Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tour of the pot-tay.

I thought a break from our regularly scheduled programming (that would be Christmas craft hysteria) would be good. I realized the other day I never posted final pictures of my powder room redo.

You can see the before there -- I definitely needed a change. Chocolate brown was the answer, and of course...molding. (Obsessed, I tell ya!!) I added the crown, the chair rail and the squares. The chair rail is not the right height, but I had to put it at the same height as my original chair rail. Which was my first stab at molding, four long years ago, so let's just say, it was not good.









I painted the ceiling brown as well, because I wanted the molding to POP. It worked. Love it. I put a coat of shimmer paint over the brown. Love it more.







These are raised off the wall. Can I tell you how much professional faux painters will charge you to do these? Let's just say a lot. I mean, fall off your seat, A LOT. I will do a tutorial to show you how easy they are soon...






I showed you this here:




But I need something over the toilet. Ugh, that word is just yuck. Toilet. Let's say potty. OK, not much better. Anyhoo, I found the shelf at Hobby Lobby, the rocks at Pier 1, and the candles at Target:




The candles needed something, so I found these rub ons at Micheal's and it added the little flair I wanted. But now I can never light these. Brilliant:




I use a flower pot as a trash can. Just the look I wanted and have you seen how much trash cans cost???



I changed out just about everything in this room:






The mirror was chipped and was a deal at Homegoods for $12. Painted it with my bronze paint, and tadaaaa:



Shhhh...this is where I keep the magazines. I know you have magazines in your bathroom!!! Don't lie!





I want to change out the faucet too...but I'm worrying that it's getting a little too bronzey/brown in there. I thought of adding pop of color somewhere but I also really like just the brown and white. I guess it will evolve like everything in our house!

Have you seen my blinkey and button for my upcoming events?? I LOVE THEM!! Aimee over here made for me -- she freakin' rocks. I have been talking to numerous places for weeks about making them and she did exactly what I wanted in a DAY. Love her. Go see her. And copy them into your blog if you want! Fun. I have some more shout outs to share tomorrow.


P.S. Oh, and I have attempted two of my millions of projects and they both failed miserably. I suck. I need to get my mojo back. A trip to Hobby Lobby is needed, STAT!

75 comments:

  1. ABSOLUTELY GORGOUS! I love it and all of the detail! Super classy looking.

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  2. Wow - this looks totally amazing. I LUV molding too it can really just make a space can't it? I love all the details you added. Great job. I too hate the word TOILET - blah - I am a designer we call them lavatories. But then on the Floor plan we just put "Toilet Room....my main concern is when the word urinal has to be said - there is NO word I avoid more. Even typing it made me cringe. I am sure you just cringed when you read it. How can you not? Ugh.

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  3. You can totally light those candles... just let them burn down enough to add a tealight into them and from then on burn the tealight. When its done, pull out the little metal part from the tealight and add another one. :)

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  4. oh wow- I wish I had the talent! I love your blog! you can come by mine sometime but is nothing like yours!

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  5. You are so talented! I LOVE this!

    Where on earth did you find those steps? I love a multi-tasker, but there's no way they'd fit in my bathroom.

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  6. I totally love your style and can't wait to have a house to do make overs! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love this bathroom! I especially love the molding & the flower pot pretending to be a trash can. So cute!

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  8. Love the chocolate brown! Whenever I am working with someone who is afraid of color I suggest that we do the powder room in something they would normally never choose, I like to do the ceiling in these little spaces too. I have done a lot of red powder rooms and even a beautiful eggplant...no one has ever regretted it...yet!

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  9. Oh my gosh I love your bathroom! The brown with the molding just pops. I am so excited to see how you did the stencils! I am having a love affair with brown, now you made me obsessed! Great job!

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  10. Wow, your bathroom is amazing...you are one talented lady.

    Stop over to visit me some time!

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  11. GOSH ITS BEAUTIFUL!!!! I want my own house WAAAAAAAH!!!!!

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  12. How funny...My powder room is the same color AND I also painted the ceiling AND I also use a flower pot for the garbage can!!! Maybe we're long lost sisters. :) I think I might steal your molding idea though.

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  13. Chocolicious! Can't wait to see more projects! I linked you the other day in my post. My pile of receipts looked oh so similar to yours. Love me some TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Ross, and Marshalls.

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  14. Oooo I love it. And thanks so much for sharing a room painted BROWN. I am hoping to paint our powder room a shade of brown, probably not such a pure brown and was a little scared. First I need to get a new light fixture and towel holder. Did you have one of those large mirrors that is glued to the wall? I have one but would like to get rid of it and put a framed one up. I wonder if it is hard to pull that baby off? I am looking forward to the tute on the raised painted stencil things. And I wanted to put a shelf above the toilet too, but I like what you did better than what I even had in mind! And the waste basket, what a great idea! Why didn't I think of that? I already used a cute pail in our kids bathroom for a waste can to add to a kind of nautical theme. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I now have the guts to do this...

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  15. Love the brown! I love the corner helpers even more. I think I'm going to make hubby use them to finish the trim in our bathroom. Mitered corners are not his "thing"

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  16. I think I died and went to chocolate brown bathroom heaven. This is GORGEOUS! We are hoping to redo our bathroom this spring and I've been looking for all kinds of inspiration. Awhile back I wanted chocolate brown...but wasn't sure if I could pull it off bc the walls/hallways and a couple of rooms are a darker taupey brown...almost grayish brown. I wondered if it would all be too much. You have shown me how GORGEOUS it can all be. You should really pat yourself on the back!!!!

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  17. Just love it! My bathroom is that color..exactly!! I love it with the white! Just beautiful!
    -sandy toes

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  18. LOVE IT! AMAZING!!! You just gave me some ideas on how to complete our master bath decor! Thanks!! BTW-LOVE the "S" you ade out of greenery! Super cute idea!

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  19. Love your bathroom, our bedroom is chocolate brown with white trim and we love it, so warm and cozy. Could you tell me what you used to go over the paint to make it shimmer. Also, do you know how they do those fancy ceilings? I can't remember what they call it, crows feet or something like that. Thanks for your help.

    Peggy

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  20. I am speechless. It is stunning. Can I borrow you?

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  21. Looks great and light those candles girl! Great job!

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  22. Love your new Pot-tay!!

    Very nice.

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  23. Hmmmmmm you have got me thinking!!! Yep, seeing as I have a room this exact color (I don't know what to call the room, it used to be a living room, now we just pass through it. Lets call it the pass through room) anywhooo, I could so totally do this in there.

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  24. I love it! It looks like a high-end hotel bathroom. The brown and white is classic. I can't wait to see the tutorial!

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  25. Love the chocolate brown - I recently redid my laundry room in chocolate brown and peanut butter with malted milk balls - check out my blog! Yummy candy colors!

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  26. Okay little Missy, where have you been all my life? You have some fabulous ideas on your blog. I'm off to scout out the rest of your blog.

    It's so nice to meet you. :-)

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  27. Isn't it kinda funny that we have to buy rocks? I bet 100 years ago, they'd never have dreamed we'd by and decorate with rocks.

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  28. Gorgeous, I love that rug. You did a great job!

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  29. OMG!!! Seriously beautiful! I am so impressed! This bathroom looks like you spent a lot on it, but I know you probably didn't because, hey, you are Miss Thrifty Decor Chick! I just read Monday's post and you had me laughing. I can so relate to going to Hobby Lobby so much. I am almost embarrassed because I know the employees talk about me wondering why I'm not working or how they think I don't have a life other than buying stuff from them. I know the inventory more than they do I'll bet! Can't wait to see your finished projects!

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  30. I just found your blog and wanted you to know that it is my new FAVORITE! You are beyond talented and I love, love, love your style! I can't wait to read more posts!

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  31. I LOVE the molding - it looks awesome - even around the light swithch - brilliant!

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  32. I love, love your bathroom. I love the raised paint. I would love to try to do this. You always do such a great job.

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  33. I LOVE the pot-tay room. My bathroom is the same color and I get to totally redo everything in there soon! Good things DID come from hurricane Gustav (I'm trying to see the bright side). OH, I'm excited now! Lovely!

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  34. Totally Gorg! I painted an accent wall in my dining room "melted chocolate" and the other walls are "malted milk" Love, love, love it!!

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  35. omg I LOVE your bathroom!!! It came out great! I much prefer it to the before pics, myself.

    I have an award for you over on my blog, if you want to come by and snag it sometime! :D

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  36. Your bathroom is seriously stunning, gorgeous I tell you! Can't wait to see how to do those stencil thingies.

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  37. I love the pot-tay room!!! The molding is spectacular... I can't believe you did yourself. Molding scares me... :)

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  38. ohmigoodness. This is my first time to visit your site. And I've realized I think I need you to come live with me and redo my whole house. You. are. amazing! :-)

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  39. Love your blog and what a gorgeous bathroom!

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  40. Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh...love it...but what I really want to know is did you do the crown molding around the light switch or is that all pre-fabbed? I need one of those in my bathroom due to some chipped wall. Tell me your secrets. Oh and were you aware you have word verification on? Maybe you are and that was on purpose but you can take it off in your settings. Just an FYI...LOVE THE BATHROOM! We are going to get together one day so I can learn your molding secrets.

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  41. Nancy P in PortlandNovember 13, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Oh you must light the candles! Even if for a short amount of time so it can have that comfy cozy look. Not that it doesn't already. Oh dear, I hope you know what I mean.. LOL

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  42. this is the nicest pot-tay I've ever seen!

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  43. Very cozy looking... I love all your little details. Yes, molding is wonderful!! You are awesome!!!I sent your necklace off yesterday. Expect it very soon. Thanks again for your order.
    Leslie

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  44. Very cute! I really like that rug. Nice job with the makeover.

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  45. What color is the paint? Do you mind sharing?

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  46. What a beautiful bathroom! I love the little accents on the wall!

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  47. I cannot wait for your tutorial. Your bathroom is gorgeous!

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  48. Oh my! What a beautiful, beautiful bathroom. Great job!

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  49. You all know how to make a girl feel REALLY good about herself. I can't thank you enough. :)

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  50. Wow,Wow,Wow!!! I absolutely love it! And the white does pop. It's very inspiring.

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  51. WOW - it looks amazing!!! you did an outstanding job with the whole room!

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  52. OH, my! How wonderful. I need to check here more often to be motivated to actually do some of the decor dreams in my head. :-)

    Dixie

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  53. I love the bathroom - ours is the same shade of brown, but it needs more accessories!! Where did you find the rug - I love it!

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  54. It looks great. I love the colors and molding. My favorite part might be the ceiling though! It is awesome!

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  55. WOW! you did an amazing job!! Love the ceiling and the designs around the bottom of the wall. Just Beautiful!!! Kristen

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  56. Wow, that's amazing. I absolutely hate the color brown anywhere in my house, but this bathroom is GORGEOUS! :) And then I get to reading further into your blog and see how totally CRAFTY you are. That is my kind of blog! I'll be marking you in my faves and will be back soon! LOL

    Corinna www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  57. Is it weird that out of all those beautiful items in all those beautiful pictures, my absolute favorite thing was the light switch plate? :) I loved the trim on it! Gorgeous pics.

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  58. Girlfriend...you are freakin awesome! I've been catching up on your previous posts that I missed. I could stay here forever. I can totally relate about all the fab ideas being posted around blogland...I CANNOT STOP...I MUST craft! Thanks for the wicked awesome ideas. I am super excited to try that monogrammed wreath. I could not think of a way to copy the one on Kimba's blog, but yours is SOOOOOO do-able!

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  59. This room is beautiful! I just painted my formal dining room chocolate brown with all white furn. and touches of PINK! I just posted pics but the lighting is horrible since it was a cloudy day so hopefully i can update them as soon as I finish...

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  60. i love the color! it goes great with the white!

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  61. Absolutely beautiful room! You gave me an idea of what to do with my powder room as well!

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  62. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Love the color!!

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  63. AWESOME!! Love how it all turned out- thanks for sharing!!

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  64. Beeee-utiful!!! Just found your site and I am in love. Thank you for taking the time to share :)

    Did you ever post a tutorial on how to do this:

    "These are raised off the wall. Can I tell you how much professional faux painters will charge you to do these? Let's just say a lot. I mean, fall off your seat, A LOT. I will do a tutorial to show you how easy they are soon...
    "

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  65. Love your site, girl! You have REALLY inspired me...I have taken up where I left off in my life, and that is making something from NOTHING! Thanks to you! WOW am I having FUN! I can't wait to put my finds on my blog!!!! I am definitely a fan! I have a question and will email you the question, just wanted to say hi!

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  66. In the words of one Thrifty Decor Chick I know.......LUUURVE it!!!
    : )

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  67. Hi, Thrifty Decor Chick! I ran across your potty idea and fell head over heels in love! I've cited you on my website! Enjoy!

    http://tellerallaboutit.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/potty-rific/

    Thanks!
    Lindsay
    Tell'er All About It

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  68. Love, love, love your style! Could you tell me where you bought the framed light switch plates? Thank you.

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