Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Shabby Bath: Accessorizing the Dresser Sink


It's feeling so good to get the cabinets cleared out (see: Simplify). . . .I'm cleaning as I go so that everything shines and sparkles. . . . It's been inspiring. . . .and, I've fallen in love with glass again. . . .




During our initial renovation of the bath, we fitted a sink into this old dresser. . . . I made it shabby with first a coat of powder blue to match the sink, followed by white. . . Then I sanded it in areas where there would have been the most wear, allowing some of the layers to be exposed. . .Next came non-yellowing polyurethane to protect the surface from water. . .Glass knobs were attached to the drawers. . .


For added interest--and because I'm sentimental--I decoupaged a vintage envelope and a 1938 calendar page on the dresser top--both found in some of Granddaddy's papers. 


And, there's more sentimentality today--it's the day my Mom was born. . . .
As I had her in my thoughts and memories, I decided to create vignettes on the dresser top that she might have fashioned in her own home. . .She loved anything that sparkled--chandeliers, silver, cut glass. . . .

I've changed the accessories on the dresser top many times in the last few years but never were they so elegant. . .

















Happy Birthday, Mom. . . .


Larger Cake Stand, Chandelier Lamp, Vintage Feathered Bird--Irene Magers Duncan
China Bell, Vintage White Tray, China Plate for Soap, Doilies--Grandmother Duncan
Glass Lily Knife Rest--Aunt Mamie Magers Griffin
Porcelain Rose and Dogwood--Gift from John
Smaller Cake Stand, White Child's Teapot--Thrifting
Mirror, Butterfly Towel Holder, Powder Blue Sink--Lowe's
Light Fixtures--Walton's Antiques, Dyersburg, TN
Dresser--Found in our Barn
Bird's Nest--Compliments of our Feathered Friends at the Farm

Sharing this post with:  * Show & Tell Friday * Creative Things Thursday * Feathered Nest Friday * Home Sweet Home * Inspiration Friday * Potpourri Friday * Vintage Inspiration
Simple & Sweet Friday * White Wednesday * Tweak It Tuesday

46 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Wonderful bathroom vignettes. The dresser is perfect for the sink. I loved the dresser reflection in the etched mirror. Love the beadboard! Great bathroom! And beautiful Mom!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

It's all so fresh and pretty. Great idea on decoupaging your sentimental papers onto the dresser.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I love that new sink vanity..I hope someday to move to a house where I can do that..I love it!!!!thanks for sharing.;)

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

This looks awesome!
So pretty.
Love the dresser sink and fabulous touch with the decoupage.
Hugs,
Tam

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Just beautiful. Luv the use of the dresser as a vanity ( did the same thing over Mother's day weekend. A long dresser turned into a double vessel sink vanity in the master bath)
Your heirloom things a so precious.Thank you for sharing. have a wonderful week ahead.

Jamie said...

I really LOVE this dresser sink thing that people are doing lately. It's just the prettiest look I've ever seen in a bathroom. The way your dresser tuned out with all of the accessories is so elegant. A truly gorgeous bathroom! ~ Jamie

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Your dresser with the sink in the top is gorgeous. Especially with all the pretties.
I think the envelope and the calendar decoupaged to the top is such a neat idea. I wouldn't have thought of that one.
Pat

Stiletto said...

A great cleaning job, with everything squeaky clean and sparkling. Love the way you tart up the bird's nest and the blue butterfly hanging down from your wall lamp.

Chenille Cottage said...

What a charming bathroom! I love the soft white touches throughout. You have added so many sweet touches...Everything is so lovely!
Blessings,
Carolynn

Katherines Corner said...

wonderful shabby chic-i ness xo

Jann Olson said...

Love, love the dresser. The sweet vignette you created in honor of your mother is so touching. I love all of the glass. The crystals are gorgeous. Happy for you to have your sweet mom in your thoughts today.
hugs,
Jann

chateau chic said...

I love how you've accessorized you dresser sink...which by the way is fabulous too! Giving me new ideas for my cake stands. So pretty!
Thank you so much for stopping by,
Mary Alice

Mary said...

That is very pretty...and so sweet. Thanks for coming to see me. Mary

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Awe, that is so sweet! I just think it is so charming and pretty. Love the sentiment that went into this. Happy birthday to you Momma!
Blessings,
Susie

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Awe, that is so sweet! I just think it is so charming and pretty. Love the sentiment that went into this. Happy birthday to you Momma!
Blessings,
Susie

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, how I envy you that precious sink!
Brenda

Olive Cooper said...

You have placed two of my favorites in the bath, a birds nest and a cloche. It is lovely.

Adin B said...

How wonderful it is! :) I love it. And also Happy Birthday to Mom! :) Lovely!

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your sink!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

I meant to follow you when I left a comment last time, but guess I forgot. Thank you for coming by to visit the Cottage and leave such nice comments. Please stop by again. Your bathroom vignettes are beautiful. I often think of my Mom when I do something. She would be so happy to read my blog, she ate, breathed and slept 'decorating'. I guess that's where I get it from. I have a glass flower like yours on the soap dish. That's such a pretty way to display it. I love the decoupaged items. Very clever..Happy Monday..Judy

Sharing Shadymont said...

So lovely and elegant!! I love the items on your dresser sink. It's all so beautiful! I'm a new follower! Come over for a visit.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful vignette you've created on your dresser top; I love how you transformed it. The sink is such a pretty shade of blue.
Beautiful pictures!

craftyles said...

The sink is so beautiful. I love how it's accessorized. Also love the photo of your dear mom.

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful vignette, you had me with the bird and nest! My mom also loved glass, and being the only daughter, she left it all to me. :) I have three cabinets filled, and need to clean and dust. (How did that get in there?)Your glass knobs look like the ones that were on her buffet. Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Art and Sand said...

It is all beautiful.

andrea@townandprairie said...

How charming! I love the etched glass butterfly...and happy birthday in heaven mom!

nanny said...

My these pictures bring back memories of my mom. She had a pair of chandelier lamps that I just loved. (sure wish I had them)

Nice to meet another Arkansas blogger.

Kristin_Texas said...

Oh my gosh, this is so sweet! I love the little bird in the nest. I love the flowers beneath the glass, too. Nice touch, and I love how soft the colors are.

Kristin

Audrey said...

It looks so very sweet. I especially like the decoupaged calendar and envelope, the butterfly hook and the bird nest. New follower and will be back for more inspiration. Found you on 2805.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh how lovely!! I have just come over from French Country Cottage.

Donna said...

Wow, what a gorgeous vanity! I really love the touch of blue showing thru, and the blue sink, too. Your pretty treasures are wonderful, and I also love how you decoupaged the mementos to the top! It's all just so very pretty!

suzyq said...

This just may be the prettiest vanity I've seen yet - what a beautiful job!
Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you drop in and follow back :)
Hugs,
Suzan

lynn said...

very sweet bath! LOVE the vanity esp!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We adore the decopaging of the calender....love love love it! Your arranging on it is wonderful as well, very sweet that you did it to honor your mom's birthday :) Loved the picture of her...a very beautiful lady!!
Enjoy your weekend!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your vintage bathroom sparkles with charm!

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

What a great makeover. I love your charming display. Thanks for sharing.

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

So pretty! Love the butterfly towel holder! :)

Mary Ellen said...

Such a sweet vignette and I love the dresser sink!!! I am going to have to see if you have a post with the complete room tour- It looks so pretty what I see from this post!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

that dresser is perfect for the space. love that paint technique, and you've decorated it so pretty, love the birdie and nest!!

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful dresser sink and wonderful bathroom touches on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Happy Birthday to your Mom too!

Jody

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Beautiful. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas. I am also hosting a giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to HomeGoods. Do enter the giveaway if you like :)

Ben Stewart said...

Beautiful bathroom vignettes!Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful dresser sink...Happy Birthday to your Mom too!

Sherry said...

Love, love the dresser turned sink base. I will feature this tomorrow on Home Sweet Home. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

Lovely vanity !!!
Francine

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm a bit tardy, but wanted to leave you a note that you are featured on Potpourri Friday at 2805!

Kathy Moody said...

Your bathroom is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it. Your newest follower from the Potpourri Friday party!

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