Monday, October 19, 2009

Guest Bathroom redo ~ Part 3

This is my contribution to and Metamorphosis Monday and Transformation Thursday.

Thanks To Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch and Sweet Gina over at The Shabby Chic Cottage for hosting these very popular weekly events!

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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 origianly priced at 25.00. Then marked down and down... until they ended up in the 2.00-3.00 bin.   What a bargin!

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 I guess I am hopelessly out of date as far as home fashion "trends".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 one morning it dawned  on me that I have this way out of date sunflower/garden theme going on in the guest bathroom.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 adheisive 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 legnth 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 wastbasket 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.


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Shelia said...

Hi and I do love your little sink openess coverup! You're very creative to think of doing this! Love the fabric and colors. Your bathroom looks so nice. I do like the toilet lid covers but have heard they're not very sanitary. So at the present, I don't have any on my lids.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's a very clever use of those curtains. And I think it is fine to decorate a room the way you like it. I also think that florals will stage a big comeback at some point. I'm already tired of a lot of the things I'm seeing with the retro fabrics and things. I will be glad when pretty returns. As Mario Buatta was overheard saying, "What happened to beautiful?"

I've never been much on toilet seat covers because I am forever scrubbing things in the bathroom. LOL! I'm a nut about that. But if you like it, go for it!

Happy Met Monday...


Sheila :-)

Maureen said...

Great redo and so few tools! Amazing what a little ingenuity will do! I love that you used the darker portion at the top of the sink. Good call!

Lori said...

What a clever idea!! Your bathroom is just lovely!!! I love the trash can and plant idea!!!

Delightful Dwelling said...

Thanks for sharing how you did this. I need to get some of that hook and loop tape. I love your bathroom, but I'm not so crazy about the toliet seat covers. I think yours draws attention away from all the pretty things you have in there and you don't really want to draw attention to the toliet.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

thanks for showing this--I can't believe that it was just the perfect!! It looks nice and matches your mirror frame. (so that hook and loop stuff just sticks on ??? no sewing??

I dont like seat covers--too messy for cleaning...and many men don't like it because it sometimes means they have to hold the seat up when going ;-) Thanks for sharing the how to do!

Julie said...

Your redo turned out to cute cute cute... Love it

{ L } said...

I saw part one and was impressed...and this pulls it all together! good work!

Happy Met Monday!

Kammy said...

Super sweet ! I love waverly stuff - good job !

NM said...

You are so very creative. I have a yucky old pipe off my toilet that looks awful-I am going to try your basket idea. Thanks for sharing this transformation. Best wishes, NM.

CiNdEe said...

I love your bathroom redo(-: I love sunflowers too!

Deb said...

so cute...I love sunflowers...they just make me smile....

Kim said...

@cheapchichome. Hi Bonnie Jeans, It never ceases to amaze me how many uses valances can have. Thanks for a new idea. I just found your website-it's very cute.

Wanda said...

so very cute

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