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A CLOSER LOOK~ DETAILS



I have had a lot of questions about the details
and sources in my bathroom
Here's the post if you missed it
So here they are.


My French armoire was a craigslist find from several years ago.
It is circa 1900, the pale gray wash finish is original and it stands around 9' tall.
My husband was attending a conference out of the
area & looked at it afterwards .
He was supposed to call me and tell me if it was as fabulous
as I thought it was and ask if I wanted it-
but he just brought it home.
He said just one look and he knew I would love it.
When he brought the crown piece in the house- I just about fell over!
It was *LOVE*!


The shelves were missing so I bought smooth finish 3/4" plywood and cut new ones for it.
I used primer with a little bit of black paint mixed in it to get a color that is close to the original.


It has the original key and beautiful deep beveled glass doors.


Here it is with it's doors on


and
with the doors removed to use as an open cupboard.


~Inside the armoire~
Rolled white towels, several baskets to hold essentials,
folded bath mats on the bottom shelf & the hamper next to them.


The chunky gold framed mirror is a recent addition to the bathroom as well
and was a thrift store find.
It was at the Salvation Army and I was immediately drawn to it's large size,
old gold paint and delightful detailed frame.
The gesso on this beauty is incredible.


I was also super excited to find out it was also 25% off that day!
Love it when you find a treasure at a thrift store that is on sale!


The empty frames I already had and the candle lantern was a Ross find.


The red toile wallpaper was at Lowes (pretty sure) or Home Depot years ago
I found almost enough rolls in their clearance bin
and lucked out finding one more double roll on Ebay
which I used down to the very last bit.


The tumbled marble look tile, gray shower marble ~Lowes.
The vintage inspired vanity mirrors~ Home Depot
Wall sconces-~Lowes
Chandelier~ thrift store find
Ruffled shower curtain ~ Drape panel from Target



See you tonight for Feathered Nest Friday!!



33 comments

  1. I like it better without the doors because you have everything arranged so neatly inside. It is like a Parisian boutique hotel...got to LOVE it! :D

    I commented yesterday that the armoire is my favorite thing about your bathroom. Thanks for sharing more of it with us!

    xoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  2. That is such a great look! Found a little bit of inspiration since we are going to tackle our bathroom soon, and i can only hope it turns out to be half as nice as yours.

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  3. It's breathtaking. Every little detail is perfect.

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  4. Stunning! Truly inspirational to create a beautiful space. I love the creativity of thinking outside the box and removing the doors ,(not sure I would have thought to do that), it really opens things up and looks beautiful! Happy Wednesday..HHL

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  5. Your hubby did good! Such a beautiful bahtroom and your armoire is amazing; with and without the doors!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  6. LOVE....I said...LOVE your French Armoire! What a fabulous find! xo

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  7. Just gorgeous! Love that armoire! It's the perfect shade of weathered grey. Love the way it looks with the doors off. And that toile paper makes my heart pitter patter. Lucky you, getting it on clearance. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love this source post Courtney. You scored big time (with that hubs of yours)!!

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  9. This is so gorgeous, Courtney! I love taking doors off for an open look, too. Your armoire is to die for!

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  10. I am speechless. It's beyond gorgeous :-)

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  11. Courtney that armoire is GORGEOUS, I can see why you almost fell over when the hubby brought it home!! It looks beautiful both ways but I really love it with the doors off! Martina

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  12. Your bathroom has to be one of the prettiest bathrooms ever. I absolutely love everything single about it. And... the armoire is just heavenly with or without doors...

    Cindy

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  13. This is so incredibly beautiful! Isn't it great what you can find on craigslist???

    Erica

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  14. I love everything about this room! What a great idea to add storage between the sinks!

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  15. This is so beautiful! I am your newest follower!

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  16. Lovely! What is the color of the armoire called? It's beautiful<3

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  17. Wow, what a husband. Your armoire is so gorgeous. I like it both ways but I love it in the bath without the doors. The open shelves are perfect to stash those lovely white towels. It looks like a bath in a French boutique hotel in the south of France. Wish I had room to do this in my BR, I'm in love with your bath!

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  18. Courtney, This is such a gorgeous piece and you have decorated the shelves beautifully. Love the wallpaper too.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  19. Extremely over the top BEAUTIFUL. I'm turning green.

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  20. The most beautiful bathroom I have ever seen!!!
    xo, Mariaelena

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  21. WOW that French Armoire is TO DIE FOR!!!! You're whole bathroom belongs in a magazine, good job!!!

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  22. Courtney,
    This is one stunning piece...I see why he just paid for it and came right on home with her...lucky you:) See ya later at your party!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  23. OMG, that is such a beautiful piece of furniture. I would never have thought of using it for the bathroom, but WOW does it look great there. I have old shelving in my children's bathroom, (the largest bathroom in the house, the only one with a bathtub.) The shelving replaced the old diaper changing table. It holds mostly pajamas for the 4 children, and there is no towel closet in that bathroom. You have inspired me search out a better piece of furniture for my bathroom.

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  24. OMG Courtney!! What a gorgeous bathroom!! I adore your armoire and all the lovely details! *swoons* Vanna

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  25. That bathroom is so gorgeous I would be afraid to go it. Oh my, I'm in love with the armoire. I just want to soak in that tub and stare at it. Incredibly romantic find! Hubs had the right idea on this one! andrea@townandprairie

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  26. Your armoire is seriously the prettiest piece of furniture I have ever laid eyes on! What a wonderful find! Your whole bathroom is absolutely gorgeous!! If my bathroom looked like that I'd bring my friends over and serve tea in there. :)

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  27. Oh Courtney! This is gorgeous! We no way have anything that beautiful on Craigslist here! LOL What a pretty bathroom. I love it.
    Sherry

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  28. Hi again, and thanks for following - I followed you back! :)
    Blessings,
    -Revi

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous! I need something similar to this for the bathroom we are about to start tackling. Your whole bathroom is just beautiful.

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  30. Hi Courtney,
    I absolutely LOVE this armoire..talk about stunning!! Your bathroom is beautiful. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a new follower. I posted on your feathered nest Friday, and I am a new follower as well! Have a great weekend :)

    Rachel~

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  31. absolutely beautiful courtney... i think i like the open shelving... your bathroom looks amazing.

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