Friday, November 4, 2005

Pics posted of my small bathroom project

I think the bathroom turned out pretty good with all things considered.  I am not a professional painter.. I am only married to one lol.  Ofcourse the pictures don't do it any justice.. so you have to come on over for a visit to really see it!



Don't ask me what I was thinking when I picked the colors.  Maybe I was thinking those colors that would be a light pastel and give an open feeling to a small space and go with the flower pictures I wanted to hang.  I like purple and pink, that goes with saying.. but not THIS much for heaven's sake!  I thought I would really be happy with my first project in our new house but something was bugging me about it and the color after it was on the wall didn't give me the joy I thought it would. In my mind it was like I drank the purple and pink paint and I barfed it up all over the walls.. that was the feeling I was getting when I saw the walls finished. Then I finally figured out why these colors are so bitter sweet for me.. it kinda hit me like a ton of bricks sitting on the throne one night.. they are the same colors I used in my memorial picture for Beautiful.  Honestly I had not had all that in mind, maybe it was a subconscious thing?  At least this isn't the only bathroom in the house and if I don't want to go there.. both in mind and body.. I can run up stairs. 

Even though the color is not all that I wanted, I really LOVE how the framed flowers came out.  I took those pictures over a year ago at a relatives garden and have wanted to use the prints ever since.  I love the details that show up in them. I made the poster a long time ago too.  I was just playing with the PrintMaster program and used the same photos I had taken from the garden. I think the "Do Not Worry" and Matt 6:30 is a good life scripture to have hanging in the bathroom.. where some times we do our most deep thinking.  If you like any of the flower pics and want to get a print, feel free to down load them (just let me know). 

I spray painted frames I had on hand a metallic silver.  I am proud of how thrifty I was on that lol.  The silver matches the light fixture in there and eventually the mirror I want to make and to use an HGTV term.. really pops off the wall.  Originally I was thinking of doing something I saw in a home magazine called a picture tree. That is where you hang different size frames in a triangle pattern and connect them using ribbon. The ribbon I had bought was a light show threw white and on second thought really didn't go with the walls.  Maybe I will try that in a different room sometime.  If any of you do it or have an example please share with the class LOL. 

I am not sure what my next home project is going to be.  I didn't think the bathroom was going to take as long as it did and now I know why my husband get's paid the big bucks for painting.. it is WORK.  I don't think I am going to paint another room in our house.. I will leave that up to Josh.  That just means I will have to wait a bit longer to see any color on my walls.  Besides projects are more fun when done as a family. I really do want to get a mirror in that bathroom but I think that Christopher Lowell craft inspired project will have to wait too for Josh.  What I want to do requires a jig saw and I am not about to get anywhere near the power tools with Josh gone LOL.


Josh has left back up to Rockford.  He won't be home till Thanksgiving.  Those two days really went fast, too fast.  Loneliness is already starting to set in and a heavy feeling of all the daily responsibilities are on my shoulders.  I really don't feel like talking about it right yet.  Let me stew a few days.  I am sure I will have a really good rant pouring out of me by then.


  1. man when will he working travel be over with. AND I think your job is just fin and dandy. you did great.

  2. I'm sure your company, or whoever uses that bathroom will appreciate all your hard work.  I have to say my hubby has gone off to deer camp for the night and I am THANKFUL!!!!   But I can certainly imagine how awful it could be with hubby gone for weeks at the time.  Lord knows, if something can break down or an animal can get lose or such, it will happen when the man is gone.  Hang in there sweetie!  ;) -  BArbara

  3. I think you did a good job. It looks lovely to me. The pictures look pretty also. Give yourself a pat on the back. I have several pictures where I grew some flowers and printed them & framed them. I also thought I was painting a room or my daughter was that was the lightest pink on the chart. A beautiful color. NOT. LOL. It is still pink and the flowers are on the wall. Hope the time goes fast for you and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Helen

  4. I think it looks good, you did a great job!


  5. You've made a fantastic job of it. Take care.

  6. I love what you have done! Great job, love the colors


  7. WOW, that looks so wonderful I don't think I'd want to leave the bathroom!  How did you do the faux look?  I've gotta download the remodeling stuff we did to the kids room soon...

  8. What a wonderful job you did Mary! I have never done any painting so maybe when I get up the nerve, I can contact you for some tips!