Sunday, January 24, 2010

Skip to my loo ...

the guest loo, that is.  Between 1) the creative bathroom re-dos I've been drooling over here in Bloggerville; 2) Rhoda (at Southern Hospitality) chatting about the return of wallpaper (click here to read her great post); and 3) my current love affair with brown, I thought I'd share our guest bath.  I've always been a little scared of wallpaper ... as one who likes to change things around a bazillion times, its simply too much of a commitment for me. LOL. HowEVER, when I spotted this lovely brown paper, dressed with large, gold decorative circles and apple green accents, I just HAD to have it.  I was ready to walk down the aisle and say "I do" to it.  So, I did.

I don't have a before picture of this little room (just imagine *builder-white* paint, but here it is, all dressed up.  Yippee.  I love the mix of the brown, gold and green.  (Feel free to click on any pic to enlarge.)

We added the glass shelving unit and went with accessories in creams and golds ... thought they might bounce nicely off of the wallpaper.  And, while I am in NO way "crafty-creative," it was super easy to make the "B" initial by enlarging a font (Monotype Corsiva) up to, I believe, 240 pt, and then framing it.

I chose a gold, metallic shower curtain to "bling" the room up a bit and added the apple green textured fabric above to give the room more height (pulled out the ol' glue gun to adhere the tassle fringe). 

Towels courtesy of SteinMart ...

We also added crown molding and painted the ceiling Ralph Lauren Metallics/Golden Candlesticks. (I kid you not ... the ceiling in every room of our house is going to end up being painted this color!!)

Annnnd, just pretend that I've already added molding (painted Golden Candlesticks) around the mirror to dress it up and tie in with the ceiling paint.  Alas, I'm also going to be adding a bronzey-gold faucet ... I'm *this* close to knocking that out myself calling a plumber to do the switcharoo for me.

Well, if you're still with me, I sincerely thank you for stopping by my little guest bath ... can't wait to post pics when I complete the finishing touches (and work on my photography skills).  As always, I'm open to any ideas on how to improve !!  And, I'm also working on redoing our master bath (currently repainting and re-accessorizing) ... imagine that !!  Hello, my name is Becca, and I have a problem !!

I'm linking up with:

Make your Monday at Twice Remembered

Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts

Made it Monday at The Persimmons Perch

Making the World Cuter Monday

It's So Very Creative at Cheri's

Toot Your Horn Tuesdays

Do it Yourself Tuesday at a Soft Place to Land

Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic Cottage

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous

Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk



  1. Ooooohhhhh! Becca you are amazing with your creativity and eye for design colors!

    This is a stunning guest bathroom. Luuuurve the wallpaper color and design. That is just what a guest bathroom needs. Something rich and dramatic. Great choices! I adore the shelf and blingy shower curtain. Very pretty!
    You have given me a great idea with the initial too. Love it!

    Thanks for your sweet visit to our master bathroom! It is large but I do wish it was upgraded much more. It's just not worth putting the money into it being military. We'll probably be moving in about two years or so.

    Have a wonderful week. ~Melissa :)

  2. Oooh I LOVE it, love the pattern in the wallpaper and the color. And that shower curtain adds the right amount of bling with an air of sophistication. Girl you are amazing. I like the little lamp in the corner of the sink, I have one similar and might 'steal' your idea ;-) I can't really use a night light in there because the silly builder put it right under where the towel hangs!

  3. I'm LOVING the wallpaper and the colour scheme.....great job!!!

  4. This is beautiful, Becca! Very elegant! Love the wallpaper, but after removing the last of the wallpaper in my house from our powder room, I think I will enjoy just looking at photos of other people's! You've done a great job!

  5. Love the colors and that ceiling color is great! You did a great job.

  6. I love the wallpaper. i know by the end of the year i will have a wallpaper wall.... its back.. mishelle

  7. Becca, that is absolutely beautiful! Great job.

  8. Hi Becca,
    I have definitely found a kindred spirit. I rearrange, tweak, paint, repaint, etc. I just painted my kitchen a few days ago while my husband was out of town. It's the 7th color in 6 years. I'm glad to know there is a name for it. I would love for you to stop by sometime and see about my constant changing.


  9. Hey girl!!!! Looks bee-you-ti-ful!!!!!! I just love the painted ceilings! The wallpaper is scrumptious. I love the look, but destroyed my walls in my first house trying to get the stinking stuff down from my master bath! I am a bit afraid now, but after seeing this...yummy! You really have a knack for accessorizing and I love the framed initial. I did my own initial candle like Amy from Playing Sublimely. Granted, my didn't look that good, but it wasn't horrible!

    We are off to Europe tomorrow and will be back in two weeks! I can't wait to see what you have done! Can't wait to see your kitchen (hint...hint)!! Have a great week!


  10. It looks beautiful and quite stunning. I'm still in love with that paint and don't blame you one bit for using it on the ceilings in all the rooms. Fabulous job.

  11. Girl, I am adding your blog to my list of favorites! Love what you did with the mantel and decided to start at the latest, which is the guest bath! It's beautiful! Cannot wait to look further :)

  12. Oh Becca Sweetie...
    I LOVE this makeover. Oh my gosh the brown with the pattern is beautiful. How hard was it to match up the pattern as you went around the room? How much extra did it take for matching?

    I love it. It is so beautiful, and the color on the ceiling is just devine. I love the way you used the initial, enlarging the font, so creative. Great way to get an initial.

    I have signed up to follow your blog sweetie. I can't wait to see what you share next. You are so creative and inspiring to others like me. Thank you for sharing. Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

    Country hugs sweetie from Country Wings in Phoenix, Sherry

  13. So inviting! If I was planning on staying here...oh, this is Vermont, when I get back to TX or FL, yes! Great decorating job.

  14. Hi Becca, This is sooooo pretty! Love the walpaper too...I see why you fell in love with it! This bathroom layout looks identical to my monkey bathroom. (which I want to Love your shower curtain too, don't you have one with monkeys? If you did I really liked it!! You are awesome at what you did with the shelves over the toilet. Great job!I don't see any finishing touches that need to be done in here...everything looks just perfect. Kristen

  15. That looks beautiful. I'm a fan of wallpaper in certain situations as well & bathrooms are a perfect place. Good job.

  16. Hi Becca,

    What a beautiful guest bathroom. I love all the finishing’s. You really know how to accessorize. I really like the wallpaper and all the colors go so lovely together. Fabulous job, as always! =) ((Hugs)) ~Liz

  17. I too have a love affair with brown...especially chocolate brown ;o) I love, love, love your is just gorgeous!!!

  18. Wow!! What a beautiful room! You have a great eye for detail. Amazing.

  19. Hi Becca...

    Ohhh friend, you've done a magnificent job decorating your guest's gorgeous! I love, love, LOVE that brown wallpaper with the gold frenchy design! Oh yes, this is a paper that I would have chosen as well! I also just adore all...and I mean all...of your metallic gold ceilings! I would love to do that at my place but not sure if I have the energy! Hehe! Your new glass shelf is beautiful and I love how you accessorized's perfect, my friend! And...the shower curtain...gorgeous! I love the pops of green with the brown and gold! I love your decorating's sooo me! I think I could move into your fabulous home and not change a thing and be perfectly happy! I can't say that about many places! Thank you so much for sharing more of your gorgeous home!!!

    Also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my new living room layout...I loved your sweet note! Come by anytime for a visit!!!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  20. Back to take another peek. I love this bathroom. Where do you find sea shells to accessorize with? I would love to do that in my master bath. =)

    I hope you’re having a great week. My kiddos are off school for a few days due to teacher workshop days, so I haven't been able to get creative. Every time I stop over here, I get inspired, so maybe it will motivate me to do something fun, decor wise, later today. *smile*

    ((Hugs & Love)) ~Liz

  21. Becca- your house is beautiful. Can you come help me out with mine?

  22. Becca,
    Thanks for your sweet comments. I love your LOO. The combo is stunning. Love the tassel on the cabinet door as well.


  23. The oversized print is fabulous and the chocolate brown is gorgeous! I really like the color combination too! Thanks for sharing - Looks great!

  24. I am totally drooling 'cause it is gorgeous! May have to put some wallpaper somewhere in my house!

  25. UHHHHH...oh my goodness, I love it! And four is the perfect age for Disney (in my opinion ;)). Have a blessed day, always love visiting you!

  26. I love it. It's amazing how far wallpaper has come! I also love that you painted the ceiling!

  27. Loving your bath redo! I always forget to take before pics as well.

  28. Hi Becca, I wanted to stop by and thank you for becoming a loyal reader of my new blog. I hope I can continue to give you interesting post to read . I love your brown wallpaper, great choice. It is so lovely and elegant, I am so glad wallpaper is coming back. I just hope we don't get any of the 1980s disasters,hehe,Kathysue

  29. It looks great! So pretty and sophisticated. You did a wonderful job!


  30. It looks fabulous! I showed it to my DIL since they have similar colors and patterns and she loved it also.

    Thanks for sharing it with us today.

    ~ Tracy

  31. Thank you for entering my giveaway Becca!

    Looks like we have some bad weather headed over here to the Carolinas. Yikes! :)

  32. Hi, I am a South Carolina girl myself...not original but I sure an learning to be!!~ Love the South and everyone is so awesome! Your bathroom is so pretty, that wall paper really is a touch of class!!~

  33. I want to let you know that I have a BIG give-a-way starting on Sunday and it will be really fun. I am calling it SPREADING THE LOVE--cuz I love my FOLLOWERS. There are lots of gifts, from really cool vendors. Each week there will be SEVERAL winners--that is right it will be going on all month long. So you can come back each week and leave me a comment, to put your name in.

    You don't have to have a blog--you can e-mail me to enter your name.

    Followers get their name in once and if you have my button on your side bar your name will go in 5 more times.

    If you can double check your READER to see if you are getting my posts I would really appreciate it--for some reason Google has picked on me since the start of my blog and I always end up having them not post every few weeks.


  34. Hi Becca!!~ we live about 20 minutes south Of Charlotte North Carolina...right on the border of North and South. It is funny how many Carolina people I am meeting here:) Fun!!~ Come again, as I will to you as well, in fact I am adding myself as a follower:)

  35. Becca I wish we would get some pretty snow! We've got this yucky and freezing rain coming down. Brrr....

    Stay warm and safe ! ~Melissa :)

  36. Your ceiling is Gorgeous. I think that's what my powder room ceiling needs.

  37. I love everything about this room! Anything with brown is FABULOUS! You seriously have a gift for decorating! We love your blog, and appreciate all of the feedback you give us on ours! It's nice to know that people like our crazy ideas!

    Thanks again,
    Hanna@ Drab to Fab

  38. WOW! such a sweet sophisticated loo!

  39. LOVE LOVE LOVE your bathroom! Can you please tell me where you got the wallpaper??? Please??? I soooo am going to copy you! Gorgeous house! I will be following you from now on!



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