I sanded and painted in the wind and rain, under our covered porch. I completed the project in five days, it didn't happen overnight. Also, I just noticed that the hem on my little table cloth is super crooked in the picture below. I like it, it's like a wave.
I sanded and painted this side table. That lamp we had in the garage, it was sage green, I sprayed it bright yellow. The art on this wall is from a Paper Source calendar that I bought at 70% off, with the exception of the yellow and white piece, which is a wallpaper sample from Farrow & Ball. The frames were old ones from my mom's garage that I spray painted white. The Sunset Motel print is from a local Long Beach company, The Poster List. I originally discovered their work on SF Girl By Bay, and then saw them in person at Patchwork here in Long Beach, where I picked this up.
Seasons that I bought on clearance when Borders was going out of business. It is full of fun graphic images.
I just need a basket, both to hide that ugly cable/phone box and to house extra pillows. We need a plant and mirror, and I think we're ready. Oh, and one of those nice bedside carafes, I've always wanted one of those. Oh, and a little alarm clock would be nice. Apparently it's not quite as done as I thought, but it looks pretty, and it's super cozy.
We removed the soffit, added the bench, and a few more inches of space to the shower area. The shower enclosure is etched matte glass facing the bathroom door, while the shower door side is clear glass.
We kept the original vanity and had the cabinet sprayed and added new hardware. Found this great
vanity mirror that matched our color scheme at Lowe's. Some may hate this light fixture but I love it. It fits the style of our house, doesn't cast ugly shadows, gives off plenty of light, and it was twenty dollars. Twenty dollars! Of course I love it. It is the larger version of this Hampton Bay fixture.
The accordion mirror is from Ikea, as is that little stacker I throw my jewelry in.
husband's products match quite nicely. good work, husband.
My friend Melinda sent me this gorgeous photo that feels perfect in this room.
We really wanted the colored tiles in subway size, but they were going to take an extra four weeks to arrive and well, we just wanted to have a shower already, so we compromised.
Below: I turned an inexpensive wall hanging from Ross into a jewelry organizer. I used a wallpaper sample from Farrow & Ball, Mod Podge, a little paint I had on hand, some hooks and a few nails, and voila.
|I sanded, primed, and painted all that wood paneling myself. Mighty satisfying.|
We also tore up that carpet, got slightly larger windows, and painted the ceiling and walls. The fireplace and left wall are done in bright white, while the right wall is painted in Dunn Edward's Gray Wonder.
|hello, clean bright room! |
Several months later it is finally looking lived in! Not quite finished yet, but getting there. I want to spray that lamp a different color, the black isn't working for me. And that mid-century gem in the lower right corner, he's going to be reupholstered. I love it as is, but it is tired and dirty and needs new life. Hopefully you MCM purists won't throw shoes at me. I want to print a nice big canvas for over the sofa, possibly of this photo, although Geoff doesn't love it as much as I do. We'll see.
I also want to interject a nice pale blue. My Pinterest page revealed to me which color-way I wanted to go--I really didn't know until I started collecting images that inspired me and fabrics that I love.
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Only a little glimpse because the rest of it is super messy. I made this simple wall hanging for under $5. I bought a single sheet of gift wrap at Paper Source, and the frame at a garage sale for $1. Spray painted it in chartreuse green, cut the letters out free-hand and voila. Quick, easy project. She chose the word, which can be switched out pretty quickly for a little change.
One day when the rest of her room comes together I'll show the rest of it. Don't hold your breath.
This is the existing solid door that came with the house. The former owner was a piano teacher, hence the treble clef door knocker, not sure if you can make that out. We tried to use existing materials as much possible while renovating, both to cut costs and be green whenever possible. So we kept the existing door and ordered a kit from Crestview Doors. It cost a lot less than buying a new door, and we were able to achieve the look we wanted. We had our contractor cut out and install the windows for us, and update the door jam. The hardware was a set from another job site that went unused, so we got it at a discount, and boy was I happy to have it and not have to go shopping and make yet another decision, it was here and it worked.
I am happy with the result and the extra light it allows in, although this setup does let in more noise.
For these photos I was standing in a bush--no one sees this view, and thank goodness because that light fixture looks awful. I think we discussed leaving it until we have the house painted, because that's gonna leave a mark. Something simple like this from Lowe's would like nice.
The door kit we choose is called The Brentwood, and painting or refinishing the door is still on our to-do list.
Now...which room to show next?