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Saved 3/15/11 to Su Casa

Bathroom Makeover

When I saw this tutorial that Emily did over at Jones Design Company I just had to do it!!! It was elegant, looked simple enough and was perfect timing since I was contemplating redoing the guest bathroom. To say it was a tedious project is an understatement. It took time and patience but overall it was completely worth it! And best of all it didn't cost me a dime!!!

{Emily's beautiful work}

Here are pictures of my guest bathroom before it was painted and stenciled. It was an ugly poopy green and somehow I was convinced that I had to do a color in there. Note to self: trust my instincts, I should have known better. It made the bathroom seem dark and small.

 When deciding on the actual wall color I picked the one in the middle.Not too dark and not too light.
Emily provided the stencil in her tutorial so I printed it out and traced it on cardboard as she instructed. I did one full stencil and then cut the second one in half (makes it much easier for doing the top of the wall).

 You will have to check out her blog for the step by step tutorial. Trust me you will fall in love with her!!! It was all very simple but like I said very time consuming. It probably didn't help that I got really sick in between the process which set me back 2 weeks.

Here are the finished results:

I also sewed a new extra long shower curtain out of one of our old bedding duvets to make the room feel much taller. Such an easy project that anyone with a sewing machine can do!

 The corners had to be the hardest part but somehow I made it work.
The pictures don't really do it justice and for some reason the color looks really off on the camera but it is much brighter than it appears. The design provided exactly what I wanted it to for the guest bathroom. It made it feel much lighter, taller and overall much larger. I hope to add some navy blue accents such as towels, candle sticks and etc. but for now it will do. I just don't want to pick up another paintbrush for awhile!!!

Overall breakdown:
Tutorial - awesome and easy to follow...thank you Emily!!! $0
Stencil - made out of cardboard $0
Paint - left over from dresser in the front room $0
Shower curtain - old bedding duvet $0
The amazing feeling of all the hard work: priceless!

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Valarie14930990 Valarie14930990 2 years 8 weeks
What brand of paint pen did you use? Where do you buy them? Thanks!
pinup-space pinup-space 3 years 51 weeks
wow beautiful!
Stefymeg Stefymeg 4 years 4 weeks
Im working on this same stencil from Jones Design in my guest bath. Did it appear to you like it almost needs two coats? Im using paint+primer in the exact same color palate as in the original design.
sunkissis sunkissis 4 years 35 weeks
As tedious as this looks amazing!! Excellent job.
MalloryAnn MalloryAnn 4 years 35 weeks
Thanks Julia! :)
Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 4 years 36 weeks
Love it MalloryAnn!
MalloryAnn MalloryAnn 4 years 36 weeks
Looks great!! I just did the same stencil in my bathroom but used a paint pen! I love it!
YabYBS YabYBS 4 years 36 weeks
i love it and i am determined to do it as well, thanks to you and Emily for the inspiration.
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 4 years 37 weeks
love this! I'm about to do a Moroccan theme, this is just what I needed. Thank you!
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 4 years 37 weeks
Great work! I admire your patience; it turned out beautifully.
ourfifthhouse ourfifthhouse 4 years 37 weeks
It looks wonderful! Totally worth the time!
samia4 samia4 4 years 37 weeks
Looks amazing!!! I want something similar to this for the bedroom i am going to design soon and since it costs nothing hmmm i am rethingking that wallpaper! AWWEsome job... hope il be able to pull it as well as you did
lauren lauren 4 years 37 weeks
WOW that looks sooooo good! I can only imagine how much time this must have taken. I was debating on something like this or wallpaper for my living room.