Thursday, March 11, 2010

countdown to renovation 2010 -- i mean Spring Break 2010

It always amazes me how a new paint color and a little polished sparkle can make a room dance to a new tune.

Last year, with the help of THE Layla Palmer I undertook a small remodeling of my hallway bathroom on a budget based from my returned pharmacy book money.

Here is what I started with:

And here is where I went:

To read the full story go here!

I have spent a year with this lovely bathroom (I still have yet to install the new faucet I purchased after my successful yard sale -- shame on me), but why am I revisiting my little bathroom you ask?

I am pondering a color change.

Mr. B and I painted his "man-cave" SW Retreat during my Summer Reno Project...I mean summer break, and the color really appealed to me. So, I am leaning toward Oyster Bay which is just a shade lighter than Retreat and more gray than blue.

Oyster Bay in all her glory

Or....going with a neutral.....or maybe even something daring that can be accomplished within a tight budget. :)

BUT! My BIG reno for this break will be my master bedroom. I need that space to be soft and serene for my upcoming Spring quarter...I will need all the sleep I can get.

So here I am with 1 week left of school (I should be studying, but I needed a break). Finals start this Monday and end Friday morning...which means I will be stopping at Lowe's around lunch time.

I have a fun filled weekend planned so stay tuned. I am going to throw some posts your way only because I will be MIA next week with finals.

Time to wish upon a star! (for good grades and decor inspiration)


FYI --- Lola is out of the hospital and at Providence Rehab! We are so excited and more importantly she is excited. We plan on visiting her dorm room this weekend and having her give a us a little tour of her new home for the next 2 months. :)


  1. Love the Oyster Bay. Perfect grey blue. I say go for it.

  2. Wow! Your bathroom reno is awesome!! Good for you and what promise that beholds for the master! Can't wait for pictures!!

  3. I really like the blue that's in there now. But I understand the need for change. Our powder room is a dark cranberry color and everyone always compliments us on it. But I am ready to lighten things up and hope to paint it a bone white this weekend.

  4. I think your renovation is amazing! LOVE the color in there now...but that Oyster Bay is beautiful. So funny as I was looking at it for our master bath the other day. :) We are on similar wavelengths aren't we?! Currently ours is Everyday Green by Martha Stewart...not my dh's favorite. I don't mind it, but I'm very much needing a change! Can't wait to see what you do!
    Enjoy your weekend, and so happy for Lola!

  5. I love your style...simply beautiful....:)

  6. Your bathroom makeover is great, and on returned book money, even better!
    Good luck next week! It will be over before you know it!

  7. Thank you so very much for you kind words! It was truly delightful meeting you and all of the other ladies this afternoon. You have no idea what a blessing it was to spend time with other ladies, meanwhile knowing that my hubby was holding down the fort!

    I can't wait to see what you do with your finds and what you decide to do w/ your bathroom.

    Good luck on finals next week!!

  8. Be still my beating heart! Your bathroom renovation is incredible! And THE Layla Palmer?? She left a comment on my blog once and I almost spontaneously combusted. To have her assist in redesigning a!!

    Oyster Bay is absolutely perfect. I should have stopped by before painting this weekend. We wanted a gray blue for our master bath and I think it came out a little too blue. Oyster Bay was what we were actually looking for. Can't wait to see all of your projects! I know I'll be blown away per usual!

  9. Am loving your oyster bay color! You did such a wonderful reno on that bathroom, I love it! Good luck with your last week!
    take care-

  10. I love me some blue-grey like my life depends on it. Such a beautiful shade to complement what you've already done to the space. So coastal chic! Oh dear, I'm contemplating painting our bathroom now......I cannot wait to see the faucet you scored.

  11. Oh I love the bathroom! The color is just divine! Thanks for sharing it. :-)

  12. Did you make the framed shells, or buy them somewhere?


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