Friday, August 16, 2013

bathroom progress ~

I'm happy to say that much progress is occurring on our bathroom renovation.  It's so fun to go home at the end of each day and see what they completed.  Here's some sneak peeks of what we've got going on.

This pic shows our marble countertops that are staying and the various tiles we were trying to decide on.........

We decided on the marble hex for the shower floor with white subway tile for the walls.  The marble subway tiles will be the bathtub backsplash with a marble pencil molding at the top.

This is the new rebuilt shower stall before tile.  Our contractor added a niche for shampoo and a custom bench for me to hoist my leg onto to make it easier to shave.  I've also asked for a grab bar to be installed for safety reasons, let's face it, I'm not getting any younger, and I am kind of clumsy!

 In this little alcove between the shower and tub, they removed a built-in window bench that was quite a waste of space.  The floor was not tiled underneath, so they removed the tile backsplash from around the tub {which was the same as our floor tile} and salvaged it to finish off this area of flooring.

Now I'll be on the search for a piece of furniture to fit here for extra storage.  I know exactly what I old raw pine farmhouse cupboard.  Now the challenge of finding it is another thing!  I came across this one yesterday, but it's too tall, darnit........

 I am just in love with that time worn patina and I think it would look so good paired with the marble.  Oh well, I'll keep looking!

So here is the finished floor where the window seat used to be.  I am amazed at how well it matched up!  When they removed the tiles from the backsplash, they had to cut them out so the drywall was still attached to them.  They soaked them and scraped all the grout and mortar off of them.  They were like new!

 Here is the tub area after the 12 x 12 tiles were removed and the walls were repaired.  This bathtub is literally my most favorite place in the whole world.  Taking a bath is such a luxury to me.  We toyed with the idea of leaving the walls alone and doing a gallery artwork area over the tub, but in the end, we decided on tile which you'll see in the next pic...........

 Here it is with the marble backsplash installed, but not grouted or trimmed out.  Looking good already!

So back to the shower for a minute.  The grout color was by far my hardest decision so far.  My heart kept telling me that white grout was the way to go.  I felt it would keep it light and airy and spa-like. 

But my brain and my friends kept telling me that white grout will get so dirty and I'll end up hating it.  So in the end, I decided on light grey for the floor {the lighter one on the right side of the grout samples} and white for the walls.  My contractor has assured me that he'll "seal the hell out of it" so hopefully we don't end up with too much trouble keeping it clean!

We ordered this shower door from

They said it would take 1 to 4 weeks for delivery, but it came 2 days later!  It was $660 with no shipping fee which is a good $1800 cheaper than ordering direct from manufacturer.  Now we just will hope that it fits!  I love the frameless shower door look, it adds a nice touch of modern.

So that's where we're at with the renovation!  It's moving along, and I would anticipate another couple of weeks and we'll be finished.  They still need to tile the shower, do some wood trim work, some touch up painting, and installation of new pendant lights.  I am getting antsy, but these guys are doing such a meticulous job, I couldn't be happier!  Will post when it's all done!!

~ vintage love ~


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

fresh, full shop!

 After a busy last week and many holes that needed to be filled in here at the shop, I've got her filled back up!  Several new furniture pieces, lots of smalls, and even some new home decor additions as well!  Lots of pics, so here we go.............


We've got shabby chic goodness just about everywhere in our wee space, but we've also sprinkled in a bit of "back to school" with some old lockers and maps, a touch of fall in one corner with cute owls and ladders, and a to-die-for antique farmhouse cupboard filled with ironstone, bottles, and tarnished silverplate in another corner! 

My neighbors, the lovely ladies at CornerSmith's reset their space with some rustic and even mid century treasures you might just love!!

Stop by Canal Winchester sometime soon!!

~ vintage love ~


Thursday, August 8, 2013

sweet new merchandise ~

As most of you know, I like to sprinkle a mixing of new items into the mostly vintage merchandise assortment at Georgie Emerson Vintage.  I love the look of mixing new and old to create a pretty, eclectic vintage style in my own home.  So adding that element to my shop is very important to me, however, finding the perfect vendors that match my aesthetic just right is not quite so easy.  I recently traveled to market and came across one vendor whose goods just hit home with me immediately!  I was smitten and placed a small order on the spot.  My shipment just arrived and I could not be happier!  Here's a little peek of what you'll find................

 All available at the shop!

~ vintage love ~


Sunday, August 4, 2013

little loo ~

 Work is still progressing on our master bathroom, actually they will probably start laying tile this week {fingers crossed}!  In the meantime, we decided to have our tiny downstairs half bath painted the same dark grey that we used upstairs.

And of course with a new paint job comes new accessories and a new look, so I thought I'd share some photos of this tiny space.

Previously, it was painted light green and had very cottage style accessories.  Now, it's a touch modern, a touch vintage shabby, and a tad bit quirky.  Just my style!

We replaced the boring beveled glass mirror with a big chunky mirror made with reclaimed molding.  I bought this at the fabulous shop next to mine here in Canal Winchester called CornerSmiths.  I always find great treasures there.  Simple accessories and a french towel from Tattered Goods.

On the other side of the space is the toilet.  For the last ten years, I've had an etagere over the toilet that we bought at Target.  Super functional, but not so cute and I was so bored with it.  So, to the trash it went and we hung this crackly chippy old farmhouse shelf that I found recently at the flea market.  It's heavy and chunky and I love the pop of white against the charcoal grey.  I added a few of my favorite things to the shelf for a simple look.

I love the soft blue on these old canning jars and snatch them up whenever I find them for a reasonable price, which isn't very often anymore! lol

For my touch of quirkiness, I added this oversized subway art that I just love!  It's the first thing you see as you walk in, and I love the fact that it's so big in such a tiny space.  Unexpected and fun!

I'll post pics of the master bathroom later this week.  We found all the tile we wanted and picked out new ceiling lights.  I can't wait to see it all come together!  In the meantime, I had fun switching out this little bathroom.

Thanks for coming by, and I hope you all have a great week!

~ vintage love ~