WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

March 8, 2012

~Stick a fork in me~

Hello guys, Well after a 6 months the bathroom off the kitchen is DONE...I tell you this has been a nightmare..What started out as a broken shower pan ended up being a whole new bathroom..from new studs, sheet rock, electrical, flooring, marble shower, toilet and vanity and vessel sink..So it was not an easy fix nor a cheap one..There was not one thing we could save from the old bathroom..
I adore the crown molding we put up here..The ceiling is painted a very light lilac and the wall are a pewter gray color..

I love this vessel sink..I got it from Lowe's

Not much room on the vanity top...I also ordered this faucet for it as it so reminds me of an old hand pump

The shower curtain and valance I made..I got 4 of these toile drapes from Hospice about 2 years ago for $6.50 and just knew one day I could use them..Just added some black ribbon to the top and bottom..

Love my new floor

It matches the marble shower..the faucets I got from Lowe's also  the shower shelves..
The white shower curtain is from Kmart I just added a band of fabric I already had to kinda match the toile valance

I also love the arch above the shower..Crown chandy I got from France

Old iron stool that use to be white that I painted flat black and recovered with more of the toile drapery fabric..

French plant stand also was white..just thought it would be a great place to put some white fluffy bath towels..under the stand is a french basket to hold wash cloths..

Lamp shade I made like 15 years ago..and towel rack I got from Rosemary at " Villabarnes" I made loops for the hand towels so they would hang better

I also made the acid etch mirror about the same time that Moses parted the red sea's..

I also hung a few of my Icarts above the flower stand..I painted the frames flat black and of course I had to add a Bust to the mix..It's kinda of my signature mark ever since Vanna ( *winks) at delusions of grandeur got me started on another collection..ha ha!! Oh *winks* Len said to tell you THANKS- Not

I also love my old Ice tong toilet paper holder..doesn't everyone have one?? I have had this paper holder since chickens had lips..

Glenda at Tootsie Time...send this sweet little cherub to me in 2008..I love him on the back of the toilet..See he got his eyes covered...So go ahead and have a seat he won't tell..

I notice everyone in Blog land seems to add flowers for staging so I added these ha ha!! Guess you could say I put them in a water bowl..

So there you have one half of my new bathroom..and next week I'll show you the other side..

I am joining these parties this week   
Thanks so much ladies for hosting these fun parties each week for us..
Until next time from my mountain to yours..
Hugs and smiles Gloria


Salmagundi said...

Love the colors you chose - that bathroom was well worth the wait!!! Sally

Unknown said...

Your new bathroom is beautiful! And I agree nothing is ever a easy fix. Warm hugs, Esther

Lisa said...

Oh Gloria, I just love this bathroom, I adore black and white. What a great job you did! I am sure you will enjoy it so much.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love the vessel sink too and I really love the cherub on the back of the toilet. That is so adorable! Was that a find or do you know where I could get one?

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Ohhh my goodness...I'm just tickled pink for you, honey...to have your bath finished! It's looks absolutely gorgeous! I could move right in and not change one thing...I love it all! First of all...I love the colors that you chose...tres chic! I love your new shower curtains that you made...what a talented lady you are! And...you know how I love toile...they turned out beautifully!!! Love the shower and that arch up above. You said that Lenny made that...right? He did a fabulous job! Love the marble tile too...oooh...sooo pretty! Everything is just gorgeous, Sis! Love all of the beautiful accessories! The little french wire basket shelf...is AWESOME!!! I'm sooo happy for you! Thanks for sharing it with us...loved the tour!

How are you doing, dear friend? It looks like you've been keeping busy...good to hear! Tell Lenny that we said Hi!

Love ya,

Unknown said...

Tres Chic!, Gloria. Love it all! Where did you buy the toilette seat cover.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Gypsy Heart said...

Just beautiful, my friend! It really looks so light and "Pariesenne" too. :-) You did a great job with the shower curtain, valance and adding the black pieces. Love it all!


Olive said...

The toile fabric is wonderful in B&W and the entire bath turned out lovely. Thanks so much for your recent comment it means so much. hugs, olive

Sonny G said...

It turned out great.. sorry it was such a mess for ya'll and took so long. enjoy every moment in your new bath..

I have the same toile topper in my bathroom.. now I'll have to copy you and add black ribbon to it:)

chateau chic said...

Your bathroom is lovely! The crown molding is beautiful...that makes a room in my opinion.... and I love your chandy!
I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by and follow back on GFC.
Mary Alice

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

OMGoodness, your bathroom is stunning! I'm flattered that you included my rack. I don't know where to start. Love the black and white, the accessories....Love it all. Magnifique! Oh, and btw, you aren't the first blogger I was sure I was following, and found out I wasn't, and got embarrassed, and fixed it immediately, and....

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! You have been busy and I like the results! I know what you mean about a simple fix turning into a major issue. Hope you are taking care of yourself!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Gloria, I'm so glad you came to the party!! Your bathroom is beautiful. Love the paint colors and of course those gorgeous antique prints! The pictures show that all the hard work was well worth it!! xo


LOVE your bathroom and ICARTS!!! You know I have 3 of them! I had the puppy one and sold it..dumb!
My daughter new bathroom is going to be black,white and silver...however she is going modern!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh it is soooo pretty! Love the colors...and the tongs...brillant! And what a gorgeous toilet seat!!

Betty said...

I love your bathroom and I put a few things in my idea file.
Hope all is well for you.

Anonymous said...

Just gawjus, Ms. Gloria! I love it. I'm sorry it stressed you. But oh how pretty it is and I love everything you've done! The little cherub is a doll. I'm sure she peeks though! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

NanaDiana said...

Gloria- It looks so nice. Isn't that the way it is? One thing leads to another and costs 10 times more than you planned and takes 5 times as long as you thought to do the project. Love the black and white toile..it is very fresh and smart! xo Diana

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Even the toilet is pretty Gloria! What an incredible bathroom! And that's only half of it? I am so impressed girl! I KNEW I should have kept those old ice tongs!!
I am so excited that your bathroom nightmares are over and have turned into a dream. (sounds corny but heartfelt)

Big hugs, sherry

lvroftiques said...

Whoo hoo!! Yippee!! The bathroom is done and it looks gorgeous Gloria!! You've got to be so relieved it's finally done! So many perfect little details too girlfriend! Love the toile...the darling crown chandy....the canning toilet paper holder! That was too ingenius!....And of course...with no question....that BUST!! Lol!! Tell Len that's Vanna-1, Len-0 heh heh! Naw... tell him he did a wonderful job! Oh my goodness and that etched mirror!! I want that one bad girlfriend! Now aren't you glad that woman didn't buy them all those years ago? I bet if she saw them now she'd wish she had....You know I'm gonna say this though right?....It's wayyy to beautiful for an outhouse bathroom *winks* And I called you today. You must've been out, or working hard on the transformation. I'll try ya again tomorrow. Vanna

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow. The wait sure was worth the result. I love the toile, the iron stool, the vanity, and especially the chandy. You're too funny!! I'm glad you outlived Moses!

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm sorry that you were forced to just about gut the whole bath, but it turned out gorgeous, my friend! I love all the details and your beautiful toile fabric was put to great use!! Love that you added some flowers for adornment!! ;-D

Thanks for sharing sweet lady!


The Decorative Dreamer said...

Gloria that is so pretty! I love all the elements and the fixtures you chose. They are so very nice. I especially love, love, love the marble! I like the black and white toile and the iron pieces you painted too. It's all so pretty but gosh you must be tired, you know, being as old as Moses and all that! LOL! Seriously, it's really beautiful, you and Len did a great job! Enjoy!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, you have truly out done yourself! I love it all! The black is just the right pop of color, Gloria. Your chandy, art, bust, ...
everything! Ticks all the right boxes. Hope you link it to WIW, we'd love to share it, too.

Debbiedoos said...

Well it is just beautiful Gloria. I love the vessel sink too. Not to mention all you cute and nice touches. Glad it'd done too.

andrea@townandprairie said...

Dear Gloria-
I found your beautiful bathroom at 2805! I really love youre grey and orchid combo... it is very relaxing adn romantic. Your redo is stunning from the fancy crystal fixture down to the decorative prints. This bathroom is a real treat! It's one guests would never want to come out of! I LOVE the ice pick! I saw one at my local antique store last week... now I'm thinking maybe I should go back adn get it! It is such a cute idea! How did you attach it to the planter? Genius! I also signed on as a new follower. Regards,A

Madeline's Album said...

Just love your new bathroom. It is beautiful. You are one talented lady to decorate the way you do. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Madeline's Album said...

Just love your new bathroom. It is beautiful. You are one talented lady to decorate the way you do. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I know you are loving this new room, Gloria. It is gorgeous!!

Deserae said...

Your bathroom is just stunning! I love the trims you added to the shower curtain and window treatment....very pretty! Your little cherub on the back of the toity is sooooo adorable too :o)
Have a great weekend!!!!

PS. I am now following you on Google....hope you will follow me back :o)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Neighbor!!: What a beautiful bathroom!! You have so many beautiful touches. I love it...Judy

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Gloria,
I love your bathroom..I would never come out of there. Everything about it is perfect and so well thought out. I adore your little cherub, he is just the cutest thing ever.
Have a wonderful weekend hope the weather is sunny for you. We are having beautiful days in the valley. Tomorrow Gary and I are having a garage sale, hope it goes well.
Sending big hugs all the way to top of your mountain. Elizabeth

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my goodness, but that is a gorgeous bathroom. I can't wait to see the other side.
You did a wonderful job of decorating.
The sink is amazing!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

The toile, the vanity, the little stool..you talented thing you!
Great ideas, great talent and your humor always steals the show!
Love Ya,

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Gloria,your bathroom is gorgeous. You do have so many beautiful accessories too. Love the fabrics and the flowers are perfect. lol Hugs, Marty

bj said...

OMYGOODNESS...what a GRAND bath you have here, Gloria. It is sooo pretty. Love your vessel sink...and the stand holding those fluffy white towels...love the little angel on the back of the potty...at first, I thought he had little horns....:))
Love everything...the shower is awesome...now when daughter had their shower rebuilt, she put in TWO shower heads....ummmm yeah...they can shower at the same time. (now, don't let L. read this or he will want to add another shower head in your new bath.:))

Anonymous said...

Hi Gloria! I hope you're having a nice weekend and thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Gloria! I hope you're having a nice weekend and thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

... I bet you are enjoying your new bathroom :)

Greetings from Australia♥

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Gloria!! Drop dead gorgeous!! Love it!!


Sue said...

The end result was certainly worth the wait, Gloria- the room is drop dead gorgeous! The black/white theme and the Victorian look accessories SO fit the rest of your home. hugs, Sue

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think it's all wonderful but the bronze fixtures and the toilet seat are my favorites. Great job!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

Love the new bathroom, everything is fabulous.
It is a costly room to do, I know when we had to replace the floor from a leak, everything needed to be all redone too.

Hope you and your family are all well.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

It is beautiful Gloria!! I love every single thing! Including your humor, which had me laughing out loud...."since Moses parted the Red Sea"...LOL

The bathroom is gorgeous!

Lou Cinda

Phyllis @Around the House said...

wow the bathroom looks so beautiful...I just love the wonderful moulding and the cool sink and the fabric is soooo sweet...love it all...so happy your blogging again...don't over do too much...take care sis...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The bathroom is beautiful, Gloria! I had several Icarts until hurricane Ivan took them. Love yours and they are perfect in your pretty bath. Hugs, Sherry

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love your new bath - the crown molding is very, very pretty.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looks fantastic Gloria! So many lovely details- love your gorgeous crown moulding- your fabulous new sink... well, it's all beautiful! Thanks for sharing it at FNF :)

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Gloria, You are too cute about the flowers being in water. Love that toilet seat lid, btw! Beautiful bathroom!!! I'm so jealous. My bathrooms need renovating so badly. LOVE everything about yours, Gloria. It feels like a luxury, French spa. The toile valances are wonderful. You were so smart getting those when you saw them.