I am happy with how it turned out. The star was tricky to incorporate because I couldn't hang anything off the bottom. I thought about having it be dangle below like this Valentine one but it seemed too big. The only thing left to try was hanging it. I thought it looked great!
Done up with brick red, cream and goldy/tan bullion, it's makes an untraditional 4th of July decoration that has year-round appeal.
After a few months we tore out the carpet, a few months after that, I stripped off the wallpaper border, a few months after that I took down the shower doors. Considered beadboard to cover up sad looking walls but nothing ever happened.
After reading the last issue of Do It Yourself magazine (my favorite!) I became inspired by their spread of tiny bathroom fix ups. Love the bright color and the crisp white. The fun shower curtain and the big white mirror.
Inspired, I put up a darling shower curtain that I had bought from the thrift store a while back because I liked the fabric for Mia's room. Turns out, it's the superstar that pulls together the vintage tub and flooring. There was no denying it, this tiny bath was going to get a fresh new look.
- Paint walls with leftover paint from family room.
- Cover the walls with tub-height bead board painted bright white.
- Paint vanity dark brown.
- Paint and seal counter tops a sandy color.
- Extend length of bargain curtain.
- Install new light fixture handed down from dear Sister.
- Find new mirror or medicine cabinet.
- Budget $100.
To be continued....
I got Antique Silver to try for the boys room. I wanted a grayish/bluish color. It might work and now I get to try it for FREE! You can too! What color will you choose??
I am loving this crystal topper. It's proving to be quite versatile and I sure wish that I had more than two to work with. My first version was super girly in soft satin pink, layers of sheer white ribbon and pink feather boa. The classic definition of little girly-girls. This grown up version shows off it's sophisticated side with rich, deep blue, sparkly crystal and sheer ruffled white.
I do hope you love this tassel as much as I do Erin! It was fun to put it together and I couldn't believe that amount of ribbon that it demanded I put in. Nearly six yards! I can't wait to see it in place. Be sure to send a picture for us all to see.
This is how our bathroom looked when we first moved in. It's a beauty, isn't it?!?! Tiny room with cream carpet, vintage green tub with gigantic-in-the-way sliding glass shower doors, plastic curtain, badly painted white walls with a wallpaper border that featured magnolias on a forest green background. Light alder cabinet with a fancy-dancy emerald green faux marble top and backsplash with a teeny, tiny oak medicine cabinet mirror with matching oak and brass light fixture. Sooo pretty!!
It's in desperate need of a little TLC and since we have no money for a major bathroom renovation, I thought long and hard about the saying that goes a little something like this:
- I love being a mother to my three children. I love being a wife to my sweet husband. I am grateful for my life and my experiences these past ten years.
- I realized that I really do have a real talent and it is one of the things that define who I am now not as something that I used to do.
- It's just like riding a bike, you never forget. It's been ten years since I played with a symphony and ten years since I played a piccolo. While sight reading the first night, I turned the page and discovered my piccolo part. I turned to the principal flute Lorinda needing a piccolo. She tossed me hers and I dove right in right there with no warning. This was invigorating! Even though I have continued to play with the flute choir and teach flute lessons, I haven't had to challenge myself for quite a while.
- I figured out how to practice efficiently. I was able to learn five symphonies in just a few short days with limited practice time.
- I do better when I enjoy myself. The Principle flautist for Ballet West shared with Holly her philosophy for performing. She tells herself that she won't make mistakes. (You must know that Jane is a machine. She is amazing!) Holly laughed and said "Good for you, but for the rest of us humans...". Over the years, I've learned that people aren't listening for mistakes and they usually don't hear them. When I didn't worry about myself and just enjoyed the audience enjoying the ballet, I played my best.
- I am hungry for more!
Now I am back to the daily grind, trying to force myself to get the bathroom finished (don't worry, I will share the afters) apologizing for the delay on several custom orders (Don't worry girls! You will have your new tassels this week.), and neglecting the blog and the shop. You see, even though I think that I can do it all, I can't. Especially all at the same time! :)