Thursday, May 28, 2009

Before and After

Don't you just love a Before and After? Me too. A good friend of mine, Maria T. decided to redo her powder room and let me take pictures during the makeover.

I wish I could have taken a picture before the room was primed. It was bright red with a gold birdcage hand painted on the wall. Very cool to everyone except Maria who was tired of it.

She replaced the old vanity with this cabinet from Susan Covington. If you live in Wilmington, I am sure you know Susan and all her fabulous furniture and doors.

She had the tile removed and hardwood floors put down by this very happy worker. Then she had them stained, and restained and worked on them some more because, you know, nothing is ever easy!

For a fun touch Maria painted the ceiling a bronze metallic it!

And then the most exciting part of all...the wallpaper!! Isn't it amazing!! It just makes the bathroom.

This gives you a better look at the vanity all finished and ready for guests!
What a difference! Great job, Maria! If you are in the neighborhood and need a bathroom break, stop by. Maria won't mind and it looks even better in person.

Here's the same wallpaper in green. It has such a fun, crisp feel.
The wallpaper is from the Velluto Collection in Tile. You can see more here.

Someday I'll have to show you a few before and after's from my house. Just picture a pink and maroon bathroom with a giant square tub. Only problem is I haven't finished the after part..but I am working on it.

Have a great day and don't forget the Big Green Warehouse sale starts tomorrow! More info here.


  1. I adore the wallpaper! Of course I'd want the blue. I love seeing before and afters. I can't wait to see you soon!

  2. Beautiful- I despise wallpaper but that looks really good!

  3. Adore the wallpaper. And love B&A's!

  4. super-cute!

    SO JEALOUS of you and your big green warehouse. gah.

  5. Those are fun before and afters. I have always been so anxious to get started that I forget good before pictures... its a personality flaw... I never know how good it is going to turn out... then I'm sorry!

    Love that wallpaper!

  6. Love the finished bathroom! Though it would have been fun to see the gold birdcage!

  7. I love the morroccan-inspired wallpaper... and the whole look! I love, love, love before and afters! Thanks for sharing... of course, now I want to go remodel my bathroom :-)

  8. The after looks gorgeous! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Seriously? That's one of the most gorgeous redos I've seen in a long time! I looooove that wallpaper, and I'm scouring my brain right now trying to figure out a way I can use it! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love, love that bathroom. The wallpaper is amazing and I love the similar shape from the wallpaper appearing in the mirror molding as well! Great job Maria!

  11. Oh I think I died and went to heaven, that was divine! I have loved that wallpaper for a while but I haven't been able to use it yet. I am saving this in my LOVE file!


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