Wednesday, January 25, 2017

White and Weathered Change Up

 I am changing up my three bathrooms in this house.  I started with my Powder Room Bath on the first floor.   I thought I would show you just a few minor changes with paint that gave a new year "up do" to this bathroom.

We have only been in this house since May of this year.  We painted all the rooms when we moved in so this bathroom just needed a little decor and counter top up date.

I have to stand on my head practically to get pictures with where this half bath is located in the hall way.   I will have to show this bathroom in sections.

There are no windows in this hall or bathroom so pictures had to be taken with the lights on.  Sorry for the glare of the lights being on!!!



Terry had some left over counter top from when we did the kitchen after moving in.  So we used this piece to put on top of this builder stock vanity a while back.
   I liked the wood farmhouse vanity top but it just wasn't going with my white and gray salvaged themed bathroom.
I would eventually love to find a vintage dresser to make as a vanity.



In the mean time I decided to white wash the top of the vanity counter.  I am sure there are a million u tube and  blog directions out there on how to white wash wood.  My treatment was easy peasy.  Just took white paint and lightly brushed it on the wood and then took a wet rag and smoothed the paint out in the direction of the wood grain.

Here is a section up close after I white washed the top.  It still let some of the wood come through for texture but brought in white and gray to the counter's surface.




It kind of gave the counter top a beach weathered look.

I wanted to let some of the wood come through for texture but keep a worn look to match all the architectural salvage I have in this bathroom.  There is the old cottage door that Terry made into a mirror in the old house.  Glad I saved that piece and moved it.  It was perfect fit for this half bath.


Here are the small section pictures of this bathroom!

Happy to have all these chippy architectural pieces to hang up in this powder room.  Love the history and character they give to this bathroom.




By just taking some fresh white paint and white washing the top of the wood vanity to look weathered and worn,  I got a fresh look for this powder room.  Cost was $0 dollars.  I had all the architectural pieces so it was just a matter of hanging them in the right spaces.  

One bathroom done and ready to show!  Happy to freshen up the powder room for $0 dollars spent.

I have our Master Bathroom and Guest bathroom under way with changes. I just really am waiting on a good day with some sunshine for pictures.

  We have had unseasonable warm weather for Chicago.  More like Spring then the dead of winter. 

While I am not complaining about the mild temps.  I have missed seeing sunshine.  It has been a long time since Mr. Sunshine was out.  

The days are gloomy, wet and foggy.  I am sure this will not last long and we will be back into more wintery weather soon.  Hopefully with some sunshine added.

Have a great rest of this week.  Hoping to have up more pictures of the other two bathrooms soon.  Happy that I can do these change ups with little money and just a lot of decor imagination.  Helps to keep the winter blues away during these long winter months.

Hugs,
Kris

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42 comments:

  1. I love your fearlessness in decorating, Kris! That's the perfect anecdote to the gray days of winter!

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  2. Good Morning Kris
    Love the way your bathroom looks with all the treasures you have found. The white paint really looks great on that wood, your right it looks beachy in a way. Love it so much. Can't wait to see the other two. By the way, the lighting was fine with the pictures you took. I can see how fabulous the bathroom is just fine :)
    happy day Kris
    deezie

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  3. Very lovely! I like the whitewashed countertop. Great job Kris!!

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  4. I love the arched old window in this room and the whitewashed countertop turned out amazing! It has been gray and foggy here in Iowa for many days...ready for some sunshine too :)

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  5. Looks so much better, Kris. What a difference with so little paint.

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  6. Love your white house and white bathroom and now need to see some Cooper pictures.
    You and Terry are so good together

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  7. Very lovely powder room and all those gorgeous architectural finds look amazing in this pace. I like how you even used a piece of chippy wood to mount the toilet paper roll onto.

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  8. Yes, love the new look on the counter top!
    Mary

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  9. LOVE your little powder room!!!! The vanity top turned out amazing....
    ~Des

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  10. Kris, that looks amazing! How are you sealing it to keep the paint on the surface? We are going to build a table for our new house and I want the whitewashed look that I've always loved. We were advised that the paint wouldn't stay on but I don't believe it!! :)

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  11. Kris this turned out fan. Love what the wash of white and the feel it adds to the room. The door turned mirror is a favorite with the mail slot. I remember it from the other house. Hope the sun comes soon for us both

    Cindy

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  12. Best powder room redo I've seen in awhile. Love it, Kris! xo

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  13. Hey, Kris! You may want to keep your eyes open for an old sewing machine cabinet. We used one in our powder room and I love it.

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  14. Looks beautiful Kris. I sure wish I had your eye for all of those lovely architectural pieces. You just have a way of putting it all together and making it lovely. The counter top looks great. Love your sweet little powder room. Now, come over and redo mine!
    hugs,
    Sissie

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  15. Kris it all looks wonderful and little changes oftentimes are enough to lift our spirits and spark additional creativity. I am going to take the tin heart you gifted me last year and adorn it for February the month of love. Always enjoy your shares.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  16. Great and amazing redo! I love your talent!
    Hugs Alessandra

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  17. Kris, it looks so pretty. I don't remember seeing that mirror in the other house. It IS a prefect fit for this bath. I agree about cold, foggy days. That is the main reason we moved away from the coast. Here we just have rain and sometimes snow..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  18. Hi Kris, I just love it when you can make a big difference in a room and it costs nothing! Your powder room is so creative. Love it. Enjoy the rest of your week!
    xx Jo

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  19. Kris, I wondered how long it would be before you painted that counter. LOL. It all works well together. My favorite piece if the mailbox in the frame. Love that. You just truly have the best decorating eye. Blessings, stay warm, winter's back. xoxo, Susie

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  20. I love how your counter top turned out! That is a great look. That looks like such a cozy room. It has been unseasonably warm here too. I believe it is supposed to get cold again this Friday though. This has been a weird Winter so far.

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  21. I love how the countertop turned out. It fits so much better with your look! Can't wait to see the others.

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  22. You are a whiz, Kris! I love this! I'm sure your house is simply gorgeous by now!

    Jane x

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  23. Love the architectural window piece!

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  24. Oh, looks SO GOOD! You keep such a tidy home (I like to also), and everything is in its place. LOVE!

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  25. Your powder room has so much charm. You did wonders with what you had on hand!

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  26. I'm happy to see that you were able to bring along all those fabulous vintage pieces from your previous home, Kris. I love the whitewashed look of your wood countertop and that old repurposed door turned mirror. And the pair of arched windows are my favorite. Love!

    We've got the same gray foggy weather and I'm hoping for some sunshine, too.

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  27. Good Morning Kris,
    I always enjoy your shares, your inspiration and your talent! Looks so good and pretty!
    xo
    Jemma

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  28. Well as usual, you knocked it out of the park! Such a pretty space. We have one bathroom that has no windows too. It's so hard to get a good pic, but yours look great!

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  29. I love it now. You did an amazing job, and if I were you, I wouldn't want to get a vintage dresser to replace the vanity you have now. I like the clean lines of it....it makes your pretty salvaged window and mirror stand out!!! I love the bathroom!!!

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  30. Kris, this is really pretty! I love the whitewash look on the countertop. It made such a difference! And, as usual, the decorations are perfect!! Love and hugs!

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  31. Gorgeous! And now I just want to paint my bathroom all white!! The wheels are turning...

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  32. Love the bathroom. The white washing was just perfect for "your" look! Great job!

    Judy

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  33. Love you whitewash technique. So glad the repurposed door to mirror found a place in your new home. As always, such an inspiration to me to try to accomplish something today.

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  34. I really love this Kris!!! It looks wonderful and really brightens up the space too. And of course I am totally crazy about the details you added in here to make it beautiful!
    sending hugs...

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  35. This is lovely, Kris! I am amazed at how much you two accomplish! So bright and fresh looking!

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  36. $0 are the Best kind of make over / up do's! You game me an idea to possibly paint my ugly 36 year old bathroom countertop... Well, I'll just add that to my list of 'to be accomplished' in 2017!! Have a super upcoming weekend! Blessings, Cindy xo

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  37. Amazing! You really do have a talent. I really like the look of a bright bathroom. You are giving me inspiration. :-)
    xx oo
    Carla

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  38. It's beautiful, Kris..I love the whitewashing that you used on the countertop. And all of your old pieces are just gorgeous. The arched windows are my favorite. Do you find them that color or do you paint and distress them yourself? I am always so inspired to use more white in my decor and I've learned a lot from you about grouping things together. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday!

    Blessings and hugs..
    Tamara

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  39. The whitewashing on the counter is just perfect. Lots of pretty architectural pieces in the room. You see the beauty in items that someone less talented with toss away. xoxo

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  40. Beautiful bathroom! I love the new whitewash treatment.

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