Happy Monday, my friends! I hope everyone had a lovely Father’s Day weekend. Today I want to share one project that I’ve actually completed since we moved into our new house. And I LOVE it! Would you like to see our antique armoire in the bathroom?
As I’ve told you, the layout of the new house is much different from our previous house. It has been such a fun challenge working in our more traditional pieces into a French Country style abode. There is not a lot of wall space due to the open concept nature of the house so we couldn’t find a spot initially for this gorgeous antique piece. We previously had it in our living room but since we no longer have a formal living room, we weren’t sure where to incorporate it. But, it’s so beautiful we knew we had to find it a special landing spot. I mean, look at the details! I’ve always had a thing for angels and lions and this piece is one of my very favorites.
We were gifted this piece many years ago by our parents and I always hold my breath when we move. But again, it arrived safe and sound to the new house. Whew! We were also gifted this gorgeous chamber pot set by my Mother-in-law recently. There are so many pieces to this set so it takes a large space to accommodate it all in one place. The impact of this set would be lost if separated.
Isn’t it so pretty and elegant? And on a chamber pot set!
Our master bathroom is laid out differently too and there is a large wall opposite the walk in shower. It turned out to be the perfect place to put this antique piece. I’m not even sure what to call it since it is part bookcase and part desk. So, for this house I decided it would be beautiful as a showcase piece for the antique chamber pot set and storage.
On top of the armoire is the perfect spot to hold the pitcher, bowl and larger chamber pot. It’s ideal since the bowl can rest securely behind the angel and against the wall and the other pieces are safely out of harm’s way.
This little pitcher holds white silk roses. It doesn’t exactly match the other pieces but works beautifully together. I added a tiny bird and silver tray. Aren’t silver trays so versatile?
This shelf holds a few white wash cloths and soap. The “B” decanter will eventually hold bath salts. I love how the mirrors in the piece are worn with age and have lost a bit of the silver. It just adds to its charm!
The next shelf holds two pieces of the chamber pot set. I think they must be shaving cream and toothbrush holders? At any rate, they are in perfect condition so there is no way we would actually use them and risk breaking them.
And another shelf….
A smaller chamber pot and lid. I filled the pot with rolled up white towels. You can’t tell from this picture, but the lid is the only piece that is broken but it is glued back together. It’s still nice to have it though.
It’s sort of a shame this entire piece won’t fit into our powder room. I’d love for our guests to see it. I suppose I’ll have to drag everyone back to our bedroom so they can see it in person! But, my husband and I get to enjoy it every single day. And we do!
I admit I’ve always admired vintage armoires in a bathroom such as this one below via French Country Cottage. I just figured I’d never have room for one. But, happily it has all worked out perfectly! Isn’t this one dreamy though?
The rest of our bathroom is still a work in progress. But for now at least one little corner of the house is complete and makes me smile every time I see it! TIP: Bring those special heirloom pieces out of the closet and incorporate them in your decor. They are simply too lovely not to be seen!
Today we are playing a little more musical furniture between here and Happy Hill, our lake house. I’ll share some of our changes soon! Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day! xoxo Dell
P.S. What do you think of our antique armoire in the bathroom? Do you have a shelf or cabinet where you have some special things? If so, please share! <3