Monday, June 13, 2011

my hat's off to you...

a little progress in our master bath



...you fearless design bloggers who have the courage and confidence to blog about your own homes. I have even more respect for you after contemplating blogging my master bath re-do. Will it be good enough? What will they think? What will they say? Thanks to all of you who have gone before and given us all such treats.

We are slowly coming along. I am in love with my calcutta gold marble shower floor. Last fall, I found a great vintage french chest at Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta which will be made into the vanity. Here are two drawers from the chest. I really like the pulls and the sweet blue and cream paper lining. Our home was built in the early 1940's so having an older piece in the new bathroom is going to give the feel I want.

Not much else to show right now. Did I mention progress was slow?

Now I just need to choose a gray for the walls.....that should be easy, right????

38 comments:

Splenderosa said...

Oh, yeah, it "should" be easy. But if you're one of us, like the us who worries over every single detail...it's never easy. But in the end it's always perfect.

Bee happy said...

I adore the drawers and liners, so beautiful :)

I wouldn't be afraid to show your house, everyone in blogland including me is just so nosy they will love seeing pictures ;)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

allison said...

Love, love, love the calcutta tile and the new chest! I can't wait to see more!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Ha ha , that's what I thought when I saw your gray paint chips! It's looking beautiful so far, so carry on with it!

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

I'm sure your redo will not dissapoint! I already love the little sneak peak! No, you should have no trouble picking a gray (I hope)... Can't wait to see more! ...-Ann

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

oooh - so glad you're sharing! this is going to be a stunna! already loving what i see . . .

Silver Magpies said...

I agree with you. Showing your own home on your blog takes nerves of steel.

Having said that, I have no doubt you'll pull it all together AND find the perfect grey.

Tamra said...

I'm sure you'll find the perfect gray. lol

Anxious to see the end result.

Karena said...

Donna, a step at a time and you make such thoughtful decisions!! Love that you are using the antique piece!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

I have an amazing Giveaway from the Artisans at Novica. You will love it!

Cara said...

ADORE! Thanks for sharing!

Gretchen O. said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the floors! You have been building up to this point with finding "a perfect grey", right?...I am sure when you put it on the walls the angels will sing:):) It will be gorgeous...and you BETTER show the end result:)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I know I'm liking what I see. All the time and though you put into your rooms will give you the outcome you desire. I'm sure that the beautiful antique piece wasn't just something you scooped up randomly, it looks to me like you waited until you got a piece that would bring a smile to your face whenever you enter the bathroom. It's going to be beau-ti-ful!

pretty pink tulips said...

Donna, you have a great eye and great taste...so you have to know we'll all love the final result.

In the meantime...there seem to be a wave of "gray" everywhere. All the new decor stores I'm seeing are all about color colors and lots of gray. You were just ahead of the curve.

Good luck with the finishing touches!
xo Elizabeth

anita said...

Those floors are amazing.
(And don't worry what everyone else thinks -- if *you* love it, then it is just perfect!)

pve design said...

Love the floor and I know I will love the color of the walls too. You have a great eye for a perfect gray!
pve

helen tilston said...

This bathroom is stunning. Your taste is original and unique. The floor and that antique unit is stunning. How large is your bathroom? We are in for a treat, I believe
Thanks for sharing
Helen

Julie said...

I love the floors and yes it always takes longer. So don't worry about it we'll be here waiting to see the result.

Have a great day!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Oh yes! Choosing a grey would be just AWESOME! lol.
There aren't many options...lol



Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting
www.ilovethrifting.com

Tades said...

That floor is the best ever!!
The drawers look great - I like the lining, too!

Kathysue said...

Donna, it is looking gorgeous to me. Love the chest love the floor!!!You have amazing taste and your bathroom will be gorgeous!!! Remember try to Enjoy the Process, xo Kathysue

kayce hughes said...

Great start!

Splendid Willow said...

Who is talking???!!! The woman with gorgeous rooms and with fantastic taste. I am always begging for more pics from your home! Finnlly a tad more...

Your floors are stunning my friend! Different and sophisticated. And the vanity looks beautiful.

This will be a 5 star bathroom!

Warm hugs

Mon

robin baron said...

Donna, the drawers are incredible!! What a great find, I love markets. No fear, this bathroom is going to look great. I cannot wait to see the final product. Best of luck!!

L.Duncan said...

Share away!!! with a shower floor like that, I may need to think twice about showing my house, hahaha!

That chest already looks great next to the floor. Oh and by the way, you haven't found the perfect grey?!?!!!!

So funny!

Sherri Cassara said...

You are off to a great start! That floor is gorgeous and so is the chest. I can't wait to see more ;)

under spanish moss said...

Donna, you have such an eye for design. Your bathroom is going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see the end result.

Charlotta Ward said...

Donna it will look wonderful, and we will love it - because it is 'you'!
Your home has stuck with me and you know how I love your creative marriage of antiques and more current styles.

The floor looks wonderful. I love gold with grey and am certain you will find just the right tone for the walls!

Please show us more when you are ready.

xx Charlotta

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I wish you showed more!! This peek looks divine, the drawers, the floor! Janell

24 Corners said...

Oh Donna...your new floor is beautiful, truly stunning! And the chest is lovely...it's all going to be *perfect*, you'll see, just go with your very talented and amazing 'gut'.
xo J~

(two cents- I'm liking the medium-light gray swatches with the chest, lets it pop...you?)

3 Peanuts said...

LOVE the floors and I am quite certain will would love every little last detail. I think KAte has that SAME dresser in her room!!! Go look

http://3peanuts.blogspot.com/search/label/Kate%27s%20room

I painted ours gray 5 years ago but would distress it a bit more now.... and probably use that chalk paint everyone is so gaga over.

Let me know if that is the same piece:)

Kim

SHERRY HART said...

Donna! Don't you dare think about NOT showing us this fabulous bath renovation! So far......divine! The floors! Love. Be brave my friend and good luck with the gray. I'm so not worried about that part.

Natural Beauty said...

Shoot girl, that is gorgeous! And I'm positive it will be lovely when completed. It's hard to put yourself out there on the internet, as all of us bloggers know, but you have a fantastic eye and we would be more upset if you didn't share your inspiring work!

red ticking said...

we will love it all... because we love you! missing you friend... xo

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

Looks great. I completely understand your fear of exposing your own home...I don't do it often but I am getting better at it.

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

Looks great. I completely understand your fear of exposing your own home...I don't do it often but I am getting better at it.

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

Looks great. I completely understand your fear of exposing your own home...I don't do it often but I am getting better at it.

paula said...

this is stunning! I want to see more. It also makes me want to antique my dresser in my room. hmm...

house of earnest* said...

love love love the floors! I am curious to see your re-do, I love seeing real design in real, lived in homes! It is more inspiring that the staged photos!