Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The bathroom reveal…..

 

The downstairs bathroom is finally done…..well mostly. I still have a few final touches to add but nothing major. The room didn’t turn exactly how I envisioned. The big pine cabinet turned out to be quite a challenge to paint and ended up being more rustic than I anticipated when it was finally finished. In the end though, I’m pretty happy with it.

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The tile floor that was in the bathroom previously had cracked which is what led to the whole renovation. We had ignored it for a couple of years but when it started to get worse we knew we needed to do something. The wood floor is the same flooring we used in the rest of the first floor. It is maple reclaimed from an old gymnasium……….

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I bought this pine cabinet eighteen years ago….I was told by the antique dealer that a farmer made it for his bride to store her spices and other kitchen necessities in sometime in the early 1900’s. I was also told that by the style of carvings on the piece that it was made in Pennsylvania.

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I’m not sure the story is really true or not however the flower carvings match the carvings on the molding in our home!!!!!! I did not realize this until I started painting the piece!!!!!

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I love the little spice drawers….each one is a little different size since they are all handmade.

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The tub received a new coat of black paint…….

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as did the feet!

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Fresh fluffy monogrammed towels hang on the side of the tub…..

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The new floor is such a pretty color……

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A new chandy was added…..it took the two of us three hours to assemble it!!! I was VERY happy to finally get it hung!!!!!!

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Joining the party at:

 Savvy Southern Style and The Essence Of Home

Hope to see you there!

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28 comments:

Christine Vandormolen said...

oh my, the bathroom looks amazing! I love the paint color and the contrast with the whites!!!!

AntiqueChase said...

Oh I love everything. Did you show the cabinet before you painted it? I don't remember seeing it. What did you use? chalk paint? You can always go over it with a gloss paint if you decide it's too rustic but I think everything looks great.I have some old bottles like your and I love how you are displaying them. You can bet I'm pulling mine out today! xxoo Marcy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, it is fabulous. I love it. The Mirror is such a great addition too. I always think it's the details. You definitely payed attention to all the details. Gorgeous.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

LOVE!!!

20 North Ora said...

What a gorgeous bathroom! You did a great job. Love the old cabinet and the black tub. Really nice!

Judy

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The room is gorgeous!! It must have been a pain putting together that chandy, but so worth it!

Sheila Irwin said...

Des,

I love it! I think it turned out beautifully, truly! And I don't think the cabinet is too rustic at all. It all looks amazing! The contrast of the cabinet with the dressy chandelier makes them both better together, and I love your tub!

Lovely job!

Sheila
xo

www.maisondecinq.blogspot.com

Mari said...

Oh my Des, I love your bathroom, the bath tub is my dream tub, I have alwayssssss dreamed of owning one one day....
The candy is the perfect touch, it's all so very beautiful just like the rest of your gorgeous home....

Smiles~
Mari

Primroses Attic said...

Such a beautiful bathroom and that cabinet is fantastic for storage but looks so pretty.
Rosezeeta

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

loving the black tub and silver feet. Really a lovely renovation.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your bathroom is gorgeous - love that chandy, love your tub's feet and absolutely ADORE your new cabinet! What a neat story it has, too!

Well done- looks awesome.

Gigi Harlan - artist said...

I love, love, love your style!!!

Katie Mansfield said...

It is really pretty. I love the chandelier and the clawfoot tub! It's all so beautiful.

Kelly said...

You have the BEST bathrooms in your house! I love all of them. This one is no exception. I love old fashioned classic bathrooms and you have that look mastered. I love the cabinet in there and the amazing tub and curtain surround.

Stacey said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, of course. :) You definitely have the magic touch Des.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Your bathroom is downright beautiful! First of all, I LOVE the cabinet...it's the perfect "rustic" The ottoman seals the look...It all comes together...Blessings~~~Roxie

Red Rose Alley said...

Your bathroom looks very nice, Deserae. I love the pine cabinet and the story behind it. How sweet that the farmer made the flower carvings on it for his bride. Your bathtub is so cool, and the chandelier adds a special touch. You did a great job on everything.

love, ~Sheri

Blondie's Journal said...

This is beyond beautiful---true Des Style! I love everything and mostly how you have created storage. The chandy is the crowning touch!! Love, love, love!

Jane x

Joni Webb said...

i love the bathroom!! i really love the chest - I think it looks wonderful!!!

Jonelle said...

Really, really lovely!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

I love your cabinet and tub! In fact, your entire bathroom looks fantastic. My husband can't understand why anyone would put a chandelier in a bath or bedroom...but I sure can. Looking lovely!

Cynthia said...

Des, this is beautiful and how neat to have floors from an old gymnasium. The cabinet is super. Who cares if the story is true, romantic is great. Love the chandelier, hours to put together, bravo

Cindy

Charlotte said...

WOW....beautiful bathroom. I love, love the cabinet!!! Great job.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So, so, so beautiful!....Love the way the cabinet turned out....love those darling carvings too....the floor is gorgeous and the tub too. The details in the room are perfection including that magnificent chandelier...you did such a fantastic job!

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Des,
I'm always interested in old American furniture so I enjoyed studying your piece. I agree that it was made by someone other than a cabinet maker and that is what makes it wonderful with its folk art carving and utilitarian design. Think how handy it would be to have ones spices right there when needed. There is a little too much of a gap for it to have keep the spices fresh, but from the design pointy of view, it is superb. Someone must have added the back to it later, as it was probably right against the kitchen wall once. It is truly wonderful and those little drawers are perfect in the bathroom for earrings, etc.
Ginene

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

How neat that the carvings match! I love that! The wood floor turned out beautiful and that chandy is PERFECT!!!

Essie Reed said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing photos and ideas! I have been in your shoes too. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the reason things look rustic is because they ARE rustic, in design if nothing else. That can make for a few challenges but I think the whole thing looks amazing and your family will be very thankful for this gift of your effort!

Essie Reed @ Valley Home Improvement

Wilfred Andrews said...

The project has been a massive success. It looks so elegant, but quaint at the same time. I love all the little touches that really bring it to life. For example the etchings are really quaint and lovely. My partner would absolutely kill for a bathroom like this. We inherited a nasty bathroom which we have been doing up, but it is not on this level!

Wilfred Andrews @ LB Plumbing and Heating