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Shannon's "Natural Salvage" Room

Natural Salvage




Portland, Oregon



Colors Used

Green Walls are YOLO Colorhouse LEAF.04, Ceiling is YOLO Colorhouse AIR.03 and the reclaimed floor boards from the house are just a mixture of leftover paints I had sitting around in the garage. All paint is No VOC. The tub surround and shelf under the handmade vanity are also leftover from our house. All I did was wash the dirt off of them and seal them. So all the boards are door and window trim from three different rooms that were deconstructed and materials saved. The vanity is a concoction of YOLO Colorhouse AIR.03 and then dirt rubbed in and wiped off...yep dirt! and then a slight coat of a brown glaze and a whitewash. The handmade tiles are brown and white, wanted to splash up a classic subway tile pattern.

Color Inspiration

To reuse, recycle and renew with what I already have, add a twist of humor and build from there. Everything is salvaged and sustainable in my bathroom. Left over flooring, door and window trim boards for the tub surround, recycling beer bottles for counter and tub top. Old green glass doorknobs as drawer pulls (That's the push to put green on the walls even when other folks were screaming "don't do it"! A bedspread used as curtains,thriftstore finds and family treasures. to complete the look. I even put my name on the tub! I stayed within the circle of greens, and browns and everything else just fell into place.

Color Tips

Live in the moment and choose colors that make you happy. It doesn't matter what anybody else thinks.

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Comments (24)

This bathroom is gorgeous! I even love how you named your bathtub.

posted by mimichan on October 26, 2011 at 5:39pm
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You have created my dream bathroom. Please post a notice if you ever decide to sell! ;)

posted by minuet42 on October 27, 2011 at 9:13am
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Nicely done.

posted by dmstudio on October 26, 2011 at 1:51pm
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omg, simply stunning!

posted by pier723 on October 26, 2011 at 3:36pm
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Awesomeness. Love the giant green knobs.

posted by potpie on October 26, 2011 at 10:05pm
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Really beautiful!

posted by sara Stubbert on October 27, 2011 at 2:07am
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How beautiful! I love the custom look salvaged items always seem to provide.

posted by LittleMissSunshine on October 27, 2011 at 1:12am
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Been a guest here and this bathroom is to die for! It's beautiful, cozy and luxurious! It was a great place to start and end each day.

posted by Susan Teare on October 27, 2011 at 8:36am
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I am so taken back by everyone's positive, wonderful, and kind words. Thank you so so much.

posted by Shannon Quimby on October 27, 2011 at 9:56am
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Wonderful bathroom ! Congratulations !

posted by Baby.Blue on October 27, 2011 at 3:04pm
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very well done! what else can i say? it's fabulous!

posted by sturdydesign on October 27, 2011 at 3:06pm
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Love it!

posted by LaurasLastDitch Vintage Kitchenwares on Etsy on October 27, 2011 at 3:46pm
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It's the small landscape painting that really makes the room for me. Anyone can do subway tile, but that painting, just where it is, is special.

posted by realcalm on October 27, 2011 at 9:10pm
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I would definitely take a 3 hour bath in here.

posted by dmv lady on October 28, 2011 at 9:51am
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want it, need it - this one should win hands down - please vote ja'll !

posted by VLS on October 28, 2011 at 12:34pm
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A pretty and unique bath. I'm glad that there's only one sink. I think it's silly and rarely necessary to have two.

posted by MEBJohnson on October 28, 2011 at 12:36pm
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I just LOVE the color scheme here-it is timeless, yet contemporary. I especially love the effect and reused wood on the bathtub...such a signature look for Shannon! Fantastic job! I'll keep this page bookmarked for my next bathroom reno!

posted by skaiebird on October 28, 2011 at 2:07pm
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me likey!

posted by Erika Britt on October 28, 2011 at 2:33pm
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Different and totally cool!

posted by Rinkadink on October 30, 2011 at 8:07pm
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Ya got my vote girl! Absolutely stunning! I love how you have repurposed most of the items in the room - THAT is what gives it the character and warmth. Your use of color is perfect!

posted by Susan in Austin on October 31, 2011 at 10:51am
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absolutely fabulous

posted by lorrinm on October 31, 2011 at 2:47pm
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this bathroom is just so timeless and trendy at the same time. Really nice.

posted by Indigosailor on November 3, 2011 at 3:41pm
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i fall in love with this bathroom!!
maybe, it looks small, but relaxing and so comfortable!

posted by October23 on November 13, 2011 at 9:23am
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posted by Silverfire4200 on November 16, 2011 at 8:45am
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