Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Billingsley Bath Re-Design

I recently had the pleasure of creating a Photo Drawing for the Billingsley's in Indiana.
They sent me photos of their Guest Bath, and an email that read,

"This bathroom started out in all good intentions, but 3 years later- I am ready for something new. I am ready to retire the poster, the chocolate suede-like shower curtain and the chocolate rug. The room just doesn't reflect me, or my style. I am tired of the "Sassy Green" by Sherwin Williams. This is our main bathroom and all of our guests use it. I do like the espresso-colored vanity, but the feel of the bathroom is just not unified with the rest of my home. I keep wondering if I hate the bathoom because it doesn't flow, or because of the green...or the combination of them together! It needs help, but I have completely given up on it. I need a fresh perspective on what to do. I have a $200 budget and want to get it cosmetically back into shape. I want to have a welcoming potty room. I just need some inspiration...some "Layla therapy". :-)

My mind started to race with ideas, and I had a blast creating a drawing for them to use as inspiration! Use your cursor to hover over the photo below, to see what I came up with:




Less than a week after I sent them their drawing, the Billingsley's had completely transformed their Guest Bath! It's new look is tranquil, yet fresh, and most important, more in keeping with the style in the rest of their home. Here are the dramatic "after" photos she sent me:









The blue color is Behr's "Cloud Burst" (490F-5).

She spent just $6 on each framed piece in the room. She used brown cardstock that she already had, and printed the images out using her neighbors computer and printer. (Hers was down at the time) All she had to buy were the frames, and some 12x12 white, linen cardstock. They look great, don't they?


Here's the breakdown on the budget:

Shower Curtain- $30 (Target)

Shower rings- $0 (she just repolished ones she already had)

Shower Rod- $20 (Allen+Roth @ Lowes) The "look-a-like" at Home Depot was $35!

Toilet Plunger- $25 (Lowes) A personal splurge beause they have low flow toilets & its sometimes an ugly surprise for their guests

Flooring- $.98 per linoleum plank for a total of $30 (Lowes) Color: "Hickory"

Paint- $22 (Home Depot) One quart of "Cloud Burst" & one of "Antique White"

2 Towel Bars- $38 total (Home Depot)

3 Robe Hooks- $30 total (Home Depot)

Trim Moulding- $12

Framed Photography- $18 total

Sisal floormat- $5

4 striped hand towels- $20 total (Kohls)

**everything else (shells, soap dispenser, additional white body towels and washcloths) they already had.

Grand Total: $250


The only thing left for her to purchase is this faucet, that she LOVES, for the sink:




It's available at the Home Depot for $124.

Way to go Billingsley's! Your room looks FANTASTIC, and I sure hope you don't consider it a "Level 3 Biohazard Zone" anymore! :-)

Layla

37 comments:

SarahWhite said...

It's gorgeous Layla...you had the perfect vision!

Brillante Home Decor said...

Great transformation that shows creativity and vision versus money.

My name is PJ. said...

Like night and day! EXCELLENT!!

Paula Barin said...

WOW! What a transformation. You did a great job re-designing the bathroom. I'd say your client really got some Layla-therapy!
I also love your blog. You have wonderful inspirational ideas especially for the decorating challenged like me LOL!
Thank you.

Kelly Bergsing said...

That looks wonderful!! That bathroom looks like mine... tiny. It is hard to redo a bathroom smaller than most people's closets. Thank you for the inspiration!! :)

nancy said...

How beautiful. What is the name
of the color on the beadboard?

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a great makeover. I had to giggle cause my hallbath is sassy green at the momment. That is my next room to tackle. I did love the green and still do but Im ready for a change. So long sassy green...here comes soothing..something! Im still on the lookout for that perfect color. Any ideas?

Deb said...

Layla,

I love your idea for the bathroom. Love how she implemented the idea. Nothing like a fresh white shower curtain and blue walls to liven a bathroom.

Sara F. said...

We have two of those EXACT same teeny-tiny little bathrooms and I've always thought they were just too small to be anything other than a glorified port-a-potties. You have proven me wrong! I can't wait to get to work making mine pretty!

Mim said...

CONGRATULATIONS
You are in the WashingtonPost blog mention today.
Hooray to you.

Anonymous said...

you rock!! i love your blog. your ideas are sooo inspiring and the best part is they are ALWAYS practical. thanks thanks thanks

kirwin said...

Wow. Gorgeous. You are mighty talented Miss Thang! ; )

Anonymous said...

I love your concept...Excellent

cedwards55 said...

That is amazing! What a fresh transformation and I'm impressed at what they accomplished so quickly! Way to go Layla and the Billingsleys!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Layla
I wanted to tell you I just love your blog. I have been a long time lurker :) I adore your style.
Jennifer

Number 7 said...

You are a magician. You have a beautiful gift.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the idea of painting a sort of fake wainscotting! great idea, as usual!

RLG said...

Did you know your blog was featured in the Home section of "The Washington Post" (again) today? Good for you, girlie! I smiled b/c I've been following your blog since its first mention. :)

LOVE the bathroom transformation. More and more people are looking for cost-effective ways to love the house they're with. The new bath is fresh and pretty. The faucet would be the crowning touch, I think. xoxo

Annelies Dease said...

WOW....this blog is a Godsend in inspiration. You go girl!!! XXX Annie

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Wow,great design Layla. Amazing what one can do with a $200 budget, some diy and great advice.

Rachael Black said...

Look amazing. I love your software. What's that called anyway!?!?? I'm working on a room transformation too. I'll have to email you my before and after's soon!

Anna See said...

How much do we LOVE a great before and after? Outstanding!

Haven and Home said...

Wow, I am so impressed! What great work-fast and inexpensive, it is perfect! If you are near Birmingham you will have to be part of our next blogger dinner! Great blog!

Haven and Home said...

Wow, I am so impressed! What great work-fast and inexpensive, it is perfect! If you are near Birmingham you will have to be part of our next blogger dinner! Great blog!

SoBella Creations said...

What a Great Transformation!

Candice and Jeff said...

Oh, I love how you did the 'vision' on your computer! I think I am going to need that... what is it? I love your blog and your style, thanks for sharing a part of you with the rest of us!

Candice and Jeff said...

okay so I just barely left a comment, but then I went back and saw the page about your consults, and the interior design school you graduated from. I've always wanted to talk to someone who's done an online school for interior design - because for now that's the only way I'd be able to do it, since I have two little kiddos. So, I was wondering if you could tell me a bit about your experience, and if you'd recommend it, etc... Thanks! -Candice

Nikki Cogg said...

Fabulous, Layla!! I always love to see what you come up with!

meg said...

Love! The vision was fabulous and the exucution was flawless. And seriously, less than a week?? Amazing work!!

Erica Glover said...

Wow, what a fabulous bathroom. This has so got me motivated to take some photos and get me some Layla therapy of my own!

Cindy said...

Once again, Layla, a fantastic design! I was happy to read the comments that you are again in the Washington Post! Congrats!

Sares said...

It's beautiful. Just goes to show you what changing the accessories can do. It looks so fresh and inviting!

Julie G. said...

This bathroom is almost exactly like mine..and I am in the process of transforming mine since I saw this picture! I love your blog and am anxiously awaiting the results of my own photo consultation for my living room! :) Ready for some Layla touches!

Amber said...

I love the shade of blue! It's similar to the color we have in our kitchen. This bathroom definitely oozes cottage charm now!

JNU3 said...

Hi, Layla! Long time lurker here. I am thinking about doing a similar paint job in my bathroom---you've inspired me! My question is how far up the wall do you paint the faux wainscoting?

aileen said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

She just reposted her bath and I love it!!!!! Wonderful job!
Take care-
Kristin