The big day is here! Reveal day, or the Full Monty, as I have taken to calling it. Welcome back to The One Room Challenge™ linking event. I re-did my bathroom in 6 short weeks, handling all the work between my mister and myself, and have lived to tell the tale, although my marriage had some sporty moments. This is my 3rd time participating (here and here, in addition to this one) each time it is complete and total hairy eyeball chaos. Thank you for checking in each week, your encouragement is everything! If you are new to chez V, you can catch up on all the drama, and believeyoume there was plenty of it, including my starting point, by checking out weeks 1 – 5 on the links below:
Today I will spare you the verbal gymnastics just this once, and get right to the goods. Just know it pains me to my soul not to spin some kind of yarn…
I love this dear little jewel box of a loo even though shooting it was a lot like that time I did an intense yoga class in Midtown Atlanta. I had to contort my body in ways that should be illegal to get any kind of shots in this narrow space. And much like the macho dude who was whimpering next to me in that tortuous yoga class led by a no-nonsense yogi dude with black toe nails, I just might have let loose a cry or two as I surely pulled my groin trying to straddle the toilet while balancing the tripod on my nose.
While my Ms. Mame of a water closet looks pretty during the day, she positively comes alive at night. The glossy walls reflect the light around the dark, jewel box. The brass light fixture creates an incredible geometric pattern on the ceiling and the sconces create the most perfect lovely light in the vanity. These pictures do not it justice...
That's it folks. I am beat-to-a-bloody-pulp tired. Need a vat of wine to properly recover. I will follow this post up with more details about each of the elements perhaps tomorrow, or next week, or whenever I have found my brain and can string two coherent thoughts together. In the meantime, if you have any questions you would like answered, ask away in the comments. I try to respond to every comment, provided you are not a 'no-reply' nincompoop. PS – Beth C – thank you for the heads up that my subscribe widget is busted. I’ll get right on that and the font color. Love me some pink, but my mister also complains about it too. ;)
Some of the sources are vintage that I have had for a while but I have included links to the places where I found them. If I haven't listed something than I've likely had it for longer than Methuselah's long ass life.
wall paint | ceiling paint | trim paint | sconces | light fixture | painting | The Graduate print | faucet | lucite rod | brass brackets | brass shower rod | switch plates | mirror | shower curtain fabric & rug | shower curtain trim | Voluspa candle | St Johns Wood candle | towels & hand soap
Another big heartfelt thanks to Linda for organizing The One Room Challenge™ and the linking event. I now have 3 knock out rooms in this postage stamp of mine because of participating. Yeehaw! Cannot wait to settle in and see the amazing transformations of the other 90+ participants. Check them out here.
All designs, layouts, and photos by Emily Vanderputten
kisses, mrs. V