Friday, September 28, 2012

Mirrors

Although we have plans to redo the girls’ bathroom at some point, we’ve made a few changes to brighten it up for them now.

Early in the summer, I painted the walls and trim. 

The walls went from chocolate brown…

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                                     to creamy white.

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The girls were very happy with the changes, but for me the mirrors were still too dark.

So a couple of weeks ago, I finally took the mirrors outside and prepped them.  I taped saran wrap over the mirror with painter’s tape.

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Very professional! 

Well if not very professional, at least very effective!  After 2 coats of Rustoleum – I was satisfied. 

 

 

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I love a monochromatic look – for me it’s soothing and clean looking.  Plus, one thing I’ve noticed over the years as I’ve painted many, many things white is the way the white will make small and interesting details stand out more.  Notice the little beading on the inside lines of the frame?  When it was metallic colored, those little pearl-like beads were virtually invisible.  But not now!

                         

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This hutch was in their bedroom before, but here at Kenilworth it fit perfectly into a niche on the back wall of the bathroom.  It still holds toys and doll clothes in the drawers, but we made it look a little more bathroom-appropriate with some towels.

 

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It may get a new look when we redo the bathroom, but it works for now.  And the pointe shoes?  In the bathroom?  Oh yes!  At the rate the girls’ feet are growing, and the pairs of shoes they are growing in and out of, pointe shoes will be part of our d├ęcor for years to come. 

Wonder what pointe shoe bunting would look like?

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Little More Like Home Every Day

Although we aren’t completely finished, we are finally at the point of being able to live here while we continue working.  Ignore the missing trim, and try to picture bamboo shades on the windows…

But here is the transformation from garage…. to master bedroom!   

And one more thing… this is a very long post – mostly pictures, not much explanation.  But I thought it would be fun to let the pictures speak for themselves!

Off you go!

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Last series…

 

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Of course this last series of our closet and bathroom doesn’t show a final look – because we’re not finished with it yet! 

Right now it looks like this

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I am almost finished painting this dresser, no rods yet for hanging the clothes, so they are in bins.  Toiletries in boxes on top of the dresser!

But we’ll get there…

Hope you enjoyed a look at the transformations! 

Have a great day!