Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Bathroom

Of all the things to post after a long blogging hiatus...

Ah well, it's one of the many projects that happen to be almost complete.

The only thing it really 'needs' is a shelf to go under the medicine cabinet.

But if I waited until I found the perfect one, it would probably be another 6 months til I posted this room.

I'm just a tad picky ;)

Speaking of being picky,  I'd like to replace the lights with something vintage and find the matching sink and toilet to the bathtub, but that could take years.

So here it is, as close to finished as I could possibly get it right now.

And it's as close to what it probably looked like in 1950, which is what I wanted.

For those of you that don't know the tale of this bathroom, click here.

But here's a quick glimpse of the bathroom during the restoration:

A lot of work, but definitely worth it to me :)

More to come soon.

And by soon, I actually mean soon, not 6 months ;)



  1. So good to see you Rue!!! Your bathroom is lovely. Is that the original wallpaper? Hope you and yours are doing well and I look forward to seeing more of you. ;-)

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  2. Your bathroom looks so charming. Perhaps thrift stores in your area have that special shelf that you are looking for. If not, try They have all sorts of stuff that you can buy from them online and they will mail it to you.

  3. It looks so fresh. I love the color of those towels. I think it's goo to be picky. Wait till you find what you want. Don't settle just to have something. Good luck with the search for the matching toilet and sink. I actually think my sister may have a bath in her home that has fixtures in the rose color. I'll ask her this week when I see her. Not that she plans to pull them out. 🤗

  4. Woo-hoo, a post from Rue! You did a great job on redoing your bathroom. It's so charming. Can't wait to hear more from you. xoxo

  5. I love your bathroom! I love the wall paper.
    So glad you are back I missed reading your posts. I am picky too. I haven't hung one picture up in my living room since it's been painted because I don't know what I want to hang yet and that's been a few months now.

  6. Good to see you again Rue - a lot of work to get a bathroom the way you want it - looks great.

  7. Oh, that's gorgeous! I love what you've done. (especially the wallpaper.) I love your taste.

  8. It looks so charming! I especially love the wallpaper. Very beautiful!

  9. Nice to hear from you again Rue! The bathroom is adorable. I'm sorry you haven't found that sink top yet. It has to be out there somewhere. Wonderful you were able to salvage the wallpaper.

  10. Hello Rue,
    Your bathroom is beautiful...great job!
    I grew up in an arts and crafts bungalow, built in 1926, and we had the exact same furnace vent covers that you have in you bathroom!
    Certainly made me smile to see that your vent covers are authentic as well and so many other details in your bathroom, and I love the wallpaper~ it's wonderful!

    Smiles :)

  11. Very pretty, you nailed the 50's look! You just need to show up in a chenille robe, fluffy pink slippers, and hair curlers!

  12. Hi Rue,
    So happy to see you in my email today with a post. Miss you girl! Love love love the bathroom. You did great on this bathroom.

  13. I love it, Rue. It is so chock full of old world charm. xo Laura

  14. Love the renovation, you have captured the "50"s, my first home was built in the 60's it had a yellow sink, toilet and tub, I still loved it when we moved.
    You are missed when absent.
    Have a great day,

  15. So glad to see you posting! The bathroom looks so cozy and warm. Nice work! How did you repair the wallpaper? It looks great!

  16. It is just as sweet as sweet can be. Surely a throwback to the 50s or even the late 40s. We had an old pink toilet in storage for a long time before finally giving it away.

    I had a full lavender bathroom from the late 60s and everyone said they bet I couldn't wait to get rid of it and go all white. Well, I loved it and, years ago (talking the 90s) found a Laura Ashley wallpaper that matched it perfectly with a cream background.

    Fun post here and it is nice to see you posting!!! xo Diana

  17. I like it a lot. I am so glad you were able to save that wallpaper because it is just so pretty. You are talented my friend. Missed your posts and no they dont have to be spectacular or filled with photos. Just love hearing from 'you' about 'you'.
    Hugs sent your way.

  18. Always fun to see you pop up in my feed...especially when you pop up with a beautiful bathroom. Be well, sweet friend!

  19. It looks wonderful, Rue - and nice to see a post from you!! I'm one to talk, I think I managed one post all summer!

  20. Does your medicine cabinet have a small retractable rod underneath to hold a hand towel? I have a similar cabinet & was just curious. Adorable bathroom!!

  21. good to see a post from you and I really love the bathroom - those lights on gives it such a welcoming feel - like come on in and do what you need but at least sit around and enjoy it a bit. really love the look

  22. So nice to see you back in blogland, I love your blog, your home is beautiful, love your style. x


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