Making it Yours (MiY)

Vintagey Bathroom (MIY: Real Good Chair)

Making it Yours (MIY) is all about using the furniture you have in new ways and taking pieces with you throughout your life. In this edition of MIY, our fictional homeowner has moved from a home with a breakfast nook and room for four Real Good Chairs to a new home where the chairs will have to be split up. We’ve already seen one of the chairs in a home office, and another in a modern, graphic bedroom. Now we’ll see the third chair in a vintagey bathroom.

Vintagey Bathroom (MIY: Real Good Chair)

First off, can i just say that I would LOVE to have a bathroom big enough to fit a chair? Yep, that would be nice. But our fictional homeowner here has lucked out and has the room, as well as a lovely clawfoot tub and hexagon tiles. The Lombard ceiling fixture fits in well with the tub and tile, and the green goes nicely with the color of the chair. The bath mat and wall color further link the colors, without exactly matching, and Supernova Modern Vases by j. mendicino are a cute touch. The shower curtain picks up on the hex tile, but in a more feminine way while still keeping the room from getting too cloying and colorful.

Next up, we’ll see the fourth and final chair in the home’s entryway.

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  • Erin
    January 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I am in love with the colors in this!!!!!!!

  • Caitlin @ C³
    January 8, 2009 at 2:40 pm


    Though I gotta say: Much as I’d love a washroom large enough to fit a chair, I can’t figure out what I’d do with a chair in a washroom. I mean, there’s already a place to sit. ;)

    Maybe you could sit on the chair to apply lotion or something? I guess I’m boring. :D

  • Averill
    January 8, 2009 at 2:50 pm


    What program do you use to make your mood boards?

  • whitney
    January 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I’ve been coveting that shower curtain for a while. It’s so gorgeous in this scheme you’ve created. I love black, white, and aqua together – beautiful!

  • michelle
    January 8, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    this is my favorite room so far. my bathroom is barely big enough to fit me in it let alone a chair. perhaps some day.

  • Kerry
    January 8, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Love the name of the paint! (Oh Martha, your minions have been smart and crafty with that one.) I could see the chair serving the purpose as a rest stop –being too tired to towel off and instead sitting in it and drip-drying (it does have well placed perforations)! :)

  • Jan
    January 8, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I love these colors. The print on the shower curtain is so nice with the tiles. What color is that paint? Is it a pale green?

  • Kelly
    January 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Awesome color scheme, that and the tiles remind me of my tiny studio bathroom in Miami Beach. Good times long gone!

  • Diane
    January 8, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    This is my favorite of the three reincarnations. I love the color scheme. I can’t wait to see what you do with the entryway.

  • Rhonda
    January 8, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Love it Nicole! The paint color you chose for this bathroom is the color I chose for our newly renovated laundry room. I absolutely LOVE it!! Great job, as always!

  • lori
    January 8, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    i love everything in this collection! beautiful!!

  • Jo in New Zealand
    January 8, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Loving! Wishing!

  • alivicwil
    January 8, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    My parents had hexagonal floor tiles in the bathroom when I was growing up! Thanks for the memories :)

    When I was 17, they extended the house, and doubled the length of the bathroom (2m X 4m)… I’m not sure that a chair would fit, however. Something to keep in mind when I extend one day :D

  • Jules
    January 8, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    The chair is for a vanity! I have a small vanity in my boys’ pink bathroom (vintage pink fixtures, in case you’re wondering) and I have been looking for a petite chair that was bathroom friendly forever. I’m not sure this one will fit, but I’ll have to check it out.

  • lindsey clare
    January 8, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    beautiful set. i gotta say, i really enjoy your MIY posts. very clever!

  • Condo Blues
    January 8, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I like everything on the inspiration board but not really loving the Real Good Chair. For some reason I’m not enamored with Blu Dot. I get the concept behind their designs but their product looks so flimsy and cheap I’d expect Ikea or Target pricing but that’s not the case. I’d certainly layout a chunk of cash on a well-designed item, but I also want it last.

  • Fiona
    January 8, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Hey Condo Blues, this is a pretty cheap chair. It’s only $130 tops, and they have this chair on the Target site for $90. That’s pretty good for a chair!

    In any event, the bathroom is really nice. I think my fave so far has been the office, but I’ll reserve judgment til I see the last one!

  • Kristin
    January 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I just painted our bathroom this color on Sunday & it is an absolutely beautiful shade of blue-green!! It’s paired with white subway tile (wall) & black & white hexagon tile (floor). We’re still on the hunt for a shower curtain. Yours is well… lovely :)

  • April
    January 9, 2009 at 12:32 am

    fun blog you have here! i will stay tuned. good luck with the new bubby!

  • patricia
    January 9, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I have often dreamed of a bathroom with a chair, a book-shelf and a fire-place.
    A girl can dream can’t she?
    How are you feeling….

  • Carolyn in DC
    January 9, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and I love it! Never commented but I thought you’d like to see your blog got a little mention in yesterday’s Home section of the Post ( Congrats and I can’t wait to see where you take the chair next!

  • Karmen
    January 9, 2009 at 10:18 am

    It looks fantastic! Makes me wish I was living in a real house, not an apartment. I’m in love with that tub =) There’s nothing better in the world than a fabulous bubble bath in a tub like that. I love the color and look of the chair, but am afraid I’d sit in it while wet or just after I’ve put body cream on and slide right out of it haha. Still love the look though =)

  • Justine
    January 9, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I love your ability to pull schemes together like this! I would love to have this bathroom.
    Also, I really enjoy your blog, so thank you! And I can’t wait to see more about your nursery!

  • Amy@OldSweetSong
    January 9, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I have to have this bathroom.

  • xin
    January 9, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Love those colors. Love your house, and still seriously jealous about your closet! =)

    oh, and Your it! You’ve been tagged =)

  • Bethany at Emmy Lu
    January 9, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I would LOVE to have a bathroom big enough for a chair! What a good find with the bathmat from PB Teen. I never take the time to really look through there, but you’ve proven that it’s worth perusing!

  • Erin
    January 9, 2009 at 11:26 am

    This is a beautiful setup. I really love the water green blues you use in the bathroom to go with the chair, which is also a lovely shade.

    The blog is looking amazing as well. I see you used hex tiles on the sides!

  • Kotori
    January 9, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Oh, to have a claw foot tub… and enough room for a chair! Beautiful fantasy bathroom – love it!

  • Making it Lovely
    January 9, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Averill, I use Photoshop. And Patricia, I’m feeling well thank you!

    You know, we’ve not touched our first floor bathroom yet, and I’m REALLY liking this look. Maybe I’ll use it in the house? Hmmm…

  • melissa
    January 10, 2009 at 5:40 am

    augh! that shower curtain is no longer available. whyyyyyyyy!!

  • Making it Lovely
    January 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Dag, they must have sold out! I guess I won’t be getting it for my bathroom either.

  • Ali Duffy
    January 10, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Love that blue green!

  • LaurenK
    January 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Our master bath is painted the same color. I love it! So calming in the hectic mornings. It’s almost a very light Tiffany blue on our walls. Not too 50s aqua like I thought it might be. I wish we had room for a chair!

  • Seleta
    January 12, 2009 at 8:26 am

    This is so gorge. Love it!!! You’re fun.

  • Jenny
    January 14, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I absolutely love the shower curtain; it’s too bad they are sold out. Are there any other shower curtains that would go well in this schema?