Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Last week, I shared Part 1 of my mom and stepdad’s craftsman cottage retirement home. This week I’ll be sharing Part 2 with you that includes the bedrooms and bathrooms of their sweet, little home.
First, we’ll start in the guest bathroom. If you notice in this picture, (right corner) there is a short hallway that connects to the two bedrooms and the first bathroom.
Once you enter the hall area, immediately to the right is the first of the two bathrooms. It’s small, so pardon the awkward shots.
I love the subway tile extending from the floor to a wainscoting height and the clawfoot tub was a fantastic find. It is quite unique because it is a 4 1/2 ft tub instead of the standard 5 1/2 ft; however, when my mom first found it, it looked more like something that was dredged up from a swamp…well, it was found in a pasture. Now it looks like a million bucks.
This flooring…ahhh. It is a definite throwback to earlier vintage days and is perfect for any vintage style bathroom. Remember, even though you may be building a new house, you can still make it look like it’s from days gone by. It may take research and work, but it is totally worth it to create the look you want. This particular tile flooring can be found at Home Depot.
This vintage sink is another example of research, looking, digging, digging and more digging to find the perfect piece. Although the faucet is brand new, these days there are so many new vintage style fixtures to choose from, most anyone could find just the right piece to go with a vintage find. Yes, several of these finds have been in awful shape when they were discovered, but that doesn’t mean that they are “done for”. This sink is a stamped 1928 Kohler that was found in a pasture (same pasture as the tub) and refurbished to it’s original glory and turned out quite lovely.
I was not able to get photos of the entire sink area top to bottom due to space constraints, but I tried to get as much of the mirror/vanity area as possible. See the little flower arrangement there on the glass shelf? That’s the corsage that she wore for my wedding, almost 24 years ago…wow! Mom’s really do keep everything. Guilty as charged here, too!
The vanity light fixtures in both bathrooms, are very reminiscent of old schoolhouse lighting, but with a bit of a modern twist.
Yes, that is a freezer basket from an old deep freeze. Love the way it’s used to hold extra towels.
Across from the freezer basket turned towel rack, is small DVD holder my mom turned on it’s side to create additional storage.
Just past the guest bathroom, is the master bedroom.
See how Repose Gray is so versatile? In each room, my mom has used different colors in her decor; however, it works because of the neutrality of the Repose Gray.
On the wall, are photographs of my grandparents when they were just starting to date.
This sliding door leads to the master bathroom. My mom found this door and knew immediately what it would be used for. We decided to paint it in the same SW Peppercorn as the kitchen island and she frosted the glass for privacy. It turned out so great, I love it!
As sort of a “nod” to the kitchen island, we chose the same paint color and countertop for their bathroom vanity. It really helps bringing similar finishes and colors into other rooms in order to create a more cohesive look and feel throughout your home.
We used the same vanity light in this bathroom as we did in the guest bath, as well as the flooring. For added light, we chose this small, simple, yet elegant chandelier for the ceiling light.
In the shower, we continued the same black rosette tile flooring with subway tile from floor to ceiling…with an added corner bench seat.
Still trying to get the photo styling to be more second nature, as you can see from the hanging cleaning items left in the shower, haha! I’ll get there!
This is an architectural piece that my mom found that she painted and put on a shelf that my stepdad made from old barn wood taken from the Barker home place in Franklin, GA.
Next up, located across from the guest bathroom, this is the guest bedroom. As you can see, still more antiques. The quilt was hand stitched by my great granny Freeman. The fabric she used to make the squares came from her kitchen aprons, dresses, and some of my mom and aunt’s little dresses from when they were children. Such a memorable piece to have and so special!
the vanity dresser with it’s little marble piece in the center top…
the chifferobe with the hanging night clothes…
the old wooden walker used for a quilt rack…
On the far wall are pictures of my stepdad’s parents when they were in their early 20’s.
Such wonderful glimpses to the past in each room.
I certainly hope that you have enjoyed the tour of my mom and stepdad’s craftsman cottage retirement home. They will have so many wonderful memories to make in their little home, along with the memories from times gone by. Not just from old photos, but from items handed down from generations past.
I had such an enjoyable time helping with the finishes and, yes, even the difficult installations. It was tough, but I think that’s what will make it most memorable to me. We all have had quite a good laugh at it since then. I am going to leave you with one more picture of their back porch view, after all it’s just too good not to.
Thank you so much for stopping by! See you soon. xoxo.