Friday, May 23, 2014

French bathroom, almost finished



For such a tiny room this bathroom has been a LONG time in the making but I wanted to get the details 'just right'. (Once the adjoining walls are installed it will be a major exercise to access the room to change anything.) With the exception of the sign everything on the shelf came from Synnove almost exactly four years ago, at last they're out of the little box and basking in the rays of the morning sun. The vintage-look  'metal' sign is an image printed on cardstock, edged with dark brown ink to create the rust effect, and covered with several coats of clear nail polish which gives it the look of having an enamel finish (although it doesn't really show up in the photo).

Upper hallway (almost) hidden cupboard


The image on the left shows how the bathroom looks through the window, and if you look through the doorway you can see part of the upper floor hallway. On the far wall you can just see the cupboard. It will be almost entirely hidden from view when the wall that divides the hallway from the bedroom in front of it is put in place. The only possible glimpse will be through the bathroom exactly as you see here. I suppose it could be considered, then, that it was a waste of time doing anything with this cupboard at all but I really wanted to do it properly for my own satisfaction.  It's very shallow (about 1 cm only) but I wanted to try out creating the illusion of proper depth.  I think it's worked fairly well.

I hope you've enjoyed these little peeks, hopefully I can bring you final pictures of both the bathroom and the hallway soon. It'll be such an achievement to have FINALLY completed the back of the house on this upper floor that I think some kind of celebration will be in order! 

27 comments:

Susan@minicrochetmad said...

Perfection Norma! You achieve the perfect balance of details. I absolutely love the wall treatments. You avalanle for Real Life home dec consults? ;))

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Norma! I think that having that cupboard installed is a Fantastic detail, hidden or not, and it really DOES add extra depth! I love the layering that your bathroom has and the sign is a perfect fit for the shelf. Details make all the difference don't they? I am really enjoying the way your french house is developing, so please keep it coming! :D

rosanna said...

Love everything but the cupboard ....it is a coup de theatre!!
Rosanna

Nono said...

Wonderful details, Norma! I like the sign too! What a lovely bathroom...

Deni said...

oh I love it the cupboard is too cute! You didnt have to make too much to put in there and it looks fantastic! coming along nicely!

Lucille said...

It's perfect Norma! It was worth the wait! I love it!

Lisa T said...

It looks wonderful, Norma. I love that you took the time to create these wonderful details; hidden or not. You know they are there and the love that went into it. Fantastic!

Steinworks said...

oh Norma like the others I too like it a lot , it's such a wonderful detail.

Hugs
Marisa

Claudia said...

I love that cupboard and even if you can't always see it fully, it's there and it does add a lot to the room. Love that wallpaper and the sign!

xo
Claudai

The grandmommy said...

Excellent...simply Excellent!

Eva said...

Muy bonito y original. Un saludo, Eva

Maria Ireland said...

I love your bathroom it is beautiful. The sign is wonderful. The cupboard is fantastic. Hugs Maria

Ilona said...

Hi Norma! Thank you for the peeks into the wonderful bathroom. The cupboard really does add extra depth, it is such a beautiful detail, hidden or not!
Hugs, Ilona

Eliana said...

Oh! How sweet!

miniacollection said...

I love the details in your bathroom and most of all the cupboard. Fantastic!
Geneviève

Trudy Mintun said...

I love the bathroom,but I especially love the hall closet. It sure does look deeper than it is.
My cousin is designing and building me a dollhouse. I am so excited to start on this journey, and look forward to seeing more of your blog.

Wee Cute Treasures said...

What you have shown us is beautiful. I love the cupboard and the fact that you only get a tiny teaser taste of it is exquisite. In garden design this would be called 'creating tension' - and it is highly desirable in terms of keeping the viewers interest. Looking forward to seeing more photos. Mini hugs, Carol :)

Plushpussycat said...

What gorgeous details, Norma! It's all been worth it! xo Jennifer

Linda Carswell said...

I love your 'hidden cupboard'......even seeing just a glimpse adds so much to the scene, well done!

Linda x

shannonc60 said...

I LOVE all of that! I love the bathroom, the cupboard and the wallpaper! Soooo adorable and worth the effort.

Minis-B-Happenin' said...

Love all the details and the aging techniques. There's a lot to see in these tiny little spaces. Perfect!

Julie Nichols said...

I love the way you decorated paying attention all the small details! Your French bathroom is beautiful!!

Sonja said...

Norma your bathroom looks fantastic!
I love your built-in-cabinet.
Hug
Sonja

Carol Kubrican said...

I would love to take a bath in your cozy French bathroom! It looks so inviting!

Sarah said...

I love the linen cupboard!! I want one now too :D The bathroom is gorgeous.

Sarah :)

Mercedes Spencer @ Liberty Biberty said...

Hi Norma! I'm in love with that wallpaper and gorgeous cupboard!

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