Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Very Improper Bathroom Redo


      Did you do a gift registry when you got married? I did one. I clearly remember carefully selecting perfectly matching towel bars, hand towel rings, and toilet paper holders.


    I picked soap holders, and very proper little trashcans.


      The thought that one is not required to dress a house in perfectly matching items from an acceptable house wears store never even occurred to me!!


     I remember a great many silly opinions I had a new house keeper.


       I distinctly remember throwing a fit about all the white walls in my first house.


      I bet you can't guess what color every single blessed wall in this house is going to get painted?!


       I would have turned up my nose at much of the thrift store "this and that" that now I love to scatter about the house.


      To put a kitchen run in the bathroom would have been totally unacceptable.


        One must do what what is acceptable to do!


       The problem with acceptable ... it's just so bland.



     I would hate to know what I would have thought of this house, if I had seen it back then.


       It's funny time can change you isn't it?


      The lesson I'm learning in this house? Look at what it can be, not at what it is! That is how God looks at me, and I am ever so grateful.
   
Philippians 1:6   Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 

24 comments:

  1. I love it! And the keys especially!

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  2. I really love the towel baskets above the toilet! I'm slowly starting to be converted to the idea of not perfectly matching everything, as I see great ideas all over the internet! I have an aunt who has a real knack for mis-matched design that always looks fantastic, where as I feel if I tried to replicate that, it would just look like a jumble of stuff!

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    1. Jill,
      I think the best decor is decor that is completely your own taste...whether that's matchy or not! Everyone has different styles and tastes, so just go with what you love to look at! I think matching decor can look very glamorous! It's all a matter of what suites you. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
      Abby

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  3. I simply adore what you've done with this bathroom - this is definitely my style!! We used to live in a house that we decorated similarly but when we moved to town we bought a modern, albeit older, bungalow and the same style looks totally out of place - boohoo!

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    1. Thank you Kate! You are right, decor has a lot to do with the house you live in! This look would be rather odd in a modern style home. I think the wood plank walls really set the tone for the style I'm going with in this house. Thanks again for stopping by!
      Abby

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  5. Gorgeous bathroom! I love the shelves over the toilet and the curtain that hides the pipes under the sink.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/02/submarine-sunday-17_2.html

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  6. Clipped to my Hometalk board! Love it :-)

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  7. I love every single detail of your bathroom - ( and yes it's funny how time can change us lol )
    but I especially LOVE the crate shelves you installed - absolutely brilliant ( and beautiful )
    Definitely your newest follower -
    I have a give away that just went up if you're interested!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  8. I really enjoyed this post and am new to your site altogether. You have such a fun way of writing while showing off your new space. LOVE the shoehorn, super creative. Your white-walled, eclectic bathroom is just wonderful!

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  9. This is fabulous! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Jamie

    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  10. Just beautiful! I LOVE the quote/ verse, well done.

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  11. I think it looks fabulous! Those crates and brackets look fantastic, but my fave is the shoe mould towel holder - too sweet!

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  12. Love your crate and bracket shelves! Going to find a way to work something similiar into our next house (another move is coming up). Found you via Tatertotsandjello.

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  13. You seriously made me tear up. How wonderful! You are so right, it is the potential in something/someone that we should always be looking at, not what is on the surface. Everything can be beautiful! LOVE the ronovation!! PINNING ;)

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  14. Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!

    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-3

    Kathie

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  15. Great job! Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Btw, this is the week's favorite post so I'll feature this tomorrow.

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  16. Love it! How did you attach the skirt to the sink? I want to do that but I'm not sure how to attach it. Our bathroom is tiny. Other than tub space--5' X 5'. I've been trying to figure out where we could put crates on the wall that wouldn't interfere with access to the sliding shower doors. Did you make the shoe-stretcher towel ring? So creative and different--like all of us are. Thanks for sharing this great room and great scripture!
    Janet

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  17. Janet,
    I attached the sink skirt with sticky hooks that I stuck to the sink. I actually found the shoe mold at a thrift store with the ring already attached. Im guessing its previous owner must have used it for something similar. Thank you so much for reading, and your kind comment!
    Abby

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  18. I love every last detail - beautiful!

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  19. More than the actual bathroom (which has some great touches--I especially like the shelving for the towels)--I really like the idea of this post. I also had lot of "should" ideas when I first began keeping house. So much more fun and creative to throw them out and make good use of things that are already in this world. Glad to have seen you on Better After.

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  20. I love the towel baskets. Do you have a tutorial on how you made them? I have a small guest bath and absolutely no linen closets, cabinets or shelves in my house, so i have to get creative about storing towels and things of that sort.

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  21. Tifani,
    I understand, that was my problem here too! Here is the tutorial. http://morningbymorningproductions.blogspot.com/2013/01/crate-wall-storage.html
    Thanks!
    Abby

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  22. I LOVE your towel storage solution. I've been wondering what to do in the giant bathroom we have downstairs that has everything...except anyplace to store anything! Jacuzzi tub vs. practicality? Apparently the tub won for the previous owners...not that I'm complaining :) Thanks for the great idea!

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