Happy August!!! Since it is the beginning of a new month, Jordan and I have decided to start a new series here at The 2 Seasons. We are going to revisit one of our favorite posts from the same month a year before and republish it. For our first revisit and for our new readers, we have decided to take you back to the guest bath in my Lexington home. Let us know what you think.
When we bought our townhouse in December, 2010, we did a complete gut job and completely remodeled it before we moved in. Like everything else, the guest bath was dismal. I am not going to bore you with before photos, but we removed the aged wallpaper, put in a new tub, commode, carrara marble floors, new vanity, sink, lights, counter top, wainscoting, hardware, and solar tube sky light.
The room is a small space, but it has room for everything one needs in a guest bath including a tiny linen closet. We used the same marble that we put on the floor to surround the tub. I made the extra-long shower curtain using indoor/outdoor fabric. It was very cost efficient and will hold-up in the dampness of a bathroom.
We painted the room the same as the guest bedroom, Melted Butter by Behr, but we had Sherwin Williams match the colors. The faucets are from the Victorian line by Delta. We used the same faucet pattern throughout the house.
If I had it to do again, the paneling would be higher, but we were out of the country when it was installed, and I wasn’t consulted. This view is from the tub looking out into the guest room.
We had the floor installed on the diagonal. What you can’t see here is that there are heating coils underneath so that it will be a warm surface to stand on in the winter. All of the marble is honed so that it doesn’t have a high gloss.
The counter top is honed black granite. Some people call it brushed or sueded, but what it means is that it is not glossy. We love the texture and used it in every bathroom and in our bar area. One of the things I did not include in these photos is a shot of the solar tube sky light that is providing all of the light for these photos. I am writing a separate blog entry about it/them because we added three to the ceilings here.
I didn’t want everything to be too matchy-matchy, and so, I mixed it up by just selecting this interesting mirror at Tuesday Morning to hang over the sink.
Using layers makes an area look interesting. I layered an old linen hand towel with a little dish, which is not really a soap dish, but it works well to keep the hand soap contained.
The dish was a gift from my former neighbor.
This container is a Waterford cookie jar that we bought at a charity silent auction. It is really cute with cotton balls in it. The swabs are in a little cream holder. They were used in restaurants in the 1950’s and before.
We bought this little hand towel in Jamaica, man.
These towels came from the Brimfield sale. Love that place.
My 84-year-old mother loves to dabble in oils. This was one of her first paintings. She has taken some classes off and on but is pretty much self-taught.
I love the way the yellow in the flowers matches the walls.
Here is a close-up of some little rose petals.
I use a reproduction sap bucket for the trash can.
I simply painted it, and then I decoupaged something I tore out of a magazine.
I roughed up the edges and made sure to cover it with a glaze to add definition.
I have had this little container for a while.
It houses the tissues and extra t.p.
I have a set of four of these prints, and they were in the upstairs hallway in our last house. Now, I use only two of them, and they ended up in the guest bath. One of the fun things about moving was to reuse some of my favorite pieces in new rooms and in new ways.
Here is one more peak before I close the door. If you would like to see other rooms I have revealed go here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Linking to Savvy Southern Style