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Ooh La La!… “Paris” Bathroom Makeover!

It’s taken about a month… Not too bad… to be on a budget

Once we get started… we move right along…

This was a three person work effort…

My husband, Bobby…

My son, Doug…

and myself

Bobby does the “hard” work… and do mean that earnestly…

He is all that!…

My son is the go getter… holder… reach high places… and gives lots of advice!… sometimes… really good advice!…

I’m the cleaner upper… wall paperer… decorator… bargain shopper…

I get to do the really fun part of picking out pictures, theme, colors etc. …

The following photos is just getting prep work done…

Taking off old wallpaper… plastering… taking down old light fixture… smoothing walls… taking up old tile floor… taking off closet doors to expand bathroom…

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Starting to tile floor… measuring… lining up tiles… spacing tiles… cutting tiles… gluing… grouting… rubbing off grout… applying sealer…

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Walls have been smoothed… chair rail measured… cut… nailed on… painted…

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Wallpapered… not many photos since I was doing this part… My daddy wallpapered all of his life… I wonder how he did it… I wish I had learned the “tricks of the trade” when I was young… but, I have self-taught myself…

Top… a Paris Themed Print… and bottom a gold-tan-white swirled design…

and then the fun part began…

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Pictures… towels… metal wall hanging…

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Pink poodle Toothbrush Holder I used as a little flower vase… Photo frame of Eiffel Tower I ran off computer and framed… Towel Holder next to light switch cover…

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Small black chest with 3 drawers for my make-up, etc. … Sheer curtain with black/gray stripes…

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Small decorative dish I picked up after Valentine’s day…

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Fashion throw rug in the bright colors of pink, black and gray I chose… and the painting I painted at a class of the Eiffel Tower…

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I painted the smaller picture on the right from the artist design in the wallpaper…I think he is so cute…

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We sat down and went over all we spent… and it come to $350.00 for everything… I keep telling people I’m a great shopper!…

Of course that doesn’t include the labor… We are way to expensive to hire…

I just love it… but, so glad it’s finished…

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Who’s Coming?

Gift…

I haven’t been outside today except to get the broom and mop off of the back deck…

I’ve dusted… cleaned carpet… run the vacuum … wiped and swiped…’til things are shining…

I’ve straightened… put things away… folded …’til everything is out of sight…

I’ve washed things… dried things …polished things…”til there’s a sparkle on everything…

I’ve chopped… mixed… stirred … cooked… baked and tasted …”til things seem just right…

I’ve taken a shower… washed my hair… put on a little make-up and dressed… “til I smell as sweet as a flower…

Can you guess what is happening???

Company is coming!… And everything has to be ready!…

To have company is special… and we were taught to give them your best… Whether that be with food … good manners… a clean bed  to sleep in … plans for entertainment if for a few days…

I think you get the picture!…

How do you prepare and greet company at your house?… Similar?… or do you have different traditions?…

Does it matter if it’s just for a few hours?… for a few days?… In town? .. or from another state?

Does it matter WHO the person/persons are?

Write a few words… I’d love to hear from you!

“Bathroom” On a Budget!”

Keepsakes…

After clearing out the Christmas… I put together a little “bouquet” for my bathroom with the leftovers …My colors being red, coral and aqua blue… I liked it!

Some of my other items collected from my bargain hunting trips for this room include…

                 

Red Roses … Pink Flamingo… Coral Flower

Little Girl Tea Light Holders

Pink Roses/White Vase/Aqua Blue Base

These “finds” came from… Big LotsHobby Lobby… Dixie Peddlers Mall and Unique Thrift Store

I find it fun to decorate on a budget… More from necessity at first …now one of my passions!