Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's done!

When I saw this tutorial that Emily did over at Jones Design Company I just had to do it!!! It was elegant, looked simple enough and was perfect timing since I was contemplating redoing the guest bathroom. To say it was a tedious project is an understatement. It took time and patience but overall it was completely worth it! And best of all it didn't cost me a dime!!!

Here are pictures of the guest bathroom before it was painted and stenciled. It was an ugly poopy green and somehow I was convinced that I had to do a color in there. Note to self: trust my instincts, I should have known better. It made the bathroom seem dark and small.
When deciding on the actual wall color I picked the one in the middle.
Not too dark and not too light.

Emily provided the stencil in her tutorial so I printed it out and traced it on cardboard as she instructed. I did one full stencil and then cut the second one in half (makes it much easier for doing the top of the wall).
You will have to check out her blog for the step by step tutorial. Trust me you will fall in love with her!!! It was all very simple but like I said very time consuming. It probably didn't help that I got really sick in between the process which set me back 2 weeks.

Here are the finished results:

I also sewed a new extra long shower curtain out of one of our old bedding duvets to make the room feel much taller. Such an easy project that anyone with a sewing machine can do!
This is an up close shot of the shower curtain print.

The corners had to be the hardest part but somehow I made it work.

The pictures don't really do it justice and for some reason the color looks really off on the camera but it is much brighter than it appears. The design provided exactly what I wanted it to for the guest bathroom. It made it feel much lighter, taller and overall much larger. I hope to add some navy blue accents such as towels, candle sticks and etc. but for now it will do. I just don't want to pick up another paintbrush for awhile!!!

Overall breakdown:
Tutorial - awesome and easy to follow...thank you Emily!!! $0
Stencil - made out of cardboard $0
Paint - left over from dresser in the front room $0
Shower curtain - old bedding duvet $0
The amazing feeling of all the hard work: priceless!



B said...

Oh my goodness! It's perfect. Love love love it.

Channa, Life as a Coaches Wife said...

It looks awesome!!!!!!!!!! Great job!!!

Stephanie Marie said...

It turned out beautifully! Good job!

the glover gang said...

woohoo!!!! it looks awesome!! LOVE it!

Lili said...

beautiful! great work!

Brittany said...

WOW! It looks amazing! I don't know if I would have the patients to do that!

Laura said...

That looks AWESOME!! I love it!

allie-mac-fallie said...

that looks awesome but wow! i could never do that haha I would have given up a lonnnng time ago lol

Mike said...

Very nice! Hard work pays off! .... oh and its the white balance on the camera. When its metering the room color its not able to distinguish the color giving it that orange look. So try without the flash as well if it was used. Or set your white white balance. LOL

Katie said...

WOW! Looks so awesome! Come do mine?? :)

Anonymous said...


I recently came across your blog and wanted to reach out to you in hopes of you posting about an event that we're particularly excited about at Primrose Schools.

I have an article/event that I would like to submit that is about dancing and how it relates to fitness. Primrose Schools is hosting a Dance Off competition (with proceeds going the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals) for families and I think it is something you and your readers would enjoy!

I look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you,
Emily Patterson

Kim said...

I came here since you posted a link from the Emily's blog. This looks incredible!!! Thanks for sharing all your yummy photos!!

Mallory said...

Yours looks awesome! Such a great job! Thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower! :)

LC said...

I love it!! Your bathroom is set up just-like-mine! I think I will be doing this for my bathroom too! Great job!!

Arianna Belle {Organized Interiors} said...

Wow! Turned out so great! Great job!!!



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