Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The bathroom Trio-tour, Main Bath

The main bathroom is 2nd, on my Trio-tour of bathrooms...This is in the remodel category, technically, because we didn't totally tear all the outside walls down, however, that was about all that didn't go. This is where the original and really only bathroom was.We did enlarge it.

I wanted my main bathroom to be cheery; 
an old house is sometimes merely so dreary... 
So, with the inspiration of a little green trash can, along with  my love of red, 
this bathroom color pallet is clearly not weary...




This vintage locker basket came from the old school athletic locker room, that all of my sisters' and I once used!  The girl's locker room was down in the basement, under the bleachers, and was dubbed, "The Den". We were the Panthers; we still are Panthers, us sisters, always will be.



I found my FIL's stool out in the shed, all oily and grimy, but a little bath and some paint, soon fixed it up!



I love this shelf, William built for me, along with the bead board.  At first, he wanted to make the bead board come up only 4 foot, because ...you know it comes in 8 foot sheets and if you half it...but, I wanted it taller, which of course isn't the most cost effective, but he did it, anyway.  I asked him to make the holes, in the shelf, so the vases would be secure, above the tub, but mainly I just love this style.  Some of you may have noticed, that I use it a lot around my place.



Wild flowers again...I don't think you can beat them, for the price, lol, or beauty, either.  I wrote the verse, "The grass withereth the flower fadeth, but the word of our God shall stand forever", on this framed glass.  I love that verse...








We did this bathroom about five years ago, so I'm almost ready to redo it, although I have too many parts of this house that have never gotten its first chance at a makeover.  I will restrain myself!
The Hot Baths sign was one of my first garage sale buys, as a newly married lady, around 33 years ago! Remember when signs, like these, were all the rage in the 70's?  I've held on to it sooo long, it is almost retro cool!  Little did poor William know the junk collecting road I had started down!
 
I like to turn my milk glass over to use for candle holders.  
My DIL used some of them, done this way, at their wedding.



Another button bouquet, in a salt shaker,a wind up clock,
and more white glassware



I adore this heavy, beveled  mirror, with the newsprint showing through, 
It was my MIL's...
                                                                                                                       











These scales were my brother's at one time~ 
                                                               Josh refreshed the paint...
Do you notice a trend with me, I do a lot of scrounging "finding", such as, those glass knobs on the vanity.


 The curtain is made from a Christmas runner...I buy candles, tablecloths, and other home decor during the after Christmas sales, since I use so much red around the house.  Notice the old print on the wall, an inspcription on back says it was given as a wedding gift, during the 40's.






Both the chippy white frame and the dish are turned to their backsides,
which were too lovely to hide!



In the corner you can see the little green trash can, that started it all.  I bought the stool at The Lindy Mall, in Malakoff.  If you live around here, it is a really great place to shop.

 Old wine decanters and a powder dish hold bathing supplies...


William redid our basic unfinished vanity, changing out the fixtures and hinges, adding antique glass knobs, and giving it a furniture like look, by encasing it in bead board and trim.  I use my milk glass collection to hold items...







William, with some help from family, did the rebuilding, I did the design, a bunch of the painting, and decorating...Josh and his friend, Robert did the tile work, and we sent the tub out for its re-do.  I had first bought all the supplies to do it, but got nervous reading the directions...Among other worries, it needed to be done in a dust free environment, which at the time, the entire house was full of sawdust...I got a refund!                                                                    Anyway, I love it, now!



Of course, you've seen my red tub, on my header...
                                              I am  thinking of writing, "Splish, Splash" on the green mirrors?
The grand-babies can go swimming! Yippee!




Well, that completes the tour of my Main Bathroom...now, we only have the upstairs, "Jack and Jill" bathroom to do...Are you with me still?   I know that was looooong! 



Don't forget the Prior Lives Party!!!
July 16th until the end of the month!
Love to have you party with me!





If you haven't seen my master bath, I'd welcome your visit . Let me know what you think, and really, anytime you have ideas to share, about something you think would work great at my house, by all means let me know, I relish new inspiration. Working with this old house while neat, can be discouraging, sometimes.



Lezlee


41 comments:

shannon i olson said...

Such a beautiful room, I love that green. Great idea with the holes in the shelf. Very very nice.

artteachergirl said...

Oh Lezlee! Such a great job y'all did!!! My William put bead board in our hall bathroom and I love it! It really dresses up the walls. We may put it on our ceiling in our kitchen...one day.
The green you chose goes so well with the red. You should be so proud!
Oh, we are the Panthers here too:-)

And...may I borrow Josh, he's one hard working kid! Vicki

Jessica said...

Again, I am moving into your bathroom. I'll bake bread every day, because your decorating is the BOMB!

Linda said...

Charming bathroom...and I love that the locker basket has special meaning to you!

Holly said...

It is beautiful and original (that is the best part). All of the details and touches are fantastic...my favorite are the shelf - awesome - I want one! and the old mirror - everyone is knocking those off now!

Granny J said...

Girl you really have an eye for using a mixture of different things and making them all come together. Your bathroom is gorgeous. I love the milk glass candleholders. What a great idea. Now how much did you say the room rent is a night at your place? lol

glor said...

Oh wow, I love this bathroom. The colors are my favorites ... can you come and do my bathrom? Or should I just move in and use your? Have a lovely day!

Coleen's Corner said...

Jeez. I don't know where to start with my "I love the..." comments! The colors are fantastic! Love the shelf, the basket, the tub, the frame above the door, the upside down milk glass. Oh my goodness, I just love it all!

Mrs M said...

I love the colours you used - very similar to mine in fact. I love the wire towel rack for the rolled up towels - and the hot bath sign and all the accessories - When you are sick of these things, just send them over my way - they'd fit right in!

Janelle - The Farmer's Wife said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it. What a great RED tub! That is so striking! I need to do something with my bathroom but have been holding off in hopes that we will remodel/build...but now you have me inspired!!! I might have to do even a little something!!!

trash talk said...

If you only knew how much I love red...well then you'd understand my lust for that tub!
Debbie

Beverly said...

I love your bathroom. The color pallate (sp?) is fantastic. Of course red is my favorite color, so anything with red I adore. I just recently redid my main bath also (well my only bath actually), and we used beadboard also. I adore beadboard.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG!! I love it! I absolutley love all the things to look at...my kind of decorating!
You two are so handy, you're doing a marlevous job!!
*hugs*deb

TheSmithHotel said...

Love how you used milk glass in so many different ways! Those wine decanters look so cute as soap/lotion containers!

Jody

The Retired One said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me comments, it was so wonderful to meet you!
I am joining on to your blog as a Follower, too...as I am a collector too! We have gone to estate sales, auctions and yard sales all of our lives...and I have so much stuff, I was going to open an antique store...but I changed my mind. We bought an old house across the street, which I am decorating like a cottage now,and putting a lot of my stuff in there..it will be such fun. I hope to put some photos on my blog soon!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lezlee, you are amazing! I love to come see the creative ways you use stuff! This bathroom is so full of great ideas. laurie

clustres said...

First of all, that is one of my favorite Bible verses. Love the milkglass upside down for candleholders-neat idea. Interesting button bouquets (I must have missed that post) and lastly, I used to shop at the Lindy Mall all the time when I lived in Corsicana. Collected a many Homer Laughlin dishes from someone who sold there that went by the name of "Homer's Laughing"! Thanks for the tour and memories!

Glenda... said...

Hi kiddo...
those bathrooms are turning out to be showstoppers...you know I am gonna love anything red you have, and I think all of it would look better in my little house on the creek...
Just kidding...it's beautiful
g~

JunkinJane said...

Great simple ideas that make a big impact!! thanks for the tour!

red.neck chic said...

Lezlee... I KNEW there were so many reasons I adore you...

another one is: your bathroom is the color combo of my kitchen!!! LOL It is ALL so gorgeous - have you ever had problems with people lingering in the loo? You'd have to come pull me out 'cause I'd just be standing in there looking and looking some more!!!

I love it!!!
Have a great week-end!!!
;-) robelyn

Mary Ellen said...

A CLAW FOOT TUB!!!! I love it and want one for my bath!!! Great job on this room!!

Thanks for commenting on my arbor my son made for me! I sure love showing it off!

bee blessed
mary

Cameron said...

Your bathroom is just darling! My favorite part is the shelf with the holes for the vases...clever!!!! ;p

Off the subject, but I'm signing up for my first 5k in September. I can't wait! Have you ever used the couch to 5k program?

Muthering Heights said...

I LOVE that bathtub!

Michelle said...

I am so going to steal a bunch of your ideas!!! I love it all, of course the tub is a show stopper! I have a ton of milk glass and am always looking for new ways to use it. The upside down milk glass makes awesomecandle holders. Of course I looove the color sceam!!

:) Michelle

Jamie said...

Sooooo pretty!!! I love it and love all the color and little details!!!!!

Creative Ambitions said...

Wow Lezlee!! Y'all did a great job. I love that you have a team going on... you can get so much more done. I want a team!! :)

Thought the vase (cut out) idea was very cool. Love the old basket from the locker room... what a neat treasure! Very nice mixture of old and new!! Your master is also very pretty!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'day My Friend~It all looks fabulous! The Tub is my Fav would love to have one.Red/White are my favorite color combo.Milk Glass Candle holders great idea.~Cheers Kim

sassytrash said...

You'd never get me out of that cool bath!! I especially love the vases in the shelf!!

C.J. said...

love what u have done!

Discarded Forlorn said...

I love locker baskets, you can do so much with them. Love your colors too!

Rene' said...

love the color of your wall and that red tub!!

Mona Kay at Home said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE all your red!! I am seriously wanting that red stool/chair in front of the white door... gorgeous!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this is amazing! It should be in a magazine...Your bathtub is unreal!!! How adorable--fantastic job!
Hugs,
Cindy Adkins

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Lezlee (I just love your name!)
THIS is ONE adorumble bathroom.
You junk like I do--people don't even ask me anymore when they come to my house where i got something--they know: rummaging!
I LOVE red, too, as you know.
The tub is so charming!
It reminds me of a bed and breakfast bathroom!
Come help me.
Hugs and blessings as you make your home!
~me

Razmataz said...

Oh my goodness you have so much to look at in there. Of course the tub is gorgeous, but all your finds are lovely. Love the red chair, the red stool, the milk glass, that alarm clock.... You could lay in the tub and just feast your eyes on all the lovely bits.

Sandra said...

Love how you used the milk glass, pretty plate back and candleholders. I saw your decantur display filled with yummy bath oils. I orginal got my idea for glass filled decanturs in the bathroom from my grandma's bath in the 1960's...she use to do the same thing.

Kathy said...

A grand bathroom and great splashes of color!
Your full of neat ideas!
I too loved the milk glass upside down!
Charming,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Diann said...

Hi Lezlee!

Love the bathroom! the colors are wonderful. I love the framed plate over the door and using the milkglass pieces upside down (will be stealing that ida, just so you know). And I adore the little table next to the tub!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I love the use of vintage items in the space! Especially the mirror and the locker basket!! It is extra special when they have a history.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow, you SHOULD love it, it looks incredible!
Very inspiring! :-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Anne

Jill said...

What a neat room! I especially liked the upside down milk glass, clever!