French Country Bathroom Refresh {or Home of the New Framed French Graphic: My Parent’s Loo}

French-Inspired Bathroom Refresh

Remember field trips? We were always so excited leading up to them. We got to bring our lunch in a brown paper bag and eat it on the bus…such an adventure…

We’re taking a field trip today…to my Parent’s house!

Their loo, to be exact.

If you missed it on Monday, I shared this fun yard sale find makeover:

Picture Updated with French Graphics

I made it for my Parent’s bathroom. My Mom has been wanting to update their master bathroom for a while now, but wasn’t sure what she wanted to do.  The accent color in here was dark red, playing off the bedroom colors. The bedroom is beautiful, but the red just wasn’t working in this space. So a couple of weeks ago we put our heads together and came up with an idea.

My parent’s guest bathroom has white wainscoting, and black and white toile wall paper with yellow towels and accents.  My Mom loves it so much that I knew that was more of the look she wanted.

She bought a few things and I updated a couple of things, but there was still an empty space above her tub.

This framed French graphic was the perfect addition:

French Country Bathroom

I mean, hello? Is this not the perfect spot for this perfect addition?

I showed up unannounced on Sunday and surprised her.  She loved it!


I could kick myself for not taking before photos of this room before we started. The walls were already this beautiful shade of yellow and my Dad installed the wainscoting last year, so I didn’t think our update would be that dramatic to share. But it is such a beautiful change!

She purchased these towels and pictures at Homegoods:

French Country Bathroom

These towels were in here previously but had dark red embroidery. I added leftover toile from another project to the cover the red:

French Country Bathroom

A piece of wide black ribbon added to the center of each piece of toile would be even better…hmmm…might need to add that!

French Country Bathroom

A quick and easy update!

Now they match the new toile valance we found at Lowes:

French Country Bathroom

We found this set of three metal pieces in the attic. They were originally brown, then ivory.  I gave them a couple of coats of Rustoleum in gloss black to make them work in this space:

French Country Bathroom

I love the black against the yellow!

French Country Bathroom

Opposite the tub is the vanity.

This little print was already in here. We just moved it to this area. My Mom shopped the house to find this candle and the orchid on the tub.


Brennan came along to visit his Nana and Papa… I see you, cutie!


{He’s like a one-man demolition team that one.}

French Country Bathroom








French Country Bathroom

And that concludes  today’s field trip. It was fun to get out for a change, but thank goodness I didn’t have to eat a brown-bag lunch.

This would have been a fantastic makeover to share had we been smart enough to take those darn before shots!  The black accents give this space a more cohesive feel than what was in here previously, and they really have made a dramatic difference in this bathroom.

My parent’s house is really lovely. I need to share the grand tour some time.

Thanks for coming along!



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  1. Carolyn Price says

    So fun to see the picture in place. Just a lovely bathroom refresh!! Your eye for composition is spot-on!!
    Always fun, Christy!! : )

  2. Christy, that turned out beautifully! I love the graphic you made and embellishing the towels was a great idea. Overall, the colors and accessories in that room are wonderful.

    I have a bathroom that desperately needs a little work like this. It’s just too dark! You’ve given me some great ideas. Are you going to share how you made the french graphic? It’s so cute.

  3. So pretty! I could see a 2 hour bubble bath in that pretty room!!!! 🙂


  4. You did such a good job! I’ll bet your mom is so proud of your creativity. Oh and you let little Brennan know that I will put him to work on my next demo! 😉

  5. Sue Farmer says

    Beautiful changes!! Your mom is lucky to have a daughter like you!!

  6. Very pretty Christy – I love the black accents with the soft yellow. Those vintage bath tub pictures are adorable and I love both sets of towels. Your Mom must be so pleased with her new Parisienne Hotelesque bathroom!

  7. What a beautiful room! Love everything!! I’m in the middle of a remodel and would love know the paint color. I think it would be perfect in my room, too.

  8. Christy your bathroom is so pretty…love the changes!

  9. The bathroom turned out beautifully Christy- the black against light yellow is beautiful. And your framed print remake is amazing!!

  10. I really love this. I love the graphic you chose, I love what you did with the frame and I agree it’s in the perfect spot. Such a lovely bath!! Well done!

  11. It looks fantastic! And I absolutely love orchids. I have yet to buy one for myself…I just know I’ll kill it to death. And that would make me sad. Loved the field trip!


    • Thanks, Andi! I love orchids too. That one was actually fake, but it’s a good impersonation. I have one that miraculously is still alive after four years. It hasn’t bloomed in a about a year though. I saw your “stool samples” in my inbox. Can’t wait to look at them. 🙂

  12. Hi, I was scrolling through some of your projects and I love them all, but where did you get the print for the black frame in this bathroom project. I love the Hotel Perrin etc…. was this a stencil?

  13. Thank you so much I love stenciling this information on the website is so helpful placed my order for several of the stencils…..thank you thank you….I will post the pictures when I am done.

  14. I am in Williamsburg and really wish you had a booth here for our second Sundays.