5.07.2014

One Room Challenge: Week 6 {the reveal}


Hello! I'm so glad you're here.  After six weeks of hard work on our main bathroom, I finally feel like it reflects our style and the rest of our home.  I'm so thankful to Linda at Calling It Home for inviting me to the ORC, otherwise I may have ignored this bathroom for far too long!     


Let's glance at the before photos.  It's important to remember. ;-) 
 If you want to take a serious trip back in time, here is a list of each week.





I removed the shower doors, painted the tub and tile, the walls, the vanity...the list goes on.  Let's be honest, what you really want are the photos! I hope you love it.
Thank you to Ashley Avila  for working photography magic on our small bathroom with glossy walls.  Not an easy feat. 

The idea for the custom shower curtain and modern valance really came to life after Tonic Living offered to partner with me on my One Room Challenge.  They're an online fabric store with slews of designer fabrics and the Ming Dragon by Dwell Studio was the perfect fit with the dark walls.  Read the full shower curtain story here.  

I even like how the fabric looks closed!  

My boys approved this more floral fabric because of the dragons--very manly. Can you see the piping at the top of the valance? And the side pleat?  It's details like this that really put me over the edge with the quality of Tonic Living's work.  

A gold wicker stool from was a last minute find from a local shop in Grand Rapids, Rebel.recleaimed.. I wanted something a bit more vintage and eclectic against all the modern.

Before, the bathroom only had one towel bar.  That didn't work very well for two boys and guests, so I picked up a hook with each son's initial and the "g"s are for guests.  

I wanted to add some life to this bathroom without using flowers, because I didn't want any more feminine touches for the boys.  This basket was the perfect size to hold three licorice plants, and the soft green color and fuzzy texture makes me happy.  Now we just hope I can keep them alive!


I bought the green knobs as soon as I knew the wall color.  Basically first.  You can find them at Anthropologie.


I've never had such fantastic art in the bathroom.  But it's important!  Your bathroom is where people spend the most time by themselves--especially guests, and these limited edition prints from Minted make my heart sing.  I love how they look against the walls.

The Hinkley light is from Lamps Plus.  I like the straight lines of the fixture against the curves of the mirror.  Opposites attract!





Although we replaced the laminate counter with a marble remnant, we kept the original vanity and I just painted it.  The inside of these drawers were in awful shape.  I painted the sides and insides of the drawers and lined them with paper.  They finally feel clean!  That's one of the best parts of participating in the One Room Challenge; it forces you to do what you should have done a long time ago. 







HUGE thanks to my Sponsors on this project.  The room would not be the same without you.  

I'll be sharing what I really think of the One Room Challenge now that it's over, what went wrong, all the sources, and the budget.  I'll also be sharing my design theory regarding kids and design.  Spoiler alert; I do not think this bathroom is too nice for boys. 

Now for more fun!  Let's take in all 19 of the other designers.  I'm in awe of them.  
So.  Much.  Talent.
Cheers to all of you!




















Whether you're near or far, I would love to work with you to create a home you love.  Email me at abbyminteriors@gmail.com for more information on my local & e-design services.
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113 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Every single detail. Love the fabric, color, mirror, gold lights and faucet! So pretty!

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  2. Abby!
    Are you kidding me???? The bathroom is amazing! I couldn't love it more. I love the drama of the dark walls & the shower curtain. And you have to share where you found the mirror.
    And to think 6 weeks ago you were worried about this challenge. The concerns you had sure brought out your talents.

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  3. Abby!!!! I want to move in!!! I love all the mix of texture and color!!!! You know how much I'm in love with that shower curtain!!!! This turned out amazing!!!!! Great great job!!!!!!

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  4. so gorgeous! i love the sheen on the walls! beautiful work, abby!

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  5. This is so pretty. I just love the navy and the shower curtain is perfect.

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  6. Beautiful work, Abby! I love how there's not a detail missed. You've got to be over the top happy!!!

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  7. Aghhh! This is TO DIE FOR, Abby! Dare I say House Beautiful needs to see this? Your bold choices, from the paint to the shower curtain are spectacular, and I love that you did a designer bathroom that is totally liveable, especially for boys (I agree, it's not too nice for boys -- it's great to have them enjoy gorgeousness every day, it sets a standard for them, I think ;-) Congratulations on an amazing job. And can I just add that all the textures going on in there make me fall over with love?

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  8. Gorgeous! I have been looking forward to this one! The fabric, the color, everything! I am sure you must be popping your head in there all day to admire your beautiful work!
    Cheers! - Shelley

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  9. Those walls with that shower curtain are the Bomb! Great job and I love all your jewel like finishing touches. Definitely swoon worthy!

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  10. So amazing! Good for you! The walls and the shower curtain are fantastic!

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  11. Where is the amazing mirror from? Love the all of your choices - beautiful re-do!

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  12. GORGEOUS! You did such an incredible transformation. I LOVE it! xo

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  13. You knocked it out of the park. Of course...I figured you would! :) Well done!

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  14. Crazy gorgeous! Love every detail.

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  15. Wow! I am on my way to pick up this paint today!!! This room is wonderful!! Job well done!

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  16. Yep, I'm right. I DO need to drive up there to pet your shower curtain! :) Everything turned out wonderfully my friend. You did such a bang on job!!! Cheers to you. I love it!

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  17. This bathroom is beyond amazing!!! I can't decide what is my favorite element! The wall color, shower curtain, mirror. I could go on. All incredible!

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  18. Your bathroom transformation is a knock out! Love the mirror.

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  19. You are sneaky- I was not expecting that mirror at all! I love everything! The color scheme is gorgeous. Way to go first-timer you did awesome!!

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  20. Wow Abby! What an amazing transformation! You did such a fantastic job and I just love it all! That fabric, oh my amazing.

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  21. Looks amazing Abby! Bravo! Can't wait to see it in person either… now go get your nails done and get some rest! :) (Doctor's/BFF's Orders!)

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  22. Oh my gosh, I loooooove it! I can't even pick a favorite thing, there are so many beautiful elements here! The shower curtain is fab, but so is the mirror, the towel hooks, the wall color, the counter, etc... ;-) Great job!!

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  23. Oh my goodness....AMAZING Abby!!!!! I ADORE that mirror - it's insanely beautiful...and in combo with the shower curtain to end all shower curtains...and the dark walls...and the art...and the knobs...it's all just so so lovely!!!!!! xx

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  24. Abby....Abby....you need to take your show on the road....this is unbelievable and I absolutely adore every touch. Painting the inside of the drawers and side along with the cute lining....so dang cute. I am grinning ear to ear....you outdid yourself! Love the colors and that gold bench is perfect!

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  25. Beyond fabulous!! That color is amazing and i'm drooling over the shower curtain :)

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  26. hi abby
    i am visiting from the challenge and have yet to lift my jaw off my chest, stunning! cannot wait for tomorrow's post. painted tub and tile, those high gloss walls......WOW!
    cheers
    debra

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  27. Incredible, my friend!!! I don't know where to begin - I LOVE that you don't think it's to pretty for your boys! The dark walls and that gorgeous fabric are amazing together and the mirror is perfection. Your attention to detail is unmatched, it's been fun watching it unfold!

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  28. This is so beautiful! Really difficult to believe it is the same room.

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  29. Love it! the mirror just pops against that sultry wall color. You did a marvelous job. The marble makes all the difference in the world.

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  30. Fantastic Abby. Love all the details, it's a gorgeous room! congrats on your hard work, it shows! xo Nancy

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  31. Abby, this is stunning. I can't even believe it's the same tub. All of your details, like the gold stool, the custom shower curtains...I could go on and on. I am in love with this and it is also the perfect example of how to update without doing a full reno. Great job.

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  32. I can't believe you got this much bang out of a modest budget... it looks luxe!!! Well done, and very smartly too.

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  33. Wow! It doesn't look like the same space! You did an awesome job!

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  34. This bathroom is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the attention to detail in this space and the curtains are to die for! Great job!

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  35. I knew this bathroom was going to be gorgeous! I love the shower curtain fabric! In fact I will be ordering a few yards for my Family Room. You did an amazing job!!!

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  36. Spectacular, Abby! Still dying over the faucet. All I can think about is putting in it our powder room...where, incidentally, I have that exact mirror in black :) I love the idea of painting the insides of the drawers, too - so smart! Just beautiful, all of it!!

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    1. Hi Where did you get the mirror? I love it

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  37. Abby, it's SO fabulous! I love every detail and am crazy about your counter, the mirror, and the light! All of your hard work paid off, and I think you're definitely a DIY blogger...I remember you denying it in a previous post ;) ! Enjoy that beautiful room!

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  38. What an incredible transformation!! I am blown away by all of the amazing and luxe details! That mirror is stunning, and I am in love with the shower curtain... and that faucet! You did such a fantastic job, congratulations!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  39. Truly wonderful - it's smart, dramatic, and liveable! Good job on everthing....as you can see by the comments, we love every little detail.

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  40. Love your new bathroom! A real favorite for the shower curtains of course :)
    But the whole room is just so beautiful ♥
    Congratulations!

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  41. I couldn't wait for the reveal today and it is truly way more than I expected!! You are one talented lady. Love the walls, mirror, fixture and those curtains....Gaah!! Everything is just perfect and I know you will stand in the doorway and stare into this space for weeks and weeks. Fabulous my friend! xoxo

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  42. Seriously AMAZING transformation. I love it! You've inspired me to get going on a few things around here. :)

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  43. Such a stunning transformation! One of the prettiest DIY bathrooms I have seen, I am endlessly impressed with every last detail. Those hooks were such a fun find, that mirror makes my heart race and I love every thought out detail from the lined drawers to the hardware. Love all you do!

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  44. Wow, you did SUCH a fantastic job! I can't even tell you what my favorite part is because I love it all!!

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  45. it's just beautiful abby!! i love it all, but that curtain is to die for. i need that dragon fabric in my life... somehow, someway.

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  46. Abby your new bathe is incredible!! I love everything you accomplished and the mirror is amazing against so many square lines in a bathe! Bravo!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  47. Wow....! I just found you through Design Indulgence, and I'm so glad i did. This is an incredible change! The color on the wall is just brilliant, especially with that fabulous mirror... and I love the light fixture with all the curves in the mirror. The whole shower curtain thing turned out amazing too,.. and love the inside of the drawers painted. I have bathroom drawers like that, and i can totally imagine what a difference it must make to have them all clean and painted and looking pretty and organized. Beautiful job!

    Cindy

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  48. Holy Cow! What a transformation. It is just fabulous!

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  49. Holy cow! This is absolute perfection! That's probably the best shower curtain I've ever seen, loving that fabric! I love the mirror too. It's gorgeous all by itself, but the way it pops off those dark walls is amazing! LOVE IT ALL!

    XO,
    Krista
    www.goodwillglam.com

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  50. I'm so excited for this room...everything is so beautiful! Great job.

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  51. what a beautiful creation! I love the fabric with the dark walls and the green knobs. it all works so well together. I agree...I think kids should learn to live with good interior design and will behave appropriately around it. Your booys and guests are so lucky to have this beautiful space!

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  52. Bravo, Abby!!! I love all of the details in this room. Every single thing is perfection!

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  53. Abby, that mirror! You couldn't have found one more perfect. And painting the insides of those drawers. Why did I never think of that?! It looks so beautiful!!! Can't wait to read even more about it tomorrow :)

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  54. Wow! What a huge difference! That shower curtain and valance really steals the show. So amazing.

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  55. Well done Abby! Those colors are gorgeous!

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  56. This is so pretty. I love the little surprise when opening the drawers. Extremely well done make-over :)

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  57. Awesome shower curtain and lighting. You really did a stunning job!

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  58. Simply beautiful...would you tell me where you got that mirror...I have been looking for one like it.

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  59. So pretty Abby! Love the dark and golds! xo Kristin

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  60. Such a stunning bathroom! I really love the gold hardware and the quirky mirror you picked. You did a great job!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  61. WOW, WOW and WOW! The wall color and shower curtains are fabulous. Love all the details!

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  62. Fabulous! I love it! Apologies if I missed it, but would you mind sharing where you found the mirror? It needs to come to my house :)

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  63. Congrats, Abby! Your new space is gorgeous! I love, LOVE, the dark wall color and those knobs are to die for!!

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  64. You have done it again, this is gorgeous! All the details are amazing and I can't decide what part is my favorite, the hardware, shower curtain, mirror??? Um, yes all of it! Beautiful job, Abby.

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  65. Gorgeous job! I love all the details - SO important to layering a space. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy your nice work!
    alison g.

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  66. I don't even know where to start there's so much here that I LOVE!! You've done an incredible job, Abby. This bathroom would be lovely for anyone anywhere! Masterfully done, and I'll be back for sources and to gaze more upon the loveliness : )

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  67. WOW! What a huge transformation. Love, love, love the palette and the huge impact of the curtains and valance. So good!

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  68. loves it. loves it. loves it. ALL of it. think the mirror is the crowning touch and all the little details just make it. the painting of the drawers, the new faucet, the new countertop...the list is unending. even down to the white towels. :)

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  69. WOW Abby I cannot believe how completely transformed the space is. Welcome, beautiful bathroom, to 2014! That fabric is just stunning, and you've complimented it so perfectly with all of the little details. Bravo lady! Now please light some candles, pour a glass of wine, and have a nice bubble bath in your new space! You deserve it after all of your hard work!

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  70. Love love love this room Abby! The colour palette is GORGEOUS and I love all the textures. While pretty, its not overly feminine which must make your boys happy. Congrats!

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  71. It was great working with you! You did a fantastic job transforming this bathroom. Can't wait to hear the results. Good luck girl!

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  72. Oh, Abby this boy's/guest bathroom has really come to life! Bravo on all your hard work, right down to the details with the drawer color and liners! If I had boys I know they would love it! Having two little girls, their bathroom is also our guest bath. You've given me inspiration to brighten up the neutral color of the guest bath/girl's bath without being so geared toward kids. It's been such a pleasure watching the progress, congrats on a job well done!

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  73. What an amazing transformation! Beautiful! Enjoy this new bathroom :)

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  74. What a fabulous job Abby! It came together beautifully! And that shower curtain is to die for...love the colors! I hope your boys have good aim...that curtain sure is close to the toilet!! ;-)

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  75. Fabulous room Abby!! I agree those shower curtains are so good I can hang them in my living room! Love it all!

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  76. Beautiful, Abby!!! You did such an amazing job - what a great before and after!!!!

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  77. I live with it all! Your color and pattern combos are spot on! ❤️❤️

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  78. It looks great Abby! I love the design of the shower curtain - I haven't seen that done before but it definitely adds a wow factor! And all of your choices for accessories are spot-on! Well done!

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  79. Well done! The bathroom looks so great & I too appreciate all of the little details!

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  80. You absolutely outdid yourself. Bravo!

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  81. Beautifully done Abby!! What a wonderful Before and After Story!! Congrats on a successful six week ORC!

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  82. WOW! Congrats Abby. This is an incredible transformation - from the shower curtain to the gorgeous wall color to the dreamy mirror and all the lovely details. So many amazing details. In love!

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  83. Mirror, mirror, mirror! Fabulous! And so adorable how you painted the drawers. Such a great bath transformation!!! Yay, love it Abby!

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  84. Fantastic space! Love the mirror and new counter top. Great job!

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  85. Abbey this is one fabulous makeover! you have added so much detail, I love the contrast paint colour inside the draws, the knobs, mirror and the spectacular curtain fabric, you are so clever x

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  86. oh my heavens. this is just beautiful! i am so impressed with how much you pulled off! the tile painting was so worth it! the little touches of color in the room with the art and knobs are just perfection. LOVE.

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  87. This is GORGEOUS! The marble, the shower curtain, the tile, it's so great! I know it feels so good to have such a nice bathroom! Congrats on a job well done!

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  88. My guest bath is very similar to your before and I really want it to look like your after. Will you please share the source of your killer mirror?

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  89. This is an awesome makeover and a great achievement in only 6 weeks! Very, very inspiring.

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  90. I saw the vanity light on IG last yesterday and loved it but NOW seeing the whole room together I am in LOVE. So pretty yet masculine. The details are stunning.

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  91. Fantastic job! That mirror is a show stopper and contrasts beautifully against the wall colour! Love all the details! Very sexy space!

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  92. AMAZING! I so love the fabric, color and all of the great details! The vanity is amazing... shows what a little thoughtfulness and paint can do! The knobs rock it and love your placement of them! BRAVO!!

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  93. oh my goodness, girlfriend, you killed it. this is amazing!! what a transformation....right down to the painted drawers?! how did you find the time?? so good. the wall color is absolutely delicious and the shower curtain fabric sings in here. of course, my fave is the gold stool #goldandbrassforeva

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  94. It's absolutely stunning, Abby!!! I love every single detail...and can't wait to read the breakdown, and hear your thoughts on it all!! xo

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  95. Honestly I can't figure out what I love about this bath because everything is so perfect. Love the shower curtain, the pulls, the light, the stool and oh, that mirror!!!
    Tricia // Suburban Bitches

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  96. Did you paint the wicker stool, or did it come that way? If that's spray paint, I must know what kind!

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  97. It is all so beautiful, every last detail. Congrats!! Have the bubbles ready for me when I jump in the tub.

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  98. It is all so beautiful, every last detail. Congrats!! Have the bubbles ready for me when I jump in the tub.

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  99. So many stunning details but that curtain just kills me right in the face. The mirror is just divine, the marble counters, the little details like the soap dish, the handles - wow! Such an amazing transformation!! xx

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  100. Holy wow lady. Great job! Love the walls, the mirror, the clever way you handled that glass tile, the hooks, pretty much everything! Really fabulous job

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  101. Where is the mirror from? Beautiful bathroom!!!

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  102. Well, I'm really late to the party, but have been dying to see your bathroom!! Just finally snuck my room up yesterday before the link closed! OK, holy crud! What an unbelievable transformation! That curtain is stunning! All of your details are perfect...the lined and painted drawers, the knobs, those hooks and that stool! Wow! Well done!

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  104. I love it all, especially the mirror! Where did you get it?

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    1. Thank you! The mirror is from Home Goods.

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  105. Where did you get the mirror and the letter towel hooks? I love them.

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    1. The mirror is from Home Goods and the letter towel hooks from Anthropologie. Thanks!

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  106. Wow! This is amazing! I love what you did with the space and that shower curtain is awesome. Also a huge fan of the gold rattan stool, great addtion.

    Nice work.
    Corbin
    Decor-Eat

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  107. Wow! gorgeous transformation! Mind sharing where the towels are from?? I found some similar ones years ago at Tuesday Morning, and they're my husband's favorites, but I need more! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the towels are from World Market. I love them!

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