January 22, 2013

Trimming The Bathroom Window

My original color scheme for the bathroom was quite different than what I'm ending up with. Originally, I planned a medium wall color, and white trim. Because the room is so small, however (7'3" by 5'4"), I decided to go with light walls instead. The ceiling, tub interior, sink, and toilet are all white, but I wasn't sure if I wanted the window trim and vanity in white as well. We decided to stain them.




I think the darker color really sets off the stained glass window, don't you? We'll probably stain the mirror frame too. That and the vanity are a few steps down the road however. The floor is next. Click here for that.

Trimming The Bathroom Window © January 2013 

32 comments:

Rosanne said...

I love the stained glass window. The stain trim really looks nice. I really enjoy following your blog. We also have small acreage. I enjoy canning from the garden, we have chickens, 3 horses, 1 pony, 2 large work horses, and 2 mules. I would love a milk cow, but can't talk my husband into it. Still trying!! I also hand quilt and wood working. We stay pretty busy for retired couple.

Dani said...

Looks excellent, Leigh. Well done :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

Gorgeous Leigh; the lighter walls with the dark-stained trim around the window really makes it 'pop'!

Theresa said...

It's all moving along so nicely! The window looks great. :)

Stephanie said...

Oh, I do like it stained! It really makes it POP :) Great job!

Farmer Barb said...

Dark stained pieces in a light environment create a sense of importance. The window has become a focal point. I had a tiny bathroom to do so I found a tile that was 6" x 36" and looks so much like real wood that people bend down and touch it when I tell them. Because everything else is light, it grounds the room. If you stain the vanity, it will make the room feel important. More so than the reason it exists...:)

A. Wright said...

Ohhhh beautiful!

DebbieB said...

Perfect choice, Leigh! I love seeing your reno projects take shape - it's like watching a continuing season of "This Old House"! My husband and I love that show.

Sandy said...

Leigh,

Beautiful choice!!! The stain around the stain glass window makes this window pop in the room.

I can't wait to see what you do withe the floor :-)

Leigh said...

Thanks ya'll. Your comments are always so encouraging.

Rosanne, welcome! Sounds like you have quite a few good animals. Do you blog?

Barb, grounding the room. I like that. I'm hoping the tile we chose will do just that.

Debbie, that used to be one of the few shows we watched when we watched TV! That and Judge Judy. :)

MaryContrary said...

Absolutely gorgeous piece of work. Makes a beautiful focal point.

starlighthill said...

You guys do great work! I think the stain was a superb idea.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Just lovely!

Willow said...

Hi Leigh,
I'm sure I visited your blog via The New Season as Julene is my sil. I love reading about people's projects in homesteading and self sufficiency. The window is wonderful--brings in happy light.

DFW said...

It looks great Leigh!

Ed said...

I think the stain looks good against the stained glass window.

When I was younger, I loved the natural wood look but as I age, I find myself gravitating away from the natural look to painting it some shade of off white. I am right in the midst of painting all my kitchen cabinets this way. I'm not sure if it is my changing tastes or the tastes of those around me.

Becky said...

We have an Octagon window in our bathroom, but not with stained glass. At the time I never even thought about that option. Sure wish I had! Yours is so pretty--way to go!

Akannie said...

It's absolutely beautiful !!!!

CaliforniaGrammy said...

That window is just stunning. The color surrounding it frames it perfectly. What color will the walls be painted? Or are they staying white too? That gold color splashing against the wall in your picture would be pretty . . . giving a cozy warm feeling when you walk in. As usual, you guys amaze me!

Susan said...

What a nice job! That darker stain really sets the window off - like a jewel! You are such an inspiration (and have such good taste!)

Rosanne said...

Sorry Leigh, I don't blog. But I will continue to enjoy your process.

Gill - That British Woman said...

the stained trim does indeed make the window pop.

Gill

Leigh said...

Mary, Starlighthill, FFG, and DFW, thanks!

Willow, yes, I think it was through Julene. I really enjoy her blog and was happy to find you too.

Ed, it's so true that our tastes and color preferences change. I ordinarily like light colors, but our house was wall to wall to cabinet to door to windows to ceilings white when we bought it. I need color in my life! I like natural wood too as you can see. :)

Becky, that window was just one of those unexpected finds on eBay. And it actually cost less than the fancier clear glass octagonal windows. We couldn't resist. :)

Akannie, thanks!

Janice, the walls are painted an off white, which is hard to photograph. I wanted to stay with neutrals for the bathroom and originally had a darker color chosen for the walls. The window changed all that. :)

Susan, thank you! I'm just happy the room seems to be working out.

Rosanne, well, I think everybody should have a blog. :)

Gill, I appreciate that!

Anonymous said...

Great choice. It frames the window beautifully and really brings out the red and orange of the glass. Louise

BA Norrgard said...

Awesome! Good choice...

Julene said...

The contrasting stain is very nice! The window is perfect and casts a lovely light into the room.

a view from a brown dog said...

Love that window!! The stained glass is wonderful and totally agree the trim is perfect. You guys are really busting out moves over there :)

Tina T-P said...

That is so pretty! T.

Leigh said...

Louise, that's exactly what I was hoping for. :)

BA, thanks!

Julene, I love stained glass for that reason. Never thought we'd be fortunate to have any though!

Jen, thanks! We're moving as fast as we can. I have to admit we'll both be glad when the house is done! Repairs and upgrades are needful, but both Dan and I would rather be outside.

Tina, thank you! So good to hear from you!

Dylan Moore said...

Nice stained glass window you got there for your bathroom. I'm also planning to make some tending to our bathroom window and to our iving room's glass door. Do you think there's a need for me to consult to a licensed general contractor before creating any changes to our home?

Leigh said...

Dylan, that depends upon how comfortable and experienced you are with the necessary construction techniques and the process, as well as your familiarity with your area building codes. If you have any doubts and can afford it, consulting with professionals would be a good idea.

Jane Scott said...

We are now moving to our new house and I can't be more excited to add my personal touch to the rooms. This one is very inspiring. Thanks for the heads up!