2 In Home Reno & Decor

Some Salon Pretties {A Bathroom Makeover Sneak Peek}

A few weeks ago I shared with you that we had to build a bathroom (from scratch!) in our lower level. 
We already have three bathroom in the rest of our home, but since I am working from home as a hairstylist, we wanted my clients to have a private and pretty bathroom. 
It is also a huge bonus when the kids wont be using this bathroom! Little boys can quickly ruin bathroom walls, don’t ya know! I also once had a sweet client ask for a plunger after she used our upstairs bathroom! Bless her heart. Training little girls NOT to use an entire roll of toilet paper has been one of my life’s greatest battles.
So we went from having a little dark storage room in our lower level into making a pretty four piece bath.
Once the dust had settled from breaking ground and adding plumbing (they call that divorce dust! Eeek!) we added some shiny elements that make the space elegant and eye catching.
I may have learned to wall paper along the way too.
It was kind of a “must” after we had mud and sanded the uneven bathroom walls four or five times. 
They were terribly bumpy, no matter how hard we tried to eliminate all the lumps that had occurred after our home had shifted and settled over time.
I figured using some heavily textured wallpaper (that I found at our local Restore!) would add interest and draw the eye away from any wall bumps. 

After hours of hanging wallpaper all by my lonesome (the hubs apparently dislikes wallpaper with a passion)… it did its job PERFECTLY! 

The walls now look smooth and flush and the wallpaper has hints of gold and silver that tie the salon bathroom into the salon itself.
We added these long grey tiles and I couldn’t wait to wash them down! I just HAD to take a picture of another step along the way that was completed!! 
Of course, I love a new bathroom, but I wanted to give the space my typical vintage vibe.

 I wanted the space to echo the salons decor which would best be described, in my opinion as: “vintage-rustic-chic”.

Think pretty-sparkly meets textured-old-junk.
You can imagine how excited I was when I found this vintage painters ladder in my parents back yard. It was the perfect element of rusticness (New word alert!!) that I needed for this space. 
I simply drilled it to the wall with the help of my skeptic (again!) husband and hung a crisp bright white towel over one of the rungs. 
An original towel rack for an old-meets-new bathroom!
I cant wait for a bright sunshiny day so I can snap some pictures of the lower level bathroom that will do it justice.
 It looks simple and chic and has some charming elements in there too to keep the room interesting. I know you will love it!
Thanks for being patient with our makeovers over here. DIY takes twice as long when babies hang off of you and hide your drills. 
Our little estate is always a crazy but happy place. 🙂
TGIF to you and all of YOUR crazies!

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  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    November 8, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Love the wallpaper, can't wait to see more. Hugs,Marty

  • Alice B.
    November 9, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Looks good so far! We have a wall in my daughters room that must always have wallpaper for the same reason.