My Beautiful Bath

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My beautiful bathroom is complete!

It is a jewel of seaglass and the pale gray of driftwood, and the color of stillness. I am thrilled at the outcome of this long planned and long awaited project.

With many thanks, hugs and kisses for Pete Gleason, musician, friend and bathroom remodeler extraordinaire and my wonderful, hard working and loving husband, Bob. They both took my vision and created this most beautiful of rooms.

The square footage is tiny and there is no way to expand, so every inch was used. The only things that remain from its previous beige existence are the white china towel holders and the bathtub itself. Three and 1/2 walls are now 12×24 gray porcelain tiles with a ribbon of frosted glass inlay mosaic tiles the colors of sea glass. The wall left is clad in 3/4 inch wood paneling in a taller than usual wainscoting and a new wooden door with lots of personality are all painted Silent White to match the new vanity.

White marble is used on the counter top of the new vanity as well as the trim and baseboards. I took a tip from HGTV and used marble floor thresholds as the baseboards. And it is just the prettiest thing I ever saw!

Brushed nickel fixtures, lighting and door hardware add to the beauty of this calming and soothing room.

And the little cabinet is a great find from an antique store in Ozark, MO. It is a dental cabinet constructed entirely from wooden fruit crates. It has tiny drawers inside the right door, made for the tools and implements needed for a dentist in the early 20th century. I painted it a pale aqua and it is adorable!

This room is a joy to behold and makes me so happy each time I walk in.

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Sea Glass

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we walked the sand
as the tide moved away
looking for colored glass,
sea blue, sail white, golden amber,
the palest of green

yes, he said,
bits of flotsam
from ancient ships,
crystalline ships that once sailed
under gossamer wings,
their hulls of finest quartz and amethyst
sparkling in the sun
clear as the seas on which they moved.
under full sail,
they were an enchanting sight
moving across the cerulean waters
in the clear light of day-
ahhh, but at night,
the reflection of stars
glistened across the shimmering deck
lighting the ships with an internal spark-
my, it would have been a sight to see.
but now,
all that is left
of the great crystalline ships
that once sailed the clear blue seas…

and he handed me a shard of sparkling sea glass,
the palest of greens

*** with thanks to Leovi for the sparkling artwork – so beautiful and enchanting http://lafotografiaefectistaabstracta.blogspot.com/