The Master Bathroom Remodel-Part Deux

You’ll want to check out the Master Bathroom-Part Uno before jumping into this. You need to be prepared. And if you really want to be prepared, check out what I did with the adjoining Master Bedroom.
So, go-I’ll wait for you. But please, do come back.


Yeah! You’re back-I am assuming you have done what you were told and aren’t being naughty at this point. However, if you are being naughty, I know the feeling…
This is what I started with-a green room with absolutely no appeal, nothing, nada. Boring.

And this is where I left you in the Master Bathroom-Part Uno. Biceps was on tour without me (very sad) and I was being sneaky and remodeling the bathroom. I changed the wall color from green to a deep gray. The concrete floor and both vanities had been stripped of their old concrete stain. I painted the countertops canary yellow using garage floor paint. All the difficult steps are finished-now, it’s time to decorate!

I found Harold (the horse) at an antique store in Jenks, Ok for $10. This was Harold’s first car ride. As you can see, Harold was very happy to come home with me.

Using Harold as inspiration, I began to amass several large and small frames-all of which I spray painted a high gloss white. I hung the empty glossy white frames on the gray bathroom walls, making them pop.

I found a chandelier at an antique shop for $15. For safety’s sake, I rewired it first. Armed with a can of gold spray paint, I repainted it and then antiqued it. I then watered down some leftover high-gloss black paint, and used a rag to rub the watered down black over the gold to antique it.
Next, I found a brother-in-law that came free with my marriage to my husband. He aided me in the electrical portion of my bathroom remodel. After determining the spot we wanted to hang the chandelier from, he went to work-cutting, wiring, and hanging.

I got to do the fun stuff associated with chandeliers-hanging sparkly crystals in the appropriate areas. I scavenged discarded chandeliers from other projects to come up with what you see here. Before hanging them, I first cleaned them with vinegar and water to really make them sparkle.

Since I was on my own when it came time to hang the frames, I needed a ladder, some dexterity and a lot of good balancing. And 911 ready on speed dial.

Harold witnessed me almost fall (more than once), but he just sat there and whinnied…jerk.

The three dimensional bird and branch motif that are hanging above the mirror, I snagged at our local flea market for a couple of bucks and spray painted them also high gloss white.

We’ll probably lay tile on the concrete floor at some point in the future, but for now, just the stain being gone is wonderful. If you hadn’t read in my earlier post, the “stain” decided not to stain the concrete and kept coming off in chunks and sticking to our little footsies.

Hope you enjoyed my new changes around my old house.
Harold (the horse) seems to be loving his new home, and so am I. I can hardly wait for Biceps to see it.

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53 Responses to "The Master Bathroom Remodel-Part Deux"

  1. Laurel says:

    WOW! What a transformation. I love the horse that you used for inspiration!

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    • Rebekah says:

      Thanks so much! Harold (the horse) has become quite the conversation starter when I show people the bathroom! He was the perfect addition!

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  2. Sherika Alston says:

    What an interesting space! Who wouldn’t want to send hours is there! Great transformation!!

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  3. Stephanie says:

    Great job! I love the chandie and all the white frames! Harold gave you some great inspiration! I love the pic of him riding in your car!

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  4. the cape on the corner says:

    this is seriously the most interesting bathroom i’ve ever seen. harold is certainly one of a kind, and i love how you framed him. this is such a huge space, too. i love what you made out of it.

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  5. Allison @ House of Hepworths says:

    Your bathroom is SO FUN! I love the way it’s turning out. I wish I weren’t so scared of color!!

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  6. Comeca says:

    dare to be different I love it!

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  7. Ashley From A to Being Creations says:

    Can I just tell you….LLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE IT!!!! Stop by some time! I’m working on a new wall with faux taxidermy! Love your colors!

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  8. Shannon says:

    I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The room turned out so nice.

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  9. Lorrie says:

    Love the colors! You did a fantastic job!

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  10. Jessica says:

    This is very cool. I love the horse and am a little freaked out by it ;-)!!! Great job!

    Thanks for linking it to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays :)

    Jessica
    http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  11. Jessica @ Balancing the Dream says:

    New follower here!! I absolutely LOVE your style!! I would die to have a yellow counter like that!! incredible!!!!

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  12. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says:

    This turned out SO fabulous! LOVE the chandelier, love the frames, the colors, the sinks, ok, i guess just everything :)

    I’d love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/11/your-whims-wednesday-32-and-features.html

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  13. Meaghan@This Messy Business says:

    I love the gray that you chose! Much much muchmucho better then the green from before! This space looks fresh and clean. Definitely a total revival. That and I am in love with gray bathrooms, high gloss white frames, and yellow accents. So basically I’m in love with your room!

    I’m your newest follower!

    Meaghan @thismessybusiness.com

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  14. Virginia says:

    Wow! So cool! This is a great transformation.

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  15. Cinthya says:

    Wow. I love the gray and yellow. I am redoing my craft room and this is the color scheme I am going for. The bathroom looks incredible. I have to say, “Wow” again. :)

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  16. Karah @ thespacebetweenblog says:

    Great job! Love the color and uniqueness of it all.

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  17. sally says:

    I love the colors! It turned out great! I’m your newest follower from the sew much ado party. I’d love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
    Thanks,
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  18. Sumo says:

    Thanks for linking up! I’ll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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  19. Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It says:

    That is one of the coolest bathrooms I’ve ever seen! I really like the chandalier.

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  20. PJ says:

    What a striking difference! I know you did it on a budget, but it looks very chic.

    I’m your newest follower. Please stop by and say hi.

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  21. coloradolady says:

    Very inspiring spaces! I need to do this very thing….maybe I will look at paint colors! Great job. Happy VTT!

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  22. LaVoice says:

    You used your decorating skills very well.

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  23. Geneva says:

    Your remodel reminds me of something Courtney & Robert Novogratz would do (famous from HGTV)
    Very eclectic! I liked everything.. you did a great job!

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  24. Gwen@theboldabode says:

    Hahahaha…you’ve got a new stalker…

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  25. Amber says:

    Harold really was the perfect touch! Fabulous transformation!

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  26. Maggie says:

    wow, wow, Would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-showcase-tutorial-with.html
    Have a great crafting weekend,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  27. caroline @ c.w.frosting says:

    Beautiful makeover & I love Harold =)

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  28. amy says:

    okay, you are definitely crazy but i love your kind of crazy! harold is awesome…but mostly, i love a touch of humor in home decor.

    you win! hope bicep guy loves it!

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  29. amy says:

    yes, i’m stalking you….and i even posted about you on my FB wall. now you’re famous ‘cuz my 34 followers are on it. THIRTY-FOUR, ya hear? famous.

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  30. Kolein says:

    Just found you from somewhere…sorry…can’t remember! But she’s really nice…sharing you with the rest of the blog world!

    YOU ARE A FUNNY PERSON! I enjoyed reading and have a simple question:

    Does the gray change the way you look in the mirror? Did the green? You know? skin tones, your eye color, etc. the way clothing does? I’ve always been a white walled bathroom girl, but once I was at a friend’s house who bathroom was gold and I looked so dreadfully awful when I looked at myself in the mirror that I felt sick! I was kind of tarnished looking. Does the deep color alter your appearance?

    I’m gonna follow you.

    xo
    ~Kolein

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    • Rebekah says:

      I haven’t noticed a change in the way that I look with the gray vs the green. I know a lot has to do with the lighting you also choose for your spaces that affects how you look. The lighting stayed the same, except I added that chandelier-for ultra romance points.
      Thanks for following me-just don’t do it too closely, I might make you run into things….

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  31. Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles says:

    So pretty! Love the horse and the gold chandelier.

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  32. Cheri Peoples says:

    Sorry I am getting over late to let you know–You’ve been featured at http://www.itssoverycheri.com in my Saturday Showcase.

    Cheri

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  33. Dee says:

    You are ONE BRAVE CHICK~!! Can’t believe you did this while biceps was gone!! Unreal! Love the chandalier most of all! Can’t believe your nerve! I’m jealous of that most of all! I hire decorators to tell me what I like…and lead me to what I really want and I just watch them do all the work, too! Only way I can do anything, though.
    Betcha biceps loves it and hope the sparks fly because of it, too!
    Dee

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  34. Roeshel says:

    WOW! It’s stunning! Beautiful job, Rebekah!

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  35. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says:

    I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wendesday. Come check it out and grab a featured button! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/11/your-whims-wednesday-33-and-features.html

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  36. zhing says:

    harold is such a great find!

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  38. shannon larsell says:

    I love everything about this bathroom!! Great job!!

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  40. Rachel says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! The yellow, gray and purple, with white frames is just lovely! And so freaking creative. Harold is making me want to get back into papier-mache (and by “back” I mean like back to when I was 6 years old). Awesome.

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  41. Abbie (Five days...5 ways) says:

    Okay, this is just ridiculously stinkin’ fantastic! Love Harold! Love everything!

    I would be thrilled if you would link this up at my first ever Feature Friday Free-for-All (200+ links already and growing…yes, I’m a little excited! ; )).

    http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/01/feature-friday-free-for-all-1.html

    P.S. I’m your newest follower. : )

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

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