It was time....boy was it time. My half bath has gone through many transitions in the six years we have lived at our current home. It was blue when we bought it...blue walls, blue tile floor, blue everything. Not bad but the blue had the blues. So, since I didn't have the money to do much with it and couldn't afford to replace the blue tile I decided to work with the color and decided to try a mural (see 'after' photos at the bottom). Turned out not too bad considering I am no expert. I used paint that I had in the basement, copied pictures and ideas from the internet and just started painting. I'm tellin' ya it is quite therapeudic...just sayin'.
|Color: Treaded Grapes|
Stencil with "eggplant" metallic paint.
After a couple of years, I decided it was time to spruce it up and bring it out of the muck and mire of the pond, and guess what? I was in the mood for purple. My husband and kids had a fit. It was so sweet, really. They are my biggest fans. Trust me, the mural was not that great!
|Wainscotting wallpaper with|
I've tried purple before but not in this room and not the right purple, if you know what I mean. Finally, I found the right purple. Then, I added wainscoating wallpaper and chair rail. Never tried the wainscoating wallpaper and, for many purposes, it works great. This was one of them.
I have the basics finished but still need to add some finishing touches. I am IN L O V E with the colors. It is amazing how soothing they are. I just love to sit in there...well, suppose that is a good thing huh? Okay now for the 'before'...hold onto your hats decorating chicas.
|Mirror was moved from dining room.|
|Pond mural. This is the ceiling. The idea was to look|
like you were under water. See the frogs and fish.
|Mirror made from scrap wood and stained glass.|
Anyways, you get the drift... Quite a change, huh?