Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Downstairs Bathroom Revisited...Again


We gave our downstairs bathroom a little spring lift. We did two things...put on a fresh coat of paint (Benjamin Moore's Simply White), and...

...added some new floral shower curtains (which also happen to be organic). I love the bright yellow, especially as we come into summer. 

The art is the same. 

The furniture is the same. 

But yet, those two simple changes offer a nice little pick me up. 

It's wonderful that a simple can of paint and a few new shower curtains can be so reinvigorating. 

This is the first year I made a bouquet from our white lilac bush. Mostly because the white lilac bush is about ten feet tall - and with rather sparse blossoms. Thus, I had to do some acrobatics to get to the flower blossoms on top! 

They filled the room with a heavenly spring fragrance for days. 

58 comments :

Hopscotch Dandelions said...

Your house is the cutest!
Love the new shower curtains!

Mel said...

Love the artwork, did you buy it?

Miranda said...

Beautiful! I love the new curtains and paint. It's so fresh and bright!

Blue Fruit said...

what a stunning room! So fresh with the floral theme ~ I think I can smell the lilac from Australia.

pve design said...

I want to paint that first image! How fresh!!!
pve

FlowerLady said...

Very sweet and summery looking.

Red Door Home said...

Beautiful!

Rhonda said...

Looks very nice! I like the shower curtains. :)

PrimHearted said...

Your bathroom is very pretty! We are going to be doing ours over also and I am debating on a theme. Yours gave me inspiration! We also have the shutters on the window.

Anonymous said...

Trina. You had to know that the questions would start..."Where did you order the shower curtains from??? As always..very nice!!! Ellen R.

Anonymous said...

Found my answer.....Ellen R.

Hazel said...

Your home is so beautifully light, it's truly lovely.

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Lovely to be sure.... shower curtain is a breath of fresh air.

Maddie

Melissa said...

So beautiful! We are in the middle of our own bathroom renovations-- your lovely bath was at the front of my mind as I planned our own space.

Cali said...

I love these changes (I also loved the blue too)!
I remember watching an episode of Sarah's house and she put yellow in the bathroom and I absolutely loved it. Looks clean and bright and cheerful. Perfect!

hooper and Ann said...

I'm loving the crisp look of the flowers and of course the claw foot. So pretty!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS!!

Adrienne said...

I love the changes you made. Your shower curtains are gorgeous and the lilacs are the perfect touch for your room! I can almost smell them now.
~Adrienne~

hometown girl said...

just lovely! i'm wondering where you purchased your hardware for the shower ring? i have an old tub as well and would like to add a curtain. susan

WhimSea Designs said...

So beautiful! I always enjoy seeing you photos of your home!! I LOVE how everything is white in your home too. It's fresh and inviting. Plus when your back drop is white it allows you to freshen up the look in each room from season to season by simply changing out the linens and accessories!

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

It's beautiful. Such a cheery shower curtain with the pops of yellow. I am loving your bathroom floor tiles. :)

lizziefitz said...

I love it! Reminds me of a gorgeous bathroom Sarah Richardson did in her farm house. You always make white walls work. They always look fresh and finished. Every time I try to use white walls it looks like I have primed the walls and they are waiting for paint?

Julie Wasson said...

beautiful curtains. My bathroom needs a pick me up but we are still living with pink 50s tile. What can I do with that?

Shana said...

Simply Beautiful!

Barb McFaden said...

Once again....You inspire me!! So PERFECTLY.....PERFECT!!!

We all want to move in!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Lovely! I like how the yellow floral shower curtain pops against the white neutral backdrop.

I really need to find a white lilac bush. They grow wonderfully here, but purple is so much more common. White would be dreamy!

Jan's camera said...

Hi, I love the light fixture. Where did you find that. The whole room is very pretty. Thanks.

Liz @ MaisonTwenty3 said...

Started following your blog not to long ago...absolutely love this bathroom. So clean but still cozy and happy.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. How did you ever find the time?
xoxo Dianne

kathy said...

I like it! It is fun to change things up a bit.

bj said...

This is just breathtaking..so clean and crisp and FULL OF CHARM.
One of these photos is going into my next "LOOK WHAT I FOUND" series...if it's ok with you.
xoxo bj

Passionate for White said...

It's so very beautiful in all its simplicity.

Violets Are Blue said...

Love your new bathroom, so fresh. Regarding lilac blooms (check with your garden centre first to see if its appropriate for your area)...we had moved into a new house in Calgary, AB. There was a gigantic bush in the back yard. The first year I had to have a garden so we cut back the bush by at least 1/2 (probably 10 ft as yours is) and hauled in dirt and landscaped around it. The next spring BOY was I surprised!!! Tons of lilac blooms! I told my neighbour and she said the same thing happened to her mother only the horses had got loose the summer before and chewed the bushes down, but the next spring she was rewarded with more blossoms. Thought this might be helpful for you to get as many blooms as possible as it is a short but sweet time we have with lilacs. Patty/BC

Joyce said...

It looks great, I love the artwork! I have paper quilled japanese ladies in mine- something a bit different

~Bettie said...

This is beautiful! I love reading your blog and dreaming of having my own farmhouse someday. Thanks for sharing your home with us all.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the shower curtain...it looks so refreshing for summer!

XO,
Jane

Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

Love this all of the pictures are just so pretty! I need to change a few things to.

Anonymous said...

Would love to have this bathroom. The shower curtain is just beautiful.

Paula Jo @ Home Decor Accents said...

You done a great job on the bathroom. I love the shower curtains. Sunflowers are just beautiful, and they are my home state flower.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I absolutely love the shower curtain. What a gorgeous pop of color in a soft way! Wonderfully done, just the right amount!
Yvonne

5th and state said...

you make it look so easy, love the fresh summer country scene.......crisp and clean.....can almost smell the subtle floral scent and feel the breeze
xx
debra

Dianne said...

I love it! Are the actually shower curtains or did you modify draperies (I did that once and it worked)?

Cy @ Gianna Fair Trade said...

It looks so relaxing... perfect for de-stressing the mind and the body as well. Really nice!

Jenn said...

The bathroom looks wonderful, I how much color the shower curtain provides. Turns out it's on sale currently and now I like it even more!

Gail said...

Pretty shower curtains! Where did you purchase them? Oh, and the lilacs are stunning!

Happy Spring & Summer!

Gail

Exchange Hosting Service said...

I really liked the floral curtains!

AshTreeCottage said...

So pretty and fresh!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Ankis liv på landet said...

Trina! What a lovley house you have.
Have a nice day!

Anki from Sweden

Mary Lou said...

Oh, what I would give for a sunny soak in your tub! I never saw white lilacs that I know of but maybe I just didn't know what they were. I love the room....

Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co said...

gorgeous!

Kerry Rossow said...

Oooooh! Aaaaaaaaah! Let me grab some bubble bath, and I am ready!

bj said...

Just to let you know I featured your bath on my blog today. :)
Come by and pick up your I WAS FEATURED button at the top of my blog. We ALL love FEATURED buttons. :))
xo bj

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

So pretty! Love the clean, fresh look... so important in a bathroom, don't you think? :)

Kalona Mincey said...

LOL! Acrobatic moves, huh? Sometimes, you really have to sacrifice a bit to make everything beautiful. Anyway, those lilacs can relax you whenever you enter your bathroom. And that curtain perfectly uplifted the mood!

Anonymous said...

HI Trina-- Love the bathroom make-over --I can see others asked but did not see a response--were the yellow floral shower curtains purchased, modified curtains, or handmade? fellow renovation enthusiast--suze

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Suze,
The link is in bold 'floral shower curtains.' They are from Pottery Barn.
Trina

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Hi there!! I love your bathroom! Its soo cute!! And I do love the new curtains!! :) Have a great day! Would love if you'd stop by my blog sometime :) ~Hugs~

Susan said...

Have the same tub in my bathroom and love it! I can not find the shower rod that hangs from the ceiling though, help would love any info on where to purchase. Thanks so much. Susan

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