Tuesday, November 18, 2014


The late 70's oil boom remodel gender happy vibe
I get it...

pink and blue
when in your life have you ever seen a tub like this one?  I really hated to do away with it

all for one and one for all
boy girl boy girl pink blue pink blue

do you see the door leading into the living room?
and the ivy growing into the window?
the pink and blue color scheme into my heart?
All the while we were working on this bathroom, there was a serious romance blooming

and we knew some privacy would be in  order

sadly one cannot "gut" only part of such a small space

so I told my "tired of gutting self"

let the "gut" begin

let's take advantage of the new fangled flex pipe shall we?

and as long as the ceiling is gone?  why not make the shower cool?

Martini...double dirty!


Mr. Darcy
Coach Been
Art from the streets of Costa Rica
her skirt just so happens to almost be the 
2014 Color of the Year--Radiant Orchid

  • Prepared ourselves mentally and spiritually for the biggest DIY challenge SO FAR whatever
  • Got a new hammer
  • Took it to the mat
  • Abused the Visa for hex, 12 x 12 marble, antique dresser, fixtures and other cool stuff
  • Saved money on things that matter...towels from the dollar store
  • Read the future for the 2014 Color of the Year and mixed our own 2012 color...Hooting Owl
Are you ready for today?

antique dresser becomes the infinity marble sink dresser
beadboard, trim and crown mold are White Sulphur
walls are Memoir
vintage sconces...eBay

this is what we call our Japanese tub..you can take a bath with four if you want
or shower for two
the bar of glass block are original to the house
Martini--double dirty--candles--ESPN!

the hex tile was twice the price of the 12x12...
the trick was..make a tile "rug" so you can have the look for less

maintain the ivy...on the outside!

color of the year 2014 with a chandy from Lowes
I love Lowes

now there's a place for all those antique purple bottles I've been collecting

a vintage apothecary jar of vintage perfume bottles
 ~peace man~
we took off the cabinet doors and added some fancy trim

a dollar store table with an extra 12x12 marble tile
lace curtains...like a wedding veil...Lowes
I love Lowes...working on my vowes to them

$150 for a new potty is the best money a person can spend in their budget

~~Biggest Challenge~
a picture paints 1000 words

~Favorite Thing~~
when the Coach Beens visit from Lubbock and feel like they are in a spa
next we will show you the easy part of the connecting Been bedroom
it was darn EASY!
Go Team Been!


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Ooh la la, Gina! It's beautiful. What a peaceful room- I might never leave.
Growing up I had a pink and blue bathroom very similar to yours. Oy.

Anonymous said...

my gosh its beautiful, I can quite honestly say I would not know where to even begin such a project, ever.

Karena Albert said...

Gina an absolutely gorgeous transformation!! Bravo!

The Arts by Karena

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Gina. That turned out great. It was so worth all the work when all is said and done. You did a wonderful job there. Love the color. You abused VISA quite nicely- xo Diana

helen tilston said...

Hello Gina

It is like a luxury spa and the floor tiles are very effective.
Great work. Thank you for visiting


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Gina I'd say a fairytale transformation from the ugly into a swan like beauty. We too had a real ugly bath to tackle in our long story of gutting our row-home and making it our home. I always love seeing your before and afters and the afters are truly beautiful.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Gina....do we ever know that PINK theme! We too demolished one of our bathrooms to take out the tub, take off that plastic pink faux tile, and now we have our limestone shower (much like yours) and we couldn't be happier. YOU have really done a number on 822!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh my goodness! What a great Re-do. Wow!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Absolutely amazing transformation!

bj said...

OMYGOSH....this is so beautiful..What a fabulous job ya'll have done.

Leslie said...

Oh WOW Gina! It's gorgeous and what a transformation! We did the marble tiles in our shower too and I love it:) xxleslie

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love the transformation...you did a great job!