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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Coastal Powder Room


It's been a couple of years since I've freshened up the bath for the master bedroom.   I kept most of the pieces that were already in there, but "fluffed" them up a bit.
This bust was originally on the left end of the vanity.   I wanted to make her the focal point of the vanity, so I moved her to the center.     She had a simple tiara...and that was it!  How could I have left her so unadorned?   I added lots more bling to her existing tiara and surrounded her with jewels.   The jewels came from a treasure chest at the bottom of the ocean....a girl can pretend can't she?

I had this caddy on a tablescape in the sun room last week.....it was holding silverware.   I thought it would make a wonderful wash cloth caddy, so I moved it to the bathroom.   Who knows where it will show up next!
Behind my "sea goddess" is a heart shell mirror....reflecting in the mirror is  the side of the floral comforter on our bed.   The master bath opens up into the bedroom.
I almost forgot to get a 'before" photo of the mirror.     I had already started to paint it before I remembered!  All I did was dry brush a soft aqua shade of paint over the shells.   The shell mirror came in a $5 box that I bought at the auction last summer....lots of goodies were in that box!

On the end of the vanity by the window, I put together a vignette with accessories that I shopped for "around the house"



I did buy one new thing in the vignette.   I fell in love with the little string of aqua fish that I found at Kirklands for $5.  I hung them from the ring that holds the hand towel.   We don't use the decorative hand towels to dry our hands,    I keep a stack of pretty face cloths by the sink  to dry our hands with.    



I hot glued some aqua jewels to the star fish to dress it up a little....I also hot glued a vintage ear ring in the center. 
H painted two plant stands for the powder room redo......You saw one earlier in the corner by the window (third photo up), and  you will see the other one in the third photo down with a fern on it. 

Sooooo, hope you can follow my madness....the bust was on the left before...and the cloche was in the center.  Sometimes, just changing things around will freshen your room up so much!

The little metal thing on the top of the cloche was white until this morning....I dry brushed it with a soft aqua color.  In the cloche I had a star fish on a silver goblet....I took it out and put in my aqua hobnail compote, filled it with small shells, and topped it with a large sea shell. 




Here is the other plant stand that got a fresh coat of cream paint this morning,

I replaced the large white resin piece over the toilet with two smaller coastal pictures that I bought at Kirklands when I found the string of fish..

I loved the jewels on the tips of the shells...
Sitting on the porch....looking out over the water...this picture was a perfect addition to the long wall in the powder room. 


The weather is just gorgeous today and it's supposed to be warm thru the week end.   I've got the window up to let some of that fresh air into the house!
 You can see the side of  the studio thru the open window...the screen kind of blurs it a little.   See you soon!





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31 comments:

  1. So many pretty things! Lovely bathroom.

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  2. I love all your shells, Penny. It's fun to just freshen things up, isn't it? Even making small changes makes a big difference sometimes. xo Diana

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  3. I'm just loving how your master bath is looking, it's just exquisite! Wonderful lift, Penny~

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  4. OK Penny....I just gotta ask. Do you have a dust fairy? Because you have a lot of things to dust. I know because I have a lot, but you win!!

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  5. It looks Beautiful Penny! Night after Night I receive your Gorgeous post in my email and I wonder where do you find the time? Everything is always so inviting~
    Happy Valentines Day!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  6. Oh Penny, I adore the sea goddess and the jewel piece on her head. The heart shell mirror is so pretty in blue.Sigh......

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  7. Just dreamy! The bust looks like a lovely mermaid with fabulous accessories!

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  8. What a beautiful powder room. It is a dreamy Penny.

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  9. Your home is so pretty! I really like the sea inspiration for this area. The colors all go together so well. It is very relaxing.

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  10. LOVE what you did with the shell mirror, and that gives me some ideas. . .also love the "bling" on your statue. Very pretty!

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  11. Beautiful. I love that blinged-up starfish! And I really do have to get a bust like that! Love the soft blues you use.

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  12. Yes, what Christina Paul said...a Mermaid. I fell in love with the blue fishies too along with the shells. I like this beachy bathroom look today.

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  13. Oh...the bust with jewels is so beautiful!!!! Everything is such lovely
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  14. Wow, these vintage pieces are nice and I can't wait for Spring so I can open the window. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty - Happy Valentine's Day.

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  15. You make wonderful things! Reminds me of my mother-in-law:)

    The Quiet Mom @ Pastrami French Dip with Bell Peppers and Caramelized Onion (http://thequietmom.com/blog/recipe/pastrami-french-dip-bell-peppers-and-caramelized-onion)

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  16. Wow is right! Just beautiful. All of it. SO creative..Went to garage sales today and there was not a thing...nothing out there..old clothing..no lace, no crochet..nothing but old, icky things. Found one that did have some old things that were cute but they wanted store prices for them and since I was not feeling well..I passed. It will be better next Saturday..and then, with your gorgeous bathroom in mind..I am going out again! :) So many idea's...it's fantastic! I loved the plant stand makeovers...All the lovely old costume jewelry put to great use..and made into such stunning vignettes. :) *sigh*

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  17. OH MY!!!!! To have a bathroom so gorgeous,how wonderful-I love it. Denise

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  18. Penny,
    Very Pretty! I love the bust all decked out and I adore that heart shaped mirror with the shells. I have boxes and boxes of shells from my neighbor Ellie who picked them on Miami Beach when she lived there. Her sons were going to throw them out so I took them. Now I have to figure out what to do with them!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  19. Just beautiful, Penny! Love the bust in the middle of the vignette - and that aqua painted shell mirror - Divine!! Would not have though to paint the shells--genius idea!! Beautifully done. Catherine

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  20. Fun room. Love your fluffing!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  21. I love the beachy look and so many pretty things. Mirror with the shells is lovely. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  22. Oh wow Penny, it is so beautiful :) thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays...

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  23. Your creativity gives inspiration to us all!!!

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  24. Hi Penny,

    So beautiful... i love everything!! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!

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  25. Love to find another "mermaid" soul. Love your bathroom and all the ocean treasures. Beautiful!!!

    Happy SITS Tuesday ^_^

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  26. Your bathroom looks lovely! I love the "sea goddess" and all her jewels. The mirror is amazing as well! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!!

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  27. So lovely!! Thanks for linking up!!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

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