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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vintage Bath

 I did it, all by myself! I redid the bathroom, no major renovation but a fresh new look all the same.
Going from the blue walls with the ....noisy border.
(walls that used to be pink, bright regurgitated pepto bismol pink)

 Yep I did that....I thought at least pink was better than the original silver green swirly leaf pattern that came with the 1970's model mobile home we are in. The pink grew tired real fast and now the blue was wearing out it's welcome......and that border....uffda!



 Because this room is directly off our bedroom  which is white, I went to the classic look, after all the years living in an apartment wishing for something other that white walls... here I am craving them.

 So I stripped the border and covered the hideous pink with Kilz.
Kilz is horrible runny stuff that when spilled on the carpet, does not come out-  this is some good to know information to have before hand.
I had to do a little replacing of the slats that keep mobile home walls together. Pressed board and staples....nothing makes ya feel quite as safe as that!
 So paint on the floor, paint in my hair, 10 minutes of staring at the chop saw trying to figure out how to unlock it and some very cold cups of forgotten coffee....I was making progress.

 Now on to the fun stuff!   After the paint, Some vintage mirrors, the first mounted directly on the wall.

 The next mounted onto an old cupboard door found curbside earlier this Spring! Score!!

 A rake handle and some feminine charm.........

A quilt and some linens draping on a ladder,

 A pretty candle chandelier with a splash of pearls

 (lights were still being painted sorry for the glare!)

 It's done, without my husbands help, advice or "council"

 Now...time to soak in the tub with a little tea.

See a Vintage Bath Update HERE

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Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Shannon Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, where do I begin? Everything is so breathtakingly beautiful. Love the paint job, oh and thanks for the tip on Kilz, I will remember that one for sure. Love the mirror on the cupboard door, and how darn clever to add the rake handle. So stinkin cute, I love it. I especially love the little faucet handles on the board at the end of the tub. Oh how sweet is that. Love it.

Your chippy board boxes were so fun and I love the use of the ladder. Oh and before I forget that enamelware bucket for the tp - oh I love that one as well. You did the most fabulous job sweet friend. I loved everything truly, but you sure did get my mind to spinning on ideas.

WOW - WOW - WOW - Sweetie you did great. Thank you for sharing with me this evening. You did a marvelous job. Have a great weekend, and I bet you are enjoying a nice, long soak in that tub about now. Many hugs sweetie, Love, Sherry

Mildred said...

Hi Shannon, What a treat to tour your newly decorated bath. I love everything. I have just bought a little wire shelf to sit on the bathroom counter and you have given some great ideas for accessorizing it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gosh, how I LOVE your new / old bath!!! Beautiful job, Shannon! My fav thing is the pink wall accent with the rake and mirror. Genius idea. Love the bucket of flowers with the chunky wooden posts in it, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Glimpse of My World said...

Love it!!

Donna said...

Wow, I am in love with your bathroom transformation! I think my favorite parts are the wooden door with the old rake as a jewelry organizer (genius!), and the chandelier. I also really love the wooden crates, and all of your other artist touches!!

Ann said...

The mirror on the pink cupboard door is simply "out of this world cute". All of the makeover is so fantastic. Great job.

Lee Anne said...

Nicely done! As a visitor I would have to stay a while just to absorb the ambiance. Good looking chandelier. the colors are delicious.
Fabulous job!

d e l i g h t said...

That is an impressive makeover and congratulations on doing it yourself! I love the rake and the ladder. The colors are soft and inviting. Great job!

April said...

it looks so lovely and serene--great job done all by yourself!
the quilt is my favorite!

The Primitive Skate said...

Oh how I Love this bathroom. You did an awesome job! I have so many favorites, I can't just pick one. I Love it all. Thanks for sharing!


Barbara Jean said...

Too ADORABLY cute!!!!
Great job.
So much eye candy in there. =)

barbara jean

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

You've got a lot of adorableness going on in there. Wonderful! Love that pink door. Did you paint it or find it that way? Just great groupings and vignettes.

Anonymous said...

Love your bath. You must never want to come out!

stefanie said...

oh, I love it!!! especially that pink cupboard with the gorgeous mirrror!

Jeanne said...

I would absolutely love to powder my nose in you new bath. So fab. Well done!

xo Jeanne

Ann in the UP said...

Nice job "on your own". Be proud, honey!

Pam said...

That is one gorgeous bathroom. I love the rake, and the pink cabinet door that you found. But I really, really love your toilet paper bucket! Very cute idea, which I may have to steal. My husband loves to put the toilet paper roles on the plunger (not a real attractive look).

Ann said...

Oh, so very romantic! I love it!!

Darcy said...

very nice job!!!!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow! What a stunning makeover. I love all your accessories especially the rake and mirror. Love the posts you have tucked inside the flowers. Great job!

Pamma said...

Pretty as a peach! Looks fab. Love how you said you stared at the equipment needed, trying to figure out how to unlock it. This sounds just like me. I wish this stuff would just tell you what to do until you get the hang of it!
Have a great weekend.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such an absolutely charming bathroom! I love all your vintage touches and details- that pink cupboard door with the old mirror is fantastic! Sharing this on fB~ thanks for sharing at FNF:)

Little Susie said...

gorgeous job......love it all, your ingenuity is amazing and i love the pastel colors, the pink door and quilt so pretty!....

i hope my profile comes through....new to blogging, never comment yet but had to try on here since i love shabby chic so much and this is such a great job with your details, i'm in love with the color of that door and how you arranged the tub rack area so cute! and the 3 faucets! love it all......hopefully this will come up as ''littlesusiescottage''.....lol...don't know how to comment but i choose 'google account'...lol...i have a little list of blogs i like to visit, don't yet know how to be a formal ''follower'' of blogs but anyways.....love your new bathroom

C'est Magnifique said...

Oh my goodness! It's stunning! I love all the old chippy wood accents but especially the pink door and the wood spindles sticking out of the bucket of flowers! Awesome! It looks like a very relaxing retreat!!


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is so absolutely beautiful I don't know where to start!! LOVE the rake and door with the gloves, etc.! Adore the bucket with the table legs in it -- it's all just so inviting!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kate said...

I love it all but especially the pink door and the spindle flower arrangement, very creative!

Pamela said...

Your bath turned out just lovely!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

If you were going for soft and soothing, romantic and relaxing -- you certainly achieved it! Your linens add a nice touch!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow what a great bathroom. I love all of it. Everything you have done just clicked with me. You did such a good job with every little thing. Love the old tools, rakes and farm elements. Right up my alley! You made it so lovely...I bet getting ready soothes your soul in the morning because of all the goodies you have in there! hahaha...I love it.
I'm your new follower!

Roselle said...

Really really pretty, shabby and vintage sweet! So many cool touches! My favorite is that pink door with the mounted mirror on it! Beautiful and clever!

Finding Home said...

Really beautifully done! I hope you don't mind if I share it on my Facebook page! Take care, Laura

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Shannon, your bathroom is beautiful! I can't believe all of the details you fit into a small space - <3 the rake on the mirror, perfect layering!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Shannon, you did a GREAT job!!! LOVE that vintagy look. the pink door with a mirror and that wonderful quilt, love it all! Thanks so much for linking up the great inspiration with VIF! xo Debra

abeachcottage said...

Your bathroom is lovely, you did a great job with it. Love all the beautiful details.

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Shannon - Wow! I don't know where to begin! Your bath is....beautiful....fun....interesting...and creative! I just love the mix of soft colors and textures! Great job!!!

xoxo laurie

PS I had to giggle at your comment about unlocking the saw. lol! I had that exact same problem a couple months ago. I ended up sawing by hand!!! UGH! lol!

Theresa said...

that pink door with the rake is perfection! The whole bath redo is just beautiful, nice job! xoxoxox

Southern Junk Chic said...

Love love love the rake idea! I am going to be on the look out for one now - i have to try this!

Little Susie said...

Hey Shannon,

It's susie again, hopefully this comment will go through too.......just wanted to say thank you sweet lady for being my 3rd follower (ok, 2nd, because i was #1.....lololol).... that means the world to me, you are such a doll!....i am a southern girl, born/raised in the south and it touched me so much to see you say ''get some sugar'' and ''bloom where you are planted''.....amen sistah, my grandmommy's words exactly as i've quoted them my whole life....and as she always added "as my mother used to say"....my mother adding "as my grandmother used to say".....we do pass down the good words of wisdom don't we, along with the love <3 I moved to NY for 10 years and as culterally challenging as that was "bloom where you are planted" got me through those feelings of being still in god's ultimate world and plan, but yes, homesick for my southern land....anyway, thank you so much for ''following my new blog'' and i am going to try to go push that buttom and ''officially'' follow your's too......but if i'm not added to your list, cause i mess it up, please just know that i have you on my little sidebar and i have somehow figured out how to see all new posts of those blogs i cherish and will continue to read what you post.....lolol....been reading your blogs for a while now and they are all wonderful....i too make banana bread from my great-grandmother's recipe, so i love your cooking blog too! take care....love and hugs from blogland <3

Fishtail Cottage said...

loving that rake over the mirror! so so so sweet!

outjunking said...

I am so inspired, the first thing is the use of the pink with mirror, love that, but the wood legs in the flower arrangement that I'm gonna copy for my home.

A Cottage Muse said...

Love it Shannon...my favorite is the mirror on the pink wood!!

Chasing Claire de Lune said...

Just started following you today! Terrific transformation. You've got me motivated for the day! Thanks Lori

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Shannon, you have added some fabulous details to this space - beautiful job. Love the antique mirrors, vintage faucets, rusted rake...they all create such a wonderful feel. Thank you so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I featured this on Sunday! Hope you have a lovely week ~ Stephanie Lynn

Prior said...

Shannon, this bath room is great, love the bucket with flowers and the spindles. The entire room is just perfect. Lezlee

The Elegant Chateau said...

Just awesome! Love every inch of your bathroom...well done. Following you my friend. Diane

kpaints said...

I could study this bathroom forever...so many clever ideas...thanks for sharing over at Donna's!

I'm a new follower!

Sherri Bailey said...

I LOVE what you've done. So much so that when I found this, I featured it on one of my blogs. You're very talented.


Jann said...

You have done a fabulous job in redoing your bathroom....this is peaceful, tranquill and so lovely to peek into...thanks so much for sharing this with us all...:o)


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