Sunday, March 17, 2013

Our Bathroom Makeover

                                                           Hello everyone,
               I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  I think I mentioned that we were giving our downstair bath a bit of a makeover. So, I have some photos of it today.
    It srarted with painting the pine floor boards white- which made the creamy white wainscotting look more yellow, so we decided to paint the wainscotting white to freshen it up. Then the wallpaper that was on above it now looked grungy so off it came and a nice grey mistint went on . I think you probably all know how one change seems to lead to several more!
We took out the small pedestal sink that was in here to replace it with this yardsale cabinet that I love. We got a new dropin sink that my husband installed himself with the new taps.

Some lace & linens to make it pretty.

The old cupboard was given to me a few years ago and we took off the old doors and put on these doors with chicken wire-I say we but Andrew did that too! It is great for storing quilts and linens.We also put the feet on it and the little trim at the bottom..


I changed the curtains to crochet lace valences on the top and white semi sheer on the bottom.The garden statue is waiting until spring to go back to the garden.

This doll house from a thrift store in Maine has been a well loved treasure for our little granddaughters.

More details. I love the mirror that we bought a few years ago at Cool Breeze- a garden centre.

 I would like to replace the lights over the sink  but waiting until I find the right ones

 I still have a few little touches to do but mostly it is finished.
There is also a glass shower stall on the other side that I didn't photograph.

So,it is definitely fresh and clean and we are happy with the new look even if it did involve more then we planned orginally .Anyway, it didn't stop us from giving our small upstair guest bath a new look too-but that is another story!

I am joining BNOTP for Metamorphsis Monday.
Thank you for your visit,


Pamela Gordon said...

It looks beautiful, Carolyn. I like the wainscotting and the pretty grey paint. The sink vanity is beautiful as are the other pieces of furniture. It's nice to use re-purposed furniture that way. I'd say you and Andrew did a great job! Pamela

Sonia said...

Fabulous and such great choices! I love the mirror and the cabinet..great job!
Miss Bloomers

Unknown said...

Pretty cabinet Carolyn. We also have been renovating our master bath. A long work in progress that had to stop due to health issues. But they are better now and we are back at it.
Luv the inspiration you share!
Beautiful!!! Wonderful job!!!
Hugs, Gee

Cindy said...

Carolyn, your bathroom is beautiful! You've really outdone yourself on it. I love the grey that you've used, grey painted furniture is one of my favourites.
Have a good day!

Leslie's Garden said...

What a lovely bathroom! You always pay such wonderful attention to detail, like the pretty little angel soap and the lace trimmed towels.

Patty @ That's So Pretty said...

I love it Carolyn! sooo pretty.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that cabinet as a sink vanity, Carolyn! It all looks so pretty, soft and romantic. Love the color and the white makes it all look so crisp and classic, too.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a beautiful bathroom. So much detail. I love the mirros and vanity and the grey color that you've selected. We are just finishing up with a little bathroom re-do and it feels wonderful to have a refreshed new space. Enjoy..

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love how your bathroom was transformed. It was beautiful before and I can say that because I've been it in! Haha My fave is the mirror. What a treasure! The colours are perfect.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow Carolyn it looks so pretty. Hubby has done a nice job with the cupboard makeover. Wishing you an enjoyable week:)

Pamela said...

Your bathroom turned out amazing!

One Shabby Old House said...

Wow, your bathroom is just amazing. Everything has come together beautifully. I am guessing longer showers are being taken as you enjoy your surroundings.

Lori said...

One word Carolyn ~ Blissful! Oh and fabulous mirror! Lori

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

It is lovely! It is always nice to change things a bit.

Amy Jo

Mari said...

Really beautiful ;) love your new sink...


Jonell w Harrison said...

I always leave your page inspired and motivated...Breath taking beautiful

Like Gramma's House blog

Edith DUTERTRE said...

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en bois
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peindre la mienne également en
je l' ai laissé bois nature
à voir et réfléchir
à bientôt

Anonymous said...

Dear Carolyn,

your new bathroom is sooooo beautiful!!Especially the mirror is beautiful and what a special year!

I wish you a nice day.


Custom Comforts said...

So very, very pretty! What a gorgeous makeover, looks as pretty as a magazine. Just lovely.

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

That is so pretty and beautifully done! I like the idea of using old furniture for the zink and cupboard. I would like to do that myself. Yes it is funny how one thing lead to another, hehe. I´ve been waiting to do a makeover for our small guest bath - and I just know, that once we get started, it will give us more work than we first anticipated ;)

Have a nice day!

Bernideen said...

A+ job...looks lovely. People may go in there and never come out!

Shanee said...

Beautiful! I would love to live in the bathroom! Visiting from BNOP.

WendyBee said...

oh, you have been busy! I love your new bathroom look. And I was thinking how nice the light fixtures looked with everything, and was surprised then to read that you plan to replace them. I wish I had half of your skill in designing and decorating.

Zwergenwelt said...

so wonderful, your bathroom, the dolls house and the angel, great colour of furniture, it is like an very new room. greetings, cornelia

Madelief said...

Your bathroom looks amazing Carolyn! Very Shabby Chic. Love the colours you chose and that pretty dolls house. What a beautiful find.

Wishing you a happy new week!

Madelief x

Margie in CA said...

Hi Carolyn,
Gorgeous bathroom. I would leave the Angel, she looks like she belongs there. :o)
Margie in CA

Rosa i huset i vitt said...

Lovely pictures
kram Rosa

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Carolyn,
Congratulations!!! I just received Romantic Country Magazine, and it was a delight to see your beautiful home published. I'm very happy for you! Your bathroom looks fabulous! What a super job you and your dear hubby did! Love your new cabinet! Looking forward for more loveliness!
Happy Spring!

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