Sunday, March 13, 2016

Update on the Master Bath!

After 10 years of wanting the big mirror and hollywood light strip taken out of the master bathroom, I can now say it is done!! Yay hubby!!

I had in mind a pair of antique fancy oval gilt frames to replace the big ugly plain mirror but soon found out that would not be an easy task so decided to settle on any large matching oval frames that would "do" until I find what I really want.

I bought the mirrors at Hobby Lobby and the light fixtures from Menard's.



The fixtures are called polished copper but look black to me. I prefer brass or polished brass fixtures but they are not so easy to find these days so I settled with these. I liked the scroll shape and the color seemed to go with the frames, which are a copper and brown leaf with black trim.



The frames were $89.99 each at Hobby Lobby, which I thought were way too high so I waited until they were half price. They both had some scrapes and little spots of missing leaf so I ended up getting them both for 80% off!! That made them $19 each!! With a bottle of Metallic "Rich Expresso" acrylic paint I covered up the spots and scrapes!



In a small room it is so hard to get a picture of the room as a whole, so here is a shot from the doorway going in to the bedroom.


Here is what it looked like before. Needless to say, I am very happy with its new look. :)

                                

As for the decorating, I kept this wall the same but carried out the cherub and lace theme throughout the room. I say cherub, but I have putti and fairies as well. 

Putti is plural of putto and is described as a figure in a work of art depicted as a child, usually nude and sometimes winged
Cherub is a type of angel that is usually shown in art as a beautiful young child with small wings and a round face and body.
And either of the above are called fairies when they have insect or butterfly wings.


So with that information, over on the corner wall shelf is this cherub...




And these cherub hanging up over here...



and to add more I found this wonderful vintage plaster plaque at an antiques mall last week,



with its neat 3-D sweetie pie putti (I say they are sweetie pie, but if you look closely it doesn't look like they are doing sweetie pie things, so I came to the conclusion that they were fighting over the blanket, or loin cloth, whatever you want to call it, and the putti on the far left is escaping with it while the others are still fighting!)



Along with this framed piece of Bobbin lace, made in Brussels,



I knew they would be the perfect pair on this wall...



Holding my Q-Tips is this vintage ceramic, Made in Japan, little holder. And what is it everyone? A Fairy, right? Because it has butterfly wings. Wow, what a to do!




A cherub soap dish with cherub soaps



and a putto (only 1) Meissen type bottle of some sort that I use as a hatpin holder...




all on this tray.



Lace curtains help to soften and add romance and charm to the space. Sorry for the dark photo though.




And that is it for my cherub, putti and fairy bathroom! And lace. I hope you learned something new today! (winks) Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful week!

Thank you to Bernideen over at BTTCG for featuring my Leap Year post and thank you to Kathy at HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY for featuring my Paper Flowers post.

I am joining the following linky parties this week...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
BTTCG with Bernideen
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jill
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia and the girls
SIMPLE AND SWEET FRIDAYS with Jody
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry

30 comments:

  1. Very pretty Gina...well done on getting the mirrors at such a discount! Patience pays off...

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  2. Love the cherub theme Gina! Looks like a lovely redo. Today we are still working....still painting, cleaning the oven (my eyes are burning right now) and we met with the realtor yesterday. At least the clock is ticking down.

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  3. Hi Gina! A very pretty redo and what a great deal on the mirrors. Jane

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  4. Your bathroom looks great! Way to score those frames at 80% off too!

    ~Trisha

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  5. I did learn something new! I knew nothing of putti or putto and I just love the cherub/fairy world. What a difference changing that mirror and light fixture makes.. It looks great! I love a good bargain and you definitely got on on the mirrors.

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  6. Ooo Gina,
    Your bathroom came out so lovely!! (I had to settle for the burnt blackish fixtures when we remodeled too! I wonder why they stopped producing the pretty brass? When we moved in to our historical home the one modernized room was the upstairs bathroom with those same row of "movie star" lights above that same mirror that you had, and guess what we replaced with? Yep an oval mirror and very similar lights above!!! :-) And not only that but I have decorated with cherubs too!! We still have more to finish
    but you and I share the same taste in the wanna~be department!! ;-)
    I love the colors you chose and all your pretty touches!! You have made a lovely Victorian space!!
    Many blessings and warmth, Linnie

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  7. What a lovely bathroom you have now.... Well worth the effort!

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  8. Gina, the mirrors and lights make a lovely difference in your bathroom. Looks really nice. I'm happy for you too because you got such a great deal on the mirrors. Thank you for giving us a peek and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. Gina, your bathroom make-over is a great success. Well done. Your cherubs are precious.

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  10. Love the changes to your bathroom. You did so well on finding the mirrors and getting such a good deal on them. I think the lights go well with the mirrors and other accessories you have in your bath. We are days away from moving into our new home and yes, the bath has all those same light fixtures as your old one. I will be searching for new ones as soon as possible. Thanks for all your inspiration! And for the lesson on Cherubs, and putti and putto.

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  11. It's really pretty, Gina! And I love how you framed the piece of lace.

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  12. Hi Gina,
    I love your mirror and lighting transformation. I have the same large mirror and light bulb lighting and hubby won't let me change it. I do love your Victorian like changes. So pretty! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Karen

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  13. Gina,
    Love the way your bathroom looks!! The mirrors and the light fixture are stunning! And of course, I love that lace!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  14. You did a fantastic job! It's so inviting, I just want to go look at everything. Yes, lots of lace! very pretty.

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  15. So pretty. I love all the details, they do add charm.
    Amalia
    xo

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  16. It looks so pretty! Love lace anywhere in our homes. Love the set is it new? Getting good deals on everything helps make it kind to our budgets!

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  17. Love the mirrors, and what a bargain! Yup, an easy fix. Cute theme and thanks for explaining what putti was. I had never heard that word before. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Wow Gina you got a great deal on those mirrors!! They look great!! So much better!! yay----so glad you got this done! I love the lace too

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  19. It looks fabulous, I love the oval mirrors

    Mollyxxx

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  20. It all looks so pretty and the frames of your mirrors just don't show how big they actually are.
    Your cherub's soap boxes are very cute, they must be vintage

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  21. Your cherubs are so cute.

    Your bath is a huge change from the large mirror and lights - great job!

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  22. Gina, you did a great job transforming this bath. Fun seeing all your little cherubs.

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  23. Your bathroom transformation looks terrific, I love it!
    Your cherubs are so perfect for a bathroom décor too.
    But my very fave thing are your mirrors with wide frames. Great job.
    FABBY

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  24. what pretty cherub soaps and soap boxes! I'd have a hard time using those :) (and thanks for stopping by my blog a few days ago!)

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  25. Gina, what a lovely update! Your cherubs are so sweet and I pinned your gorgeous lace to our Features & Favorites board ~ thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  26. love those lace curtains and the cherubs are so sweet. I like the double mirrors. Need to do some updating in my bath now. Not been on in blogland in a while so it's nice to catch up visiting.

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  27. Love your romantic bath! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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