Monday, January 9, 2012
Merry Monday and Metamorphosis of the Bath
Mondays are a dreaded day - "back to the old grind". When you are out and about, flash a smile...
Insert a split second merry moment into someone's day. Who knows what lift it will give or measure of warm fuzzies it will deliver?
Today I am doing a spotlight on the Vintage Pink guest bath... It is ALMOST finished. The replaced/regrouted tiles in the shower just need the sealer put on
and then the plumbing hardware/handles/spigot reinstalled. and ...YAY!
The floor in this bath has colors galore to work with as far as accents.
*('scuse the dusty mess!) :-) There is dove grey, yellow, pink, sky blue, mint green, chocolate brown and white.
The wallpaper in this bath goes well with the floor tiles. It is a very pretty trumpet vine design. I am content to leave it ...(though I usually prefer solid walls for that "blank canvas" to hang wall art on...so that it doesn't clash or compete with what is hanging.) The primary colors picked up in it are the pink, blue and green, so I went with those three.
One of my favorite artists(another) :-) *Arthur J. Elsley did the print above the toilet. It has a mint green mat in the mix. Another of his prints is on one side of the vanity. It picks up the pinks and yellows. (especially the pink satin sash on the little girl's white frock!! so sweet.
MOST of his works depict children and animals...*why I love them so much!!
On the main wall, I went with a mirror, once again, for the light it reflects to brighten up the bath. In the reflection, you see the two glass dishes below....
In this space over the hand towel location, I needed something flat that wouldn't stick out and be bumped!...but had nothing in my possession that fit the bill...so was patiently watching for something in the thrift escapades...
During the Christmas shopping, I stopped by the T J Maxx and saw these...the only two...down on a bottom shelf under a box with a platter in it. The pink caught my eye. When I pulled them out...BINGO went through my thoughts...and a SMILE was on my face...perfect colors for the bath...perfect pattern for the wallpaper, and BIRDS for my feathering love of aviary themes in my house. ($5.99 a piece.) Not a thrift price, but a very GOOD retail price for such beautiful plates.
Every time I step into this bath and see them, I really do smile!
Truly a perfect match for this pink bath of mine.
I decided to move my dancing froggy lamp in here because it was the perfect shade of green to bring out that color a bit more.
When we purchased the house, this bath had the pink shower curtain in it, but it was a little TOO much pink on it's own, so I added the vintage tablecloth (my grandmother's) topper over it that I had in the master bath on Woodberry. Helps keep the pink from "taking over" the whole bath.
A totally different element was in this bath (well, I've never seen it before)....
a ceiling fan...pretty unique for a 60's rambler...I was surprised. It will stay for now, but if I ever come across a vintage ceiling fixture or chandy that would "just fit" the bath, the fan will come down!
And so I highlight another nook in the new nest...it is easier to do it blogging for those back home who want "to see" the house, (but have NO intention of travelling over a thousand miles to view it!) AY YA YA...and it also records in my own online scrapbook another entry for memories of this nest...glad I have the ones from the cottage on Woodberry, so I won't forget the small details that fade in memory with time...
God bless you. Have a very Merry Monday. Thank you for remembering all of our Military Courageous Heroes. Pray for those who are working up and getting ready to go back out...(my Justin). Pray for those who are currently in the thick of it, dealing with the dangerous daily lifestyle of a deployment (Cindy Lou's Justin, Tete's Eric, Nancy's Jeff, Kim's son, so many), and remember those who have arrived back to the homeland and are dealing with all that they have just witnessed, and lived and experienced...that they will be able to process it all in a healthy manner and have love, support and help if they need it...
This Marine Mom thanks you.