Sunday, July 12, 2009

Blue Antique Store Finds and Master Shower Reno

Monday is another day for fun memes, Blue Monday, which is hosted by Sally of and Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan of Be sure to visit these 2 gracious ladies to view more blues and great renos.
I found these blue and white covered dish and salt and pepper shakers from an antique shop in Destin during the 4th of July weekend. The dish was $12 and the S & P shaker was $6.

For Met. Mon., I thought I would show you our master bath. When I saw this house, I fell in love with it right away even though the shower in the master bath had cracks on the ceiling and wall. We were told it could have been because the shower has a hot steam and the extreme heat must have cracked the solid Corian walls. We made an offer asking the seller to fix the shower but they were too busy so they gave us $3000 in credit to do it ourselves after we moved in. The realtor recommended a guy to do it. We bought all the supplies and the guy came and took down the walls and that was it. Everytime he promised to come, he never showed up, so the tiles, bags of grout and all other supplies sat in the master bedroom and bath for a year before we found somebody else to do it.
The ceiling was tiled and the light was replaced.
Here is the cracked wall.
We decided to just use a 12 x 12 tile all over, which matches our bathroom floor.
and decided to add a bench. The tile store merchant showed us this Italian mosaic tile and we loved it, bought it and had it put on the floor.
Isn't the floor pretty? Do you see the stainless steam outlet on the right wall? I must have used it only twice because it is really hot but dh uses it a lot.
I really should use it more.

We have a double shower. Here's one.
and here's the other
Here is our steam shower door. The little door above helps in releasing some steam when it gets too hot in there.Since we are in the bathroom, I might as well show you the rest of the room. This settee was in our hallway but I thought it was too big for it so I moved it in here. John likes it here. He gets to sit when he puts his shoes on.
It's also a nice place to sit when you want to talk to whoever is soaking in the jacuzzi tub.
a double sink
My favorite feature of this bathroom is this skylight. You can see the tree sway and hear the rain trickle while soaking in the tub.

Thanks for coming. Hope you enjoyed yet another metamorphosis. Now, let's all go visit Sally and Susan and I thank our 2 gracious hostesses.


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! I love those blue and white finds of yours! I will definitely check out the antique shops when I go to Florida this Fall! And your bathroom is so pretty! I especially like the idea of the setee adn the beautiful tile mosaic on the shower floor! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, like the rest of your house, the bathroom is just gorgeous. I love a big shower and a double one would be wonderful. The floor mosaic is beautiful. Such a great bathroom. Hugs, Marty

Allidink said...

Wow that is great! I love the shower.

All the best,

Unknown said...

What a great tile feature! That is really georgous. Your bathroom is beautiful!


Sarah said...

Such pretty tile on the floor of your shower. Your whole bathroom is really nice! Great job!

imjacobsmom said...

WowChristine, I never would have thought that steam would make corian crack like that. That is wild. But I love what you did with it afterwards. That mosaic is so pretty! Well actually so is the rest of the room. I love your new blue finds, too. ~ Robyn

abeachcottage said...

beautiful mosaic and love your blue finds!

happy met monday


Patricia @ ButterYum said...

What a lovely mosaic... very nice. Love the bench in the shower, and the settee in the bath is wonderful! Make sure your tile guy sealed your grout :).

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Christine,
I am green(like your lovely vanity) with envy! A steam shower sounds so good and in the winter in Wisc. oh would I love that! Love the Mosaic tile and your beautiful bathroom! What a deal on those beautiful blue and white pieces! Hugs, Cindy

Blue Creek Home said...

Wow! I love the blue and white.
Great bathroom transformation.

Anne Fannie said...

I don't know what got me more excited that mosaic work on the floor of your shower or that blue and white china piece!
Happy Blue Monday...


Four Paws and Co said...

Love your blue & white pieces!
Great re-do on the shower & love your awesome bathroom. ☺ diane

Tara said...

The tile is gorgeous, especially the mosaic on the bottom. Did the tile guy wonder why you kept taking pictures? You should have posted him just for giggles. Love the leopard rug and your blue dishes are beautiful too!

Tra La La Boom De Ay said...

Score and Steal. Wonderful blues!

bj said...

What a fantastic bath...I really love the shower. That tile floor is just beautiful.

Gie's Tidbits said...

love your blue chinas...

happy blue monday.

SmilingSally said...

Oh yes, the blue and white pieces were good buys. I do love that shade of blue! Happy Blue Monday.

What a gorgeous shower; I would smile each time I took a shower.

KBeau said...

Great shower redo. Don't you just hate it when people don't show up when they promised?

Regina said...

These are great.
Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice week.

LADY JANE said...

Christine...what a great place to relax! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a great shower makeover! Love the mosaic...

Barb said...

Hi Christine, oooooo, I love the pretty and elegant and peaceful too! Also love the blue pieces. Pretty!!

Happy Blue Monday.


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

I just left you a note on your Sunday Favorites post!

Ooooh...I love your new blue & white bowl and S&P...what a great deal you got on those...they're gorgeous!!!

Hehe...I remember when you posted your beautiful master bath on RMS Sweetie! You had been waiting and waiting for the tile man to get there to finish his work! It turned out awesome...was so worth the wait!!! I just love the beautiful design in the floor!!! You have a gorgeous master spacious and all that beautiful tile...I love it!!! What a beautiful transformation...thank you for sharing more of your fabulous home with all of us!!!

Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
Love ya,

Rue said...

Hi Christine :)

Your bathroom is like a beautiful living room that you can shower in! What a wonderful idea to put a settee in there. The flooring in your shower is gorgeous :)


Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very nice shower transformation. I especially like the mosaic floor.


Mary Bergfeld said...

What a wonderful remodel. I love the tile you used on the shower floor. Absolutely amazing.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Christine! How gorgeous are you blue and white pretties! You certainly have an eye! I love your bathroom! The shower looks amazing! I'm in love with your wallpaper too! Oh, Dear One, you do have the prettiest home! I've said that before haven't I? I mean it! You bathroom is large and love it you have the space for the lovely little seating area. The greeny color of your cabinet is awesome!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Cindy J. said...

Hi there dear Christine! Love your new blue and white treasures.. and as always everything you do in your home looks lovely..such a beautiful place. We actually took a little trip this weekend.. visited my sister in Fresno. It had been 2 years since we'd been.. so nice my hubby can now drive long distances..hope to go one more time before his second surgery. Hope you have a great week. Love, Cindy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful buys! And I adore the Victorian lady & gent dishes beside them too! Very pretty! Happy Blue Monday.

Bill said...

Great renovation and wonderful finds!!! Thanks for the nice comment you left for my first attempt at a "Christmas in July" tablescape.

Hope the rest of your Monday goes well!

Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

Unknown said...

Christine! I really love the blues in that blue and white china... its so beautiful! And your Mater bath makeover is WoW! I love the tile on the floor! and a steam sower is wonderful! And good for you too! Removes toxins and its so relaxing! I only wish I had one!
I hope you have a fabulous week!
~Really Rainey~

Terry said...

Howdy Christine
Fantastic post a double portion today.This was so much fun !
The photos are really nice all are so very pretty.
I love the pattern you picked out for the tile .
It's truly beautiful.
I am sorry you had to wait so long but it did turn out to be worth the wait.
Have a wonderful week.
Happy Trails

Laura said...

That is a wonderful find from the antique store. You know I love blue and white.

Your blog looks great-


Printersdevil said...

What a beautiful blue and white find. I also love your bathroom. What a wonderful retreat.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Thank you so much for the birthday wish and your new shower is so pretty. I just helped my sil do one in thier new house...hard work. Thanks again

Nancy said...

The blue and white is such a great find and price! We have done so many reno's. Great job. I'm sure you just love that pretty bath room.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

What a beautiful bathroom and looks so big. I am completely envious. Both are bathrooms are little tiny.

Your blue and white treasures are really pretty.


Dawn said...

Love the new blues(and the older ones behind them too!) Fantistic job in the bath.

Mary said...

Very pretty blue and white treasures!
Happy new bath!
Happyblue Monday!
Mary :)

Carrie said...

Your blue and white treasures were a fabulous find at those thrifty prices...the designs are great!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

The shower turned out great. I wish I had a bench in mine. And your blue & white treasures are pretty fab.

GranthamLynn said...

Great transformation. I love the shower. How neat you have room for the bench.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great week.

Kammy said...

Hi Christine !
Nice blue dishes and I love and adore your tile work !!!!!
Hugs ~ Kammy

Becky K. said...

I love the mosaic tile on the shower floor.

Your blue and white finds are sweet too.

Have a happy day!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Its So Very Cheri said...

Love the floor-so pretty.
July Give Away going on

Unknown said...

Hi Christine,

I love the mosaic on the floor. It is so beautiful.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Okay, I think those pretty s/p shakers will fit in any purse I bring to your house! Now the serving dish might be a bit more difficult. I've always thought your bathroom was lovely, but that shower flower is a knockout! laurie

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