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Friday, January 13, 2012

Finally my mini bathroom makeover is complete!  I swear it has been completely done except for the last thing for 2 weeks and it has been making me crazy! 

Due to the joys of renting I did not paint, but just might do that anyway in the near future because it would really change the feel of this room...anyway...this room came together from some of my favorite Pinterest inspirations. Click on the link below each photo to be taken to the original source :-)




Here is the before...it seriously hurts my eyes to look at these photos!


you gotta love the kid's medicine cup on the counter and all ;-)

 
 Now to the after...


Much better right? The dark counters and horrible wood still make me cringe, but working within the limitations I feel it has come a long way.

Now on to the details...


Anthropology Inspired Q-tip Flowers
Vases in Frames
These frames are my favorite part and they are so cheap and easy to make!

Baskets
free printable

Towel Hangers

I was doing really well up to this point and I had a goal in my head that I wanted to do everything in this bathroom by myself {yes I am working on my pride issues ;-)} unfortunately by this point I needed my patient husband's help.  I think he pretty much waits in the other room waiting for me to call his name.



Even though he won't admit it, I know he actually likes when he has to come rescue me...at least that is what I tell myself so that I don't feel so guilty dragging him in to all my projects!



I was so excited because I hung this shelf with 4 anchors and all and it was even perfectly centered - yes, I realize I am a little pathetic that hanging a shelf its a major accomplishment for me.  But, I am not kidding you something always goes wrong!  I can paint a hutch without a care in the world, but when it comes to being handy I have real issues! And it was no exception in this case :(

While admiring my skills I placed my jars on top of the shelf and low and behold it leaned like crazy!  It was super weak :(  Unfortunately there were no studs where this shelf was placed and just couldn't support the weight of these jars. 

My husband had to come to the rescue again and amazingly he had a super cute idea!  Don't worry I didn't tell him it was "super cute."  He had the idea to use eye bolts with strong metal anchors behind them and tie to the additional eye bolts connected to the shelf.  I had some twine left over from my frames with vases and figured this would be the perfect thing to use!  I absolutely love the character that it brings to the shelf!





I apologize for the poor lighting and pictures.  Do you know how hard it is to get a good photo using a crummy camera in a bathroom with only a tiny window and horrible lighting!? 

I will be linking up to these fabulous parties...

; http://whipperberry.com/ ; http://www.missmustardseed.com/ ; http://www.mysimplehomelife.com/ ; http://www.atthepicketfence.com/ ; http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/ ; http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/ ; http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/; http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/ ; http://niftythriftythings.blogspot.com/ ; http://morrowsunshine.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.bystephanielynn.com/ ; http://www.iheartnaptime.net/ ; http://www.flamingotoes.com/ ; http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com/
; http://sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.laughloveandcraft.com/ ; http://www.thestuffofsuccess.com/ ; http://www.remodelaholic.com/ ; http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/; http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/ ; http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com; http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com ; http://kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.happyhourprojects.com/ ; http://www.homemakerinheels.com/ ; http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/; http://littlebighouseontheprairie1.blogspot.com/; http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/; http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com; http://todayscreativeblog.net/;http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/; http://www.thegunnysack.com; http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com; http://athomewithk.blogspot.com/; http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com; http://space46.blogspot.com; http://www.itsoverflowing.com/; http://5minutesjustforme.blogspot.com/ ; http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com ; http://www.herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com; http://www.tipjunkie.com; http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/; http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com; http://findingmywayintexas.blogspot.com/; http://howtonestforless.com; http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com

75 comments:

MomsFunMoney said...

Brooke you do have the bathroom sign pinned on your Pinterest account, it is in your For the Home folder :)

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

That is hilarious! It was right in front of me! DOH! I swear I looked 3 different times through all my pins and thought I must not have pinned it because I printed it so long ago :-)Thanks!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Brooke I'm so inspired by you! We're renting now too and I also feel trapped by what we can't do. Seriously, I'm so inspired!

Megan said...

I heart Pinterest! So many great ideas, I looooove the vases in the frames and the baskets on the wall!! Great job, it looks so much better :)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Love, love the transformation. And the your hubs really did have a "cute" idea!

And thank you so much for sporting our "Impossibilities" button on your sidebar!

xo
Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a difference! That shelf is such a great idea! I am going to pin it for inspiration! Also, thanks for the button on your sidebar!

blessings,
karianne

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It looks terrific! Love the valve-handle towel hooks, the cute 'brush your teeth' sign, and the basket shelves!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Amazing how just a few changes can really spruce things up. Where is the shower curtain from? I love the neutral colors in it. The baskets on the wall are neat-o & the toothbrush artwork is adorable!

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Thanks so much everyone! The shower curtain is from Fred Meyer (not sure if you have one in your area, kinda like a Target - but with a full grocery store as well).

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love this makeover! I saw a shelf just like yours on Pottery Barn I think. I pinned it. You could send yours to Knock Off Decor! And I love the detail of the water knobs. So many great details.

And thanks so much for joining our challenge and posting our button!

Bronwyn said...

Wow! Love the baskets hanging on the wall. Do they hold a lot of weight? Nad your shower - curtain - what a jolt of colour. Perfect!

Bronwyn said...

PS. I'm a new follower! Can't wait to see your future projects!

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, what a transformation! Your bathroom looks great and I love your pinspirational ideas!

My weekly Pinterest linky party is on now-please pop by and perhaps even link up this wonderful post if you have 5 minutes to spare!

Best wishes,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Karla Medina said...

OH my gosh!!! I'm sorry but I'm seriously going to borrow some of these ideas. I love the baskets on the wall and the frames. I think your bathroom looks fantastic. Visiting from Sumo's Sweet Stuff. :)

Crafty Mischief said...

Your bathroom looks great! Don't you just love Pinterest? I found you through My 1929 Charmer. Thanks for sharing! :)

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Great transformation! I love the baskets and the cute towel hangers :)

cathy@my1929charmer said...

What a difference, and your bathroom looks so pretty now. Love the faucet towel holders and how you hung the baskets. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Fun - I especially love the baskets on their side!

Janet said...

I love your shelf and those baskets! Great job! :)

mrshinesclass said...

Love the whimsical touch of adding the twine to the shelf...it's my favorite project in the bathroom with the vases in frames being in a very close second. Great job!

Sharon

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

Your bathroom is beautiful. I am a renter too and it stinks to have limitations regarding painting. Our bathrooms have wallpaper. UGH. And I really want our landlord to take it down so I can add my own touches. Thanks for linking to Fabulous Friday!

Kirstin Joy@ Burlap and Buttons said...

This is really cute! It is so unique with the vintage touches. Thanks for sharing! I just found your great blog over at Homemaker on a Dime... love it and happy to be following along!

Donna said...

Very nice! I really like the baskets.
You did a great job, thanks 4 sharing!

Michelle said...

This is so cute! I love the baskets on the wall!

Jessica @ The Junk Nest said...

Really cute bathroom. I pinned it :)

Carissa said...

Cute! I especially love the vases in the frames and the baskets hung on the wall as storage.

I found you through Someday Crafts' link party and am your newest follower.

Cheers! Carissa from Carissa's Creativity Space

G Inspires said...

I love the baskets sideways on the wall! This may have to happen in my home!!! Thanks for sharing, visiting via Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop

Angie said...

LOVE it! I just pinned YOUR bathroom! you did a wonderful job! love those colors

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

You did a fantastic job! That shower curtain rocks! I have a party going on right now and I would love if you linked up!

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/01/latest-and-greatest-friday-15.html

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Great makeover. I love the color scheme and the happy shower curtain. I need to re-do my half bath but it will require stripping wall paper and removing the sink and toilet so it may be awhile before I tackle it. I'm your newest follower and I hope you can pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back.
Lynn

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Whoops! Already following you! I knew I liked what I saw ... have a good weekend :)
Lynn

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the wooden frames and bottles! Such a clever way to add dimension to the walls! I'd love it if you'd link up this and ano of your other pinterest inspired projects to my Pinned it, Made it! Party on fridays :) Happy to be your newest follower !
http://findingmywayintexas.blogspot.com

Hydrangeas and Harmony said...

Love the brushing teeth art. I TOTALLY need that for my kids!

Vicky said...

I am seriously in love with those hanging baskets. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration! I am a new Twitter follower visiting from Happy hour Projects. Vicky from Mess For Less

Kristina @ ReMadeSimple said...

Love your transformation! You have done a lot with being limited on renting! I especially liked the towel hangers!

Natalie said...

Hi Brooke - Im your newest follower. What a fab transformation. Would love you to pop by for a visit when you have a chance. Take care. Nat
http://northshoredays.blogspot.com/

Jacqueline said...

Your bathroom makeover turned out so awesome! Love all the creativity in there especially the baskets on the wall! Thanks for sharing this at my link party!

Kelly said...

Hi Brooke. Found you through It's Overflowing... Inspired by the shelf!! Anywho, new follower. Come say hi at livelaughrowe.com

Kelly

Kristel said...

Wow, I love the baskets, and the open frames, and the shelf. Great job.

Tenille said...

Your before and after pics are amazing. I love everything about this bathroom. All the little details are great. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2012/01/link-it-up-wednesday-12.html

Jane said...

Your bathroom is now pin worthy itself! I love what you did!

heather@thelittlethings said...

Looks great! I love the shelf!

Chatty Chics said...

Love it! So pretty! You did a great job! And I feel the same way about hanging a shelf! I still haven't done it by myself but I can't pain the heck out of something! :)
Melody
ChattyChics.com
PS Come show this off at my place on Wednesday! You could win a $5 Starbucks card!

Michelle said...

It's all beautiful! Great job - you SHOULD feel good about doing it all!

Toodie said...

I have that same bathroom pinned, but I have to say I really like yours just as well. Absolutely ADORE those jars in a frame and those faucet handles. Great job!

Honey at 2805 said...

Nice job! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post at Potpourri Friday!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I love how it turned out. You are being featured this week at Lines Across. Thanks for sharing.

http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2012/01/cure-for-common-monday-24.html

Jen Migonis said...

Brooke, what a difference! :) i love the idea of using the hose turny things.... I forget what they are called. The colors in the bathroom are great!

Charissa said...

Thank you for all these ideas. I am in love with your bathroom and now want to figure out if I can use some of your ideas in mine (I really love the baskets on the wall...and the frames with bottles hanging. Those are the best!) Good job!

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments everyone!

@ Charissa ~ I am so greatful to have found my inspirations! Good luck with your bathroom and feel free to use any idea, I just want pictures when your done ;-)

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for linking up to my weekly Pinterest party-I'm so happy you joined in!

Best wishes for a great week,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

TwoThirtyFiveDesigns said...

This is fabulous! Totally digging the vases and shower curtain! Thanks for linking up to my 365 challenge ;)

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Turned out FABULOUS Brooke!!! Thanks LOTS for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!

XO, Aimee

PS Did you sign up for my giveaway yet!?!
Awesome Customizable Frames, Art & Home Decor

Heidi said...

Such great ideas!! I too LOVE Pinterest!! Thanks for linking up at {Junk in their Trunk}...this is being featured today!!

Good Time Charlie said...

Thanks for linking up, I love this bathroom so much! Featuring tomorrow at my party :)

Dixie said...

lovely job. our tastes change...we grow.. don't fear looking back when you've had such a marvelous growth spurt!! beautiful!

Eclectically Vintage said...

I'd be impressed with myself if I could hang something level too! It's the little things in life!
Crystal,

Five other blog buddies and I are having an "Imagine the Impossibilities" challenge and link party where we have each challenged ourselves to complete one thing by January 31st that seems "Impossible". We are inviting our readers to join the challenge as well.

I'd love for you to check out my introductory post explaining what we are doing and have you link up your bathroom transformation!

Mark your calendar for the Tuesday, Jan 31 link party!

The following week, each of our 6 blogs will be featuring 5 favorites! Hope to see you there.

Here's the link to the challenge post:
http://www.eclecticallyvintage.com/4/post/2012/01/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge.html
Kelly

christina said...

Love the baskets

Megan Lee said...

I love everything! You did such a great job :)

Sarah@budgetfriendlydecorating said...

I live in a rental to and know all about the limitations...you did a fantastic job. Now, I'm all inspired to go take another look at mine!

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Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

Looks great! Gotta love that Pinspiration!!

Jessica Kielman said...

I absolutely adore this bathroom! Thank you so much for linking up to my first link party last Friday! Party #2 is live, and I would love for you to come link up something new!

http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

May said...

Loving the baskets hung that way.

I have two daughters becoming dentists. I may have to make them signs about tooth brushing!

RedMage7 said...

Brooke, I just discovered your blog, and love, love, love it! I'm renting my house as well, and know all about the limitations we have to deal with! I'm in the process of redoing my bathroom, and this post gave me some great ideas!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Oh, you've done a lovely job! I have this linked to my bathrooms post too today, well done!

Kayla said...

What did you put in the bottles on the shelf??

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Hi Kayla,
I put bath salt and a couple different bath gels in the jars. I just picked ones based on color :)

Anonymous said...

Brooke, where did you get the shower curtain? :-)

Anonymous said...

Where did u get the towel hooks?

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

I got the shower curtain at Fred Meyer (a store that we have here in Oregon) and I got the hooks from Ace hardware (plumbing department).

The Heki Family said...

How did you attach baskets to wall?

Anonymous said...

I really would like to know where you got those baskets.I love them. How do you keep then attached to wall. ?

Zumi said...

Wow, it was well organize and I like it so much. That basket looks incredible and I am impressed with your idea on that basket in the bathroom wall. Thank you for sharing.

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