|This is not the lipstick-on-a-pig part of this post.|
|I just wanted to share something pretty with you before I get to that part, that's all.|
|This is the Lipstick on a Pig part of the post -- a/k/a |
My Master Bath
|I despise it.|
It's too small.
It has no storage.
I hate gray.
|I repainted the floor.|
|The paint job held up for a while, but even after sanding, priming, painting and sealing, it had eventually blistered up in the middle of the floor, and I had to scrape off all that part (see the first photo).|
It looked terribly unattractive to say the least.
That godawful "garden tub" that sounds like a B-52 when it works, takes up half the space in here. Those two little cabinets you see are "it" for the storage. Just a freaking disaster. The light fell out of the shower once when I was in there, and it is now glued in with Gorilla Glue. You know how ugly that looks when it swells out around the edges.
I know I will have to gut this bathroom or move. If you have followed me for a while, you know that we planned to be here for only three years, and it is now approaching five, thanks to the lovely economy.
We are still kicking around yet another brilliant idea I have had to unload this house. We'll talk about that another time.
Anyway, my friend Rosie over at DOGS AND GRANDKIDS blog is very clever with the paints, etc, and she had devised her own proportions of plaster of paris-to- latex paint to simulate the famous chalk paint which costs $35 a quart. I had already decided that I am probably too cheap to buy any more of that, so I decided to give Rosie's formula whirl.
I used her recipe of about a cup of paint to 1/4 cup of p/p, and after washing the floor again with Krud Kutter and rinsing it with Clorox, I applied a coat of this mix. The area right in the middle where there was no paint left at all needed a second coat to look solidly covered. I have not yet waxed it or sealed it. I thought I would give it a little time to be walked on and be exposed to a damp bath rug, etc. to see well how it holds up.
So far so good! It has been about a week, and there are no signs of scuffs or scrapes. It does feel a bit chalky underfoot, but wax or sealer would take care of that.
Now another shot of my beautiful grocery store yellow mini-roses:
think of it as a little palette cleanser!
Yesterday morning I was going through my email, and as usual, I had to stop and look at the goodies on offer by the various shopping sites which send me their daily notices of new wares they are quite sure that I can't resist.
One Kings Lane is One Such Site.
Antique Italian chairs calling my name. I had to preach myself a sermon on the evils of covetousness. It was Sunday after all...
|I like these, too. You already know I have a chair fetish. It just called them "vintage." I think they are gorgeous.|
|Another little palette cleanser|
Do you deck the halls for Valentine's? I don't do a lot. I did put a few touches in my kitchen, though, when I took away the Christmas doodads.
|The little bitty kitchen Christmas Tree morphed into a Valentine Tree!|
It is now covered in red hearts, red ribbon with gold hearts and sparkly garland with hearts.
And finally, in anticipation of Mardi Gras which happens right after Valentine's day, here is a little purple, green and gold table. (I live a very colorful life, you know.)
|The pizza I served on this table was great!|
|White pizza with chicken breast, artichokes, mushrooms, green olives and onions with fresh spinach!|
I am connecting to these parties this week. Check them out and learn something!
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.
Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Michael at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday
Alma at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday