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  • fun teen lime green bathroom, Fun colorful bathroom for my teen. Lime green black and white are the chosen combination. New fixtures and brushed nickel hardware complete this room. towell bar is homemade., Bathrooms Design

    fun teen lime green ba...

    7 photos, 20,172 Views, Flag

  • baby boy blue, I found a crib set I loved, but it was too expensive and frilly and made for a round crib. My mother ordered the same fabrics and made the entire crib set, window treatments, and hamper. I loved the french toile and polka dot silk. Thank goodness for talented mothers.

I am so happy that so many people love this room as much as me. Here is the requested info...

Painted the whole room white w/
Benjamin Moore "Decorator's White"--this is my favorite crisp white color (you may have to paint your trim with it in high gloss b/c it makes other whites look dingy) 
Then we taped off very large stripes and used...Waverly Home Classics "Blue Boy" WV37005 from Lowes

, Nurseries Design

    baby boy blue

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  • Simple and Serene Family Room, This was the first room we added to our mobile home 2 years ago.We relax,visit and watch tv here.The double door leads to the rest of our home. The other door takes you out to our deck in the back yard., Living Rooms Design

    Simple and Serene Fa...

    4 photos, 2,471 Views, Flag

  • modern french bathroom - w before pictures, this is our bathroom. we had to keep it the same size to keep the integrity of the 1924 house. we loved to mix old elements with new so put in a claw foot tub a crystal chandelier and an old beaded venetian mirror (which we put on tracks to hide a medicine cabinet) with a modern shower sink and faucets. The back wall is all small pieces of lime stone. The wide sink with 2 faucets works great for us., Bathrooms Design

    modern french bathroo...

    14 photos, 18,496 Views, Flag

  • Romantic Shabby Cottage Master Bath on a Budget, This is the finished sink area of our make-over.  We used old furniture for the vanity, that we added 3-D roses to, and painted and distressed.  We splurged on the new mirrors,sinks and faucets (which we ordered online from Canada to try to match the color of the vintage light fixture), but the lighting fixture came from a flea market, and the plates are from my large collection.  We hope you like it as much as we do., Bathrooms Design

    Romantic Shabby Cott...

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  • Alia's Adorable Abode, Pink and brown nursery, Nurseries Design

    Alia's Adorable Abode

    9 photos, 5,778 Views, Flag

  • Masterbath Phase I Complete, Welcome to the completion of Phase I of our His/Her Master Bathroom remodel. Phase I included the teardown of a wall, taking out wall paper, texturing and painting walls, replacing cabinetry, replacing a large garden tub with a smaller Jacuzzi tub, replacing the toilet, installing a new Travertine floor and installing new light fixtures. Phase II will be modernizing the shower stall and replacing the manmade marble countertops. Phase III will be installation of a flat screen TV on the wall by the bathtub. Continual decoration will also happen., Bathrooms Design

    Masterbath Phase I C...

    9 photos, 2,940 Views, Flag

  • extreme mobile home kitchen make over, UNDER $9000-2 BEFORE pics at end - SCARY, We have made a major makeover to what started out to be an old single wide mobile home.We made it bigger and 100% better. My husband did it all on weekendsI suffered for 6 weeks without a sink but boy was it all worth it. Price doesn't include appliances., Kitchens Design

    extreme mobile home k...

    14 photos, 19,588 Views, Flag

  • Just Breathe...and relax, Traded the pink & blue 1950's bath for clean lines and openness.  Since master was small and we were not able to enlarge the space we knocked out the wall between the toilet and vanity and added another sink.  Installed rimless doors so the eye could see all the way into the shower creating an open and airy look.  , Bathrooms Design

    Just Breathe...and re...

    5 photos, 15,283 Views, Flag

  • Welcome to our SPA MASTERBATHROOM, last year we moved into our new house. 
master bathroom was in a terrible shape. we rebuild the whole thing. as a matter of fact we rebuild the whole house. MAKE SURE YOU SEE BEFORE PICTURE. we made our bathroom bigger, tiles all way trough, 
jacuzzi soak tub, modern fixtures, 
tower warmer, modern shower. 
hope you like it. , Bathrooms Design

    Welcome to our SPA ...

    20 photos, 7,414 Views, Flag

  • Classic Style with a Modern Twist Renovation, Separate walk-in shower with subway tile surround, bench, and marble accents. Clawfoot tub, marble floors, double vanity, marble sink, Bathrooms Design

    Classic Style with a ...

    15 photos, 17,109 Views, Flag

  • Rich Luxury Appeal, Took our old dingy bathroom which had a barn wood panel wainscotting, peeling ceiling, stained linoleum floor... to a luxurious, relaxing and bright retreat.  Who'd ever want to leave this bathroom when you have all the necessities around you.  Looking for suggestions for window treatments and what to hang above toilet or wall opposite toilet., Bathrooms Design

    Rich Luxury Appeal

    10 photos, 2,298 Views, Flag

  • Vintage Spa Master Bathroom, We converted a cramped pink 1940s master and 1/2 bathroom into a beautiful, vintage inspired spa master bathroom suite, complete with claw foot tub, walk-in closet, tiled spa shower, and radiant heat tiled floors. , Bathrooms Design

    Vintage Spa Master B...

    7 photos, 9,281 Views, Flag

  • Master Bath: From Hideous to Heavenly, Our master bath was ugly and not very functional.  The tub faucets were on the wrong side and the corner shower was tiny.  I think it had been (badly) updated in the 80's.  There was a cavernous opening with shelves that was the first thing you saw when entering the room.  We gutted the room last year but kept the same location for the fixtures.  I absolutely love this room now; it is so French and elegant!  I have not finished accessorizing and am also planning to have Venetian plaster applied to the walls., Bathrooms Design

    Master Bath: From Hi...

    15 photos, 6,350 Views, Flag

  • I DID IT ! Masterbath - a place for dancing!, After my first tiling experience, a tiny guest bathroom floor was a success, I thought I was ready to tackle the 200 sq' masterbath.  I really didn't know what I was getting into...

I have no formal training in design or construction, but I am a creative person and love a challenge.  I could see the potential in this large bathroom and wanted to remodel it myself.  Being my first major DIY renovation project, I just took it one step at a time and spent A LOT of time on the internet looking up how to do this and how to do that!

The first step was to demolish the shower walls, ceiling and floor.  This was sort of fun, but revealed a nasty wet wall behind the showerhead caused by gaps in the caulking at the bottom of the shower. This probably had been going on for years and is the reason for the constant mold problem.  

The next step was to convert two of the full walls to half walls to really open up the dark shower. Not knowing if the walls were load bearing, I didn't feel confident in doing that part myself.  A construction crew was able to cut down the existing studs and raise the ceiling in just a few hours.  Then, with the help of my husband, we installed the plumbing, insulation and cement board on the walls and ceiling of the shower.

Then I was on my own again...for months. 

After much research, I decided to use kerdi membrane for waterproofing the shower.  This part was fairly expensive and time consuming.  The most challenging part, however, was creating the mortar bed for the shower floor. This is a large shower, 4'x8', and probably not the best one for a first timer.  It was a very stressful few hours but worked out well.

Then it was on to tiling.  This was my first time tiling a vertical surface.  And to make matters more difficult, the walls were out of square and I had chosen to use a rectified tile with very narrow, 1/16", grout lines.  So every tile had to be laid just perfectly with its neighboring tiles or it would really show up and look unprofessional.  Let me just summarize by saying, tiling the shower walls took several months, off and on.
Laying the 20 x 20 bathroom floor tile, on the diagonal, was a breeze after having completed the shower.  I then tiled partially up the walls in the entire bathroom and used travertine mosaic pieces and "stone" listellos to cap off the top row of tiles.  I painted the white laminate cabinets a faux wood grain and painted the existing bright gold light fixtures to a bronze color.  My final stage was to remove the wallpaper and paint the walls.

It was more than six months from the start date, but eventually I was able to emerge from the bathroom with a smile on my face and a great feeling of accomplishment!  And, now I have a great place for zumba!

I completed the project just over my $10,000 budget, with the major expenses being the shower glass installation, the granite, the kerdi membrane and the tile supplies. 
, Bathrooms Design

    I DID IT ! Masterba...

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  • RPC's elephant and animal nursery!, Our son, RPC, is arriving soon and we hope he loves his nursery! We tried to make it soothing and filled it with lots of hand-made-with-love touches along the way!  We hand-painted the tree above the crib using a projector, chalk and then paint.  The bedding and valance are from PBK and there are  other elephant-themed touches throughout the room not shown in these pictures (i.e. elephant knobs on dresser, monogrammed elephant piggy bank, elephant family mirror, etc.) 3 frames above nursing chair/ottoman were a hand-made gift from a talented friend. :), Nurseries Design

    RPC's elephant and an...

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  • Master Bath Makeover, This master bath makeover was done on a shoestring budget but included new dental moldings, bath canopy, lighting, trim, and paint. The dressing room vanity lights still need to go but the redo has given them new life until that change can happen., Bathrooms Design

    Master Bath Makeover

    10 photos, 1,325 Views, Flag

  • Our Dream Bathroom, A wonderful space to get ready for the day and relax when the day is done.  Hope you enjoy!, Bathrooms Design

    Our Dream Bathroom

    4 photos, 20,565 Views, Flag

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