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You've probably forgotten all about it by now, since it took almost six months! Our little budget re-do of our upstairs hall bath is finished! DH and I did most of the work ourselves (paid to have the walls/ceiling textured and the lighting and floor installed). This was not a gut; just cosmetic. The toilet was replaced a couple of years ago and we kept the tub, vanity top, and cabinetry, which DH had refinished and built new doors for a few years back. We did tear out the plate glass mirror and replaced it with a framed mirror we made. I had found the mirror on craigslist a few years ago for $10 and saved it for this bath, but the frame molding ended up costing more than just buying a framed mirror I think!

You can read more and see more pics on these two previous threads:

http://boards.hgtv.com/eve/for...953948897#7953948897

http://boards.hgtv.com/eve/for...183913208#3183913208

Overall I'm pretty pleased!

Here's a "before"

Four "afters" to come.

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Very NICE..worth the wait huh? Crisp and classic..love the shower curtain and room scheme. The only thing I would personally tweak is to redirect the above the mirror light downward...perhaps that's just me (?), but I find I can apply makeup better that way. It may not be an issue in your case.

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I did not forget! Came out wonderful, fresh and current. Pat yourselves for a great update! Thanks for sharing!
 
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It looks fabulous!!!! Very clean and classy!! Wow!
 
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Thanks, Ladies! Froo, I debated the light direction, but went with the uplight as I prefer the look, and this bath gets almost no use. There's also an overhead light.

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Wow how classy was the very thought I had when I saw the pictures. I know how happy you must be to be finished and to have gotten such a great updated look for your efforts. Thanks for the pictures.
 
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Nitalynn is that one of your daughter's drawings? Or maybe a famous nude? Anyway I love its simplicity and the whole space. Serene and calm and with the shower curtain to give it a punch of pizzaz!
 
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I LOVE all the adjectives y'all are using (yes, I'm a Texan...). Those are exactly the adjectives I strive for Wink

Emily - funny you should ask! It's actually a signed and numbered print by Ty Wilson, who has quite a few of these type drawings. But when I first found it, I not only didn't want to pay $100 for it (I ended up getting it for 30% off, but still...), but also I wanted it larger, to better fill that frame which I already had. So I asked both my DDs, who are both talented, if they thought they could reproduce it larger. DD2 (the architecture major) immediately said no. But DD1 (the fine arts major in painting) said "sure, I can do that." We debated the ethics, but I said if it was not for resale, just for me, I didn't see a problem. So I bought her two mat boards to work on, in case she messed one up. And then waited...and waited...and waited...well, long story shorter, I guess she just really didn't want to do that, so I finally gave up and ordered the print and used the two mat boards to mat it!

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I just love everything about the room.
It's fresh, modern, tasteful and stunning-the transformation was worth the wait! Changing out the mirror and the beautiful wall color made such a difference.
The fact you and your DH did most of the work must make you feel very proud.
I love the story behind the print and your ingenious way to make it work.
Thank you for sharing.
 
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Thank you, annielinz! I love your taste and your house; appreciate the nice words.
 
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Very classy bath. I personally adore the framed mirror. You did a fantastic job of putting it all together.
 
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I think it's a smashing bathroom and I love the artwork!

Martha
 
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too much beautiful!!!


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As we native New Yorkers say, "Gawgeous, just gawgeous."

Nita, what is that awesome paint color?
 
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Oh, thank you all so much! Your approval really does mean a lot to me Wink

aychi - the paint is SW Sandy Ridge. I used it in our other upstairs bath as well, which has black & white toile fabric, so I decided to keep it consistent.
 
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Well done. Very nice! Smile
 
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Nicely done! I love the color of the wood you have. Enjoy your new transformation.
 
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Very nice update. I like the understated, elegant look you chose.
 
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ABSOLUTELY perfect!! Love it.
 
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Really really pretty. The mirror looks wonderful, love the shower curtain as well Smile
 
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You and your dh did a very nice job on the bath. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy!


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Thank you, thank you, thank you - wow! I'm pleased with the bath, but all the nice comments sure are the icing on the cake! (also DH was pleased to hear that it was getting good reviews Wink )
 
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Well, it turned out nicely didn't it? I really like the shower curtain. I think I have the same faucet and toilet LOL


Wanda
 
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Thanks, Wanda! Both Kohler - I'm sure we both share the same great taste Wink
 
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Love; looks like a high-end hotel en-suite!
 
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Whoa, CJO - that's some compliment Wink
 
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Nitalynn - your bath is very elegant! The nude is beautiful - a real focal point in your bathroom.


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Thanks, Oldhouse/Cyndi! Focal point was what I had in mind, since the bath is windowless with that big blank wall. I'm glad you approve Smile
 
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Love it!
 
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