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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!!

Trim Done in the Boys Bath

Hello there!

I’m slowly making progress on the bathroom.  It’s just crazy how long this trim has taken me to paint!  I always think things are going to take an hour and then, BAM, 4 hours later…. I’m scratching my head, like wtf???

Okay, so it hasn’t been exactly 4 hours… but it FEELS like 4 hours.  And when I only have 20-30 min here and there…  Well, you get the idea.

I decided to go with the Cameroon Green paint color.  Aaannnndddd, I decided to paint the window sill (even though my lazy butt really didn’t want to).  I bought a quart of high gloss for the trim and the walls will be an eggshell finish.  As you can see I even painted the ceiling!!  And I put up the tape.

Damn gurl.

Moment of truth?

I’m kinda panicking.  Is it TOO green?  Is it too dark??

AHHHHHHH!!!

Alas, I’ve decided to continue with the original vision… I mean, I already bought the paint and what’s another few hours of my life wasted, right?!?!?  You know who convinced me?

You’ll never guess.

Taylor Swift.

If you haven’t seen the Me video, you must go NOW and watch!!  What am I saying?  Of course you’ve seen it.  Okay, so you know the first part where they’re fighting and the cat is watching them??

Do you see that wall color?!  Gah!

Look what you made me do.

It’s like she’s trying to tell me something.  Lol!!  Paint your walls green and it will be beautiful.  So, I’m going to paint ’em up and then see what I can do to bring in the warmth… I know that if I get the balance right it will be good.  Very good.

That’s it for now peeps.