Wallpaper in the Bathroom

Add pattern and color to a white bathroom

Bathrooms, Inspiration,

Image from Pinterest

Lately, I have been strangely drawn to wallpaper, which is crazy because I know from personal experience just how difficult it is to remove.

Image from Apartment Therapy

I am the same person who adamantly hated wallpaper and swore I would never do that to our beautiful plaster walls. Well, never say never…

I am considering indulging my wallpaper lust, but starting small by hanging it in our tiny powder room.


Comments { 7 } November 22, 2011

More Vintage Bathroom Fixtures and Accessories

Ideas to create a period perfect bathroom

Bathrooms, Inspiration

Forerunner of the modern shower.


Hajoca Plumbing Goods showers


Hajoca Plumbing Goods shower accessories


Comments { 5 } March 27, 2011

Vintage Bathroom Fixtures and Accessories

Inspiration for period perfect details

Bathrooms, Inspiration

For someone needing inspiration to restore a bungalow bathroom or the old house buff who likes to get all the details period perfect, I am posting images from several plumbing supply catalogs dating from 1910’s – 1920’s. You might also enjoy seeing photos and illustrations of period bathrooms during the same time period.

These sinks were named “Filmore” Lavatory


Hajoca Plumbing Goods offered by the Haines, Jones & Cadbury Company


Comments { 6 } March 25, 2011

Valentine’s Day Present

And you guys thought I wasn’t romantic

Bathrooms, Holidays, Restoration Diary,

David’s Valentine’s Day present. Toto toilet with a walnut seat.

David is really the only person who uses the downstairs half bath. I decided it was time for him to get an upgrade!

Comments { 4 } February 14, 2011

One More Thing to Love About the Bathroom

As if we need more!

Bathrooms, Restoration Diary,

The bathtub is just the right size to give two corgis a bath and the sides are high enough that they can’t jump out.

Comments { 12 } October 1, 2010

Bungalow Bathroom Remodel

It’s Finished!

Bathrooms, Before and After

Bungalow Bathroom Remodel, Before & After

The bathroom project is finally complete. Whew! We are thrilled with the results.

Starting with an inspiration photo, to picking out all the fixtures, to taking the room down to the studs and slowly putting it back together again; this has been the most difficult project completed in our house. So many decisions…

The updated bathroom is the project that has increased our enjoyment of the house the most. It is hard to believe that such a little room can have a big impact.

Our contractor built a door to match the original closet door and framed out a larger storage space.


Comments { 46 } September 15, 2010

Hello Future Homeowner, It’s Us!

Sending a Message to the Future

Bathrooms, Restoration Diary

We replaced the glass in the bathroom medicine cabinet. I hid a photo of us behind the glass to be found someday.

I wrote a brief note on the back of the photo. I probably should have written something more poetic, instead I scrawled out the first thing that came to mind. Our names, the date and “We remodeled the bathroom. I hope we did a good job. We tried our best. We purchased the house Sept. 2002. The 4th owners. Will anyone even find this someday? Love and best wishes to the future!”

And I do wonder if anyone will ever find it? A part of me must be an optimist.


Comments { 3 } August 23, 2010

Bungalow Bathroom Remodel

Small, Happy, Clean & White

Bathrooms, Paint, Restoration Diary

Finding the right shade of white paint can be a very difficult process. After trying numerous whites that were too blue, too green or too just not right, I hand mixed my own color. It is a pretty, soft white with a gray undertone. The bright white trim makes the wall color stand out.


Comments { 11 } August 16, 2010


We have a tub!

Bathrooms, Restoration Diary

For those who haven’t been following along, we haven’t been able to bathe at home since our tub was removed. There is no other tub or shower in the house. The tub was held up in Customs and several other delays.

Our bathtub has finally arrived and is in place. Now, if we could just get ahold of the plumber. I am one stinky, cranky woman and I WILL hunt him down. Only kidding…sort-of.


Comments { 4 } August 11, 2010

I’m Floored

by Carrara Marble

Bathrooms, Restoration Diary,

The marble floor is even more gorgeous than I imagined.


Comments { 9 } August 6, 2010