Monday, November 1, 2010

It all started with a leak....

Hey All! It's Ann here... I took over the blog for fear Hooper was going to show you another picture of her toilet or somebody else's. Even if she did start the trend, I tried to tell her to use her powers for good and I'm not sure that's a trend she wants to own. But anyway, her bathroom is done and it is AMAZING! The saddest part is ...It's not MY bathroom. With Craig's List as her best friend and a little vision she was able to create a beautiful retreat on a very tight budget.

Here's where it started....


Remember the world's largest tub.... Note: Hot air balloon was previous home owner's...



The tile floor had to go because of the leak..... ohhhh how I want a leak and a new bathroom!


This is the floor my husband fell through.... just trying to help a friend...


Yes Hooper, you should get rid of your Olympic size tub and replace it with a claw foot (Craig's List!)


This is the piece she dragged me to see at 9 p.m. with our kids in tow. Poor homeowner...poor homeowner's cat...
But we LOVED it! We bought this piece, a dresser and a headboard. Then we  refurbished, refitted, high gloss lacquered it, and stuck  some old barnwood on top and called it... "Hooper's new vanity!"  Kind of farm glam, don't 'cha think?
(Big shout out to my bro's ...Soundside Carpentry...when I said 'we', I meant them!)


Travertine mirrors, Overstock sinks and faucets, faux bois ceramic tile floors, and a killer rugs from market... Fun!


Ok... so if my bro's are reading this... I have big plans for that wood...all over my house! Just wanted to give you a heads up...



And here is the clawfoot tub... the kids can't have swim parties anymore, but I think this one works a lot better for a master retreat. Don't you? Won't miss the hot air balloon chandelier... it was replaced by this Robert Abbey light (18 bulbs to be exact). Another Craig's List find! We saw it at market the week after she bought it. Who doesn't love to save a cool $500. And that right there is why we love Craig!


Top it off with a knock-off forest chair... Looks a lot like it's pricey twin by Janus et Cie. We will never reveal our source for fear everyone will go buy them...Is it not awesome? And perfect in the space...


Oh... beautiful penny tile...It is a creamy white with a  slight grayish tint around the edges and is perfect for marrying the barnwood, the floors, and chrome accents together. And yes, the cool chrome fixture came with the tub!



We went back and forth on what to do in here...stamped grasscloth, geometric design?... but ultimately settled on birch trees. I think it is perfect coming off of the space. Hooper painted the walls white and I came in with a few shades of grey to paint the trees. The ceiling is Benjamin Moore "Gray Cashmere" - the same as the walls and ceiling in the main bath.


Did I mention, Hooper has the world's tallest ceilings? We had a clean-your-gutters size ladder in there with both of us on it! No pictures of that... I know you are disappointed.
Anyway, It was a fun project to see unfold. Hooper did an amazing job. Sometimes the hardest spaces to do are your own. Like I said, the saddest part is that it's not my bathroom. But the next time Read and Hooper are out of town, I might have to bake some brownies for the little man at the gate, sneak in and take a bath. That's not weird is it?

May all your leaks lead to great rooms!
Bye, bye birdie,
~A

Credit to: Soundside Carpentry, Overstock, Southeastern Tile, Port City Tile and Marble, Tom Garvey Plumbing, Craig's List, and last but not least... Ann White Schutte's fabulous murals (added by Hooper)


23 comments:

julie wilson said...

LOVE it!! great job girls:)
Julie

Emily Lamb said...

just can't believe that the vanity is the same piece of furniture.....amazing. Great job!

Claire Alley said...

I enjoy your blog soooo much. It brightens my day to read such fun commentary on decorating and projects! Ya'll do such gorgeous work!

bluehydrangea said...

Hopper and Ann, this is amazing!! I can't believe how good it looks and how fast you got it done!!! You girls are good. I think I need a partner.

Shawna White said...

Girls...insanely cool! I gasped when I saw the furniture, but I knew you would pull it off and my oh my! I want to be in that tub right now!

A Perfect Gray said...

I'm over from blue hydrangea. love your bath re-do. I am currently working on my own....just getting started. you've inspired me. love the vanity, the new tub and the birch trees. you hand-painted them? amazing. AND you used gray? I think I love you both!

Donna

Robyn said...

I'm over from Blue Hydrangea. I also am a owner of a giant corner tub. Your makeover has given me a lot of inspiration. Great job!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Came over from Sissy's blog. You did an amazing job on this bathroom! The vanity is drop-dead beautiful. I just love it!

Loretta

p.s. You've got me as a follower now!

Anonymous said...

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- Mark

The Zhush said...

What a great transformation! Love the birch trees and the penny tiles so much...its such beautiful! Just came by from BlueHydrangea!

Erin said...

This is an incredible transformation!! I would kill to have that bathtub! And seriously, those birch trees?! LOVE! And the new vanity. So very, very cool!

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Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

WOW...you have inspired me to re-do my bathroom! I already have a clawfoot and it could really use some sprucing up!!

The penny tile and beadboard are gorgeous.

Sure wish you would tell where you got the forest chair! ; )

farmerstrophywife.com said...

I am IN LOVE with your barnwood countertop...what did you do to the wood to protect it? I have been wanting to do this FOREVER and haven't seen a good example yet. Your's is GORGEOUS!! Thanks!

Hooper Patterson said...

Hi Caroline, wanted to give you some info on the forest chair. My only regret is that I didn't buy more. We have had lots of requests for where we bought them and sadly, they have sold out. I can't give away all of my bargain secrets, but if you must know.... it is OVERSTOCK. Keep it on the DL:)

Also, the Farmer's Trophy Wife wanted to know how we got the sealed barn wood finish. I will check with the carpenter's and report back on the process. Stay tuned!

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