Friday, April 19, 2013

Bathing beauty......A Favorite Thing

You may recall I organized a little freshening up in the 
small upstairs bathroom recently?  

Smoothed the popcorn ceiling, painted walls and woodwork, 
new quartz vanity top and basin, brushed nickel faucets 
and accessories etc. What I didn't share then was the 
ugly cabinet in monster brown stained wood - 
the 'manwood' from the '80's that we decorating gals 
detest, definitely not a favorite thing!

I purposely didn't have the painter do this cabinet 
because I wanted a pull-out shelf built in first. 
The husband of a dear friend had installed some lovely 
pull-outs in my old kitchen cabinets, he returned to make 
one for this bathroom which I use much of the time.

With the fabulous pull-out shelf completed, it was drag 
out the blue tape, primer and paint, and spend several 
hours confined to the small space on my knobbly old knees!

The result is great, I love it, the master of the house says 
I've destroyed 'his wood', but the clean fresh look is so 
much better than before.

I do know one thing...........and this brings a smile 
to his face, I will NOT be attempting to paint the 
kitchen cabinets, a project I'd had on the back burner 
for some years, and there it will stay until my cozy 
cottage belongs to someone else........years and years 
from now hopefully!

Linking to Claudia's fun weekend party where we share 
our favorite things.........
go here to Mockingbird Hill Cottage to join in.


  1. Oh my! Oh la la! It looks fantastic, dear! The whole renovation looks amazing, great job! By the way, the new banner looks adorable too.
    Miss you! Have a great weekend! Love, Vanessa

  2. What a fresh and pretty new look. I love a bathroom to be white or cream - very nice job on the vanity!

  3. I can see why this is one of your favorite things.

  4. Wow Mary, finishes it off beautifully!
    Judy xx

  5. Your new bath looks so fresh and pretty!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  6. A lovely job Mary, a very calming palette, perfect for pampering.

    You can pop round anytime you're free, our powder room could do with a lick of paint:)

    Have a lovely jubbly weekend.


  7. Hi Mary,

    So nice to find you on Claudia's today! Your bathroom is certainly bathing in beauty! Although I love colour, I appreciate your serene subtle tones in this most soothing space! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a nice weekend,


  8. I love the newly painted cabinet Mary. It seems like most men I know don't like wood painted over. Luckily for me, Kent isn't one of them for the most part. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Hey Mary!
    We're in the middle of doing the same thing!! Looks like your faucets and lights are almost the same as mine will be. I wasn't going to post about it until the bathroom was complete, but had to think of a word that started with "R" and I went with remodeling!!

  10. Ahh turned out so should be proud:)

  11. It's all so light and fresh, just perfect for a bathroom. We have painted the cabinets in two kitchens - it's a LOT of work, so it's a good choice to let them be.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Mary.


  12. Hi Mary

    Love your bathroom, we are renovating our cottage
    bathroom and kitchen almost done :-)

    Annie x

  13. What a nice change, Mary! It looks great and the additional of a pull-out shelf is inspired.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.


  14. Very nice do over. I love the ingenious drawer.

  15. Nice indeed! Good job on painting too. I mentioned painting our fireplace white recently and my husband said absolutely no. I will try again later. Too funny how the wood must stay wood for the guys sometimes.


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