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Guest Bathroom Facelift - Part Two

Our Bathroom Remodel
Part Two 
(see part one here)
Promised I'd show you how we did it on a budget! 
The Cabinets
We had previously painted the cabinets 
so they had a nice base coat / primer on them.
We found oops paint at our big box store a few weeks ago and lucky for me they were just the colors I wanted. The quart sizes of semi-gloss latex were only $2.50.  Note:  I rarely buy oops paint because I've learned that unless you actually have a need for it, the cans can multiply like rabbits.  When we moved out of a previous house (after living there for 20 plus years) we had cans of oops paint running out our ears.  Sadly, some had never even been opened ":o( 
I painted all of the cabinets inside and out with the gray paint, trimmed with gold then distressed with a fine grit sandpaper for an aged look. A couple of the door inserts were painted with chalkboard paint from a previous project ... Check!
Towel Hooks
I have several old silver trays and found a couple that worked with some hooks Buzz had in his shop.  Not everyone likes this rusty, crusty look but we sure do.  I rarely ever pay more than a couple of dollars for my trays, so this look didn't cost us much at all...and it's not something you see everywhere, which also makes us happy!

Robe Hook
Buzz had picked up this door at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore shop for $1.00 thinking we might paint a sign on it, but I ended up refinishing it for bath robes instead. 

The Mirror
Buzz also found this mirror  at a thrift store for only $18.00... I was with him and gave the ok, but honestly, I wasn't really all that crazy about it. 
I painted it a cream color and didn't like it, so I then I painted it black.  Ugh!  Still not thrilled, but I'm not painting it again...ha!  I printed out a music graphic from "The Graphics Fairy" cut it in strips and decoupaged it around the edges.  Then... just to add to the craziness, Buzz had just cut some dead branches off one of our neighbors trees and I was loving all the little twigs, so I cut them and glued them into the grooves of the frame.  It adds a little character...don't ya think?!  At any is what it is...there's certainly not another one like it.  ":o)

The Table
I have had this little table since the 80s and intended to revamp it for my daughter...actually, when I started working on it, it was for her.  I was going to spray paint it after I finished stripping it ... 
however, once I got it stripped down...well, I couldn't bear to paint it.  Buzz and I both fell in love with it just the way it was.  My daughter is good with me keeping it (for now anyway)  We've already made a new plan for her accent table needs.  
The Accents!
Some of the bits and pieces you'll find on my DIY the little bottle with the French Label, and the two little bottles with book page labels.  
They're fitting right in.
The plus side of being married for 40+ years is that you have a lot of stuff...and it comes out to play in different rooms through the years.  By the way...that lovely mirror was a gift from a dear friend.  
I've always loved it!
Still to Come...
I made a bold move and painted the top of the vanity with a dark gray latex paint (that we had used on our dining room cabinets)  We're going to be replacing it anyway, so I figured why not...the GREEN was making me nuts once I had painted the cabinets gray.  I did seal the top with three coats of a satin heavy duty sealer and it's actually holding up well.  However, we will be replacing the counter top as well as the sink and faucets soon.  Hopefully, they'll come in under budget as well (we have a plan)... ":o)

We also want to do something around the tub...and have some ideas using old shutters maybe, but we'll see.  I'll definitely keep you posted.

In the mean time... have a good day, and Thank You for putting up with 
my craziness ... or should I say "Our"craziness.  
Buzz is nearly as bad as I am ... ha!  
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  1. I love it all, Geneva! You have so many original ideas and they are all creative and work well in your bath. I like the mirror! The twigs and sheet music are fabulous! Painting the top of the vanity was a brave son and his wife painted their laminate kitchen counter tops and I love how it looks! Great job!


  2. Geneva- You did a wonderful job. What creative idea and it turned out great! Nice job on the mirror,too. I hear you about the ooops paint multiplying! I think they breed when I turn the lights off- xo Diana

  3. My husband and I are both musicians, so I especially love that mirror. Maybe I will try something like that someday.

  4. You and your hubby make a great time...such innovative ideas you always have!!

  5. uhhh, I meant a great team....but then you probably have a great time together as well.

  6. Love the trays as background for the towel hooks! You did a great job! Even though it's not my style, I agree with the stripped table:)

  7. Your bathroom is wonderful-so many unique and one of a kind details that I love! The grey paint is awesome and I love your tray towel hook holders.

  8. OMG I LOVE LOVE everything about this room!! Your mirror makeover is fabulous!!

  9. Nice makeover, Geneva! I think you got a great look on a budget! Love the use of the trays. I think you lucked out with that Oops paint.

  10. What an incredible transformation - love everything about it but the hooks are ingenious!!!
    Funky Junk interiors has a Hook Party going on right now - you really should link up to that.
    Your newest follower - would love to have you follow back when you have the time!

  11. I am really diggin the tray idea. Teamwork does wonders!

  12. I love how you bathroom turned out! I really like the old trays as towel and robe holders. I will be copying that idea from you, I have several trays I haven't used yet! I love how you added added the music graphic strips to the mirror - really brought it to a new level! Love you room - beautiful rooms can be achieved on a budget! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  13. It is just lovely love the manner in which you used the trays.
    Thanks for sharing I came from 1929 Charmer.

  14. that silver tray is so clever chic!

    found you via the charm of home and hope you'll stop by and follow!



  15. I really love the silver tray hooks idea. I love love love silver pieces (mainly because it's cheap and I'm cheap), but can't always think of something fun to do with them. And that is fun!

  16. Geneva (& Buzz)~
    I just read your first post on the bathroom make-over...
    Now the details have me swooning. ;)

    That mirror-- definitely, not another one like it. I think the sheet music and the twigs make the whole thing. I like the oops! paint you used. I am like you. You can amass quite the collection if your not careful.
    I love all the hooks. You thought of everything. had me at "ON A BUDGET", Pat

  17. Oh, I love how this turned out! the silver tray as a towel hook, and wow that wood finish is so wonderful! thanks for linking up to the party!

  18. This turned out so very cute! Love the trays with the hooks! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  19. Very inspiring room makeover. I also love the trays turned into hooks. And I adore the shower curtain did you make that or purchase it?

  20. What color did you use for the walls in the bathroom?

    1. Behr Premium Plus Ultra (Home Depot) Aged Parchment UL150-10.


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