Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas !

I wanted to wish you all a "Merry Christmas". I hope each of you get what you want . . . time with love ones , good food and laughter. This is the card that we made of Tate. He is making this Christmas extra special.



This is what I got . . . A new concrete top, and sink for my old "vintage " vanity . lol I must truly be French. I never tear anything out, just re-make it. I painted the once stained wood.

I used the same color as the walls, just in a gloss. This is my "go to color", if in doubt . I always use this color from ICI Dulux paints in "Sisal." I have used it time and time again and find it goes with anything.



Notice that I used a grain scoop for my candle holder. I always try to use something old and loved the patina of this piece.


This is the before, taken a few years ago. I changed the accessories awhile back, but continued to be stuck with the 80's mauve sink and counter. I am loving the change. So tell me , did your house get any Christmas gifts this year?




18 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Vicky! Love the new concrete counter top and sink!

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  2. Your new sink is wonderful...I have never seen one that shape before, very unique. My house is still in the midst of the media/library redo...but I did just get a new dishwasher after a 2 year hiatus, so maybe that counts.(-: Merry Christmas ~ the room looks great!

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  3. ah yes, an updated bathroom ... Pick me up off the floor.
    I would not know how to act!!! love love love yours.


    Kiss the tater for me.

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  4. Tate is such a cutie! I love your sink and vanity. It looks great. French is good. Joyeux noel!

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  5. Blessings to you and your precious family Vicky. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration, it has been a lovely gift to me and so many others all year. The Christmas card with Tate's adorable smile is absolutely perfect. Wishing you and abundance of joy in the coming year.

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  6. Love the sink! Can you share what brand and style it is? We gave ourselves hardwood floors in the whole house, new granite counters, additional cupboards and new appliances in our kitchen for Christmas two years ago. It is amazing what a difference those things can make! This year it was new paint in the bathrooms. I love things that are used and appreciated all year round-I smile every day when I use the rooms.

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  7. *** It looks FAB, dahlink! Congrats! And OF COURRRSE our lil' man TATE looks toooooo ADORABLE! (You're not enjoying "Grandmadom" very much, huh??? Grins!)...

    I specifically came by to tell you I hope today, Christmas, was just wonderful for you and all those you love!! That's it... now I'm going back to bed!

    Love,
    Linda in AZ *

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  8. Your home is just stunning! Delighted to find you and follow! Happiest of holidays! XX!

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  9. Thanks everyone for the sweet notes. Anon, I got my sink off of ebay. I don't know who makes it, sorry. Glad you liked it and it sounds like your house had a very Merry Christmas.

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  10. Wow! that makes such a huge difference. I love the faucet!!!!! Congrats on the new vanity. It's beautiful.

    Have a wonderful holiday - and thank you so much for your sweet emai.
    Joni

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  11. WOW! What a transformation... Totally updated now. Yep, the Cottage got a few little items... Can't wait to set it up..

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  12. I LOVE your new vanity top and sink!!! They are truly wonderful. No, my house didn't get any gifts, but I will use some of my gifts for making it prettier!
    Your Christmas card is so sweet and I know Tate made everything so much more fun, kids have a way of doing that, don't they.
    Happy 2011!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  14. I love your new bathroom sink! It looks beautiful. Our house didn't get anything new, but we are in need of many new things. Hopefully we can work on it this year.
    Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

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  15. I love how you displayed Tate's Christmas card, Vicky. Happy New Year!...Christine

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  16. Love the blog,so hapy to of found you- a new follower- scrolld all the way through- Love it All
    Karryann

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