Monday, January 6, 2014

The 5 Day, Vintage Blue Bathroom Redo...

Today is my favorite day of the chaos. 
It's because everything is cleaned up, put back together and useable.

The start of this makeover began nearly a year ago, with a blog post called The Secret of Change"... I had just purchased the vintage dresser / bureau, we converted to the new bathroom vanity.

I fell in love with all the carving on the bureau and I also loved the fact that it was a 'vintage bureau'. It matches the style of this old house. It was also the perfect size. 

There was another blog post last year called, "Plotting the Bathroom Redo..." where my dreaming and scheming about a bathroom remodel continued.

Then, there was a third blog post called, ""Tutorial for Finishing Wood Furniture," where I refinished the little bench that sits in front of the bathroom window.

And the day dreaming about a bathroom remodel still continued in a previous blog post called, Cabinet Redo - distressed & antiqued + technique and process tutorial..." where I showed the redo of the gun cabinet that is now the towel cabinet.

It's the first thing you see when you walk in the room. Aside from the fact that some crazy blonde used rusty, crust, currogated metal sheeting on the walls. 
That is an eye catcher~!
~And, it still needs some polyurethane soon~

Then, there was a previous blog post about making the "Bathroom Curtains..." 
And, a big "Thank You" again to my best friend for sending me the crocheted valances from Wisconsin. 
You just knew I would 'whack' them apart and redo them "Jen Style"  

There was the "Salvage & Demo Project..." we done in October. This is where the old doors and door handles came from.

And finally, the "Old House Bathroom Remodel..." started and is 'tentatively' finished for right now...

I still need the "Crystal Sconce Bathroom Lighting..." I contemplated in a previous blog post and I'm definitely still leaning that direction.

But, for right now ~

I'm thrilled to have everything put away and the bathroom beautiful and useable again.

I can't believe it turnout out so PRETTY~~ 

And, I need some ivory colored towels soon. But, I'm not complaining about the crocheted edge brown ones I picked up off our local Facebook yard sale site for $10 previously, just for this day...

Thanks for following along on my 
'Old House, Vintage Blue, Bathroom Redo~!"

How did I do???


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  1. You did GREAT! You know you did....and you should be so PROUD! YAY for you and hubby! The touches of blue are gorgeous. Love the cabinet above the toilet and the pretty color in your counter top. The curtains are pretty, too! Great job!!! I need to pin some of your photos!

    1. Awe, thank you my friend...
      I am exhausted. And, I still need to get some more paint and finish the entryway door and get some polyurethane and seal all the crusty metal and the cedar trim. But, that can be done another day. For today, I am happy~!

  2. ahhh, it looks awesome...great job.
    Here from Cozy Little House

  3. I love the cabinet above your toilet. What a great redo! Your bathroom looks wonderful. New follower.

  4. Your bathroom really did turn out beautifully! If you have a minute, please stop by and share your post at the Everyday Vintage link party at Helene's Legacy. Your style is the perfect fit!

  5. It all turned out just beautiful!!! :) Those curtains you made look gorgeous!


  6. WOW, so very pretty! You added so many vintage touches, each is perfect, even the enamel pitcher "vase"!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY, so nice having you!

  7. i just love
    the vintage style
    and aged patina of your
    redone bath!

    Fridays Unfolded is back
    and i would love for you
    to stop by and join in!

    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

  8. Wow! That is some re-do. I love how you repurposed items and made it a very unique and farmhouse bathroom. Okay, is the rusty corrugating, wallpaper or recycled roofing? It really sets the since for everything else . . . great job!
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

    1. Oh, it is the real deal Connie ~!
      (And it was beasty getting it up on the wall - lol)
      You can read about it in a previous blog post of mine here:
      I still need to seal it with some polyurethane, but it turned out beautiful~!
      Welcome to "Lace Crazy"...

  9. Hello Jen! Wow, that a gorgeous re-do...! I love all of the slavaged pieces and the creativity behind the vision! A girl after my own vintage heart! Thanks so much for sharing at Dandelion House today!
    Have a wonderful weekend! Deb

  10. love everything about this bathroom! well done! xoox

  11. It all looks wonderful and worth the wait! Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday - I'm featuring you tonight at the party!

  12. Hi Jen, love the new (old) look! The bureau is fantastic and love the corrugated tin on the wall. Great job on the curtains and I adore the chippy enamel pitcher! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.

  13. Beautiful! I love the pieces you've used!

  14. Just saw your feature at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson and popped over. I just love your bathroom! Each piece works so well together!

  15. Hello, Jen! This bathroom is such a stunner! I love how you incorporated the vintage feel to it, and you executed it really well. Each piece you chose for your bathroom compliments one another. I specifically like your flooring, and that little pitcher-vase and the sink. I also like how the room is small, but it accommodates everything.

    Fred Richardson @ SGKHomeSolutions

  16. I really like the carving on the bureau. It is unfortunate that nowadays, you don't see as much of this type of original carving as you would say 50 or so years ago. There are still a lot of tradesmen and tradeswomen I might dare say, who do it but they operate from smaller shows. Adds a classic look to your bathroom.

    Gordon Patton @ Bison Plumbing


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