Finale Bathroom Reveal

You know those projects that are all planned out in your head, the ones that look like they came out of a magazine spread? Then you go to make that masterpiece come to life only to find yourself dealing with problems. I wouldn’t say that this whole project was filled with problems, just the vanity; just the fact that I should have tested the milk paint out on something else before putting it on the cabinetry, you know since I’d never actually used milk paint before.

Before we get started let’s see the befores shall we?
The first day after applying the milk paint I was so excited, it all went on so well the paint looked awesome. The next morning I happily got to work, mixed my paint and waited and mixed again and started painting. After it dried I came back to paint again, OH NO! There was massive amounts of crackling all over the vanity.
My heart dropped into my stomach and I wanted to cry. This is not what I had planned, not at all. Then I remembered what Allison said over at The Golden Sycamore. I sat down on the floor and just told myself: “this is why it’s ok, it’s going to teach me to let go. I can deal with this, it’s not what I had planned but I can make it work”. I had to remind myself of these things many times. As I sat there trying to figure out what to do; I remembered I had, had the space heater in the bathroom with me and after checking the FAQs on Miss Mustard Seed’s website I figured that must have been what went wrong. Upon further investigation of the FAQs I saw that I could use water based polyurethane to prevent any more chipping. YES! I wasn’t going to have to scrap it! From then on it was smooth sailing.
I used my trusty paint pen to paint up the hardware like I showed you last week, I was going to get new hardware anyways so I figured why not give it a shot. It didn’t turn out well on the escutcheons, so later when it warms up I will flip them over and spray paint them.
Oh and Bertrand we can’t forget him, he finally has a home. Don’t you just love him?
The light fixture used to have dated glass shades so I removed them and replaced them with these lovely linen shades that I got from Ballard Designs in Atlanta while visiting my cousins.
After spending far too many hours to count searching for the perfect bathroom wall shelf my parents gave me this gorgeous one few years ago for Christmas.
Last week was my little man’s birthday, I didn’t know what to get him so I made him this quote from Doctor Who on Pic Monkey: “Babe, babe, sugar, sweetheart”. We LOVE Doctor Who and this is one of our favorite lines which we say to each other all the time. I say we love Doctor Who in just about every other post.
I am in love with the matelasse shower curtain; it’s made in Portugal of 100% cotton.
And of course my pseudo gallery wall, I am not sure what I am going to put in them…I think it may be different than photos I’ve thought about it and I’m not sure I want people’s faces staring at me when I am in there. TMI? Hehe
And one of my favorite pieces from a trip to Florida: this agate nightlight. I love stones, it’s hereditary I can’t help it.
Have you heard of East Coast Creative? They’re pretty stinkin’ cool and right now they are running a contest on their site; I have entered my bathroom reveal into their link up contest, so go have a look see at my link on their site.
Well my dears, if you haven’t already head over to the link party that I am co-hosting and enter your favorite posts I can’t wait to see what you have been up to!

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  1. Marti says:

    Whaow !!! totally love your bathroom, that milk paint you had never used didn’t have anything on you. I really like the Gold handles from the awesome pen you purchased. I like the home you’ve given Bertrand he looks great on that door.

    • Heather says:

      Haha! Thanks Marti! I was so happy Little Man wasn’t afraid of Bertrand, he hates bugs something fierce…although, he did bring me a worm the other day, that was gross. LOL

  2. Deborah says:

    I hear you about wanting to sit down and cry when you work so hard on something and then it doesn’t turn out like you planned. But so often when you just roll with you get the most amazing, original pieces. Your bathroom looks great. I really love the frames and those new lamp shades are adorable! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Deborah! I am so happy that it turned out and you’re definitely right, sometimes a seeming problem can turn into something unique and original!

  3. D@TheShadyPorch says:

    Nice makeover! I love the linen shades you picked. BTW – We are BIG Dr. Who fans also…love the framed quote you made. Thanks for sharing at the Party On the Porch. Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  4. Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says:

    Thanks so much for the shootout, Heather! And you’re right about the space heater. That’s the first thing I thought of when you mentioned the crackling. I’m so glad you stuck with it and now have a beautiful, unique vanity! :)

  5. Kim @ reposhture says:

    I love that coral color and the blue beetle. What a fun detail! Thanks so much for stopping by to leave sweet comment on my kitchen makeover. After seeing this color on a vanity, I might have to re-do mine!
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Natasha in Oz says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous bathroom! I just shared this on Pinterest-those linen shades are divine!

    Thank you so much for linking up to my Say G’day Saturday post.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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