Where Rustic Living Meets Refined Elegance

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Barn Guest Bathroom

Well I finally tackled the toilet room of our guest bathroom. Originally this room was going to be red.  I really wanted a red room somewhere in the house and I thought this one was perfect, but my daughter Cait got tired of waiting and she had leftover brown paint from her room so she just painted it Chocolate brown one day.
I didn't mind, I figured it would be just temporary and I did like to finally see some color in there.  But over the last few months the color really grew on me.  I liked it.  It's a really good deep brown, very rich and warm, so I deciced to make it work.  So what to do?  I did the ceiling in metallic gold and then keeping with the Italian theme from the entry or sinkroom, I decided on a wainscoat of Sienna marble with a crumbled stone border with a hand painted design.

So out comes the plaster, the glazes, the colors, the brushes, the trowels books for inspiration for the border and most importantly Pandora .com tuned to my favorite station "Pink Martini". 
Much better!

Still have to get the base boards down but at least it's looking more finished.

I love it!  I'm thinking I'm going to add a tiny (like maybe 1/4 inch) little trim in gold leaf between the marble and stone border. Maybe even along the top of the border too to frame it in.  Hmmm, I'll have to keep looking at it for a few days.  Even though the edges touch it just feels a little unfinished.
I really had fun with the border.  Very relaxed and in the same colors as the marble. 

 Now, up next the door! 


  1. Wow- Very cool. It looks like a lotta work to me! It looks much more polished, don't you think? Can't wait to see what you do to the door. Hugs- Diaan

  2. ... one project at a time ... you've been so diligent ... it is all paying off ...

    the gilded barn in all of its glory!!

  3. You go for the gold- and you did it!
    Your project was very ambitious- I really give you credit for tackling the marble. It is not easy.

    Lovely job!

  4. Your makeover looks outstanding...love what you did here. I’m having a GIVEAWAY this week at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY…would love for you to come by to enter the giveaway and also link up to my PARTY…hope to see ya there:)


  5. Hi There and thanks for visiting. I lived in Paso for a short time in the early 70’s not as trendy and groovy as it is now ( i think) it was cowboys (real ones) and I remember it being hot. I loved the little mission town nearby. it was a ghost town then.

  6. Tamra,
    I tooooo! would love to have that box style birdcage in my home as well. I am going to try and reproduce it, I think it may be a fun project :) Maybe you could try making one yourself. You talent in painting is what gets you into all these little changes, I am forever painting here and there and lots of this and that's :)

    We would be in real trouble if we lived closer, we would be painting up a storm :)

    Keep inspiring girl



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