John helped me with this shelf by connecting 5 crystal door knobs from the back of the shelf.. These things are so securely attached, they will never come loose, and I can hang everything from towels to my pj's on them.
I had purchased the border years before somewhere, but never had the perfect place to use it, till now..
We picked out a curved corner shower unit, which saved a lot of space.. It has glass doors, but I added the lace shower curtain just because I thought it looked much prettier than a plain old shower door.
I collect Chantilly Perfume..
Chantilly was launched in 1941 and I love all the different bottles it's been sold in since then.
Unfortunately, today's Chantilly is not yesterday's Chantilly. It smells the same, but it's so watered down, the scent only lasts for a short time.. The old Chantilly had a fragrance that lingered all day long..
This little alcove created by the shower is the perfect place to
display all my pretty pink chantilly.
The cabinet they sit on holds clean towels, cleaning supplies, toidy paper, etc..
We had purchased the faucet quite a few years earlier, when we still lived in Southern Michigan. It was a high end faucet on super clearance at Mernard, so we had bought it.. I was excited to have a place to finally use it.
An unexpected bonus is that the handles on the faucet match the new toilet handle perfectly.
Although I really love the way this vanity fits in with the shabby chic theme, I have to admit, I would never buy a bathroom vanity with a black top again.
It is so hard to keep this thing clean.
I'm constantly wiping it clean.
The vanity came with little gold knobs, but I replaced them with shabby pink glass knobs.. I also added two tall, narrow cabinets on both sides of the toilet, topped with a shelf for more storage space.. I used the pretty pink knobs on those units, too...
I made my own with pink gingham fabric and an iron on product called Thermoweb Iron On Vinyl . I purchased it from Amazon because it wasn't available locally, but I'm sure they probably carry it in fabric stores or Hobby Lobby.
It was simple to do.. I washed and dried my fabric, ironed it and the applied the iron on vinyl according to the directions.. I can wipe it down with a damp cloth and it's tough! I haven't had it rip or tear anywhere.
The mirror that was in here was just a plain square mirror. I found this beautiful oval one at Home Depot for about $30... With the curve of the vanity and the shower, the oval shape fits in beautifully.
The doors in the house were all those hollow doors with the wood grain fused on paper.. We replaced three doors on the other end of the house because we disliked the fake woodgrain look so much..
I wanted to replace the doors on this end, too, but we just hadn't gotten around to it.. I noticed that a tiny little edge of the fake woodgrain was peeling towards the bottom of this door.. I took ahold of it and pulled, and a large piece of it ripped off, much like wallpaper. I just kept peeling and before I knew it, I had peeled all of it off.. Then I started on the other side of the door and went to work on the closet door in the hallway.. It all came off perfectly clean.. I washed down the doors, then painted them country white.. What a difference! Wish I'd figured this out before we went to the bother of replacing the 3 doors early on.
It stays very organized and it just feels very girly and frilly.. I love my perfumes, lotions and bath products, and it's fun having a shabby chic bathroom to keep them all on display.
It feels like my own, private, pretty little sanctuary!