Monday, July 25, 2011

My Bathroom

When we moved into our present home several years ago, I struggled with what to do with the main floor bath.

White cabinets.........

black sink.........

black shower walls..........

black floor..........

Very nice, but not what I would have chosen.

I kept thinking I had to go with the black and white theme,
 the granite made me think stone, architecture, columns, etc.

Everything seemed too hard and stark.

 I happened upon this pretty little tissue cover,

and I knew in an instant
was what I was looking for.

 I loved the purple roses.....
the center is such a deep purple it looks black,
perfect for my bathroom......

Love the gold scrolly details too......

......and there was a matching soap dispenser,
toilet brush holder, waste basket,

wallpaper border.

So I set to work with a rag roll paint technique on the walls,

and added lots of gold marble-like vaining.

I put on a couple coats of polyurethane so the walls would be scrubbable.

For the upper part of the wall

I chose a coordinating wallpaper in the rich purple color,
a nice balance to all the black in the room ........

Positioning the scrolly vine and roses border
between the wallpaper and the painted wall,
ties everything all together..........

So, this is how the bathroom looks as you enter.

 Storage cabinetry and vanity/sink on the right,
with the glass shower and commode on the left.

Did you notice?
I was able to fit a "roman column" (pedestal plant stand?)
laying down on top of the cabinetry on the right, with a sheer curtain panel draped over it.

Stepping further inside to the left of the room........

(sorry, the coloring in some of these photos is wrong....too yellow here)

......a larger cherub reclines on top of the cabinet above the commode.

Smaller cherubs somersault across the lower shelf.

Opposite the shower, again, is the vanity with sink.

I found this black cherub
in the garden section of our supercenter.

She was one of the first pieces of decor I bought for this bath.

She's taken a few tumbles over the years with the kids in the bathroom.......

But I still love her,

 and her "Love Nics" as my husband's aunt would say.

Today I'm joining Modern Country Style here for the Paint Please Link party, stop on over and take a look around.

Modern Country Style



  1. Wow....what a wonderful job you did!!! I truly love it...isn't it funny when you least expect it, something comes along(tissue box holder), and it turns on that light bulb in your head???? It really turned out beautiful, and something you are comfortable with!! hugs...cleo

  2. So pretty; you did a marvelous job. I love that little cherub too.

  3. You did an amazing job! Everything is just perfect...beautiful. So much talent.

  4. You really captured your style is this bathroom. Wonderful job!

  5. If I was a guest at your house, I think I'd want to stay in here all day!! It looks so welcoming and lovely. I really love the way it all ties together so well.

    I've signed up to follow your lovely blog.

    Thank you so much for linking up to my 'Paint, Please' link party.


  6. Hello Betty Jean, you did a wonderful job decorating your bathroom. I love the beautiful work you did on the walls, but I also like all the little details. So pretty!

  7. OK, so I'm behind on my blog reading, everyone else posted last month! Better late than never...I love my blog reader and you did a terrific job with your bathroom!


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