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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Former Glory...






For twenty years now our little bathroom has been the "forgotten" room....after some heavy rain and water damage the time had come to give the old gal a much needed face lift.One hard working husband,new floor,nantucket style wall treatment,baseboards(for the first time).....soft white and a pale shade of grey on the walls.....I could not be happier with it,hope you like it too,thanks so much for coming by ~Chrissy~

































47 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

Girl, I am love'in this!! I mean seriously, love'in it!! The shelf and pictures and silver! LOVE IT!

And the touches of greenery just set it off!

Great job!!

Lou Cinda :)

Vintage Junky said...

So lovely! I want to put up beadboard and now I have an inspiration photo for our little one's bathroom.

Smiles!
Michelle

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Beautiful, just absolutely beautiful!!

The Rustic Victorian said...

just beautiful!! very inspirational as I will be tackeling a similar project...thanks!
Marcie

cargol said...

You make everything look so pretty even your bath! Love the tub!!
Carole

Anne Marie said...

i have said it before (and so has many others - hee!)

"patience is a virtue"


20 years and it's lovely!

Chrissy: can I set you up in link as being my inspiration for the month?
pretty please??

Ticking and Toile said...

wow~ it's totally gorgeous! I really like the touches of silver & the greenery....yummmmmy....

Shellagh

bikim said...

It looks so fresh inviting and cozy! great decor Chrissy!
Take care,
Rosa

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Chrissy...Girl I'm loving what you did here...great choice in wall color with all the whites it's wonderful my friend...Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tracey said...

Mmm hmm, I am loving the grey walls :) The whole thing is gorgeous Chrissy...every last detail!!! Such wonderful touches! I see you like old postcards as much as I do!!

:) T

Bonjour Madame said...

It's lovely and so charming. I like the paint you chose, it's so soft and pretty. You did a wonderful job!

Michelle said...

Can I come live in that bathroom? I LOVE the colors.....such softness and where did you find those votives??!! I love 'em!

xoxo

Anne Marie said...

thank you Chrissy dear!!

go see my sidebar for yourself :)

xo

Polly said...

I just love it! Every little bit of it! Hope all is well with you!
POlly

Cindy said...

Oh Chrissy your bathroom is beautiful!!! I have the same sink and taps and the same toilet that you have. I love the little cedar boughs that you have tucked in around the candles. I know you must enjoy your time in there so much more, now. I sooo want to redo our bathroom next year. It has a cheap new tub in it and a nasty old strip of plastic around the edge of the tub that loves the mildew and I can't get it out. Yuck. I would so love a free standing claw foot like yours. Yours is perfection! Hugs, Cindy S.

Laura said...

Hi Chrissy,
Your beautiful touch has done its magic again...a wonderful project...love the colors!
Take care, Laura

LuLu said...

Pure inspiration, love the greenry touches and the crown... just beautiful,
xo,
LuLu

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Chrissy, you better believe I love it! Looks great! You all did such a good job on this. It is just plain sassy, and I want to hop in that great tub and read! Love the subtle colors. Just so neat.

XO,

Sheila :-)

cityfarmer said...

After looking at yours ...I'm all inspired ... we slated to start the re-do any day now ... wish it was all done and time to take a bath!!


LOVELY

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Chrissy you and hubby have created a beautiful and relaxing space!! I can just imagine taking ridiculously long soaks in that gorgeous claw foot tub! The color is so relaxing and it's beginning to look a little like Christmas decorating at your place with the greenery which is one of my favorites for winter decorating!

blessings
mary

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

It's so clean and crisp! yet has a nostalgic atmosphere. You should be very proud of the work you've all done. Now can I hire you to do ours!
xxx.......C

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Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Chrissy it is gorgeous. You did so much with a small space. I love how you always add the little extra touches in your photos. I'm inspired, as always.

Sue

Bella Dreams said...

We're in the middle of a bathroom redo also. Nothing nearly as beautiful though. It's directly off of the "man cave." Anything so beautiful as shelves and such would probably only be knocked down. MEN! Gotta love 'em!
Denise

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Simple and elegant. I love everything about it!
Anne

Janean said...

your tub!!!!!!!!!!!! the fresh greens are wonderful too.

*The Beautiful Life* said...

BEAUTIFUL job!! So "you"! Elegant, calming, classic -- fabby!! :)

Love it!

Ruth

Barb said...

It is beyond beautiful. You turned water damage into a lovely retreat.

Enjoy it.

hugs,
Barb

plo said...

oooh! I will make use of every pine bough I find this winter! Love it in the bathroom!

Rebecca said...

It all looks so lovely and very relaxing as a bathroom should. Great job!
Blessings
Rebecca

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Chrissy! Love the beadboard and your tile is beautiful! the added greenery just makes those photos POP! I imagine having that completed feels fabulous! I always love hearing from you!
Debra

SweetAnnee said...

Absolutely grand, just looking lifts my soul

Janet Happy Girl said...

What can I say? BEAUTIFUL!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh I really like what you did to your bathroom. Looks very very nice Chrissy. The color on the walls looks fantastic too. The vignette on the shelf is certainly and eye catcher along with everything else. You did a wonderful job well done!!

I'm going back to get another peek-

Carolyn said...

great job! I love the little touches too like the greenery.

Carolyn

Jessica said...

Just beautiful.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Beautiful, Chrissy! You'll just love it every time you step foot into it.

Hugs,
Judy

donna said...

This is just so charming...I love all of the little details you tucked here and there.
I would make this all mine...like a private little retreat of sorts
Thank you for sharing this little gem...hugs donna

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

c, it is simply fab!!! I love everything about it . 5* thanks for the warm welcome back!

Chari said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Oooh...I just love, love, LOVE your beautiful bath, my friend! You and your honey have done a fabulous job transforming this room! I love the colors that you have chosen...love the soft gray and creamy whites!!! I'm just sooo happy for you...I know how exciting it is to finally finish a long awaited room redo! Girl, I love that pretty shelf and of course you have accessorized it beautifully! Love the thought of silver (candleholders) with the fluffy white towels! By the way, I love your bird towel holder...so sweet! I also really like how you added the two pretty mirrors along side of the shelf...hanging them with that pretty ribbon is gorgeous!!! Love all of the pretty sprigs of evergreen that you used...ohhh, and that pretty little bar of French soap on the sprig of evergreen...beautiful!!! It really "IS" in all the little details...don't you think?

My friend, your bath is simply gorgeous...love, love, LOVE IT!!! Thank you for sharing it with us...

Love ya,
Chari

PS...so happy to have you stop by...really enjoyed your sweet note! You'll have to come back by and take a peek at the progress of my faux fireplace project...would love to hear your ideas!

fairmaiden said...

It is lovely glowing in candle light white. I really love your style. It is so peaceful.

Your past three posts are Autumn into Winter beauty. That picture of the prayerful woman on your tray is gorgeous. I've never seen her before.

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Chrissy,
It's wonderful!!

How fun for you!

Blessings

barbara jean

trash talk said...

Sometimes I come over here just to let my mind rest. It's always so peaceful...not like my blog where it's always noisy! So soothing, thank you.
Debbie

Room to Inspire said...

Wow, what a lovely space. I love all of the great details and your decor is amazing - it is so calming. I just came over from Mary's Meanderings. I will be back to your lovely blog!

Chelsea

abby jenkins said...

What a calming space! How beautiful!
You have inspired me to go organize the shelves in our back bath ...or maybe just light some candles and take a bath!
Lovely!

❦TattingChic said...

So beautiful and peaceful! I love the white and silver! That crown looks so lovely atop the plush white towels!

Cathy said...

WOW!!! You have created a beautiful space!!!

Love it!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

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