Thursday, November 4, 2010

His and Hers Bathroom

I can't believe I never took the first "before" picture of this bathroom.  Somehow, it just 
didn't speak to me and say "Hey, pull out that camera, girl, and get a load of this!".   
It was pretty sad looking and didn't have one thing going for it except, maybe, it's size.  
Not big, mind you, but bigger than you might expect for a house this age.  
It had just enough room for two sinks.  
It might have been a deal breaker (or marriage buster) if that had not been the case.  
Some things just can't be overcome.
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I wanted to save it but it wasn't cooperating.  We gave in and gutted it -- ripping out 
everything down to the studs and starting from scratch.  




My favorite details....
His and Hers -- and he means business!

I put the mosaics together with bits and pieces from the border and  tiny squares I cut from 
left over granite that was used on the counter.




The vanity my uncle built for me with it's sweet little feet...

 
...and it's chunky knobs.

The mirror.  I had our local glass shop cut all the pieces and we put them together, using antique looking buttons (I cut the shank off the back) in the four corners for a vintage look.






The light I found on ebay.  I spray painted it silver to erase that 1970's Mediterranean look 
and give it a little pop.




The blue ceiling.


The tilework.



The 1940's makeup ads I found on Ebay.  They're simply sandwiched between two pieces of glass.




 
The fabric.



The details




Oh, yes he did!

I wanted so much to keep the "feel" of a 1940's bathroom while making it modern 
enough to work for us.







Right outside the door, en route to the master bedroom, is one of my favorite spots.  For additional storage space, I added a vintage sewing cabinet to the corner.





  
It's been so much fun living here!

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63 comments:

  1. Oh, Lindy, the details are perfect. I love how you've personalized this space.

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  2. Love the his and hers! What a clever idea!

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  3. Well Dear Lindy ~ You accomplished what you set out to do with this bathroom! It is STUNNING and the details are exquisite! I could list each thing I LOVE individually but it would be such a loooong comment so believe me when I say, there isn't one single piece of it that I don't love! You've pieced it together so meticulously!

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  4. Have you been holding out on us? I am do stealing all of your ideas!!! Especially the his and hers tiled floor! I will be referring back to this often.
    besoslynn.blogspot.com

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  5. So beautiful..I like th idea of sandwiching your pictures in glass!

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  6. Love your bathroom Lindy, the details are awesome(you are so good at details!). My fave is the his and hers tiles!Priceless!

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  7. Those "his" and "hers" tiles are just so awesome! I love it!

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  8. Adorable, just adorable, sugar. I especially like the hat on the counter. Looks just like something Love Bunny would do...
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  9. Lindy, this is beautiful! Love the "His" "Hers"~what a GREAT idea. I love the buttons on the mirror, the fringe on the roman shade...love it all!

    Lou Cinda

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  10. That tile work on the floor is the stinkin' cutest bathroom thing I've seen in a long time!

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  11. Lindy, love the bathroom-it is gorgeous!! The "his" and "her" set in the tile is priceless!

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  12. Lindy, that bathroom is fantastic. There are so many details that I don't even know where to start. Of course the his and hers tiles are FABULOUS!! I love those. And the the mirror with the button detail. Gorgeous!

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  13. Hi Lindy, I love all the details you added to the bathroom. The His and Her tiles and the mirror are both fabulous! I love the paint chose.
    xo, Sherry

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  14. That is a BEAUTIFUL bathroom! So many sweet details but one of my favorites is the way you cut the mirror and added the buttons. Brillant!
    And I love the barkcloth look of your shower curtian fabric. A very elegant space!

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  15. Love that bathroom. The cabinet is fabulous. The mirror looks great. I love those kinds of mirrors with the leading and buttons. Love the sky blue ceiling. Well, I love everything about this bathroom. Great redo. The his and hers is too funny. Does it keep him on his side?

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  16. What a beautiful bathroom!! I love the vintage ads in the glass frames. Can you share where you found the bird-framed mirror on the sewing cabinet?

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  17. That is such a cool bathroom. The mirror is just gorgeous and those his/her tiles are so much fun! Did you paint that swan? I love it!
    Lacy

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  18. I love what you did with the bath!!!! love love love it!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Your bathroom looks great! I really like the shower curtain floral fabric.

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  20. I scrolled through that bathroom two times. I really loved it! Sometimes, I struggle for words to convey just how pretty I think something is. This is such a time. My favorite thing WAS the "His and Her" tiles, but as I saw the rest of it, the mirror and the little feet on the vanity and everything, I just decided to give two thumbs up to the whole project.

    I'm going to have to look at your older posts, now.

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  21. Your bathroom is a realy beauty!!! I love everything you did. Great job!!

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  22. I sure would have loved to have seen the "before." Your before and afters are so much fun! I like everything...except the cap tossed on the counter. My hubby does the same thing and it drives me crazy! Love the "his" and "hers" mosaic too.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh...I wish you had the befores! You did a great job in the bathroom! Wow! And my favorite part is the His and Hers tiles in the floor. Now you need matching robes! Hugs- Diana

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  24. oh I adore adore that bathroom. The tiles alone are swoon worthy!! GREAT jobs guys!!!
    Tana

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  25. Beautiful bathroom! Great job and I love the His and Hers mosaic!

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  26. If you would ever like to be featured than please come check us out! All we ask is that you become a follower than email us on what you would like us to feature..We love to to feature people and their great finds,recipes. Thanks for letting us stop by!

    Love the His/Hers... so cute

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  27. Your bathroom is really pretty. Love the feet on the vanity and the blue ceiling! The fabric for your curtain is really pretty too.

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  28. It looks fantastic! I love the counter and the tiles are just a great detail!

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  29. Your bathroom is delightful~ i love the his and hers mosaics! Now, tell me, do you really stay with the his and hers? My hubby always uses the same sink as me... and the other one is neglected... the light you found is beautiful as well. Great job!! :)

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  30. Very pretty with a wonderful 40's feel. I like all the little details...they take time to do but in the end it is worth it.(-:

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  31. LOOOOOOOVE your new bathroom- EVERYTHING is genius!!!! As all the other commenters have mentioned, I too, love the his and hers tile! That's definitely going to storm blogland- it'll be popping up everywhere!! I also especially LOVED the vintage make-up ads. I did the same thing with vintage laundry soap adds that I got off ebay. They are stored in my garage waiting for our house to EVER be built! Now I'm super excited to put them up- I think I might have to adopt your idea of mounting them between glass, it's perfect!! You always do amazing work, thanks for sharing!

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  32. I love everything about this space!
    Jenny

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  33. Lindy, this bathroom is just amazingly beautiful. I love it! Gives me inspiration for my master bathroom - added to our house in the late 1960's. Oh yes, complete with avocado green sinks and toilet. Our house was built in 1940 also. We had our main bath redone 5 years ago. There's pictures in past posts. I love that your uncle built your vanity for you. Makes it more special and I adore the little corner vignette. I have my husband's great grandmother's sewing cabinet from the late 1880's and his grandmother's cabinet. Oh this bathroom is so inspiring. Well off to work, but thankfully it's Friday! Have an awesome weekend.
    Hugs~ Amanda

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  34. You have a great eye for detail, Lindy and came up with a lot of original ideas for your bathroom, which by my standards, in our old house, is HUGE!! lol! I love what you did with the cabinet and the mirror look great! I also love all of your accessories, especially the makeup ads...very retro. I'll bet you got some great deals on ebay!

    Thanks for stopping by. I loved your comment!

    XO,
    Jane

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  35. Love the floor mosaics, such a wonderful idea and it looks so beautiful!

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  36. Lindy, Thank you for visiting my blog and wanting to follow. I hope you don't give up! Your blog is lovely. Llove your bathroom look. You are so clever with the his and hers and the button on the mirror. Great look! Linda

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  37. Just found your site and can't wait to peruse older posts. LOVE the mirror!! What a unique idea! Great job on everything!

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  38. Hi Lindy! (LOVE your name by the way)

    I love the HIS and HERS details!! So clever!! And you made those yourself!! Props to you!!

    The light fixture is gorgeous!

    I looks wonderful!! Great job!

    Polly

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  39. Well!!!!!!!!!!!! we all love that bathroom!!!!!!!!!! us have a girl party in there LOL

    I also just love those His and Hers tiles how clever, I would never thought of that.Every thing is perfect

    Janice

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  40. GORGEOUS!! Love all the details especially the HIS and HERS mosaic! Who'd a thunk a 70's light could be so pretty in silver. Fabulous work. Love the prints and wee unit outside the door too. Thanks for your comment on my blog... 'photo tampering'... he he he. :)

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  41. That looks amazing. I especially love the trim on the blinds, great idea. And the cabinet outside the door. So beautiful.
    Great job.
    Brooke

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  42. Amazing, Lindy. Your attention to detail is stunning. Feet on the vanity? Perfect! Down to the cabinet pulls. So many darling details.

    If I ever have to share a bath w/Hubs again {{{shudder}}} I'll have to do the His & Hers thing! Too cute!

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  43. Hi Lindy...

    My friend, your bath is gorgeous! Ohh...you did GOOD!!! You certainly accomplished your goal of maintaining the 40's look and feel...but with an updated twist...love it!!! Girlfriend, I just adore the personalized "HIS" and "HERS" tiles...I've never seen anything like it...thats awesome! Love your colors, love the shower curtain fabric, love the vanity...it's all fabulous! Thank you for sharing your beautiful bath with us...what a treat!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  44. such a pretty bathroom and the his and hers are so practical! love the details you put into this project! great ideas!

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  45. Very nice! That's some fancy tile work you took on! Just remember to sell your home to a married couple after you move on. ;)

    Donna

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  46. This looks absolutely beautiful!! Just finished a couple of bathrooms myself. REALLY LOVE what you did with the mirror, so pretty. And the HIS and HERS blocks are very unique.
    And I hear you with the ball cap. I am always strategically removing such items my husband lays down.

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  47. Wow, I don't come over here for a day or two and look what I missed. Just stunning, of course. At this point I'd be disappointed if anything you posted wasn't stunning. I love the modern vintage look and think you were so considerate to add a cap holder for your husband :).

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  48. I am loving the his and hers tile. Very cute!

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  49. Hi Lindy!! Oh, your bathroom is gorgeous! How clever of you to make the little His and Hers in front of your spaces! You're too good. I love the way you framed your mirror with the glass and those buttons! Lovely! Your chandy and your shower cutain - gorgeous! I know you're certainly enjoying it. We've just recently remodeled our awful old bath and I'm in hog heaven!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  50. So lovely! you were very creative with the his and her tile, it really added a touch of whimsy. Your bathroom is laid out the same way as my guest bathroom and we even have similar tile in the tub/shower.
    This is my first visit and I have enjoyed reading your post. I found you through Cielo.
    Have a sweet day and hugs~Elizabeth

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  51. What wonderful details! I love it all. Great job!

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  52. I love it! What a beautiful job - that tile work is gorgeous! I love the colors and all of your decorative touches. lol at the ball cap!

    Thank you so much for linking to the DIY Project Parade! ;)

    Roeshel

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  53. This bathroom is nothing short of fabulous. The his and hers tiles are so unique! Great job!

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  54. Great Post! Beautiful Bathroom! and the His Hers tiles are a fantastic idea! Great job!

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  55. What a GORGEOUS bathroom! Every little detail is amazing!

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  56. Again, like many others said...I just love the HIS and HERS! So clever!

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  57. What a beautiful bathroom! Love it!

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  58. I don't even know where to start! This bathroom is stunning! I love the mosiac tile, the mirror detail, vintage prints and most of all the light fixture. You have a great eye! I will have to check out your Etsy store. :)

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  59. I absolutely adore your bathroom!!! Great taste!!

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  60. Love the his and hers. What a great idea.

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  61. Your bathroom is just so beautiful. It's right out of a magazine.

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