Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, March 23, 2007

Sorry I've been MIA

I haven't posted anything since Monday because I've been so busy with my latest project. It is not related to stamping however, so I don't have any new samples to post...sorry! We are finally re-decorating one of our bathrooms. This is something I've been wanting to do for a very long time. I'm so happy we finally get to say goodbye to the ugly blue toilet & sink and the hideous flooring in the bath and in our laundry/mudroom! I'm so excited! I finally decided on which flooring and paint colors to choose - that was a huge decision!

The past few days I prepped the walls and today I am ready to prime. I will be a little bit sad to cover up the big sun I painted on the wall, but it has been almost 6 years since I did that, so it's time to say goodbye. It's hard to believe it was that long ago! The wallpaper border had curled up around the edges from all the steam from the shower, so I was glad to finally rip that down. I thought it was going to be easy since it was already coming away from the wall...WRONG! At one point I had attempted to fix the edges where it curled, so the glue I used was really hard to remove from the wall...lots of scrapping & sanding! Remind me to never put up any more wallpaper in a bathroom in the future...what a pain! And why did I have to put it at both the ceiling and the chair rail? Sounded good at the time!

This photo does show some stamping. See all the stars? Those were stamped all over the top half of the wall with gold metallic paint. The background behind the stars is a subtle taupe glaze that was sponged on. The sun was painted in metallic paints so it is really shimmery when the light hits it. The bottom half of the wall was sponged with several shades of blue to tie in the blue from sink & toilet and also the dark navy of the wallpaper. It's hard to see in the photos but there is also some metallic gold sponged in there as well.
Can you guess what colors we chose for the bathroom re-do? The walls will be similar to Mellow Moss with a touch more taupiness (is that a word?) to it. I will probably end up doing a rag rolling treatment on the walls with a tone on tone look. For accents I am using Perfect Plum and sort of an Always Artichoke. The hardware such as towel bars, light fixture, etc...will be polished chrome. The new marble sink came in yesterday and it is just gorgeous! I can't wait for Mike to install it! I guess that means I better get busy and paint! Have a GREAT weekend!

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