Thursday, February 25, 2010

house tour/bathroom

this bathroom, in it's early seventies look, was scary!
in it's rental era we painted the tile white which covered it up nicely...
for a while.
by the time we renovated it,
it was a mess of falling-out-tile, peeling-paint-tile,
and a stinking-rug-floor mess!
we gutted it, eliminated two, TWO closets in this itsy, bitsy room,
replaced the porcelain tub with new tub surround,
but kept the toilet as it was in good working condition...
plus...
                                            it had this...                                       to match this...
where old meets new!

this is what you see when the door is opened
and where the two closets were located.
the tub/shower with toile curtains from target...
(i L.O.V.E toile, but use it sparingly)
the window curtains are made from a shabby chic tablecloth,
cut in half and from target.
the toilet...
a linen cupboard redesigned from a tottery bookcase
(a later post, i promise!)
this space was where the vanity was origionally, almost on top of the pot,
and we replaced the pink tile with white beadboard (love that!).

this room has a french look...
another look i like done sparingly.

the valance topping the window is a vintage crocheted piece,
and it fits as though made for this window...ooh-la!
 i used clip-on ear rings to hide the tacks to tack it up.
looking from the tiolet/window corner...
the wine corks are a thrift buy,
 combined with pieces of old laces, 
that was purchased at a garage sale,
that was stored in a glass container,
that had a candle in it,
that took forever to burn down,
 that was purchased for pennies at a yard sale...
whew!

(this is my version of The House That Jack Esther Built!)
but honestly, this is how thrifting works...
bits here and there that make up a whole picture! :)
do i get an AMEN?!
i don't spend hours in here (duh!),
and it's not big...
but it is a lovely room and is very functional.

...blessedness

ox

5 comments:

Ticking and Toile said...

Your bathroom is gorgeous!!! Love it all ~ love that cabinet....
thanks for stopping by today, I know I am so sad about my Little Kim. She has just never given me more than 6 blooms a year!! Do you fertilize yours?? My sister-in-law told never to fertilize lilacs so I haven't but maybe that would make a difference? It's in a great sunny spot w/ really good soil, so I can't figure out what the problem is......:(

Shellagh

Aimee said...

I am in love with that old towel cupboard! I just LOVE IT!! You have to do a post about it sometime. I'd love to know how you repurposed it.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Great job! It's beautiful.~Kim

Brambleberry Cottage said...

It's lovely enough that you could spend hours in there...with a more comfy seat that is. ;)

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

Comeca Jones said...

The black and white toile curtains are simply heaven.

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