Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bathroom Remodel and a Painted Ceiling?

Have you ever started a project that was supposed to be easy? And then it turned into a huge beast of a job?  Are all home improvement tasks like this?
We have a powder room for guests that looked like this.....after we took the chair rail down.
Yes, I chair rail.
Who puts a chair rail in the bathroom? 
Were they expecting a huge crowd?
Chair rail down....huge holes in the wall. Lots of spackling, sanding, spackling, sanding, and more spackling. 
We had these Hollywood lights and this mirror. And a vanity that stood 31 inches tall. 35 inches in standard.  I stand a whopping 5 ft, 3 inches tall and fell huge next to the vanity!  
This became a problem then with the mirror.
Because most mirrors are glued on.
So if taking down the chair rail left holes in the drywall, the mirror was going to be crater sized holes.
What do we do?   
We took the mirror down.
And yes it left 4 large holes in the drywall.
So back to spackling, sanding, spackling, sanding....
you get the idea. 
The project from start to finish took about 6 weeks.
There were quite a few snags that derailed us.
(2 containers of spackle, R35 to seal the wall from moisture...don't ask how I found out that NOT sealing it was a problem, and lots of sanding!)
Lately I've had a love affair with the color orange. 
It makes me happy.
When I told my family and friends I wanted to paint a wall AND the ceiling orange, they all thought I had gone off the deep end.
I started doubting myself. ;)

New vanity (a normal height now of 35 inches!), new lights, and new mirror!
AND.....can you see the ceiling?  
The other 3 walls are a clean white to give the eye a place to rest. 
I love color, but I am not totally crazy people.
(Well maybe a little) 
I bought these water color prints at an art fair over the summer and it became my inspiration for the bathroom. 
So what do you think?  
Am I nuts?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Chef Penguin Take Two!

Good morning!
I have a second card using the Penguin Baker stamp set from Whimsy Stamps!
You can see the first card HERE.

I stamped the image with a pale grey ink and water colored it using Altenew water colors.  I  stamped the sentiment from the Penguin Gardener set on black paper and Versamark ink.  I embossed it in white. 
I added some coordinating sequins and a pretty silk ribbon. 

I added a button tied with string and few dots of yellow Nuvo drops.
Penguin Baker Rubber Cling StampPenguin Gardener Clear Stamps