Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Country Cottage White Bathroom

A quick post for today, my sister and her hubby are coming into town to take over while I go down to Flerida for two weeks.
I have a half finished chair upholstery project down there that I didn't get to finish last year, 
if all goes well, I can share it with you guys in a couple of days.....
or weeks.....

so, let's get back to Connie's master suite in her Vermont mountain retreat.
(I just made a rhyme!!!!! Are you impressed?????)
When Connie and Chris bought this house, the floorplan was kinda screwy.
Les Brown, the architect I work with, had a whole bunch of walls moved, and reworked some plumbing, and managed to make two bathrooms out of one large weird master bath.
This way the guest rooms each had their own bathroom, and the master still had an en-suite one.
Traditional Home Magazine 2004
The picture is really grainy because I blew it up from a scanned image from the magazine.
Just live with it.
I'm not perfect.....jeesh.......
Since I used polished nickel fixtures, I wanted a metal mirror that was the same color, so I found these pressed metal silver ones from Mexico.
Silver and nickel are the same color.
I designed the vanity to hold a pair of bowl sinks and had the turned legs applied to the front for a country vibe.
The knobs are white porcelain, which pick up the feel of the sinks and the light fixtures.
I used a four by four white glazed tile as the back splash and butted it into the V-groove paneling of the walls.
For the bath accessories, Connie and I chose white hobnail milk glass for the soap dish, toothbrush glasses and vases.
This color of glass is called moonstone.
It's not an opaque milkglass.
These hobnail glasses were manufactured by Fenton Art Glass Company.
If you'd like to read more about Fenton Glass, go to Wikipedia by clicking here.
They originally were in Ohio, but moved to West Virginia in 1906.
Below are some images I snagged off of eBay.
You can pick these up for just a little bit of moolah.
I think they are really pretty.
Antique Vintage Fenton Moonstone Hobnail Perfume Bottle Decanter

Vintage Opalescent Hobnail Moonstone Trumpet Glass Vase Scallopped Edge Footed

Vintage Moonstone Glass Trinket Jewlery Cigarette Box Hobnail Candy Dish Gift

VINTAGE Fenton? Hobnail OPALESCENT MOONSTONE Powder Trinket Vanity Jars Lot of 2
I mixed them in with a sterling silver vase.

People always ask me how I get my look.
I think one of the things I do is mix inexpensive pretty items in with higher end things.
This keeps rooms from looking too stuffy.
And it also doesn't hurt the wallet so much!!!!!

On that note.
That's it for today.
I gots to run to the airport and pick up my bossy older lovely sister.
Latah, Gatah


bmayer said...

gorgeous. I love your style and the fact that almost 10 years later it doesnt look dated.

Nita Stacy said...

Very pretty bathroom. Love the details!

Anonymous said...

That is a timeless bathroom with much character. Very lovely indeed. A master's hand is in evidence.


Your bathroom is gorgeous! I don't like mine, it's so old fashion, I'm redoing it next year soon! You are my inspiration.

Patricia said...

I love the white tile countertop! No granite - Hurray!
What a gorgeous and timeless look!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Betsy, I love your sense of humor! lol I also completely agree with mixing less expensive with high end. I sort of, kind-of discovered that by accident. I found if I put one large, super-nice piece in a room, like say a beautiful highboy or a stunning secretary, it pulls the whole room up with it's awesomeness. Then I can mix in some less expensive pieces like my $92 thrift store coffee table. :)

therelishedroost said...

Looks wonderful, great job!!!

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