Boys Bath Photos and Calling it Done!

Hi!!

We’ve come a long way my friends and I think it’s time I call it on this one.  I’ve filled the bathroom with lots of fun finds and things I had stored around the house for just this moment.  There are two things  I wanted to do that I just haven’t gotten to, (sealing the stone and caulking the sink) but my patience in this space has waned and my attention is slowly turning to other projects I’ve got marinating in the ye ol’ cranium.

Now I can look in here and feel good about it, so I AM HAPPY!

Since the last post, I’ve really only purchased 3 things and they were all from Ikea.  I bought this rug, this flip top trash can (since I was sick of seeing what was in the trash – usually tissue from bloody noses) and this over the door hat rack.  I originally really wanted an antique rug in here, but then I remembered, Oh ya, I have 4 goys and that would be the stupidest thing ever.  This rug gives me the look I was after for $30.

The wall mounted porcelain hand is one of my favorite things.  I just love it so much.  I think it’s weird and cool and creepy.  I found it at the Pasadena flea market for $8 and have been hoarding it for 2 years.  The bamboo plant stand is something I picked up at the Goodwill for around $10 and I’ve been debating whether I should keep it or sell it.  I think it looks pretty good in here, so it’ll stay for now, but it’s also maybe a little too big… I just really like the deeper brown color and the texture.

My other die for item??  Guess!

Of course, the monkey that sits on his fancy, lucite shelf … he’s the spy watching my kids accidentally miss the toilet on purpose.  I originally bought him to sell, but I JUST. CAN’T.  I can’t do it, people.  The painting looks really pretty in here and I’m pretty sure I picked it up from a garage somewhere for a few bucks.  I usually buy any seascapes that I come across… because again, I love them and I’m a crazy person.  (Enter theme of all my blog posts.)  The ladder was free from an estate sale, not because I’m great or anything, but because I bought these fantastic Grouse-Hinds light fixtures and he took lots of money from me.  The rosary is made of coconut shells that I’ve had forever and it’s massive!  I think I paid $45 for it at the Rose Bowl.  What else?  The pottery is handmade and sold at a veteran shop ($10, I think), the rhino is hand carved jade from China (I can’t remember, $60 perhaps), the cricket is brass and was $1, the painting was a buck too (I think), from the Salvation Army and the vintage silver calendar was $3 at a flea market. I’ll share more on the hanging plant, but I did make the wall hook, and the pot is Japanese from the 1960’s.  I’m hoping that the plant will grow into long tendrils and freak my kids out at night look really jungalicious in here.

Honestly though, $1 or $1,000, who cares?!?!  I have things that were so cheap but that I would never, EVER sell, I love them so much.

The art is kinda fun… they are original pencil drawings of total boy stuff.  One is of a freaking canon!  I found them at a thrift store for $3.95 each.  They are awesome and pretty perfect in here.  I may add one more art piece below them, but I’m still thinking.

What do you think?  Do I have too much stuff in here?  It’s a thought that runs through my mind looking at the photos, but when I’m in there… I’m like More, MORE!  Hahaha!!

So, that’s it!  For my friends that are diy fiends, you know how much work actually goes into a quick refresh.  It seems easy, but then you’re like, “Maybe I should spray paint the toilet valves?” (which I did) and “F-me!”, the moulding needs sanding and patching.  It took longer than I planned, it always does, but YAY, another room I can feel proud of!  At least for a year or two =)

More Boys Bath Progress

You know how you read other blogs and their room redo’s are introduced and finished in the same post??

This ain’t one of those blogs.  Hahahahaaa!  Not. in. the. least.

But I have paint now!!  And my gosh, it’s so rich and deep, that I’m kinda in love with it.

Look at that sharp, perfect paint line!!  Seriously, is there anything more empowering than knowing you can conquer a straight line?!  Me thinks not.

I opted for the high gloss on the mouldings and door and eggshell for the walls…. you can kinda tell.

That’s a weird photo… I thought I was pretty clever getting into the shower for a better angle.  Whelp.

So what else is new?  Hmmmm, a vintage mirror, light, the lucite shelves and chrome magazine rack.  All thrifted, found and now loved by me =)

The mirror I picked up at a lot sale for about $5.  It’s in great shape and just needed reinforcement on the back and a quick shine up.  I do think it’s a tad small, but anything taller wouldn’t fit and it’ll be a minute before I find a wider one.  We’ll see what turns up…

Funny thing about the light, is that I actually found 2.  Doesn’t it look SOOOOO much like the Visual Comfort Light?

I only needed 1… but they were such a deal at $10 each, that some days I just kick myself for not getting both.  I’m not really sure why, as there is nowhere in the house where I could use two.  The only explanation is that I’m totally a crazy person.

Alllrighhhtttyyy then, onto the lucite shelves.  In this case, really did buy two of these at the Rose Bowl almost 2 years ago.  I sold one on Chairish and kept the other for myself.  Here’s the thing… I love the shelves, but I don’t think they work perfectly in here.  This piece is probably why I took so long to photograph the space… I just could not decide what to do.  Hang, not hang, get something else, make something else????  It’s a wonder I can put two shoes on in the morning!

Obviously I ended up hanging it, because I LOVE it.  I figure that beats any other argument.  Then there’s the chrome magazine/TP rack.  I found this also for $5 from the coolest 80’s retro house I’ve EVER been in.  You guys, I see a lot of homes and this one did 80’s in the dopest way!  I wanted everything!!  I ended up with this, which was STILL IN THE BOX, a waterfall ottoman and an armoire, soon to be for sale in my shop.  Yasss for the 80’s!!

If I tally up what I’ve spent so far, we’re looking about about $40 for paint, $5 mirror, $20 lucite piece, $5 chrome TP, $10 light… a whopping $80.

So there it is, for now, of course.  I’m going to be putting up some art and doo-dads and spiffing it up.  I really need a rug… that is the missing piece of the puzzle right now, but I’m hopeful that in the next century something will turn up.

Smirk.

By then maybe these rug rats will learn how to put a seat down.  (I’m not holding my breath.)

Till then, my dears!!

200 Sold Items!!

Hello My Friends!

Guess what?!  I’ve hit my 200th sale on Chairish!  (As if you couldn’t guess from the title!)  And I’m beyond thrilled!  It’s so much fun hunting and selling and even meeting some great people all around the Los Angeles area.

I thought it would be cool to share with you my 10 favorite things from this lot of 100.  Obvs I LOVE everything I sell and want (desperately) to keep it all… that is not an exaggeration in ANY WAY.  I am literally just a 100 sqft from being a legit hoarder.  But I do sell stuff and THANK GOODNESS for that, because buying is my favorite!

In no particular order, here are my favorite 10 pieces that have sold in the last few months.

Yes, a set of 4 gorgeously lacquered Henredon caned chairs, complete with rosewood backs and brass legs ferules.  OBSESSED!

A metal guilt bookshelf with wooden shelves…. yes, please.  Is this not the epitome of Hollywood glam?!

I found this pair of custom upholstered headboards that were kept in storage and were never used.  I LOVE them!  And you may get a peek of them on the new show Ratched on Netflix, which is the prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  They were purchased by the set designer, so I can’t wait to see them again on screen!!

This is one SUPER BIG piece of art.  It is an abstract and was done on fabric – incredibly unique and I think, beautiful.  I originally wanted to hang it in my hallway, but it wouldn’t fit!!  It’s taller than I am with my arms up and I could not put my arms around it to lift.  This baby is a statement piece for sure!

I’m kinda smitten with wicker furniture lately and this one is seriously a favorite.  It has lots of storage and a pull out rack for hanging inside!!  I would put this in a nursery, but when I dropped it off it went in the living room.  And you know what?  I dug it!

Oh lovely, how I miss you.  This is a Fantoni glazed volcano lamp that is very collectable and very rare.  (Did you guys see the show Forever?  They had like 2 of them.  Crazy.)  This was purchased as a gift for a designer boss.  I wish I got gifts like these from my minions.  HA!!

Can I just tell you that this display cabinet is stunning in person?  The brass details and the simplicity of the square corners – Lovely.  I really, really like this and wanted to keep it.  But it’s big.  And mama needs the space for more treasures.  The funny thing is that I just about got it for free.  A few of the glass shelves broke after I purchased it, so they were like, just take it and we’re good.  Uh ya… we’re GOOD.

Oh boy.  When I spot something like this I know it’s a designer’s dream.  This is a worn leather bench with cast iron legs.  You CANNOT make this – you have to let it age and age and age and hope that it patinas in just the right way.  Thank my lucky stars, this one did.  I could totally see her in Ellen’s California ranch house and will forever think that’s were she is.

This is a Heywood-Wakefield bookcase with the most perfect proportions and angles.  You can’t see it here, but the shelves actually come out and wrap around the frame.  Anything by these designers is highly collectible, and their esthetic is just beautiful.  You could put this anywhere and it would look amazing.

Here’s a small, that’s easy to keep and hide, so I may forever regret selling it.  It’s a handmade lion face dish made in Italy in the 1960’s.  This one was PERFECT.  Wouldn’t it look so great on a nightstand?!?

Now before I start bawling my eyes out, I figured that I’d show you a few runners up… which let’s be honest are totally my favorites too and I HAD to include!!

An Italian marble table by Drexel, a FABULOUS custom pillow in Clarence House’s Jambala fabric with silk fringe, handblown neon yellow glasses and a handmade iron and glass table.

It’s been so much fun meeting people and seeing what they’ll do with the pieces I find.  I even had a celebrity pick something up.  Seen this face before?

The buyer was like, “my friend Tom is going to pick it up.”  You mean Tom Everett Scott… who I totally asked if we knew each other.  Turns out I knew him, but he’d never met me.  Hahaha!

I also got to meet Emily from the Guilded Hearth, who is gorgeous and talented!  Check out her projects for lots of inspiration, or heck call her if you need a designer!

That’s all for now.  Back to selling!!