Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hall Bath Project

I know, that's a blah title for a blogpost.

If you read my post on Sunday then you knew that I had my hand forced on a bathroom re-paint. This is a bath next to my studio, that isn't used much, except by me. I had some spots on the wall that needed to be touched up, (I do my own haircolor) but the paint had been a homemade color concoction by yours truly.

(Note to self...NEVER Never, do that AGAIN!!) 

So when I tried to get the color matched, it DIDN"T match. I can't blame it on the paint people, the sample was old and small, yada yada yada. 

When I painted a bigger section it was a gray-green, not a bad color...the problem is this bathroom is dark. No natural light but a skylight. So painting it a darker color wasn't going to work. I figured if I was going to have to re-paint, it would have to be "light and bright". I went to Home Depot and bought my fave paint, the two in one primer and paint Behr Premium Plus 2 in 1, and got to work.

It's a really pretty neutral paint color; a shade of linen that I love. I went to look for the paint sample sheet,  but it's nowhere to be found. My hallway is a disaster with all the stuff that was previously in the bathroom, now being on the hallway floor.

This little metal table and the oval antique mirror are the only things I've moved back in. Everything else is pending...I want to do something different. Uh huh, pending all over the hallway floor...

The 80's have called and they want
 my tan and white cultured marble vanities back.

It's impossible to get good shots in here,
especially with me NOT in the mirror.

Here's the paint color "before", a green that was similar to my Dining Room.

You can see I tried out some gray, 
but with the tan tub surround, it just wasn't happening.

So now I'm going to have to shop the house and garage for some decor,
and I have to repaint some frames for prints...
but at least I'm able to cross this off the "need to do" list.
I'll keep ya posted...


Monday, January 30, 2012

Celebrate Rhoda's 5 Year Anniversary with a Give Away

One of Blogland's favorite gals, Rhoda from Southern Hospitality,
is celebrating her 5 Year Anniversary this week.
She has graciously included my Etsy Shop,
 and one of your choice of my pendants as a Give Away.

These photos were taken last year,
but since they are a Valentine theme,
I thought I'd share them again.

I have the adorable Valentine charms again this year.

The Petite Boutique is loaded with goodies...

So run by Rhoda's and congratulate her,

and join the Give Away here!

I'll be having a 10 % off sale until Valentine's Day
just use the coupon code CGETSY10 at checkout.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Have you herd...?

Yes, it's a "herd", cause there are more than just a few.

They've been congregating in their favorite spot...

on the buffet in the Dining Room.

And then I realized a have a few others here, too.

Some elk and deer on my German die cut calendars.

It's a beautiful day here,
hope yours is as well.

I'm letting my sheep distract me,
'cause I have a painting decision to make for my Hall Bath.
I needed touch up paint...
what they mixed for me isn't "touch up" paint!
It doesn't match at all,
so now I have to decide what to do.
I'm not a happy camper...

joining in with:

Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Knick of Time Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday at Faded Charm 
Share the Love Wednesday Very Merry Vintage Style
What's it Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Thriftin' on a Thursday at Savvy City Farmer


Friday, January 27, 2012

I guess I'm on board...

I've been showing my age this week by admitting
 that Sunburst Mirrors are a throwback to my youth. 
Even as a little kid, I much preferred antiques to trends.

But I have to admit that the resurgence of this particular design 
has been swaying me a little.

They're starting to look good...
really good...
and I decided that I wanted to get on board of the train.

My older daughter does trends "well".
She knows when to jump in,
and in a conversation just yesterday she said,
"Mom, you might as well go for it,
cause you're going to end up liking them anyway,
Don't be late to the party."

I like how the design can go from these more formal rooms...

to a more "informal" setting.
Classic or trendy...

Source: hgtv.com via Debra on Pinterest

Source: tumblr.com via Debra on Pinterest

and made from some alternative sources...

Source: bhg.com via Debra on Pinterest

Source: curbly.com via Debra on Pinterest

I guess they are a decor accessory that's here to stay...
at least for awhile.

I'll show you where mine is going next week!

Don't forget Vintage Inspiration is still going strong,
just scroll down to the next post.


Vintage Inspiration Friday # 74 Sunburst Mirrors

So...what comes to mind when you see these next few images
 of Sunburst, or Starburst Mirrors?

Source: 1stdibs.com via Debra on Pinterest

do you think fabulous and hip,
 or do you think retro and ho hum...?

I grew up in the 60's, and when I first started seeing these
reappearing on the home decor scene
I shuddered and grimaced. 

But take a look at this article from the
Winter 2011 Edition of Romantic Country Magazine
(yes, put your cute little readers on!)

according to RC I needed to take a second look
and then learn a little "history".

This article says that during the French Revolution 
antique dealers re-purposed church possessions for their own use.

(I think this translates as pillage and confiscate...)
but I DO have to admit that some of the new styles 
ARE reminiscent of old French antiquities.
Are you interested?

 this subject to be continued ...

but for now, let's see what was happening last week:

Kristin from Sophia's shared her daughter's adorable new room
with an amazing bed, settee, and dresser; just beautiful!
This is a wonderful blog, you need to run by and see for yourself,
Kristin is soooo talented!

Linda from Nina's Nest shared her d-i-l's great take
on Subway Signs. just love this!

Denise from Pink Postcard shared her very first upholstered chair,
and she did a great job!

I collect vintage candy boxes, so Robin's (from Highpoint Circle ) wonderful
Godiva Valentine Heart boxes have me on the hunt for more!

There are times when my blog visits take me back in time
 and bring sweet memories to transport me to my childhood.
Such was the visit to Laurie's farmhouse for a  "wintry gift".
(I grew up in an 1840's farmhouse with an old barn,
so these photos of Laurie's place just took my breath away!)

What a perfect photo!

OK now, what's been inspiring YOU this week?
"anything vintage or vintage inspired"

Please make sure you have a visible link to Common Ground 
to be able to link to the party

And remember February 9-12
for the Vintage Valentine Party!

linking up to these gal's great parties:


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