Monday, December 9, 2013

If The Walls of This Old House Could Tell a Story…Another Trip To the Bathroom…

In my last post in this series, I finished showing you around My Cowboy’s 108 year old house.  
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Until today you all have only seen the BEFORE photos…and have taken a weekly tour through the progress in each room.  

Today…we are going to start the best part of the tours to date….TODAY WE START THE DECORATED SPACES!

I have so much to show you guys, that I had a hard time deciding where to start!   I could have started with the first small bedroom that I showed you weeks ago…or the master bedroom…or the living room…or the hallway/staircase…or the kitchen…or the bathroom!   They are all looking SO good that it was a hard choice to make! 

After much deliberation…I decided that in spite of the fact that it is not completely finished yet…(there are still a few little things that the Cowboy needs to do,) I would pick up right where I left off…in my favorite room of the house…the one where I got to have as much fun creating it as I wanted to …the bathroom.

Lets get started:

When last we met I left you in right about here.
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And NOW…

…are you ready to help?????

Let’s decorate!!!

The first thing I did when the construction part of this room was finished…was head to the storage unit and grab a few things that I had been plotting and scheming to use in this house.   I am a decorator…and that means I more than likely have a few things kicking around that are not in use in my own house right now…(I like to rotate things once and a while…that way I don’t get sick of them…) What?  Doesn’t everyone do that?  Smile

Once I had a good selection of “stuff” to choose from established…I loaded up and headed back to Minburn to get the fun started!    I unpacked the boxes of my Cowboy’s things that he had collected to use in this house…and after I mumbled several times about his ‘cowboy taste’ and how silly some of his decorating items were…I got to work. 
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Do you recognize the piece holding the towels ?   Yep…it is the one I used in my old house in the main floor bathroom!   I don’t have any space to use it in my house right now…and I love it…so…why not use it in this house???   I added some towels in the color scheme of this room…and finally added some ‘hunting towels.’   Yes…you are seeing things correctly…that IS a hand towel with Deer on it.   Yes it is for real…it is one of the Cowboy’s favorite towels….and NO I was not surprised that he had it.   Smile   
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Grammie and Grampie purchased this little gem for the Cowboy last Christmas as a gag gift…bet they never thought it would come in handy!  lol
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A wooden tool box tipped upside down, becomes a great place to hang towels, and the top can be used as a shelf!
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We found this old wooden crate in the basement of the house.  It came from a grocery store that used to be in Minburn a long time ago…makes a great display for old medicine bottles and his Deer toothbrush holder…
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This baby hangs in the bathroom above the door.

I had to do a little imaginative thinking when it came to the shower area of this room…The tub is teensy…but we intended it that way.   We need some type of shower curtain that will go all the way around, and since we live in a small town... we could not find one that was already made…so…
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…Until such time, that we find one, I made my own! 
It works great…just not as attractive as the ones you can buy…but for now it is just right.
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Since we don’t have a traditional tub and shower…the shower curtain that Cowboy has, needed to be put up as a decoration.   I found this old wooden hanger in a closet upstairs…it works great as a fun way to hang the “loyal to the hunt” shower curtain. I simply drilled a hole in each end and added some twine.
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Ta-Da!
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I went outside and found myself a fairly decent looking chunk of tree trunk in the fire wood pile…cleaned it up and sprayed it with a sealant.  It will be PERFECT to hold…
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..This baby!
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The original plan was that we were going to plumb the old pump in and make it the water spout for the tub…but decided against it as there were no fittings that we could find to make it work…so…it is there as a decoration…and placed so as to appear that it is the tap.
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This old ammunitions box from the military base here in our town, was a gift from the old poop that lives next door to me…I cleaned it right up…and put a sealant on it.    It now not only functions as a bench to sit on…
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It now holds the towels and spare toiletries for the bathroom.
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I still need to put something on to finish the countertop around the sink, but we are not sure if that sink stand is going to stay, so I am waiting.  
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This bathroom is coming together! 

Everyone who walks into it LOVES it.  It is filled with such personality...and so much whimsy!

I will leave you with a couple of photos of the interior of this room.   I had SO much fun creating this bathroom!!!   It just makes me smile to look in here and see all the fun finishing touches…it’s definitely a room with a great sense of humor…
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I searched and searched my computer for even ONE good photo of the Cowboy’s bathroom that did NOT have the toilet seat up…but to no avail…so I have to share this photo…and start training that Cowboy to PUT THE SEAT DOWN!!!!!

I am excited about the piece that I picked to use as a shower head…it is super fun…I wish we had not run out of time to do all of the finishing touches before our deadline…but that gives me something to do in the spring…baseboards, trims etc are things that a Cowboy can live without for a few months.   (I guess that means that I will be taking you on another tour of the bathroom once there has been more work done)  Hopefully by the time the photos of the completed work is done…one of us remembers to PUT THE DAMN TOILET SEAT DOWN! 
 
          -just sayin’

Until Next Time…Happy Junkin’/ Renovating/ Decorating!

*)*)*)…Strength isn't the ability to hide emotions, strength is the ability to show them

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Did you miss a post or two in the 108 year old house series?
Article #1  If The Walls Of This Old House Could Tell A Story…The Saddest Chapter Is About To End.

Article #2   If Walls Could Tell A Story…The 108 Year Old House…On The Inside

Article #3  If The Walls Of This Old House Could Tell a Story…The Small Bedroom In The 108 Year Old House

Article #4 If the Walls Of This Old House Could Tell a Story…The Master Bedroom

Article #5  If the walls Of This Old House Could Tell a Story…The Kitchen In The 108 Year Old House

Article #6 If the Walls Of This Old House Could Tell a Story…The Staircase/Hallway of the 108 Year Old House

Article #7  If the Walls Of This Old House Could Tell A Story…The Living Room In the 108 Year Old House
Article #8 If the Walls Of This Old House Could Tell A Story…The Bathroom in the 108 Year Old House

12 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

WOW ! Great bathroom decorating. Was waiting for your post to see what you were working on.
Joy

Michele Reynolds said...

Sweet! I <3 that wood slat board paneling!!!!!!! Just saw someone use that in an office closet redo!

Terra said...

Tootsie you have created a fabulous bathroom perfect for your cowboy, and everyone who enters it will smile. I admire your talent.

Nell at njschout said...

What a fun project!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Another BRAVO Atta girl job Toots..I admire all your fun talent my dear friend..Hugs from my snowy mountain top to yours..Gloria

9405018--Pat said...

Way to go great job!!!!! can't wait for more what a wonderful job soooooo far.....thanks for sharing...Pat H

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I had fallen behind in your updates. Wow you've been busy. Love it. It's cute, rustic, charming, functional and UNIQUE!!!!

Patty Sumner said...

Me and my hubby are in the process of our 4th remodel....This one is a "sticker".....lol.... Seriously, I think it is one of the most difficult processes you can enter in to. You have done a great job. So much work....There is a great satisfaction in doing the work on your own and much easier on the budget....Blessings!

Joani said...

It looks fabulous. I love all the country/ranch/hunting stuff in there. You did such a great job. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week and stay warm!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

How fun to decorate a home with so much charm and being able to add such unique and one of a kind features! So cool!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

siteseer said...

you have such a flair for this kind of stuff :) And as much as I come here to check the progress on the old house I really love to look at your beautiful flowers on your header lol It's way to early to be wanting Spring lol

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Love the house, Tootsie! Isn't it fun putting your personality into a space? Maybe that's what the Cowboy is doing by leaving the seat up. lol

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage