Friday, June 10, 2011

Bathroom Mirror

I learned remodeling the master bathroom that mirrors are obscenely expensive.  For our bath, we ripped the gold frame off and reframed with leftover trim from another project.
However, this frame is gold and exceptionally ugly.
The previous homeowners LOVED a gold accent - not so much our taste!  But, I really liked the rectangular detail on the frame.  I took it out for my spray paint festival and layered the colors, a teal blue on the bottom and the white over it.
I probably put in seven layers of paint... there were a lot of things painted that day.  They start to run together...
And, my help painted themselves like Rambo.
After it dried, I lightly sanded the edges of the rectangles that were raised off the frame.
It is a slightly distressed look - and you can see the teal, the white, and just a touch of gold.  I really like it and it definitely modernizes the bathroom. 

What do you think?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bathroom Art

So, today was make some art day.  I had gathered a ton of ideas from Pintrest and had thoughts swirling through my brain.  But I went simple-ish.  It took me 20 minutes (minus the trip to get the frame) and was FREE (minus the trip to get the frame)!  I made it with materials I had in my scrapbook stash!
Here it is - pre-frame!
I took a few sheets of scrapbook paper and cut them in 1" squares - sans the red square which is 2".  The background paper is the back of a piece of ugly paper that I wasn't going to ever use.  I stuck them to the paper with Photo Splits - a fantastic way to use them up.  (On a side note, I bought new adhesive, but am not allowing myself to use it, until I finish the old stuff... I am afraid I won't ever use it up and it will go to waste.)
Then, I was inspired to make a smaller companion piece for the very large vanity.
I think they go quite nicely with my favorite piece, the Poppies from Pikes Place (yay for Alliteration!)
I framed it and Craft Rescue Hero begrudgingly happily, with a big smile on his face, hung it up this afternoon! 
Here it is from the bathroom door...
It goes nicely with the carboy for beer... oh the joys of the bathroom for beer making!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bathroom Redo Ideas

My downstairs bathroom is lame.  It doesn't have much going on for it and its primary purpose is beer brewing for my husband.  However, when we have people over, it is the bathroom most used.  I just don't like it.  Since I am home for the summer, I am challenging myself to do a redo.... for less than $40!  Here are before pictures:
It isn't a total trainwreck, but it lacks a little something.  So here is my proposed list of changes:
-Curtains without thumbtacks or reminders of American Airlines
-Mirror without gold
-Wall Art
-Updated Shower Curtain

My favorite part of this bathroom is a small piece of art I got at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington.
It is my jumping off point, in combination with this
I created an idea board to get started. My own personal Pintrest!  If you haven't seen it yet, you need to check out Pintrest.  I could look for days!
So, off I go to get started on my new bathroom!  Check back for project updates!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Start of New Projects

Now that the wedding of the weekend is over and my summer vacation has officially started, it is time to get some awesome new projects going on!  I have some fabulous new fabric and papers to work on all sorts of things. 
I trucked upstairs to get started and then I saw my craft room.  I would post a picture, but the lens of my camera cracked with all the mess.  And yes Mom, I heard your voice "Clean up what you are working on before you start a new project."
In the meantime, here is a preview of what is in store in fabric!

This delightful combination of polka dot and argyle is for my sewing class at JoAnn's.  A perfect pillowcase in the works!

This is a teal and bright green fabric for my downstairs bathroom window treatment.  I am preparing to say goodbye to the airline blanket thumb tacked up (no lie) and hello to something much more fabulous!

That is how we are getting started with summer!  More posts to come!