Monday, June 6, 2011

Bathroom Redesign

The Vanity!  Still needs knobs/pulls...so pretty and fresh.
I don't know whether you all remember this....

the old Vanity I found for $95  that I painted myself.
the plan I came up with for the bathroom.  Some things have changed from the plan.
Now ya'll, there were a few stressful moments with this vanity.  Starting with the Miss tint, the antique marble top that wasn't (it just wouldn't clean up like I had been told it would), and the under mount bowl size...I mean nail biting for sure.  But talk about a learning experience....I have learned an ton about things that I should think about BEFORE I jump right in...but it all worked out with problem solving and ingenuity....and a great team of people around. Some things are just worth the extra time and effort....I will happily jump through hoops to get something that I feel is worth it for my clients. They now have a unique one of a kind vanity and bathroom...and saving on the vanity allowed for a really pretty marble top.




For the most part the bathroom is finished.

Minus the knobs/pulls, backsplash, and the mirror...I just had to share. The bathroom is just so fresh and pretty now.  I just wanted to show that we have made progress...and that I really have been working on things other than my own!

I don't have befores of this bathroom, but it was a total gut job...my client loved the wallpaper that was in there before...so we got the same paper (Thibaut Saffron in Apple Blossom)  Originally, she really wanted the paper to go to the floor, but the cost of that was prohibitive, so we had a nice chair rail made, and painted the bottom white...now it is really fresh and clean looking...and I really think that it sets the green vanity off with the marble top.  Sometimes the budget makes good decisions for you (and your client), I think if it had gone to the floor it would have been overwhelming and too much.)

I was inspired by Sarah Richardson's Bathroom design....



Oh, and the kitchen.....ya'll I don't mean to toot my own horn, but it is SOOOOO pretty and QUITE the transformation...I promise to share before and after's soon.  There is just a little bit to button up.

Now we are doing all of the fun stuff, and installation will be in the next month...things off to be upholstered, drapes being fabricated, etc.  My stomach does flips with excitement.

Have a great week everyone, we are without AC...waiting and sweating until the guys get here to check it out.

8 comments:

pve design said...

I hope you can find a knob that is in the shape of a "quarte-foil" like your logo....wallpaper.
Love to see a pretty shaped mirror too.

looks great!
pve

Fran said...

Gretchen, it looks great!! So fresh and happy!! Great job!

jeana said...

Oh my I'm loving what I'm seeing right now. The green theme really draws me to relax and feel comfy. Love love the basin! :-)buy aion accounts

SHERRY HART said...

LOVE it! Beautiful job on this bath. The green vanity is fab.

A Perfect Gray said...

awesome vanity; I love it. donna

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

love the green!


Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Kathysue said...

This is one of my all time favs of Sarah's designs, I love the pop of green it is so fun and your bathroom will be just as much fun!! Kathysue

Rosa @ Flutter Flutter said...

I love how your blog and that vanity coordinate so well! ;) Just found your blog, and I'm loving it!!