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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Continued Bathroom Projects

Since I am still sort of new to blogging and posting and such I still keep forgetting to do the Before part of the Before & After photos!  OOPS.  This project was in my head for a long time before it ever was put into action.  I have lots of those in my head ideas just waiting for the time and the opportunity to escape! 
Not little voices just ideas...anyhow- I spray painted a raw wood book shelf black w/ Rustoleum semi-gloss paint, well it didn't cover as well as I had expected so I improvised a little.
For the back of the book shelf I used these items.  This is a great Before pic of modpodge and wrapping paper!

OOOH a close-up!

I don't even think they make this color any longer but I have had it for a long time from a previous staining activity.  Really a dark, rich color.

Most of you have never seen this before...sand paper and sanding block.  I stole all products from my hubby-

That is MY hand sanding...all alone!

cute little block...not - I think I have cussed that thing a time or two, have you ever put sand paper in one of those?  well I'm just saying not my favorite thing to do...however, I am challenged so to speak.

AWW look cute little socks from my precious little babies feet!  Blah Blah!  They could care less if I steal borrow their little socks b/c their feet are too dang big to fit into them anymore!  I  digress, these were used to wipe off sanding dust from the not previously pictured book shelf that I so painstakingly painted and sanded.

Ok so it is now in the bathroom and there was not an outside picture of it because I was anxious to get it into here it is.  What happened was that I didn't pre-sand as well as I should have so the spray paint did not cover so well.  So I then had to do a better sanding job to remove all the rough places (wipe it down w/ the socks) so that my new white towels would not be messed up.  In the end I had to use the stain to cover up what was missed by the paint.  But now I love the way it turned out.
Yikes that was long. 

I really do like how it turned out.

This bench came from my MIL it was a brownish mustard previously sprayed it Bahama Sea from Krylon.  I am running out of that color - sad Walmart doesn't have it anymore.  Any way this is right next to shower to put towels on and such.

Two new sinks.  I don't think they are supposed to be on the floor.?

First toity leaked!  yah that was fun.  Had to return to Lowes for the 1,703,489th trip this month to get a non-leaking one.  Those are on the "non-leaking toilet isle" Just in case you wondered.

Can't seem to get that hubby of mine in a working mood.  Just kidding he took a break from plumbing.  This is the buffet that will soon be turned into a double vanity, that I hopefully will soon be using!!

Oh sink on top not on floor.  (Dr. Seuss would be proud of the use of my "O" sounds!) 

There she is Mrs. America!  No,no,no.  But I do now have a toity that flushed w/ no leaks.  Gotta just love a husband who can install two toity's in less than one week, in the same bathroom no less.

Does anyone know what time it is??? late that's what- I think I need sleep-

I linked my first time to this blog! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Bedroom!!!

We finally got our master bedroom finished!!  And I took a shower for the first time in our new bathroom today.  First shower in there in about 5 years!!! Yikes.  Remodel started 2 yrs. ago but the shower we had previously leaked when you stood over the we actually have never used that shower!!!! 

We have had lots of help with this room from friends and family and we are very excited to finally have a Master that we love.

I have posted several pictures of the way our  bedroom looked here if you haven't seen those.  But here is the way that it looks NOW!

Bedford Gray paint from Martha Stewart.  The white is a combo of about 5 gallons that Keith found on sale one day @ Walmart for about $6 each!  so we got them all and mixed together.  It's a great color and now I have to paint about 13 more doors in the house!!  Oh btw my husband made the bed frame out of same bead board as on the walls.  So now we just have the mattress and no box springs...way more comfy.  Sorry not a great pic. of that.

I had been looking for black and white for about a year and nothing I found was "just" what I was looking for.  Well my mom found this one day at Dillards on sale for about $50-60 and shams for $14!  I was vey excited.  My MIL gave us the turquoise, fluffy, fuzzy body pillows Big Lots for $10 each...(love)

I found these black and white table cloths at Target for less than $10 each...I could not have bought fabric for that price!  So I got 2 long rectangles and one smaller rectangle...I made pillows out of the smaller one and they are on my back porch.

Clipped the top with those rings w/clips for no sew curtains - just folded the top down for a layered look.

My husband made the window look 100% better w/ a re-do to the molding and replaced the marble window sill with a great new wooden one!

I got this sewing machine @ a thrift store for $15!!  Painted it w/ Krylon Bahama Sea glossy spray paint (which btw I think Krylon had discontinued b/c it was on sale @ Walmart and I have not seen this color anywhere else!)  I am sad b/c I love this color. 

Distressed the corners a little and added this wrapping paper w/ Mod podge for some punch-

Got this lamp @ Walmart for $7 it was a blue that was all wrong so i painted it w/ Krylons Ivy Leaf glossy spray paint.

This is my side table.  These are the greatest height for an elevated bed.

My mom got me this cute polka dot piggy bank!

Keith's night stand...another sewing machine $25 @ thrift store this one actually has the machine left inside. 
Spray painted w/ Rustoleum's painters touch! great paint.  

I kept this semi-gloss no distressing and it turned out really nice.
We have had these lamps for almost 16 years!  Wedding present actually - I just sprayed them creamy white...they were brass.

Now I came across this beaute one day @ a local thrift store.  It had already been stripped by someone else and was in pretty bad spider nests underneath yuck.  I got it for $20 as you can see the last drawer is not there but I do have the front just have to put it on.  painted and distressed. 

Missing the knobs...they come later-

AHH here they are...I found these today actually @ Hobby Lobby (more than I wanted to pay but still on sale). 

Close up!  Super Cute-

These were 50% of $4.99 ea.

These were 50% of $2.99 ea.

Close-up of bead board.   10 or 20 tubes of cauk and wood filler -- 2 coats of primer -- 2 coats of paint -- this is what you end up with!  just kidding on the cauk but it sure seemed like it.

I have waited one full year to hang this on my wall!!!  The teacher that I work with bid on a pencil drawing and won this for me!!!  I can't stand how much I love it...

The art teacher at my kids' school drew this from the picture below!  It is about 16x20 or so IDK but it is wonderful!

Original photo that I took about 4 years ago...they are so cute-when they are sleeping!

Oh...close-up of bedding print.

Still working on the bathroom...but that toilet went in tonight.  I THINK it works. 
This color is one shade darker Flagstone from Martha.

Shower curtain from Ross's $7-8 - rings from Ross's $7.  Wooden dowl rod from Lowes $7...sprayed black.

This cabinet really turned out nicely.  It was raw wood - we have had this for several years.  Sprayed with the Rustoleum paint sanded it down all over then went back over with a dark stain.  The stain helped blend the spray paint b/c the coverage wasn't that great before the stain.

Added the same wrapping paper from $1 spot @ Target w/ watered down Mod podge.  That was not as easy as I thought b/c the paper was so thin.  You can't see all the bumps and wrinkles. Well maybe you can if you look closely!

Made this little holder from a pie tin and candle stick.

Towels are from Walmart black and gray stripe.
Whew! that's all for now!