Wednesday, March 19, 2008

ABC Wednesday - I

I is for Interior

Our little tiny half bath in the back was dark and hadn't been updated in many years! This is not used much by guests so I keep the litter pan back here. I wanted it to look a little retro, and lighter. The pictures on the walls are pictures I've taken over the years. By the medicine cabinet is a picture of my old Soot cat. He died about 3 years ago and was 13 years old. I've loved this picture of him so thought I'd use it.


We put in a new toilet and tore out the old dark 60's vanity . I chose to put in this white bead board vanity.









I painted it a soft yellow, put the trim up around the window and painted all the trim white. We put in Levelor blinds and I made the valance to match curtains on the other side of the bathroom,





I haven't replaced the old medicine cabinet yet, still thinking about that. I might go with a mirror instead of another cabinet. The light fixture was replaced with a shiny silver one.




This cabinet and the one below had huge doors that were a pain in such a little room. Especially the bottom one, where I keep the cat litter tray. I made these curtains, hoping to make it look a little retro as well as to get rid of those huge doors.

We also put in new baseboards. The bathroon is so little that I only bought two lengths and we had some left over!





I also bought a new kitty litter pan that has a lid with a hole in it. Crossing my fingers that they will take to it! I know you didn't want to see this but it was part of the whole thing. :)
It's not too graphic!



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33 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Lookin' good!

Neva said...

What a great looking bathroom...I have one that needs some work...do you hire out? good "I".

Lilli & Nevada said...

Looks good, we have 11 bathrooms here LOL actually i have a motel and we have painted the bathrooms yellow, makes for a nice bright day. Great when the sun shines.
The litter Box is interesting have not seen one like that please let me know how it works out. we have 10 cats

leslie said...

Very pretty soft yellow and I love the bead board cupboard. I'm having one of my bathrooms redone. My daughter moved out so her room and bathroom are being redone as a guest room/bathroom. Am going to have a sort of beachy theme with soft aquas and cream and seashells in a basket, etc.

Paulie said...

Great choice for this week -- enjoyed seeing your interior remodeling of that little bath!

Ida said...

Delicate colour! :)
Beautiful.

mrsnesbitt said...

This is the land of blogging! Ofcourse we take piccies of litter pans! LOL! Thanks goodness for digital cameras eh? Can you imagine taking these to be developed??? LOL imagine the sniggles! LOL Love it!

ArneA said...

There is only one problem with showing Interior photos. Criminals that are surfing the net for profit may find something well needed.
Happy Easter

see you there! said...

Looks nice and fresh. I like the idea of replacing doors with the curtains, not only gives you more room but adds more pattern too.

Darla

dot said...

You did a great job on that bathroom!

Jonna said...

Hopefully you will "inspire" me to redecorate, too.

Katney said...

You are an interior decorator extraordinaire!

ellen b said...

What a wonderful job you did on brightening up this little bathroom. what a fun choice for I.
enjoy your cool new look!

quintarantino said...

... I see you have been real busy ... and all done by you ... that's great!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh wow... you did a wonderful job. It's very nice, brighter and more modern. Good job.

The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Autumn said...

I have a tiny bathroom too, and it is so hard to do anything with. I like your choices. Makes me want to change mine.

Daryl E said...

Clever!

Jane said...

Wow awesome! I love your idea about the bottom I have one of those big cabinets in my bathroom what a great place for the litter pan I might need to do something like this.

Dragonstar said...

Very nice indeed. I love the curtain idea. What do the cats think of the curtains? Ours would love climbing them!

Andrea said...

Wow, you did a good job. I need to redo both my bathrooms.

Alan said...

I thought about Interior- it was one of the few I words I could think of for some reason. We need to remodel our bathroom also...

BumbleVee said...

so.... is this kitty litter thingy sort of like a toilet then? Can't really figure it... a hole in the lid? Do they have to squat? ...lol..sorry...will they need potty training?

bathroom looks great...

John said...

Great "I" choice for this week!

Powell River Books said...

Nice work. It is light and inviting. A lot warmer looking than my icy post. Thanks for visiting. - Margy

kml said...

Very clever for I!!

BumbleVee said...

hey .... thx for coming by to explain about the new kitty "toilet" Sharon...I half had the idea they might have to learn to squat...hahha...

Petunia said...

Nice choice and looking good:D

Dirty Knees said...

A redecorated room really lifts one spirits. And yellow is, well, such a sunny colour.

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great way to do the I post... I liked having a look around.. and I like what you have done there..

DeeMom said...

Splendid makeover on the bath I really like your color choices

AVCR8TEUR said...

My second choice was "interior" this week, but I decided on the funny ibis bird. I really like your white bathroom cabinet and curtains.

gina said...

I LOVE, LOVE your new bathroom! I am in love with white bead board and would love to redo our kitchen cabinets in it. I love the soft yellow paint and the fabric you used for the valance. I really love the curtain you put up in place of a door--it looks very retro and modern. LOVE it.

The Aged Cat said...

Looks lovely! That shade of yellow is nice -- bright, but quietly so.