Tuesday, October 19, 2010
A Sign, A Painting & A Renovation!
Fall has definitely settled in here in South Jersey. It's been beautiful and crisp every morning - I can even see my breath! Love that!!! I'm in between innings of the Phillies game and wanted to post some changes I recently made to my cottage-style Master Suite.
I spotted a beautiful sign on Kim's blog (Savvy Southern Style) a while back and was so happy to finally be able to order one for myself. It's from Paula at Castle and Cottage, a blogger who makes the most amazing signs and sells them on her Etsy store. She does custom designs too in all different shapes and sizes.
This is how it looks over our built-in headboard.
Before I just had some decorative plates in this place.
I like the sign much better.
I also recently changed the wall over my hope chest. Here is the before.
I purchased this painting from CSN for a very reasonable price using a gift card I received for doing a review recently.
I love how this looks against the sage color on the wall - very monochromatic and subtle.
Then I switched out the top of the hope chest.
I moved the venetial mirrors to the dresser area and brought in a different lamp from another room.
Here's what this area looked like before:
Rich and I are in the process of renovating our master bath, which is right to the left of the dresser area above. We are taking our time with this renovation, doing a little bit at a time. Here's some of the progress so far.
The light fixture is new. We removed a cumbersome medicine cabinet which left a gaping hole in the wall and replaced it with two mirrors, adding a smaller medicine cabinet to the side - a yard sale find for only $7!
Then Rich painted the walls a taupe color.
My initial plan was to replace the two existing vanity bases with one large one, but the width of the existing counter top combined with the location of the sinks makes this next to impossible. I decided to use what we have and modify. Our existing cabinets are of course dated, but in excellent condition. The plan is to replace the doors with new white ones and Rich worked his magic in the open space in the middle.
This was actually my idea, but Rich always brings my ideas to life.
We added beadboard to the back and sides, a shelf in the middle and a base at the bottom using moulding to make it all look built in and unified!
This is just primer and I will be painting it white tomorrow. So far so good!
Next up is the counter tops. Our good friend Tom sells/installs granite and will be doing the job for us. I'm going to go with a neutral granite in beige to tie in the existing beige tile around the spa tub.
After that we will be putting in porcelain floors in a neutral beige.
That's it for now! Thanks for checking in and enjoy the rest of your week!