Thursday, November 17, 2011

the barn half bath
















































































































click HERE to read the "detials" post on this half bath

100 comments:

  1. I love the gray of the vanity with the wood. My mother lives in a 6 sided cabin (I know it sounds crazy when I say it) and I would love to see more use of color like this.

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  2. Love it. I just love the details. I especially love the cabinet, picture and door!!

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  3. I'm loving the rustic feel of this room! The cabinet for the sink worked out very well adding a bit of elegance to balalance out the look and keep it from being TOO rustic. Based on what you said in an earlier post, this room wasn't a budget buster either, which makes it very inspiring - like I could actually give my guest bath a makeover!

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  4. As usual, totally gorgeous and totally inspiring.

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  5. Really beautiful, Joan. I love the stained wood walls, and the beautiful decorative statements. That dresser with your find of a top really looks stunning. Love the hardware! Did you paint the porcelain baubles? I've seen them before, but I've always seen them in black, never gray. It's really gorgeous. I also love the silicone tipped bulbs in everything. Are your silicone tipped bulbs for standard sized lights? Around here, I can't find anything but the chandelier (small) bulbs. Where are you getting yours? I think they'd be PERFECT for my sconces in the living and dining room, don't you??
    Whatelse - oh, the barn door! LOVE LOVE LOVE ... that was a great idea for the small space. I was wondering if there was a mirror in there at first, but then I saw your mirror on the opposite wall! :)
    And not that you ever would - but boy oh boy was I glad to see that there was nothing hanging from those antlers! LOL!
    Gosh, I just love this. If this is the direction you're going in the barn room, then I'm totally on board!
    You always do great work - this is no different. Congratulations on another fabulous room!
    xo,
    A

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  6. If that room had a claw foot tub, I'm pretty sure I would live in it.
    Please and thank you.
    It's gorgeous!

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  7. Very beautiful, looks like a room straight out of a Colorado fancy cottage ;-)....is it just a sink in there or also a toilet?

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  8. I love it! It's interesting how you didn't hang a mirror over the sink. Can't wait to get all the details in your next post.

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  9. STUNNING. I love it. Wow!! I cannot say enough about how you the vision you must have had to make that happen!! I love it!

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  10. Very handsome! Absolutely LOVE the sink...the dark dray with the marble. So nice. Great accessories too! Love it!

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  11. Absolutely fabulous! Love it all!

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  12. Hi Joan,
    Absolutely beautiful! I love how everything came together- from the dresser to the chandelier,sink,artwork and the sliding barn door along with the walls and ceiling covered with wood. This room is breath taking! Congratulations on another job well done and thanks for sharing.

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  13. I love the old barn door! That is wonderful. The project really turned out well--you have quite the eye. Love those prints with the maple frames, I can never leave one in the antique store.....

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  14. The barn half bath is amazing...great attention to detail...the bureau turned vanity would make Sarah Richardson proud...the light fixture is perfect, and color scheme is rich. Love the recycled marble...wonderful job...lots of hard work with superb results. Judy

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  15. Joan, Dan, and Ella: Stunning! Not just the room, but your photos. Cindy

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  16. LOVE the wood clad doors, LOVE the washstand and L-O-V-E the sliding door - great post, thank you!!

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  17. C'est magnifique!!!! Beautiful tones and textures layered one upon the other! What time of day did you take the pictures? the light quality is something else!

    The touch of color from the geraniums is a delight. Putting the mirror "behind" the barn door - brilliant! The little bird prints (water colors?) with their birds eye frames above the WC are speaking to me.

    At the powder room entry, I like the subtle change of scale of the vertical wood joints. Nice touch!

    Cheers,
    John

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  18. Absolutely fabulous Joan, love it!

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  19. Joan,
    I love it and it was especially fun seeing the items before they were transformed and installed.
    Two questions: Where did you find the gray towels (hand towel) and are the candlelight bulbs from Luminere? I am so grateful for that resource and have converted all of my sleeves to wax sleeves using Luminere. They are such a nice company to deal with, thank you.
    Karen

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  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is officially my favorite room - but I have not seen the barn room yet!‎

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  21. I could live in this one room...it's stunning! The door and the floors are GORGEOUS!!

    You know what I really love...the little soap dish. :)
    Great job Joan.

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  22. So beautiful! You really know how to put things together and make them look like they were meant to be there. Thanks for the tour!

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  23. Joan a beautiful job!!! Love all the details. I also love how rustic but still elegant it feels. One question??
    What are the two little porcelain buttons on the back splash??
    the gray looks amazing with the marble!! Great choices on your part, as always,
    kathysue

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  24. It is STUNNING! What a dream bathroom...truly magazine worthy!

    ♥Linsey

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  25. It's perfect - every little detail works together - from the rustic wildlife paintings, to the shot of blue in the painting - another wonderful room that you've created.

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  26. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love every detail Joan, the door, the fixtures, the cabinet and sink. And the lighting in that small room is just fabulous, your pics are magazine worthy!
    xo~
    T

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  27. Wonderful, wonderful attention to detail Joan.... It must feel fantastic to look back at your progress and know that you have come so far.... xv

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  28. Absolutely love this, especially rustic and vintage combined. I have a mountain log cabin, so I'm a fan of rustic, and I love seeing old pieces re-purposed and antiques mixed in, without everything being "campy" on the one hand or feeling too formal, on the other. Great job!

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  29. WORK OF ART! Absolutely beautiful down to the last little detail. Your images are what makes me so in love with design. It's so nourishing to enjoy visual beauty.
    xoTrina

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  30. that sink! love it all. i'm wondering why no mirror above the sink. i'm sure you will have a great reason and i can't wait to hear it. excellentay!

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  31. super, joan. everything. you know you gotta give us the name of the gray on that chest. what a transformation that was. as usual, everything is top notch, lady. donna

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  32. Joan,

    The bath turned out amazing! You style is impeccable. I can't wait to see the barn room, it also looks like Dan did a fabulous job on the floors!
    Melanie

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  33. Gorgeous Joan!!! I love everything about it! The walls, the countertop, the color of the vanity - I want to live in a house that you decorate!

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  34. So unique! I love rooms that are personal and don't look like everything else out there, and that certainly holds true for your half bath. I love all the details and the barn door is fabulous.
    Claudia

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  35. Beautifully done! I love the sink and dresser and the sliding barn door. Perfect!

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  36. LOVE it! so simple yet so beautiful

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  37. it's REALLY something special.

    bravo.

    michele

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  38. I love the gray with the warmth of the wood! It's beautiful!!!

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  39. I love this!
    You design exactly how I like to... there is nothing like giving new life to beautiful old objects. That's what makes your bathroom so wonderful.
    The sink cabinet is perfect. I'm amazed that you found the tassel knob to match... You are so good!
    Thank you for continuing to share and inspire.

    xo
    Brooke

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  40. Joan:
    I have been following your blog since the beginning and I am always happy when I visit. I wonder if I could trouble you for the paint color you used on the dresser/vanity? It is exactly what I am looking for a dresser I would like to breathe new life into.. Everything is lovely as usual. I love to have a story behind pieces we live with..
    Laura

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  41. OMG! Stunning! I didn't think I liked rustic...but this is takes rustic to a whole new level!! I appreciate you sharing your home with us!! :)

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  42. Just Stunning!! You have such an elegant sense of style that I aspire to. Well done!

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  43. I love the walls, and the door is great-adds so much a character! It is beautiful!

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  44. I cant believe thats the same sink, counter top and little chest! What a beautiful powder room for your barn!!

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  45. Beautiful! Love the rustic cozy feel of the room...it tells a story! Bravo!

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  46. I love it all: the sink cabinet the horizontal walls, the barn door, the door and window casings, that fabulous lamp and chandelier and those beautiful wide-board floors. From what you have done in the rest of the house, it comes as no surprise that you pay such attention to detail. Just lovely, Joan.
    Best...Victoria

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  47. Gorgeous... that word is overused... but not here!! I love your space and those little animal pictures are my fav!!!

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  48. ...simply perfect...my favorite things...the painting...the door hook...and the sunlight streaming in...hugs laney

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  49. beautifully elegant photos, joan. the colors, design and light sweetly soothe my soul... thank you for the inspiration.
    -xok.

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  50. Your photography is great and I think I could safely say my kids would love to use your potty! :) {Ok, so would I!!} The sun on the wood reminds me of alpine glow in Alaska.

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  51. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.

    This post my heart sing this morning. Thank you! How I love those burled-maple frames and the painted Victorian pulls against the dusky colors. And the door! Wow!

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  52. I do not know where you find your inspiration, but your rooms are always and absolutely perfect - restful, warm and beautiful. Thank you for sharing and being my, and I'm sure many others, inspiration.

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  53. oh my word, it's flipping perfection! i love the color of the vanity! love love love!

    ashley over @
    {hookedonhickory}

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  54. Stunning! I love all the warm wood tones.

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  55. Joan, I apologize for my language in advance but, that bathroom is badass. I love it! You are super talented.

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  56. Perfect use of vintage and worn materials combined with the fab art - love it!

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  57. ps...love love love how the mirror reflects the outdoors...perfect idea...

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  58. Good grief, lady, I'm sick with awe.

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  59. This bathroom is amazing! So many things to love, the paneling, the door, the light on the vanity. My oh my, you did a fabulous job!

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  60. Hi Joan! The bathroom turned out beautiful. I love the vanity and the wood walls.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  61. You amaze me! You have pulled this together so well! I love the idea of the chest of drawers turned into a sink base! I wish I would of had this kind of foresight when we re-modeled our home. The wood finished walls are so cozy and rustic. I love that thick arch as you go into the room and of course the sliding barn doors are the icing on the cake! Perfecto!!

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  62. Hi Joan
    Stunning a fabulous contrast to the other parts of the house. I love all the old things you've given a new life.
    Kind Regards
    Karen
    PS This is a small sample of what's to come THE BARN ROOM

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  63. Fabulous! Just absolutely stunning beyond words. I love the constrasts in your home. Everything about this bathroom is beyond words wonderful. Its so interesting and full of surprises.
    What a delight to view.
    By far the best of the best rooms I've seen .... EVER!
    Your entire home is lovely.

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  64. Looovvveee! Especially the antlers and lamp! So beautiful!

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  65. Joan,
    I love this so much, especially after reading about how it came about! And, thank you for your encouraging comment on ppt, as we are early in the journey on our renovation. But, seeing transformations like this are so inspiring! And, it also reminds me to keep taking pictures!!!

    xo Elizabeth

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  66. I'm a Texas gal... loving the post... I think I should come visit!

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  67. I love the direction you went. It is such a well thought out contrast to the rest of your home. Gorgeous.

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  68. Oh Joan, that is one fabulous little room but I have to say I seriously gasped when I saw that adorable dish with the little holder cradling that lovely chunk of soap!

    You do have an eye for details!

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  69. Beautiful, elegant and thoughtfully composed room. I love that you chose the antlers above the vanity instead of a mirror.

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  70. Gorgeous Joan and that vanity is stunning!! Martina

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  71. I adore all of your renovations - and this one is just as wonderful. The details and photography are outstanding.

    I've featured your blog today at stylesson.

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  72. Joan, another stunning room in your beautiful home. Love it!

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  73. Well worth waiting for--it's rustic but luxurious, personal, just gorgeous!!

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  74. This is really beautiful.

    I love your use of multiple wood tones.

    Perfect... every inch of it.

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  75. You are fabulously talented. I love the pulls on the vanity dresser.

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  76. I just found your site today and have been drinking in the photos of your lovely rooms! Just the way I would like my home to look.

    Hook 'Em Horns!

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  77. Barn wood, sigh. Barn door which is a real barn door, double sigh. And, I don't think I missed where you said it so I will ask: did you have to do something to the marble top between the time you found it and used it? And if so, what?

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  78. It is perfection! I LOVE the dresser/vanity!!! It is gorgeous. I love that you used old pieces that all just fit together so perfectly. Those tassel pulls make the piece!!!!

    I also LOVE the wood walls. They have the perfect patina.

    Another stunning room Joan!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  79. Now that is amazing. To think all that was found at such bargain buys.You created a perfect bathroom, so unique.

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  80. Joan - Such an inspiration for designing with things you love, not with only what is popular in magazines and on home design shows. It is easy to see that you put your heart and soul into your home. We are still busy doing that here at Shady Grove Farm...seems as I had just started to blog about the house we fell in love with and was quickly overwhelmed with projects and how to share them. Thank you for posting your progress, it sparks the desire to keep giving our home new life. Katie

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  81. This is just beyond gorgeous! I truly love everything about it! The lamp is so interesting...is it new made to look old or original? Love the flowers in the jar, the custom sink cabinet, the faucet, the marble back splash/counter, the hardware, the light fixture...even the lock...so original! Gorgeous photography with the afternoon light!

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  82. love this. love the floors - love the piece on the marble. love the chandelier = just beautiful!!!!

    cant wait to see even more of your house - the sconces in the barn room are so tempting.

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  83. Your new 1/2 bath is awesome!

    I was on your blog and long time ago, but lost you! Now I found you again!

    I absolutely love your home! You have wonderful taste! Thank you for sharing all your transformations with us!

    tot

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  84. Gorgeous! Is that picture light battery operated? It's lovely and I didn't see a cord.

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  85. anon 9:45- The picture light is hard-wired. If you click "older" post at the bottom of this page and look at the post right before this one, I talk about the making of the barn half bath and in the 5th photo up I show the wiring for this light.

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  86. Can't wait to see the barn room pics. Christmas was here and gone before we really knew it. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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  87. As you can see, I am searching through your blog:) This so reminds me of our powder room in our second house. We used BARN BOARD on the walls and Joe also made a shelf out of the wood that ran around the room so I could dislay some treasures:) Love the antlers, I have one that I need to mount like that. Another great space in your beautiful home. XO, Pinky

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  88. so this new bathroom covered up a small window on the original outside wall. Did you leave the window in so it is part of the bathroom? or was the small window taken out? What room was that small original window in, in the big house?

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    1. Nance, ha- no we didn't leave that window as that would have now been a window from the kitchen into the half bath! That window was originally in a very steep (and dangerous) rear stairs for the house- the area is now part of the kitchen and that little window was removed with the rest of the ell here.... http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2008/12/no-ell.html

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