Monday, April 25, 2011

Bathroom: Panache and Whimsy.

  Warning: If you're expecting normal, turn back now.
you may have noticed a hint of this Laundry sign.
It is there because the vintage vanity mirror opens. Inside is a laundry chute. (smile)
I found the mirror last summer at a garage sale for $1.
The Cabinet Maker made a frame for it and turned it into a door.
The back is stamped '1940.'
Here's the scoop below:
The vanity is a dresser transformed.
The medicine cabinet is super old. I bought it at a garage sale a few years ago for $40.
The Cabinet Maker added the scallop edge. 
They were white for long time, but now they're black. 

 With 4 kids, toilet paper is always running out.
My solution was to find something handy and cool.
I found the wire basket and a big flea market. It works!
We no longer scream; "Get me some toilet paper!"

The mail box.  I knew I'd find a spot for it.
This one I found at Goodwill for $6.99.
I liked the scalloped edge and the lion embellishment.
I added 'soap' and threw wrapped bars of soap inside.
The newspaper holder at the bottom is spiffy for a hand towel.

The picture 'frame' is just an old wire display thingy.
The D R Y hooks - well, why use a normal towel rack?

Take your seat please.
Last but not least - I've been wanting to add this sign
since I saw in it December in Lori's house.
I printed it off and put it in a silver frame. 

Here's the full view with the chandelier and how it looks from the hallway.
I hope it's not too competing chandelier-ish.

I need to find a big beige bathroom rug.
Oh, the fab numbered plates were a Valentine's gift from the husband.
(He's catching on!)

I'll get off my soap 'mail' box now. ha ha.
Stop by and Please, seat yourself.

xo Jeanne


  1. Love your bathroom so many great ideas,never too many chandeliers I just wish I had one.

  2. I LOVE your bathroom! You have such great ideas for stuff like the soap mailbox and the toilet paper holder! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I LOVE love LOVE your bathroom!! What fun ideas!! I'm your newest follower!


  4. Love the bathroom!! Such great details!
    I would love it if you joined my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!

  5. Jeanne - the 'please seat yourself' sign cracks me up! I'm going to have to pin that for my bathroom remodel. Also love your style aesthetic, and the fact that your house has 'patina' instead of dust. If you have a thing for chandeliers (and it looks like you might :-) ), come over to my blog and have a peek at my recent chandy refurbish...I call her Lulu. Cheers.

  6. What a whimsical bathroom! I just love all the details.

  7. You have done wonders with all those old things most people would not even consider. I enjoyed your blog and seeing all the great ideas you have for the bathroom. Nice job.

  8. There are so many great details in this room--love it! come by and link up if you have time!

  9. what a wonderful bathroom. Love all your repurposed pieces. And that Seat Yourself sign is great! :-)

  10. An absolutely cute and enviable vintage-style bathroom - love it.

    But you know what makes ME green with envy? The fact that you have a handy dandy LAUNDRY CHUTE! I can't tell you how jealous that one time- and energy-saving device makes me!

  11. You have great ideas! Love your bathroom :)

  12. What a beautiful bathroom! I love the mail box and I MUST find myself one of those toilet paper baskets!

    Visiting for the first time from Shabby Nest!

  13. I love the bathroom! It is very unique, functional, and pretty. I love the wire basket for toilet paper. I think I am going to do that in mine. Storage is so short around here.


  14. Hi Jeanne, I'm hoping over from LV's Pink Saturday post to say hello. Thanks for the great storage and decorating ideas for the bathroom. I love the sign, "please seat yourself." LOL I'm one of your new followers. have a great weekend.

  15. AWESOME!!! Love, love, love your bathroom Jeanne. Love the toilet paper basket, love the chandy, love the "Please Seat Yourself" sign...I love it all. Can't wait to see more...So happy I found your blog. Now off to look around some more. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    Your newest follower,

  16. Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up with {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  17. Stopping by from Meme's. What creative ideas you have- the bathroom is just awesome! The "please seat yourself" sign is too funny!
    Have a great weekend!

  18. To die for. Enuff said.


  19. Just ended up at your blog while doing that thing where you go from one to another and then click on know how it happens!?

    Anyway, LOVE this bathroom. What a lot of great ideas! About to become your newest follower!

  20. You have done wonders with all those old things most people would not even consider. I enjoyed your blog and seeing all the great ideas you have for the bathroom. Nice job.


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