French Country Bathroom Makeover


I am so excited to share our updated Master Bath today! We have a very small Master Bath so getting pictures of this space proved a bit difficult! I hope you enjoy the photos anyway!


I try to make every area in my home special, even if it is a very small space. The bathroom update was missing something special in my opinion, until I spotted a swan faucet in a historical home while browsing facebook. I quickly started researching swan faucets and found this gorgeous gold swan faucet on Amazon. She is so delicate and graceful and definitely the star of the update! I splurged on her and didn't even tell my husband before I bought her!






Lets take a peek into the the master bath. The blush pink ruffled shower curtain I have had for years and I love it! Its from Kohls and is from Lauren Conrad's bath collection.






Below is what the master bath looked like when we purchased Welch House. The sticky tiles were coming off of the floor and the shower was very odd! All I remember about the shower was that it was super small. The opening was very small and it had some kind of odd tile inside. The shower was also leaking into the foyer downstairs and had caused a large hole to form in the ceiling. My husband installed a new shower before we moved in and had to open the wall a quite a bit to get it installed.






This is the after photo. We installed ceramic tiles on the wall and floor that looks similar to marble. I love marble and one day I hope to have real marble installed in here! We did everything ourselves which made for an interesting experience as neither one of us had ever tiled anything before!






I love to mix textures so I decided to install faux tin tiles on the upper walls.





I found the french sconces at a thrift store. They add a romantic touch to the bathroom.






The Swan faucet just gets me every time I see it! The detail is amazing! My little boy says that the swan faucet makes it feel like our house is a castle now:)






I replaced the vintage sink with a new pedestal sink. I did keep the old one though, I may even reinstall it someday!






I love the look of vintage cabinets that everyone is using in their bathrooms these days. I was able to find a french corner cabinet locally, that actually fit my small space!






The top shelf holds my face creams and little trinkets.







I loved my Grandma's bathroom when I was growing up. She always had little trinkets sitting on her counter along with ornate hand mirrors and hairbrushes. She would have baskets with decorative soaps that were in shapes of angels and roses. I'm always drawn to the pretty things that my Grandma had. I was thrilled to find the "Rings and Things" trinket holder years ago, as my Grandma had the same one in her bathroom which she would store her rings in.






This is another "before" view of the master bath.







Now my french corner cabinet resides in this space. When I brought this cabinet home it was yellow from smoke and smelled really bad. I painted the inside white and then giled the outside with gold paint and finished it off with dark wax.











I am really clumsy and broke the second glass shelf, so I will have to get another made. The bottom area is perfect for folded towels.








I found this beautiful rose painting at the Goodwill store for half price! I only paid $1.50.








Its absolutely beautiful in my eyes.







I love the marble tiles on the walls.






Another thing that my Grandma had in her bathroom was an amazing vintage glam scale. I remember it was a deep pink and looked like a hand held gold mirror where the scale numbers were. I always weighed myself every time I went to her house! lol






A couple of years ago I spotted  this vintage pink scale at a junk store for $2.00. I was hesitant to purchase it because it had pink fur all over it and it was no longer pink, but matted and brown. But..... it was pink and cheap so I bought it! lol. I tore off the ugly fur and hope to find pink fur to replace it someday, but for now it looks okay to me! I wouldn't advise weighing yourself on it though, as it makes you 35lbs heavier! lol






My angel statue was actually lamp but I prefer it as a statue! It looks pretty against the leaded glass windows.






The mirror that was here before was a huge wooden medicine cabinet.






I hope you have enjoyed my updated master bath! I know this look is not for everyone, but I love it!






Updates do not happen over night in my home. We are on a budget and honesty this took a long time to complete. Sometimes I get discouraged when I compare myself to other accounts on social media who seem to complete projects in a short amount of time and money doesn't seem like a concern. Which is amazing for them, but does not reflect my current situation. I just want to make it clear that this project took a long time and I have staged my bathroom for photos. My life is not perfect, my house is not picture perfect in real life, ect... I just wanted to share this in case my readers have ever felt the same and have gotten discouraged in their own lives. I just want to encourage you to do what you can with your budget and its okay to not have a perfect staged home in your everyday life! I certainly don't:)






Thank you so much for visiting! It means so much!


-Larissa


25 comments

  1. Larissa,

    I love your home. The bathroom is stunning. Love the shower curtain in soft pink. I have it in white.

    Love your sconces too, great find.

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy!!❤️ I have been thinking of getting a white shower curtain, so hopefully kohl’s is still making these! I love them!❤️❤️ Thank you so much for visiting!❤️❤️

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  2. It is just beautiful!!- Love it all and truly appeciate that you take your time and do this all on a tighter Budget.Thats how I have to do things too. Now off to Amazon to take a peek at that Swan fixture- lol-and dream some more...

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    1. Hi Valery thank you so much for your sweet comment! I love the swan faucet so much and it was a bit of a spurge, but I think it made the redo special. The mirrored sconces were a lucky find at the thrift store a while ago. They seem to be newer made, but at first glance they look antique. They don't have any markings. Hopefully a pair will find you unexpectedly like mine did! I wish I could be of more help! Thank you so much for visiting! I appreciate it so much!

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  3. Have to say-- the pair of mirrored Candle sconces I have looked forever for a pair just like this in metal the same brass as yours.. Are these new or where do I find a pair real reasonable priced? Thanks ahead--

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    1. Thank you so much my sweet friend! I'm so exited to have it completed finally!!

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  5. Larissa,
    What a beautiful transformation! I hope you do not become too discouraged about having to do updates over a long period on a limited budget. It took me 30+ years to get to make over my laundry room that was frigid from being poorly insulated when the house was built.

    Bit by bit, one room, one project, at a time, you are transforming your house into the home you love. Well done, Larissa!

    Judith

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    1. Thank you so much Judith! I do get a bit impatient waiting on funds to arrive for updates, but the end result is always worth the wait:) Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words! ❤️

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  6. Larissa,

    Happy I came back. I wanted to see this again and I realized your entire post didn't publish.

    Drives me a bit crazy when that happens. A blog ghost I say.

    Anyway the rest is stunning too. I love your style. Our home has some of these touches mixed with a bit of casual French.

    You're right I compare myself all the time I'm a perfectionist for my paint projects to fit our home. I tweak and tweak until I'm happy.

    I have a budget too and things get done at my pace because of that and my health.

    The cherub that was a lamp is stunning by the way.

    Happy I found your home to follow.

    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy! Thank you so much for visiting! I'm so glad you liked my bathroom redo! I can relate to being a perfectionist as well! I'm like you and have to go at my own pace due to fibromyalgia and flare ups. It can be frustrating at times, because my mind wants to get things done, but my body says no. Thank you so much for leaving me a comment! I loved hearing from you! I love seeing your sweet dachshunds on IG!

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  7. You've done an outstanding job! I especially love the faux tin tiles.

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    1. Thank you so much Vikki! I really like the faux tiles too! I want to buy enough for my bedroom ceiling someday, as it is a popcorn ceiling at the moment.

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  8. Larissa, this is beautiful! Loved it! And amen to not living "staged." :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Ahna! Our home is definitely lived in! The only time it looks really put together is for a photo and usually just that one spot! lol my little boy makes a fort in my living room every single day:)

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  9. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR HOUSE!! YOU HAVE GREAT TASTE AND IDEAS. KEEP SHOWING US EVERYTHING YOU DO....YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

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    1. oh my goodness thank you so much Nancy! I appreciate that so much! Thank you!

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  10. Wow! Your bathroom is just gorgeous! I'm here by way of Thursday Fave Things... would love to have you share at Tuesday Turn About via myweeabode.com! Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thank you so much Julie!
      I just linked up at Thursday Fave Things! Thank you so much for the invite!

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  11. Larissa, I love your beautiful style of decorating. So romantic! I'm so excited to be featuring your bathroom makeover on Tuesday Turn About Link Party this week. Be sure to come back and share more of your posts with us.

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  13. Hi Larissa, beautiful bathroom decorating. I love your home. The washroom is dazzling. Love the shower window ornament in delicate pink. I have it in white.

    Love your sconces as well, extraordinary find. Keep it up.

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