Sunday, January 30, 2011

"FRENCHY BATHROOM"

Beautiful chandelier and tongue and groove ceiling

"THE RENAISSANCE WOMAN'S BATH"
Today I am sharing a bathroom makeover done by my daughter, Kim. In my opinion she is a true "Renaissance Woman". Kim lives in a small town in Illinois and has raised two of the finest young men you will ever meet. This girl can do anything, flip houses, sew, create, write, teach and make something out of nothing .

This is her bathroom makeover
Her old house is about a hundred years old and sits on farmland outside town. This bathroom had been "updated" to a formica covered vanity, with large gold knobs, flowered paneling, vinyl floor covering and a decrepit toilet. It was gutted to studs, floor and ceiling joists .
This awesome tub was the only thing that stayed


Kim did all the tile work on the walls and floor herself.
This view of the shower curtain is close to the true color of the walls
Her design for the cherry vanity, cabinets and absolute granite top was custom fabricated. I am not sure if you can see the bump out on the top that follows the curvature of the basin. It is awesome in person.
This is where the formica covered vanity sat
It was hard to get a good pic with all the reflections
Her handyman is a native of this small town. He shakes his head in wonder at some of the things she brings in and asks him to install.



The handyman couldn't understand why anyone would want something that looked like this. I guess it wasn't up to Ace Hardware standards which is all they have in town.
The towels let you know that this her personal bathroom. It is right outside her bedroom.

Kim does most of her shopping on the internet. 
I am not sure of the sources for most things.
Toilet: Internet
Chandelier: Old house she was flipping
Mirror: Internet
Heated towel bar: Internet
Shower curtains(2): Dillards

I hope you enjoyed seeing her hard work. It was really a mess previously. I wish I had before pics. She has another bathroom ripped down to the studs. Will probably be spring or summer before I can share that but I will.
I am not up to doing most projects these days. I have been perusing my photo file in order to join the fun.

I am linking to these gracious hosts:


















60 comments:

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What a beautiful bathroom! I love the sink area! Your daughter is very talented :)

Martha said...

A great bathroom -- what a wonderful transformation!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That is something else Ginger! You have one talented daughter. I am betting she learned a lot from her Mama!~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is neat, Ginger! I love what she did with it, and the tile is just fabulous as is the vanity. And the towels... so cute! She's good.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Donnie said...

She is so talented. I just love those towels.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful my friend..how proud as a Mama you have to be..I have a pull chain toilet in my master bath and it's an old one and when you flush it the neigborhood can hear it ha ha!! Tell your Daughter she did an awesome job and Thanks for sharing...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your daughter is amazing and talented! I just love everything she did in here and I love, love that tile and mirror!
You should just let her know, those of us in Blogland are truly impressed!
Terry

NanaDiana said...

Your daughter is amazing. I love it all...and she did a wonderful job! Everyone needs a handyman to shake his head and say..WHUT? Love it! diana

Nicole ~ said...

Yes, your daughter did an amazing job on this bathroom, it is just gorgeous! Nicole

Pearl said...

Oh my goodness your daughter is so talented and has wonderful taste. Her whole house must be fabulous. Thanks for sharing her creation.

I am so happy to have you visiting my blog. Your comments are very heartwarming.

You are correct in assuming that I go by Pearl but my actual name is Connie.

Take care,

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very beautiful Ginger and you know what I love most... you must be laughing but I really love the towels... so cute, lovely...
Its a beautiful bathroom so clean and shiny...

http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! Oh, look at this most wonderful bathroom. I know you're so proud of your daughter and I just can't believe she can can do all of that work! The tiles are so pretty and I can't lay tile but I do know it's time consuming and has to be perfect and hers is.
Now you know I love those towels - Mine is bigger! So cute. Be sure you tell her how fantastic I think she is.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Ginger, that bathroom is fabulous. She tiled it herself, wow! My husband can tile, but not me. I help grout though. Love the toilet and that mirror is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this.

xinex said...

I am truly amazed by your daughter's talents, Ginger. She must have taken after you. Love the bathroom!..Christine

bj said...

OMGOSH...this is the very bath I dream of. It is ADORABLE and needs to be in a beautiful MAGAZINE. Send photos to Romantic Homes and I just KNOW they will print them.
Tell Kim that she did an AWESOME job...:))

Oh, and I just found a recipe for CRUMPETS so they will show up with my next tea...how fun!!
xoxo bj

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hello, I'm new to your blog. I saw the title to this post somewhere and thought I'd take a look. Very nice post and blog! I'm beginning to gather ideas for some home improvements hubby and I want to do this year and the bathroom is near the top of the list. Love what your daughter has done...she's very talented! I'll bookmark this site and come back again.

Terry said...

Kim is one talented lady and she did a wonderful job in such a small space. It looks so fabulous...by the way, I live in a small town in Illinois too!

Laura Wilkerson said...

Wow! That bathroom is beautiful! I've always loved the black and white tile.
No doubt she got her design talent from her momma :)
Have a great week Ms. Ginger!

Gillian Layne said...

Stunning! And I'm especially in love with the curvy mirror on top of the other mirror. Everything just sparkled!

the cape on the corner said...

love those floor tiles! she did a great job!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Wow! This bathroom is amazing! Your daughter is so talented. I love the black and white tile I know that was quiet a job.The vanity with the curved top and double mirror is lovely... and the chandelier... I just love it all.

LOL!!! The towels are so cute!

Terry said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. No, I have not studied art unless endlessly watching HGTV counts. I just picked up a paint brush and started painted after I quit working outside the home 10 years ago. Practice makes perfect.

kimberly said...

Wow!!! Thanks MOM for making my Little Bathroom a BLOG Star. The room has been blushing all day long! Love ya!

Tonya said...

It looks fabulous! And she did all the tile work herself! Totally impressed!

sweet european dreams said...

beautiful transformation! I especially love the chandy - I have them everywhere. Thanks so much for stopping by my page this weekend! -diane
http://www.sweeteuropeandreams.com

La said...

Kim did a fabulous job, Ginger. I love her vanity. La

Miss Char said...

Wow Ginger your daughter is a marvel. What great vision for her home and I had to chuckle over the towels. I'll have to remember that one.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE what she did with this bathroom. I LOVE the black and white...BEAUTIFUL!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Carol said...

Ginger,
Your daughter is talented! She did a beautiful job and her bathroom is so perfect for the age of her home!

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

The tile is great! I really like it on the wall. Wow, she must have gotten some of that talent from you:)

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Lovely bathroom. Your daughter did a beautiful job.

Lindy said...

I love every single thing about your daughters bathroom redo. It is absolutely gorgeous!

Chrissy said...

Ginger, you raised one talented daughter. This is one awesome bathroom, love that tub and tile work. What color paint is on the walls?

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a beautiful bathroom! Your daughter did a wonderful job! I love that gorgeous mirror! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Sooooooo Pretty! Love the mirror!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow
xo

Jo said...

I love Kim's bathroom!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly
~~~miss u~~~~
(@_@)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Ginger! Thanks for yur visit and your sweet comments! I wasn't the one who asked the color of that lovely bathroom. I think it was the person just before my previous comment! It is a lovely color, though! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Sue said...

What a beautiful job your daughter did on her bath. Love the 2 mirrors!
Thank you for stopping by my blog, visitors always welcome!
Blessings
Sue

LV said...

Your daughter is one very talented, creative lady. She has a head full of great designs and carries them out. Never have I seen a chandler in a bathroom. She did a marvelous job and wish she would come to my house.

Phyllis said...

Hi Ginger.....thanks for following my blog! I just signed up to follow yours, also. I think we have a lot in common as we both seem to have all grandsons and like so many of the same things. Your daughter's bathroom is amazing....love the tiles and the sink.....actually, the entire bathroom.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ginger, I agree - your daughter is amazing! Love this bathroom! All of her selections are beautiful. Can you send her to live with me for a few months? I've got some projects for her! laurie

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Great transformation! My favorite part? "ripped down to the studs" when referring to the next project! I'm a demo gal myself because then I know the project is FINALLY going to happen! Stop by if you get a chance. I just posted my BEST tablescape ever!

Anna said...

Incredible, especially that she did the tile work herself. Turned out great.

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

This is gorgeous!

I just finished by bathroom reno; we have similar tastes, I think!

Come on over to the Beach Bungalow and have a peak!

Sue
xo

abeachcottage said...

Love this bathroom. The chandelier is a nice touch and the towels are so fun! Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Wow! such a talent. She should have her own blog giving handy tips
Happy weekend

linda said...

well Ginger i see the apple didt fall far from the tree what a lovely bathroom love love the subway tiles and the beehive floor tile what a talent thanks so much for sharing your Daughters lovely space Hugs Linda

At The Picket Fence said...

That is just gorgeous Ginger! I can see that the talent runs in the family! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the party this week!
Vanessa

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Ginger, FYI I gave you a little holla on my blog...X0

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Absolutely amazing! Your daughter is certainly talented. I am so glad to meet you! I came over via Debbie's place ;o)

My hubby and I have lived right outside Savannah since 2004. (courtesy of the U.S. Army). I love the architecture of all the old homes and squares of downtown Savannah.

Blessings & Aloha!
Please do come by and visit and if you do, please leave a comment so that I know you were by.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What an awesome job....I wish she lived near and could do both of mine.....love her style

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful bathroom! It turned out amazing-with so many fantastic details-tell your daughter well done! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Grannys Attic said...

Hi Ginger, I am visiting from Debbiedoos. Just became a follower and love your blog. Your daughters bathroom is lovely. The towels are so cute too. Blessings, Vicky

Nikki said...

Love your blog! We've awarded you the stylish blogger award! Come check it out!

http://breadandbutter143.blogspot.com/

Thanks!
Nikki

Pat said...

I just saw this at Kim's. Wow! Ginger this is a fabulous bathroom. Kudos to your daughter.

Melody said...

Awesome job!! I like the mix of black, white, blue, wood, and shine. The ceiling is cool. I love seeing a high tank toilet, I'll have to show this to my husband since he sells these on the internet.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love it! What a gal! Thanks for your visit too.

Sherry said...

Wow! That mirror over your sink is gorgeous! I love the black and white too. Very nice.
Sherry

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Ginger,

Your daughter did an outstanding job!!! Her bath is now a dream bathroom.

We have plans to gut our baths. 100 year old homes have a lot of updating to do.
Thanks for the inspiration.

xo,
Dee

marina jason said...

This is an AMAZING transformation! It is beautiful...and I LOVE your floor tiles!!!
Rubi Tile Cutter

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...