Friday, October 15, 2010

BATHROOM MAKEOVER

Happy Friday! I am hoping the sun makes an appearance today...it's sort of gloomy and it would warm things up a bit. It is only 56 degrees here in Chicago today. The nights are even cooler, but I am holding off on turning the heat on. It seems like not too long ago that we were complaining about the high temperatures. A sweater or a sweatshirt works just fine.

Back in the spring we had our family room, bathroom and hallway painted. I had so much fun sharing it all with you and I was given some great advice on paint colors and ideas for window treatments. Believe it or not, summer came and everything went on the back burner. Having two homes can do that to you.
So I am focusing on finishing both rooms, although the bathroom is mostly completed. I received this towel ring as a gift from Christine {Christine's Home And Travel Adventures} when I visited her in May. I thought it was a door knocker and we had a good laugh. Very blonde moment.
I kept most everything in the room white...that's easy to do in a small room, not too much space for temptation, and I tried not to clutter things up, which I have a talent for doing. The soap dish, etc. is Pottery Barn.
The shower curtain is temporary. I am looking for a white one with some ruffles. I think Target has one.
This bath is used a lot by Abigail, as it is just across the hall from her room. It is usually full of her make up and clothing but I did a fast clean up...
I am moving on to the family room soon, which is still the same after having it painted, just the furniture. I have to make a decision about curtains and then I can figure out the rest of the room. After doing the bath in white, The Husband insisted on some color so we had it painted a light yellow. I am going to try to stay with simple shabby look, again, not too cluttered. It will be fun to pick out things for the walls and I need a new bookcase.
I want to give a big shout out and thanks to Amy of Maison Decor. We sent many emails back and forth in which she gave much needed advice, ideas and inspiration for the family room. I highly recommend that you stop by her fabulous blog, she is featuring a gorgeous Victorian home today.

I am determined to get up to the lake this weekend, so I have a whole day ahead of me of getting this house in order and getting packed for that house. I am praying that I still have tomatoes, I never got a chance to pick any the last time we were there and we have had a few really cold nights. And I am going to buy my mums and pumpkins up there, talk The Husband into taking a few walks to get pictures of all the trees changing colors, and make some cozy fires, night and day. Don't you love a fire to warm you up in the morning or afternoon?

See all of you next week! :-)

76 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! OH, everything looks so pretty a crisp! Love the wallpaper you're using and all those darling accessories.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim said...

I just repainted my bathroom too. We kept it pretty neutral and I love it that way. Ours in going to be a work in progress as we are doing all of the work ourselves and trying to work with what we have. I love the sweetness of your bathroom!
xoxo,
Kim

Marydon said...

G'day Jane ~ You are creating such a beautiful decor ...

Have a beautiful stay at the lake.
& a great weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane, your bathroom makeover is pretty and so is your "doorknocker" tee hee hee!...love all your pretty little white essentials in there... hope you have a nice time at the lake and get to enjoy the beautiful Autumn scenery... xoxo Julie Marie

Karen said...

Love what you've done in the bathroom.. great collections of "things" in there.

And oh how I love a fire in the fireplace any time of day.

Paula said...

Jane..the bathroom looks beautiful! Very smart to go white in a small bathroom...I've got one myself that needs a redo badly!
Have fun at the lake!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Janie, thanks for the shout out! It was a lot of fun trading ideas for both of our spaces! I love the bathroom, it has that farmhouse elegance that is so appealing. I know the family room will turn out great. I, too, am headed to our lake house. Have a great weekend!

Linda Chapman said...

Enjoy your weekend! I enjoyed the tour of your bathroom.....we are redoing mine....and it is rather exciting! Loved the bag with the towels in it. Looking forward to your posts next week......enjoy that fireplace!

Blue Creek Home said...

There are several projects that I announced in the summer...expect a makeover everybody!!! Right!
So, maybe I will get motivated and get a few things done before the holidays.
I love the photos!
Have a fun lake weekend.
Rhonda

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh just gorgeous! I love the white, the wallpaper and all that you have added in to make it so delightful. Really pretty room!! Decorating party over at my blog on Fridays if you would like to join in sometime- this is a great inspiration! I LOVE Amy at Maison Decor btw- she is awesome! :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Jane....EVERYTHING is so lovely! What a wonderful bathroom :)

Blessings!
Gail

Pat said...

Looks beautiful, Jane! I am looking forward to your family room redo, also!

Happy Weekend!

Daydream Living said...

Sounds like you have a lovely weekend ahead, so enjoy!
Maureen
(oh, and I love that ruffled towel!)

Debbie said...

First off brrr...on the Chicago temps....I love Chicago, just not in the winter...and you know I am originally from Buffalo, NY, so I can say that:) Loving your bathroom though Jane...that ought to perk up the gloom as it is so bright and fresh:)

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Janie! Your bathroom looks just adorable, girl!!!!! Love it! It really does have an elegant farmhouse feel to it. Great job in decorating it! I'm in love with that ruffled towel AND that Bordeaux bag!!! Where did you get them?? Have a wonderful time at the lake this weekend, friend - and I hope you get your wish of tomatoes, walks, pics, and a cozy fire! :) Chat later!

xoxo laurie

Olive Cooper said...

The bathroom is calm and soothing. I do not like a lot going on in a bathroom. I painted our second home pale yellow on the inside also but it really becomes a neutral. have fun at the lake! hugs♥olive

Kerry said...

That looks like a bathroom I'd like to spend some time in Jane! Love all your things. Even though it's meant to be spring here we've been inundated with rain and it's only 12 degrees C here today...freezing!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Loving that bathroom! It looks serene and calm....
Hugs,
Penny

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Jane, it looks great! Isn't it so rewarding to "make over" a room? Yours is beautiful, but then you have stellar decorating taste. xoxo Lidy

Low Tide High Style said...

Your bathroom looks so pretty! I love the towel ring aka the doorknocker! ;-)

I hope you have a wonderful relaxing weekend at the lake!

Kat :)

sissie said...

I might have thought that was a doorknocker too! LOL. I have many blonde moments.

Your bathroom is looking so pretty with all the sweet details.

hugs
Sissie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Sounds just wonderful Janie!
We were cool today too but it was sunny and so it actually was quite nice!
I like your bath touches, the ruffled towel and soap holder. Great touches!
Hugs,
Cindy

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Jane,
Everything looks really nice!! Love that towel rack!!! :)
Love the white!

xo,
Shellagh

Deanna said...

Pretty! So serene and lovely. The bag with the towels is a great idea.

Deanna :D

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I wish it was cold enough where I live to have a fire...but no...it's still in the low 90's. I love all the cute accessories!

Kat said...

Jane, the bathroom looks beautiful. I love all the clean, simple accessories. And especially that bordeaux bag holding the towels - tres chic! Have a wonderful weekend, hope that you still have some tomatoes. Can't wait to see your autumn pictures from the lake. Kat

cityfarmer said...

it looks divine!!!

make me want to go potty ...just so i can wash my hands in that cute sink ...

Jane said...

Beautiful bathroom. I love the serenity of a white bath. Great accessories!
Jane

xinex said...

I am glad you got to find a good use for the towel ring, Janie. I love how your bathroom is looking and I like the accessories you used. But above all, I want to thank you for your prayers for my mom. I was so scared especially when she was being transported to Jackson with a bleeding head and John tells me I have to be prepared in case she does not make it because it is a very long trip to the hsopital and the bleeding was prtty bad. I am so happy she made it and I believe in miracles now. With bruises all over her body specifically in critical areas (neck, head, hips and arms) and big cut in the head and a brain hematoma, she did not get fractured anywhere. I am so thankful for all the prayers and God's answer...Christine

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

love it Jane! My fav is the bag of towels. ;)

Lori said...

This is so pretty and fresh! I love it.

stefanie said...

its gorgeous!!!

DeAnna said...

I love this new look! The Daisies are darling! It all works so well together beautiful simplicity. Have a wonderful weekend at the lake.

Sailing Simply said...

Your bathroom looks wonderful so far! I love your accessories. It looks so vintage chic to me! I hope to see more. Sounds like you are off for a wonderful weekend. I hope you have a great time!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Jane, your bathroom is looking great! I hope you have a wonderful weekend...and hope you have some time to relax!

Lori E said...

I am just getting ready to redo our en-suite bathroom. I like the idea of a white spa like bath. It sure looks good here.

Bella said...

Hi Jane... Lovin your makeover's (love that ruffled hand towel to pieces:-))... Sounds like you have an amazing weekend planned... enjoy!!!
Bella

raggygirlvintage said...

It's all looking fab Jane, love all the white touches, I found a white ruffled shower curtain at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Haven't painted the walls yet but have the shower curtain!!
Tracey

KarenB said...

Your bathroom looks so pretty! I love the set with names on them! I hope you had a lovely time taking walks and sitting by the fire!

Karen B

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I just love your decorating and creativity, Jane!

Did you have a chance to stop by recently? I am having a "double-the-fun" giveaway...something for a little one and something for you! Stop on by to join the fun if you get a chance! I enjoyed my visit today! It's always such a delight :)

Paula said...

Your bathroom looks like it's in a charming old cottage. I love the ligher look. Have a great lake weekend!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

This turned out beautifully. I love your towel ring and that ruffled towel! So very pretty.

Have a great weekend!

God Bless,
Kathleen

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

You bathroom is looking great, Jane. I love all the crisp, clean accents!
xoxo
Robin

Allon said...

Fascinating.In your bathroom remodeling plan, these essentials should be assessed and properly repaired and maintained to avoid serious consequences.

glorry

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Jane! I love your bathroom re-do...a perfect cottage look! Of course, the frenchy towel ring and Bordeaux bag are my favorites! lol I hope you are having a gret weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Tammy said...

One word comes to mind- charming! Love it all!

Leslie said...

it looks great!!! I love it all.
Have a great weekend

Jane said...

Beautiful job! I love the towel holder. Well, it's pretty enough to put on a front door. :-)

Jane

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

OT but... Re a comment on my blog here...

I just today noticed that Blogger gives us Stats now! Go to your Dashboard, and click on Edit Posts. There, look at top, for the word Stats. Click on it. You go to all sorts of interesting things, about the "history" of your blog. :-)

Myself, I use free Site Meter. I post nearly daily [because I'm so gabbbby!] and do not get that many comments. [Not-daily-posting can bring in more comments.]

When I feel *sorry for myself,* it helps to check my Site Meter. I can see that I get a LOT more Visits to my blog, each day, than Comments on my blog, each day.

It's silly to get to *feeling sorry for myself,* I know! Silly, silly, silly. But I do sometimes, and I'm honest, I say so. ,-)))))

Another thing one can track is, which days of the week, the most people come to read. If we learn that, and we have something important we want to say, we can pick that [or those] days to post it.

As I said, I have way too much time on my hands, to be doing any of this stuff, even now and then. I know! -gigggles-

There! More than you ever wanted to know, about this topic! ,-)

Pamela said...

Hi Jane!

Very pretty bathroom. I love all the white very calming!
I just love those ruffle shower curtains. Too bad my shower has a boring door!
Pamela xo

My Crafty Little Page said...

Wonderful, Jane...I thought we'd never get back up to the lake - it's my fav lakehouse in the whole world!
The bathroom looks wonderful. Isn't it great to have the painting over and done with? It's all so fresh looking. xoxo Nancy

Pondside said...

Well done! I love the calm and serene look of the white with the bits of black accent.
Me? I love a fire any time, but a fire in the morning is a true luxury.

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Love the bathroom also. I especially love the serene feel of the decor in the room.

Saleslady371 said...

Very inspirational! I love your blog. I was born and raised in Chicago and miss it sometimes! Your family is lovely.

Atelier de Charo said...

Very beautiful remodel, you add some pretty accesories, looks wonderful. Love the cute bag with the towels!

Hugs
Charo

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks really pretty! Not sure how much you want to spend, but Anthro has an incredible white ruffled shower curtain! :-) My daughter has wanted it for a long time.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy kicking back and yes, a fire is always welcome when the temps are cooler.

xoxo
Pat

Sarah said...

Oh, I envy you the weekends at your lake home. I'm certain it is beautiful this time of year. We don't get to see much change in colors here in TX. Have a great time. ~ Sarah

Tina said...

Hi Jane. Your bathroom is gorgeous! I love all of your white things, so calming and relaxing. I would love to see your ruffle shower curtain if you get one, it sounds lovely! Hope you have a wonderful time at the Lake and that your tomatoes are still there. Enjoy the fires, we have been snuggled in front of ours all the way over the other side of the world as we have had such a cold snap over this weekend:( Happy weekend to you ~ Tina xx

Shirl said...

Hi Jane, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! Love your post, your new bath is just beautiful,love that wallpaper!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

bj said...

haaahhhaa, Janie...the peanuts are PARCHED...not POACHED..lol...
We just put the raw peanuts in a single layer in the oven for about 20 minutes. Then, when they have cooled, they are so dang good, you can't stop eating them...:)

Your bath is just precious..those accessories are fabulous...
I WANNA LAKE HOUSE...!!!

Debbie said...

Hi Jane...just got back from downstate. Had a ball with the kids at Hucklberry Farms at their Halloween celebration down there. The whole village is decked out, even the train that you ride going through the spooky woods.
Your bathroom is so charming. LOVE all the sweet shabby touches!! Target has the greatest accessories in the shabby chic line, don't they?
Hope you enjoyed your lake house this weekend.
Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I think you did a wonderful job on this makeover! Love what you did, and I like the simplicty of the white.

Love your cute things from Pottery Barn and your neat towel ring from Christine! You did a great job.

Have missed you. I'm going to try and start blogging again, but I'm having server issues. Machines... can't live with em, can't live without em! ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Charlene said...

Is that cute ruffled item in the first photo a curtin? I am soooooooo into ruffles now. Bathroom looks great! Glad it's cooling down up there. Makes for a pretty fall. It's starting to cool here. THANK GOODNESS!!!!! Have a great week.
Charlene

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Jane...The bathroom looks wonderful! So clean and has that simplistic look! I like the bag with the towels! Have fun at the Lake!~Hugs, Patti

koralee said...

So pretty...I love all your white wear dishes...

Hugs for a great new week.

AshTreeCottage said...

Everything is looking lovely Jane!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Jane this is pretty! I love the words on the decor'. Beautiful.

SmilingSally said...

I like the dark towel ring on the white wall.

I remember when you were deciding whether or not to plant those tomatoes. I sure hope you get to enjoy 'em.


Please come see my outside shots. You won't believe it!

lila Check said...

Oh Jane this is pretty!I just love everything!! your bathroom is so bautiful!!!
Soooo glad I found your gorgeous blog!
Joined the followers and will be back often for inspiration and ideas.
thank you for this wonderful blog.
xoxo
lila

Carolyn said...

Hi Janie! I love your bathroom...so pretty!! I love the dishpan stamped with the black lettering...well, I love all the accessories!! Don't you hate blonde moments like that...especially when someone hears your blonde thoughts?? I would have said/thought the same thing though!! :D LOL!!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend with lots of great scenic fall pics and a warm toasty fire....I love, love campfires!!!!!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Privet and Holly said...

Hope the lake
was wonderful, Jane!
Your re-do is very
calm and pretty;
imagine, very YOU : ) !!
The sweet bag is
particularly inspired.
Thanks for sharing!
xx Suzanne

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
Your bathroom looks beautiful...I have those blonde moments too:) Love the look you did here and yes, Target has a very pretty white curtain with ruffles.

Blessings,
Linda

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love the soap dish etc....very nice! And that fountain with the dog is adorable! Looks like fun!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love all your white accessories...it keeps things very fresh and clean looking. We have a list of projects a mile long around here...I'm hoping that we will stay home long enough this winter to get some of them done!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your bathroom makeover looks wonderful Janie! I love the enamelware soap bowl and bordeaux bag... pretty!
I'm so looking forward to sitting by the fire on cool nights... if it ever gets cool enough around here... haha!
So glad you popped in for a visit... nice to meet you! :)
XO,
Jo

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

What a great makeover! Everything look so fresh and romantic.

I can just imagine relaxing in there for hours....

Sarahx