Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tackle It Tuesday-Master Bathroom

The Nester has a wonderful series going on over at her blog "10 Minutes to a Room You'll Love". So far she has focused on the Family Room, Master Bedroom, Kitchen, and Bathroom and has showed us some quick and easy ways to spruce up those spaces, and remember the Nester always says that"It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful".

I decided to tackle our Master Bathroom last night and in about 30 minutes I went from chaos to calm. Since I was already in the "mood" to decorate I took it a step further and cleaned the sinks, toilet, and swept the floor.

Let me just warn you that the before pictures are, um, not so appealing, in fact they are down right terrible. I should be ashamed of myself for letting my counters get so cluttered and please look past the pile of dirty towels on the floor. My mom would be so ashamed, but I think that I redeemed myself in the after. Even though the bathroom is far from where I want it to be, it is soooo much better than the before.

Here take a look.

Lets see if I followed Nester's advice:

1. Hide all of the bodily products and place things in nice dishes.

2. Fabric. Bring fabric in with a no sew shower curtain that you hang high. Include a rug to keep toes warm on cold winter mornings.

I am on the lookout for some faboulous fabric that I will add to the bottom of my existing shower curtain to make it higher. I did bring in the little seating area (Yardsale $2) that adds some texture and its the perfect spot to sit and lather on some smell goods.

3. Something pretty.

I don't have enough counter space to put something prettyfied, but I do plan on adding some pretty art to the walls after I paint.

4. Spa it up with soaps and pretty packaged lotions and potions.

I have some pretty packaged lotions and soaps, but I need to find a tiered stand to put them on.

5. Lighting. See if you can somehow work a lamp into your bathroom.

I really tried to put a small lamp in here, but the cord looked awful and it was in to tight of a space.

Overall, I think that I did a pretty good job considering that I didn't spend any money, I just used what I had on hand. I really want the bathroom to be relaxing and inviting especially I often use it as an escape. Now that I have cleared off the counters and put all of the personal products away in the cabinets, I need to take the time to organize them so I won't allow myself to get back to the before.

Here are the things I want to do in here:

  • Paint the cabinet black or expresso and add hardware.
  • Add fabric to the shower curtain and hang it high.
  • Find a soft, fluffy rug.
  • Organize the clutter in the cabinets.
  • Paint the walls a bluish green color. (London Smoke or Eiffel Tower by Valspar)


  1. WOW! I am so very impressed! It even lightens up.. hehe. :-)

  2. I just came over from 5mfm to see your tackle, great job on your bathroom! I'm loving your sidebar with To Dos and goals for day, month, year, that's exactly the kind of organizing I want to do this year so I'm bookmarking you. Thanks so much for the inspiration and ideas!

  3. What a great job! Your list of what you want to do sounds fantastic!

  4. Oh girl - all your goals are getting me excited. My master bathroom looks like your before. I know - I need to prioritize us, but it's hard when no one else sees it. Great job - doesn't it feel wonderful? :)

  5. i love a wish list/checklist! sounds like you have a good plan...but it's looks so great already-love the apothecary jars for your q-tips...

  6. Looks great, it will be fabulous once your all done. I love the soft colors.

  7. Wow - it looks so good! Isn't it amazing what just a few changes can do? And don't feel bad about your before photo...did you notice my kitchen table? LOL

  8. A great transformation! I hate it when I let my counters get cluttered too. I've been trying to be better, and honestly it's been so wonderful to have a clean bathroom! I wipe the counters down every night, and that seems to help me want to keep everything neat & tidy!

    Thanks for sharing!!


  9. Great transformation! Your containers holding your cotton balls and q tips are very pretty!

  10. It cleans up very nicely! Good work.

  11. Very nice! :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  12. You followed Nester's advice very well! Looks so inviting now.

  13. Great job!

    Thanks so much for joining in on the fun. I love waling into a clean bathroom.

  14. That really freshened it up! Very calm and peaceful.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  15. Very peaceful, just how you should feel in your bathroom! Now pamper yourself!

  16. It looks great! Bigger even. I wish I had a bathroom that size.
    Thanks for showing us around!

  17. I wonder if my wife (Kim @ Forever Wherever)...who posted right above me here a few hours ago could have somehow known that I would happen upon this and thereby get the hint that she wants a bigger bathroom? Hmmm...

    Your bathroom looks great and I can see that you took The Nester's ideas to heart! Great job!

  18. Looks fabulous! My counter was even more messy/cluttered, so don't be too embarassed. It looks great now! Oh, and I'm a MK consultant, too!

  19. Your bathroom looks wonderful. It is very spa-like! I love the canisters with the white!


  20. I think just getting rid of the clutter is a major part of the battle! happy looking for all the right extras that you want to make it the perfect room for you!

  21. Very nicely done. I think I need to make a list!

  22. love those lidded jars! Your bathroom looks great. Can't wait to see it after you tackle your wish list!

  23. There's nothing like a clean bathroom. Or a clean PRETTY bathroom! Looks great!

    Thanks for coming by my blog. I'll have to see about getting a picture of the dresser IN my closet!

  24. It looks so great!! I bet you love going in there now!

  25. What a difference even just taking out the blue rug on the floor made! Looks like a spa so fresh and clean! Look forward to seeing all the other changes you make!

  26. Wow... what difference already. That cabinet will look DIVINE painted black. And I love those glass containers!



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