Our Lucky is growing. He is now practicing flying in the house.
Soon we will have to make a difficult decision about his future. What a wonderful thing it has been including him in our furry and feathered family.
It is a tradition that I make a German chocolate cake for Mr. Cottage on his birthday. Another trip around the sun and another cake was made.
Sunday marked the 3rd anniversary of my mom’s passing. Funny how time stands still and flies by in the blink of an eye all at the same time.
Time doesn’t ease all pain, it just repositions it.
A vintage horror story describes our current bathroom!
I’ve always wanted a nice bathroom. By nice, I mean one that you can sit on the throne and not knock your knees on the vanity. A bathroom big enough that you can stand in and dry off after you shower or that you don’t have to turn sideways to squeeze through to get to the sink. Don’t even get me started on the cracked plaster walls, the peeling paint and the bathtub that is original to the house from 1930 – and not in a good character kind of way.
I always get a kick out of people on those home improvement shows talking about how awful their bathroom is, or the house hunters that must have double sinks and fancy this and fancy that. My thoughts have been, you have to be kidding me. If they saw my bathroom, they would pass out cold. Really, it is that bad. But that is what we have and we have lived with it for over 25 years and would have done so another 25 if not propelled into this whole house change.
Now I get to dream a little.
Future master bathroom with said runner in place – just sos I could get a feel for it.
I purchased this floor runner at Goodwill recently. It was rolled up outside out and taped and strung together so that it could not be opened and looked at. DUH – what idiot did that? I could tell that the tassels at the end were tied to perfection and in excellent condition leading me to believe it was of good quality and not some cheapo rug. It passed the smell test and rather than go through the trouble of trying to undue the tape and string I decided that for a couple bucks – I would take a chance and I hopefully would be pleasantly surprised. So I purchased the rug sight unseen. I thought it was just a small door mat sized rug, but when I got home and I unrolled it I realized it was a runner, I was like wow jack pot!
I’m beginning to think of our house renovation/addition as being a real thing and I’m able to start having a decorating vision for my spaces. I’ve chosen a vanity for the master bathroom. The home improvement store calls the vanity paint color – cyan. The small accent color in the rug is a perfect match – at least on the print out from the computer – who knows in person.
Anyway, the plan is to use this rug in front of the vanity. My design style for the bathroom is vintage eclectic farmhouse bohemian with coastal influences. Yes, I totally made that up.
I like to repurpose what I have or what I have found, not just because I’m on a tight budget. I really prefer items with character and history and a story to tell.
All about the mirrors.
I have this thing for vintage mirrors, apparently, my mother did also. I thought a fun way to use our mirror collections would be to create a collage over the bathroom vanity.
Oh, and Mr. Cottage did some work years ago for a customer who removed all the old lights in the house, including a lovely chandelier – which she gave to him. I’ve been holding on to it all this time. It will go in the new bathroom because it is totally ridiculous and over the top to have a chandelier in the loo and I’m not above that.
Here are some photos that are inspiring me.
Pinterest, how I love your ideas.
Oh, swoon! I love the white beadboard, that gray paint with the white and the ironstone with snapdragon and those mirrors!
One of my favorite mirrors is out in the hen-house, I just may have to confiscate it from the girls.
Well, that’s all for today.
Thank you for being here.