Wednesday, December 30, 2009
While here, one of our sons helped Mr. Comforts of Home install the vintage crystal chandelier in my master bath.
It took the place of a recessed light, so we had to add a ceiling medallion to cover the larger hole. I think it just made the chandelier look better.
Now that my family has left, I am looking forward to a long soak with the chandelier lights set on dim....
I will be around to see all of you and catch up with all you have been doing in the next day or two....
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Fair warning - there are A LOT of pictures to follow. The first FOUR pictures are BEFORE AND DURING. I wanted to remind you what it looked like when we purchased it. Remember we had to gut it because there was a major water leak in the shower and the entire bath floor needed to be replace.
And now for the AFTER pictures.
My vintage chandie, hanging over my tub...love this!
Monday, December 14, 2009
That's because I am painting the guest bath that attaches to this room. Immediately below is the before shot...Another chocolate brown room. The paint is too dark, for this room with no windows.
Here it is below with it's first coat of Steamed Milk from Sherwin Williams...It needs a couple of more coats, but it is looking larger and brighter already!
I am still working on my studio too. When one rooms paint is wet, I go paint another coat in the other room.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
We moved all of the boxes of my dishes (for mosaics) upstairs out of the garage into my studio. Before I can put anything up, I want to paint the built in cabinets at the end of the room in a fresh, crisp white.
The back stairs going down from the studio...we need to replace those lights one day...
Boxes to unpack...
I am the type of person that normally likes to finish on project before I move on to another, but with this house remodel it seems I am working on 5 projects at once.
Are you still hanging in there with me? I still need to finish the master bath, and two guest baths. Want to see what happens next, even if I bounce from room to room?
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Olive green walls, outdoor back porch lights for lighting, the hardwood floors were ruined because of a water leak. The toilet was stained beyond repair. The sink and cabinet had been pried off the wall (hence the water leak) and broken.
The sconces we ordered from Overstock.com. The black shades with gold lining are from Lowe's. The black toile wallpaper is also from Lowe's - a special order.
The black framed mirror is a vintage mirror we had in our former home in the foyer at one time.
The black striped ticking window valance, I made with less than 1/2 yard of fabric for $10.00.
The three chandelier prints above the commode are by a fellow blogger, Teresa Sheeley. She is a very talented lady! I know some of these prints are still available...and she has matching kitchen towels too! These prints used to hang in my studio at my other home.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Last year I told my sister (who lives in another state) that I couldn't find my favorite brand of Candy Canes here. The brand is Bob's Candy Canes.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Oh! And all of the toile wallpaper has been finished in the powder room. As soon as the toilet and sink are installed (hopefully in the next day or two). I will show you completed pictures of that room.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
We needed the light to hang the wallpaper. It was a cloudy, rainy day and as you can see from the pictures below, the sconces have been removed so it is easier to install the wallpaper.