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before & after: jenna’s bathroom & jessica’s room

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this bathroom makeover comes from jenna rose in ontario. her washroom had been painted a deep brown with dark brown trim, accented by lime green curtains. determined to update her master bathroom suite, jenna wallpaper the back wall in a paintable wallpaper and painted it, as well as the walls, a cream color. the trim got a coat of white paint and the frame around the tub was sanded down and stained with a white oak finish. the elegant chandelier? a thrift store find with new bulbs and a coat of spray paint. the finished result is so relaxing and luxurious- great work, jenna!

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next up is a room makeover from photographer jessica claire. she had a friend create the incredible pattern on the back wall using wooden trim! the effect is really striking and the new look? wonderful. great job, jessica!

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42 Comments

rhondarella

Jenna:
This bath looks so much better. It is amazing what white stain did for that tub. Love your chandelier, very chic! Great job…

Jessica: LOVE the way that wood trim made this space feel so clean and modern. Love the contrast. Amazing, classy. Great idea!
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marii muniieka

This is WONDERFUL….i absolutely love it!! Both are amazing I can just imagine the feeling walking into a room like that!

sara

Love the wood trim, so graphic! But the contrast would make me cross-eyed after a while… I’d probably paint them a softer grey.

visualingual

Wow, wow, wow, that wooden trim wall is crazy! It looks stunning in the photo, but I don’t know that I could relax in that space. Then again, maybe the room is not for relaxation.

Angela

That wood trim is genius, and brilliantly executed . It’s only my opinion, butI think it’s a shame the flat screen has pride of place…it detracts from the beginnings of what could be a great room. Get rid of that and add some extras- books, some sculptural flowers in bright colours (hot pink?)…it needs personality to compliment that fantastic wall.

pretty*pink*rat

I want that bathroom! I keep looking for a thrift chandelier, but nothing yet!

And that wood trim had to have taken FOREVER! Props to the friend who loves you so much to do that!

Constance

I LOVE the last before and after! What a change! Very eye catching!

Bex

My day is just never complete without my design*sponge before and afters … and they never disappoint with their creative beauty. Never ever.

Jennifer

Love the wood trim idea…the stark black and white kind of hurts my eyes…if I ever took that idea I’d probably do a tone-on-tone type treatment

rachel

I love the bathroom make over! Do you have any tips from staining the wood with the white oak stain? I loved how it turned out and would like to try it myself. Thanks -Dd

Liz

That bathroom is so pretty! I’m inspired and want to do something like that in my house! Probably not the bathroom, but maybe a bedroom…

jenna rose

wow, such nice compliments- thanks!

Jaturon- Yes, i plan on adding one of my big bins to the bathroom with spare towels rolled up in it!
They’re great for that!

Rachel- staining the wood was the trickiest part of the job. I used a palm sander to sand it down and it took hours to do and produced so much dust! I brushed the stain on and wiped it off within three minutes of applying it- repeated that three times, but then felt it was too white, so I sanded it lightly before adding the clear coats which really helped the wood grain show through.

Birdfruit

OMG, the bathroom is beautiful and so serene! I love the bleached wood around the bathtub and the white contrast with the green walls. Mmm… my dream bath.

Paula

I really like the pattern, but if I have to be functional it is quite annoying to have that background if you watch TV for a long time

DeAnna

I love the bathroom. It looks like a great space to begin with, but after the transformation? a m a z i n g !

natalie

bathroom gets an A+!!!

the black wood trim is horrific – seizure inducing! Please, if you have to do this, let it be tone on tone.

onegrandhome

The bathroom makeover is amazing, and shows how dramatic a change can be made with an abundance of imagination and elbow grease. I can’t believe how much was accomplished without major structural changes. Bravo.

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