Wednesday, June 01, 2011

room tour: ensuite - ALMOST finished!

thought i'd share with all of you a room that i'm really proud of!  it's not just a great transformation, but it was done a itsy bitsy teeny weeny budget!

our ensuite

here's what we had to work with!  once again, not the ugliest of rooms, just not my taste!
(when we toured the house for the first time)


not a fan of warm earthy tones, all the terracotta, or the blonde wood

sooooo.....with a whole lotta white tile, light paint, and a fresh and cool color palette.....we got.....

THIS:


i still have to replace the hideous light fixture and i'm going to trim out the mirror, but i thought i'd share what we've done to date, b/c i'm really pumped about it!




we didn't replace the cabinets....just painted them a milky grey color


thought it would've been fun to do glass mosaics or marble mosaics as the entire bathtub backsplash, but that wasn't in the budget.....so we used inexpensive, instock white tiles from home depot, and then just added some decorative stripes with leftover glass tiles from our kitchen backsplash.  

eventually would like to replace the faucet, but for now it's what we've got.



i created this artwork, by taking a piece of mdf, lathered on some drywall mud for lumpy texture, and then painting it with some artist acrylics.....love it!  kind of mimics an oil painting!



can't tell you where i found this light fixture.  we were camping in british columbia and it was at a little shop there.  only one of an item kind of place, but i love the sparkle it adds to the very monochromatic space!


knobs - anthropologie


sink ($139) and faucet ($149) and marble tile ($6/sq ft) for countertop - home depot


i decided to use a premixed grout in "bright white" thinking it'd be more mildew and stain resistant, as it stated, but for some reason it dried this sandy color!  grrrr!  so i may just dig this out and replace it!



bought this coral in florida a few years back.  it was a purply color, so i spray painted it white and framed it in this shadow box frame from ikea.


added a little chrome sparkle


as well as natural finishes



gift from my mom!  the bombay company



this is a test board for the color i want to 'trim' out the big builder mirror in.....that's been on my list of "things to do" for about 6 mths!

but, yeah i'm pretty proud of the transformation considering how small the budget was for this room!
floor tile - approx. $60 - discontinued product, clearance priced
shower surround, sink and tub backsplash - white tile - in different sizes - varied from 35 cents - $1 each
marble vanity tiles - approx $65
paint color - benjamin moore - silver satin
light fixture - $100
sink - $139
faucet - $149
knobs - $6 each

**i'll  make sure and post the final transformation when i'm officially done!**