Saturday, May 16, 2009

French Market Bathroom Redo

I love France! My bathroom is about to get a makeover and I have decided to do it French-Parisian. The rest of my house is shabby chic, so I thought I would do something different. I repurposed a glass front cabinet from my son's room and now I just have to paint it.
I bought some border to cover the very "german" tile that is currently in my bathroom. Thankfully I have all white tile and a white ceiling so most of the transformation will be accessories. I will post a picture of my current bath.
Oh and what great timing to start this whole "French" thing. We are leaving on THURSDAY for Provence, France!!! EEEHHHH! I can't wait. I have printed off several markets in Nice, and all the surrounding areas! Oh yea, and I hope to come back with just 1 celebrity photo since the Cannes Film Festival will be going on while we are there. We are staying in Frejus-which is only 30 mins from Cannes.

So I searched forever to find vintage french wallboarder and I finally decided on this one:

(I like the old vintage postcards)

I purchased these french tags from Etsy this morning-I am going to use them to label my baskets with towels and other baskets with accessories


I did not buy this, but I love it-I think I can make one myself-or atleast I will try. Maybe I will find a real sign in Provence this weekend

I am going to get baskets like these at Ikea and use them for my towels and of course label them with my new labels. Would love to find vintage baskets at a market-I will be on the hunt!I like these buckets as well to put in the cabinet to hold all my medications and bathroom necessities

I love french style hooks, whether to hang a towel on, or an old burplap bag with fresh flowers-a must for any french room

I am looking for pulls like these to replace the old ones on the cabinet. I am trying to do everything at minimal cost-but I think these were a steal at $1.99 per knob!

9 comments:

Tracy said...

I love where you are going with this room, can't wait to see it completed! Lucky girl, going to Provence... sigh, if only... hmm, that reminds me, time to check my Powerball numbers!

Allison said...

girl you can TOTALLY make that sign yourself...in fact when I saw the picture I just assumed it was one you had painted :)

can't wait to see the finished product! you are so so talented!

p.s. don't forget about Jennifer Garner...

prof en retraite said...

Oh, I love all of your ideas! My whole house is French country! The best market in Provence, I think, is at l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue on Sunday. It's an antique flea market as well. That would probably be too far from Fréjus, but since you are in Germany, maybe another time! It's in the Lubéron...Peter Mayle country! There are so many beautiful little villages there...especially Gordes. Be sure to look at the santons...nativity figures, etc.... in the little shops if you have time. My regret is that I didn't buy tons of that wonderful soap that is so reasonable at the market and ship it home!! I hope you have a wonderful time! I am having a little vicarious trip through you!...Debbie

Tracey said...

It's going to be wonderful! Can't wait for the photos. Have a great time on your trip, it really is a beautiful place.
Tracey x

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Have fun! Can't wait to see the results!
~Michelle

Lee Laurie said...

It is going to be beautiful! Can't wait to see it after you finish!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I can't wait to see how your bathroom turns out. I love the tags, too cute.

Inspired Comblogulations said...

Have fun in France!
I liked your goodies.
Thought I follow a long.
I will be putting you on my blog list.
Lee

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