our magpie

our magpie

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

black and white and a pool house bath

hi sweet friends! well it has been a bit! (insert me covering my face in embarrassment;) we have just been busy swimming and soaking up every last second of our new pool this summer...it seriously is like you are on vacation. but at home. so the very best of both worlds! so with so much swimming happening, we still haven't totally finished the pool house...we have to cut the faces off of brick we have left over from our home to wrap the foundation, and jeffrey has to build out a large step (design still not decided), but i wanted to go ahead and share inside the pool house bathroom that is pretty much finished. and can i just say having a pool house bathroom was pretty much the best decision EVER. like ever ever. it has been so wonderful to have a bathroom so close, and one with a concrete floor so everyone doesn't even have to dry off...just run right around the corner and then right back to swimming! the design of the bathroom all started with this AMAZING light from barnlightelectric.com....it is so beautiful, the pictures truly do not even do it justice....
it is the ivanhoe union warehouse porcelain pendant in white, and friends, the porcelain finish is SO pretty! we bought our very first porcelain light from barnlightelectric.com over 5 years ago when we started the addition. it is in the half bath and knew i wanted a similar light for the pool house bath. so once i fell in love with the white porcelain barn light, i knew i wanted to keep the bathroom as simple as possible to let the light and the view of the trees outside steal the show! so i painted the walls and ceiling in sherwin williams alabaster, the perfect warm white. jeffrey installed the board batten treatment to add texture and to tie in to the exterior.
how pretty is that light against that gorgeous ceiling made by jeffrey? it is rough sawn pine from the lumber mill that he planned down and then added a tongue and grove edge...i think it turned out so beautiful and i try and remind myself to look up every once and a while to appreciate it:)
the bathroom is kinda small, but we were able to squeeze a shower in also. it will be great if anyone needs to rinse off after swimming, and also for when jeffrey is covered in sawdust from building whatever the current project is in the barn;) i just searched vintage exposed shower head and this one popped up on amazon.com for a great price. i think is was $138, it is not as heavy duty as the one in our master bath (some plastic parts) but i think it will be fine for the pool house.
in keeping with the simple less is more theme, this mirror from shadesoflight.com turned out perfect! i love that it is just the simple metal frame, and the little shelf gives it that little something that makes it special. i started out looking for a vintage mirror, but everything i found was too wide...the sink we had to go with to fit is pretty tiny....i found the wall mount sink at lowe's for a steal of $40, and the sweet faucet with the vintage look porcelain knots is another find from amazon.com.....
i mean how sweet is that little shelf?!
just to the right of the sink is the potty, and i painted the painting for a pop of color in the mostly white room...
it is my emme, my rayley and my magpie, all cannonballing into the water. i was inspired by my dear friend ruthie carlson and her bathing beauties she paints...i am still learning as i paint, but i truly love it. especially when i am painting such cute models;)
this sweet vintage stool is an antique mall find...it is the prefect amount of chippy goodness! the beautiful towels are from bollandbranch.com and the shampoo and conditioner bottle as well as the soap bottle on the sink are all from my dear friend jenny jennysteffens.blogspot.com ...i have them in our bathrooms in our home and i love the simplicity...no more mismatched bottles! (insert praise hands;)
this is the view in front of the potty...jeffrey installed the peg hooks for our guests to have a place to hang their bags and wet swimsuits as they change. i ordered some iron hooks, but the black was just too much in the small space. i painted the peg hooks the same color as the wall and i love that they just blend in and disappear when not in use. and that sweet swimsuit belongs to one magpie and is from thebellabeanshop.com... i mean ticking stripe, ruffles and a monogram?! southern girl swimsuit perfection!
the gorgeous french market tote is from sweet joy, she is at upcountrylivingmarket on instagram, she sells lots of treasures...new and old! and the gorgeous beach towels are also from bollandbranch.com...they are seriously the biggest, softest, most fluffiest (it's a word:) beach towels in the history of ever!
this is the cute teeny tiny door that jeffrey made to match the walls, and we added a peg hook to the back of it for us or our guests to hang their towel on while they shower. and the cute door knob is made by schlage and is also an amazon find....
and here is a peek at the awning just outside the bathroom, jeffrey designed and built every single detail. i sketched up what i wanted the pool house to look like and he just made it happen. and then some. like adding this adorable awning. i promise to share more of the outside once we finish the brick around the foundation and get the step designed and built, but i hope you sweet friends enjoyed this peek into the bathroom! (insert blushing bashful face here, because well, bathroom;)


  1. Hi Patsy! This pool house bath is just perfection in every way! What a lucky lady to be blessed with such a talented hubby too! You two need to take over for Chip and Joanna at HGTV since they are leaving. We put in a pool house bath (without a shower) and it is a lifesaver for little wet ones to use the bathroom and get right back to the business at hand...swimming! Can't wait to see the outside!

  2. Everything you do is perfection. LOVE IT........the painting is so sweet.

  3. Classic! Beautiful! I just love your home inside and out. I really like your picture of the girls! So talented

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