Friday, November 12, 2010

Bathroom beauty

The topic of bathrooms is awfully interesting. Not that many years ago, people would never have spoken openly about the room in which they did such private things as taking a bath. After all, taking a bath is something that one does (gasp!) unclothed. People were glad to have a room inside the house for taking care of their private business, but they'd certainly never talk about that room.

Things have changed, haven't they? The rooms that were once small and used only for that private business have become real rooms to us--places where we're happy to spend time. Sometimes the only private time we get is in the bathroom!

Here's a look at our master bathroom. My husband's end of the room:

My end:


A glance at the water closet:

A few little details:

Seashells in a hurricane make an inexpensive yet pretty candle holder.


Rolled-up towels look pretty and are handy to the tub.

A re-purposed dining chair works well as a vanity chair.


This little table I re-finished adds a fun pop of color to the water closet.

There is one really special thing about our bathroom I'd like to show you. See the tub at my husband's end of the bathroom? The artwork above the tub is pretty special to me:


Can you guess what that painting is? My husband took some photos of me at the beach one year, like this one:

And then he sent the photo to allpopart.com and had them make it into a Lichtenstein-style portrait. Can you imagine? I was so flattered. We've been married 25 years now, and he still likes to take pictures of me! I'm glad this is the guy I share a bathroom with.

**Linking to Show Us Your Life at Kelly's Korner and The CSI Project


26 comments:

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love the art! You have a lovely bathroom. I'm jealous.

Autumn Mist said...

This is so lovely. I love the way the space at your end is bigger than your husband's! I love the wall colour, too. But what is the picture above the towels? Can we see?

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful Bathroom...beautiful artwork. Carla

Nadir@StitchSense said...

So beautiful! I LOVE your vanity! And the tub & pop art is gorgeous, what a sweet hubby you have. :-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous bathroom. Love it. The best thing is the picture of you. So neat. Hugs, marty

Vanessa said...

Hi Richella! How sweet is that of your hubby?! What a good guy! Your bathroom is lovely and soothing which is just how I like them to be. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Vanessa

Judy @ Southern Style Home Decor said...

How nice is that for your husband to do something that special. He must be very thoughtful to even think of that.

New Every Morning said...

Wow! I LOVE love love that pop art! What a great guy you have. Aren't we blessed?!

Melanie said...

Oh Richella, I love the art above the tub and I love that hubby did that for you:) He is a keeper just like my hubby.

Have a great weekend.

Shelia said...

Hi Richella! Your bathroom is so lovely! Now the art of your picture is gorgeous! I love it. You are a stunning beautiful lady!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh my gracious! Richella, your Hubby is definitely a keeper! Your painting rocks! I love it!

Your whole bathroom is beautiful. Love that you have like a dressing table area. Love that!

Mommy Life With 5 said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bathroom !! That picture your husband had made of you is awesome !!!
Glad I stopped by and I'm your newest follower.

Paula said...

I'd love to have a big, modern bathroom like yours. Your husband is definitely a keeper. What a sweetie to have a special piece of art made of you.

Terri said...

The artwork is fabulous!!! What a treasure your hubby is... he realizes what a treasure you are! I made your pork roast recipe tonight for the first time (with a loin, not a tenderloin, so it took a "wee" bit longer to cook). It was yummy! Definitely a keeper!!! Blessings, beautiful lady!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Love it! Your husband sounds like a keeper:) Your bathroom is awesome.

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Your bathroom is so big and roomy. I would love a big bathroom. :)
Love the picture! Too sweet.

Megan said...

I love your bathroom and especially that painting.

Patti said...

Beautiful bathroom...and I love the print of you - nice guy you have there!

Eileen said...

Great bathroom. I especially love the Urn painting on the wall. Love the archetectural look.

Rachelle said...

Oh my goodness! I love that painting of you! It looks awesome! The whole bathroom is gorg! :)

Dawn said...

richella! that is a gorgeous picture! of course, i love original, too :) i love the way he loves you!

Debbie said...

WOW that is gorgeous, and so very sweet and thoughtful of your husband! I love your collection of crosses, as I collect them too, I think I told you that already:) Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Heather said...

I love the vanity chair and that painting of you. That's so neat. You are gorgeous!

Scooper said...

Gasp! That artwork is BEAUTIFUL. Of course, he had the perfect muse. : )

Just here catching up on your last posts and wanting to say hello! I miss the wee bit more time I used to have for blog reading and I have missed you. Thanks for your always kind comments at my place...you know, on the rare occasion I get to post. Sigh. Priorities, right?

Hope you and yours had a wonderful thanksgiving!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

What a lovely present! Your hubby did good!

Renae said...

Nice bathroom, and that picture of you is everything in there! Love that!

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