LIVINGLOVELIER just completed a fun project; Taking a “vanilla-ice-cream-new -construction” bathroom and transforming it to have some pizzaz! I just love the juxtaposition of antiques with a funky flair, here is what I did.
The plain bath had box-store type fixtures which had to go: Stat. Also, the room lacked crown molding. The ten-foot ceilings were crying for them, so we had to address that right away, too.
Getting to work!
After the crown molding was installed it was time to paper. I fell in love with this bold, gorgeous and gutsy paper. Don’t you think it just demands attention? ME TOO!
I re-purposed the commode which belonged to my great-grandparents, Amelia and Charles. This was part of their bedroom set which they bought in the 1860s. I can remember taking naps as a little girl at my grandparent’s house. The commode stood against the window with the white ceramic pitcher and bowl. The mirror hung over the dresser.
The pitcher and bowl inspired me to find this white ceramic vessel sink (vesselsinks.com). I was able to find a single spout faucet in brushed nickel, consistent with Victorian times. The “Lugarno” towel ring, also in brushed nickel, is from Restoration Hardware.
Before installing the vessel, I polyurethaned the wood to protect it from the water. Also,I a backsplash of polished copper, another hint of the era.
The light fixture, custom made by Rejuvenation is made of brushed nickel and copper. This piece ties the copper and nickel in the backsplash with the faucet, toilet paper holder, and towel ring. It ties the metals together to create consistency.
The “Laundry Soap Dish” is from Rejuvenation. My grandparents had a similar one in their antique powder room.
Why settle for a plain jane shower curtain when you can wow it up with this bright and bold silk fabric for a shower curtain that demands a second look? I sewed this one afternoon and was delighted with the added layer of texture and style.
The finish- a fuzzy furry “bear skin” rug that is oh! so cozy under your feet.
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