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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The 80’s Wants Its Bathroom Back

A few years ago we purchased a condo near ASU for the Fashionista to live in. It was built in 1980 and nothing had ever been updated. We scrubbed, painted, hung new blinds, installed a new hot water heater and front door. Then the budget said “when”. :)

We are finally ready to begin updating the place and the bathroom is the first area that will get a makeover.

The “before”.

The Fashionista has picked out her colors~ yellow and gray. No really, it will look good.

Yellow  Gray bathroom

We found a shower curtain at Target on clearance  and the towels came from Homegoods. It will have sort of a country meets mod feel. I’ve always loved this bathroom by Sarah Richardson.

Reminds me of our bathroom on Hamline - it would have been fun to do something like this.

Flooring, faucets and lighting are at the top of the list.

The vanity area is huge and so is the cost to replace the two sink cabinets so I am updating it another way.

Paris Grey Chalk Paint.

It  was the Fashionista’s first choice and I love how it looks too. Here are a few examples:

Dresser in annie sloan Paris grey

La Vie en Rose: Armoire painted in Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Paris Grey and Louis Blue mix.

We’ll need to buy some new cabinet knobs. Something modern in style since this is the faucet we have picked out:


I can’t wait to show you the “after”. Oh and the living room slipcovers are coming along too. I hope to have their reveal on Friday. They are TURQUOISE!

add some gray and yellow into our teal bathroom?

Sweet Boy is on spring break this week, so please forgive my lack of response to your kind comments. I promise to catch up soon!



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I can't wait to see the re-do!!!

April Dunlap said...

It will be gorgeous when you've finished, and that's quite the accomplishment over anything from the 80's...
can't wait to see!

Babiole de Windsor said...

Yellow & Grey are a great choice! It will look Fab - can't wait to see.


ps: Love Sarah Richardson's bathroom too :)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

really liking that color combo..
its gonna be beautiful.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your inspiration pictures, Laura! That does look like a great color combination. I know you will make it look wonderful. Can't wait to follow along!

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

I can't wait to see the after! The before shower curtain looks so cute.

Amy Jo

Auntie Em said...

Can't wait to see the after pics! :)

lynn cockrell said...

These colors are great. I adore yellow and I am very drawn to the grays out there now. Keep us posted on the progress!

Curtains in My Tree said...

The paris grey paint will be wonderful, can't wait to see it completed

I like to make do when you can't afford the high ends pieces we want for our home , Paint is wonderful

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Can't wait to see the bathroom, how fun, love her colors and your slipcovers sound amazing. Hugs, Marty

Lorrie said...

That Sarah Richardson bathroom is one of my favourites. The fabric just makes it special. In another of my wild fantasies, I win a complete home makeover done by Sarah herself. With her sidekick, Tommy. I watch her episodes over and over on line.

Have a great time with your young man during spring break.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Laura,
Me too!! I have always loved Sarah's yellow and gray bathroom.
I can't wait to see how it turns out.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Karen Albert said...

Your "Fashionista" will have a beautiful bath!! Love the colors and patterns/

Now do tell Laura, where are you finding a good selection of colors in Rit Dye. I have a couple of projects (one is Turquoise) and cannot fine the colors I need!

Art by Karena

Maria Elena said...

Laura, I know it is going to look beautiful! My daughter also wants to change her bathroom and guess what colors she wants? Yellow and grey! LOL Thank you for the inspiration!

Sally@Enlightenment for the Sleepy said...

Lemon and Gray are my favorite color combinations right now so I can hardly wait to see your reveal. Hope you are well, Sally xx

Chubby Chieque said...

I love the last china cabinet, Laura. LOVE it to death with all the white dishes.

You have to chillax with Sweet Boy. Blogging can wait. Enjoy every minute with him, coz you know that time passes so quickly.

Happy break...
/CC girl from D´Box

Linda said...

I can't wait to see what you've done with the space, I LOVE the color scheme and I love that you look for thrifty alternatives. A girl after my own heart! Sometimes I watch HGTV makeover shows and I'm astounded at the cost people spend on updating even a small bath, and I always think - WHO has THAT kind of money?!! I know we don't, so we always do a more thrifty alternative. Living in a small town, it makes sense too because home values here just keep plummeting, so anything anyone ever does for their home is simply for their own enjoyment instead of payback.

Blessings to you and yours,

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Looks amazing, can't wait to see the after pics!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Looking forward to seeing both reveals...especially the turquoise slip covers--my favorite color!

The Boston Lady said...

Swoon! Yellow and gray! Can't wait for the results. Hope u had fun in SD. Good thing we didn't do what we hoped to do. The maven had to go to ER (getting better) so it's been madness since Sunday. Ann

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I can't wait to see the reveals of both of your projects then I want you to reveal what you eat and drink to get all of your energy!!How can you possibly do all of these projects, take care of your family and home and go to school all at the same time? ( If you weren't so sweet I'd tell you that you make me sick LOL!!) You are truly amazing!!

openid said...

Between you and the Fashionista, I have no doubt the bathroom "after" pics will be all over pinterest as inspiration. I'm liking the yellow and grey! Looking forward to seeing those turquoise slip covers.
Your Friend,

The Tablescaper said...

This looks fabulous. Can't wait to see it finished!

- The Tablescaper

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

It will be gorgeous! I love yellow and grey - I just bought myself a new sweater in yellow and grey at target!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I'm sure your finished project will be just as wonderful as your inspiration pics- can't wait to see!