Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Little Things Add Up!

Coast Awhile Cottage has been a huge project!  It's such a big house that it took lots of time to handle all the little details that make it special.  The last space I have left to show you in the main house is the upstairs master bathroom.  It ended up like this....

...but it started out like this....

Yes, I know---ewww.  

This is what we did...we started out with a brand new tub/shower and added new white tile to its walls and ceiling.  The tiles were inexpensive but I had them applied at a diagonal for a little more pizzazz.

The walls were covered with bead board and eventually painted with white semi-gloss paint.

We tiled the floors with white and black hexagon tile to keep the vintage flavor.

A new toilet and a new vanity were installed as well as a new light fixture.  You can't see it but we also installed new towel bars.

Then it was time for the fun stuff.  We found this cool mirror at Home Goods and an inexpensive but colorful shower curtain at Wal-Mart.  Good design can also be a good bargain.

And last but not least Target's Room Essentials collection has wonderful fast-dry towels and bath rugs at a great price point and in so many colors!  I liked these sky blue ones.....

My designer, Jane Coslick, always says that you can't have too many hooks on the walls of a beach cottage.  My sister Crystal sent me some really fun ones--the crab hook is shown...

And there you have it right down to the last little thing!

I am always amazed at each layer of decorating and how it adds to the whole.  Careful attention to detail can be a powerful thing.  

Makes me think of one of my favorite quotes which I heard attributed to missionary Amy Carmichael..."A little thing is a little thing, but faithfulness in little things is a very great thing."  I used to stress this to my kids when they were young and still living in our home.  It's a good lesson for all of us.  Think about it :) 

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