Friday, March 6, 2015

Final Reveal of Master Bathroom Makeover

Hello everyone!

I'm so happy to finally have our master bathroom finished.  Actually, it isn't 100% finished, but not far off.  The only thing left to do is change out the drain in our tub from brass to oil rubbed bronze.  My husband plans on doing that very soon.  But, I thought you'd like to see it anyway.

My favorite thing is our new frameless shower enclosure.  I can't tell you how wonderful it is!  I will never go back to the old style again.

I ended up turning on the lights since it was cloudy and rainy when I took these pics.

I've shown you most of the bathroom already except a few finishing touches.  I purchased this cute towel rack from Antique Farmhouse.  

And I fell in love with this rustic artwork from Target, so I hung it in here too.

I think it's a great message for starting your day!

I'm thinking about removing the blinds on this window since I don't really use them anymore.  We slide the curtains closed when we need privacy.

In the toilet room, I spray painted this iron work black and hung it on the wall.

We still haven't done anything about the cabinet hinges yet.  For now, we've left them alone.  

Now, that we have the frameless shower enclosure, the shower feels so much bigger and the room, overall, feels larger.

We are so happy with the changes that we made in here.  I thought it might be fun to look back at all we did in this room and share the costs.  


Lighting     $53.46
Faucets & Drains     $243.78
Custom Shower Enclosure     $1250.00
Paint     $75.00
Plumber Fee (for hand shower installation that involved cutting through the wall)  $175
Bath Accessories     $176.38
Misc. Materials     $50.00

(Gifted Items:  hand shower $65.90, cabinet hardware $55.35)

Total $2069.87


I placed my inspiration pic (on the left) beside my completed bathroom pic.  Not too far off huh?

(I'm still bummed that we weren't able to change out the tub faucet for one like the inspiration pic.)

If you'd like to see what this bathroom looked like before all of these changes, click HERE.  It was very different.  I loved it like that for many years, but felt like it was time for a change. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hope you have a great weekend.

~ Kelly ~

Partying at:  Best of the Weekend

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Share Your Style Link Party #3

Hi Everyone! 
To those of you who don't know me my name is Barbara and I am from a little part of the blogosphere known as 

I just may need to pinch myself because I cannot believe I am hosting the third 
Share Your Style link party.

This my very first time EVER as a party host, so I want you all to know that am really excited to be here.

I hope you'll take a moment to drop by and get to know
the other fabulous hosts of Share Your Style:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here   
Debra @ Common Ground 

 I also want to invite you to stop by and visit me over at 21 Rosemary Lane, where the door is always open to old and new friends alike. And I certainly would be thrilled if you decided to follow me too.

Just to give to you an idea of what my style is here at 21RL, this is a post I shared last week.

(click here to see the post in its entirety)

Thank you so much for coming by to party with us again this week. I have to tell you that I was completely blown away by all of the incredible talent linked up to 
Share Your Style #2.

It was a tough job picking out my faves, but since I had to narrow it down to just a few here are the links which really caught my eye!

Home is Where the Boat Is  shared this darling potting shed which is being featured in the current issue of Flea Market Gardens Magazine

Oh how I long for a potting shed to play around in, and this is the shed I'd certainly love to have! 

Next up is an incredible china hutch transformation by Kris of Junk Chic Cottage. It is literally jaw "droppingly" gorgeous! You simply must stop by to see what this cabinet looked like before Kris performed on it her own special magic!

And who doesn't love incredible flea market finds? This stunning flea market vanity makeover is by D.D.'s Cottage and Design. I adore the soft aqua color with the pretty gold gilding, and she really knocked it out of the park by paring it with a beautiful gold framed mirror and those fabulous pink tulips!

I have always been a huge fan of any recipe which includes shrimp, so when I came across this spicy twist on shrimp scampi by Jas of the blog All That JasI totally flipped! 

Have you ever tried to define your own personal design style in a word or two? Well Heather from the blog Southern State of Mind has and her style is what she likes to call Preppy Eclectic! Stop by Heather's blog to find out just what Preppy Eclectic is, I think you will like both her definition and her style!

And those are my features for this week. I sure hope I did OK choosing ones you will enjoy checking out! If your style was featured, please make sure to take along our little party gift before you go.

21 Rosemary Lane


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Treasures from my Travels

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share what I bought from St. Simons Island and Savannah.  I found a huge dough bowl in St. Simons Island and a French fruit crate in Savannah.  I used them both in my dining room.  Fitting huh?  

I placed the dough bowl in the center of my table. This bowl is huge!  It's almost 41" long.  

I placed the fruit crate on my side board.

I filled the crate with some fern greenery.

I decided to add some dried lavender bundles to my dough bowl for now.  

I'm sure I will find lots of things I can fill in these items.  I'm loving rustic wood at the moment!  I've been gathering more and more of that for my home. I like how it plays off all of my white.

Later this week I'll finally share my master bathroom reveal.  The frameless shower enclosure has been installed and it is everything we could've ever hoped it would be.  It completely transformed the room and makes the shower feel even larger.

I hope you'll stop back by tomorrow for our weekly link up party, Share Your Style, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Excursions in Savannah

Hello everyone!

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far.  I am battling a nasty cold and sinus infection.  I probably caught it from all the running around I've been doing lately between my home improvements and traveling to the Georgia coast.  It's not unusual for me to get sick after a lot of "events" going on.

I wanted to share the last of my "girls weekend" pics with you today.  After spending a day at St. Simon's Island, we traveled into Savannah.  We didn't spend a lot of time looking at the beautiful homes though.  I just realized that after we got back.  But, since I have traveled there before I didn't feel like I missed out on that.  Instead, we did some shopping and lots of walking around the city.

Our first stop was this beautiful store, called The Paris Market.  

It had two levels.  These pics are from the lower level. There were so many pretty things in this shop.
I loved this long table set up with metal chairs.  Sorry this pic isn't focused too well.

Isn't this the cutest table setting?

I bought something in this store on the upper level, which I forgot to take pictures of.  I will share that with you soon.

Here is a view of the street just outside the shop. It was a beautiful day for walking around the city!

After we hit a few shops, we visited the famous Bonaventure Cemetery.

It's so interesting to read the old dates on the tombstones and look at the beautiful gardens surrounding them.  

After the cemetery visit, we went back into the city to eat an early dinner.  Then we walked around some more shops above River Street.

This is our view looking down on River Street.

While in a shop, we looked out the window and saw this huge cargo ship coming into port.  

The store window wasn't very clean, so it was hard to get a clear picture.  The ship was massive in person!

We later walked down onto River Street and stopped in this chocolate shop.

They sold anything and everything that could be dipped in chocolate!  Yum!

We were fortunate to have good weather most of the time we were traveling.  The first day was the coldest but that still didn't get in the way of us having fun.  

My next trip is coming up in May.  After school is out, me and my family will be going to New Smyrna Beach in Florida.  I don't think I'll have to worry about it being too cold then!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

Friday, February 27, 2015

Shopping on St. Simons Island

Hello everyone!

I wanted to continue my vacation pics with you and share some great shopping we experienced at one of the nearby islands.  We spent one day at St. Simons Island.  We stopped at the Redfern Village Shopping Center where there were several nice home decor shops.

The first one we visited was called Cachettes.  (Thank you Kim for remembering the name!)

Why who could this be?  My sister, Kim, is overjoyed to see something she likes that she ended up buying in this store!

As soon as I saw these oyster shell trees, I thought of my good blogging friend, Ron, from  Uptown Acorn.  He has a wonderful collection of oyster shell items in his New Orleans home.

As soon as I stepped in this section of the store, I spotted this huge vintage dough bowl.  I've been wanting one that size for a while.  So, I bought it!  I will show you where I'm using it soon.

After we left that store, we went right next door to Violas Market.  Sorry this picture is so blurry.  All of my pics were taken with my iphone so I just snapped and walked the whole way through.  This was a large store with some very unique things.  

This beautiful bird cage had live birds in it too.

Cute things for your kitchen.

Some pillows by Sugarboo.

Next door to that store was this cute shop.  However, I don't know the name of it.  

Then we drove to another section of the shopping center and found this cute store.  It was brand new.  

After shopping, we ate lunch and then traveled to another area of St. Simons.  We found a street with lots of cute shops and restaurants lined up.  We stopped in this store and looked around.  It was packed!  

I fell in love with the sofa, chair and ottoman below.

I should've done a better job of keeping up with the names of the stores, but we were doing so much driving and shopping that I forgot to write things down.  

I hope you enjoyed our shopping trip!

I'll be back to share some other sights in Savannah next.  

My sister is sharing similar pics on her blog today too if you want to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~