Conveniently located at the end of the gallery of Connecticut Country House is a small bathroom. Despite its petite proportions, it’s a full bath that has everything you need.
The vanity is an old cupboard the former owner retrofitted to allow for plumbing and the installation of a porcelain sink. Because the wonderful brass bar faucet isn’t lacquered, it has naturally oxidized over the years, giving it a lovely patina.
Not having wall space for a typical mirror, I solved the quick, let me check my teeth problem, with a brass wall mounted scissor mirror. It’s just the right size to get the job done.
A wonderful floor to ceiling window (that matches the 2 in the gallery) was salvaged from an old school in Fairfield County. It allows beautiful natural light to flood the space throughout the day. A deep sill provides an always at the ready, perfect parking spot, for my collection of vintage copper watering cans.
The “combed” walls are a combination of Benjamin Moore, Colonial Williamsburg Hardwood Putty and Bone Black. The hand painted technique adds interesting texture to the walls, while keeping the room light and bright.
Tucked in a corner (where it’s impossible to get back far enough to take a picture), hidden behind louvered shutters, is a shower. It’s there in the event we need it, but as of late, it serves as a large appliance garage for my vacuum cleaner.
The painted checkerboard floor is a continuation from the gallery and the kitchen. It helps to unite this busy area of the house.
And that, my dear friends, concludes the grand tour of my petite bathroom.