Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The suckiest bathroom ever

So remember like a month ago when I told you I was doing my bathroom renovation.....?

remember when I was like..

 "Oh hey guys, I am the bomb, I can do it all, blah blah ..bullshit"

Well, I am a bonified moron who's reality is both warped and sadistic

Can I just tell you how much this whole reno sucked and nearly made me throw in my decorator towel!!!

Everything annoying and crap that could have happened, DID happen and I lost my shit at least 100 times during this stupid renovation.

Walls crumbled, electrical issues happened, and I realized sometimes its really hard to polish a poop!

Thankfully, my husband (who officially hates my guts) wrapped it up yesterday just in time for my big photo shoot that's happening TODAY!

Talk about calling it close

So here is is...in all its suckiness

BEFORE:


AFTER:



Ignore the gold doorknob..the new doors didn't make it in time



(ignore my head, only way to get a good photo of the sconces)


so what do you think... was it worth my meltdown?

BTW
I had no money and no time

79 comments:

  1. That looks amazing!!! All your hard work paid off big time!

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  2. gorgeous! would love to know where you got those fabulous sconces!

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  3. I think for no money and no time, your bath is wickedly better than what most people have! Love the tile in the tub.

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  4. I think all home renovations take a little bit of your soul. You guys did a great job!! The sconces, tile, mirror, sink- everything looks fantastic!

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  5. perfect! totally worth it! now I own the "suckiest bathroom ever" title :)

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  6. "I think all home renovations take a little bit of your soul." Haha! Yes.

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  7. Totally worth the meltdown! Haha… it is immaculate! LOVE it!!!

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  8. I love the reno! It was definitely worth the meltdowns :)

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  9. I love it- totally worth the meltdowns and possible divorce. I do miss your usual funky pop of color. You've got to have a funky towel or kilim rug you can throw in there!?

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  10. Looks super fabulous! And yes, perfection is always worth a good meltdown :)

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  11. Looks awesome, those sconces are bangin!

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  12. Looks amazing, my bathroom looks like a horrormovie (but without blood haha)

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  13. I have to say. I don't care how shitty the Reno was because the after is ab fab!!!

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  14. amber - how in the heck did you have no money and no time - its carerra? and those sconces probably broke the bank. they are TDF. I LOVE them. Great job - especially the boards on the wall. LURVE

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  15. Damn girl! For having no money, this looks amazeballs! I love the floor to ceiling white subway tile, and herringbone pattern marble tiles you chose for the shower. They are beautiful. The bathroom is stunning.... Love the hexagon tiles on the floor too! You never cease to amaze me. This bathroom will transcend time and trends. I love it.

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  16. and btw - how did you get it done so fast? ive been working on our bathroom reno for months!! whats the secret?!?!

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  17. It is so fabulous!!! Way to hang in there.. you nailed it!

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  18. Hold the phone... Tell me about the white walls? Are these wood planks??? Do tell!

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  19. You did a great job, Amber! I love it! The tile in the shower/bath is my fave. So pretty! Totally worth a few meltdowns. :)

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  20. Really nice job! I love it...and would love to know your source for the vanity.

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  21. I love love love it!!!! I love the tile, and the wainscoting (is that what you would call it?)and those sconces! where are the sconces from? our bathroom before shots are eerily similar, they might have had the same wallpaper?! Beautiful!

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  22. It looks great. Totally worth the sh*t you had to go through to get here.

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  23. If that's no money/no time, I can't imagine Big Budget Amber. Looks killer! Good luck w/ the shoot.
    alison g.
    MLHP

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  24. Looks AMAZING!

    Where are those sconces from?? LOVE them

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  25. PFFFFT I hope I can pull crap like that off with no time or money. You're amazing!

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  26. so super worth the tears and freakouts. dumb bathroom... hope u can just enjoy it now.

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  27. Looks incredible!! Seriously Amber, you have more talent in your pinky finger than many designers have all together! I'm constantly amazed at your ability to create such a clear vision, and then execute said vision to perfection. So impressive!

    Anyway, great job - I think it was definitely worth the meltdowns!

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  28. Haha you crack me up! It was totally worth the meltdowns! (and yes, even your husband hating you) because it looks fantastic now! Super duper gorgeous!

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  29. Contrary to your own beliefs, YOU are the bomb... Luv it... I also have the incredibly shitty bathroom that you inspired us to make over. Thx for the inspiration .
    Indian pink

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  30. Be proud!

    Even though you did'nt get throug it with your wits in hold, you still have your life! And it is an amazing result!
    (Just hope you still have enough wits to enjoy it.....).

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  31. It is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Amazing. Great job.

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  32. It looks great. Let us know where you bought everything.

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  33. I don't mean to laugh at your misfortunes..but this post was so funny! I love the way you write! But I am sorry to hear that it was seemingly the project from hell. The good news? It is now a bathroom from heaven! Looks absolutely gorgeous. I agree with Erin.. Sources please!
    Tiffany
    tiffanyleighinteriordesign.blogspot.com

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  34. No money? no time? you are a miracle maker then!
    Looks amazing!

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  35. Those sconces are MY LIFE! Absolutely gorgeous Amber- high fives to you my friend.

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  36. Incredible job! Love the tile and the sconces are money. Did all this yourself, all bathroom renos should suck so good.

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  37. Uh yes! Sorry you had to go through the meltdown, but it was totally worth it to get to this. Your bathroom is gorgeous!!! So beautiful and serene. Love the simple accessories added too! You rock!

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  38. So many elements I love about your bathroom I'm not sure if I can pick out a fav...ok the light fixtures are to die! Your bathroom turned out beyond amazing!!

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  39. It looks beautiful, worth the melt downs :)

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  40. WOW! Totally worth it. It's awesome. Love all white bathrooms...and the gray just makes it perfect. Nice job. Xo

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  41. I think renos are straight from the depths of hell. Great job--although I agree with an above poster, I miss seeing your usual funk and color! Love the (Ikea?) mirror and herringbone tile, and the fact that with a quick change of bath accessories you could have a whole new (new) bathroom! Great timeless design.

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  42. Love the mirror, they are very helpful in the bathroom because it makes the room look bigger and brighter. :)

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  43. Please please stop withholding your sources from us! :) those sconces need to be in my life. In every room. On every wall. Floors too. Please tell me they are not some amazing one-of-a-kind thing!

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  44. SHUT UP.
    For no money or time you pulled that reno out of your ass pretty nicely. What is not to love? I can find nothing. Perfection.

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  45. Pretty much love everything about it. Yup.

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  46. It is loverly and the "blah blah...bullshit" really put it over the top. Sometimes life calls for an expletive or two. You've done well.

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  47. OK, I am dying laughing and YES...it was SO WORTH IT! It looks amazing and was worth the sacrifice of your mental health.

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  48. Well it does suck before, but look at it now, it looks very different! Just like those bathrooms we see from several luxurious homes, and you made a major improvement. So, it's a job well done!

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  49. yes, yes and yes. it looks hot! and those shimmery shower tiles are to die for and are going on my wishlist! x

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  50. Gorgeous! Can't believe you didn't put those flowers back ..Ha!

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  51. you're right. totally terrible. i can't believe you even showed us. EXCEPT THAT IT'S GORGEOUS! i'd like to redo everything in my bathroom now....

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  52. This is budget? (sorry-new here) I need to stalk back postings and find out what kind of budget cuz all this? Not anything my "budget" projects would look like. Super clean and pretty! Great job.

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  53. No it's me that is the moron. I don't know what the problem is. I'd give my BF's left nut for this bathroom.

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  54. please tell me that vanity wasn't custom!? must have for my bathroom. currently have hideous white laminate cabinet that is falling apart. Please tell me i can buy it cheap somewhere easy!!
    K

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  55. This is kinda boring...typical minivan majority aesthetics. Like your other stuff better.

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  56. It looks AMAZING!!! I love an all white bathroom, with touches of grey.

    Kirby
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  57. yup, and now you just get to enjoy it. Love the tile combo and the sconces.

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  58. It's perfection, as is your client house! I hope you plan on giving us all the juicy details of everything?!?!?1 Hope your stay-ca was amazing!!! Oh, and my husband ALWAYS says, 'you can't polish a turd' -- I disagree. I've got some decent looking turds.

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  59. Gorgeous. Your husband officially gets to put his feet up and drink beer the rest of the year.

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  60. flipping fantastic! It really is worth the meltdown. Tell your hubby thanks from all of us!
    The herringbone marble is my dream tile. Now if you win the lottery a glass tub/shower 1/2 wall would be the finishing touch.
    Good luck with the photoshoot!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  61. LOVE IT! Are you willing to share a source list? Great vision!

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  62. New to the blog and I'm dying! You're hilarious and stylish, my favorite kind of gal.

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  65. I can't wait but to take a bath to this awesome bathroom. Bravo!

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  67. The bath accessory sets are awesome and I want some for my wedding. Thanks for sharing this information.

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