Tuesday, September 13, 2005


SO, if you enter the hallway from the kitchen, Diagonally across the hall lies our only bathroom. Because its rather small,and also because of its proximity to the kitchen, we have used a similar color scheme throughout both rooms, but where we accented the cobalt blue in the kitchen, We've highlighted the hunter green in the bath, instead.

We've used the same floor tile,
as well as the threshold border tiles,
And, we added the ceiling beadboard and natural wood trim to the door and window frames in both spaces also.

ALthough we've left much of the wood stained only with golden-oak, including the chairrail and towelbars, we chose to pickle the beadboard on the lower half of the walls with a wash of green paint (Ralph Lauren, "polo green") prior to staining.

I used the same green paint for the sink cabinet, the interior door, and the linen closet wall, as well.

Because the tub,sink and toilet are white, we've opted to leave the linen closet shutter-door, and the interior window shutters white also (along with the window sash), and the sink fixtures have white porcilain handles that read hot and cold. (the handles of the kitchen sink fixture are also white porcelain)

The top half of the walls were wallpapered with paintable, textured paper, and then painted a nuetral color to blend in ("Jumpin' Jiminy" by Do-it-Yourself)

The shower curtain and the wallpaper border are what incorporate all the colors into the room, (green, maroon, blue,purple, beige, black and gold ~ yeah, I know it 'sounds'like alot in that space, but in reality, its not at all overpowering) along with the hand-crafted sealife metalworks made in Mexico and purchased at the Old-World Pottery Shop in St. Augustine.
(Aren't they just too kewl?! ~ I *especially* love my seahorse)

The dried flower arrangements, both the one on the floor and also that on the shelf above the commode, also help to tie all that color together.

And, so...looking in from the hallway, facing south from the front of the house, looking into it ~

~there's our bathroom; all 11 ft by 8ft of it. (Those dimensions are deceiving, however, because if you deduct the space for the tub and linen closet, its more like 8x5)

And, finally, a shot looking out into the hallway, and again, you can see thru to the kitchen. (You can also see that we haven't stained the interior doorframe in the bathroom yet, either!)

Shhh...but, I also want to remove the tub altogether and tile in a walk-in shower in that same space....another project for another day....


MyUtopia said...

Great photos. I love your decorations

Mo said...

Thanks!! I wasn't sure anybody even looked around in here besides me!! Thanks for stoppin' by!