Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One Picture Worth A Thousand Words!!


Monday, August 17, 2009

Another Week, Another Project!

This weekend my project was to paper my bathroom. I worked Saturday on putting the last coat of enamel on the cabinets and then Sunday I wallpapered the room. Most of the bath is full lengths of paper. It took me the entire day. I sure was tired when I finished!!
Once I got finished I wasn't too happy with the way that it looked. The roses were too dark pink, almost red. After all that work I just wanted to rip it all down. So I decided that I had nothing to lose by washing it with white. I used a wet piece of cheese cloth and dipped in the cream paint that I used for the woodwork. I kept wetting the cloth occasionally to keep the washed look. It looks a lot better. I wanted it to look kind of old and I think this fills the bill. I may try a light brown wash on a scrap piece to see if will look even better. Not sure yet.
Some of the things on the shelf are just some of the things that were in other parts of the house.
The little chocolate mold I bought at my favorite antique shop and the little laurel wreath pin I bought at an antique shop at Fell's Point area of Baltimore Maryland several years ago. The pink plates and cup were gifts from a couple of my friends. The large silver bottle is from a big bath set and I like the way it looks. Evidently the humidity in the bathroom is wearing away the silver finish and I think it is beginning to look like Mercury glass. The little silver box is a garage sale find, too.

The shelf is one that I bought a few months back at Marshall's, it was only $34.00 and I think it looks a lot more expensive than that. It was a grayish color before and I painted it the cream of the woodwork and had fun decorating it. Do you think it is over decorated? I want an old timey look. did I do OK?
The little table next to the tub is a garage sale find that I decoupaged with old music and the flowers were cut from paper napkins. I then wiped the black legs and edge with some cream colored paint to tone it down. I don't have my shower curtain up yet, it is the same lace that I have for the curtains in my bedroom. It will help to soften the room even more.
I still have the dressing area to do and it is still in the thinking stage. I'm having a baby shower for one of the girls from work in a couple of weeks and I'm not sure if I can get it done before then as my house is now a wreck from a lack of attention. I guess I'll see how much I can get done. Sooo stay tuned for phase three.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Finally, Phase One Completed!

Well, it's been a while getting here but I have finally finished. It took several week ends but
I think it was worth all the work! Walls painted, woodwork done and wall paper completed.

I tried to take lots of different views. So enjoy!

The lamps on the bedside tables belonged to my grandmother. I rewired them and put new lamps shades that I covered with the lace from my curtains. I got this lace from my Mom, she bought it all at a mill ends place for $5.00 a yard. It is an embroidered lace on net.

The dressform I bought at a garage sale. The old wash stand I bought at an antique store for just $65.00, I have seen them for several hundred dollars.

The armoire was pine and it just didn't fit into the decor but it houses my TV and a few other things. It's not quite finished (blue tape still on hardware). I needed to bring the pink to this side of the room, too, so I papered the front of it with leftover wallpaper. I love the way it looks.

I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Next project: paper the bathroom and dressing area with the companion paper.
Stay tuned for the phase!