Wednesday, October 27, 2010

inspiration and anxiety....


We are getting started on a master bathroom renovation in our 1940s cape cod home.

I. am. petrified.

Inspiration is all around me; yet getting exactly what I want on a budget is making me lose sleep at night. I expect some anxiety-ridden moments; but a lot of fun and excitement along the way. For me, the real pleasure will come when I'm able to add all the great personal touches at the end.

(Wouldn't make-up brushes look awesome in a few antique silverplate sugar and creamers?)  

Wish me luck....

46 comments:

M.A.the2nd said...

I do wish you luck but I know it will be beautiful! You will do a gorgeous job ... I would love to see some photos and I know you will have the "Perfect Grey"! We painted our ensuite in a grey called Stone Mountain and we were so happy with it. I hope you are well ...
hugs Frances

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Good luck, Donna, I'm sure you excellent design eye will see you through!

d. reyné said...

You sound like me...4 years ago and everyday since!
I am excited for you!
It will be gorgeous I am sure!


And yes!
I think makeup brushes would be amazing in little silver creamers!
~Donna

Razmataz said...

It will be worth it when it is over. I am currently doing mine and the master bath. So many ideas, so much money!

Gretchen O. said...

Well you certainly have the inspiration to draw from...I know it is going to be beautiful! Just remember that all of the gorgeous photos that you post everyday had to go through some dust to get to the photograph worthy point.


GOOD LUCK!

--Gretchen O.

Julie Holloway said...

Good luck, Donna. It will be beautiful...and you will live through it. You definitely do have some inspiration to pull from!

ticklishfromadistance said...

I have full faith you will have a ball and it will be divine!

vicki archer said...

Those brushes look fabulous....I will have to try and find an old jug in the markets and replicate that....Good luck with the bathroom....your taste is gorgeous so I am sure it will be beautiful, xv.

The Zhush said...

You are like me...the real fun is the the finishing flourishes! I am in love with this idea you just posted. Good Luck with everything...no doubt in my mind it will all turn out gorgeous in the end!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Oh I cannot wait to see what you come up with!

SHERRY HART said...

Good Luck! I know it will be fabulous!

Acquired Objects said...

I love that idea with the make-up brushes. You'll have a lot of fun working on your bathroom and I have no doubt you'll get exactly what you want since you have great taste!

for the love of a house said...

Wishing you a perfect, easy;) renovation!!
Now, how about some house pictures please! What are you changing/adding etc!

joan

Design Blooms said...

How exciting-I love renovations. You will be showing before and afters right?

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Oh, fun!! Well, kind of, after the demo is done and the reinstall is well on its way! I really hope you will post on this process!
Janell

Splendid Sass said...

A great idea! I think I will put my paint brushes in a silver vase or pitcher! Good luck with your room. I am certain it will be gorgeous.
Have anice day.
Teresa

Brandi said...

Good luck girl! We are remodeling our master bath too and there having been many set backs already! I took a whole year though to decide exactly what I want and I've already bought all the accessories in anticipation!

Terry Browder, www.saylesranch.com said...

Donna, Good Luck! Just remember one of my favorite quotes from Mario Buatta, "It's not rocket science, decorating should be fun!"

cityfarmer said...

that's always the way it goes ... when it comes time to decide for yourself, you're left standing there ... blank

never a problem telling someone else what to do, eh???

missin u ... I'm back

Desiree said...

good luck! I feel the same way and totally know the feeling about losing sleep at night over it. wish I found your blog before we painted our DR the wrong shade of gray!

Laurie said...

I'm sure it will be gorgeous! Good luck and try to get a little sleep :)

Jane K. Schott said...

Check out the latest faucet designs at Waterworks...nice looking, might be inspirational.

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I love this idea! I've seen Martha Stewart make magic with vintage teacups so you're in good company. I can't wait to see the before & after! XOXO

Becky D @ Kings Down Road said...

Good luck!! I know it will be gorgeous!!!

La Dolfina said...

Donna, I promise that everything will turn out beautifully. It's never easy and there will be moments but in the end I have no doubt that you will be more than happy with the end result:)
Good Luck and try your best to enjoy the process.
xx

Deserae said...

We are currently renovating our upstairs and trust me I know all about the anxiety you are feeling!!! I have laid awake many nights worrying about every single detail!!! LOL..Good luck and try not to worry too much. I'm sure it will be fabulous :o)
~Des

bluehydrangea said...

Donna, how exciting!! And stressful, please take pictures along the way!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I think the name of your post defines those emotions perfectly. Have faith in your vision and forge ahead fearlessly. Can't wait to come along for the ride!

Darcy from The I.Design Box said...

Super cute idea! I love creative containers for everyday items. Good luck with your reno!

Tricia Rose said...

Just keep breathing, and play with it a little - if you're spending money you might as well enjoy it!

24 Corners said...

Over the last I'd say, six years...I had *many* sleepless nights in the designing and building of our house, BUT, those sleepless nights produced something I love and am very proud of, and you will have a master bath that will feel like a second skin because you took so much care in creating it.

There are so many choices...my best advise is to go with your initial gut (most of the time). There might be variations on that gut feeling, and it might have to be massaged a bit, but it will provide you with the most happiness in the long run.

Best, best, best of luck and have fun...it will be wonderful!!!
xo J~

Windlost said...

Good luck Donna. How tricky. My house is part beautiful and part dated as I am afraid of the expense and deciding what I want!! You will do great - keep it classic. You have lovely taste so you will do just fine. And you will know when something is just right. Don't go with anything that doesn't make your heart sing..

xo Terri

Candylei said...

Lots of luck and the perfect antiques for you! I also wish you lots of restful nights before it's finished.
Candylei

Amy R. said...

Yes! We are swimming in inspiration, yet it is so hard to pull the trigger and make the commitment in our own homes. We have to live with it for a long time so we want it to be classic. I know what it's like to have sleepless nights over this. Good luck, I am sure we will all be amazed at the beauty of your selections:)

Amy R.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Donna, it is going to be fabulous, I have no worries at all. Your stunning sense of design with carry through.

camdesign said...

Love the brushes in silver... I keep paper clips in one of mine.
Good luck with your reno!

mydesignchic said...

Oh I am visualizing it right now...can't wait to see the end result!!

Splendid Willow said...

You can do it! You can do it! You can do it! Wihoo!!! And I can't wait for the big showing!

Love to you, Mon

Charlotta Ward said...

Good luck my friend! I know you will do so well and that it will look amazing.
Please share a mood board with us. I am so dying to know what is keeping you up at night.. :)

Hugs from Sydney!

xx Charlotta

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Donna, Can't wait to see...share some pics! good luck, it will be great!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

best of luck - i'm sure it will be brilliant!

Leigha said...

OMG - I cannot wait to see it Donna! Or at least hear about it?

Good luck dear. Solicit opinions as needed...you know I am always happy to share mine. Ha!

Leigha

Kathysue said...

Ooooh!! how fun!! You will be fine and it will be wonderful. I hope you show us picts along the way. We love the vicarious experience of a reno!! Kathysue

Tades said...

This is exciting!!
I like the makeup brushes, too!
Good luck - take lots of photos!

mamacita said...

I have my makeup brushes in a silver baby cup engraved with my son's initials. It sits on the bathroom windowsill next to the crystal biscuit jar with cotton pads and a smaller crystal bowl with Q-tips. It's maybe the one thing I know for sure that I like in my house.

Good luck with your reno.

Carolyn @ Sweet Chaos said...

So happy to have found your blog. I completely understand how you feel. We are in the middle of a master bath remodel, and I have lost many a night's sleep worrying about the decisions I made or changes I would like to make.

Best of luck! I'm sure whatever you choose to do will be fabulous!