Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Guest Bathroom redo ~ Part 3 (plus giveaway)

Time for Transformation Thursday!

This week I am having a giveaway!
It's my very first and it is for an
adorable Pumpkin Head Box.

Be sure to click on the link
at the bottom of this post.


Some of you have asked for the details on how I made the skirt for my pedestal sink. This is part 3 in my Guest Bathroom Redo.

I had some 2.00 Waverly cafe curtains (still in the pkg.)... got a bunch off the clearance table at J.C.Penny a few years lotta years back. 

I liked the pattern, and the material was a nice heavy cotton...good for pillows, etc.  They were originally priced at 25.00. Then marked down and down... until they ended up in the 2.00-3.00 bin.   What a bargain!

Let me stop right here and explain myself. I guess I am hopelessly out of date as far as home fashion "trends". I have collected things throughout the years and just can't let go... but that's another story for later.

Anyway... one morning it dawned  on me that I have this way out of date sunflower/garden theme going on in the guest bathroom. The good news is that I have several packages of those Waverly sunflower patterned kitchen curtains. 

So... out came the cafe curtains and low and behold... one pair was 36"long and actually the exact width to wrap the sink...perfectly!!!

I got out my self adhesive hook and loop tape and stuck the to loopy side to the curtain and the hooky side on the top edge of the sink. 

I flipped the curtains (from how they would hang on a window) so that large pattern was at the top because I thought it balanced the sink better by adding the bold at the top, since there is color in the rug. You'll see later...

Next I needed to sew up bottom a few inches and in 20 minutes flat... Okay... I never even got my sewing machine out for this project! I used double stick tape to "hem" up the bottom . Now I'm pretty sure that will not make it through the wash and will take it off before washing so that it will not get all gummy.  Also if it shrinks in length like most cotton, I won't have a "high water" sink!

So that is how I covered the sink issue... and now I actually have discreet storage for the extra TP and cleaning supplies!!!

I also wanted to hide the ugly pipe coming out of the toilet. It just always seem to look so dirty. I had been using a plastic flower pot but it wasn't high enough.

I bought this green wastebasket at Ross... a "happy find". But it still wasn't tall enough to hide the pipes.

So... I took the plastic flower pot and set it inside the basket. That raised it up just enough to hide the pipes!!!

This sure looks better than what I started with. What do you think about having a toilet seat cover? Not real sure about it. What do you think?

You can see the first part
of the redo ( and the new faucet)
by going here.


I have more "fixers" in this bathroom, like the way. too. high. ceiling, to share another time. I will involve beadboard... but not in the usual way.

It will definitely be painted and it may, or may not, include a sunflower wallpaper border ( heard me) that I've had for years.

All I'm gonna say is that it will be
a little topsy ~turvy.


Now go enter for the
Pumpkin Head box giveaway!

Then go on over to The Shabby Chic Cottage. Thank you Gina for hosting
Transformation Thursday
click here



Priscila said...

oh my gosh love ur shop and ur blog is lovely!!! Great job!
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Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great idea, and you could never have found fabric at a better price. Jackie

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Thanks for the tute. I don't have any pedestal sinks, but if I did, now I'll know what to do, *grin*

Adrienne said...

I have always liked sink "skirts" Hint - for the hem get some Tear Mender. It will hold that hem up through washing and ironing. Better than double stick tape. I added a "bottom" on my shower curtain (plus beads) to lengthen it using nothing but Tear Mender. I've also mended sheet edges and pillowcase hems. Love the stuff

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Very thrifty work!

Anonymous said...

Look how cute you are! Terrific job!

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Bunny Jean,
It's so nice to meet you! I really appreciate you kind visit to my blog and that you are following along as well. I'll do the same. Your blog is wonderful!

What a beautiful fabric and sink transformation. Very inspiring. Your bathromm and home are just gorgeous!

Come by anytime and visit with me. You're always welcome my friend.

Many Blessings and Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I do like it! I am a gardener, and it has that "garden" feel to it. Great job!

Anonymous said...

That toilet rug/cover thing is a no-no.

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