A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

O ne of my most favorite houses ever is my blogging buddy . I know she is becoming quite popular, but I discovered her long ago so we go way back and I am pretty sure I am her BBFF (grin). In fact, her craft room was featured on my blog late last year, that is how far back we go.

Her house is one of those rambling big old family houses (I think it is in the Midwest) that just feels like home to me. Not only is the home gorgeous, but you can see through her fantastic blog that her focus is on the life she creates for her family, not on trying to impress us with her decorating skill. That makes her a kindred spirit because she really emulates what I feel is an authentic life.

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

You can’t help but love her when you see her family kitchen. Glamorous with a chandelier yet homey with seven chairs lined up around the counter ready for their family pancakes. Love her.

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

Her whole house is beautiful, but today we are here to focus on her new old bathroom. I say new old because while it is a new bathroom, she combined antique elements and style to make it feel like it has been in her home all along. It complements her home perfectly. It is a retreat she deserves as the gorgeous mom of five! Let’s take a peek:

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

Could you just die to soak in that tub? Meg says she’s never been so clean. I’d be a prune.

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

Now, check out this old buffet. You know I don’t like to paint so this makeover is truly inspiring to me…this is the before picture. Look below for the stunning after photo…WOW! A white coat of paint can really make an amazing difference.

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

Do you see that adorable little mirrored table with the birdcage on it? Here, let’s look a little closer:

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

She bought that fabulous mirrored table for $12 at an antique store and scraped the paint off the mirrored legs herself. She is amazing! And what is even more amazing, she knows how to conceal! Yes, I caught her trying to get away with a unidentified concealment and I am capturing it here for you all to see. Look at this:

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

Modern stereo equipment, CONCEALED! Let this be a lesson to all of you. Don’t you try to sneak a concealment onto your blog without me noticing. I can spot these a mile away and I will expose them for all to see. I love this concealment.

This is the perfect new old bathroom, old and charming, yet blissfully new. Thanks, Meg, for letting me feature your private getaway! I love to share inspiring rooms from readers, so feel free to share YOURS with me!

A New Old & Inspiring Bathroom

photos: copyright used by permission

Sweet Escape: Blog Talk Radio & Beach Style

Sweet Escape: Blog Talk Radio & Beach Style

What a week! I had lots going on this week, so I am glad it is finally Friday!

I know I promised you all a link to my Blog Talk Radio appearance on The “O” Myth, so it is. It was so fun chatting (live!) with the delightful hosts of that program, Brandie, , and Krista of . So as a little diversion from the usual blog reading, feel free to pour yourself a cup of coffee and listen in our our conversation about decorating and the William Morris quote: “Have nothing in your house which you do not find to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

Sweet Escape: Blog Talk Radio & Beach Style

Paula from is hosting a Photo Story Friday today where she is asking people to post photos of anything regarding design or our homes. Feel free to join in! In my post today, I am sharing a couple of images from one of my favorite shops in Cannon Beach, . I have a growing fondness for “classy beach and relaxed summer decor” and this store really captures that for me! I It is a beautiful place to spend lots of time browsing and absorbing ideas. I love it!

Sweet Escape: Blog Talk Radio & Beach Style

Sweet Escape: Blog Talk Radio & Beach Style

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

photos by: Larysa Michaels (taken at Cannon Beach Shop, )

Blog Talk Radio: The “O” Myth, click to listen in!

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