Finale Bathroom Reveal

March 3, 2014

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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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  • Anam Salimi March 3, 2014 at 1:13 am

    WOW Heather the bathroom looks so good. I’m loving the light fixtures super cute and ofcourse the cute handle beetle . Love it :)

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 1:20 am

      Oh thank you Anam! That beetle! Hehe

  • Pat Liggett March 3, 2014 at 3:58 am

    I love it all!!! You did a fabulous job!!

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Thank you Pat!!!

  • Grandmother March 3, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Wow! It looks amazing. I love it!

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      I am loving it! Thank you!

  • Grandmother March 3, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Love the colors!

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you!

  • Jenerally Informed March 3, 2014 at 7:05 am

    The beetle is awesome! Great job :)

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      :D Thank you!

  • Liz March 3, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Love the bathroom décor – gorgeous!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you Liz!

  • keya March 3, 2014 at 9:09 am

    love all your little touches, and I really love that light. Great job!

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you Keya!

  • Carrie Groneman March 3, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Your bathroom is looking amazing. I am so boring and cannot decorate to save my life. Come visit me!!!

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Carrie! Sure just tell me when!

  • Ginnie March 3, 2014 at 11:12 am

    It turned out great! The color palette is so pretty and fresh, and I love all the personal touches!

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Oh thank you Ginnie! You’re so sweet! :D

  • Joanna Pabel March 3, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Look great! I love it. Good work!

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you Joanna!

  • Jennifer @ Brave New Home March 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    So chic! The beetle is my favorite : ]

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you! Good ol’ Bertrand!

  • Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods March 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    GIRL! That is an awesome transformation. Love the coral color and Bertrand! Well done, sweet friend!

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Awww thanks Ashley…I love it, but I have to admit I am glad it’s finished! :D

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn March 3, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Oh I love the colors that you selected!

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      Oh thank you Laura that means so much! :)

  • Donovan C March 3, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Oh my word! There’s a beetle on that cabinet! That’s scary!

    • Heather March 3, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      LOL You’re hilarious! ;)

  • Jess March 4, 2014 at 9:56 am

    This turned out really cute! :)

    Thanks for co-hosting and joining the Link Up this week! :)

    • Heather March 4, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you Jess! Thanks for having me!

  • Shantalle March 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Wow! The cabinet turned out amazing! It all looks great, love the beetle :)

    • Heather March 5, 2014 at 3:18 am

      Thank you Shantalle! That is one cool beetle! :D

  • Marti March 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    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 March 5, 2014 at 3:15 am

      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

  • Aida@TheCraftingFoodie March 4, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I love the makeover! The color combination is a favorite. Looks amazing!

    • Heather March 5, 2014 at 3:16 am

      Oh thank you Aida! It means so much! :)

  • Jacqui Madsen March 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Great project Heather! I know the feeling when a project doesn’t turn out how you wanted, but this looks amazing anyway! Jacqui @ Brooke Eva

    • Heather March 5, 2014 at 3:14 am

      Thank you Jacqui!

  • leelee March 5, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Oooooh I’m in love with that bathroom light! Gorgeous! Great job on the bathroom!
    leelee @ paperbagstyling

    • Heather March 5, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you Leelee! I have been planning on upcycling that light for forever and I finally go to it!

  • Christine March 6, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Oh WOW Heather!! It looks fabulous!! Love the lighting!!! BTW, the photography is AMAZING!

    • Heather March 6, 2014 at 7:00 am

      Oh thank you Christine! I have to thank my trusty studio lights for that, that make ALL the difference in the world!

  • Katherines Corner March 6, 2014 at 7:03 am

    It looks terrific. Loving that shower curtain too. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

    • Heather March 6, 2014 at 7:05 am

      Oh thank you Katherine! Thank you for making it possible for me to share it! :D

  • Pamela March 6, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Thank you for sharing your great bathroom makeover at THT!

    • Heather March 6, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Thank you Pamela!

  • Patti March 6, 2014 at 8:41 am

    That beetle! WANT!

    • Heather March 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      I know that’s right!

  • Pam@over50feeling40 March 6, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Great job…love the colors…thanks for sharing in the Thursday Blog Hop!

    • Heather March 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you Pam!

  • Angie In My 30s March 6, 2014 at 9:15 am

    VERY COOL! i love the vintagey look because it’s not over the top. great job!

    • Heather March 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you Angie, for your very thoughtful compliment!

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  • Deborah March 7, 2014 at 7:51 am

    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 March 7, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      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!

  • D@TheShadyPorch March 8, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    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

    • Heather March 9, 2014 at 5:38 am

      Thanks D! OMG! I wish we could watch Dr. Who together! :D Thank you!

  • Pat Liggett March 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Heather you have done an outstanding job! I love all the creativity!

    • Heather March 9, 2014 at 5:37 am

      Awww thanks Peps!

  • Steph March 8, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up!!!

    • Heather March 9, 2014 at 5:36 am

      Thank you!

  • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore March 9, 2014 at 8:23 am

    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! :)

    • Heather March 10, 2014 at 1:12 am

      Absolutely Allison! I am so glad I did too, as I am so in love with it! Thank you!

  • Michele March 10, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Great pictures! Dont you love a fresh makeover? Nice job…so clean and crisp looking. Just the way a bathroom should be.

    • Heather March 10, 2014 at 4:55 am

      Oh yes! Thank you so much Michele!

  • Shannon - AKA Design / Bloggers & Brands March 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

    All that grey is wonderful!!! Thank you for linking up to the Weekend re-Treat Link party!

    • Heather March 10, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Grey!!! Thank you Shannon!

  • Mommy on Demand March 12, 2014 at 10:28 am

    LOVE IT, I love the color of the cabinet! Thanks for coming over and sharing at the Happiness is Homemade Link Party, hope to see you back Sunday morning!

    • Heather March 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you! I will be there!

  • Kim @ reposhture March 13, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    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!

    • Heather March 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Oh thank you! You bet! Most definitely you should! You too!

  • Natasha in Oz March 15, 2014 at 1:16 am

    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

    • Heather March 15, 2014 at 1:30 am

      Oh thank you Natasha! Thank you for hosting a lovely party!

  • T'onna March 16, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Cool bathroom makeover! I like the linen shades, the night light, and Bertrand. Thank you for sharing at

    • Heather March 16, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Awww thanks T’onna! Hehe Bertrand!

  • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 18, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Hi Heather! The bathroom turned out great! I love the coral cabinet with the beetle handle and the lights. Lots of unique touches. I love it!

    ~ Vashti

    • Heather March 19, 2014 at 5:32 am

      Thank you Vashti!