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April 18, 2013



I love the colors, the mirror and really really love the sconces. So does my husband. I remember washing my hands with that gritty soap in school. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Kim Kenward

Pure genius!! Those soap dispenser sconces are truly amazing. Leave it to you to come up with that idea. It's a beautiful bathroom. I can't wait to see it all decked out with your special treasures.


Oh my that turned out GORGEOUS!!! I am seriously IN LOVE with those sconces. What a great idea! You have such vision, you blow me away. I love it all, the color, the subway tile, the sink, the floor, the built ins. Can't wait to see it decorated!


Wow Laurie! What a wonderful space - like an awesome clean slate to work your magic... I wish I could be there to see all the fun! Can't wait to see the final decor!

Those sconces are amazing, btw...


it looks amazing! i can't wait to see it once you have decorated! and those sconces really are inspired!
we still haven't started our remodel. i'm scared how long it will take! we only have one bathroom so we have to move out while its happening.


DITTO! I'm on pins and needles waiting for the reveal! Ehel-ize it Girl!


Wow, it looks amazing, especially the tilework and those awesome sconces!

Into Vintage

WOW!! It looks amazing, even without having been 'Ethel-ized' yet. Those sconces are the most brilliant thing I've ever seen. You are so dang creative!! Now go get those birds!

Meri Wiley

Oh Laurie, it's stunning, but I have to admit I really liked the little built in vanity from before. I know it's just gonna be amazing once you finish with your personality.



Laurie your bath turned out beautiful! Love the color you chose. Absolute genius with those sconces!!I remember you said you had a project for the soap dispenser(s) you found but never in a million years did I think you would turn them into something so cool:-)How lucky to find another one on Ebay!The sink and mirror gives it even more charm in there. Can't wait to see your finishing touches.
Thanks for sharing!

Lisa W.

I totally love it ! It looks original to the house .... only BETTER ! Great job ! I am looking forward to those finishing touches of yours .


This is truly "pretty in pink"!!! Such a happy room. From the arched wall to the darling sconces. I can't wait to see it all gussied up.


Those sconces are incredible. You are beyond creative! It all looks amazing and your contractor did a stellar job but you know we are all dying to see the Magpie Ethel Magic!

Have a great weekend!



LOVE it! I got an old schoolhouse soap dispenser and have wanted to use it in my kitchen. What a great idea to use them as sconces! I used to have pink and grey tiles and unfortunately they were beyond repair...we replaced with subway tile too...but yours is waay cooler! You look like you have so much more space! How fabulous!

Sheryl Remy

It turned out great. I like the majority really like the soap dispenser sconces and with your magic it will only get better. I can't wait to see the rest of the reveal.


Looks wonderful, and how nice to have it finished, right? Have fun decorating!

Janet Johnson

Oh, it's so clean and new looking. Love the floor. Love the sconces -- you were lucky to find them in such good condition.
Can't wait to see how you "dress it up".


Wow. That is the sweetest, cutest, most attractive bathroom I have ever seen. Love it, and love the amount of storage you have!

Melissa's Antiques

Can't wait to see how you decorate! This bathroom seems so YOU already! :)

Judy A

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, IT! My favorite parts just in case anyone cares? The glass knobs,the soap dispenser Lamps, round mirror,and everything! Congratulations! I can't wait for your "touches" please don't make us wait,too long! -Judy A-

My Shabby Roses

Laurie, the bathroom looks great! What a great idea with the vintage sconces. Can't wait to see your fun little touches.

Mitzi Curi

I love all of it....I know it will be so wonderful when you add your final decor items!


Catching up with my blog reading after a busy few days and thrilled to see the finished bathroom. I think those sconces are my very favorite thing. That was a really inspired idea!! Where did you take them for the wiring? I have re-wired a lamp myself but not trying to make something that wasn't a lamp become one. Looking forward to seeing the bathroom again after the Ethel touches!


Fantastic redo! I love it all but the soap dispenser wall sconces are soooooo clever!!! Kudos for such a, fun, funky, and functional space!!


Love it!!! The soap dispenser is the sweetest! Can't wait to see you magic touch! ;) xo Heather

chris mckinley

Your bathroom looks great!! I'm with you....no matchy matchy for me either! Can't wait to see how you put your Magpie Ethel touch on it!


love, love, love! the perfect bathroom. cannot believe the sconces! - i think school house electric should pay you for your amazing use of their shade. genius!


Love it! Pink in the bathroom is my fav! Always look rosy when you look in the mirror! :)


It's beautiful - a great, fresh space for all of your special touches. Love the lamps!


Laurie, it is fabulous. I love the tile coming way up the wall. The sconces really are an amazing touch...very you! I can't wait to see the finished product with all the Magpie touches!


I love the wall sconces! I was just at a the Lutz and they have one of the soap dispencers in the bathroom, empty of course. But every time I see it it brings back school memories!

Carol @ Old Glory Cottage

Looks like you have tons of storage, so I applaud the choice of a pedestal sink! So far, it looks like the bathroom of my dreams, and once you start adding all of those personal touches, I know it's going to be spectacular!


What a gorgeous bathroom! I am especially interested because I am renovating two bathrooms in a 1934 we bought in Nashville recently and I am using the same subway tile and flooring tile that you appear to be using. It looks fantastic and gives me great hope that ours will look fabulous, too.

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