Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Guest Bath, So Far....

I have been painting, painting and painting!  At this point, all of the rooms have been painted and now I will be able to spend some time decorating them.  Of course, that will take time.  Years perhaps :-).  We never really are done decorating, are we?

Here is the guest bathroom so far.  It is hard to get good pictures in this room.


The white cabinets, counter top, sink, tub and toilet are all original to the house.  We added the knobs to the cabinets.  The rug is also new.  It has reds, blues, greens and yellows in it so it ties in nicely with the rest of the house.

The wall color is called Distant Thunder, buy Olympic Paint from Lowe's.  It is a dark moody gray blue.  

Here is a BEFORE picture, below.  You can see it was painted a lighter blue green, and there were no knobs on the cabinets.  The lighting has also been changed out.

The only natural light comes from the transom window.


But that transom window is not on an outside wall.  It is on the wall shared with my office/sun room.  Here is a picture taken below from my office side.

There is a funny story that goes along with this window.  After our offer was accepted on the house, we were here with the inspector.  While he was inspecting, I was wandering around, decorating in my head.  I had walked into my office area and looked up and realized there there wasn't any glass in the window between my office and the guest bath!!!!!!  It was just an opening!!!!!!  Can you imagine sitting in the office and having a guest use the bathroom?  With that open space between the two rooms?  Someone actually lived here for 8 years with it like that!  We had insulated glass installed.  Now it is sound (and smell) proof, lol!

I added 4 botanical prints to one wall.  I plan on adding a few more.


So, that is my guest bathroom so far.  As time goes on, more pictures, some towels, a small lamp on the counter, will all be added.

32 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

A very pretty bathroom Penny! I love the color you chose for the walls and the framed botanicals!

Eileen said...

I love the color; it's really pretty. And the framed botanicals are beautiful. I can't believe someone lived there that long with no glass in the window. lol

Angie said...

Love it! And I love how the frames really pop up against the darker hue. You know, you can come decorate my house anytime you want, Penny! ;)

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Very peaceful and restful...love the story about the window!!

Jan ♥

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thank goodness the smell want be drifting your way. So funny!

Vee said...

Interesting story about the transom window...is it there just for some natural light? It's a thought for those windowless inner rooms. Everything just looks so nice. You've done so much in a short amount of time.

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, your bathroom is looking pretty and I love the color you've chosen. That is funny about the paneless window! You sure wouldn't want a smellathon drifting over into your office. :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bobbie said...

Another beautiful wall color!! I wonder it it would be good as an accent wall along with the Cold Steel???

Pondside said...

I'll be making note of the colour, Penny - it's lovely.
It's funny, what people will live with, isn't it?

Catherine Holman said...

It's looking beautiful Penny! You must be exhausted from all the painting. A good exhausted though!

Jackie said...

I love the color & the prints -- and think they (the prints) are perfectly placed. I'm curious as to how you picked the placement -- there are several aspects from which you could measure from??

Sarah said...

Like your choice of color and the botanical prints are perfect with this color.

Stacey said...

Penny, the colors are so pretty. That blue is peaceful and spa-like. So glad you figured out the window. I just can't imagine not having one.

April said...

I really love the wall color, Penny, makes the white just pop! Love your pretty botanical prints, too...and how the sunlight filters through. Two thumbs up all the way!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Love the colors you've used Penny and also the botanical prints. What a strange story about the transom window. I can't imagine what the architect or former owners were thinking! Or for that matter, how they lived with it. Maybe the just forgot about it along with the cabinet knobs.

In Houston we remodeled a very old house built long before a/c, and as you know it's hot there. There was a transom window between the guest room and the dining room for cross ventilation. We had to hang a stained glass window there to keep our Siamese cats from jumping from the window onto the bed and scaring our guests. They thought that was such a fun game :)
Sam

see you there! said...

What a great color. I really had to laugh about the window. You just have to stand there and think "Huh?" don't you. So glad you put in the glass.

Darla

Pat said...

It's looking wonderful, Penny. Love the transom window story.:-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks like a nice big bathroom, Penny. Love the color with the white. I've got a similar color in our guest bathroom {it was that color when we moved in}. Unfortunately, I have no window, so no natural light at all. I think that what they did was a good way to get natural light in, but I can't believe it had no glass.

Bonnie said...

Love the color Penny. Tell us about the botanicals. Are they antiques or prints. I love them and am always on the look out for more. Maybe the prior owner never had any guests in that bathroom. That's just creepy.

Penny said...

That is a perfect shade of blue. Love your botanicals. Wise move to add glass to the window. LOL.

Kelly said...

Oh I am laughing hysterically at the window story! That is funny. Good thing you fixed that situation! I like the changes you made to the bathroom. Your house is coming along nicely!

Sue said...

Hi Penny....haven't been by in awhile but I knew you were moving to a new home....your master BR is beautiful...such soft colors and the bath you just finished...laughed about the missing glass in the window....very odd....maybe they thought it would be good for ventilation....but when am I going to see one of your signature red rooms??

Miss Jean said...

Sometimes when you have been in a home for a while you don't really see things as they are. They need a fresh pair of eyes to discern what needs to be changed.

Jeanne said...

Hi Penny, The guest bathroom is looking so nice. I love the botanical pics a lot. I am very partial to botanical prints and have a project I am working on now that I will share soon.

The opening is very strange indeed. The glass is a good job done. Does the bathroom have a real window? Mine doesn't and I would love to have one of those tube lights put in the roof. However, they are very costly. One day...maybe.

No, decorating is never done. Not in my mind anyway. HA!

Have a great weekend.
Love, Jeanne

Mimi Sue said...

Gee Penny, you're really moving along with all the projects for this new house! Everything looks comfy and cozy, just your style. I'm loving that bathroom wall color. Mimi

Cindy said...

Your bathroom looks really beautiful, I love the colour!

Donna said...

Very pretty, Penny. I love the color. I also love your bedroom in the prior post. It's absolutely beautiful!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

It looks beautiful. What a funny place to put a window and thankfully with the insulated glass, you solved the problem.

I have been working on a little guest room for our grandson. It's been so much fun decorating, I feel like Penny.

Karen

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the color of the guest bath. It looks so crisp and fresh with the white. Goodness, the poor guests would be in an uncomfortable position wouldn't they? I'm sure your guests will enjoy the added privacy of a glass barrier:>O

Melanie said...

LOVE this new bathroom color. Too funny about the transom window. Wow, I can't believe it was open to the other room like that!

Debbiedoo's said...

Ohhh I am loving this color Penny. You guys are coming along nicely in your new place.

Barbara said...

Well, imagine!!