Sunday, February 28, 2016

Old spaces refreshed ~

The shower in the master bath is somewhat unique, when the room was designed I thought it would be fun to have a sunken tub and shower with sliding doors leading to an adjoined enclosed deck. And it has been nice. A little quirky but is like showering outside, but with privacy.

Over time rambunctious raccoons leaping from the roof onto the protective Plexiglas cover of the deck damaged it and the space had all become to look a little scruffy and neglected. I finally had the cover replaced and now it was time to clean the deck up and make it look a little more inviting. 

 I decided to use blue and white to match the tile in the shower, the Chinese garden seat and cement planter were already here. With this in mind I  purchased the floor mat at Cost Plus. Made out of recycled materials and washable it is perfect for outside use.

The plates were sitting unused in a kitchen cabinet. The plant stand and chair were in the barn, I just freshened them up with a coat of white paint. The blue solar light was out in the garden largely unnoticed.

I potted up some succulents from the garden, they should do well here and won't need frequent watering.

Now it looks better from afar...


 I love my new view when I am taking a shower. The ficus vine is trailing down and I will probably cut it back but right now I am enjoying the effect, it reminds me of a very old orangerie I once visited in France where it was allowed to trail down in a most magical way.

Miss Twiggley's likes it, this is the closest she gets to going outside. When she came out to help me she really didn't want to go back inside. She found lots of interesting bugs and new spaces to investigate. 

Come on Miss Twiggley...we're done!

Thank you for visiting.

Have a happy day!


  1. It is just beautiful, Adrienne. I would think that showering on a sunny day would be like taking an outdoor shower on a Greek Island - and on a rainy day, like showering in the Rain Forest.
    Your header is, as always, exquisite. I feel that I could just step right into it.

  2. Oh, this looks so pretty! I love it that you have the pretty little patio and you've certainly spiffed it up! Your little kitty has grown up! She is so pretty. Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. This is so awesome Adrienne!!! Wow! I think I would be going in there for any excuse just to see that beautiful view! You have created a truly magical space. I LOVE the big window in the shower! Just amazing!!!
    I also went back to see how your garden is growing. It always surprises me to see how different our climates are. I also love the window box you made. You go girl!!
    sending hugs...

  4. I love what you have done and I am not sure I would ever what to leave that room, especially when the sun is shining through the window.

  5. Your view is fabulous. Even the view of the bathroom from the hall makes it look like a wonderful magical space. Your personal touches are always what sets your house apart from others.


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