before".


And this is the wall " after".

Fits in perfectly between the prints and the panelling.I guess I can deal with looking at the word " L-O-V-E" without getting too annoyed by it's slight cheesiness when I only see it from the bath.It might even give me some good and noble thoughts.
Then it was the footstool's turn.I repainted it cream and re-upholstered it with red ticking.
This was the stool before..

The cushion bit pops out so it's super simple to upholster.. Just wrap fabric around it and staple it to the back..

.. and you're done.This is the footstool after.

Here you can see the two walls together to get a bit of an idea..

And here is another and last shot..

...love-love-L-O-V-E - darling !! ... don't you ? :-))
Have a fabulous weekend!!
XOXO
Bea

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5 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

as your wall says I "love" it! and I have the same flooring in my kitchen, great taste!

Mariette said...

Dearest Bea,

You act like a whirlwind... What a difference where you have had your hand in it. Wow, you certainly got some great ideas while in that tub. Now you will enjoy it so much more as it is looking 'darling' indeed!
Enjoy your weekend. Lots of love to you and your loved ones, including the furry ones.

Mariette

Grammy Goodwill said...

I agree - it does look better. That stool looks fantastic after its makeover - as does that wall.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Darling- love the new look and love that bench with the ticking! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. Nice job on cover the little stool. All looks wonderful.