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Thursday
Mar222007

My newly redone goth/glam bathroom

I am pretty excited to finally have this project finished. My bathroom is the last of the 2.5 bathrooms in this house to be redone. It still needs new flooring but so do the other bathrooms so that's a project for another time. We're not planning on keeping this house for very long so we can't do too much to the house without thinking of resale but I had to go a little nuts somewhere - and it might as well be my bathroom. This cost about $650 - that's for the sink, faucet, knobs, light fixture, paint, accessories, art, molding around art, mirror, shower curtain...etc. I'm curious to hear your comments.



Reader Comments (30)

LOVE IT! Can't wait to come over and see it up close!

22 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjulia

How cool! My favorites are the red sconce and the awesome tree shower curtain. And of course the soap.

22 Mar 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCarlene

Sconce is ugly brown covered in Colonial Red spray paint. Glad you like it and the shower curtain I love too. I love anything with a tree on it. The soap I've had for ages and thought it would be perfect in MY new bathroom - cause I was probably a total bitch while trying to paint those damn stripes. Julia, who's the more creative twin now??!!

22 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Congrats Kim on a job well done. I think the subtle use of the stripes is great.

22 Mar 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMark Cutler

Thanks Mark - means alot coming from you.

22 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

i really dig the stripes. . .is that just gloss and flat of the same color? really like the the curtain. . .and the soap, of course!

22 Mar 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJHAYNE

jhayne, the stripes are indeed the same colour - eggshell and semi-gloss (garden spigot by R.L if anyone wants to know)

22 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Hi Kim- I love your blog, i love your new bathroom. I know what you mean about re-sale and not going nuts. Im doing that with the re-design of my kitchen. Will be saving the good stuff for my future place. Anyhow can u post where you acquired everything you bought for $650..? Especially that addict pic , i love it. And the paint color too! Also what type of camera did you use? pics are beautiful. Would love to post your bathroom on my blog, possible?
i know lots of questions...
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Jennifer Ramos
www.MadeByGirl.com

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Ramos

Haha, the stripe trick! I used that in my living room and it's my favorite paint treatment so far. I painted stripes of varying widths with some kind of antique white. You can (kind of) see it here, esp. on the wall with "the Collie."
http://chicago.apartmenttherapy.com/photo/051106jessica/2006-05-11-jessica3
Your bath looks sweet. Vampy and indulged rockstar-chic. Perfect choice with the toile-esque cup & soap dish!

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commentercardboard

Booh, the link was too long. If you're terribly curious, visit apartmenttherapy (chicago) and search for "house tour Jessica," it'll be the first post listed.

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commentercardboard

Jessica - I hadn't noticed the stripes before in your living room. Good job! (The link above works).

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Jennifer - Thanks! My camera is a few years old and a pretty crappy one, and I don't mind you posting this. Here's where I got everything (mostly local stores): shower curtain, candelabra = Zone
light fixture, faucet, sink, paint, shelf over toilet, molding for frame = Home Depot
paint = garden spigot by R.L., Colonial Red spray paint for light and silver spray paint for molding
accessories on counter, mirror= Homesense
art = from Images on Bank...they had a pamphlet where you can order it from and the only info on it was www.dumontlaroche.com and the company is zilon street, but that link doesn't work.

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Congratulations Kim!!! It looks amazing. You are such a talented little thing!!!!!! Love it all especially the colour and the stripes. I know how much those stripes tortured you. I'm just sorry it took me all this time to get to a computer. I wanted to be the first to say how great it is. WELL DONE!!!!

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

Thanks Jo! You were a big help too and thanks alot of all your input. :)

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

O.M.G. That is AWESOME. Lurv lurv LURV it. The wall color...the sconce...the FAB artwork..the bitch soap...the shower curtain.
Soooo cool.

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterchicfreaksali

WOW!
You did such an awesome job on those stripes - they can be tricky! I can't believe this was only $650. That's better than I've seen any television show do on much higher budgets. The red accents are perfect, the tree shower curtain is divine, and the Bitch soap is, well, bitchin'!

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered CommenterErin T

This is GREAT!! I recently blogged what I call "tongue-in-cheek cemetery chic" on Design Anxiety. I very very much love what you did. That shower curtain is beautiful (I am also a sucker for trees)and you pulled everything together so well.

That is one scary looking girl in your artwork!

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Welch

By the way, what is Zone??

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Welch

Oh wow. I just decided to do my bathroom in a similar way. I'm going more for girly goth though. With pink walls and black, white and red accesories. I absolutely love your shower curtain!

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered CommenterT-Bit

Thanks everybody! Nicole - Zone is a home decor store here and there's some in Montreal area. Their (somewhat crappy) website is www.zonemaison.com

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

woman, you have exquisite tastes. i love this.

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commentereric

I love this! You are really talented.

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered CommenterFiona

Thanks fiona, and eric, I had a feeling you'd like this.

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Mom wanted me to comment for her - she LOVES it and she can't wait to go see it.

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjulia

Is that just a nice way of saying "What the hell has my daughter gone and done to her bathroom???!!!" LOL.

23 Mar 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

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