Monday, August 27, 2012

mr. main's makeover reveal! {bwob 5}



This summer I've been on a journey of Blogging without Borders.  And it's been a good thing.  Without this challenge, I know I would not have gotten much done around the house this summer.  I wouldn't have had as many laughs with my bwob buddies.  I wouldn't have been as inspired.  And I would have drunk less wine.

Well, here it is - the final installment and big reveal of Mr. Main's makeover.  And remember, with the exception of the new sinks and faucets that my hubby bought for the project, no money was spent on this redo.  I only used items that I had on hand!  (Charles says that as a disclaimer I must mention that I also got new sink hardware by returning some unused things I had accumulated from other recent projects, but we all took a vote last time and decided that I was still within the parameters of the zero budget rule.)

The BEFORE photos...
And,  drum roll please, the AFTER...



I'm especially fond of the new chevron floor mat.  I used a sandwich of canvas drop cloth which I spray painted with a chevron design, a thick layer of cotton batting, and some PUL fabric leftover from my cloth diaper making phase.  It's got a good weight and thickness to it, and I'm imagining it will prevent a slippery wet floor while also being easy to launder.  I think I'll make another smaller one to go in front of the shower.  But considering I threw this together yesterday to get ready for the reveal, I didn't have time to get the other one done.


Aahhhhh, the shower curtain.  I'm a little too smitten with this.  I use this bathroom now just to look at the shower curtain.  I just hope my sister doesn't see this and decide she wants that fabric back.


And whatever you do, do not attempt to make these window treatments unless you are a highly skilled drapery professional!  Seriously, can you see raw fabric edges and the pins holding these together?  My sewing machine has been locked up for several weeks, and I've just been forgetting to run it out to the repair shop.  So I've been using a little machine that I got for my daughter a couple of years ago, and as I sat down to work on the window treatments, it conked out too.  So, I had this sheer fabric, and here you go.  I'll get to the real window treatments next summer (another challenge, ladies?).


This picture has absolutely nothing to do with my bathroom reveal, except that this is how my 3-year-old kept busy while I was working.  She definitely has more of a fashion sense than her mother!

Please visit my friends who are blogging without borders & see their big reveals today:

Amy @ Buffalo RoamCassie @Primitive & ProperDana @ Crafted Niche
Debbie @ ReFresh ReStyleHeidi @ Décor & MoreHolly @ Life as a Thrifter
Jaime @ Crafty Scrappy HappyJessica @ Stay At Home-ista
Karah @ the space betweenKelly @ View Along the WayKirby @ Kirb Appeal

17 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks amazing!!!! i love everything you have done and love the edge the chevron adds!

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

Wouldn't have known this was the same bathroom without being told ... great redo! All the touches you added are so nice but I'm being inspired by the vanity and I need to do something with mine. Hmm.
Robin @ happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

Emily Morgenstern said...

Wow! Awesome job! Wanna come do mine next?? ;)

Holly @ Life as a Thrifter said...

LOVE IT!! I still can't get over how fabulous the vanity looks!! Awesome job!!

Bliss said...

Most excellent little fashionesta, and the bathroom's pretty terrific too.

~Bliss~

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

Gorgeous transformation! I just love the color you painted the cabinets!! And the shower curtain is awesome too!

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

HUGE change!! It looks amazing and I'm still SO impressed that you spent zero dollars. The rug is PERFECT in there. (Also: you made cloth diapers? We use cloth but I haven't been brave enough to make any yet.)

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Amazing, Tisha!! I love your color choices and the patterns... I'd hang out in there, too! I bet my dining room would love to meet up with Mr. Main. ;-)
xo Heidi

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

You killed it! It's amazing - what a difference!

Love your little girl! Squeeeee!

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

This looks AWESOME! Love it. (And I Must. Have. That. Child. Please send her ASAP.)

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Thanks for the pic of your daughter, I always love seeing my blog-friends' families:)

The chevron mat is awesome and your vanity is now totally famous, I've seen it everywhere!

Jessica

Traci said...

Oh boy, I love your cabinet redo. I never thought about removing the doors from them. Love the hardware too. I am visiting from Primative and Proper.
Traci

Laura from Top This Top That said...

FABULOUS!! everything about the "new" bathroom is fantastic- even the window treatments!! :)

Eclectically Vintage said...

You did it! Love the open cabinets, the cute sign and that great shower curtain (are you staring at it right now)?
If anyone notices the pins and raw edges on your curtains, don't invite them back!
Kelly

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

That pic of your daughter is precious!!! And your bathroom is so awesome. So many great DIY details. Totally pinning.

amomwithnails said...

I am in love with your cabinets without doors! That is an awesome idea....I have a bathroom waiting for a makeover, and I may have to try that!

Fred Richardson said...

Well done! It’s hard to believe you didn’t spend much money for this fantastic makeover. I like the drawer’s transformation from white to light blue. The new paint and the rug added a little twist to its otherwise monochromatic before-version. The flowers and the new curtains helped too. Kudos to nailing this project!

Fred Richardson @ SGK Home Solutions, Inc.