Thursday, March 3, 2011

Progress in the Guest Bath

I've slowly been going through my house, introducing you to the various rooms, and changes we have made.  Next room to show is our guest bathroom, powder room and pool bath.  This room is a few steps from the door to the pool, so guests and grandchildren use this bath when swimming, and it has a pocket door to the guest room so it is convenient for guests too.  It is the only bathroom on the main floor, except for ours, so it serves everyone else too.

The bathroom had this wallpaper when we bought this house.  {previous owners "stuff"}

We had the paper stripped before we moved in,  and then painted the walls a soft green and the woodwork white.  We kept the tile floor and counter.
Not a drastic change, but it is a little simpler and I like that.
Froggy soap for the grands, soon to be replaced with a bunny on a cute leaf dish for Easter.

A few necessities for our guests.  I keep the rest in the linen closet that is next to the shower.  I would like a different basket to keep the washcloths and soap in  ~ I'm looking.

I just hung that little black basket on the wall and discovered that they didn't center the toilet on the wall.  That kind of thing drives me crazy, but there isn't much I can do about it.  
So there it is, simple but functional. 

I am linking to:
 Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.
Heather and Vanessa at The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday.
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow us Wednesdays.


Debbie said...

It made such a difference to take down the wallpaper and paint it a soft color. I have two bathrooms in left in my house with wallpaper. One doesn't look that bad so I've procrastinated. The other is a little used bath that no one sees but me.

So I procrastinated that one too.

I need to bring a note pad to your posts for inspiration and get up and go.

Melissa Miller said...

Sue the green is beautiful and fresh! You really created a lovely bathroom oasis. A remarkable redo. Lovely!

Thanks for the kind words on my wardrobe sweet friend. You're the best. You're right it is more fun to shop after weight loss...:)

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Lori said...

So much better, and love the color of the walls. Cute frog soap, I bet everyone likes to use it not just the grandkids.

Kathy :) said...

Hi Sue,

I saw your name over at Kat's, nice to meet you :). I wonder if when you go on your trip to wine country in CA if you'd share where you stayed etc...we have always wanted to do it.

Thanks so much,
Kathy :)

Sue said...

Hi Kathy
In didn't see an email for you ~ so I hope you check back after my trip. I will post about the trip.
Thanks for stopping by.

Kat aka Beachkat said...

What a difference! I personally am OVER wallpaper (and carpet, but that's another subject) so I love being able to change the paint color as often as I would like. Your room looks great.

Hope your weekend is wonderful.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It looks amazing- I love the soft color and it looks so much prettier without the wallpaper. Beautiful~ Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

What a world of difference Sue! Wallpaper was great in it's day, and still depending on the room it looks pretty. I am loving your fresh changes.

Martina said...

Your bathroom looks fantastic!! Taking down the wallpaper brightened the room right up. Love the arch you have over the sink. Great Job, Martina

Came by from Kim's WOW US WED Party

Simply Domestic said...

I love the new look! The white cabinets and the soft green walls look wonderful together. Wonderful job!

All That Glitters said...

Looks really nice!!!! Big difference to me!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks much better, Sue. Thanks for joining WUW.

Paige's Petals said...

Thank you Sue for stopping by and offering your prayers and encouragement! Big hugs! Paige