Admiring the New

Kelli over at "There's No Place Like Home" hosts a show and tell every Friday. Hop on over and see her special treasures along with links from others who participate in this fun little activity!

It's done!!! I knew exactly what I was going to show for S&T - when the shower curtain was hung - along with the pictures and the newly purchased towels. I am so excited. I have waited for my bathroom remodel to get done for longer than I care to admit. Now - I am enjoying the finished product. We still have little touch up things here and there - along with the cabinet doors getting finished and hung -but I can now shower in there - and enjoy getting ready for the day in a bathroom that looks like it was decorated in the last decade!!

Here are some 'BEFORE' shots:

(Here you can see the walls and the work needed to be done there. Oh, this pic was taken awhile ago - Zak is much older now!)


And.... here are the 'AFTER' pictures...

(The shower curtain and towels I was able to purchase with a gift certificate someone anonymously gave me for Christmas to Kohls - - so if that person reads my blog - THANKS - I LOVE the gifts!!)

(This picture is a bit blurry; but here is the sunk in cabinet my husband put into the wall - this is where the lath and plaster was in the 'before' picture - we are going to hang doors on it soon...)

(The pictures I was able to purchase at Goodwill - they had all three of them there - in three different spots - but I found them all - all together I paid $14.00 for them - more than I would normally pay at Goodwill; but I thought the colors went perfectly!)

(The flowers were given to me by a friend 5 years ago. I have never found a place where I felt they "fit"; but now they finally have a home...)

(The unplanned sink - we were going to put in a petal sink; but the one we purchased did not fit - we decided to stick with the sink that we had. I can not believe how well it matches with the curtain that I picked out! I also purchased the soap dispenser and the toothbrush holder to match the bathroom. I think they make it look like a motel bathroom.)

(Out of everything new in my bathroom I love the flooring the best. We were not going to have enough money to purchase this particular linoleum - but when we took back the sink - we were able to get the floor. I absolutely love it. I like the rug I finally found to match the curtain - it was in the kitchen rug section at Kohls. I think it look like it was made for the whole ensemble. )

Well, that's the new room in our house. I did not tell you about the $70.00 shower head that my husband was able to pick up for $12.00 - but unmistakably - this is a bathroom that was put together with a lot of sweat, a lot of good bargains, and gifts from friends. I think I like it that way. After waiting so long to get it done - I think I am enjoying it more than I would have had we hired it done - and had it finished in 48 hours!

So, if you come over for a cup of tea - see the van in the driveway and the lights on in the house - but no one is answering the door bell - just come right on in - I am probably in the bathroom just admiring the finished product.

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Thanks so much for stopping in. I am glad you did. I am hosting a giveaway and would love for you to sign up for the drawing. You can see the giveaway here - and sign up on the comments for the giveaway post. I will be drawing a winner on Tuesday morning.

Blessings,

~Martie

30 comments:

Rebecca said...

Your new bathroom is beautiful. My entire house is lathe and plaster walls. I continually tell myself all the cracks are the character of the house. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful job on your bathroom! Bravo~

Penless Thoughts said...

Lovely. I like the shade of green you are using.
Susan

Shannon, Mommy to six said...

My dh is hip deep in bathroom remodeling right now so looking at this gives me hope!

Hootin' Anni said...

What an impressive job!!! And your color scheme is so nice. Very muted and beautiful!! I love it.

My show n tell is posted. I'd love to have you visit me today. :o)

Judy said...

Love the new bathroom and especially the color.

Betty said...

Martie,
Isn't it so satisfying to finish a long desired project....you did a fabulous job. Everything matches so well.....

Thanks for visiting with me...Betty

the Weigt Family said...

Wow! What a transformation! I love your color scheme. You need to break out the bubble bath, quiet music, candles and lock yourself in there for a few hours.:) Heather

Daughter of the King said...

Wow...what a great job...everything looks so cute...and such a TOTAL LOOK....good job.....and a blessing for sure...really like your choice of colors too.
Deby

ellen b. said...

What a great transformation. It looks so put together! You all did a marvelous job. Enjoy!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your new bath looks fabulous! Doesn't it give such a sense of satisfaction to have a project completed!

Is that a yellow rose picture I see in there? Pretty!

Katherine
Yellow Rose Arbor

Muum said...

the new bathroom looks great! We are working on a similar remodel in our bathroom! The metallic w/ butterflies wallpaper is gone, don't know yet if the red sink (yes, I said RED) is staying or going this go-round! I'll post some pics when I get done. Good winter project.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Very lovely my dear! We are going to replace the tile in our bathroom with beadboard when we redo it. Some of the tile are falling off the wall, the floor is in tough shape and well, it just needs updating big time! The 1970's called and they want their vanity back! LOL!

TJ said...

I love the colors! Your husband did some great bargain hunting.

Susan said...

It's so pretty, Martie! And I agree, you probably will enjoy it so much more for the work and gifts that went into it. Love that green!

Renee's Reading Corner said...

It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Mrs.T said...

Beautiful! It is so nice when everything comes together so nicely and so inexpensively as this did. It's always such a blessing to be reminded how God cares about the details in our lives.

Sharon said...

Your bathroom is so lovely!! I love the pictures you found at Goodwill!! They match so well! :-)
I plan to re-paint our main bathroom this spring and update the curtains and decorate it some. It needs it!

Mrs.B said...

It looks fantastic! Not too long ago we did a bathroom remodel and I can understand your excitement!

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Becky K. said...

I am within days of beginning the process of painting our bathroom. I have some special touches and surprises to complete that I cannot wait to see completed...if they work out the way I see them in my mind's eye.
You have inspired me to stick to my plan and git 'er done!

I love the soft green you chose to accent with. It is so soothing!

Blessings!
Becky K.

kbbryant said...

Wonderful subject for show and tell. You inspire me to tackle some of the things I need to update too.
Kathy b

Barbara H. said...

It looks wonderful! I love it when a room comes together from many different sources. To me that's a lot more interesting than just getting an ensemble somewhere.

MammyT said...

What a difference. January and February are a great time to give a facelift like that. I know you are enjoying the newness of it.
Nancy

Sharon said...

What a beautiful bathroom! You did an excellent job!

:o) Sharon

Jendi said...

It's a lovely bathroom.
Good deal on the pictures.
Glad you could get the linoleum that you liked best. What a blessing.

Lana G! said...

Beautiful! I bet you are so glad it is done and what bargain hunters you all are!

A Note From Theresa said...

lol your son is so cute, love the new bathroom. The before and after pictures really show the work you did. And it turned out great. Congrats on your new bathroom!

Kelli said...

What a transformation, Martie! Your new bathroom is just beautiful. The colors and decorations are very soothing. I love the pictures you found too!
Hugs,
Kelli

CookieSunshine said...

How exciting to have a new bathroom! It looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I like your choice of colors.
-Cookie

Elise said...

It's beautiful, and serene, and I'm very proud of you! :)