When Totty sent us photos of her almost unbelievable bathroom makeover we just had to share the big transformation. Here’s her letter:
My husband and I are fellow Richmonders and have been following your blog for quite a while. I wanted to share some pics from our newly renovated bathroom. This poor room has had 2 makeovers in 4 years. It hadn’t been updated since the 60’s so it was in dire need of one and we unfortunately chose a bad tile guy who did a HORRIBLE job, hence the 2nd makeover this summer (I posted the full story on my blog). We were definitely budget conscious when planning this redo, but knew that re-tiling the shower & floor was beyond our skill level. We interviewed multiple contractors and felt confident in the one we chose. My husband and I did the remainder of the work- new paint, new woodwork around the window, lighting, electrical, etc. We chose CHEAP basic bone tile from Home Depot for the shower room walls and floor and then got the shower floor tile on clearance at Mosaic Tile. The wall color is Valspar from Lowe’s in Natural WV37001 and the wallpaper is a commercial brand called Wolf Gordon- Wave, Champagne. The storage boxes are from Ikea and originally came with a white terry cloth covers. I just picked up a half yard of fabric from a local shop (Williams and Sherrill) and used my staple gun to create a new look. I think they might be my favorite part of the makeover! Hope you love it! -Totty
Here’s the dated looking before shot:
And the amazing after pics:
Is that not a fantastic bathroom makeover? They definitely made that room like like a million bucks with surprisingly affordable items like cheap tile and even a staple gun! You can read more about their process on their blog, and of course feel free to tell them your favorite part of their big bathroom redo right here. We can’t decide between the reupholstered storage bins or the amazingly subtle wallpaper behind the sink. Lovely!
Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but we’re breaking out the gratitude early for our monthly thankyouverymuch to all of our wonderful sponsors. After all, they’re the folks that keep YHL (and us Petersiks) up and running, so we’re quite appreciative of their support. And they’re great resources for a lot of super fun stuff, so we hope that you have fun poking around. Here they are in no particular order…
Oliver Fabrics is an amazing source for scoring high-end fabrics usually only available to designers and architects (they’re luxe and oh so drool-inducing). Explore their fabric samples, get inspiration from their blog or fall in love with their pillows. We might be especially guilty of the last one…
Z Gallerie has been a favorite of ours for a while – popping up in our house, a slew of mood boards, and even in giveaways – so you can imagine how thrilled we are to have them popping up on our sidebar. We’re already dreaming of a white, ceramic Christmas…
Shades of Light always provides us with great inspiration for lighting (and even rugs and other accessories!) thanks to their wide variety of delicious merch. Richmonders can even drop in and check ‘em out in person, and everyone else can order easily online with their fun interactive catalog.
The Glass Mosiac Outlet (aka Design for Less) is just pure eye candy. Especially if your tasty treat of choice is beautiful glass tile. Mmmm. We’d love for some of their mouthwatering goods to end up in our future bathroom update, that is if we can decide which ones to pick…
Garnish is perfect for those who believe that the right packaging is just as important as the right gift (it really does make all the difference). On their site you’ll find great ideas for gift baskets, party favors or entertaining – plus all the supplies you’ll need to present everything beautifully.
Frame the Date is another giveaway-turned-sponsor and we’re so happy they stuck around. Don’t forget to use the code YOUNGHOUSE to get 15% off any order (might we suggest a finely-framed anniversary, birthday or otherwise special date?). We just love personalized treasures like these!
WallQuotes.com needs no introduction. Score pre-designed (or custom!) vinyl wall decals to put your favorite saying somewhere that it can be enjoyed everyday… or where it’ll serve as a friendly reminder to your spouse, like below.
Lisa Leonard Designs offers beautiful, custom designed necklaces and bracelets that are each made from hand-cut, hammered, antiqued and polished sterling silver. She also offers a slew of great gifts for the impending holiday season, new moms and even that special man in your life.
Blend Creations creates the most original and modern stainless steel jewelry that we’ve seen in a while (I adore the mother of pearl earrings). You’ll find stylish necklaces, bold rings and even whimsical monster pendants like the one below (which benefits UNICEF, btw).
Quirk Gallery is one of our favorite spots for gift inspiration right here in Richmond. Whether it’s art, decor, jewelry, and loads of other fun stuff, they’ve rounded up quite an amazing collection of fabulous pieces at any price. And don’t forget that this is the last month to catch them as part of Antiques of Broad every other Saturday (both tomorrow and Nov 21).
Century Finds always gets us giddy because their fun vintage finds never cease to charm the pants off of us. This month we’re totally enamored with this Modern Design A – Z deck of prints. How posh would your little one be if he or she learned the alphabet along with a bevy of iconic designers?
Cardboard Safari doesn’t stop at just animals and skulls, they’ve also got plenty of festive cardboard creations for the holiday season. Celebrate fall with an autumn leaf wreath (you can even customize it with copper or bronze spray paint- wouldn’t that be amazing?) or get into the Christmas spirit with trees & snowflake wreaths (that you can glitter-fy or paint to your heart’s content).
Thanking all of the sponsors has been tiring, so thank goodness The Natural Sleep Store has organic bedding – like the mattress we’ve got in our bedroom – to help you sleep comfortably and eco-friendily (is that a word?). They teamed up with us after we boasted about how much we loved our new mattress, and we’re so glad they did!
So there you have our monthly roundup of the amazing companies and products that put food on the table and smiles on our faces (we love that they range from mom & pop business to nationally run companies and from local start-ups to pretty universally known names). We have so much to be thankful for, and we hope you guys enjoy getting to know our sponsors as much as we do! Especially with all that holiday shopping that we foresee in your future…