Monday, April 26, 2010

Powder Room Break

5th Place Cottage has definitely been a project!  We've accomplished a great deal in our short time with it, but still have many miles to go. 

If you've read the kitchen makeover post, then you already know the challenges we faced there.  But, as bad as it was, I think the master bathroom is worse.  It's been an excercise in patience just to allow it to exist until the demo.  But, years of experience have taught us to NOT begin what we cannot finish!  A lesson we learned the hard way on the first house when we had half the house ripped apart while living in it!  Want to test the strength of your marriage? That's the way to do it!

We will renovate it sometime over the few months and of course I will share all of it with you.   But first we have to come up with a plan for the tiny, odd shaped space....I need some inspiration!

Soon I will share what we are facing (it's a real mess) and the challenges associated with it, but for now....let me dream. 

Will you dream with me for a moment?....

Ahhh....I'm inspired....are you?


Miles Of Style said...

Gorgeous bathrooms to escape to on a Monday Morning!


Unknown said...

Your inspiration images are gorgeous. I love the clawfoot tubs, we have two in our shed waiting for us to renovate our bathrooms! xx

Vanessa Greenway said...

I often dream about having one of those footed bathtubs... they're gorgeous!

Amy R. said...

Love these pictures! Very inspiring! Good luck. I don't envy you in your reno. We just are finishing our bathroom reno. and it took so much longer than expected. Now I am doing the fun part...those finishing touches.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Inspiration overload! Every photo I was sitting here going "ooooo and ahhhhhhhh" *smiles* Thanks for sharing!

Jacque said...

Good Morning Laurie Anna,

I too am in the process of REmodeling an old farmhouse and our bathroom is going to be the last room we tackle. We are using it "as is" for the time being. I have my antique claw foot tub and the vision, all I need is the $$$...LOL

I love everything that you have done to your home! Can't wait to see the future posts.

Have a great week!

the old white house said...

All of them are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Good luck with yours, Theresa

Pamela said...

I love these bathrooms. The second picture I have on my side bar! Where in the world could a person find a copper tub? That would be fantastic!
Good luk LaurieAnna!
Pamela xox

Elsie said...

OOOOOOOOOOOooooo if I'm dreaming,
please don't wake me!!! I love all
of them and yes that totally inspires me. I have a small cottage
too that was my Mom and Dad's home.'s down the hill from
me and we own our home so that means I can't be in two places at
once. The bath down the hill has
that kind of tub and a whole lot
of potential but sadly I will
not be able to excute it. :(
My children grew up in our home
and hubby won't leave it so I guess
Mom & Dad's cottage will just sit.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These all look perfect for your home, Laurie Anna! Love those tubs!

Sueann said...

Ooooh!! I am definitely inspired and I would love to have any one of those in my home.
Can't wait to see yours!

raggygirlvintage said...

Wow lots of ideas there! I'm liking the big gilded mirror over the vanity/basin.
Look forward to seeing what you decide to do with it!!

Cindy said...

Ahhhhh, such beauty! Someday, I would love a tub like, well, any of those!

Destiny said...

Love the pics...I have some of them on my latest post too! We must have great taste : )

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie Anna,
Those bathrooms are so yummy!! I so look forward to your photos of your powder room! You never cease to amaze me!!! How many times can I tell you I LOVE YOU STYLE!!
I guess 1 more time!
hee hee
Have a great day.

Unknown said...

I really feel inspired looking at these photos. We're busy renovating one of our smaller baths with one of these old-fashioned tub and want to create just this look.

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Anonymous said...

Ahhh how can you ever decide..?? All are so so beautiful!

Glimpse of My World said...

I believe that first bathroom belongs to Magnolia Pearl... I had the opportunity to visit her live last year in her home and OMG the bathroom was fabulous! I love them all.. Bathrooms are tricky!! Have a good night!!

Faded Charm said...

Good luck with your next project and as always I can't wait to see. Liked your DIY blog party idea. I'll have to get my act together and play along with some of the many things I've created with good old fashioned junk.

Enjoy your week.


Debbie said...

Well, you definitely inspired me! I'm another one who dreams of the antique feel of a bathroom with a claw foot tub. Bliss...

I love them all, but after I had scrolled to the bottom, I still returned to feast my eyes on picture number 1 for a bit longer.
So very lovely!!

The Pink Poodle said...

WOW!! I just clicked on your post re your kitchen makeover...
HOW TOTALLLY AWESOME...BEAUTIFUL...i am actually gobsmacked!!

soo if that is an indication of you & hubbys wonderful work...I am sure your powder room will be EVEN BETTER than the gorgeous photos shown in this post..

take care xx from the land of OZ!!


Design Apprentice said...

I would happily take one of any of those lovely bathrooms and start myself a bath right then and there. They're too pretty not to.

Mrs T said...

Can I get some info on photo #1? I am looking at the ceiling and trying to decide if it is boards or metal and the rounded trim I am guessing is metal??

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about being patient to start a remodeling project until your able to finish it. We have been remodeling our home since we moved in six years ago. I've been there, with the house half tore apart while living in it. Oh, it was so stressful! We still have a couple of projects unfinished due to budget, and they drive me crazy every time I look at them!!

Those bathrooms definitely inspire me, too!

Take Care ~ Jo