Wednesday, January 19, 2011

~SHABBY COTTAGE CHIC SHELF and MORE Bathroom Makeover Pics~


Try as I might I just couldn't get everything done yesterday in order to share with you more pictures of my ONGOING "Tiny Master Bath Remodel".

It never ceases to amaze me how LONG it takes to do mundane little things like 'nail hole filling' and the like! :)  Little by little the project my Mr. AGPMan and I started back in MAY OF LAST YEAR is nearing completion!

With the exception of our customized shower door we are 99% done!  I'm soooo totally happy I'm drunk with JOY! :)

See those two glass bottles with the rose floral tops and embossed silver fronts?  I found those at a thrift store earlier this year for $4 each.  SCORE!

I also happen to simply adore old lace and if I can find it stitched, knitted or crocheted into a darling old camisole then I'm an absolute gonner...

Now...see the Cabinet above?  I needed something fairly small for the space above the toilet and although I was wanting something vintage I couldn't find anything that would work in my tiny little space.

So...last weekend when I was at our local ROSS STORE I was crazy-happy again to find this darling cabinet for under twenty bucks.  I hated the finish (Gosh...I sound like a broken record, huh?

I ALWAYS hate the finish on new stuff) and so I primed it and then painted it out using my FAVORITE Cottage White Paint from Behr (Home Depot).  After it cured for a couple of days I gently distressed it and my hubbs promptly hung it up on the wall!  I'm sooo lovin' her now!  Her lines are simple and they do not compete with the intricate style of the sink/cabinet.

I am in LOVE with glass perfume bottles...did I ever tell you that?  I am!  I am!  This darling little beauty was a sweet gift to me by my hubby many, many years ago.  I thought you might like to see a closeup of it!

Now...this morning about an hour or so after I made my bed I found myself back in my bedroom putting some laundry away.  While I got ready to do some vacuuming  I noticed that my little "MeMo the MollieMo" had crawled right up on top of my bed (which is a huge NO NO NO unless I am on it..and she knows it!) and was laying on one of my BEST vintage linen pillows!

~WHO?  ME?   YOU WANT ME????~

I looked right at my high-maintenance little stinker and said:
"MoMo!  What are you doing up there?"
With that she tilted her head as if to say:
"What?  I Can!"


Hope you are having a wonderful day...I'm actually off to do some REAL WORK! :)

Love to you...


Jan's Blog said...

I am awe struck. I've never, and I mean never, seen a more beautiful bathroom. I've been in many stunning Bed & Breakfasts all over the country and none comes close to the beauty of this bathroom. You should run a contest in about 6 months to see who has copied your bathroom most closely. I know I'm contemplating everything I see as to whether I can do it or not. How fun it must be to inspire others to beautify their homes. You have the eye and touch of a true artist. Thanks for sharing!!!

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Rebecca, what can I say.. it's just beautiful! I love your vintage bottles and how you've set everything out. You are so talented! Your miss Mollie is so cute.. I love the expression on her face! take care, Maryann

Unknown said...

Dear Rebecca:

Well, I hate to say it was worth the wait because that is so easy for ME to is gorgeous!!! Loving it. That little shelf was quite the Ross score and perfect after your makeover. I LOVE Molly's little side head look. She's a doll.

Mari said...



Anonymous said...

When you did not post since Monday, I KNEW you were "knocking yourself out" to get the bathroom decorated!!! Teasing us...!!!Well,
it turned out as gorgeous as I knew it was bound to...I love the way you did the toilet top and the little shelf above it is darling..
love those perfume bottles, too!! You are just so talented when it comes down to the tinest detail!! I know you are thrilled with the 99% finished bath after all the time it took to redo, enjoy!!!
Hugs, Francy

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh, MoMO is soooo cute, she NEEDS vintage fluffy pillows to rest her queen head on. I KNOW, cuz, I have the KING living with me!!

ShabbyESP said...

Dearest Rebecca,
I just love LoVE LOVE your bathroom and little MoMO
She is so sweet. I want one like her she is precious.
Suzann xoxoxo

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca-that bathroom is just darling. It looks just like you...all sweet and pinkly pretty. You have a good eye for putting everything together and how wonderful that MR doesn't mind Pretty! You did such a great need to post this on several of the make-over blog boards! You MUST! Love to you, sweetie...I'll bet you are already planning your next project, aren't you? Hugs- Diana

Charlene said...

I feel your pain with MoMo. If you look at my recent post I think you will find her match in looks from Elle (our Christmas Puppy). They can give you the looks can't they? :) Hope you are staying warm up there. I told Jackie I want to come up to OKC to take a class at Paper Crown but, the weather is too unpredictible this time of year. HUGS!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca!
I love all the special touches and vintage pretties throughout your bathroom. The little shelf is perfect and it holds some lovely things, things that are so you.

Your little baby doggie is so cute and he makes your pillows look even prettier!


Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Rebecca Dear, YOU are SO good when it comes to displaying all your pretty treasures..... the bathroom is heavenly gorgeous! If I were to go in there, I probably wouldn't want to come out.

It looks like Mollie found her place..... what a doll, I just want to eat her up.


Vintage Gal said...

I love all of the vintage pretties in your new bathroom ~ especially the perfume bottles. I have a soft spot for those myself.
Your adorable furbaby is sooo cute ~ how could you even get a little annoyed? ;-) I know exactly what they're like!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca, Your bathroom is so gorgeous!!I love every single thing you have!It's just so pretty.


Tanza said...

Hi Sweet ~r~,
It looks BEAUTIFUL !! I'm lovin' every little detail, AND, you KNOW, I SEE EVERY beautiful detail !! Soo charming, and refreshing .. Now, Nooo BoYs goin' peeps in there .. way too pretty for that !! hahaha .. You ALWAYS amaze and inspire lil' ole' meee .. Thanks for sharing your magic touch once again .. Now, go rest a BiT ~
Huggers ~TeA~ xo

Marilyn said...

Animals KNOW what they are NOT supposed to do, just "grin" at you to apologize, and PRETEND they will never do it again! Right? At least that is how it is here.

You need to get that bathroom done--just for us because we need to see more of its loveliness. You cannot imagine how delightful it is to visit you! I appreciate all your hard labors! ♥♫

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

You sound so happy and satisfied with your new space! You and your hubby should be so proud because you did a fantastic job! Your little one is so cute! How can you deny her to curl up anywhere she wants?? lol ~Hugs, Patti

Rita said...

Well, it looks to me like you've already done some "real work"! My what a big chore you guys have had getting all that stuff done and completing that bath. Wow! does it look great! I know that you will really enjoy it now.

Loves to you!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

LOVE your bath redo, Rebecca! It's exactly my style! Love romantic chic and shabby!
What is it about little pooches! They really are sassy little critters, no? They must know they are cute and can get away with it!


Simply Debbie said...

Oh Rebecca,
MoMo just wants the finest things she has come to expect from her mama...She was just having a Diva moment.
Your bathroom is due for a magazine article before is soooo stunning. I know you are drunk with Joy...I would just be setting in there looking and laughing and saying, I can't believe it is mine.
Tell Mr. AGP Man the next time he is in my town to look over at Meadowlake Park at all the geese. I doubt they are going anywhere very soon.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful bathroom...I can see you trying to put your pretties up before the paint is
love you
Have a Sugar Sweet Day
Simply Debbie

Simply Debbie said...


Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

What a great job accomplished by the two of you! That cabinet from Ross' is a very smart addition to the gorgeous vanity you created. Today we were in Atlanta at Tuesday Morning, always walking in before we shop next door at Trader Joe's. Great store for surprise finds; like you proved to be true.
Oh, Mollie made the very best statement of ALL! She is super smart and knew she's not allowed on that bed BUT her human Mommy got SO in love with her new bath that she HAD to do it... nobody noticed her. Isn't that funny.

Enjoy your hard work and yeah, the nitty-gritty of little things you could have done better IF are always there. For that you should be able to do it three times. But who wants to?

Lots of love,


Dolores said...

Oh Rebecca..... you ALWAYS amaze me with your energy and artistic ability..... well girl, you've 'done' it again. The bathroom make over is absolutely gorgeous...... and I love the fact that you always find ways to save money on the beauty you create.

Your little stinker is so precious.... she looks like a stuffed animal.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The bathroom is gorgeous! I remember when everything Yardley was soooo cool! That cute little puppies could come live with me and sleep anywhere he likes.....Oh I could squish him, he is soooo cute!! If you follow Debbiedoos blog, she is having a pet linky party on the 24th, you should link this cutie up!!


Blondie's Journal said...

This is just so pretty, Rebecca! Your personal touch is everywhere! I can't imagine you having anything else, it is so YOU!! How romantic and pretty! Kudos you you and your husband!


ShirleyC said...

I would say MoMo seems to be the "Queen of Everything!" She is precious!

Hey, would you come and so a few makeovers for me? Actually, I'd settle for just one. How about my sewing room?

You really know how to decorate! Love it all!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Don't we have a love-hate relationship with projects around the house...they seem to take forever to do at times..but it looks like you time was well spent.
I too LOVE little bottles...ever since I was a little girl in fact, I have loved them. I use to empty out iodine bottles and such..use them as "perfume" bottles.

Thanks for dropping your sweet note on my blog.
Rebecca, I know, I only post photo's from my computer too..I don't even have an iPhone or Blackberry........or as I called it the other mistake...a "Mayberry"..and my daughter laughted SO HARD.

Stay safe.


Susan said...

Your bathroom is gorgeous!! I LOVE ALL THE WHITES!

Theresa said...

Precious work, Rebecca! Love it all especially that sweet puppy perched up in your frilly bed:) Can't wait to see the REST! Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

myletterstoemily said...

you're amazing! i am in awe of your
treasures and your sense of style. i
learn something each time i visit.


Shabby T said...

The bathroom remodel is simply breathtaking.. its so beautiful.. I'm so in love with it.. Its a shabby girls "creamy" dream... Your bath belongs in the pages of a decor magazine...
Shabby T

Anonymous said...

I believe little Molly has you rapped around her tiny little paw! She's adorable!
Oh, your bathroom looks so gorgeous! You just have the knack, Dear One, to make very romantic prettiness! Love it all.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Patty C. said...

I think Molly owns the place !!!

Lisa & Gerald said...

So beautiful.. love your bathroom so much....♥ Just love everything....Have a wonderful night... hugs....♥

Anonymous said...

Wow,Becky,your bathroom is a DREAM: LOVE LOVE LOVE it !!!!!^_^ And 'Mollie Dolly' is just amazing!!*_* Hugs,Debby from Italy

Lynn B said...

Another wonderful makeover, it is really lovely Rebecca.

Your dog is so cute it is unbelievable!

Lynn B

Anonymous said...

Hello miss Rebecca! I'm happy to see that you're a drunk with joy goner! :) Good thing you've got that puppy to keep your feet on the ground! Ha! She's adorable AND so is your powder room! ♥

Julie Marie said...

Oh Rebecca, I am drooling all over again!... your bathroom is beyond beautiful... I so love your vintage parfum bottles and the camisole of lace... Miss Mollie is so adorable... how could you possibly say "no" to a face like that? I couldn't!... she certainly has wonderful taste too, choosing your finest vintage linen pillows... she is definitely a shabby chic doggie!... xoxo Julie Marie

Carol said...

I agree with Jan..Your bath would be the Inspiration Room. For those contemplating a rennovation, it would be interesting to see
other Peeps twists, using your ideas. If I don't quit scrolling & clicking to see your vanity, I will have carpal tunnel for sure.

Gotta love that Maollie girl. The sweet Dutchess of Yorkshire. Now how many doggies can rest amongst vintage linen pillows?? What a regal life Miss Mollie has ;)

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Everything looks so beautiful, your hard work has definitely paid off!
And who would not love that sweet little Mollie!
Have a really happy day Rebecca!
Tina xo


Hi Rebecca,
Glad you are feeling better!
Your bathroom is totally YOU! Pretty, pretty, pretty! Great job!

chicroses said...

Youve dont it again..well you and your hubby! You both should go into housing the TV show Flip this House...anyway the bathroom is beautiful.Oh your little Molly is a sweetie..who could get after her? sally

Kathy said...

Hello Rebecca,
An exquisite bathroom - I understand how hard it is to have to take time to do the necessary "mundane" things - but, they're sooo important. I put on my little IPod Shuffle - with the soothing music I have on my blog and that helps bunches.
I have a little Dachshund who used to be able to jump up on our bed - now she has to use the loveseat at the end - she knows better too! Wondering how that precious little thing made it on top!
Hope you have a wonderful day,

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh Rebecca! I am speechless! This is so beautiful! Just amazing! I knew it would be, I just couldn't wait to see it finished!!! Your little Mollie is just darling. I bet you could just eat her up!!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca
Wow - mind kind of bathroom, so romantically feminine.
I just love your little yorkie - how can you look at that sweet face and tell her she can't get on the bed! I've tried to keep my cockapoo off but he gets up and likes to head-butt the pillows off the bed.
As long as they don't chew our pretties, we can let them get away with it. :-)

Rebecca Nelson said...

To Kathy: My Miss Mollie gets up onto our VERY TALL BED by jumping on the bench at the foot of the bed. I keep her little fluffy bed there but SOMETIMES she just gets it into her little head that being on Momma's bed IS BETTER.

Mollie just turned 8 years old and is truly a JOY to me. She is full of attitude and spunk and I love it. I put clothes on her, too, and she hates that! ahhahahah


stefanie said...

its just getting more beautiful by the day!!!!
and your puppy just has good taste!

Julie said...

The bath is beautiful!! And I want to say RAH for the two of you doing so much of the work. My dear man and I feel the same way about that...Thanks for sharing the transformation. Love all your finds... and your little sweet-pea is adorable. Reminds me of my deceased Silkie Terrier, Annie Grace. Miss my little girl.. Hugs! :-)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Now she is a dog with personality-plus! Adorable kid!
Sending you some BIG hugs, Rebecca!

Leave a Legacy said...

I knew this was going to look fabulous and couldn't wait to see. And I was right! I love it. I have two bathrooms that both need remodeled and it's a job that I keep procrastinating about because I know it's a lot of work. It looks just beautiful, Rebecca. You inspire. And that little Mo-Mo is a baby doll! How can you get mad at her?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the cabinet and all of the pretty things and the new sink, but I love MeMo the best! Oh, what a cutie. She stole the show, Rebecca. She just owns the computer screen. CUTE!


Sheila :-)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Rebecca, your bathroom is leaving me breathless! Just beautiful, dear friend! Better hide Miss Mollie if I ever come to your house, or I'll just sweep her away back to TX with me!! She'd have a blast with my Miss Rosie!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It's been so long since I've been here and just look at all I've missed! A little bathroom every woman dreams least this woman does! Rebecca, it's beautiful, Sweetheart! You outdid yourselves. Your talent is unequaled in this department...ok..all departments! How's that for love?!
p.s. your talent is in nearly every room of my home! :) Makes me proud!

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