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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

White Wednesday

Sharing a little "facelift" in the bathroom....(please bear with me for the awful "before" pictures!)

Didn't take a "before" of the bathroom from THIS view but here's what it looks like now....

Here's our vanity "before" ( and to think...I actually fell in LOVE with it when I first saw it in the store! Yikes!)....

...and after a coat of my favorite Ben Moore "Bone White".

Mirror "before".....

...and "after" (sorry for the flash....this Salle de Bain is TINY and has one window that only gets very early morning sunlight.)

When you have a bathroom that is this small....... every opportunity for additional "storage" is utilized.

... this metal shelf basket is the perfect spot for extra towels.

"Keeping it real" here....ugh!

...ahh, much better! I added the unsightly toiletries "after" the picture was taken. 
(I'll miss that boy when he heads back to school!)

Old shower curtain....

...new shower curtain....

...love the detail.

I didn't take a "before" picture of the window treatment. It was nothing fancy...just a simple ugly valance.

Here I've simply draped a vintage linen napkin over a dowel rod.

It came up "short" so I added a piece of old crochet trim to each end (found it summers ago at a flea). This one has a beautiful crown & cross image (can you see it?) Adore it!

I've always loved this petite "enclave" behind the toilette (the house was built in 1904 so this was once where the "upflush" was.)

Everything here was found around the house or in my "stash" of tresors...

...the only thing I purchased "new" (besides the paint, shower curtain and towels) was this canvas-lined metal basket at Home Goods. I painted it white and gave the lining a light tea-stain....

I added one of my "labels" to the jar of "savon" and moved one of my Mary head vases from the studio...

The frame was in my pile of "Canvas White" spray painted goodies and the mirror was in a different spot in my maison.

These 2 mirrors were once in the kitchen...I like them layered together here.

I've always had this petite shelf in the salle de bain...I just added some labels to the jars and freshly painted some of the accessories. 

No changes to this wall vignette except for the addition of the ex-voto...

I found it at Pottery Barn at the end of last xmas season. It had brownish-colored stones at the top that I replaced with some vintage pearl ones.

Little details....

Happy White Wednesday mes amies! 
As always, I'm joining the lovely 
Kathleen over at Faded Charm Cottage for more inspiration in "white."


  1. How fresh and white and absolutely lovely your bain is! You're quite clever to simply repaint and re-use items on hand. I LOVE that mirror over the ex-voto, and how you transformed the ex-voto from PB. Every detail is beautiful and tres French. I can relate with the size - our bathroom is TINY. You've sparked my imagination here!
    Happy WW mon amie...

  2. What a lovely transformation...I too did this to a rather masculine sink base. My husband picked it up on a job site and hew knew I would see the potential...we no longer own that house :( I like the way you re-purposed that lace in the window...really everything looks great!! Enjoy your day.


  3. cudowna zmiana! gratuluję ! inwencji i dziękuję za inspiracje ! pozdrawiam serdecznie Magda Jenouvelle

  4. Michelle,
    Your bathroom makeover looks beautiful.I LOVE all of that white!!!

  5. Gorgeous !! Love the touches of the little details that you put in it, Have a beautiful and creative day....Chickie

  6. I totally see why you would like the before vanity, it's pretty, too. Adore what you have done, it's so beautiful. I've got my eye on the tiny mirror with flowers around it, how precious.

    You have been busy, mon amie. xo Rhonda

  7. Wow Michelle, you did an awesome job! It never ceases to amaze me what a bit of white paint can do. I love your shower curtain, would you mind sharing where you got it? Beautiful!!!

    1. i got my shower curtain at, where else, but Home Goods. ;)

  8. What a lovely loo!
    Still on London time I guess (from watching the Olympics)!!
    Great job Michelle!

  9. So beautiful and shows how a small space can still be lovely and functional. I appreciated all the little touches.

  10. Such a beautiful transformation, dear Michelle,
    your eye for beauty shows so very much here,too.
    Love the curtanic and the shower one,too-and love the metal
    basket with towels, and the wall with the ex-voto.
    You made a wonderful job, only changing some few pieces.

  11. Michelle, the bathroom looks beautiful! You did an amazing job transforming it. I LOVE all the white.
    ♥ audrey

  12. Michelle, you are so delightful! Love the "keeping it real" part....too funny. Don't be so hard on yourself because I had a bathroom vanity like that too. Love all the photos.


  13. Oh, your bathroom is gorgeous. You are so good at decoration. Love every small detalj,you inspired me now. I have to go and look at my bathroom with new eyes. (smile).

    Have a great day.


  14. ...as it is my birthday week, i'd like the scoop on that fabulous shower curtain and dude, i need me one of them tricked out pearl ex-voto's!!!
    isn't it funny how one day you wake up and change it all:)
    i've been knee deep in out rental home for two weeks, waving my magic wand ~ soooo wish you lived closer so we could get it all done faster as you know what they say:
    two wands are always better than one!!!

    who loves ya baby?!?

  15. ...aahhhhh...

    in case you are wondering "who" is

    that would be me:) :) :) :)

  16. Totally fabulous. Very 'rich' looking.

  17. Hi Michelle,
    I am in love with your bathroom. It's beautiful.


  18. Hi Michelle,
    It looks absolutely beautiful!! Everything looks so fresh and lovely. I love the shower curtain and your re-do of the sink is fabulous!
    Hope your well and have a wonderful night.

  19. Everything looks so nice Michelle!! You did an amazing job!!

  20. Michelle
    My goodness even the bathroom breathes of bliss! Wonderful job, too many lovelies to mention! Lori

  21. You can really work magic with paint. Gorgeous, Michelle.

  22. Yes, my sweet Michelle...the bath is now so very YOU!!!! I bet you are walking in there all the time too, just to soak all the beauty up!!! What a wonderful transformation ~ I love each and every element...hugs and love, Dawn

  23. What a beautiful bath, Michelle! I love all of your gorgeous mirrors, and your wire pieces, too! And those towels look great, too!

  24. Everything looks beautiful,Michelle - love the wire basket.
    You did an amazing job.
    Happy WW.

  25. This little space is so full of charm! Nice to hang out in! I get a lot of creative thoughts while doing my toilette in the morning. A space like this would do even more, I think. The lines of your vanity are so beautiful. The white really enhances it.

  26. I love your bathroom decor! Beautiful job, bella!
    I adore everything you do.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina


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