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Monday, November 12, 2018

Bathroom Redo


Last week I spent a day giving
 the bathroom a fresh coat of white paint
and taking it from seashore
to farmyard. 
When we moved here four and a half years ago
I used the things that I brought 
with me from the old house to decorate with.
At that time we had a sailboat and we loved
spending time on it in the summer,
so decorating with a nautical theme seems right.


This was the inspiration for my redo . . .
a gift from Carol of
Art and Sand
http://artandsand.blogspot.com/ 
I love it!


The boats in our lives have been sold,
and now our life is spent 
on our little country acre gardening
and enjoying what we call our little farm.
Even though it's just gardening
and not raising animals.

The sign Farm Sweet Farm 
is one I painted on a piece of plywood.

I added a few country accents here and there.
 This little piece of 2X4 is something
we use to prop the window open . . .
I thought a bit of checkered fabric
would give it a push into country :)
 This little hen is from the Goodwill
and the pretty milk-glass dish and lid
was a gift from my sweet friend & neighbor Shirley. 
I keep my favorite everyday earrings in it:)


Because it's November I thought a 
small touch of Autumn was in order.


This might be something most people do not
put in their bathrooms,
but I like a clock in the bathroom.
It's very handy when getting ready for 
an appointment or event.
These adorable animals, I purchased at
Walmart and this lovely pitcher
as another gift form my sweet friend Shirley.
They sit on top of the medicine cabinet.
Last but not least . . .
over by the towels sits the last of my decorations.
The polka dot hen is a Goodwill find.
The tin cow is from Walmart, but I added the little berry wreath,
And the little yellow hen belonged to my Mama :)


That's it!
I know that I enjoy peeking into your homes
and getting sweet ideas on how 
to pull looks together on a budget.
So, that is what I wanted to show you. 
If it just inspires one of you,
that's good enough for me.
Here's wishing you a wonderful day.

Life is Beautiful
Enjoy the Ride
&
Keep Smiling.
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)



61 comments:

  1. Your bathroom redo is lovely. I love all the little touches that you added. We have a clock in both of our bathrooms. I put them there when we were working for the same reason you have yours and they have just stayed! Have a great week!

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    1. Sometimes you need a bit more time to fuss at the mirror and a clock helps you know you have it, LOL.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your bathroom makeover with us.

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  3. Love your decor ideas!!! Beautiful and such a good eye :). Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment~made my day!! Yes I will follow you back, us Connie's need to stick together :)

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  4. Such a lovely redo, simple but very effective. I like to have a clock in the bathroom too.

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    1. Thank you, I like our bathroom to be pretty, but still not have a lot of fussy stuff to keep clean :)

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  5. Lovely individual touches in your decor.

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  6. Your bathroom looks great. Mine needs a facelift. Mine is very small. Yours looks like a really nice size

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    1. It is a nice size, but we only have one. Our old home had a bath and a half and that was very nice.

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  7. So well done! I like the bead board walls; we have them in the master bath. I don't have places to sit things but could add something to the walls I suppose. Great inspiration!

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  8. Hi Connie! What a cute redo! It looks so fresh and clean! Out with the boats and in with the plants! Adorable!

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    1. It was fun to just make a few little changes, it doesn't take much in a small bathroom :)

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  9. Connie, I enjoyed seeing your bathroom redo. One of our bathrooms is decorated like the seashore, with shells and photos we have taken while visiting the Oregon coast. I liked seeing all of the little personal touches you put in your bathroom. The bow around a 2 x 4 is brilliant! You found a way to pretty up something that serves a very useful purpose. I really admire that. I hope you’re having a wonderful Monday.
    Blessings, Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy, thank you . . . I didn't do much, painting was the hardest job and it is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do, even when it's the same color as before. Tweaking from seashore to farmhouse was easy and fun :) Thanks for stopping by to visit.

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  10. Me thinks a clock in a bathroom is a most excellent idea. It would tell me that perhaps it is time to hop out of the bubble bath that I have been languishing in for the last hour. =) Love, love, love your sweet bathroom, Connie. Love all the pretty accents you have added and of course a lick or two of white paint always brings an air freshness to a room.

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    1. A clock is a must . . . as far as too long relaxing in the tub . . . I think it's time to get out when your fingers start to turn wrinkly and look like a prune. Not a minute before, LOL

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  11. Oh I love the pretty white and you'll be able to change it up any time. Love the Farm items and the way you have the towels rolled. The shelves are so great for seasonal changes. Did you get rid of your Kayaks too? I know you enjoyed them! Hugs!

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    1. Oh no, no, no . . . I still have my kayak. It is small enough that I can get it through the door of the 5th wheel and take it with me anytime that we are camping near water :) The day that I need a walker, I'll maybe get rid of it, LOL. That's a maybe.

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  12. Hello Connie!
    So happy to stop in your blog and see what it's all about : ) Loving all the fresh and happy accents in your bathroom redo. Really like the rooster sign you painted! They (roosters:) have been a favorite of mine for many years~ Have a blessed day, karen o

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    1. Me too :) I have even been toying with the idea of getting some chickens . . . they would be great fun as long as they didn't get into my garden and eat it. Fresh eggs and fertilizer, that's a win-win that you don't get from most pets, LOL.

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  13. Don't you just love a room with a fresh coat of white paint? I love the changes you made!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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    1. Thank you so much! fresh paint is always a very good thing, isn't it :)

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  14. Hi Connie, I love your newly decorating Farm style bathroom! I like all the farm animals you have added. I have just a few favorite ear rings I wear every day at home. Probably 2 pair! What a clever idea to wrap material around a piece of wood to keep the window up! Great job painting the sign with the rooster. Did you take lessons to learn how to paint? Have a good week!We don't have clocks in our bathrooms and I don't really miss it. Nancy

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    1. Lessons in painting and drawing . . . no it was one of those God given talents, we all have them just in many different areas. Steve jokes and says that I came out of my mother's womb singing show tunes and holding a box of crayons, LOL.

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  15. Thanks for showing the bathroom re-do. Sometimes it doesn't take much to change the 'flavor' of a small room.
    I've thought about changing my small ensuite powder room from nautical to something else but I have a lovely stained glass sailboat that was a gift from my older daughter and I'm loathe to put it away.

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    1. Maybe you could find another special spot in your home for the stained glass sailboat. Some room where the sunlight hits it and shows off it's lovely beauty. I'm always moving things around the house . . . it's a much cheaper way to redecorate without spending a lot of hard earned cash.

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  16. Connie, I love the way you have pulled it all together. I like the window block.:) I too have always had a clock in the backroom. Like you said hurrying to get ready for appointments and such. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie . . . since you're a country girl I'm sure the farmhouse look is something that fits well with you too. I have been enjoying bring more of it into our little country home :)

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  17. I love the farmhouse look and it looks really good in your bathroom. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you, Mari. I've been incorporating it into your little home and little bit at a time mostly the kitchen and the bathroom, now :)

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  18. Hi Connie! Every time I visit Crafty Home Cottage I am reminded of how lucky I am to have found you in the blogosphere. You truly have an amazing ability to be crafty and creative. Today I read your Profile again. You are an inspiration, my friend! Connie, my better half loves to watch those TV shows where folks buy a house and then fix it all up. I have watched a few of those shows with her and I can tell you for sure ... they could learn a lot from you! :-) Thank you for sharing your excellent blog and I always look forward to the kind comments you leave for me on John's Island. Have a happy week ahead and take good care! John

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    1. Oh John, you have warmed my heart with your sweet words. Thank you :)

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  19. Beautiful Connie. I did love the block of wood that props the window open! Just the sort of thing I would do. I love peeking into others homes too & getting ideas. I especially love all your facecloths in the tin baths. Just wonderful.

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    1. The shower curtain rod above our tub is made of old galvanized water pipe. When we moved here I looked at putting in a new rod, but done were as strong as this one, so I kept it and purchased galvanized buckets and containers to store stuff in. It worked and now with the farmhouse look it works even better than before, LOL.

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  20. You have a lovely bathroom. Looks so clean and tidy.

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    1. I believe that if the kitchen and bathroom are both clean it's not that much of a problem if the rest of the house looks a bit lived in. We enjoy our home and live in it well . . . and sometimes that creates messes, especial my chair when I'm stitching and have thread and needles all around me. It's a comfortable home :)

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  21. Hi Connie! I've been following you for awhile but have been away from blogland for quite some time. I had a seashore bathroom for over 10 years and I finally changed it over to flowers this year. I really like your farmyard theme. It's cute! And of course having those meaningful pieces in the room make it extra special! It looks good!

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    1. Hi Angie and thanks for stopping by . . . it is always fun to change a room and a fresh coat of paint is a great way to start. The walls were white before, but this paint has more of a sheen and it reflexs the light much nicer. Thanks for leaving a comment and for your kind words.

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  22. Everything looks lovely, Connie. So fresh in white which is perfect for adding coloured elements of your choice. I love the pumpkin and cones on the window ledge!

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  23. Shelves, shelves and more shelves! I love shelves in any room... more places to put my knick knacks! I love that you have that tall narrow shelf. I want one in my bathroom.. it's on my to do list. The fresh white paint is so nice and "new" and shiny looking. Love it and love the sweet country/farm accents.. and your sign on plywood is darling. Funny how one little thing can inspire us to make big changes. We are so fortunate to have two bathrooms! We love having two, even with only two of us in the house. I painted our master bath a light grey with aqua blue accents... not my colors at all, but when I saw the aqua blue rugs at the store, I all of a sudden knew I needed those colors in my bathroom and decided on the light gray walls, which I've never used before. So my colors are gray and aqua which I never planned on. I love the little shelf across your window.... what a neat idea.. and the piece of 2x4 with the ribbon..... I saw it and thought, what a cute decoration just using a piece of wood and a bow! as they say necessity is the mother of invention... now I need to find where I need a piece of wood to hold something up or open or closed! Have a great week! Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn, another thing that you can do that way is to tie a bow around a brick and use it as a bookend or doorstop :) I built that tall shelving unit myself. At Home Depot they sell those side boards with the little holes drilled in them for supporting adjustable shelves. It was really quite easy to build using them. I supported mine to the wall and then added molding at the top where it touches the ceiling.

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  24. Love the new look... Your newish Farm House seems like it would be the perfect size for retirement.... What was your biggest adjustment from the larger home? When George and I got married (2001) ---I owned a condo. He had a home in South Carolina--but had moved to TN. We lived in the Condo before moving to our 'retirement' home in 2003.... Our home is fairly small (2 bedrooms/2 baths--about 1600 square feet total) and all on one level, but is perfect for us.

    Have a great week, Creative One.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. The biggest changes for us is that this home only has one bathroom and we had a family room and a living room in the old house. Actually the living room was a waste of space, although; it was lovely having a room that was always neat as a pin if surprise company showed up :) With our country home we have a larger lot (one acre) and we each have a shop for our creative sides. It's perfect for us and has caused a big change in the way we live. Now we garden and the garden gets bigger every year. We have learned to can and so we put up our food and live from the garden all year. There is much more outside work to do here, but I think having things to do out in the fresh air and sweating from enjoyable labor is a good thing and will hopefully keep us healthier than we would have been with the tiny yard we had at our old home. So for us, we downsized and up sized at the same time, LOL. It's a great place to retire and we are blessed with the best ever neighbors, life is good! I'm so happy that you are following my blog. Blogging sisters are great company and always there to encourage and inspire.

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  25. Love the new look!!! Enjoy, Janie

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  26. What a great looking bathroom! Each little touch is perfection! My favorites are your hand painted sign and your mother's little yellow hen. I not only enjoyed your post, but also the comments, all of which are so fun and inspiring.

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    1. Thank you . . . I love Mama's little yellow hen, she used to have that sitting on her kitchen table, it holds a little candle :) There was a time when she lived here in town and our daughter was a toddler. I had a problem with my child care giver and Mama said I don't know why you don't bring her here . . . so Mama watched her for about a year and a half until she started kindergarten. It was good for all of us. I would leave work and go to Mama's for lunch most everyday and that little hen was always lit, so it brings back warm memories of having lunch with Mama :) I miss her. She passed a way in 2006 one day short of her 100th birthday. Wow! You hit on a memory didn't you, LOL.

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  27. I love your bathroom with all the farm touches! Terrific job on that sign and love the autumn touches you have brought to the room also! Great finds from Goodwill and Walmart! I too have clocks in both of our bathrooms, great minds think alike :)

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    1. Hi Connie, thanks for your visit, your sweet comment and your blogging friendship;)
      Have a lovely day.

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  28. How nice to have a fresh look and feel! I'm sure that you are loving that room re~do :)
    Yes. We have a clock in each of our bathrooms too....I think that they are a hold~over from our younger days, as there isn't any need to rush now..LOL!

    Have a happy day.
    ~K.

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    1. Isn't it nice when we don't have to rush anymore :)

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  29. I really enjoyed this glimpse into your newly decorated bathroom. The style is simple yet oh so lovely. I'm inspired to keep working on my bathroom, and cottage.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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    1. I like keeping the bathroom simple, so that it is easy to wash down the counters and scrum around all the little nooks and crannies . . . Thanks for stopping by to visit . . . I appreciate your blogging friendship.
      Connie :)

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  30. Love the farm touches in your bathroom! You are so lucky to have those nice big cubbies/shelving for towel storage and pretty decor.

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