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January 7, 2008

Bathroom Remodeling:

Remodeling the bathroom from time to time:

The following are some examples how bathroom face lifts are done. If a bathroom is suffering from beauty crisis, it can be given a cosmetic lift with today's best styles and colors. Here two dated baths get dramatic face lifts with paint, fabric, and great accessories.

Fresh Face Makeover

Fanciful colors revive a bathroom into a playful retreat.

New custom-built birch doors and drawer fronts make a difference. The recessed panels offer a clean, simple look, and hot pink paint provides imperative punch that's easy to change.

If custom cabinetry fronts are out of budget, we can look for standard-size doors and drawers at home centers, or make our own with plywood and decorative moldings. On the walls, old wallpaper is replaced by a soothing sage green hue.

Round Reflection:

A modest round mirror framed in white replaces the sharp-edge square one to soften the room's boxy lines.

We can make our own shower curtain using

a variety of pattern fabrics and colors.

Shower power:

Fabric strips in a medley of colors are sewn together to create a stylish shower curtain. Pink toile adds unexpected appeal and complements the vanity. To make the curtain, 74-inch-long linen strips are cut in various widths. The sides are sewn together using 1/2-inch seam allowances. This is continued piecing until the curtain measures 74 inches wide. Buttonholes are sewn along the top edge in increments. The curtain is hung from shower curtain clips slipped through the buttonholes.

Shiny wares:

Chrome doorknobs, drawer pulls, towel hooks, curtain rings, and a curtain rod enhance the other new accessories and help bring out the gray tiles in the new floor.

This towel hook is accented with a butterfly design

transferred to the wall and then colored with craft paint.

Smart Artworks:

Smart arts can be done with the inventive technique as has been done to paint this butterfly. For this first a suitable picture of our own liking is to be selected and photocopied to the desired size. The back of the photocopy is coloured using a graphite pencil. The graphite side is placed on the wall where we want the picture to appear. The picture is transferred to the wall by tracing it from the front side with a pencil and filled in with color using artist's brushes and crafts paints.

Shelf Sheath:

A sheer cotton batiste slipcover softens the trendy metal shelves, which provide ample storage for the small space. Not as slick as typical sheer fabric, cotton batiste is easy to work with and comes in various patterns, such as this clover design. The front panel rolls up and ties with silk ribbon for easy access to bathroom essentials.

To make the cover, the height and width of the sides, front, back, and top of the bathroom shelves should be measured; then to add 1 inch to each measurement, and 5 additional inches to each side width since the cover wraps around the front. The fabric should be cut according to these measurements. With right sides together and using 1/2-inch seam allowances, each side should be sewn to the back piece, and then the top piece on.

Cotton batiste slipcover can be

made according to own wish.

Then the raw edges of the sides and front piece (except the top edge) 1/2 inch are pressed and another additional 1/2 inch should also be pressed and hems should be sewn. With right sides together and sandwiching lengths of ribbon between, the raw edge of front is sewn to raw edge of top. The corresponding lengths of ribbon are sewn into raw edge.

By following this simple way the shelf sheath can be made that looks tremendous in its overall effect.

Stacking and Storing:

Painted wooden boxes make stylish storage bins. Solids or freehand patterns such as yellow plaid and green clover boxes that is bright coloured boxes can be used to store different objects. Latex acrylic paint sealed with clear polyurethane yields the best results.

Thus different sizes of brightly coloured boxes give a bright effect and warmth inside any drab and monotonous bathroom.

Lavender Fresh Finish

Lavender paint provides a soft,

simple backdrop that enfolds the

room in soothing color.

A light lavender paint gives a quick update. Lively apple green provides a fun finish for the tub nook and accentuates the arched top.

So that wall colors pop and everything looks clean, a fresh coat of white paint tops all the wood trim and cabinetry.

Use of Floral Shower Curtain

A shower curtain made from a queen-size sheet dresses up the tub nook. For color contrast, a punchy tangerine-tone gingham functions as a wide bottom border. To hold the curtain rings, grommets are spaced evenly along the top edge.

The curtain has total floral prints on it; this adds freshness to the bathroom.

Use of Roman shades

A Roman shade sewn from the same sheet used to make the shower curtain lends eye-catching color at the window. To make the Roman shade, the kits or sewing patterns are quite important.

Shades with fabrics

that match your shower curtain.

Cabinet Makeover

Replacing plain cabinet fronts with ribbed glass updates the look for much less than the cost of new glass-front doors. Glass can be cut according to the desired size. The ribbed glass let us see color, such as in towels and colorful toiletries, but obscures clutter.

Mat Magic

This cushy bath mat offers a soft touch that is wonderful to feel. S It can be done from a standard pillow sham having the same pattern as the shower curtain sheets. This mat can be embellished with strips of leftover tangerine gingham. After that stuffed with thin batting and pressed under the raw edges of gingham, adding a length of grosgrain ribbon to each side; and are sewn to the sham's edges.

Knob Appeal

Changing knobs on a cabinet helps create a new identity. Green background paint and a painted daisy accent make these inexpensive wood knobs pretty. The flowers are hand painted, but just like small stencils or stamps.

Changing knobs adds a subtle

Adding mirrors in a bathroom:

Mirrors expand and brighten the room.

A mirror consists of clear glass that is first coated with a layer of silver -- the most vulnerable part of a mirror. Next, in place of a thicker, more expensive layer of silver, a layer of copper is applied. Finally, a layer of paint protectant seals the mirror. The edges are often sealed again prior to installation to prevent moisture from seeping between the glass and the backing.

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