Reader Redesign: Ooh La Loo

Roeshel’s bathroom went from caterpillar to butterfly thanks to her spot-on eye for elegance and her handy hubby Russ. Here’s her letter:

I’m a big fan of your blog (I’m a daily reader) and wanted to share my before/after pics of our powder room because a lot of times, you’re my inspiration. I think you’d approve!  Haha.





Here’s a list of sources for you:

  • Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Smoke
  • Trim Color: BM Designer White
  • Tile: Shore/bocachica
  • Pedestal Sink: Glacier Bay (Home Depot)
  • Faucet: Pegasus 9000 (Home Depot)
  • Light Fixture: Tear Drop Chandelier (Urban Outfitters)
  • Curtain: Abstract Floral/mist (Brocade Home)
  • Vanity Mirror: Kingston Wall Mirror Shelf (
  • One Tough Chick Wall Hook: (One of my favorite shopping sites)
  • Pitcher/Basin: Homegoods/TJ Maxx
  • Caldrea Liquid Hand Soap:
  • Bud Vases: (no longer available)

I’m so proud of Russ for all of his hard work! Thank you so much! -Roeshel

We’re all over this gorgeous makeover, and we just had to laugh because we actually have the same teardrop chandelier from Urban Outfitters in our very own half bathroom. It’s a small world (full of glittering bathroom chandys). Gorgeous work Roeshel and Russ! To learn more about their fabulous transformation, drop in on Roeshel’s blog. Thanks so much for sending the delicious pictures our way guys!


  1. Martha says

    Beautiful job! I checked out your blog, Roeshel, and fell in love with the one cute chick hook, had to order one for myself!

  2. Rowan says

    to anyone who hasn’t clicked the link above to Roeshel’s blog i urge you to do so to truly see the incredible makeover in all its glory. i love it!

  3. Natalie says

    Great job! I just finished painting a bedroom with Benjamin Moore Smoke today. It’s such a lovely color.

  4. says

    I saw that faucet at Home Depot and thought it was so ugly. I see it in your bathroom and now I want it! lol. Great job!

  5. Heather says

    I was very curious about your favorite website, “modcloth”. Curiousity got the best of me and I have to say thank you so much, I absolutely love the site:)

  6. says

    Greetings from our FL vacation everyone (blog withdrawal got the best of me so I’m sneaking on and what an awesome surprise!!!)

    Thanks Sherry & John for sharing our transformation with your readers and to everyone for your kind comments!

    Back home tomorrow and can’t wait to catch up!

  7. Mary Evers says

    Hi, I have a question regarding the Tear Drop Chandelier. You mentioned you have the same one. My local Urban Outfitters told me it is purely decorative and not a light fixture. It doesn’t have a lightbulb in it. And it’s $999!!! Is it possible they were providing me with the facts of a different Tear Drop?
    Did you get yours a long time ago? Maybe they don’t carry the type you have any longer. Please respond because I’m in the middle of a master bath reno & would love to have a light like yours. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…right?

    Mary Evers

    • YoungHouseLove says

      Hey Mary,

      Hmm, I’m very confused by the info you got. Our teardrop chandy was somewhere in the neighborhood of $15. Maybe it went down to $9.99 on sale and they misread it as $999? Strange! As for the it’s-not-really-a-light-fixture comment, that’s partially true. The teardrop chandelier is made to hang from the ceiling and accommodate a basic light kit (a bulb on a cord that either can be plugged in and swagged to the ceiling or hardwired into a ceiling fixture box) but that is sold separately. Since we have sconces in the bathroom (and no ceiling fixture box) we opted to hang ours from the ceiling in a purely decorative way without the light kit. It’s a nice glittering accent in an otherwise pretty small and plain room. But Roeshel clearly added the light kit to hers and it looks as if it’s hardwired for a sleek look so that’s definitely possible with the chandelier. Maybe you can try ebay if they can’t seem to track one down at Urban (we’ve heard it’s no longer on sale there). Hope it helps!


  8. Mary Evers says

    Hi, I just called UO again to have them clarify the price. You are right…it is only $9.99. When they originally told me it was nine ninety nine I guess I assumed wrong. (Ya think?)
    They also gave me the same info on the light kit. Thanks for clearing this up for me. Now we know what happens when you assume. haha
    Have a safe Memorial Day!


  9. Mary Evers says

    I just got back from my local Urban Outfitters with my new Tear Drop Chandelier. It was their last one and I snagged it for $4.99!!! I’m pretty excited about it. Our toilet & shower are in a seperate room from the vanity divided by a pocket door. I want to hang it over the toilet from the exhaust fan. It should look very pretty.
    Thanks again for clarifing the price. If I thought it was $1000 I never would have gotten it.

    • YoungHouseLove says

      Hooray for your $4.99 chandelier score! Gotta love Urban Outfitters for that. Send us after pics!