Sunday, May 29, 2011

The House That Creaks #2 Daughters Bathroom

Wowza.. it has been a minute or two since I have last posted. Honestly I have been ridiculously busy. A good busy for the most part, being a large part of doing things that I WANT to do. I believe I have finally finished the hall bathroom aka daughters bathroom that husband is trying to take over. LOL she likes to call this her bathroom but for some reason she uses our master bath most of the time?!

So here are a few before pics. Pretty darn BLAH!! No wonder daughter wanted to use our bathroom!

However she did have the fabulous zebra shower curtain to match her bedroom..Teehee

The wall color looks better in the pics than in real life, and the walls were pretty beat up.

We started with painting the cabinets and adding fresh hardware. I have really developed a love relationship with painting lately!

SO NOW.. the big whoop. I added this beadboard wallpaper. Its by Graham and Brown and was sooo easy to use. I NEVER in my life have wallpapered before. I first learnd of this magical stuff from Rhodas blog Southern Hospitality. I am so thankfully to have found her blog.
I CANNOT wait to put this stuff up in other areas of the house. I do have to tell you though, for your first time. I DO NOT recommend doing the bathroom. Getting around the toilet was a pain in the rump. But so glad I kept trucking on.

This pic shows you how forgiving this stuff can be. I somehow had a major gap in my seams... well, i think it had to do with my trimming also but anywho. I broke out some Spackle ...

Here in this pic.. you cannot hardly tell at all RIGHT???!!

Then after you paint over it.. Viola' it has almost disappeared right before my eyes!

I decided (to my husbands protests) to go all the way to the top with the wallpaper. My #1 reason is because her walls were pretty beat up and this covered all that mess so nicely. I also went further and added crown moulding.. well, this is where hubby had to tell me.
I painted it though! Here is a pic before I caulked the gap to the ceiling.
We decided to buy the corner pieces so hubs wouldn't go insane trying to miter cut the corners. I know I would have a hard time so I let him do his thang his way! ya know?

Here is a close up of the paper after it has had two coats of Porter Paint Lilac Grey. I SWEAR every person that sees this stuff on the wall is so surprised that its wallpaper. I doesn't look like it at all and to really make it more life like its a little "puffy" so it looks more like wood than just a flat, thin sheet of wallpaper.

Here she is all complete. It is really tough to get a good pic of such a tiny bathroom. I do plan on getting a different bath rug but haven't seen one that grabs me yet. so for now we are sticking with daughters hot pink rugs and zebra striped shower curtain.

So thanks for looking. If you are still here!!! It has been a labor of love but so fun and I have learned alot along the way. I have some more projects in the works that I hope to share soon. Have an awesome night folks !!!!

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Monday, May 2, 2011


So this little beauty is my BFF's daughter Kayla. She is GORGEOUS! and she is sooooooooo sweet. I just love her. I copied this layout idea from one of my scrapbook mags. Cannot for the life of me remember which one. I cut out the scallop frame and circles with my handy dandy Cricut. I believe the scallop from is from Story Book Cart. the little rhinestone butterfly i think may be KI Memories. I held on to that little jewel FOREVER just waiting for the right page for it to land on. The rhinestone flourish is Prima! LOVE!!! and her name was made with Rubons. The gorgeous paper is Taj Mahal from DCWV.

I am still doing house projects. And loving it. I am still working on my daughters bathroom. I am very excited to show pics when done!!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit me today!