This is your friendly reminder to click on photos to enlarge for detail. Some pictures are taken with a flash and others are not....those are the ones with a yellow glow about them. The ones with a flash seem to show the truer color of the new wall paint.
This is called redecorating. Not to be confused with remodeling. My sister and a couple of my good friends are in the midst of remodeling and I'm not gonna lie..
I am envious.
But sometimes new paint, new bedding and a new ceiling fan will suffice. One day, I hope to gut the bathroom and remodel...
but for now here is what happened to it this week.
(Really this is an "after" from last summer when I rewallpapered in here and hung the 3 shutters as window treatment. But it's a "before" because I changed the window treatment and painted the ceiling...the shutters are now in the bedroom)
Basically, I painted the walls in the bedroom, the ceilings in the bedroom and bathroom, bought new bedding and bought a new ceiling fan. I also made a curtain for the big arch window over the tub and hung a couple of old shutters on either side. While I loved the other 3 shutters in here...it was just way too dark. This room needed more light. My neighbors' kitchen sink window is right across from our bathroom window so we have to cover it somehow. And the window is just plain glass...not frosted.
See that tub? One day it will grow up and be a double shower with a bench.
And see that shower? It's going to grow up to be cabinets. Just got to get a kid out of college first.
I am going to show some more pictures of the overall project so you can see why my neck, back and feet hurt. Going up and down a ladder to do the cutting in on the ceiling is way too much for this old chick. Take my advice....call a painter. Save money somewhere else. Chuck took Friday off to help...and he was alot of help...but I still worked hard.
Pause for a short sermon: Manual labor should never be underestimated. When you hire your work out....pay for it cheerfully. Be glad you don't have to do it...and think of how you're doing your part to help the economy and put food on someone else's table. In all my years of decorating for people, I learned not to question the cost of labor. Anyone can find a good deal on a product....but it's the labor that you are really hiring "out." I tended to give my labor cost away and Chuck would have to preach to me about that. If you don't want to pay for the labor then do it yourself. Enough about this....I didn't hire this job "out"....I was the worker. And a cheap one at that. Free.
Back to the bathroom. This house was built in 1993 and all the fixtures are gold/brass....you know, 1993 called and they want their gold fixtures back. I just work with them and hold on to the hope that either gold/brass will come back IN....or we will remodel one day.
Close up of the colors....
Another old shutter, and an over the door hanger...for our towels. If you know me, you know that I am extremely modest. I lock the door to the bathroom before getting in that shower....because it's clear glass. The shutter and towels do a great job of covering up some of that glass. Am I the only one who feels that way?
Looking up to the top of the curtain...I hung an old mirror top above ...this came off of an old mirror that belonged to my grandmother. All the shutters are from Roundtop through the years.
This is last year's project....wall treatment and curtain that I did.
Bamboo shade from Target. Clock from Ross.
My sink ....cleaned up just for you.
His sink....and a view of the painted ceiling..same color as the bedroom walls.
Heading out of the bathroom into the bedroom.
There's the shutters that used to be over the tub. I love them in here. The throw at the end of my bed is my old comforter. It's a Ralph Lauren ...Aubisson rug print (I think) and I just took the backing and stuffing off and folded it for some color. The new bedding is from JC Penney...American Living collection. It's a comforter with a quilted top. So comfortable.
Below is a close-up of the comforter so you can see the quilting.
This is the wall opposite of the bed with the MANdatory television.
This is my side of the bed....and I'm fixing to get in here and go to sleep. Ahhhh. Paint fumes and a new, quiet ceiling fan. Life is good. Thanks Chuck.