Sunday, May 6, 2012

the master bathroom...

Welcome to my favorite room in our little country cottage:
the master bathroom.
This sink is one of the first things I picked out for our home.
It has a great vintage feel about it. I admired them in Pottery Barn's magazine but knew that they would never be in our budget. Then the hubs took me shopping one day and showed me that Menards carried a version of the sink I fell in love with. Hallelujah!!! We bought three of them... one for every bathroom in our home.
I like that you can create your own storage underneath it. I painted an old picnic basket and will use it to store wash cloths and hand towels.
Here's the medicine cabinet and light fixture we chose to go with the sink.
After finding the perfect sink... I knew I had to find an old claw foot tub to go with it. I did (craigslist) and my husband refinished her for me.
Isn't she beautiful? One of my favorite things about our house plan was the fact that the master bath allowed for a soaking tub! I was sold on it when I saw that... I love soaking in hot bath. It's the simple things in life right?
Thanks to my brother-in-law Seth and father-in-law Greg, we have a tile shower (white subway tile). It's beautiful I promise, BUT I didn't clean it so it's going to stay hidden behind the shower curtain :) The shower curtain stays true to the shabby/cottage style that I love and hides the cheap/ugly shower door. That's a win/win in my book. 
Simple lace curtains were the final touch for this bathroom. I found the panels at a thrift shop and my mom saved me alot of time (beginner sewer) by cutting them to size and sewing them for me. Thanks Mom... love ya!
And finally, nothing exciting here... but yes we have a toilet as well. All important matters of business can be taken care of in this room :)
Well, I hope you enjoyed my cozy little bathroom... I sure do. If you care to read about our trials and tribulations getting the tub set and bathroom finished you can do that here .
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

47 comments:

  1. Oh so sweet! Makes me want to soak:)

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  2. Mimi, absolutely enchanting!!!!!

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  3. Mimi,
    Simply gorgeous!So beautiful.Love all the little details like that lace,that sweet chair and those lace curtains.
    Anne

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  4. First time visiting your BLOG Mimi, and can't believe I have missed it! Your Bathroom is so vintage-beautiful! Love to have one just like it! Can't wait to visit again...lovely From one sweetie to another....Roxie

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  5. I adore your bathroom - so beautiful!
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  6. Oh please come share this at my link party right now! I really, really love this bathroom!
    ♥Linsey

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  7. This is like my dream bathroom! I'm swooning over here over that tub, the chair - everything! Coming over from Faded Charm and so happy I did. I'm your newest follower. =)

    Jeanine

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  8. What a pretty, fresh, crisp bathroom you have. Beautiful sink and soaking tub!
    Mary Alice

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  9. Enchanting is the perfect word for your bathroom, Mimi! How pretty!! I adore the pale flooring with all of the white! Lovely job!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  10. Oh...and where did you find your soap holder that you have across your tub? They seem to be sooooo expensive everywhere I look!

    xoxo laurie

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    1. thank you laurie. yes, they can be very expensive but this one was from Tuesday Mornings (it's like a tj maxx type of store). my sister bought it a few years back and she's a thrifty girl so i am assuming it was less than 20 dollars.

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  11. the entire bathroom is simply enchanting. adore your sink! just sweet as can be =)

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  12. What a pretty bathroom. I'm more of a shower person than a bath person, but I love the look to clawfoot tubs and you have a beauty there. The farmhouse chair beside the tub is the perfect touch.

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  13. So sweet. Love the vintage details. Simple and lovely!

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  14. I can certainly see why you love it so much...that sink is wonderful and claw foot tubs? gotta love 'em!
    Rene'

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  15. what a beautiful bathroom! I love all your little touches and your choices. Just gorgeous!

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  16. Just beautiful!! I love those styled sinks as well and but they are so pricey. I have been trying to find one for our half bath. I have never heard of the store you yours at but maybe they have a website. Thanx for sharing your beautiful space!

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  17. Your bathroom is an absolute dream, I love it all the sink, the tub, and the flooring is gorgeous too.

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  18. such a charming bath, mimi!

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  19. I love your bathroom; you did such a great job! Stopping by from Inspiration Friday.

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  20. What a great bath! I love the tub and the sink. The foors are perfect too. Great job!
    Sherry

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  21. It looks gorgeous and serene... just the way you want your bathroom to feel. Gorgeous!!

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  22. Such a beautiful job you did on that bathroom. Thanks for sharing all the great shots. I found you at Rooted in Thyme's sweet and simple Fridays. Hope you'll stop by and visit at Quirky Vistas!
    Liz

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  23. Oh wow...your bathroom looks so beautiful. I love that you found your bathtub on craigslist rather than having to buy it new too :) We're in the middle of a full bathroom renovation if it looks half as good as yours, I'll be thrilled! I've just added myself as a new follower and I would love it if you have a moment to stop my blog too :)
    Cas x

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  24. I have also redesigned my master into a vintage look like yours. I think that they are functional and very easy on the eyes. Love yours.

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  25. Love your bathroom it has such a relaxing feel to it. The picnic basket's a great addition! I'm now a follower!

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  26. Very cute! New follower here as well. :)

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  27. Beautiful, very serene. Love the basket across the tub and white on white. So pretty! I am a new reader, creating over at http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com - Stop on by and say hi! Tanya :)

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  28. Your master bath is gorgeous! I found you on Common Ground and I'm now following!

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  29. I love your bathroom's refreshing look. It is definitely a relaxing place for a relaxing bath :) I think your hubs is so sweet to find that sink for you :)

    I have a link party

    going on. Would love for you to share this :)

    xoxo
    Myric

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  30. Love your design of the bathroom. The sink and tub are so perfect and your extra touches make it complete. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower.

    Jody

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  31. Gorgeous!!! I'm featuring you today at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party and there's an "I Was Featured" button waiting there for you! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  32. Beautiful, just beautiful! Ironically, a close version to your bathroom, is what I'm going to be creating in my bathroom. I guess duplication is the highest form of flattery!

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  33. So charming and sweet~ I love it and LOVE your sink! :) Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  34. I love your bathroom! We have that sink on our wish list for at least 1 of our bathrooms too. You can't beat the price! I have a friend that has had one for several years and it has held up well. Love your blog!

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  35. Very lovely space! It must be heaven to soak in that tub! I love that sink too! Traci

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  36. Love your bathroom! How lucky to have a vintage tub. The whole bathroom looks so peaceful.

    ~Shanon

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  37. Your bathroom is so pretty. Love your sink and tub.

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  38. Well done! Can't wait to see something sweet on the wall about the toilet!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
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