Tuesday, January 18, 2011

my guest bath

Come on in so I can show you around my guest bathroom. Putting a bathroom in a house built in 1796 is not an easy task. Originally, the Homestead had no bathrooms, enough of that...

No really, please come in. It is not very big, but it is bigger than it appears. Originally this room was called the "BOURNING ROOM". Yes, a room to deliver children in. Isn't that incredible?

The louver doors to the right open to a washer and dryer with shelves above. Another door near it opens to a shower. All tucked away to look old but very convenient. The floor is classic small black and white check ceramic tiles and the wallpaper is by Erica Wilson, one of her beautiful needlepoint's.

To the left are shutters that open to the sun. The white flowers grow wild in my yard, I just love them! Still around since college is the white plaster sculpture I made, and I still love it too...

thank you for coming by,
Karen
Linked to:
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Coloradolady
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
You should check out all of these lovely blogs!
enjoy,
Karen

IMAGES: all Brayton Homestead Interiors originals

29 comments:

Lisa said...

I love everything about this bathroom, especially the white flowers you grew and the sculpture you made... it makes the room so personal. How lucky to be a guest in your home.

The Shanty Girl said...

Very Beautiful! I just noticed that you found a picture of your home circa 1930's on ebay. That is so cool, I am sure you blogged about that before but how interesting!
Sherry

Olive Cooper said...

Karen, I love the bust and the room. I will even admit to loving the wallpaper as long as I do not have to remove it in 25 years! ♥O

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful guest bath-we only have one bathroom and it REALLY needs remodeled! Happy WW

Emom said...

It is beautiful! Do you allow anyone to use it? .....smiles.

Carolyn said...

It is a lovely guest bath! I love the wallpaper.

Carolyn

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a lovely guest bathroom... and oh I love your Sculpture, it's gorgeous!!! Happy White Wednesday!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi there... everything looks so beautiful!... and yes, I absolutely am interested in Barn Chicks in the Spring!!!... xoxo Julie Marie

Kathy said...

That's quite amazing! Our old house has a very, very small bath which was once a blanket closet - a small room for blanket chests.
Yours is quite lovely - I like your accessories and coloring.
Kathy

Sherry said...

This is beautiful! What a warm and comfortable space.
Sherry

abeachcottage said...

love it, the white flowers top it off!

sarah

peggy aplSEEDS said...

it's lovely!

Fish Tail Cottage said...

what an adorable bathroom....so cute!

Kelly said...

A "bourning" room, wow! How cool. I love how the bathroom turned out, especially the walls!

Kelly

AshTreeCottage said...

I love the wallpaper too. I am a big wallpaper fan despite so many disliking it now. Olive mentioned having to remove wallpaper ~ it's not that hard. Just put a capful of fabric softener in a spray bottle and fill the rest with warm water. Spray it on, wait a couple of minutes, and the paper comes off quite easily. Your bathroom is charming and I like the shutters too. Thanks for your sweet comment the other day!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous bathroom that is! I can't believe how old your house is, that must be quite a challenge but it looks like you're up to it!

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

What a beautiful bathroom,looks so sunny and cheerful!

God Bless, julie

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Karen...the bathroom is so pretty! I love the magnifying mirror! I would like to get one myself...can you share where you got it?

LV said...

You did a remarkable makeover of this room. Looks very nice and inviting.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

What a lovely bath, your guests will love it. Hugs!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty ! You did good! :D

Debra@Common Ground said...

How pretty, Karen. Love the color of the wallpaper! And just one more proof of what a great artist that you are! Glad you linked up to the party!
XOXO,
Debra

Coloradolady said...

Very nice. I love what you have done. Happy VTT!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What fun...a bourning room! Love your bathroom ideas - I'm in the middle of trying to figure out what to do with my upstairs bath...love your beadboard :)

Miss Sandy said...

Oh how lucky you are to live in a historic home and your bourning room turned bathroom is an amazing transformation.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- it is absolutely lovely! That is so neat to live in such a wonderful historic home! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Carol said...

Wow! What a challenge and beautiful result. Love the wallpaper, and I'm not a wallpaper fan! The colors and the ambience are wonderful.

agnesofgod said...

Your bathroom is so old fashioned yet so new. What a beautiful job you did Karen. your guests must so enjoy it too.

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

The "Sprig-Of-Flowers" ~ is like the jewelry on the dress... LoVely...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!