Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Bungalow, Part V.

First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. As the harvest season approaches I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.

You've seen the before and after for the dining room, the living room, the kitchen, and the master bedroom. This week I want to share the bathroom in KC and David's bungalow. I apologize that I don't have the before picture. Suffice it to say, It. Was. Heinous. The tub and sink were badly peeled away and a hideous pink layer peaked through a dull and dirty white finish. The same condition revealed itself in the pedestal sink. Yuck! There was a nasty, large, ancient medicine cabinet, on an ugly tan wall, whose surface was corroded and rusted, and above the cabinet was an old, pitiful light fixture that had seen better days. Tiles were missing, and the tile towel bar was gone, leaving a gaping hole in the wall. That bathroom would have been a deal breaker for me....but not my KC! Once again, she had a vision, and she charged ahead to give this little bathroom a new life! I am amazed and impressed by her accomplishments.

KC replaced the awful medicine cabinet with a lovely, black mirror. It is a nice accent against the soft blue wall color that she added. Situated just to the right of the newly epoxied pedestal sink is a rattan trunk, used for laundry.

A simple glass shelf with a few well chosen appointments is a nice complement to the decor. I like the texture of the branches placed in a glass vase...just the right touch.

A black toile shower curtain works nicely with the black and white original tilework in the bathroom. The tub also has a new life with a bright white epoxy treatment.

The most phenomenal metamophosis in the bathroom has to be the light fixture. Working on an extremely limited budget, KC removed the cover from the old light. She bought a metal hoop and cut it into two equal half-circles, using a pipe cutter tool. She then then took two pieces of decorative paper, seamed/glued in the middle, and glued it to the metal pieces. She covered the ends with cream colored paper. Finally she attached her new handmade shade over the existing base for the old fixture. I was amazed at the originality and creativity that she used to solve her lighting dilemma.

The finishing touch in the newly renovated bathroom is a small white shabby chic stand from Hobby Lobby that KC placed by the door. The blue and white lamp was a $10.00 estate sale find. I think that a number of her friends have tried to commission her to come save their bathrooms, too. I know that I'll consult with her the next time that I take on a project.

There are a few more spots that I want to share with you in KC and David's bungalow. They are still works in progress, and as KC has time off the road from her touring with her music, they will be completed. As soon as I have more to share with you, I'll be back. I hope that you've enjoyed the tour to date.
You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube. I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen. You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site. The girl can really write! Her latest CD is called "Orchid."

I am linking to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her weekly meme, Metamorphosis Monday. On Sunday evening click the button below to link to all the wonderful bloggers who are participating in Susan's party this week. Thank you, Susan, for providing this marvelous forum.

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Hello, I'm Cherry Kay I was 40 before I realized that I am an artist. I love to paint, work in clay, rubber stamping, design tablescapes, entertain, and share ideas. I'm an interior designer wanna-be...no credentials, but lots of experience.


  1. Turned out beautifully! I know that was a lot of work! I love the mirror and the light fixture she made...soooo pretty! The tile is really fabulous in that old bath...the toile is such a wonderful compliment to it...great vision!

  2. I love this one! OK... I have enjoyed the whole bungalow tour, but I think this is my favorite of all. My favorite part is the light fixture. I zoomed in on it right away.

    I'm going to have to reread it(or have someone with more sense than I have with these things read...) To see exactly how she did it. It's really just wonderful.

    Two thumbs up!

  3. The bathroom looks great! Very inviting one might not want to come out. :)

    Come say hi sometime!

  4. What a pretty bathroom - and we didn't need the 'before' photo to imagine the state of the room when your daughter began. I'll bet we've all been there, in an apartment or house with a horrid bathroom. What a transformation! When your KC isn't making music she could probably do well as a decorator!

  5. Very nicely done. It looks so romantic. Your light fixture is such a work of art!

  6. Oh my goodness. This bathroom looks fabulous. She is so clever and I love the black and white theme. Great way to redo the fixtures to epoxy them. Saves a ton of money and retains the character. Gorgeous redo. Hugs, Marty

  7. So pretty. I am especially partial to the black and white tile work. :)

  8. It's lovely! Love black and white!
    Great job!

  9. The bathroom reno looks marvelous. I am really impressed with the light fixture cover too and the HL table added a nice touch...Christine

  10. It looks lovely. The toile is such a pretty addition.

  11. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I've sent the photos from my Lace Wreath to my grandma but she's been in the hospital for the past little while so she hasn't been home to see them yet. I think she will be so excited! :)

    Your blog is very lovely!!

  12. So classic and refined! She did a great job. I've bought a few fixer-uppers myself and it was so rewarding to show the doubters what I envisioned.

  13. KC have a naturall talent of design, J! She is gorgeous, redoing your BR.

    Fantastic pretty...

    Have a happy mid-week to you & your family.


  14. Cherry Kay,

    KC has incredible style, I know how proud of her you are!! I know how hard it is to refurbish especially when it is the condition she and her husband 'inherited' it in. But now look at it, incredible! I love love love blue and black paired together. I think it is so incredibly chic and gorgeous. I feel like I'm having a deja vu over here tonight. I just put a call into a store to order a dress that is blue and black and I have another one in my closet that is also blue and black and I was asking my husband if they were too similar as I didn't want to buy another dress that looks like one I already have. But the color combination is just so gorgeous!
    Keep up the incredible work KC

  15. I agree, that light fixture is wonderful. And, inspiring....glad you shared it!

  16. Absolutely beautiful!

  17. Amazing! That is the prettiest blue!


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