Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My Master Bathroom



Sunday night I had a dream I was running on top of a balance ball (like at the circus) in a line of people. In between me and the ball was a bed pillow and a folded up comforter. So I was on a ball, comforter and bed pillow, running and trying not to fall off. I looked ahead at the people in front of me and they had even more comforters and bed pillows piled on their balls that they had to stand on and I said to myself "However will I be able to stay on the ball when I get to the head of the line? How can I keep my balance trying to stay on top of all that!"


LOL! So that tells you a little bit about what life is like these days! All good things are happening but even too many good things can be stressful! So, of course, I did a little project Monday that I had absolutely no need to do and didn't do some things I really should have done! The project involves the ducks above and gold plastic frames.




I made some art for a little sliver of wall in my master bathroom! I painted the plastic frames black (of course).



I went to Vintage Printable and decided on some shells. But I didn't want them in color I wanted black and white prints. Here's how I did it in case you want to do it to. It's really a wonderful place and there's so much to choose from (and it's FREE)! Let me know if you try it.



1. Right click on the picture and a menu will appear - on top of mine is Open Link and then a list of other options - click on "print pictures".



2. Then your print menu should open - mine says select printer but our printer is already highlighted. It should say "Preferences" somewhere in that menu screen. Click on that.



3.Now you should have a "Printing Preferences" menu up with different tabs on the top - click on the one that says "color".



4. Under "Color Options" click on "Grayscale" then click on "O.K." and you should be back to your print menu and then just click print. Your picture should have printed in black and white.



I print on card stock - it just gives it a nicer finish but regular paper is fine too.





I love them! I hung them low because I want to add two more (I always see these little oval frames at the thrift). So since I was hanging these in the bathroom I figured I might as well take some more pictures. I don't think I've shown my master bath in a while and I have made a few minor changes since the last time.



Above the toilet - did you notice the harlequin rug in the picture?



Next to the sink


I've shown this photo of the sink before (didn't want to have to move the toothbrushes that are usually there~smile)


Medicine Cabinet

My master bath by the way is very small! My house was built in the 60's and although we have three bathrooms, they're all small. My neighbor added on to his house and he made the old bathroom his closet! This bathroom is 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 not counting the shower which is it's one good feature. The shower is 2 1/2 ft wide and runs the length of the wall so it's 2 1/2 x 5 1/2. But I'm a bath person so it has always irked me that there's no bathtub!




Shower looking in from the bedroom






Standing in the shower looking at the door


When you have such a small room you really have to work the details!




Fleur over the window



I hope you enjoyed the tour! I get alot into that tiny space - it's not minimalist that's for sure!





54 comments:

Marla said...

Manuela, Oh I love your bath. My guest bath is similar in color scheme and I got a few good ideas from your pictures. I love the phrase above the door, I think I might steal that idea at least. Very nice Bath! Marla

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

You worked teh details allright...your bath may be small but it packs a style punch!

Ally0005 said...

Your shell pictures are so pretty and I love your bathroom.
My master bedroon is black and white toile love it!!!

Ally

Brittany said...

A beautiful bathroom! I love the colors...you gave me some more great black and white ideas :)

Vee said...

That turned out beautifully. I am always checking out small bathrooms as that's the story here. You did such a nice job with everything and I love how you take an inexpensive find and turn it into something wonderful.

As for your former post on thrifty finds...I'm in awe again. How you manage to find such lovely soup tureens over and over again for a song. Good going!

Laura said...

I LOVE your shower curtain?? Where did you get it? I would LOVE to have one just like it! Beautiful bathroom!

Elizabeth said...

The black and white in your bath is so pretty! I like your shell pictures. Thanks for sharing that website...I'll have to give that a try. I'd go crazy w/out a tub! I'm a bath girl too ;)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

It all looks so pretty!! Really like the shell pictures. I still have work to do on my 1/2 bathroom and am going to go back and take a long look at your photos. Thanks for sharing.

Love the Decor! said...

Love the shower curtain!!
Lovely bathroom
Congrats on a job well done!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful Manuela!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I absolutely love that bath! From the shower curtains to the harlequin rug. It is the perfect bath.
Hugs,
Penny

jenjen said...

OMG Manuela - your house is AMAZING! Everything is so beautiful! I LOVE those pictures with the shell paper. I am going to check out that link.

Great job!

XOXO
Jen

Lee Laurie said...

I love your bathroom decor! The colors go so good together! I'm a bath person too...I just bought a tub a few weeks ago to have installed in my bathroom. Now getting it done would be nice!

southerninspiration said...

Oh Beautiful!!1

Suzanne

Rosemary said...

Love,love your bath Manuela.
Great job!!
Your home is amazing!
Rosemary

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

It's beautiful! I am looking for art for our newly remodeled bathroom's walls, so thanks for the ideas!

Wendy said...

Ack! The 80s geese! LOL!

It looks really pretty!

Angie said...

Fabulous! You can never go wrong with black and white. Those shell prints looks so good! I am going to check out that site and see what I can find - like I need more artwork!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Ok....I love your whole house....at least the pictures that I have seen...this room isn't any different....I would love to see a picture of those ticking stripe curtains and a close up of the shower curtain with the ruffle....did you purchase both of those or make them yourself? LOVE IT!

Audra said...

Oh, I am in lurve! I kept oohing and aahing with each picture. Tres chic! Love the Carpe Diem over the door, is that a cling or did you stencil it? I just love the saying and how perfect a place for it, a reminder to "Seize the day" on your way out!

You are truly amazing, Manuela!

PS. Thanks for the paint ideas for the rooster, think I am going with Basic Black...you can never go wrong with black!

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Beautiful Bathroom!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I love your master, it's so pretty.

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Just lovely! Great job! So beautiful and cozy!!

Nadine said...

What a beautiful bathroom, a lovely place to start the day!

Blessings!
~Nadine

rachelM said...

I love your bathroom. Would you tell me where you purchased the shower curtain. Thanks for inspiring us.

Melissa Miller said...

My goodness Manuela! All of my favorite things are in your gorgeous bathroom! LOVE it all!

What is it about the black/white print combo lately? I've been obsessing and have no place to put it. Well...maybe I can find a place. LOL! ~Lovely towels and designs. :)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

That is such a beautiful bathroom! I love the ticking curtains! :) All the details you added are so pretty, too, and what you did with the oval frames looks fantastic! :) I hope your week is going well! :)

Bella said...

What a beautiful bathroom. Proof that good things can come in small packages.

Gracie said...

I have a tiny bathroom too and I like so much to renovate it, but we are in the middle of a fight here about how to do it!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the black and white and the yellow walls!

Stacey said...

Manuela, I really like what you've done. What a great color combination. I love the black door too. Gorgeous!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Looks great! I love the oval shape and think they make the prettiest frames.

Your master bath is so cute! You have such a good eye for decorating and creating things.

Have a great day!

Michelle said...

I enjoyed the tour...your bathroom is beautiful and I love all the little details! I had to chuckle when I saw the country ducks...my mom cross-stitched several of those pictures when they were so 'in' back in the 80s! LOL Love the transformation you did!

Have a wonderful day!
~Michelle :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

What a fancy pretty bathroom. Love all the black and white details. Too pretty almost for a bathroom:)

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

perfect! thank you!!!! i have been looking for some shell prints to use when i redo my bedroom and those are just perfect!! thanks! and i love your bathroom!! =)

Tanya said...

Your bathroom is adorable and thanks for the tip about the pictures!

Anny said...

Wow classy bathroom!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your bath. The shower curtain and all the great black and white (my fave)!

june@craftyniche said...

Your bathroom is beautiful! You did a wonderful job on the details! I'm getting ready to start working mine. :)

glorv1 said...

Your ideas are excellent my dear and I love the colors you use. Have a great Friday.

Darlene said...

I love your master bathroom. It is gorgeous. Both of our bathrooms are tiny too and I am so ready to re-do the spare bathroom and you have definitely given me some great inspiration!!

My Cozy Cubby said...

So classy! It's amazing what a little bit of spray paint can do! The frame that I used for the little stitch I recently did, was also plastic. You would never know! I love the oval shaped frames, they just add a little extra something. Funny, but I have that same squigly iron wall decor above my kids black and white pictures!! Great taste! :)

Pamela

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

What a great tour! Love all the black and white and those framed shells!

The Decorated House said...

Hi Manuela~
What a lovely room. Love the black & white combo you use so often. It always looks fresh. Loved seeing another room by you!

Sue said...

Hi Manuela....great bathroom...but I was intrigued by the striped window treatment...Balloon shade??
Wish you had showed it....love the floor also....

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It's so gorgeous! You are so good at creating wonderful spaces!!!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous bathroom Manuela! I love black and white in a room. The details are just fabulous! Your picture project is so neat. I'll have to check out the website and see if I can find something cool to print.
Have a great holiday weekend,
Jennifer

Lady Katherine said...

Your bath does not look small! I love the shells in the black oval frame! Now I can't believe you did not paint the medicine cabinet black! lol Love the toile!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh I want you to come "do" my house! What a great bathroom. I love all of those wonderful extra touches. laurie

Nancy said...

Manuela, I love your bath room and everything you have done...the prints are gorgeous...Love that black and white harliquin(sp?) rug! Nancy

Storybook Woods said...

I love it, very Manuela. Every time I see back and white now, I think of you. By the way in OR I was thrifting and channeling you and it worked !!! xoxox Clarice

Carmen said...

I love the harlequin rug. I want the black and orange one from Ballard for my front porch. :)

Everything else looks beautiful too!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Oh it looks absolutely lovely! I love the color palate!

Susie Q said...

I absolutely love the colors, the fabrics...well..everything Manuela!! Such a pretty bathrom! I have very small bathrooms too...but they are easier to clean!!

Love,
Sue