Little bathroom collage by cdonohoue

Little bathroom collage

I want to thank each of you for putting Noah on the PP. I have to call him tonight and tell him.

This shows how hard my husband has been "working." While I was having fun with the kids at the Butterfly Show, my husband Tom was putting the finishing touches on our small bathroom remodel. Over the last 11 years we have redone each and every room of this old house (built in 1890) with love. Each piece has been picked out with care. We aren't going anywhere for, we hope, a long time. So this is it. This bathroom used to be a pantry off of the kitchen. My father made it into a half bath many years ago - when blue plastic tile was stylish and cheap. I've always hated it but there were so many things to change that this little room, since it functioned, was last on our list.

Our kitchen is the same paint job that you see here. In Cincinnati many of our older homes outside paint jobs are the three color schemes - like the Painted Ladies of San Francisco. So I decided to do that when we did the kitchen makeover. We took the colors from the pretty soapstone counter top. Carrying the colors into this little room made the most sense. The window opens onto a small back porch. It is not the size of any window anywhere else. I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do to cover it. We went to Summerfair over the weekend. It is Cincinnati's premier juried art show. I found this gorgeous piece of stained glass that we thought would fit out space - and it did. I love it. The guy said the glass in this piece is about 80 years old. The mirror is fired pottery. I am not doing it justice in this collage - it is so coppery, blue and orange. The light fixture came from Lowe's and is the prettiest creamy mosaic. I added a photo of the wall so you could see that the color scheme that we used.

One of the reasons that I love taking pictures is the desire to surround myself with things that make me smile. This cheerful little room now does just that. And I have this empty wall just aching for me to take the shot that will fit in just so.
eva
Gorgeous details from your bathroom. Love the colours and details. Congrats on the PP - well deserved!
June 4th, 2012  
Such beautiful bathroom! The colours remind me of amber or Autumn Gold sunflowers, which would go well with the beautiful window : )
June 4th, 2012  
I love the colours you have chosen. Warm and bright. Certainly a gorgeous light fitting and window!
June 4th, 2012  
Gorgeous Colour, I'm glad you now enjoy the room.
June 4th, 2012  
Very nicely done room and photos of it, Cathy! It seems very warm and inviting!
June 4th, 2012  
Beautiful collage, Cathy! Great job with the bathroom, too! Can't wait to hear what Noah will say!!!
June 4th, 2012  
Lovely collage. I really like the color. I am sure you will enjoy it.
June 4th, 2012  
nicely done!
June 4th, 2012  
Well done! Love the tones
June 4th, 2012  
Very well done! I love the cheerful colors, and the pieces you found are perfect.
June 4th, 2012  
Love your bathroom choices....especially the stained glass. I'm sure you'll find the perfect picture to go perfectly int the room.
June 5th, 2012  
Vee
What a lovely job! You picked beautiful decor and it looks like your husband installed everything with love!
June 5th, 2012  
@redrucksack @lorraineb @maggiemae @sugarmuser @grammyn @marlboromaam @yonnie @cottoncandy @cbawernsen @clmiller @cindymc @vskolnik - Thanks ladies. I just wanted to share. It is one of those rooms that we have been wanting to get done and putting it off. I really like the finished product.
June 5th, 2012  
Lovely collage
June 5th, 2012  
Great collage and fantastic colors and hues.
June 5th, 2012  
That's going to be one gorgeous room!
June 5th, 2012  
Congrats on a job well done! It looks beautiful!!!
June 5th, 2012  
Lovely collage, wonderful colors.
June 5th, 2012  
Congratulations on a job very nicely done. Beautifully organised collage.
June 5th, 2012  
Nice collage. Love the warm tones that you chose for the bathroom!
June 5th, 2012  
Lovely warm tones,a job well done!!
June 5th, 2012  
I like all the orange in your photos!
June 5th, 2012  
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