Here's what I've accomplished so far...and, let me just preface this by saying I took this pics at night...in a window-less bathroom...so they are far from perfect. Anyone know how to take good pics in those conditions? I'd love to find out!
Ok...here's a pic of my one wall I had to decorate. Can I just say...I'm in love with a couple of these finds.
This rusty old bed frame (I think that's what it is...it could have been from a crib), I found at our local antique market. I'm not telling you what I paid for it, because I don't think it would be classified as "thrifty." I just love it, though. I bought some little hooks to hang it up and the rusted spots just call out to me....
Since this is my kids bathroom, we're using children's books to decorate right now. This book is a gift from our friends who lived in India for two years. I loved the bright colors!
I don't know how long it will last in the bathroom, because I just love it so much!
Have you guys heard of The Graphics Fairy? This was my first time to use her graphics, but I fell in love. The frame I found in the "as-is" section of Ikea for $3. It had a little ding on the bottom...
...and I covered it with a little twine flower and a pearl hot-glued in the center. I think it does the trick of hiding the dent.
The Graphics Fairy also provided these lovely images...Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood, make up the quartet of fables for my children to gaze upon. (Waxing poetic here...)
Ok, here's the hard one...I distressed the vanity and then ran into a wall. My hardware in the bathroom is shiny chrome, because we didn't want to spend the money re-doing everything. But, shiny chrome doesn't really go with a distresed vanity. So, I set up a poll and the majority vote was to go with a bronze hardware that would better suite the vanity. Well...hubs wasn't agreeing with that assessment and we have to keep the homefront happy, right? So, I compromised. I bought bronze hardware and then used a little silver Rub 'n Buff to sort of make it match with the silver we had in the bathroom already...
What do you think?
I like how the dark bronze still comes through a tad...
Ok, I know that this is for a knob, and I'm thinking we'll get one to put in the center...but, I'll be honest--when I bought this, I had no idea it was a knob plate! I thought it was just a decorative plaque or something! Ha! Hubs informed me of it's real use when I got home...after I had installed it...Whoops. This is a faux-drawer...so, it doesn't really function as a drawer. Sigh. I'm learning!
I love these handles. I must find more projects to use them!
Ok, that's where I am today! Part 3 of the bathroom is replacing the light fixture and beautifying the mirror. Wish me luck!