This bathroom has had some water damage in the tub area and is halfway demolished at this point. We are hoping to have the final bathroom makeover done in the next couple of months!
Here is what the bathroom has looked like from 2011 until now:
I am so happy with how it turned out!
This clock may look familliar. It usually hangs in my dining room. I just didn't have it in me to put the $5 plastic clock back up that was in here before. This one looks so much better. I guess I need to come up with something for the dining room wall!!!
These door knobs are from this house. There were so many doors when we moved in! There was a door to the kitchen, a door to the stairs, a door to the hallway. Pretty much everything had a door! We took a lot of them down so the flow was easier and more open. That left me with extra doors AND extra knobs. Now they are hooks for towels!! Door knob how to's
This medicine cabinet was my dad's. It was already old when he got it. He used it out in our barn. It had all the horse medicine in it :) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE using things that have deep personal meaning when I decorate. This would have been a cool find anyway but it is even more awesome because of the history.
I didn't do anything to the vanity this time around. I fixed it up a couple of years ago and you can read about how I added molding and new hardware to the original 1938 vanity and how I cut a hole in the floor for a laundry shoot.
The mirror!!! I am so in love with my mirror :) I had a plain Jane, builder's grade mirror. I did love that it had oodles of storage and that I could fold the side one a little and see the back of my head when curling my hair. So I didn't want to get rid of it. I just wanted to dress it up! Check out the full tutorial.
I love the rounded ceiling of the shower/bath tub! It is so fun and unique. But I didn't love the way my shower curtain was attached to the rod. So I cut off the grommits and sewed (yes, I SEWED) a pocket for the rod. It is basically like a regular window curtain. I just thought it made for a cleaner look. And it is less. . . industrial?
The only thing I am not in live with are the glass shades on the light fixture above the mirror. They are yellowish and come off as dingy. I found some fabulous seeded glass shades online but that will have to wait until I have more money.
And here is what it looked like before:
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Andrea @ Sew Divertimento
It looks great! I love the doorknobs as towel holders! Great idea with a lot of character!
Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life
It looks beautiful! I really love the door handles as towel holders. So cute and clever!
Wow! Your "new" bath is gorgeous! I love, love, love the simple rustic elegance of it all! You have done a wonderful job and should be quite proud of yourself missie :) Thanks so much for giving us a peek!!! Have a wonderful weekend...
This is gorgeous!!
Love, love, love the worn, rustic feel of it all! Especially those doorknobs. Genius!
It turned out beautiful! I love all the old and sentimental pieces in the space. The door knobs look perfect in there.
Maury @ AFabulessHome
It's so charming! I LOVE IT!
Looks awesome! I can't wait to see how you did that mirror! And I LOVE the doorknobs : )
I, too, love a neutral bathroom! There's just something so soothing and relaxing about it. Beautiful bathroom! LOVE IT!
I cant wait to see how you did the mirror! I have the same one and have always wanted to dress it up!
Wow! I love the vintage doorknobs for hooks! And the cabinet is beautiful. I love the old hinges and closure on it. I have found many peices like that in our barn and I love the look of it! You did a fabulous job. The wainscotting is beautiful. A perfect modern touch with a vintage feel. They say imatation is the best form of flattery and I may just have to imitate this bathroom! Thanks for the inspiration!
Beautiful and very inspirational!! I think the door knobs are my fave!
The bathroom turned out beautiful! Like everyone else, I love the idea of using the doorknobs for towel hooks. I have to ask again, what color did you use for the walls?
I just love your bathroom!!! The darker chocolate wainscotting is beautiful compared to the typical white. And I love how you changed the medicine cabinet. I think that milkglass shades (is that what you call beaded glass?0 on the lights will be a perfect complement and final touch to the room!!! I will be using some of these ideas when ready to remodel my small narrow bathroom!
Oh Stacy... this is lovely! You have such a knack. I LOVE the little cupboard, and the door knobs. I have a little shelf in my kitchen that was my dads. I feel the same way about it as you do your piece. Doesnt it just make them feel like they are a part of your everyday life?!
It looks great! I love the idea of using doorknobs as towel hooks...brilliant!
I love it!!!! I love the stained wainscoting with the light walls. What a fabulous idea about the door knobs! I too have extra doors with old knobs....hmmm.:) Thanks for sharing! oh and the clock looks great in there too!
I also love love love that you add such personal and meaningful touches in your home! That medicine cabinet and the door knobs- so cool! I think it's awesome that the knobs are original to the house. Great job Stacy! It all looks fab!
LOOKS FANTASTIC! I love the aged look!
What a beautiful bathroom and I love how you used the door knobs from your house and the old medicine cabinet. Love things with a history and story to tell.
Looks fabulous! Every detail is just splendid!
I love the mirror and doorknobs. The dark beadboard looks great too. The cabinet above the toilet is awesome.
okay the doorknobs are SOOOO cute and a genius idea! ;) LOVE It!
kim@too much time
Whew, that medicine cabinet has me drooling, lady! And the knobs are perfect as towel holders-and way cuter than any towel holders I have seen! Great Job!
I love the doornobs and the medicine cabinet.
I love neutral colours in the bathroom
Amazing! You did such a great job with everything. I love the mirror and doorknobs especially.
I admire you so for doing such a great job. Great ideas and great execution. Love the dark beadboard wainscoting and the cheeky doorknobs. Sigh. I have to enjoy vicariously what I'd love to see in my own house. Thanks.
Jenn @ I Am Not Superwoman
Love the bathroom. Very cute. And the door knob towel holders, awesome idea.
wow! i love the mirror and the door nobs and the curve of the shower! so pretty! you did a beautiful job!
I love the doorknobs as a towel rack. Very clever!
Love it! Looks fabulous!
Wow such fabulous ideas! Love the door knobs! Could you use the frosted spray paint on your glass shades for a quick makeover( til the seeded ones can be obtained)? I used it on some that were on a ceiling fan that hated. Worked great and was only $5.00.
Funky Junk Interiors
I. LOVE. THIS!
Those door knobs drive me crazy. They are the perfect addition that make your space even more special. The cabinet gets a standing ovation too!
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I love it!! I am totally in love with the handle hooks! What a fab idea!
This is the type of bathroom I want....like the color combo...LOVE the "uniqueness"! (is that a word...oh well, you know what I mean)!
LOVE what you did & I love those doorknobs too!! New follower here :)
Dana @ Cooking at Cafe D
This might sounds silly but I love your floor heating vent grate. You can see it in one of the photos. Those door knobs are gorgeous - but they are even more special since they came from the home. Sorta like your Dad's medicine cabinet. Truly special.
OK...the doorknobs - GENIUS ! and I love the rod pocket shower curtain idea . looks great like that. great job !!!
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Anita @ GoingalittleCoastal
Those doorknobs make great hooks. They are too pretty not to use! I am in love with that little cabinet. It's perfect for that spot and aged to perfection too!
All I can say is WOW. The details are great!
Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes
Making bathrroms pretty is one of the things I struggle with. I've put off redoing my bathroom because it is pretty bad. It has those horrible orange cabinets from the 90s, brass fixtures, and a very odd layout and some funky angles. Not a lot I will be able to tackle this time around except paint and accessories, so it will be interesting what I come up with.
Loving what you did with the medicine cabinet and the door knobs. Makes me think of my 100+ year old childhood home because it had the crystal doorknobs like that in the older part of the house. Makes me wish my family had taken one of them when we moved, especially considering the last time we drove by "the house", we learned it had been torn down.
Have a great weekend!
I love all you've done -- especially love your Dad's medicine cabinet. It looks great!
AMAZING. Looks wonderful! The doorknobs are especially unique and fabulous. Would you consider linking it to my new linky party, Refresh Your Nest Fridays? I'd love to show it off to my readers!
Beautiful room! Love the vintage doorknobs as hooks! What a terrific idea! Thanks for sharing.
Oh My Goodness!!! LOVE IT!! Your Bathroom looks beautiful1 I really like the nobs as hooks for the towels.. such a clever idea :)
I love this! So much. So rustic/country and clean looking. I love the door knobs!!
Very beautiful bath!!! Can you please share the paint color and stain you used? Where did you find the paisley eyelet fabric? My fav detail is your Dad's cabinet...well done!
Have you heard of the Habitat for Humanity Restores? The one in my city has seeded glass shades for $5...
Those doorknob hooks are the greatest!! So creative. Awesome idea! I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!
Wow.... what a beautiful bathroom. I'm so used to seeing beadboard painted white. I love that you stained yours such a beautiful color. I think the door knob towel holders are my favorite element.
Gorgeous! I adore the knobs and the mirror frame! Makes me want to get my butt in gear and do something major in my house!
Great idea using the mason jar to hold cotton balls. I've kept the bag of them under my sink for so long because I hadn't thought of anything cool to put them in. Grabbing that mason jar from my kitchen now. Thanks for sharing! Your bathroom looks great!
I love everything about your bathroom, but my favorite has got to be the door knob towels hooks! Such a great idea and so cute! I really like what you did with the mirror as well. I'm so using that someday.
~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
Your bath is lovely! I really like your changes. The tub area is beautiful!
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I'm telling you, there is nothing like a deadline to make one work a whole lot faster! Tv deadlines are awesome for making one's husband get THAT project done. You should totally try it out.
Your mirror is beyond fabulous! LOVE it!!!
Your bathroom is beautiful! I love the old antique doorknobs as towel holders! I am going to have to keep an eye out for those when I go salvaging.
I love your new bathroom! My favorite thing is the door knobs you used as towel hooks! So clever!
Great bathroom! You did a great job! I can't wait to hear more about the mirror. We also just remodeled (on the cheap) our large bathroom upstairs. We found great seeded glass light covers at Lowes for very inexpensive. Thanks for sharing!
Jessica @ Balancing the Dream
wow!!! i am seriously impressed!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the door knobs!!!
Love the medicine cabinet. Love It! Nice vintage touches all around.
Wow I love the old cabinet that was your dads! That is so cool & so great that you know where it comes from & part of it's history, love that!
Love the knobs as hangers--looks awesome!
the old wall cabinet is my fav!
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I love everything about your new bathroom from the colors to the door knobs. Would you mind sharing the "how to" for the door knob towel hangers? I love the idea they are mounted to the wall individually instead of a board then hung on the wall. Any advice on how to connect the knob to the knob plate would be appreciated. Thank you, Robin
Did you get a response on the "how to" for mounting the door knobs to the wall? I would love to know the exact same thing!
Those doorknobs are to die for....Featured you on my blog today, swing by if you'd like:
Love the use of the old doorknobs. I have collected quite a few of them and I think I will steal your idea and do that in my bathroom. Thanks for a lovely reveal.
you have talent bravoo
just stumbled across your blog and saw that you have the same vanity mirror that we have. Mine was also just mounted on the wall, until I got crazy with the sledgehammer. Yep. The sledgehammer. Those vanities are designed to set flush with the drywall. Before removing the mirror, I traced the outline of the cabinet with a pencil. Then I removed the mirror. I used a sledgehammer to break the drywall (actually plaster, because it's an older house also). After I marked where the electrical line was at that ran to the light above the mirror, I cut out the penciled opening with my jigsaw. I had to use a handsaw to finish cutting through the studs since the jigsaw blade didn't go that deep. Just the way a window is framed out with studs, I cut 2" x 4"s to go in between the studs horizontally right below the cut out - like a ledge for the vanity to sit on. I inserted the vanity and anchored it with 2" wood screws to the studs on the top and the bottom. It made a HUGE difference not sticking out from the wall the way it did before - it really opened up the bathroom! Since you seem to be pretty fearless like I am with powertools - go for it!
Stacey - Have you considered buying a small jar of glass paint and changing the colour of your light shades :)
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
Great job - love the old medicine chest of your dad's and those doorknob hooks! Great way to update the mirror too.
I have been looking EVERY WHRE for the dark stain color on your bathroom #1 wood on the lower half of the walls. What is the brand and color name? I am doing a bar room with an english theme and have the exact wood for the lower half of my walls. The top is a Brittish Racing Green paint and will set the stain off perfectly. Thank you for the help. email@example.com
You mentioned not liking the light fixtures..you should use mason jars here! Looks fantastic!
I really love the dark bead board. It really makes the space.
This is my FAVORITE towel hanging apparatus EVER!!! You are so clever. :)
I just pinned it.
I just posted something scheduled for Wednesday morning. I included a photo of your bathroom doorknob towel rack. I also just checked my gmail, and 75 people have already re-pinned it!
OK I love the shower curtain. I wish i would have thought of that for my last Bathroom remodel. Anywho I also love the creativity of using the door knobs for towel holders.
LOVE the medicine cabinet! How LUCKY are you to have all of those old door knobs in your house already!? Awesome job!
really love this bathroom! the medicine cabinet is my favorite. nice work!
Question on the wainscoting - Is that a stain for the color or paint? We are moving into an old farmhouse that has wainscoting (a salmon color), and I love the look of your bathroom (in particular the color of the wainscoting). Just curious what you used for the color.
I love your site, everything you've done is beautiful! You are so talented. You've enspired me to start working on some things I've been putting off at my house. Thank your
Hi Stacy! I just found your blog via Home Stories A to Z Link Party. I just love what you're doing with your home. It's so beautiful, elegant and simple. Excited to spend more time on here as I find it very inspiring! Thank you for sharing your projects! - Newest follower! :)
Shabby Sweet Tea
Door knob towel holders.... genius! Your dads cabinet is to die for. How special that you have it!
I love your Dad's little cabinet it's so cute. I makes me wish I had taken my husbands cabinet that was in the milk house at our dairy. Too bad I didn't read this about 8 years ago when we retired and sold our dairy. I also wish I had taken the doornobs from the dairy they had pretty glass nobs.
I think it would look really cute to have a small shelf under the beautiful clack with a trailing plant sitting on it and maybe a clear glass or two in interesting shapes to put q-tips in and cotton balls. Just a thought.
I love what you did to your bathroom. I like what you did with the wood around your mirror very nice. I have and old medicine cabinet in my bathroom and it is ugly. I have thought of framing it somehow. Maybe with decorative molding. Then I would need to buy a miter box. Years ago I had a miter box and one of my sons wanted to use it. He thought there was something wrong with it and tried to fix what he thought was wrong. LOL It went in the trash and I never bought another one. Thank you for sharing your beautifuly decorated bathroom pictures : )
love the doorknobs. i am going to have to remember this for when we move... great idea since my husband CANNOT for the life of him hang his towel neatly. problem solved!
Christina at SWEET HAUTE
The mirror is so romantic!
Christina at SWEET HAUTE
I too would like to know more about your wainscoating as I have it in my bathroom in a lighter color. I redid our bath last year and one of the things we did was install an antique claw foot tub and the wainscoating has never looked right to me. I wanted to paint it but hubby nixed that idea; however I'm thinking he might go for the darker chocolate brown and I love yours! Is it stain or paint? I'm hoping paint since mine already has a stain on it and I don't really want to strip it.
I love the door knobs as a towel rack. I am going to copy them to use as a place to hang my dogs' leashes inside the back door. I think the seeded glass shades will be perfect!
Older homes are so full of charm. I love mine, including my laundry chute.
I love your bathroom! It deff has that cabin warm rustic feel. So creative & different!!!
hey, i don't know if you have splurged on new light shades yet; but another idea may be to simply color in the silver part with an antique gold color; or a dark brown. If you aren't sold on the idea, it could be an in-between idea till you save up for the new shades :)
Stacy I'm interested in putting some door knobs such as yours in our guest bathroom. What holds the actual knob on the rod? And are the plates behind the knobs screwed on the wall?
I emailed you :)
Do you have instructions about how you installed tge doorknobs?? I am doing the same and am having issues with the installation....any help would be appreciated! Thanks!