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« on: September 21, 2009 10:54:57 AM »

We moved just over a month ago. There is loads to do and things are moving rather slowly. I love our new house but there are some things that are rather dated, like this bathroom...


(That's my kiddo being goofy)

I'm pretty sure that the wallpaper was original to the house and it was hideous. It was sort of spongy and plasticy and just all sorts of wrong. It was also a gigantic pain in the bottom to remove in parts... but after three nights it eventually came off and I was left with this...



Now, I really admire people who can use colour, people who can grab a can of bright red paint and slap it on the wall, but I am not one of those people. I shamefully admit that I am one of those who grab a can of white, or off white and go to town. Although I wish I were a brave painter I do love my freshly painted black and white bathroom.




The mirror is hung low so that the kiddo can see into it. The poor thing has spent a month and a half struggling to see into mirrors that are too high for him.


These are some awesome old dowels we found in the storage space above our garage. Below is an lovely knickknack cupboard that craftewoman sent me for the 'birds, birds, birds' swap. I'm going to put old bottles and other lovely little things in there.




The big D and I worked on this project yesterday. I took an old broken frame and used scrapbooking paper, faux pearls, rickrack and a crown brad to make this silhouette portrait of the kiddo to hang.

In addition to being frightful of colour I'm also cheap as can be and on a budget. Here's a rundown of my costs

$15 white eco friendly paint for the walls
$17 white floor paint
$35.99 mirror
$3.94 2 metres fabric for curtains
$2 supplies for silhouette picture
Everything else was stuff from my stash (frames, atc's, vase, cotton to line curtains).

There are still some spots that need attention but I'm so happy with how things have turned out so far that I couldn't wait to share. Yippie!








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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009 11:12:56 AM »

So, so, so much better than before! Cheesy I love the black & white look, and the silhouette picture looks fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009 11:14:27 AM »

Thanks! We were all just a little bit afraid to use it before  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009 11:25:31 AM »

thats a classy bathroom! I like the pictures, the sillouette (sp?) is awesome, and the dowels in the vase are cool.
a job well done!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009 11:38:01 AM »

Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009 01:35:16 PM »

I like the mirror behind the throne in the before picture, but as a whole I adore Blk & Wht!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2009 01:55:06 PM »

That photo was taken before we moved in. That lovely mirror was not left behind unfortunately and was gone when we moved in.
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009 10:38:33 AM »

Very AWESOME re-do and i love that you added how much it took you to make it Smiley Inspiration for me, I just bought a house and I need to decorate some areas but sometimes I wonder wait...can I even afford that? So is there a special paint for the floor??
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009 11:04:05 AM »

Yep, you can buy special floor paint. It was a lot more than the wall paint and I regret buying the acrylic rather than the oil based one. A word of warning... it took 4 coats to get a nice even colour and every speck of dust left on the floor will show up in the end so clean like you've never cleaned before. I'm not sure how durable it is but this room isn't used too often so I wasn't too concerned with that.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2009 01:05:06 PM »

Why do you regret acrylic rather than oil?
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