Home Project – Lisa from A Vintage Vine

Today Lisa is sharing with us.  Her blog was one of the first I started following and I’ve loved it ever since!  She’s a sweetheart and has some awesome projects on her blog.  Today she is guest posting about a makeover project.  Take it away, Lisa!


Hello friends and readers of Kristy’s blog! I am Lisa from {A Vintage Vine}…..I am so excited to be here guest posting for her today….As you all know, Kristy is busy moving. I was really thrilled when she asked me to fill in…She always impresses us with her great sense of style and design! Plus, who can forget her “DIY project” that still amazes me..the painted WING BACK CHAIR…..Good luck to Kristy on this move!

Today I wanted to share with you a bathroom makeover that did NOT go as smoothly as I had hoped……Several weeks before Thanksgiving I started a painting/makeover project in my 1/2 bath downstairs…..It is a small bath with no natural light…..I think you can already imagine the problem that unfolded!

I thought it would be one of those easy projects……Throw some paint on the wall and be done with it! I could not have been more WRONG about that assumption! Every paint I tried came out “weird”. After 3 tries with 3 different gallons of paint I finally was able to get a color that would work in a 1/2 bath with NO natural light…..Have you ever had that problem? I’ve decided that the real “problem maker” was the light fixture and it’s “yellowish” light covers……I even considered replacing the light fixture…..However, it was a clearance light and who wants to replace a $15 light fixture with a $40 one? Not me!

Back to the makeover…….Finally, I am happy with the paint……BTW, it ended up being an extra gallon of paint I already had in the garage…..YEE-HAW!

Last year, we had replaced the pedestal sink with a display unit that I had gotten at Lowes for $150…(original price $$$$)…..Moral of that story….it pays to buy display units!! I changed out the knobs with some from World Market and added a wall towel rack (my friends cast off)  and some monogram “H” towels I found at Big Lots ….To finish off the room, I replaced the very ugly builder grade mirror with one I found at Target…..”VIOLA” bathroom #1 has a new look!

This not so “easy” makeover took a little longer than expected, which always seems to be the case for me…..Stay tuned and I hope you come visit me over at my blog……I have 2 more bathrooms that are in different stages of updating, hope they go easier!!!

Thanks Kristy for having me over today and we look forward to following along as you tweak the new house!

Thanks for sharing!



  1. Love the outcome! Looks great. xo

  2. Lisa is one of my daily favorites, not only is she a sweetie, she never ceases to amaze me with her transformations!

    Another great job – I love the paint color and the cabinet!! (Oh, and she’s a great thrifter, too!)

    Glad to have found your blog Kristy!

  3. Thanks Kristy for having me over today! Best of luck to you, keep us posted on your move!

  4. Love the vanity and mirror! Simple and chic!

  5. What a cute powder room! Love how the faucet is “built in” to the vanity backsplash! Very custom looking!

  6. that is so adorable! rooms like tht that are small and don’t get a lot of light are always the hardest. lisa did a beautiful job!

  7. Lisa did a great job on her bathroom. I really like the vanity and the fact that she was able to do the bathroom on a budget, but it doesn’t look “budget.”

  8. I love Lisa’s style and this bathroom looks fabuous now!!! Yay!!!

  9. Alls well that ends…beautifully. Lisa’s blog is so much fun. She is such a real person.

    Hope the move is going smoothly for you Kristy.

  10. The bathroom turned out beautifully…renovating is always an adventure, but it’s the end result that matters most! :)

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