Thursday, March 25, 2010

B4 & After Pict’s~Goodies~& A Giveaway!

Hello All my bloggin’ buddies!!

I finally have some time to sit down and post. This week has been crazy!! I won’t bore you with the details but I feel like have been running non stop for almost a week.

I’m planning on taking tomorrow off from work and get some things done around here.

I guess, I really shouldn't say taking time off from work because I will definitely be working (laundry, dishes, to-do list).  It just won’t be the type of work I will get paid for.

I was finally able to finish up my redecorating of my upstairs bath room.

I have always disliked HATED this bath room.  I would try to come up with something for this room, but I couldn't get it to look good.

Last week I decided it was the walls that made it look so bad. They needed more color, a darker shade of paint.

So I repainted the room a darker brown.  It’s actually the same paint I used in my Master bedroom.

I am so happy with the way it turned out.

FINALLY I actually like this room.

IMO, it even looks better in person.  The photos don’t show the true shade of brown, at least not on my monitor.

Oh well, Here are some B4 and After shots of my (kids) upstairs bathroom….
























I bought the wonderful towel bar, soap dish and toilet paper holder last week on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

Hubby and I found the Mirror and matching outlet / light switch covers at Lowe’s. I really love them.  It may sound silly but they add such a “richness” to the the room.  Much better than the white plastic ones I had up.

And the shelf under the window is new.

I purchased it from the “Rabbit Patch” in down town Herrin.  Actually Hubby is the one who said to buy it.

I had picked out a larger shelving but he said it was too large of a piece, that this one would look better.

My Gosh… I just Hate when he is right!!! LOL!!

Hubby also picked out the framed copy of the Declaration of Independence for out Master bedroom.


I took down the small cubby shelf I had hanging above the radio and replaced it with Hubby’s new goody.






I was also finally able to find a new mirror for my half bath. Something I have been wanting needing forever.

Here is my new mirror.


This looks so much better than the antique mirror I had up.

Plus you can actually see yourself in this one!!

Here is the BEFORE:




One thing Hubby and I realized after hanging the new mirror…. it need to be raised a couple of inches.

It is just a bit too low, so we will be doing that as soon as we get the time.


More shots of 1/2 Bath:






Something else I found for this bath was this!!


I was at Wal-Mart the other day and saw this in the clearance section.  Unfortunately they only had one left.

I would've liked to have bought three of them, one for each bathroom.  Guess I need to check out the other local stores.

Do you know what it is??

Yep, that’s right, it’s a toilet brush!!


Look how cute it looks in my 1/2 bath!!



Something good about my new delivery job is it takes me to towns I usually wouldn't go to or at least towns I wouldn't normally visit often.

And in doing so I come across antique stores and little shops that I didn't even know about.

Once I make my delivery, I am free to stop and check these places out.

And that is just what I did after a delivery to Metropolis, IL. the other day.

Right off I24 there is a new antique mall, so I decided to stop by and check it out.

It has just opened so there weren't a lot of booths yet, but I was able to find some things.

I bought two more old, unopened, bars of soaps for my collection in my Master Bathroom.  I forgot to take pictures, so I will have to show them off later.

I also found an old cutter quilt.  I plan to list on my website this weekend. (Hopefully I get around to getting it on then!)

It isn't in great condition but good enough for cupboard stacking or primitive crafts.


I also found an Old Wooden Ladder.

I'm not happy with what I have on it right now.

But I didn't want it bare so I just threw something up there.  Definitely needs some tweaking to it!




And that is pretty much everything new and exciting going on here in my home!


Now onto the GIVEAWAY!!!

I’m going to do something a little different with this one.

Let me explain, I am going to be giving away one of my candle pouches and one of my grubby pantry cakes to one of my followers. Winner will be selected with random # selector.


And here is the twist….

As you see in the photo there are two candle pouches.

Here is the reason why….

After I randomly choose the winner for the pantry cake and one of the pouches, I want the winner to look through the names of the other blogging buddies who entered my giveaway.

Then the Winner gets to choose one name to receive the 2nd pouch. (No fair picking your own name!! LOL!!)

The winner can do this randomly or just select any name from the list you wish.  What ever you want to do.

Then, contact me via email with who want to receive the 2nd pouch. Please don’t post it in the comments.

Once I here from the winner with the name they have selected, I will post and let you all know who won the 2nd candle pouch.

I hope that makes sense??

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Okay, now for the RULES!!

#1 You MUST be follower of my blog.

New followers are welcome to join in.  But my giveaways are my way of thanking my followers for visiting and reading my blog, this is why you must be a follower to enter.

#2 USA followers Only.

I’m sorry but international shipping has just gotten too expensive.

#3 You must have a blog of your own OR provide an email address in with your comment.  If I don’t have an easy way of contacting you, your name will be skipped and I will draw another winner.

So please be sure to provide me a way of contacting you.  I don’t want you to miss out on a win!! 

#4 You MUST comment on THIS POST , stating you want to be entered into the contest.

So please be sure to actually say You Want To Be Entered Into The Giveaway.

Also you may post about the giveaway on your blog if you wish to but it isn't required.

~~Be sure to let me know if you do because posting about it will get your name entered a second time.~~

Giveaway Ends at 11:59 pm on Thursday, April  8th 2010.

I will announce winner on Friday, April 9th.

If you have any ?’s about the giveaway or about anything please feel free to email me.

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me.

Until Next Time….

Take Care and Prim Filled Blessings To You ALL!!!



My Colonial Home said...

I love all your remakes in the beautiful.
I notice lots of girls going to these colors and I really like them.

Your oval mirror is beautiful. I like the change alot.

I'd love to be included in your wonderful giveaway. I am a follower already and will put this on my blog sidebar.

Thanks for offering these great goodies.


Anonymous said...

Tammy I love all your pictures! Your paint in the kids bathroom is so pretty and does make a huge difference! I love the color! I am envious that you get to check out antique stores while you are out delivering - after your deliveries.. how fun is that?! Please enter me in your giveaway! :) I love your crafts!

Annesphamily said...

Hi! I really like the giveaway idea! That is quite clever. Your prim stuff is very cool. I always enjoy stopping by since I already follow you but with the crazy Spring snowstorms we keep getting, it is cutting into my blog

TJ said...

Hi Tammy
Loveeee the new paint color and I think it makes it look much better ! And I gotta' ya' wanna' trade me jobs ??? lol Awwwww come on *wink* I'd love to be entered in your awesome giveaway and I'm all ready an avid follower (love to visit your blog) and i'll post your giveaway right now on my side bar =) Love the spin you've put on this too !
Ok off to put up your giveaway ohhh would you mind if I post it in Debbie and I's new forum called Prim Pals ?
Prim Huggs n Blessins

Rory said...

Hi Tammy, I would love to be entered in your drawing. I am already a follower of yours. Please be sure to include me.
Keep up the good work.

kathyvintagegirl said...

Tammy what a fun way to do your giveaway! I would love to be entered in it. love,love,love the bathroom! You did a great job! hugs Kathyfrommyprimplace

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Tammy,

Love the paint color...what a difference it made and the mirrors too!
I have the Dec. of Ind. picture too, never thought to use it in the guest room:)

I'd love to be entered in your great giveaway, love the ticking candle bags:)
I'll be adding your giveaway to my sidebar and I'm also a follower.


Robyn ♥ said...

Love your bathroom make over! It is so rich and warm looking!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I will also post this on my blog sidebar.

Love the toilet brush too!

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

I love the color you used. And the switch covers really set off the color. It is just beautiful. The oval mirror is much more attractive. I think it is the frame.
I like it when bloggers put a twist in their giveaways and this is one I've never heard of. I'm all for new and different. Please enter me and look for your giveaway posted here:
Thanks! ★Linda

basketsnprims said...

Love the bathroom makeover ~ I love the wall color. I've been using a similar color on some of my walls & it's so rich and warm. Please include me in your generous & fun giveaway. By the way, love the quilt & would like to know a price.

basketsnprims said...

Love the bathroom makeover ~ I love the wall color. I've been using a similar color on some of my walls & it's so rich and warm. Please include me in your generous & fun giveaway. By the way, love the quilt & would like to know a price.

Brenda said...

I love the color of paint on your bathroom walls! It looks really nice.

I would love to win your giveaway, awesome items! Please enter me. I am already a follower.

Unknown said...

Hi Tammy: Love your redo's..the darker colors go with all of your nice wood pieces (even the toilet seat)LOL...I am already a follower and you know that I love that cute candle bag already! I also can't wait to go to Lowe's and find those darker outlet covers...are they made of plastic or wood?? Love those!! Please enter me in your giveaway and I will post on my blog too. prim blessings. patti

Sandy said...

The remake of your the bathrooms look wonderful! It's amazing how something little like paint or a mirror can change a room.

Unknown said...

Hi Everyone!!
Thanks so much for entering my giveaway and visiting my blog.
Im heading off to bed but I'll try to get on tomorrow and answer the ?'s that I have been asked.

Thanks so much,

Dan said...


I love the bathroom redo! They look wonderful! We have the exact ceramic tile in our bathrooms, kitchen and sun room! Thanks for the tip about the antique mall near Metropolis. We will have to check it out! I hope you enjoy your day off!


Winona said...

Love your bathroom redo. Don't you just love the Rabbit Patch?!!!! I haven't been in there for awhile.It's so nice your hubby likes to go with you to R. Patch. I would love to be entered in your give away. Also you get over my way for a delivery would love to shop together. Love visiting your is always so refreshing with idea's.

eeekj35 said...

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. I like the idea of picking someone else too.
I love the new color of your bathroom. It really makes the floor tile stand out too. great work!
I am a follower. Thanks, Kim
the prim schoolmarm

Cindy at Mountain Hollow said...

I simply love your blog. Yes please enter me in your giveaway. Happy Spring and God Bless.

At Home With Amy said...

Your bath was pretty Tammy before you painted it but the new color really goes great with the floor coloring. I love your sink vanity. It is just beautiful.
You half bath looks very nice as well. I agree the mirror does need raised. Good thing you noticed that. Please add me to the list of hopefulls wanting to win your giveaway. What a nice spin you are putting on it.
Enjoy your weekend,

ohiofarmgirl said...

It looks absolutely wonderful.....all the hard work has paid off in droves!!!! Doesnt it feel wonderful when you can sit back and see such a huge difference! Dianntha

PrimWyoGirl said...

Hi Tammy, your bathrooms look great! I do like the new paint you used. I have an old dresser in my 1/2 bath with I think the same sink only in white. You have some cute decor in there. I like the blue enamelware and crock bench.
I would also like to be entered in your giveaway! Love your candle pouches and pantry cake! Yum! Thanks for such a great giveaway! I hope you enjoy your day off! Have fun! Jayne

PrimWyoGirl said...

OOOPS! I forgot to mention how much I love your ladder! What a great find! Love the quilt too. I is nice that you can stop and check things out when you are done with work!

Donna said...

Hi Tam ... I would love to be included in your wonderful goody giveaway!!! Love the goods girl!!!!I'll post it on my side bar!! Have a great day!! .... Donna

Back In Tyme Primitives said...

~~Love the colors you choose it totally looks awesome both of them~~~
Please enter me into your to win...:))
I'm a follower and love your blog


JennyMae said...

HI! Love your bathroom makeover! I especially love the black mirror. Would like to be entered in your giveaway! I am a faithful follower but do not have my own blog.

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Your baths looks awesome. Great re-dos. PLease, enter my name in your giveaway.

michelle said...

wow tammy your house is beautiful!i would luv to be entered for a chance to win these treasures.i will post this as a big twilight fan as well.recently took my three girls to the mall where peter facinelli(dr.carlise)was it was awesome.i could talk of twilight till the cows come home lol.take care and god bless

michelle said...

its me again i dont remember if i told you or not (to busy babblin of twilight)that i did just start to follow you.god bless

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Hi Tammy! I love your bathroom makeover. That color does look much better than what you did have before. I agree with you, new switch plates can make a world of difference and they do add a richness to your "new" bathroom. Well done!

Although I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway, I won't this time since I won your last one. I'll play nice and let others have an opportunity to win! LOL!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Ann said...

Hey Tammy, Thanks for posting pictures of your bathroom makeover. I'm in the middle of a redo on the kiddo's bathroom and have been looking for inspiration from my blogging friends. So Thank you! The giveaway is a cool one - but don't include me, since I already have one of your candle bags and pantry cakes - I'll share the creations by Tammy! I don't want anyone to think I'm greedy! LOL. I'm envious of your job - how lucky to be able to stop in new to you stores on the job. Have a good weekend. ~Ann

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

That should inspire alot of us who have room make-overs to tackle! you did a great job!!

Farmhouse prims said...

OMG I love your home and your remodled bathroom, it looks like something out of a magazine, wonderful! I am a follower please enter me in your contest! Love your things!

Kim said...

Hi Tammy,

Love the new color you picked for the kids bath. It looks like it makes everything pop a little more.
Love the oval mirror a lot. Always enjoy looking at pics of your home!

Prim Blessings,

jennifer768 said...

Tammy love your bath !It looks amazing ! Great wall color and hubby's shelf is a winner. Please enter me in your drawing. Hugs,Jen

Birgit said...

Please count me in on your wonderful drawing. What nice prim goodies to win! I just signed up as a follwer as well. Your home is gorgeous and your blog rocks!
Blessings to you~ Birgit

Cinnamonberrylane Primitives said...

Hi Tammy,thanks for sharing your makeover pictures your bathroom looks great! love the color to. i would also like to be entered in your giveaway. Blessings,Leah

Beckyjean said...


I just found you through Rondell of Tomatoe Creek Prims blog. I have become a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway. I will also be posting your giveaway on my blog.

I'll have to come back to check out all your older posts as I love what I am seeing on the first couple of pages.

Have a great week end.

nancy huggins said...

Love all your remodeling in your bathrooms (gives me some great ideas ) ...just found the link to your blog in another one and I will now be a follower and will put you in my blog roll and also a link to your give away for all to see. Now...that all being said I would like to be entered in your give away.
Hop on over to my blog for my special sale before it ends and hope you will leave a comment :)

Melissa Jones Bowman said...

A giveaway with a twist, how fun! Please sign me up. I love the bathroom, you did a great job!

mrssmith07 said...

Hi Tam!! I'd love love love to be entered in your give-a-way!! Cute lil pouches and pantry cake!!

Your paint color looks amazing!! It really works with your beautiful flooring also!! I can't believe the difference... it really does look rich and warm and cozy!!

Everything looks wonderful....I always enjoy looking at your home full of goodies and reading all of your posts!!

What a lucky be able to shop around after deliverring!! LOL Great job you found hun!! (wink wink big smile)

Have a great day!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy...Love the makeover pictures your bathroom looks great! Would love to be entered in your giveaway and will also post it on my blog..Hugs Maria

Snowflake07 said...

It's amazing how much the new paint warmed up the room! I love that little blue shelf you've got in your 1/2 bath.
I'm a google follower.
hotpepper71 at bell south dot net
Yes, please enter me in the contest.
Thanks :-)

Jody said...

Love the look of your updated bathroom.

I would like to be entered into your giveaway. I am a follower of your blog. My email address is:

Hugz, Jody

Dawn Buie said...


Firecracker Kid said...

Aww Tammy, what a sweet twist to your giveaway. Of course I follow you and this ole Ohio Buckeye would love to be entered for a chance to win your prim pretties.
I will have your giveaway on my sidebar with a list of other giveaways, plus I'll will post about it too.
I love the changes you made in your bathrooms. It's amazing what a difference color makes in a room. It's beautifully prim:)


grammy and papi said...

Tammy love all the redo on your bathrooms, they really look great. Please enter me in your giveaway, I am a new follower and I will also post your giveaway on my blog. Thanks for have such a nice contest.

Have a God Filled Day

The Farmer's Attic said...

Thanks for the opportunity to see your photos, before and after. Great job.

I am a follower of your blog, have a blog of my own: and would love to be entered in your giveaway.



The Old Cupboard Door said...

A wonderful give away Tammy. I want to be entered into your give away.

I will post your give away on my blog.

Loved looking at all your goodies and reading the tid-bits about them.


WoolenSails said...

I know I have been to visit before, but following is a great way to keep up with what's new. I love all your new decorating and helps give me inspiration on things I can do with our house.

Great finds, wish I could get out, but no car until my husband fixes his.



Tammy, I enjoyed looking at all your photos. Great work !
Please enter me in your give-away. What a neat twist to it! ;)

Jill said...

I absolutely love your "new" bathroom! I really love the black items you got at Lowe's and the items from Hobby Lobby!

What a great twist you put on your giveaway. A giveaway that keeps giving.
~ Jill

Sharon -- said...

Please enter me in your prim giveaway. I've become a recent follower and have added your giveaway to my blog, Starlight Primitives. Cute way to give away the second candle pouch!

Starlight Primitives

Jessica said...

Hi Tammy, your bathroom looks amazing! I love your photos. :)

Please enter me in your drawing, you are very generous and I think the idea for the other pouch is sweet.

Blessings, Jessica
snowpumpkin (at) gmail (dot) com

Rabbit Hollow Prims said...

Please enter me into the giveaway. My email is
I am now a follower

Tiff said...

Your home is beautiful! I loved seeing all your before and after pics. I just painted my kids bathroom too, but I had to keep the decor super simple, otherwise it would be a total mess ;)

Please enter me in your lovely giveaway. THanks!

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Your bathroom came out great Tammy! Paint really does make such a big difference! Please enter me in your great giveaway!! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!!:0)

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Your bathroom came out great Tammy! Paint really does make such a big difference! Please enter me in your great giveaway!! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!!:0)

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Your bathroom came out great Tammy! Paint really does make such a big difference! Please enter me in your great giveaway!! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!!:0)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love this!!! I bet it smells perfectly prim! I would love to be entered to win! I have also posted a link on my blog to it.
I live in Japan but since we are on a Marine base it would be US postage. Thanks for letting me enter! God Bless, Brandi Proud USMC Wife

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Lynn Barbadora said...

I just found your wonderful I am a new follower. I would love to be entered in you give away. I will post this on my blog! Love your bathrooms....and I REALLY love the pineapple toilet brush....I am going to ALL the Walmarts here in search of one! LOL! Stop by to see me sometime!


Tammy♥ said...

Like the the mirror!
What a neat idea on your giveaway! I am now a follower..count me in. Looking forward to following your blog.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweet Tam...
Oh my gosh sweetie, have you ever been busy in your house. It is just beautiful. I will be checking out the Wal-Marts here in Phoenix to see if I can find one or two or three of those absolutely darn stinkin cute pineapple bathroom brushes. Oh I just love it. What a cute thing for the bathroom.

I am your newest follower. I just love your blog home. Please enter me into your giveaway drawing. I would love to have one of these precious candle puches. Living in Phoenix, there are not a lot of prim options out here. Don't ask how a little country gal ended up in the BIG city, because I ask God that very question every day for the last almost 26 years. I think he is telling me I am meant to be here. Love it.

Please stop by and say hi. I love visitors and would so love to have you visit. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. Have a beautiful day. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Tammy said...

Please enter me into your giveaway. I have been a follower of your blog for awhile. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Your home is BEAUTIFUL......would you like to come work on mine? :)

JeanM said...

Please enter me into the giveaway. I love the bathroom redo. It's nice when we get to see where you start from and end in a redo. I am a follower. Hmmm what else. I love primitive blogs!!
angel2cook at aol dot com

DarKilp said...

Hi Tam!!
First off...I love your before and afters....your color of your walls looks very close to the same color I have in our family room...I love it.
I'd love to be entered in your wonderful give-away...I've been a follower for awhile and I've added your give-away to my blog.
Thanks so much!!!
The Prim Patch

Pam said...

Pleaaaaaaase enter me in your giveaway=) I am posting your giveaway on my sidebar.
I love all of your redo's & enjoyed looking at all of your pics! I love posts with lots of pics!!! Oh & I really like your new toilet bowl brush holder...isn't funny how little things like that make us happy:)
Hope your having a great day!

CHER said...

wow, I would love to be entered to win!!! I am so glad that you posted before and afters. I have been afraid to make a wrong paint choice, but now I am just going to go for it!!! Thanks for inspiring me!!!!

Never So Simple said...



Gayle said...

I just found your blog thru another. Please please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower now. My email addy is
gayle l

~Judy~ said...

How did I miss this??? Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower. Love all your bathroom pics.