9/20/09

A Mini-bath update and an Autumn Wreath.





Hey Everyone!!   I hope you all had a lovely week-end.  Again, we had gorgeous weather with highs in the mid-seventies and sunshine.  I am soaking it all up and enjoying every minute  because I know come March, I won't be a happy camper.  Today I  wanted to share a little( meaning small)  and inexpensive bathroom wall update.   My before pic of the area above the commode, very  boring and in need of some help...





I found this old mirror for $3.00 at a thrift shop.  Ugly hunter green paint needs to go.....






Two coat's of  ivory spray paint  and she's looking much better.  I also found an old gold metal shelf in a free box at a garage sale this summer.  I had set it  in our garage not sure if I would ever use it, but I thought maybe my daughter or one of her friends would.     I forgot to snap a before pic but trust me it was gold and brassy. 





A coat of primer and a coat of ivory spray paint and I have a whole new look without spending a dime.  I added a few accessories by shopping the house and ......


I hung the shelf, the mirror, a few pics and accessories from around the house. Total cost only $3.00 for the mirror, everything else came from shopping the home.  Now on to my wreath dilemma.  I wanted to use the one I made last year only add a bit more red.   Below, sorry looking  little wreath.








I added some red gingham ribbon, a few red apples, a little tin bucket and a scarecrow. 


I hung it outside next to my red door.  It still needs a little tweaking but that will come. I also need to learn how to make better bows.   I am adding on to the following blog parties today. 










Please visit our lovely hostesses Kim and Susan and be inspired!!!!   Cindy

33 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy! Your bath looks simply wonderful! Good job! And the wreath? Perfect!

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  2. I loved "re-doing" bargains like that wreath...it's so fun to do something with stuff found in the garage and shed! Good job....looking good at your "cottage". :)
    Happy Fall from Houston!

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  3. Great Job on the remake of the bath. That mirro looks great! Yes, better enjoy that weather while you can!!!! We have opposite problems. The warm & cold of it!!!! Have a great week.

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  4. Hi Cindy! Love the bathroom re-do! What a difference for such a small price! I have been cleaning and have gotten behind on my blogging, so I scrolled down to take a peek! I can't believe you had cranes! I think your property should be made a national wildlife refuge. I love your mom's pretty tablescape! I couldn't help but notice the wonderful spinning wheel, too! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  5. amazing what a little paint can do! You mini makeover looks great!

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  6. Hi Cindy. Your makeover looks marvelous! Love your little shelf and that mirror! The frame turned out so pretty painted ivory. I love your shower curtain too! Oh, I love to take a long soak in the tub and admire all your prettiness.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Wonderful transformation, Cindy. I love how you added some pop to your fall wreath also. Quite a good eye ya have there.

    Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. I know ours is closing in on us. Have a greatly blessed week!!!

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  8. Hey I like it! Isnt it amazing how such small changes can make such a big difference. I bought a magazine today called Beautiful Bathrooms and came home and fell into dreamland. I'm now attempting to do what you did...redo my tiny bathroom...buts its our master bath so I want to get very creative and create a serene, restful feeling.

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  9. Your makeover looks really good and you can't beat that cost! My bathroom needs a major makeover. It's bad. Hugs

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  10. You have a gentle touch in decorating that warms your home!
    Very nice,
    d

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  11. Hi Cindy! Your bath looks wonderful...It all turned out so cute...
    xoxo
    Julie

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  12. Hi Cindy !
    I love the new look - it fits right in !
    Love the wreath and that red door is great ! Makes me want a red door......
    Kammy

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  13. Very nice...it feel good to be creative doesn't it..I think it satisfies a in our souls. I love to shop within the walls of my own home too, everything is new again! Good job :D

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  14. Love the look of the bathroom. The mirror and shelf are both just wonderful, and I love the pretty vignette you created. Your wreath is gorgeous too. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  15. Hi Cindy, I love your bathroom redo. so cute and homey. Your wreath is adorable. I love the view into your back door. So welcoming.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  16. The pitcher with the leaf on it is so pretty!

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  17. Fantastic job Cindy! Thanks for sharing! Artie (Niartist) Color Outside the Lines Blog

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  18. What a pretty bathroom and just love your fall decor!

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  19. I love what you did in your bathroom! Very pretty shower curtain too!

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  20. Your bathroom is so pretty... I was loving the "before" picture, thinking it was the "after" pictre. Then I realized you had changed it...LOL. I love both pictures!!! Your wreath is pretty beside your red door.

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  21. Wonderful post, Cindy! I love the shot of the wreath on the stone wall, with the red door and basket of mums. So pretty!

    The mirror redo is fabulous. Looks beautiful in the bath!

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  22. Hi Girlfriend...

    Just read your sweet note and had to come right over! Girl, you always make my day with your uplifting and generous compliments...thank you!!!

    Ohhh...I loved this bath metamorphosis!!! First of all, just have to say that that embroidered shower curtain is gorgeous!!! I love it!!! And I love that pretty frenchy frame...it looks fabulous with the mirror! I love your little metal wall shelf too...love how you accessorized it! That pretty tall, lime green watering can just makes it!!! Beautiful bath, Girlfriend!!!

    I also love what you did with your autumn wreath...adding more of the red color to it with those pretty red apples...gorgeous!!! Love the red and white gingham ribbon too...it just makes the wreath!!! It looks fabulous just outside your door...hanging above that beautiful basket full of red mums!!! Great job, Darlin'!!!

    Girlfriend, we had a cold front blow in last night. It's raining and only getting up to 53 today...can you believe it? It's supposed to be this way all week...it's pretty chilly!!! Last night it dropped down into the high 30's...you know what that means...frost will be here soon! I was hoping for more of those moderate 70's for awhile...maybe it'll warm back up next week!

    Well Darlin'...I really enjoyed this post and getting to see more of your beautiful home!!! Have a marvelous Monday and I'll talk with you later...

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  23. This is fabulous..I love your bath and the mirror is perfect for that spot.
    Love your red door, wreath and the mums...ummmm!!
    xo bj

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  24. Charming bath & cute wreath. Love the mirror redo!

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  25. Your bathroom looks beautiful!
    Love the mirror!!

    Alyshia

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  26. Cute wreath! I love the little bucket you added. I also really like your bathroom redo. The mirror is so pretty in there. Great shower curtain too!

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  27. The bathroom makeover looks great~ I love how the mirror turned out.

    The wreath makeover is very cute, and it looks so good over the basket of mums. The wooden box under the basket of mums is a very nice touch.

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  28. Enjoyed popping in. Beautiful!!

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  29. Lovely bathroom update... looks great!

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  30. Cindy, Just wanted to say thank you for your kind comments on my post today. Your bath transformation is simple but oh so cute. Amazing what a simple coat of paint will do for a mirror and a shelf! I like that color. And adding to your little wreath certainly perked it up! It looks quite nice above your bushel basket of mums. Great color, btw. hugs, Sue

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  31. Your bathroom is beautiful! The mirror transformation was great and I love the sweet floral shower curtain!

    Great wreath, too! ~Rhonda :)

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  32. Very pretty! I love what you did to the mirror. Very pretty bathroom. Pretty wreath too!
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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