The floor above was regrouted and some of the broken tiles were replaced.
Besides obviously needing to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, which was the first thing Kalyn and I did, the second thing was to take the doors off the vanity. One was already broken partially off and missing, and one was hanging by a single latch.
Next I sanded down some of the areas that were badly chipped and painted the cabinets Table Linen White. I'm using this on the woordwork throughout the house. I found these Lowes Promotional Codes which helped save money on my mini bathroom remodel.
I installed tension rods underneath the cabinets and opted to hang sand colored tiers in the back and some Heritage lace tiers (from our first home!) in front, doing away with the doors altogether.
The ticking striped, canvas rugs were a $3.99 find at Ross!
To create the look I wanted for the shower curtain I used one standard sized shower curtain which I found at Home Brands New and Used. This is an Ebay store specializing in housewares and decor that have been discontinued. She carries name brands and has such a cute selection to choose from, all with very reasonable pricing.
I love the mix of fabrics, the touch of pink and the crochet lace trim.
I hung this valance on another shower curtain rod and simply raised it about 15" above the standard shower curtain. This is stationary and the standard curtain below it opens and closes for getting in/out of the shower.
I added the pretty rose hooks to tie in with the pinks in the room. These are just fitted between the gatherings at the top of the valance, over the rod. From each hook I hung a twine wrapped jar with seashells attached, which pulls in the beachy cottage feel.
I looked and looked for the pictures of the walls before I painted and I can't find them on my computer anywhere. They were papered in an 80's era wallpaper. It was white with green, blue and red stripes and little tan dots. Although it was filthy with writings, marks and dirt, it was very much intact. So, shhhhh, I know you're not supposed to do this but...I painted right over it. This color is called coffee with cream, but should have been called cream with coffee. The only people I know whose coffee looks like this after adding cream are Shawn and Jonah. I just finished painting my office this color to. I like it because it's pretty neutral. In this room where there are no windows it's much more like a sand color, which is why I chose it.
This won some awards and came in first place in one of the art shows she had entered. It's about 35 years old.
The cabinetry in this area got the paint job I wanted and intended for the rest of the woodwork. Instead of a full coat of paint, I just barely got paint on my brush and gave the cabinets a light, quick once over which ended up in almost a white washed look...it reminds me of weathered driftwood and goes so well with the theme in this room.
When I painted around the sinks it was night and being about as blind as a bat I grabbed the wrong paint and painted them a flat ceiling white. After realizing the error of my ways, I went back over it with the Table Linen White.
This towel ring was already here but it definitely needed a makeover.
Again, in keeping with the cottage beach theme, I dug around my candle ring stash and came up with this one made of seashells. I just used picture wire to attach it to the ring, creating a seashell towel ring. EASY fix!
Have you heard of Canvas4Life? You can upload any image from from your computer and then they reproduce it as a canvas print. For this room, I chose an image of a porch decorated with wicker furniture, flowers and seashells overlooking the beach,
and an 1896 print from a painting by Kate Greenaway entitled "A Sailors Wife'. I'll be announcing a Canvas4Life giveaway this week!
Both of my images were 'poor quality' but still came out wonderfully produced on the canvas. Canvas4Life has a built in image screener which will let you know the quality of the image you upload. That was nice, because with mine being poor quality they would not have come out clear had I chosen larger images.
Okay, moving on around the bathroom...I was able to put together a small collection of vintage jewelry made entirely of seashells.
This darling brooch and earrings came from GretchensPretties, an Etsy shop offering vintage jewelry and accessories, and are displayed in a sheet print transferware patterned soap dish, Calico by Royal Crownford.
A Charlotte, blue transferware toothbrush holder displays a vintage bun holder adorned with tiny seashells from HardlyAbleStable where you can find a fantastic array of vintage jewelry and decorative items.
This stunning boutonniere is from VintageVasso, an Etsy shop featuring hundreds of vintage home decor items. This is made of tiny little shells, each one intricately wired to form a floral bouquet. Isn't it amazing? I'm a little enthralled with these delicate seashell intricacies.
Transferware egg cups make perfectly adorable storage containers for the girls bobbi pins and jewelry.
A bakers rack holds more wicker/woven baskets lined with vintage ruffled napkins, and towels. The baskets are supposed to hold the girls hair straighteners, etc. but sometimes they quickly 'clean up' by putting everything in here including their dirty clothers...arrrgh!
Another basket, blue transferware wash bowl & basin filled with pink hydrangeas, and greenery are displayed on the shelf over the toilet.
I've got my living room painted, my entryway finished, and my office painted so look for those posts coming soon!
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