Friday, August 6, 2010

Vintage Bath & Kitchen

Vintage Green Tile Bathroom
Last week I found this wonderful bathroom redo via The Inspired Room in the weekly link party. It was done by Teresa at
She redid the bathroom in one day. I had just posted about how much I love vintage tile bathrooms a couple of weeks ago and here is a marvelous example of how prettily they can be styled.

This is what the bathroom looked like before:

and this is the After

Such a beautiful example of how you can make a vintage bathroom look modern and pretty without ripping out all that candy colored tile. I would kill to have this bathroom in my house.

Teresa is in the middle of redoing her new to her 1921 cottage.

I can't wait to see what she does with this kitchen.
As with the bath...she plans on keeping the bones of the vintage kitchen such as those cabinets (love 'em) but changing appliances and backsplash and counters. 
The other end of the kitchen has a wonderful built in.
Look at the details of this cottage. I love that wedding cake chandelier. These are very common in my neighborhood. Alas, my house didn't have one. But I have a couple of friends with them in their dining rooms. I love the molding and round top french doors. I'm partial to the blue color of the room too although Teresa says she is going to tone down the shade of blue a little when she repaints. 

I can't wait to see how this pretty little cottage turns out. Please go over to Whatever: What Matters Most to see more of Teresa's home and photos of her past home transformations.

Update on my house painting:
The painter, Jose is still here prepping. I had lots of wood that needed replacing...and he is doing a wonderful job tearing it out and making exact copies of what was there before and replacing. I feel very lucky to have found such a talented painter/carpenter. He also does electrical and welding and furniture building. Plus he's funny and nice and I'm starting to understand everything he says. He's a pleasure to have hanging out at my house all day. He tells me stories of his home in Honduras which he will be going back to soon for awhile. He is renovating his own home there.

I decided to go with two colors on the house paint. A light cream and the aqua. I lightened the trim color from the last time I showed you although you may not be able to tell a difference here. 

I could not get my new guttering in the went with cream. Thanks everyone for your input. I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and looked through this book and then came home and ordered it online.

It had so many great color combination examples. It was broken down into sections such as Colonial, Mediterranean, Bungalow, Tudor, Traditional, Modern, Townhouse. This book was just packed full of inspiration.

One last thing. 
My brother-in-law came up at 7am to dismantle my horrid carport that was built on to the front of my garage. He took his saw and sawed through the first beam that was closest to the garage. He was very careful to not damage the stucco of my garage. After he finished...we tried to open the garage door with my remote opener and the door wouldn't open. I flipped the breaker a few times and put new batteries in the remote. Still it would not work. Then he went around on the other side of where he had been cutting and realized he had cut right through the electrical to the garage! I had not turned off the power. Stupid....I know....I didn't even think of it. I had pointed out to him the power lines at the front end of the car port but wasn't smart enough to look to see where they actually went into the garage.

We both felt very lucky that somehow he didn't get electrocuted. 

An hour after he left, I got a phone call from my sister. She was mad! "Thanks for trying to kill my husband today!" "Why didn't you think to turn the breaker off?" 

At first I thought she was kidding but she wasn't. She was really mad. I told her I just didn't realize and neither had he. So....she might not let him come help me with any other renovations from this day forward. 

I'll never make that mistake again...cutting into something with a saw without looking all over for electrical wires.

We were very lucky today.


René said...

I love the bathroom and it totally works. The details make it current, but the history is there, love it.

Wow, you have a lot going on. I can't wait to see your house colors. Have a great weekend.


Teresa said...

You are so sweet to feature me today...thanks for your sweet for the kitchen we are so close to having it done...maybe a couple more weeks....Happy Day

Olive said...

Teresa bathroom is very pretty and that she preserved most of it is treffic. I am so thankful your BIL is well. that totally sound like something I might do. Be safe friend. hugs♥olive

Anonymous said...

I love Teresa's cottage, and I plan to go over to her blog and see more! She did a fabulous job on the bathroom; I'm in love!


Wendy said...

Oh my goodness, she did a fantastic job in her bathroom. It is so beautiful. I am so happy you shared it with us. Will hop over and say hi!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Wow! I love it! She did a beautiful job! Can't wait to see what she does with that darling kitchen!

I adore your cottage...the colors you chose are gorgeous!


Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Thanks for directing me to Teresa's blog. Beautiful!

So glad to hear your BIL is okay and hope your sister will realize that you didn't do anything intentionally.

Can't wait to see your finished painting job!

Lisa@Suburban Retreat

Lindy said...

If the bathroom is any indication the kitchen will be awesome as well. Can't wait to see it...

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

I love the idea of the blue color and cream for the exterior trim. I've been wanting to paint the bright white molding outside my house for so long, but I get paralyzed when it comes to picking a paint color!

That chandelier you pictured...I think I have the same one in my dining room!