Sunday, April 18, 2010

Playing in A Half Bath

Playing in the Half Bath, or Ladies Parlor, as I prefer to call it.
I like to change the names of people, places, and things.
I haven't got a decorating clue, so I will plaster the walls with old cat pictures, and stuff I already have.

The room was already freshly painted. A new color for me, and I find it refreshing.
It reminds me of  Linda K. althought it is not exactly Robins Egg Blue.

I love the saying on the old box, I don't remember where I got half the stuff I got. Not proper english, and I love that, just plain talk.
The China doll is dated 1873, she is missing some things, head poorly glued on, I can relate.

I started hanging things just because. I have given everything a good disenfecting, but the dredded grout is very old and needs special attention. How annoying.
The Curtians will be changed.

I hung a piece of old crochet on the built in towel bar over the toilet. The bar does not come out, and the porcelain cannot be removed without taking out a few tiles. Not doing new tiles just now.

I have had this old cat picture for eons, it matches better than the color shows here.
And I always have PennyWinkle to supervise,,,everything! Little stinker.

I bought this pen,,($7.00),,probably a mistake,,,I am going to try it before I break out the "acid".
I will let you know. My sister, Melodie, told me about seeing it on HGTV, this is a different brand Mel.
Simonize Fix It Grout is better according to them, as it goes in deep, and eats the oils and grime build up...gross.
You have to order it on line, and I didn't want to wait, or pay postage.
A couple days later.....IT WORKS! I now have totally white grout that looks like new.
A few tricks to it, do a little at a time with good light, a wet paper towel didn't work for me, I used my fingers to remove excess from the tiles washing with soap and water...and,, learn to stand on your head! LOL
I am so looking forward to the back of the
The main bath is white and yellow tile,,,another new color...yellow...
The porcelain soap dish and toothbrush holder is permanent,,,must disguise...and more grout lines!
That is what I will be doing this week.
Hope your week is Refreshing!


Zan Asha said...

WOW! Sounds like you are busy! The renovations look so lovely--love what you did with the blue bathroom!

Diane said...

It's looking wonderful. I love the way you put things together. Diane

Anonymous said...

Hi Marcie!
Love both of your bathrooms~~the colors are both so pretty!
I am sure Miss Priss Penny does supervise every little detail. She is nosy like my Bella~~silly kitties:)!

Have fun!

Shelley Noble said...

You're doing a great job, Marcie! I too love the doll and the saying on that great old box!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Marcie, "Ladies Parlor" is a lovely word. I like the colors you have in there and your shelf decoration is beautiful! The bunny is such a cutie and the glass jar with the charlotte and the old boxes looks wonderful. The lace you have put around the wooden box is too die for.

Dorthe said...

Dear Marcie,
your Ladies parlor, is a beautifull place , the color is lovely, and your decorations on the little shelf, so sweet.
I love the cats pictures,they goes beautifully with the walls color, and they are darling drawings.
xo Dorthe

RosesMarijke said...

I loooooove your bathroom...gorgeous details!!


Terri Kahrs said...

Oh, look how pretty that color is in your "ladies parlor"! And that touch of lace over the towel rack is a touch of genius! Who'll be looking at the grout with your gorgeous goodies scattered around?!? Seriously, Marcie, good luck with your "renovations". It's already looking marvelous! Hugs, Terri soso

Rebecca said...

Hi Marcie
You have been working hard and with great results! Your "ladies parlor" looks great...
Have a wonderful week.

Wren Cottage said...

How adorable are you?!? What a cute bathroom! love your ideas of "hiding" things with lace, this is something I am always doing! I love the kitty picture and the contrasts of the older things with the new fresh paint...Thanks for showing us the ladies parlor ;) and your clever way of thinking of things.
{{hugs}} to you sweet Marcie!

Myrna said...

What do you mean by "I don't have a decorating clue?" Your bathroom is FABULOUS!! I am so thrilled you're showing parts of your home.
I love having lots 'o stuff in the gives people something to gaze on whilst there sitting there! ;-)
My personal collection in our guest bath are those old mottos, do you know what I mean? They're sweet poems on beautiful illustrations. I'm always on the lookout for those..
Love your kitty collection idea!
Great job!

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Good luck with the grout, it is terrible stuff to clean.
Your bathroom is wonderful

Mimi said...

I think it all looks so cute together!!! I will have to see about that grout pen!!! great idea!!!
Love the painted walls color!!!
Your black cat is cute!!!
have a blessed week

Coleen said...

you are the decorating Queen!!! You can make anthing ugly look beautiful...just the way you can make me feel that all will be ok...I do Believe!!!

Heart Hugs,

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Marcie, everything is BEAUTIFUL!! I love that you're pulling out your treasures and displaying when you're in that room, you will always smile :) I think you decorate wonderfully!!! Thanks so much for giving us a peek, hugs and love to you, Dawn

stefanie said...

it is soooo gorgeous!! I love it all.

jonny said...

Beautiful bathroom love your shelf! and your sign and your vintage pictures.
When I moved in there was a hot pink plastic tile, not having the money I primed with a bonding primer and painted a high gloss beige so it still looked like tile and I used a regular paint marker to make the grout white and its still there after 12 years I have never seen your pen ill have to look for it for my kitchen. Thanks for sharing, Have a great day.Jonny

Denise Marie said...

wonderful post!! looks like you are making it all work. the pen is a great trick.

Eastlake Victorian said...

What cute touches in your bathrooms! I love the robin's egg blue with the white accents in the half bath. So feminine!


Boxwood Cottage said...

You created a gorgeous oasis Marcie!
xoxo~ Carola