Google+ House Revivals: Master Bathroom Before and (Temporary) After

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Master Bathroom Before and (Temporary) After

Our master bathroom is still not completely finished, but it is completely functional.  We're just waiting on one little part for the bathtub sprayer, and a couple of electrical covers.  And a back splash. And a vent cover. Oh, and I guess we need to re-hang the door :)  But other than that, it's practically finished....
My husband is coming out from the city this weekend, and I thought it would be nice if we could use our bathroom.  So, I finished painting out the trim on the window, wiped down the tile, polished up the chrome, and stood admiring my work.... then looked out the window to the house two lots over.... and waved at the neighbor.
Oh, that's right.  Add window treatments to that list of little things we still need.   Right now.
Well, when I mentally inventoried my random assortment of sheets and items that might work as a temporary window covering  (most of our stuff is still in storage), I remembered these funky little vintage curtains I thrifted a couple of weeks ago.  I bought them thinking the fabric would be great to transform into shopping bags, or aprons.
These were originally from Sears, and still had the price tags pinned to them!  At $3.88 a panel, they cost me more to buy them from Goodwill.
They turned out to be just barely big enough to tack up as a temporary window covering. 
Is it a "designer look"?  Not really.  Is it fun and pretty, and functional? Definitely. Will it provide privacy for right now? Absolutely.

And now, I'm happy.  I finally get to use my new bathroom.  And here's a little reminder of how this bath alcove looked when we bought this house!
What do you think?  Is it better after?
Well, I have more trim to paint -- in the living room, this time.  I hope you're all having a lovely week!

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  1. Oh yes Amanda it is much much better after. How ever do you conjure up these ideas? I'm sure Kerry will enjoy his new bathroom. :-)

  2. oh my this is looking wonderful ... the "after" image of course!

  3. beautiful! even the curtains .. sorta. :o)

  4. Waaaay better than before!
    Those curtains - well, they'll make great bags! :)

  5. Super cute~ and your curtains are cute vintage that will be great bags! :) Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday :)

  6. You're doing a beautiful job. So much work! I'm impressed with all that you've done to this house.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

  7. Looks so nice and I love the curtains you found, how fun!!


  8. Oh that looks so nice! It's so amazing how far you've come with the houses. And congratulations on your baby! btw, I just started my first blog hop on nursery & kids decor if you have nursery pics to share? I'd love to have you join! Have a great day!

  9. Nice...what a transformation! Wanna come play in my is seriously ugly!


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