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.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

I think you're bathroom looks great! Not overdone at all. I love the vintage look of it. Have a nice week! Twyla

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Your bathroom looks great and it's not overdone - just perfect! Warm wishes, Esther

Anonymous said...

What a great idea to white wash the wallpaper for a softer look!! The bathroom looks great- love the shelf!

Hope you have fun and not get stressed out while getting ready for the shower. I keep trying to remind myself that the journey can be as fun as the destination if I can relax! Everyone is going to love your house!


Miss Gracie's House said...

Your bedroom turned out just lovely...very feminine and restful!

Aimee said...

It looks just pefect!!! So pretty and charming.

If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit! I just put up 3 New Posts.
Have a great week,
Aimee said...

The white wash was a great trick!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Regarding your comment... sure you can use it as a screensaver! I also have Cecil Brunner and First Prize roses!

Tanya said...

Great idea on the wallpaper. Looks like it's coming together beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Hope you don't mind me dropping by. You are so talented. Your bedroom is a dream.

Neabear said...

Looking good so far! I am still catching up here. I started with the post I last left a comment on here and moving forward from there so as to not miss any of your posts.