Sunday, May 1, 2011

~French Blue Guest Bathroom~

Before I begin this post I would like to thank you for all your sweet compliments on my last post, Seth is really a great person .
This month marks our first anniversary since moving into our little Cottage. Our home was built in 1979 and is a ranch style design. We have two bathrooms each were  remolded when we purchased the home. Just the bear necessities were in each bathroom. The guest bathroom had a sink vanity, shower and pottie, no linen cabinet or window covering.
I didn't have much of a budget to decorate this room, so I had to make due with some of the things we brought with us from our other home.

I began by painting the walls a  french blue, changing the mirror from the small round one that was hung over the sink to my silver heart one I've had for years. Then changed the knobs out that I purchased from Anthropology, the knobs are called "mercury glass melon knob"  at $8.00 each.
I was able to reuse the white wicker seat and re-purpose the creamy white corner  hutch as a linen cabinet.
 Vanity with new mercury glass melon knobs.
 Before photo of the sink, mirror and vanity.
Purchased a few new pictures and a clock from Burlington Coat Factory, they have a really nice home area. I fell in love with the paisley wall clock and I always like to know what time it is, I don't know why I just do LOL....

Gary added the hangers to the white shelve that we all ready had.  This makes a great place to hang towels and a robe. We replaced the new very small  pottie that was there to a larger more "green" water saver. No handle you push the button on the top of the tank to flush.

 Love the mercury glass candle holders, also another re-purpose.

 The tile in the shower  is also  the same tile that was used for  the floor.

Installed the white 2 inch blind. Hung the shower curtain and Walla the "Guest Bathroom".  Very simple but functional. One day I hope to add white crown molding and bead board. A girl can dream LOL.
Enjoy your week, I will be thinking of you all and keeping you all in my prayers.

Today I'm joining in with Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday and Cielo from  The House in the  Roses


Vee said...

Both bathrooms turned out beautifully. I like your idea about saving money and by doing so you can add a little splurge on Anthropologie knobs. I wish that I had known about the color French blue before I painted my bathroom Alice Blue. Ai yi yi.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a pretty bath! I love that shower curtain, and those knobs.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a great job you did! I have the same mercury glass votives!

Cindy said...

Dearest Elizabeth,
Your changes are all beautiful. I love your new clock and the mercury candle holders, so cute! The large mirror is wonderful!
Hugs, Cindy

Katie said...


Unknown said...

I love the clock as well!! I would love it if you would link this up to my party A Marvelous Mess....each week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here is the link:

Martha said...

I like what you did -- very pretty!

Sunny Simple Life said...

I love the whole color scheme. Very classic and soothing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful! Love your choice of tiles! Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day.


Jenna said...

Hi Elizabeth, Love the bathroom redo! just a few changes here and there and your bathroom looks amazing! I love the tile and the mirror you put up. once again your decorating skills leave me speechless...come do my bathroom! PLEASE! have a great week! hugs, Jennifer ;o)

Ana said...

Oh Elizabeth, you are just the sweetest friend ever! Thank you sooo much for your comment, makes me feel better just knowing I have a friend as sweet as you...Anyways, love, love, love your bathroom. It turned out absolutely beautiful...Love those knobs! Have a wonderful new week my dear friend.

Much love,

Catherine Holman said...

It's beautiful Elizabeth and I love those new knobs on the vanity! Stop by my blog. I have a surprise for you. You can email me with the shipping info at

Karie said...

Hey there Elizabeth. The bathroom turned out beautiful. I like it all. And saving money is the key to any re-do. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderfully sunny day. Hugs, Karie

Rita said...

I LOVE the new look of your bathroom! You did a really good job in there. It iss quite elegant now. Eager to see the other one that you are working on! I love that you put a clock in there, for I'm always checking the time when I'm in that room! I also love those two pictures that you put in there. They are great!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Beautifully done Elizabeth! Love that clock:) Somehow I think it's more fun to redo a room on a budget...let's the creativy really flow!

designchic said...

What wonderful redos...they look amazing. Love the knobs!!

Anonymous said...

I love your bath! It's so pretty. What a fancy potty you have! I love the clock and shower curtain and that corner cabinet, I can see in the mirror, love that!
You've done a beautiful job in your bath.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Simply Me said...

Bathroom is very beautiful !!! and yes the chest opens, a lot of storage, but the kids play on it and eat there too, so as of right now nothing is in it that is there TV ...Have a great day

Beverly said...

Paint and the right accessories and your guest bath is amazing. Those knobs really make the vanity now, along with your mirror, it looks completly new.
You are an inspiration.

Melinda said...

Looks great. Repurposing is always the way to go.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth & Gary,

You both did a great job! Smart and about the clock; I too like to know the time...
Lots of love,


Monica said...

Beautiful beautiful! What a great job, dearest Elizabeth. I understand about decorating on a budget- in my new home (ha!... when I have it!), I'll have to use several things I am moving from here... even if I'd like to have all new!! But hey, there's always spray paint ;))
Thank you for your friendship, I treasure it and each and every note you leave me.
Monica x

Susan Freeman said...

You did a great job Elizabeth!

Susan and Bentley

Cottage Rose said...

Oh Elizabeth your guest bath is so lovely... the color is beautiful and so soothing.. that clock was meant for your bathroom.... it is just beautiful,,, such luck guests....

Happy Mother's Day

Simple Home said...

Your guest bathroom looks so pretty! Our guest bathroom is also the one my kids use most, so I have trouble even keeping it clean. With 8 of us and two bathrooms (although my older two aren't here all the time), it seems a bit crowded :-)
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth,

The clock is beautiful. Where did you purchase it? Posted anonymously based on other posts, but would really like to know where to purchase the clock.

Anonymous said...

I checked out your website as well. I would love to know how to purchase the clock. Do you know? If so, can you reply and I'll check back?

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Anonymous asked~where I purchased the clock..
I found it at Burlington coat factory in the home goods department. Hope this helps.
Have a good day, Elizabeth