Friday, January 29, 2010

Bath and Beyond

Hello everyone,

Yesterday I mentioned that I have been working on some projects around the house. Today I am sharing some photos of one of the projects. I have been wanting to give our bathroom a bit of a makeover for awhile so this week I finally got started.

I painted all the woodwork and trim and the shelf above.

Love my candles

add some fresh flowers

We have an old iron claw foot tub


I painted the tub too.

I made a skirt to go around the old sink.The previous one was flowered-I couldn't find a photo of it.

This is the before photo no major changes but I am really happy with the new lighter look for very little cost.

Now for the beyond-we have returned to winter here.Several inches of snow came down in the last 18 hours and I think the winds are picking up. I do like the cleaner look of snow but does this mean I am done" spring' cleaning for awhile.

I have a few other projects to share later and tomorrow is Pink Saturday and I am joining in. Now, I better go and visit with my Mom before the wind plays havoc with the snow!
I am signing up with Cindy again at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday-there are lots of participants so enjoy checking them out.

I hope you all have a great weekend,


Unknown said...

Oh my God!!! This is a marvelous transformation. You inspire me, some pretty white details.

Karen said...

Yummm! That creamy vanilla white. I'm trying figure out how I can do this in one of my bathrooms. Great for the clean and calm look. The green plant is perfect!
Ladybug Creek

Tracy said...

It looks beautiful & so full of old-fashioned charm!

Dining Delight said...

I agree, I like the lighter look you've created better than the "before" pics. Really pretty! I love the heritage look of the claw foot tubs and your BR is terrific.


Susan said...

Oh Carolyn. Very nice! Like the lighter colors so much better. You have such a wonderful touch. Sincerely, Susan from

Anonymous said...

I love the new look. I am hoping that when we redo our bathroom that we can find a claw tub. That will be a few years yet.


Lynn said...

The new white look is beautiful. Since I love white, I think it is nicer this way. Love the small lamp with crystals on the sink. I have the same cherub soaps. I just love them, don't you?

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow... what a transformation! I love the romance the white provides. That is alot of snow my friend. Right now, we're just back to cloudy skies...started the month this way, guess we'll end it this way. However, those north and south of us are being dumped on y lot's of ice... I love your snow photos...hugs ~lynne~

Treasia Stepp said...

It's stunning now. I love the white creaminess of it all. So romantic and fresh.

Cass @ That Old House said...

It really is amazing, what a difference you wrought with just a few "simple" changes -- although those simple changes are very important ones. Love the new, romantic look -- very Edwardian looking, very dreamy and feminine.

Lovely! Good job. If you run out of things to paint, we have guest rooms....
and brushes.


The Charm of Home said...

This is beautiful! It is so pretty either way, but the white gives it a very peaceful feeling.

BailiwickStudio said...

I really like the lighter look, too! It's lovely. ::Jill

Shabbycharm said...

oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!
your badroom is so beautiful...;O))

Have a nice w-end
hug bella

Evi said...

Both look great the before and after. I do love the new look - so clean and fresh. I love all your special touches and the attention to detail. The only that that makes me nervous is the lamp so close to the water at the sink (unless it's a candle inside). I would be so afraid someone would bump it while washing their hands and zap. Maybe you just added it to get extra light for the picture. Either way it all looks so so pretty.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Ohh have been a busy little bee with all of your projects! My friend, your bath turned out fabulous! I do declare that it is one of the prettiest baths that I've ever seen...I just love the olden sink and claw foot tub! The paint color that you chose for the trim, etc. is beautiful! I love how you painted outer surround of the tub to match...gorgeous! Love your new sink curtain...ohhh, and all that pretty lace in that room! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, Carolyn!

Looks like you DO have winter at your place again! Hehe! It really is gorgeous...all that snow! Ohhh, and thank you for sharing your photos of your little fox! I had read the post where you talked about him...was hoping that you would share the photos! Isn't he just darling? They really are beautiful creatures!!!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely bathroom, Carolyn. We sure got lots of snow today, didn't we? It looks like winter all over again.


Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I love your bath tub it is so~~~beautiful! Your bathroom is beautiful for that matter.


Anonymous said...

I just love how we all work together to spiff up our homes. I love the soft tie backs and wee touches that just brings the room together!!

I'd be happy in there!! Is my room booked for June still?

with love,


Anonymous said...

I just love your bathroom!!All the white details are just beautiful.So full of charm...Kathy

Char said...

Oh what a gorgeous and relaxing place to be. You did a perfect job of re decorating. I love all the attention to details. I too have that romantic soap, doesn't it smell like heaven?! Char

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! I have a bathroom that needs some attention, and not sure where to start (because I don't know what I want to do). Pretty snow pictures. We got about an inch of snow and sleet this morning and more expected tonight. :( I am ready for Spring, even if it does mean cleaning. :)

Denise Marie said...

great post. I love that shelf painted out. My mantel looks like that shelf.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....Your bath turned out lovely! Your home is just enchanting altogether!~Patti

Sonia said...


It's amazing how paint can change a room so quickly...I love the white soft trim and the shelf is beautiful! My great aunt had a claw foot tub..I still have memories of taking a bath in it! So wonderful!

Miss Bloomers

Anonymous said...

You did a wonderful job on the bathroom makeover! It's dreamy looking...and I can definiatley see that you will enjoy the space...just open some champaigne and draw a bubbly bath....get a stack of decor magazines...and soak to your heart's content!
This is my first visit to your blog...I'll look for your follow button after I comment...maybe you'd like to come visit my site, I'm fairly new at this...see you soon!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! Beautiful bathroom.
Would you mind sharing the name of the softer white you have used and brand?
Appreciate the informatiion.
Your out of doors is glorious.
God bless and have a sweet week-end,

Mimi said...

I found you by way of Deanna over at Home Haven, and I thought I love anything to do with Canada and Prince Edward island, I LOVE ANNE of Green Gables, my little grand daughter just found my porcelain Anne doll I bought in Nova Scotia yesterday and I took a deep breath as she carried her out, I grabbed it from her fast!!!!!I love the White bathroom, it is so chic and new looking, Love that tub, I cannot believe you painted that!!!! Good job!!!!
And I LOVE LOVE snow, of course I live in the desert south west, where that is not seen, 2-3 hours North of us, YES!!!!! But not here!!!! Love your gazebo, look forward to seeing that int he spring!!!!!
Have a great day!!!

June said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your bathroom makeover turned out so lovely. It was pretty before, but I really do love this look! Every detail has made it special. I adore all creamy whites.
You did get more Winter, didn't you?! We have been so warm here this past week, that the snow has been melting fast. We are expected to have cooler temps this week. So goodbye to the high 30's.

Susan B said...

I came across your blog recently, and have enjoyed it very much!

Your bathroom is beautiful. I just love the white, it looks so charming, and inviting. Your snow pictures are very pretty also.

The B's said...

Wow! Small changes, but such a big difference! I liked the before picture, but somehow the lighter look is just exquisite! Nice job!


Andi's English Attic said...

What a beautiful bathroom. You've made me think of more possibilities for my own. xx

Anonymous said...

your bathroom is heavenly! amazing how paint can give a beautiful bath an even more beautiful look! thanks for the inspiration! :) said...

Carolyn...What a difference with just pain and a few new accessories! I LOVE it! We just did our dining room over, and I will eventually post some photos. I love decorating!

Cindy said...

It looks so beautiful! It's amazing the difference a little paint makes.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

C, it looks beautiful, I liked it before, but it is so much better now. Loved your pink too. You have the magic that's for sure.

Sandy said...

The bathroom is so lovely. I have a question though. How do you turn on the tap without knocking off the lamp?

Jessica said...

Just beautiful! Love your lace trimmed towels. :-)

Rhondi said...

I like the lighter look of your bathroom. Isn't it amazing how much difference a coat of paint can make? I haven't been visiting blogs for awhile, so I am catching up. You've been busy haven't you?
I can imagine soaking in that tub. We had one just like that in our last house and I loved it.
Every time I visit you I am amazed at the beauty you create in your home.


Dear Carolyn,
I've just found this post thanks to the Linkwithin tool.
Oh my God, I can say this is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL bathroom I'VE EVER SEEN.

myshabbychicvintagefrugallife said...

I have just found your blog i love this bathroom , its beautiful