Sunday, May 3, 2009

Weekend Project Gone Awry

I had hoped to post pictures of our weekend project which was painting the porch and fixing the side of the house. However, a torrential downpour has messed up my painted stripes so I will have to do some touching up first. Ahhhh! I know everyone loves before and afters so here are just a few pictures from a big project, our bathroom. This is what it looked like when we moved in.Notice the horrible vanity, eye sore light fixtures, ugly floor (these pictures really don't show the awfulness of it) and the textured walls (NOT in a good way).

It took a long time but we changed the vanity, scraped the walls, changed the light fixture, painted the floor (I would love to replace it but that is not in the cards right now).
I first saw the light in DWR for $2,000 and I told my husband, "I love this light and you are going to hate it but since it is $2,000 you don't have to worry about me getting it". The very next day I saw it in Z Gallerie for $300, I was destined to have it. I usually don't go for copy cats but when you have just moved into a new home the budget is tight. A few years later my husband likes it too.
Pictures on the wall are places we have been that really meant al ot to us.
I will try to get some more pictures of both the before and afters. Have a great Monday!

19 comments:

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

wow! i love the grey/blue color you used. and that floor...how smart and efficient to paint to tile. and it goes without saying-that light fixture is killer!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Beautiful! I love the painted floors. I thought it was tile! The mirror is fab as well and I love love love the artwork. I always find it so hard to find perfect artwork for a bathroom and those look great. I like that you added a little line with a description of the local.

Amy said...

great job! i didn't know you could paint floor tile in a bathroom- what kind of paint did you use??

Jennifer said...

great before and after!

now tell me more about painting those tile floors ...

LindsB said...

That light fixture is great- It adds so much romance to the bathroom! And the blue/grey color is beautiful, what a great before and after!!

PS- I LOVED your interview with Camila, you have such a fun job, I am jealous!!

Rachel said...

This is an amazing transformation!!

Can you shed some light on how you painted the floors??

Blueprint Bliss said...

Looks so great. you know I love before and afters.

Sweet Nothings said...

i failed at my project this weekend and all it was was a wall decal...:( now i need to order anothre one and hope my dad can do it..but i have a BIG project in the works on saturday!

Pink Wallpaper said...

wow, the floors look great painted...

Haven and Home said...

Painted floors are a much easier (although not perfect) fix to floors. My floor is some horrible ceramic tile from who knows when. For this floor I went to Benjamin Moore and told them I wanted to paint my bathroom floor, but I wanted to pick out the specific color. I can't remember exactly what they gave me, I have looked for the can, but it is a porch paint that you can tint to match any of their colors.

I have also been looking into painting a client's kitchen floor lately and the other day when I was at Sherwin Williams they said they had a primer for ceramic and porcelain tiles they use and then they cover that with a floor paint and they too can match any color.

**Be warned, this weekend when I painted my porch I went to Lowe's (which I have vowed so many times to not buy paint from there but I did it again-this is the last time) and they gave me porch paint that was "no slip" so it is textured. Fine for my actual floor but if I had used this inside it would have been a disaster!

Double check you are getting a smooth finish!

I just used a brush along the edges and a roller for the rest. So, if you are looking to do this definitely go to Benjamin Moore or another reputable paint place and they can steer in the right direction!

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

Gorgeous!! I love that you painted the floors - that is just stunning!!

My Notting Hill said...

Looks terrific. Love the painted tile floor!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Outstanding! And I wouldn't change out the floors - I LOVE them - sort of Moorish pattern to the tile - very cool.
You did goooood!

Kara said...

that was some good porn! lol
so sorry the rain messed up your porch painting! pooey!!
i will be back posting as soon as my drought passes. ha ha i'm feeling a lack of inspiration on posts lately. and i have been inCREDIBLY busy with the kids. and i finally got my paddleboard a couple of weeks ago, when i stopped posting. all my free time is spent paddleboarding now. i LOVE it.
xx
Kara

Kara said...

yes, do tell about painting the tile floors. step by step love. i am a beginner.

Maria Killam said...

Amazing, I love, love, love what you've done here. and those floors, amazing! A little primer and you have new floors, how great is that!!

The Beauty File said...

looks like one door closed, but another one opened- your bathroom looks great! I love the sink and mirror and most of all, the personalized pictures. I am redoing my powder room right now and I love the idea of pics from places my husband and I have been to!

paula said...

love the faucet and of course the light fixture. It's all quite beautiful.

No.35style said...

i like your pictures on the wall..i have been wanting to do a gallery like wall of pics from places we've been for awhile now. the floor is so neat.