Tuesday, September 14, 2010

small details from the bathroom

These are the knobs on my new bathroom cabinet. I found them on clearance years ago and was using them on my old bathroom cabinet, but saved them for the new one. Well, I was planning on saving them and then Charlie threw out the cabinet doors and I made him go dumpster diving to get them back. I like the fact that they are not only knobs, but have the piece that fits up against the door.

The crackled mirror. I bought a brown mirror from walmart that had a big crack (not in photo) and a chipped corner. I used leftover gray metal spray paint from the chandelier project we did a couple months ago and sprayed it. It looked good, but there wasn't enough paint to get a really good coat. I had some crackle finish for wall paint and decided to try it, so I painted it over the gray and then sprayed it with white, but it didn't crackle. So, I went to Michaels. I knew we carried crackle spray paint and it was on sale, so I got a gold undercoat and a black top coat. Keep in mind that BOTH of these spray paints are designed for crackle. One clearly said base coat and one said crackle top coat. They have several combinations, but I thought the black and gold would look good with my wall color. It was very easy to use and fun to watch how quick it crackles. I do think a good clear coat on top would be good, but that would have made six coats of paint on one mirror!

Here is a close up of the shower curtain. I bought it from Target. I wanted something white and was thinking of something sheer because I don't like to shower in the dark. We do not have a light in the shower and the only light is the one over the sink. Plus, in such a small room I didn't want something too heavy. This shower curtain is plastic, which wasn't my favorite idea, but I loved the print and it seemed soft.

I do have a liner behind it to keep it clean, and I like the way it looks.

I am so happy with the way everything turned out. It is such a pleasure to use the bathroom, even if we couldn't actually add square footage to it. It also gives me some ideas for later on down the road. We do have a new sink vanity and toilet for our hallway bathroom, so that project is next. Well, once we get a little rest from this one. I have already painted and done that bathroom, decorating wise, because it is our guest bathroom and the sink top had been updated at some point since it was not like our master bath sink. The vanity we bought is a dark wood and stands counter height, which will be nice.

Well, that about sums it up, I think. Glad you liked it.


JellyBelly said...

Absolutely lovely!!

the misfit said...

Love all the details. Amusingly (to me), when I read your post title, I figured that the post was about charting oddities...ha!

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