Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving and a Final Reveal!

Happy Thanksgiving Week Friends!

Well, this second bath has been complete weeks ago
but I've been so busy,
 going in  many directions,
this now
 has been my first opportunity to share  as promised.

This is a longer post with a few painting secrets revealed too.
 I will thank you in advance for the visit.
If you want to just look at the pics.
That's great too.
I love having you here either way!

Little by little
we have updated and changed every room
in my
Rose Garden Cottage.
I can say after 20 years, it's nice to be done
but knowing myself, I may find something else in time~ maybe!!

Looking down the second floor hall leading to  two bedrooms
which share this new updated bathroom.

I keep this hallway very neutral in shades of white.
It keeps it looking larger and open to the rooms.

Sorry for the glare of light.
This bathroom gets a lot of natural
light from the half moon window
above the shower.

This view is looking from the shower into the room
In the hallway, those two stairs, are a walk up to lots of attic storage.
This is where the Christmas and all seasonal decor live!!

As you can see, I've stayed with neutrals in this bath too
as I've done all around the house giving me the opportunity to
just add color changes for the seasons.

As we look around, you will see a few Christmas decorations.
As I put the room back together, I decided to add a few pretties.

Starting with the shower upgrade.
Here I used subway tile in a bone color with the same color grout.
The floor of the shower
 is also subway tiles 
but in a 3" x 3" size with a matte finish for a non slip floor.

 The door with the robe leads to the water closet.

The glass doors are seamless with hardware done in rubbed oil bronze.
The door swings both ways for entry to the shower.

The shampoo box  and accent around the shower are tiled in glass with neutrals tones. 

To the shower I added a teak bench for essentials.

On the wall next to the shower,
I designed this wall shelf from pieces I had in my stash.
With the help of my talented hubby,
we added wood pieces to the shelf,
the crown hooks found at a little French shop in town
and I stenciled the design in burnt umber to complete.

While shopping at one of my favorite 
shops, I found this sweet mason jar
and filled it with neutral tooth brushes.

For the cabinet,
we kept what we had because it was in mint condition.
 I just can't see taking out something that can be upgraded
just by a coat of paint.
So I did paint these a few years ago in a light ivory and added a light tone on tone stencil.
I did however find the hardware drawer pulls to change out
reflect the glass tile perfectly.
These were found at Hobby Lobby half off.


The paint for the cabinet and all furniture I paint
is flat interior wall and house paint.
I don't use chalk paint as I find the performance of flat with primer paint
to work best. Followed by a coat of satin water based varnish to complete.
I'm not a fan of the wax finish either!!!
There I told you my secret.
 Sorry chalk paint furniture painters.
I think you either love it or not!
I do love chalk paint for base coating small items for my shop,
but NOT on furniture!!

It has to be a FLAT finish paint though to adhere properly with a little prep of sanding.
Primer added flat paint works best!!!!!
Semigloss will only scratch off and chip!!

I use Folk Art, Waverly or Deco Art Chalk paints when I do use them.
They are reasonably priced.
However, I have never found any that cover in one coat like they say!
Everyone has their favorites and what works best for them.
I've been painting 35 years and 
these are just a few of mine that I found to work without fail!!

Sorry to get off track~ 
now back to the reveal.


The floor is marble tile called  "Creamfill" with shades of all the neutrals in the room.

The sinks are rectangular with a curved front.
The counter is marble called "Emperador Light"
and is the darker tone of the floor.
Here you can see, I also used the glass tile
from the shower as the back splash
and rubbed oil bronze fixtures.

Our  tile installer is the best and he did an amazing job on every area in both bathrooms.

I searched high and low for just the right mirrors.
Then I finally found this pretty style at Kirklands.
Hobby Lobby had the one I really wanted at first
but my local shop only had one
 and other HL locations out of town
had none.
I guess it's a popular pick at the moment.

For the lights, I found a style I liked and then spray painted them 
the color of the mirror frames.
By the way the wall color is called
"Winter Wheat" semi gloss for bathrooms and it really gives the neutrals a pop.

This is the water closet and the cabinets here are painted the same
as the counter sink cabinet.

Also inside the water closet 
" La Toilet"
 and looking out into the room.
Here I painted an old Rachel Ashwell Cabinet
 I found at Target many years ago.
To the wall above it I added an old drawer painted for a wall shelf.

To the large wall across from the sink,
I added a painting I did a few years ago.

This sweet birdie towel just spoke to me with the colors for this room.

Light pink with the neutrals for now,
just seem to work.
But you know I'll change this out. Yes, you know I will!!
I thinking very pale aqua for spring?????

So we went from this~~~~

To this!! 

I have to say,
Having a great contractor makes all the difference
in doing a big project like this.
We worked many projects in our home
 with a very talented construction company in my area
and my contractor is the best.
He and his crew worked
two bathrooms at the same time
and it was a seamless transition to completion.
For privacy sake,
 I will not post the name and phone number here of the company,
but if you live in the area 
and want more info
for the company I always work with, 
contact me and I will be glad to share it.


I'll be back with decor to share from around the cottage for Christmas
 in the weeks ahead
Texas is blog hoppin again sharing
a tour
hosted by

My day is December 5th and I'll have a list of all participates to visit too.

In the meantime,
I still have a sale going on in my shop through Thanksgiving Day!

See you next week!
Happy Thanksgiving filled with many blessings!


Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina, wow you bathroom redo is just gorgeous. I love the colors you chose and the tiles. The extra added touches are nice too.
I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs, Julie

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

So happy you have such a great contractor that does good service. I wouldn't with on anyone what we have been through... It looks beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving...

Alex said...

That is an incredibly beautiful and serene bathroom you have!
I wouldn't want to leave it! : )

craftyles said...

Oh my, it looks like a spa. The neutral colors are so beautiful and with your pretty accents throughout it looks amazing. I didn't even know glass shower doors could swing both ways. Your contractor did a great job. You're a lucky girl to be finished-although I know you will be adding your touches throughout the house when seasons change. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the spa feel you got to this bathroom. The teak bench is a fabulous touch too. And I have a terry cloth robe in my wish list right now. I've always wanted one. Can I borrow yours? haha! Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Hugs, Diane

Stacey said...

Absolutely beautiful. The marble you chose is so pretty. It's warm but clean..does that make sense? Love this timeless look.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic makeover, your bath looks fabulous. Well done! Hugs, Valerie

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste both of your bathroom renovations turned out beautiful. There is great pride in accomplishment of renovations from concept to final design, enjoy all the beauty well earned through your efforts and hard work. Wishing you and yours a bountiful and joyous Thanksgiving.

Unknown said...

Celestina Marie, Great job, the bathrooms look fantastic and color coordinated to perfection. You are one lucky God given talented lady! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Katie Mansfield said...

Gorgeous. I'm looking forward to the blog tour! That tile work is amazing.

Createology said...

Staying in the neutral tones really is timeless. Your bathroom is stunning. I adore how you have added a pale hint of pinks for the holidays. Thank you for sharing your tried and true painting advice. I am NOT a fan of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint which is very expensive and then the waxing on top of it all. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours dear...XO

Homemaker' said...

It's gorgeous! It looks like something Joanna Gaines would do. (I just noticed on the sidebar that you took a trip to the Silos? - I'll have to check that out - they are some of my favorite people) : ) What a joy to have everything new. Thank you for a fun peak into your beautiful home. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Donna said...

Wow, oh WOW! Celestina, your bath redo is just gorgeous! It really has a spa like feel, and I love your choice of colors and finished! The counter is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much about the great tips on painting cabinets. I just might have to pick your brain for more tips when I get around to painting our kitchen cabinets:)! And I am so with you about not using wax with chalk paint. It is just way too much work, I think!! Love all of your accessories, and the mirrors are perfect. Wish I had found some like that when we redid our bath! We don't have a Kirkland's near us. I just can't say enough about your new bath reveal, it is just stunning! Well done!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

This is beautiful! Love the tile and how you finished the vanity. The glass handles are perfect! I like the neutral palette since it allows you to switch up your accent colors when you want. Thumbs up to a great job!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, my sweet friend, your renewal of your Rose garden Cottage is wonderful ! You did such great jobs. It looks so comfort and warm! So lovely! Thank you for sharing all the lovely pictures!
Wishing you a wonderful week, sending much Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning!
Your choices are classic, elegant and beautiful. I adore neutrals as well. We have so much flexibility by using them! I know you are thrilled and all in time for the Holidays too!
Many Blessings and joys to you this Thanksgiving week!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Simply stunning!! Love the color of the walls!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

Feral Turtle said...

WOW!! What a stunning bathroom Celeste. I love the warm tones you have chosen. Thanks for sharing your reno. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Cheers.

Sue Kosec said...

If I lived in your home I would never want to leave. Everything is absolutely perfect. Just curious ... do you do your own cleaning or do you have help come in?

Great work - although for you it's probably more like play since that's what you do so well.


Cynthia said...

Absolutely stunning Celeste, love the marble and accent tile you chose. Keeping baths neutral I think is always best. Such pretty accents. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving my friend


Debby Ray said...

Wow! Everything looks absolutely amazing! I love all of the different whites you have used with the pretty pops of pink. And those gorgeous oval mirrors are stunning! You deserve to rest on Thanksgiving after all of that...I hope you are yours have a happy one! ♥

Alessandra said...

That is a such relaxing bathroom! I love the neutral colours and i like very much the Christmas touches in your stunning bathroom
Hugs Alessandra

Ginny said...

Celeste everything is beautiful! A few questions: What brand is your wall paint, where did you get those sweet toothbrushes, and I love your lamp! I am starting to change up our master bath a bit. It is a light chocolate brown now, with off white painted cabinets and free standing cabinet. I am changing my shower curtain from dark brown to creme and it is ruffled. My home was built in 1974, so I dont have a walk in shower. Anyway, I think everything is lovely. Thanks for the heads up on the furniture paint. I am painting my jelly cupboard and my coffee station cupboard. All after the first of the year, of course!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Wow! This bathroom is lovely! I know you are so happy to be finished and enjoying your new rooms. Your neutral wall color reminds me of a luxurious spa! Happy Thanksgiving:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Celeste! What a major makeover, and just in time for the holidays. Your close attention to detail won the day! Bravo, because photographing bathrooms is difficult unless you have a very wide, open space with lots of natural light. VERY GOOD! Happy Thanksgiving!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love all the neutral tones you use in your decorating. So smart to just add a color here and there, and YES! Aqua would be gorgeous!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Everything looks beautiful Celeste! I love the neutrals. My kitchen will be neutrals, and I was thinking the same thing -- I can go red or pink or green or whatever I want to add for different seasons or holidays. Love the glass tile. It adds just the right amount of sparkle! Love all the painting you did and all your decorative touches. Enjoy!! xo Deborah

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh, I love the light and white you have chosen to go with in your bathroom! Everything looks so wonderful, and I know you must be so thrilled to have it completed! Have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!

handmade by amalia said...

Such a lovely makeover, the room looks so serene and inviting. Happy Thanksgiving!

La Petite Gallery said...

Best wishes for a beautiful Thanksgiving yvonne

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I know you must be thankful to have both of your bathroom completed, and oh my, were they worth it! I love all your choices in materials, Celeste, and all your special touches that you added with stencils, paint, and decor. It's so nice to have neutrals, so that you can change colors for the season. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet hubby! Love and hugs, Kitty

Sandi Magle said...

AW, too pretty, and so YOU Celestine. All your pink touches make your space just you. Lovely, and I know how it feels to be done, I think, lol. Are we ever done? Happy Thanksgiving, Sandi

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celeste you did an amazing job in the bath. Isn't it nice to say you are done after all this time? I am close to saying that myself. But, are we ever done? Really!! Thank you for your visit and Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family..xxoJudy

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Celeste, your home is just lovely, I would love to move right in :) How wonderful to have found a contractor you can work with that is so good, you hear so many bad stories. I so totally love the tiling first of all, and how neat that it is one the floor of the shower too. When we redid our Main Bathroom I also chose these colors, I have a shower curtain so my pop of color was a white background with roses.
That half window is so pretty, I love to have natural light shining in but still have privacy. The sink shapes are so cool and love how you dressed up your vanity. Love all your on creations through out. Thanks for sharing with us, Beautiful work!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The bathroom makeover is gorgeous, a cozy place for sure. The pink baubles are pretty, perhaps add some aqua later on?

Stephanie said...

Good morning, lovely friend. Oh, what a delight to see your bathroom. Your entire house is like a fairytale's so beautiful.

I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving. Please know that I am VERY THANKFUL for YOU! Love and hugs

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Celestina Marie
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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..