Saturday, April 9, 2011

The bathroom reveal....

Finally...I am feeling much better and able to post my bathroom photos! I'll tell you, I wouldn't wish thyroid problems on my worst enemy! I spent most of my week on the couch...the fatigue I felt was unbelievable. I'm not 100% but I'm getting there.... thank you all so much for your well wishes! Okay....here's a little before and after.... from small and dark.... to large and bright! We are just loving it! get ready...I took alot of photos!... The walls, which are a textured wallpaper, are painted a soft aqua {color called 'nautilis'}.... the trim and window are a soft creamy white {'sailcloth'}... the vanity is a deeper aqua {crystal blue}... vintage hooks for more towels and a hanging vintage wall basket for face cloths... found the perfect vintage runner with crocheted trim {from my stash of doiles} for the window

irish moss in a vintage urn from the garden



there's alot of trim in here, Oh what fun all that was to paint!



kept my vintage toliet paper holder... 'garden in the sun' in french..with lavender titled hooks, for fluffy white towels.... chippy enamel bowl with milk soaps in pretty wrappers.....


a vintage dairy scale I found on etsy...it holds a basket of lavender soaps and extra votive candles...





my towel cubby (right behind the shower wall) I built this when we first moved in 15 years ago...there was no storage for towels so I had to get creative~ where there's a will there's a way!





frosted glass on the window for privacy and light...



and a jar of seaglass...


quite the change huh? Mike was so shocked when he came back from his trip...I loved that! He opened the door and said...OMG...and I said...oh yeah, I did the bathroom over...like it? But I did save a tiny bit for him so he won't feel left out...the ceiling...I don't do ceilings!!
Lol! Thanks for hanging in there with me and hope you enjoyed my little bathroom makeover...have a great weekend everyone!!

38 comments:

~ Dreaming ~ said...

OH My Goodness!!! So Gorgeous Paula!!! You have done a Fabulous job! Love all the accents! You have given me the inspiration to start on my upstairs bath!! & I'm so very happy to hear that you are feeling much better!!
I still need to order one of those planters & Love your new french garden plaque with hooks!!

Love & Big Hugs!! ~ T ♥

Sassy Marsha said...

Fabulous!! I just LOVE the hanging scale and the vintage toilet paper holder!!!!

Now don't overdo!! I'm glad you're feeling better!!

xxoo

Holly said...

I love the colors! I have the same toilet paper holder haha :)

Tina said...

Absolutely beautiful! You chose the perfect colors! The lighter colors definitely make it look larger.
I'll be praying for you to feel better.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oooooo, beautiful Paula!! Your bathroom needs to be in Southern Living magazine!

Happy Saturday!
LuLu~*xoxo

Julie Harward said...

It's really beautiful...I love the colors and all the pretty things you have in there too :D

Victoria said...

Wow Paula, that looks amazing!!! I love the color on your vanity and the sea glass is gorgeous...where do you find that? I bet it was fun surprising your hubby like that:)

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...I love it, Paula! The colors, the vintage pieces, the towel cubby! It's all wonderful! How could your hubby not love it?!! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Paula, this is just stunning ~ absolutely STUNNING! How fun that you surprised your hubby! Love the cubby for towels, very unique! Awesome color choices!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sandy Michelle said...

Gosh, I'm glad you're feeling better! The bathroom looks amazing!! I especially love the weight scale and the color of the sink cabinet!

Sandy xox

Amy R. said...

LOVE this! The aqua sink base is the perfect touch!
Glad you are feeling better. I am dealing with thyroid issues too.

Sandi said...

Love it!! It looks so bright and fun now. SO PRETTY!
Blessings~

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! Love the colors you chose and all of your pretty accessories...down to a jar of sea glass in the perfect shade of aqua! ♥

injaynesworld said...

Soooo charming. I bet the rest of your home is just as cozy and inviting. Beautiful job, my friend.

And I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well.

Hugs...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's amazing how much bigger it does look, Paula! You did a great job ~ I'm sure you were exhausted after all that work. Well worth it, I'm sure, getting that reaction from the hubster!

Prim2Pink said...

I've been having thyroid problems for 2 years now. I hope you get yours straightened out real soon. It really isn't any fun.
Love love love your bathroom!! Especially your cabinet. Aqua is one of my favorite colors. All of your accessories are so adorable & the shower curtain is so pretty.
Very nice!!!
Judy

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It's so beautiful - a peaceful retreat! You can tell an artist designed it....the attention to detail is amazing!

Pamela said...

Paula your bathroom turned out spectacular!! I just love it!! I may have to find me some hanging baskets now! I love that idea! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh, Paula! What a beautiful transformation. You did a fabulous job. I just adore the color you painted the vanity. We're just starting *finally* the redo of our master bath, and the colors you choose for yours are very similar to what I plan to do. Thanks for sharing and offering great inspiration! :o)

So glad to hear you're feeling better.

Claudia said...

Paula, the change is breathtaking! Wonderful job, my friend. I love all the touches you've added to the room.

LOVE the seaglass!

xo
Claudia

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Paula!!!

Your new bath looks wonderful!!! You did a great job...looks so spa like! Love your color choice and all the special details!

Amber said...

I love it Paula! Your scalloped sink made me laugh because it is PERFECT in your serene bathroom. Hubby is a contractor and is always taking those out of houses. Yours fits perfectly! Job well done, my friend! Thanks for the inspiration!
xo, Amber

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Shut.Up.!!! Paula, this is gorgeous! I LOVE the colors! And the color on the vanity!! Oh My Gosh!! It is all so beautiful!!

Fabulous job!!

Lou Cinda

Passionate for White said...

Jaw dropping beautiful - what a transformation! Love the color your vanity.

Debbie said...

Whoa! this looks like a whole new bathroom!
Love the aqua colors with the white...so beachy. Great job Paula!!!
That scale is awesome!
Hugs,
Debbie@lakehouse

Lettered Cottage said...

Wow! It looks great! I love that aqua on the vanity!
(And that Villa Bella sign looks great above the bed at Dutton-Waller too!)
:-D

michelle said...

Paula it is beautiful!! I love all the colors that you chose and that scale is wonderful! You were a busy girl and I am so sorry that you were not feeling well. I hope that you are feeling better as I write this. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Marie said...

It's such a wonderful transformation Paula! Bravo! I love every little touch you added to your bath makeover. Cute idea with the vintage scale, and the other frency touches. Also love the paint colors, as aqua is my fave. Very nice!

-marie

Char said...

I am so happy to hear that you have your energy back and are feeling a bit better. I hope you make a fast recovery.
Your make over is beautiful. I love the colors and they open the bath up with space and light. Your accents are just wonderful. I really have "a thing" for vintage scales and would never have thought of hanging one in the bath. It's perfect for your towels and certainly adds interest.
The urn was another great idea, as was it all. You did great, I didn't miss the enamel either, love that!!! I bet you enjoy walking into that space so much more now, Char

Jenny said...

Just beautiful. Love the colors. You certainly have the flair!

Tara said...

The room looks fabulous, great job..xx

Kathy said...

Paula this is just dreamy - perfect colors for a bathroom - love the details - the seaglass - everything is perfect - well done!
Kathy

Lisa said...

Wow, Paula, the bathroom looks great! better than great! Doesn't it feel good, you did it all by yourself, (minus ceiling), and do you spend more time in there? REady to do mine?

lots of hugs,

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Paula,
Oh No, I did not know you were sick..I'm so sorry.I do hope you are feeling better..
I love your bathroom! the colors are so beautiful and fresh..you did a great job.
Have a sweet day and really big hugs for you,Elizabeth

Digital Dollhouse said...

Wow, great job. It is amazing what a little time, creativity and paint can do to a room. I am quite smitten with the vintage toilet paper holder. Great touch.

Tutti Chic said...

what a great bathroom re-do! LOVE it. I'm so sorry you weren't feelin well...hope you are on the way to feeling great again. :)chris

24 Homes said...

What a wonderful job you did!! Beautiful colors and serene style. I just love it! Thanks for sharing :)
Greetings from the Netherlands,
Claire

24homes

Sylvie de Toulon said...

It's wonderfull...I wanted to signal you a falt : in french it is "jardin du soleil" ! Good job !
Amicalement, Sylvie (de Toulon - France)
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