Sunday, October 17, 2010

Redo in the Loo

Hello, Dear Ones! I have an exciting post to share with you today. Well, it's exciting for me anyway. We've just remodeled our master bathroom! Whoopee!! Now I'm going to warn you - you're going to see some pretty scary nasty looking pictures. Turn away now if you're squeamish!

Our home is olden - 1970s olden - disco, mirrors, avocado green and harvest gold - keep those things in mind. Yep, I painted the bathroom red. Actually I painted over some nasty wallpaper which I couldn't get off the wall then I added a border! Don't hate me! :)

Tadah!! No more red walls and floral border and no more wall to wall mirrors. Now this was just finished last week so I have got some decorating to do but I couldn't wait to show you! Are you excited for me?

There's a great big old piece of wall to be decorated. I'm thinking maybe two good sized pieces of art or maybe four? I don't know. The huge mirrors were taken down and we had just two mirrors put up - one for Mr. Precious on the left and me on the right! Actually the mirrors aren't coming off these walls - they're glued down tight and the little tiles were put in as the frames. I wasn't sure I'd like this but I do! Do you realize how hard it was for me to clean these wall to wall to ceiling mirrors? I'd have to get my tiny stool and then climb upon the counters to clean them! No more! Hallelujah!! We also had a new cultured marble counter top made. The sinks are part of the counter. More stuff to love!

Here you can see the before and the after. The walls are painted a new creaminess of color - oops I've forgotten what it's called, but it's one of the historic Valspar colors from Lowe's. Crown molding was added at the ceiling and I love how it looks. Am I missing that border? No, no Nannette! Now we did keep this floor to ceiling mirror on the opposite side of the bathroom. It sits between these two closets. I've always kinda liked this mirror! I just have to get out my ladder to clean this one! :)

The doors and drawers fronts were pretty banged up, being so olden and all, so we had them resurfaced and now they look brand new. Well, the fronts are! :)

We changed out the yucky olden goldishness for the cleaner looking brushed nickel. hardware.

We installed, well "WE" didn't do it, but the little workmen did, these three vanity lights. Now they are an antique bronzy gold that I thought looked nice with the tiny tiles and they have little raised curlies that look like the brushed nickel.

Another before and after. You can see how the bathroom is a looooooooooooooong galley style. Chloe Dawn was sniffing the carpet for the last time. Why do people put carpet in bathrooms! I hate that! Now we have some nice tiles. You can see how the bathroom flows into the bedroom.

Oh, now here's the part that gets scary again. You can cover your tiny eyes if you want to. Beware, you've been warned!! You're looking at Mr. Precious' old shower. It was avocado green and was a fiberglass install. Nasty, nasty, nasty! I won't even go into it. Just feel sorry for me.

SCREAM! YIKES! OH, MY LORD, HAVE MERCY! I warned you - the tear out!! It does get better, I promise! :)


SIGH...Mr. Precious' new shower. Hallelujah! No more fiberglass, but nice tile work and a new shower head with motions! We've been in the dark ages for quite some time! :)

I just have to show you all the little pretty parts. Straight tile, tile on the diagonal, little tiny tile trim, new fixtures, nice bottom, No, No, Nannette, not mine, :) but the showers! Nice new glass doors!

Okay, again, feast your most gorgeous peepers on my bathing spot! I'm a soaking kind of gal and I've soaked for 13 years in that green tub and if you can see, the tub is surrounded on all three sides to the ceiling with MIRRORS! Oh, my goodness, I just didn't need to see my tiny little fatness multiplied 700 plus times each time I took my soak! Nasty little floor too. You do feel sorry for me, don't you? :( You don't see that lid cover either, do you? No, no Nannette, you do not!

Again, it's horror time! Mr. Precious and I came in to inspect after the workers left and I had to take photos so we wouldn't forget the horrific sight! I should have posed for you, but I was a little in shock! I'm sure you understand.

TADAH! Look, I know, I know, there's that darned avocado green tub. I wanted a new white one! But the contractor said 'this is a very good cast iron tub that's covered with great porcelain and to replace it would cost way over $1,000!' Mr. Precious said - keep it! So...what can I say? It does fit my most short little body and it is ever so easy to clean and it doesn't look too bad with the tiles, does it? Mr. Precious told me it's like we're preserving a little of the past...uh hum.

I did get a new white toilet though with a little fancy lid that doesn't slam but just drifts ever so softly down to meet the seat. You all probably have these. I guess I don't get out to bathroom shops often.


Then look at this little chandy. We've had it in here for years. It doesn't match the new brushed nickel but we love it so it's staying! It has sweet little stained glass and it has some 'green' so maybe it pulls in the tub color a bit? Please tell me it does. But it's a cute little chandy and it clings to that ceiling medallion. I think I should glaze the medallion don't you? It's very olden but just got a new paint job.

Well, there's our new master bath. Like I said I need to get something to hang on the wall between our mirrors and do something with the wall above the toilet, hang some little hand towel rings and poke something appropriate on the counter tops. I did buy some new Laura Ashley towns from Home Goods - they're fabulous! But I don't have to climb upon the counters any more, I don't have to close my most gorgeous baby blues any more because of the border, I don't have to think about all of the germies in the carpet any more and even though I wish I were soaking in a nice white tub, I don't have to see my tiny fatness multiplied in the tub to ceiling surround mirrors as I soak in my olden avocado green one!

See that door with the frosted glass? Well, we'll go in that area another day. :) I'm a little tease, huh? :)

I'm joining Our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday,

Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday,

and
Our Dear Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

She Came in Through the Bathroom Window


She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
But now she sucks her thumb and wanders
By the banks of her own lagoon

Didn't anybody tell her?
Didn't anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday,
Tuesday's on the phone to me

She said she'd always been a dancer
She worked at 15 clubs a day
And though she thought I knew the answer
Well I knew what I could not say.

And so I quit the police department
And got myself a steady job
And though she tried her best to help me
She could steal but she could not rob

Didn't anybody tell her?
Didn't anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday,
Tuesday's on the phone to me
Oh yeah.
~ sung by The Beatles



99 comments:

  1. Shelia!! Your new bath is fabulous! I love all of the tile work and the pretty creamy color. It looks like a spa now....
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  2. Your bathroom remodel looks fabulous. If you really hate the green tub, they can reglaze them very reasonably. Everything looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  3. wow wow wow... what a beautiful bathroom and a great transformation. I think the green tub is pretty in there and the contractor is right, they are super expensive to replace..
    I know you must love all this newness soooooooooooo much.. Its just so dang PURDY~!

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  4. Your master bath is exquisite Shelia. I love the changes you made and I think the green tub fits in perfectly now. Love the tile you chose. You'll have fun putting in the finishing decorative touches and I hope you'll share those with us too. I love to look at bath pretties in the stores.

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  5. Wow! What a gorgeous new bathroom. I'm so glad for you - I think you waited a long time to have such a wonderful room.
    ~Adrienne~

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  6. WOW! You've been a very busy girl. It looks great! La

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  7. Oh, what's behind that frosted glass door? I bet you are thrilled with all of your upgrades. It does look wonderful, and now you are in this century with a tiny toe in the past when you step into your tub. Have a great week. Sally

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  8. Your are such a joy to drop by and visit. Hey, I could live with the green tub, because of that beautiful chandelier that ties the two together!!! Don't forget lamps on that wonderful countertop.
    Enjoyed looking and I absolutely love the tile.

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  9. Shelia,
    Your new bathroom looks wonderful! And as usual, your post is a delight to read.
    It will be so fun to decorate....and to see what's behind that door.....

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  10. I loved being part of the kitchen party last week. I didnt' get to visit as many partygoers as I would have liked...but I did my best. Some days there's just not enough computer time!!

    Anyhow, I LOVE your bathroom redo!! It looks beautiful. I realize it's not totally finished yet, but what you've done looks fabulous. I LOVE the lighter walls and the more decorative mirrors. Oh, and the chandelier is beyond gorgeous.

    When I got married in the mid 80's, black everything was all the rage. Most of my custom-built house had black lacquer furniture...and our master bathroom had black fixtures, including a big massive soaker tub. I was totally overwhelmed with black!!! We moved from there before I could ever remodel, but believe me, I want light and bright now. It's amazing to think that I once LIKED all those black things...just like it's amazing to think that you once LIKED your bathroom that old way.

    Thanks so much for sharing. It was fun seeing the before and after photos...LOVE the afters!!!!

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  11. Have your tub reglazed! Everything looks great. We just had our master bath remodeled too. So much better!

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  12. Lovin' your new bathroom Sheila! Wow, there sure were a bunch of mirrors in the old one-the original owners must have loved to look at themselves-enjoy:@)

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  13. Lovely new bathroom, Shelia. I would die for a his and her bathroom, meaning of course you don't have to share a sink with anyone. Oh my, a dream. Our bathroom is too small for that *sigh* And look at all the drawers and cupboards. This bathroom speaks to me. Enjoy! Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

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  14. Shelia, I don't know what I loved more... your commentary (classic line: nice bottom, No, No, Nannette, not mine, :) but the showers!) or the new update! It's a toss up, and I love them both, but most of all I love YOU! LOL! You nut!

    And I think you did a good job blending the avocado tub in with the rest of it. Shhhhh, don't tell Mr. Precious, but don't they have companies that can resurface porcelain sinks and tubs? Could a white tub yet be in your future??? If not, the avocado is just fine. We have a "pink" tub upstairs in our house because the little old ladies who lived here LOVED everything pink. They could have hosted Pink Saturday in a New York minute! ;-)

    I really do love what you've done, and I wish you would come here and help your poor sister with her bath. You did well, my fellow Shelady!

    XOXOXO,

    Sheila :-)

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  15. I Love your "new" bathroom. The details are wonderful and I love all the updates.

    Mirrors - what can I say. I have a Wall of mirrors in my 2 sink vanity and if I keep the watts high enough to apply my makeup, then I'm totally grossed out by the dimpling on my, er, well, you get the picture :) I love your mirrors over the sinks only. That's exactly what I need!

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  16. Wowzers Shelia! We are so on the same page here girl - I am going through a similar master bath redo and just painted our walls a similar color. So much fun isn't it - getting a new bath? I can't wait for mine to be done - we aren't as far along as you are so I am way too jealous, but of course happy for you! Love what you've done so far!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  17. I can sense and hear the excitement in your voice...and even on your face in that one diva shot:) It looks fantastic. Honestly I would have kept the tub too, 1,000 is a lot of money! Well congrats to you guys, it looks great!

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  18. Oh Sheila - I Love, Love, Love your new bathroom. It looks fabulous. I am so jealous. I can relate to having an older "out-of-date" bathroom. But now you can't say that anymore - It's perfect!
    ~ Susie

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  19. Hi Shelia, what a fabulous bathroom redo - I know you LOVE IT! We got one of those slow closing potty lids a few years ago and I love it, too! I am so sorry I missed your wonderful kitchen party, but we have been out of town. I enjoyed your kitchen, though - so warm and cozy. Looks like the party was a huge success! Linda

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  20. Shelia,
    WoW! What an amazing bathroom transformation!That dear 'Mr. Precious' has a gorgeous shower!
    I'm anxious to see all the lovely elegant decorating touches you'll be adding in the very near future!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  21. That is a great remodel and I know you have to be thrilled with it! I really love the brushed nickel. it updates the space!
    Lacy

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  22. Just so fabulous Sheila!
    I love it all and even the green tub looks ok now.
    The shower is fantastic and I bet hubby is a loving that one!!
    But most of all, you had me just chuckling away with your great sense of humor!
    Love it!
    Cindy

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  23. Oh Shelia! First your kitchen and now your bathroom1 Oh you lucky girl! Love it!

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  24. Love your bathroom redo! Very smart to keep the green tub and chandy!
    Gorgeous!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  25. Lovely redesign! Looks fantastic!

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  26. What a lovely project (and blog!) Visiting from BNOTP and am so glad I stopped by! Thanks for the bathroom inspiration!! xo

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  27. Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! What a fabulous job my dear!!!I love the shower with the frameless shower door. Wonderful!

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  28. Oh Sheila it's just beautiful!! I appreciate the reno so much more seeing what it looked like before and what it looked like during the tear out!! It's a lot of work. When people show the before and after without those pictures, it doesn't seem real. Nice job! And you even got a photo of you and Mr. Precious in there! You are on a roll girl! A new kitchen and bath too....Wowzer!! What a nice kitchen party you had! I keep coming back and looking at them one by one when I can....yours was the most inviting, beautiful, and full of love so far to me! Love it!!

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  29. It looks wonderful. You are to cute with the comment about you and the mirrors around the tub! LOL!

    I am happy for you that you got a new bathroom after all those years of mirrors and green-ness.

    Have a great week.

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  30. Looks wonderful ! I think the avocado tub is charming and it looks just fine with the tile - things have a way of coming back into style, so you're just ahead of the curve !

    thanks for sharing,
    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  31. Sheila, I am so wishing I could get a new master bath! Yours is beautiful and you made such great choices with the tiles and the refacing! The new tile even makes the green attractive, and before you know it the avocado will be back "in" and you'll have the original! I'm looking forward to seeing all the little touches you add so be sure to show us! Linda

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  32. I don't think I've ever seen that many mirrors in one room!! And really, could there be a worse room to be surrounded by wall-to-wall & floor-to-ceiling mirrors?!

    Your makeover looks great!! And the avocado green tub does't look so bad. If it's good quality and the perfect size for your soaks, then why not keep it?? :-)

    Thanks for checking out & following my new blog :-) And yes, I'll definitely be doing some cooking :-)

    Kelly

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  33. Sheila,
    It looks great! I love your retro tub. Great job!!!

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  34. Shelia,
    It's looking like a completely different bathroom.

    You have a great room there.
    God bless,
    d

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  35. Hi Sheila
    Remarkable bathroom reno - I can see why you're happy now that it's done.
    I really like the brushed nickel too and as for your avocado green bathtub - well, it will be in fashion again before you know it.
    Judith

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  36. Oh my! Does that look like a fancy spa, or what! Now THAT is a re-do...of a loo...just for you...woo-hoo! Sorry! ;}


    m ^..^

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  37. Fabulous! We need to redo our master bath ... actually should redo them all!!!! Ack! Maybe you've inspired me!!!!!!!

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  38. Lovely re-do, it all looks beautiful!

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  39. I think that the '70's crazy decorator who did your bathroom came right up here and had a career renaissance and did our master bath. The clues are all there - the carpet, the full-wall mirror and the horror drawers and pokey shower. I'm sending your post to the Great Dane for inspiration. He thinks it's all fine!

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  40. How pretty! The paint alone made a huge difference. Love the tile around the mirrors. I would do one large piece of art between them. I know you are enjoying the new space!

    Your Heart of the Home party was such fun. Thanks again for hosting!

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  41. Your new bathroom looks wonderful. I painted our white too, but mine is pink..A lovely shade of pink. But the master bath is pure white and I love it.

    Now you have all sorts of options on how you want to decorate it...the bathroom decorating world is at your feet!
    (Wish I had something else to paint!) *drumming fingers here and looking around* Nope...nothing.
    Enjoy!!

    Lovin'hugs,
    Mona

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  42. I would think it would be hard to go into any OTHER room! I'm sure you are loving it! Have a great week, and please stop by and visit me too! Sandi

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  43. A wonderful redo and so very good that I didn't even recognize the tub as being your former one instead of a new one. Well done! Enjoy...

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  44. Wow, that is amazing! What a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing all the before and after pics.. Truly Amazing!

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  45. I think I'd go in that beautiful new room and just sit and admire all the new everything...even the tub looks great. I need a long soak! Congrats on picking out such pretty colors and fixtures...I love the brushed nickel.

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  46. Congratulations! This is a terrific makeover! I know the process can be scary - but your end results definitely are worth it!
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  47. Everything's so bright and pretty ...love the brushed hardware.

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  48. Wow Shelia! That turned out so gorgeous! You can tell that you guys carefully planned and thought out every square inch of it and the end result is just lovely! I'm sure you want to just squeal with delight every time you go in there...I would! :-) Thanks for sharing the transformation with us,
    Vanessa

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  49. Your bathroom is very nice, Shelia. How exciting to get a remodel. Love the new wall color, mirrors and the tiles...Christine

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  50. What a beautiful redo! Love the color and that gorgeous tile. Enjoy!

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  51. Well, Hi there, Sheila,
    I can see why you couldn't wait to show us! I just love everthing you did! Lightning the walls just opened everything up and it's so much brighter. Love that you put your tiles on the diagonal. I know you will love and enjoy it muchly. Congrats!!!!
    D

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  52. Oh, wow! Sheila! Your new bathroom is beautiful! You did a wonderful job. I love all the tile and the trim around the mirrors and I know you must be loving it! Enjoy yourself!

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  53. What a great reno!! And the tub could soo very well work! One of my fave colors is green!:)

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  54. oh my...I thought I was visiting a 5 star hotel bathroom! I love how it looks.....I wish that was MINE!

    Angie

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  55. Morning Shelia

    Love the makeover, what a great size bathroom. I only have a small mirror in our bathroom, I couldn't see myself in the nude when bathing, too much, although maybe it would make me realise that I really do need to lose weight and tone up!! We had a lovely old cast iron bath when I lived in London and it was resurfaced!!

    Great post as always, have a good week, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

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  56. Gorgeous redo, Sheila! EVERYTHING looks great. And instead of commenting on your beautiful NEW things, I want to say that I still love your green tub. I am NOT "shitting you" as my son would say!! I think it is great that you kept it. It is STILL good. Too many people now-a-days say, "I want the latest, forget if the old is still good" so I admire you for keeping something that is probably better than you can buy now. Also, I hate to say this, for myself more than you... but you know your 'border' that you took down? Well, I have purchased a similar 'border' that I am waiting to put UP! (when I get my "gumption to do so!) So isn't it funny that one man's "Get rid of it!" is another man's "Can't wait to get it up!" :) (Hey, I also liked the RED in the bathroom!) BUT, you re-do IS gorgeous, but I don't think you need me to tell you so. :)
    Best,
    Gloria

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  57. A fabulous transformation and now it looks so big and airy. Wonderful.

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  58. Fabulous, Fabulous Fabulous, THE COLORS ARE GREAT. God Bless Trish

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  59. Hi Sheila. It was lovely to hear from you again and WOW. Hats off on your bathroom remodel! It's just gorgeous!!!

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  60. I am doing the happy dance for you! I hate my MBR, but I am stuck with it a while longer. I know several have already told you this, but that tub can be resurfaced!

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  61. Oh what a transformation! I love it!!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  62. Oh, Shelia, I do love your new bath.

    Can you really LOVE a bathroom? Why, you bet your "if there's a ring in the bathtub....answer it", you can.

    Your green tub looks just great with that beautiful tile work. You know, I think folks get rid of things because it might not be HOT but then wish they had it back. I love your tub. Tell Mr. Precious I am with him on holding onto the past a little bit. :))

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  63. Hi Sheila
    You have the bathroom of my dreams. It's gorgeous. I can't believe how different it looks. The shower is so big and luxurious and I love the little tiles framing the mirror. I can see why Chloe Dawn is wanting to hang out in there too! Thanks for sharing the before and afters. Great post.
    Lindsay
    x

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  64. Hi Shelia!

    Oh girl, your bathroom looks stunning! What a wonderful transformation! now I can't wait to see what you do with the wall between the two sinks!

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  65. Hi Sheila,
    I absolutely love your remodel! I am not a fan of carpeted bathrooms in my house either. The bathroom really does look fresh and clean. Very nice!
    Valerie

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  66. Oh My Goodness Gracious Shelia! This is beauifully done! It is a bright, clean and shiny looking new bathroom. Gorgeous in every way sweet friend. You did great!

    I'll see you soon. I need a little bloggy break. ~Melissa :)

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  67. You two must be in new bathroom heaven. It all looks great.

    We have a shower/tub combination in our master bath, and my husband is wanting to take out the tub and just have a larger shower. I expect I have a mess to look forward to in my future.

    Please don't put me out for adoption. I promise to mail the package soon. Just think, if I continue being slack it might seem like a Christmas gift.♥

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  68. Hey Sheila!
    Love the new bathroom, it really looks great! At least you only have one green tub now, instead of a thousand from all those mirrors! :)

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  69. how exciting for you... beautiful job!!!!!!!!!!

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  70. What a fabulous bath remodel. We gutted ours out along with the Master Bedroom, hall and guest room two years ago. Moved walls I tell ya. I too had a avocado green tub.... cast iron covered with great procelain but baby, I stomped my cute little size fives down and got my wonderfully white Jacuzzi tub. What can I say....I'm spoiled! :o)

    Ya'll have a marvelously blessed 'fall' day!!!

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  71. Hi Shelia,
    You and Mr. Precious have been doing so much work to your lovely home and you have everything looking great. The bath room is lovely too and very up to date!
    Your kitchen party was so much fun-I definitely think you should do it every year!
    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  72. I really like the new countertop. And the shower is beautiful as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello.
    Enjoy your new loo.
    Joanne

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  73. I'm green with envy, I still have an 80's bath, and oh how I'd love a redo. Yes, the wall to wall mirrors, I just close my eyes and hope my hubby does too. yikes!
    love it!!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  74. Hi there,
    We are dying to redo our bathrooms and this is so inspirational. What a transformation! I just love love love it.
    Excited to have found your blog,
    From your newest reader,
    Jenny

    PS. Would love it if you checked out my new blog when you have time on day!
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  75. Great Bathroom Redo!!! Love the mirrors. I need to do the same. the room is very improved. Have you thought of resurfacing the tub. My daughter had a vintage tub resurfaced. It has been 8 yrs and it is in perfect shape.
    I am a new follower. I would pleased if you chose to follow me also. Ginger

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  76. Shelia, it's just wonderful!
    And I love the tiles around the mirrors, so cute.

    Great job, sweet friend!

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  77. Wow! You guys have been busy with some large projects.
    Your bathroom transformation is amazing! Love all that beautiful tile. The shower looks wonderful.
    I know you'll both enjoy your new bath!

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  78. Looks like I'm the last one to see your beautiful new bath!!! Congrats...it's beautiful...love that tile work...

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  79. What a fabulous re-do, Shelia! It doesn't even look like the same bathroom...so light, bright and spa-like! I love the new paint color. If you think of the name of the color, I'd love to know what it is. (I copied your Moen faucet so since I love Valspar paint, I might copy your paint color too! lol.)

    Do you feel like your pretty little head is about to explode with all the decorating decisions you've been making? I know mine sure does! I'm not even done with the kitchen renovations and I'm already shopping and trying to make decisions for an upcoming bathroom remodel too. :o I had to chuckle over what your contractor said about the tub because I have one of those cast iron tubs too. My contractor said they weigh about 400 pounds and it will take SEVERAL men to carry that beast out. He recommended I replace it with acrylic, which is non-staining, easy to clean, lightweight yet strong, and best of all...not anywhere near $1,000.

    Also, my sincere thanks again for hosting the kitchen party. For many reasons, it was undoubtedly THE BEST party I have been to in Blogland in a long, long time. I'm still working my way through the list.

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  80. What a transformation Shelia! WOW..it looks like a lovely spa, so beautiful and restful and I'll bet you can relax in that tub just as good as in a white one..very nice! Sorry I missed your kitchen thing, we were gone on a vacation for several days...and I missed you too! :D

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  81. Oh my goodness!!! Well first off, I am sorry I didn't make it to your Heart of the Home Party. Sniff sniff...I have been so tied up with life's details and such. I am still going through all the entries... you had a great turnout! Congrats!! Now on to your fabulous bathroom! Wow!!Wow! Wow! It turned out just fabulous. Even your sweet avocado green tub looks great. I just loved going through all your before and after photos!! Hugs!!!

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  82. Wow!!! Shelia, it looks awesome!! Great job! I am excited for you! :D

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

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  83. Well done, Shelia, your bathroom looks like real haven. The before wasn't such a horror though, lol. I will agree on carpetting in bathrooms...yuk!
    Thanks for sharing, dear friend :o)
    Hugs

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  84. We did the same things with a bathroom re-do and left the 1950s tub but had it re-glazed. It has been 7 years and it still looks great. Just find someone with a good reputation.

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  85. Fabulous new bathroom Shelia! I love that you kept the tub. They really don't make them like they used to.

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  86. Hi Shelia,
    Wow! it looks beautiful indeed. I love a fresh bathroom..
    Did you know you can have your tub repainted?. My sister had it done by professional tub re-finishers. It turned out so perfectly that we had our steel tub done. We also have a 1970 ranch style home. They just don't make tubs like they use to, so I can see why your husband wanted to keep it. Our tub looks great and no one knows the color has been changed.
    Have a sweet day and big hugs,Elizabeth

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  87. Hi Shelia
    Your new bathroom is gorgeous! I do like everything you've done. Your tub colour fits in there just perfect so its a good thing you didn't remove it.
    Wonderful lighting...and I like the cupboards they do look brand new...very lovely Shelia...
    *hugs*
    Judi

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  88. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! So funny that you took your photo in the torn out bathroom! lol. Have fun decorating!!

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  89. I do not know what I like best the fab transformation or your writing! I think you write in such a charming and engaging way. Love your fun spirit! hugs♥olive

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  90. Shelia, your bath looks great. What a wonderful job. I like how soothing and calming the area now is.

    I have those same light fixtures in my master bath.

    Just so pretty!!

    Hugs, Barb

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  91. How exciting for you to have your master bath remodeled! It's looking great! Can't wait to see how you decorate with accessories. The hunt will be so fun finding exactly the right things!

    Katherine

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  92. absolutely wonderful and beautiful transformation of a bathroom, now it looks like the vanity van of some hollywood star, the way its painted, the beautiful cabinets, the double sink and most of all the mirror and the lights, everything looks so beautiful and so smashing, i really love the idea of having more cabinets with two sinks and its just too good

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  93. Wow! Your bathroom looks so fresh a airy now. I'll bet your a loving the new look.

    -Rene

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  94. Great re-do! I have to agree, the mirrors by the tub had to go! What we they thinking?????

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  95. Great re-newed bathroom! I love your term "olden," & that's exactly what we have going on in our townhouse. Hopefully, some bathroom remodeling is in our not-too-distant future.
    Carol

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  96. Hi Shelia, your bathroom makeover looks beautiful. I like the green tub. The new color is much better. Especially with the crown molding. I love crown molding. The new mirrors are so pretty too. I know you are loving the change. I am too. Good job. The shower tile is gorgeous, I almost forgot to mention it. I am very happy for your lovely new bath.
    Warm hugs, Jeanne

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  97. Great work on your bathroom! Congrats! One idea you may have already considered or investigated...I think there is a specific paint available that you can use to paint over porcelain enamel if you would like to change the color of the tub. Just an idea...

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  98. I love your bathroom remodel! I would check around and see if someone would come out and refinish the bathtub. It should run you well under the $1000 quote that made Mr. Precious blanch and then you'd have your white tub. If you are a soaking girl, nothing retains heat and keeps you toasty like cast iron!

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  99. I'm a big fan of your bathroom. I love the colors and the cabinets so much. And I absolutely adore the color of your tub. It gives the bathroom such a vintage tub look that is just fantastic.

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