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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

March 21, 2010

~UHHHHGLY to Unbelievable~FARMHOUSE Bathroom

Welcome sweet friends!

Talk about plain....dull....nothing that would make you want to walk in here...this is after I pulled off the wallpaper that was curling at the seams....ripped in other places...yawn...ho hum...
So with Met. Mondays in mind I decided to change things around a bit! Got hubby to help me too. He's very into blogging projects now and understands the importance of them...wink!
When you live in a farmhouse...
the rooms are older! They have character
but they definitely have problems too.

Be sure you notice the light fixture...brass...it got SPRAY PAINTED!

I bought Martha Stewart paint in Milk Pail....
and for the white cabinets I used
Picket Fence. I love her paint.

I bought spray paint in the Oil Rubbed Bronze~Metallic~Rustoleum. Loved it. Sprayed several things with it to tie it all together.

The soap pump is from Target in the same dark
bronze color.

Found these towel hooks at Marshalls. My family is not friendly to Towel Bars...for some reason they get ripped out of the walls...football players aren't delicate when reaching for towels. The act they they are tackling the towel as they RIP it towards them from the wall! I had to repair several holes in the wall....before painting.

Next we added tile above the shower where the drywall had peeled away....love the look!

Here was my inspiration piece that I have shown before. I took a 29.00 book case from Walmart, lined the back with scrapbook paper, bought matching towels, and added little things here and there to tie into the look in the bathroom.

This was a free graphic from Graphic's Fairy Blog. I matted with scrapbook paper and spray painted frame.

It is difficult to tell but the paint color is that light green/blue turquoise color.

Below is a cannister I made. Hot glued the bird on the lid and then spray painted it with the same Metallic spray paint to tie in the look. I made a couple of these and I love them.
Below is Armstrong Adhesive Floor Tile (peel and stick). I had the ugliest linoleum and put some type of concoction over that (rolled it on with paint roller) and after it dried we applied the peel and stick tile. I have used this tile before and absolutely love it. It has held up well after several years and would use it again. LOVE IT!

I have a friend in Kansas who has tiny little lamps in every bathroom. I adored the look and had to add one and the base actually matched everything!
Thanks so much for coming by and seeing my new bathroom in our farmhouse!
Be sure to visit Susan @ Betweennapsontheporch for more Met. Monday inspiration!
"But God is rich in mercy because of His great love for us." Ephesians 2:4


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your bathroom looks absolutely amazing. What a wonderful transformation. I used the oil rubbed bronze spray paint to change my ugly bathroom light and then I also sprayed all the counter accessories. That was 3 years ago and they still look fabulous. Love your paint color and the hooks are a great idea. Everything looks gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your bathroom looks great! I really love the color on the wall. That's such a good idea paint your light fixture - it looks brand new. Good job!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Your bathroom transformation looks great. I love the colors and all the nice added touches.
Like how you glued the bird on top of the canister, very cute.


Unknown said...

LOVE the transformation, your hard work shines!


Darlene said...

Hi Debbie,

I LOVE your farmhouse bathroom make-over!! It is GORGEOUS and I bet you are so happy with it! LOVE the colors you used. I am definitely wanting to make those bird cannisters....CUTE!

Glad to be back home....I missed you.♥

Sonny G said...

Applause for a job well done. I know you love it, I would.

Marilyn said...

Your transformation is so pretty! The floor tiles seem to look like stone and are something I need to look into. Thanks for sharing! ♥♪

The House Creative said...

It looks so pretty, and I just love the color you used. I havent used Martha's paint yet, but I am just dying to try it. I would love for you to stop by this week for a Bring In The Spring party. How to see you there!

Allison Shops said...

Your bathroom looks so nice! Great make-over!

I hope you'll drop by AtticMag and see Jane's Met Monday post.


Anonymous said...

Your farmhouse bathroom redo turned out wonderful!! It looks great!!

Kammy said...

I love those colors and the bathroom looks great now ! Thanks for sharing !

Simple Home said...

It looks wonderful Debbie. Can I copy some of your ideas? Is that Martha Stewart paint from K-Mart? I'd like to paint our bathroom cabinets, but I'm a little scared. Any secrets to it? I have that same light fixture in silver. I'm going to have to get that Rustoleum paint!

My So Called Creative Life... said...

Looks fabulous! Great job! Love the canister with the bird on top! So cute!

Anonymous said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical. ........................................

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a change~ I love the color of the walls and how spray paint transformed so many things! Great Job!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Dear Debbie, I LOVE your transformation! What a difference! I have been wondering about spray painting my out of style brass dining room chandelier, and now I think I will do it! I have a friend who also puts little lamps in her bathrooms, and it makes her powder room so welcoming and cozy. You did a great job!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You did an amazing job! The color combo is wonderful. It is magazine ready!

Unknown said...

Very pretty...love the oil bronze finish, isn't paint fantastic?

Unknown said...

The re-creating your bathroom is marvelous, warm & elegant ... I LOVE the paint colors, beautiful selections.

Happy spring!
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

My goodness this is a gorgeous transformation! It was like Cinderella and now it's like Cinderella at the ball! Love your color choices. I just used some of that oil-rubbed bronze paint too. Love it!

Anonymous said...

I love your bathroom. It looks absolutely great and terrific and elegant. The paint colors are beautiful and I love the rubbed bronze spray.

Hugs, Gretchen

Anonymous said...

You bathroom looks wonderful. We have almost the same light fixture for our master vanity and have been planning to spray paint it as well. I think we are going with a copper color though.

. said...

nice to see u again.... i got what i was looking for..thnks for the post car hire pune

Mary Anne Komar said...

Wonderful transformation!Have you thought of putting a wooden trim around the mirror to look like a store bought mirror? Love the colors and personal touches, a lot of thought went into your project!