Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Going Backwards: Bedroom and Bath Before and After

I'm taking a shortcut here and reposting something from our family blog in September of 2009 since we don't have any big projects going on right now. It is exactly the same and we still love the changes! On a side note: while reading through it I noticed I had been "waiting on the hubby to paint" and remembered I was preggers with #3 for most of this little update..and now she is almost 15 months old!  Time flies!

Really there is nothing huge about this little project that we

 have had going on for almost 6 months! But....we are so glad 

it's finally done and makes what felt like an apartment feel 

more like a home.


We have had the furniture for a long time now but just needed 

a "little" color on the walls, some curtains, and a few things to 

hang. I bought the stuff for the walls here and there months 

ago and a new bedspread about a year ago so this has been 

a slow transformation but it is finally basically complete and 

has a warmer feel(and when you really spread it out  like we 

did it'a almost like it cost nothing;)! I usually go a little more 

bold with colors but we think we may move in the next year or 

so so I had to play it safe. The not so bold color change still 

made a big difference:)



Not a huge change here but the curtains and a slight tint to the walls makes it much warmer!

Now on to the Bathroom Revamp

6 months ago we had ceramic tile laid(we officially retired 

from tiling after laying 1,000 sq. feet in our first house..don't 

know how people do that every day!) in our upstairs baths to 

replace the fancy linoleum that the builders put in (Thanks to 

a nice donation from the in laws!) Then we started 

painting....and Hubby was able to finally finish the painting in 

our bath two weekends ago. He painted our lovely builder 

grade oak cabinets a nice grayish color(this is my new 

favorite color! urbane bronze from sherwin williams) and this 

weekend he framed the mirror. After a few Ikea shelves a 

couple of pictures that I probably bought a year ago(not 

kidding) and replacing the cheapy plastic hand towel rings I 

think it looks and feels a ton better! I don't have any before 

pics of the bath but you can imagine, white linoleum, white 

walls, plastic towel holders, and no frame around the mirror or 

accessories. Blah.

So now pretend the before is here:

And here is the After:

Just a little side note:  I've just recently discovered I don't like 

having those fuzzy toilet lid covers around.  It just started 

looking silly to me and feeling a bit gross even though I wash 

them frequently.  It's so crazy how I just go with things for the 

longest time and then all of a sudden am like "those are 

weird" there outa here! In the past I've thought that 

bathrooms looked stark and sterile without it but do we really 

need rugs on our potties?  What is the purpose?

Anywho, I digress!

Here's another view.  

And a close up of the shelves...

The shelves were by far the best thing we did for this bath revamp. It was an easy way to make a big change with a little budget.


Pryncss Briana said... Best Blogger Tips

I think you have excellent taste, both in your home and in your dress. Good luck in your endeavor to share that with the world, it will be a prettier place because of you. :)

Also, to follow your blog, just look up at the very top, and there is a link that says "follow". Now you know. :) And knowing is half the battle!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Ha! Sadly and shortly after that first post..I realized how easy "following" was;) Thanks for you sweet words of encouragement. I am such a spaz that it should be interesting(or not so interesting;)!

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

I love how this turned out! Great work!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said... Best Blogger Tips

Like it a lot. Looks very good.

Missy in Texas said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello there. Linked over from Just a Girl's Blog. I noticed your blog is titled Hill Country Homebody. Is that "Hill Country" as in Texas Hill country? Just curious because I am always happy to find blog buddies that live in the same area.
Your house is beautiful!


Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Missy thanks fro stopping by and leaving the sweet comment. Yes we ARE neighbors in the great Texas hill country!

At The Picket Fence said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi there! It is so fun to meet new folks here in blogland and we are so thrilled that you came by and joined in the fun at our Inspiration Friday party! Your bedroom and bathroom look just GORGEOUS...calm, serene and fresh. I love the starburst mirror! And I totally agree about the rug for the potty. LOL! :-) You guys did a great job with those spaces and I hope we will get to see much more of you in the future!
P.S. Following you now!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Vanessa! Looking forward to seeing more of your great ideas!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said... Best Blogger Tips

Great room makeover! Looks so much more inviting. Thanks for linking Flaunt it Friday! :)

Jena @ Involving Color said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE how your bedroom and bath turned out! Great job! Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

Betsy said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty! And I like the 'before' picture, too! :)

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the blue wall with the sunburst mirror!... really striking :)

The Cannary's, est. 1985 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful and restful space!

Judy said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful before and after pics. I love it. I host a link party that opens each Tuesday at 8pm EST. I hope you drop by and join the party.

Lindy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your makeover. The colors and the mirror are great! Very calming look!

Lori@momsbyheart.net said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey - I found you at Stephanie Lynn's linky party. I'm a hill country homebody and blogger too =)

Becky said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for sharing!! I am wanting to redo my bedroom and bath in these colors! You have given me more ideas! My bathroom set up looks the same as yours, so may have to copy what you did above your tub....Love it! If I do, I will link back to you....thanks again!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Best Blogger Tips

Another great makeover. Thanks again for joining.

Andy Porter said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful makeover! I LOVE the blue and the way you've decorated!

Thanks for linking!

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Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgeous room! LOVE the bedding!


SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said... Best Blogger Tips

Just fab and gorgeous!

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty!! I love those lamps and that mirror over your bed bring in a nice earthy touch. I'm so glad you linked up to Roomspiration today!

lrios said... Best Blogger Tips

What is the name of the wall color? Love the way it turned out! Great job!

Jaqui Furman said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your makeovers! Could I ask where you got your shelves

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Jaqui,
The shelves are good Ol' Ikea! I'm not sure if they still carry them or not as it's been quite some time. Like 4+ years.