Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Mini Bathroom Is Done! It's Nonsense But It's 'Us'!

'Kick Up Your Heels'! (the Hammers and High Heels mantra of course), the Mini Bathroom Redo is finished! So now you can see what we did with that Ikea frame from the last blog!
 Looking back to that first blog we wrote stating the game plan, we finished adding the trim, painting the upper half with chalkboard paint, painting the lower half, then adding accessories to the room. So the next step was to 'prep' the chalkboard paint by coating it with chalk (on the directions of the paint). So Alex got busy covering the room with chalk, just a warning if you do this it was a dusty mess.
 So here it was then (check out the blog about our 'Elf' sink change, it is awesome!)....
And here we are now!
 For our re-do we added basic wall trim in the middle of the walls ($13), Chalkboard Paint ($10), Behr Cumberland Fog Paint for the lower walls (free, reused leftovers from Guest Room), Ikea Frame (reused from another room), vintage wall hooks ($4.99 each), window curtains (Target, $14.99 each x 2), bath towel (Target $11.99) = roughly $75 total, which isn't too bad for replacing the gold paint and Butt Fart for a more grown up but still very fun feel.
 On the vintage wall hooks I got from Bachman's I hung a chalkboard eraser from ribbon and a mini metal can of chalk.
 They are hung just below the trim.......anyone recognize the quote?!?! One of my favorite movies!
 Another view...
 I'm thinking we still need something behind the toilet since the space looks a little empty.  I like the idea of a small vintage drawer used as a shelf like this one from Bachman's Idea House. Or even the metal hooks behind the toilet.
So did you pick up on our theme for the walls? Alex and I decided to cover the walls with some of our favorite movie quotes (for the increased entertainment value of our guests). It was a blast!
 These are a couple of my favorite quotes in general, know which movies they are from?!?!
 Here is one of Alex's favorites.
We have handful of quotes from several other movies in our newly redone little 'Outhouse' from the likes of: The Wizard of Oz, Drop Dead Gorgeous (hey I'm a Minnesota girl now!), Gladiator, Alice In Wonderland (the original), Vanilla Sky, The Last Samurai, Elf, An Education, Forrest Gump, No Country For Old Men, K Pax, The Great Outdoors, Dumb and Dumber, Invictus, Gone with the Wind, and The Brothers Bloom. Yea, we didn't exactly follow a specific theme, we just went with movies that stuck with us over time.

So what do you think? We know it's weird, but it's fun, it's different, it's 'Us' and we are totally having fun with it! We spent a good hour cracking each other up with our fun quotes and bumping into each other as we graffitied the walls with chalk.  Feel free to submit (comment) themes or fun ideas for the bathroom walls since we will love changing it up once in a while.

WhisperWood Cottage


  1. I LOVE the makeover, and I LOVE that YOU love Drop Dead Gorgeous! hahaha! One of my faves as well!!

  2. I love this! You make me want to google all of your quotes to see where they came from.

  3. I dont know how many times we watched that movie, but "USA is A-OK" or how about "Amer-I Can"

  4. I love it! You're right: this is so much more you (and, of course, me!! We are blog twins after all!!). I did like the before as well but this seems to go so well with the rest of your house.

    The quote I used to LOVE when I was in my teen anxst phase was 'Sleep all day, party all night. It's fun to be a Vampire'..... Yes, that's still my ultimate ambition (the sleeping and partying...not so much the vampire bit!!)!


  5. I love it, you guys! Now that's the best bathroom wall writing I've ever seen! ;) You did a fantastic job - it's so much fun.


  6. How fun! I love all the quotes and your bathroom looks fab! It would be fun to leave out some chalk for your guests to scribbe with, too. Maybe they could add their own fave movie quotes! :)


  7. I'm here from LC...very cute!!!

  8. What a wonderful makeover! I have three boys (8, 6 and 2), and they would LOVE to have chalkboard paint walls in their bathroom. I'll have to think about it ... ;) Great job!

  9. I think it would be fun at Thanksgiving to have all your guests write what they are most thankful for..then you can take a photo of it for posterity! :-)

  10. this is AWESOME! where have I been ? I just for your blog now? crazy. so glad I did.
    d e n i s e

  11. This. is. awesome. Love it!!!

  12. Totally fun! Thanks so much for linking up! Can't wait to feature this!!

  13. Amy, I'm glad you liked it! Since it has been a few months since being done I should follow up with how it is these days. All of our friends that come over just love writing on the walls, and it makes for fun memories of the nights we have had game nights and other holiday events! If you did feature it we would love that!

  14. I just love ALL of it ;) We also have a tiny bath here at the Love Shack and you have to be real inventive with your storage. The walls are fabulous...I'm such a lover of chalk board paint and that's how I found your post today. Another storage idea that you might like is handing a towel bar behind the toilet for hanging your chalk board buckets from...then you could hang hand towels on your beautiful hooks. I found some wonderful cloth bags that I hang from my towel bar to hold toiletries, etc. Also we've hung a deep towel bar over the window so it doubles as a curtain rod and towel bar the hotel towel bars. You can see the final results of our makeover here if you like...enjoy! Good luck in the contest, fondly, Roberta

  15. I love it and I'm thinking I want to do it in our guest bath! How fun for everyone that goes in to write their thoughts! Awesome blog!

    Linked up at Whisperwood Cottage


  16. Love how you're thinking outside the box with the blackboard paint in the bathroom ... and it's got me thinking about where I could use it now, as I love the idea but my kids are grown and no longer at home.

  17. Thinking about using chalkboard paint in our bathroom, so I Googled it and I found your blog. Hammers & High Heels? Have we met? This is great! Thank you for sharing!

  18. You are my hero! We have re-done almost every room in our house and our small half-bath was just dying for some TLC! I loved your bathroom so much that my husband and I just completed it using your brilliant idea! I have some pictures up on my website if you want to check them out:

    I even did the thing with the frame like you did - only my frame isn't as cute as yours. I'll be keeping my eye out for a better frame, but for now this one will do :) Thanks again for the inspiration!!

  19. I'm interested in doing a similar project in my bathroom. But I've been thinking that the humidity from a running shower would collect on the walls and cause to chalk to run. Have you ever had a problem like that?

    By the way, I painted my kitchen cabinet doors in chalkboard paint and I was going to write all sorts of recipes on the doors, but I love the deep gray so much that I decided not to write on them. It looks amazing on the backdrop of avocado green walls.

    1. That is a valid concern, but I guess I don't know since we do not have a shower in our little bathroom and the bathroom I used as inspiration didn't have one either. If you are oging to write on the walls I would also assume with humidity that the chalk might run? If you have good ventilation though maybe you will be okay?

      I bet it looks great on kitchen cabinets! Chalkboard paint does have a unique color to it, I know lots of designers just use it for the color and not the function. That color with dark green sounds gorgeous!

  20. I love this! Now I want this in my bathroom!


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