Saturday, November 15, 2008

Get Out Of The Bathroom Already

After seeing this idea, I've been keeping my eyes open on Craigslist for old mirrors.
But when I came across this handsome fella for $5, I knew he'd work just as well.
Of course, he needed a little sprucing up. That's where my unlimited supply of child labor comes in handy.
Then just a little of this from my ribbon jar (I know it's not technically ribbon and therefore doesn't belong in there. Don't judge.)
Tie it onto the existing eye hooks.
Go out to the garage and pull a vintage 1968 nail out of the wall.
There ain't no fakin' this kind of patina.
Then do a little hanging, so instead of this...
You have this...
...and when you're husband comes by and says, "I don't get it," you can smack him. He's right , you know, he won't be getting it ;)
Of course when I uploaded the finished photo onto my computer, all I could pay attention to is those stupid brass light fixtures. Aargh!I know, I could change them out, but I had just had a talk with Camden about how $100 is a lot of money to spend on stuff that we don't really need. So....
Hello sexy.
Yes, a matte silver would've worked too, but my craft closet didn't have any...
Might as well do the "boob" light while I've got my paintbrush out. I think it's safe to say that I'll be leaving this poor bathroom alone (for awhile, at least...)
Move-In (July) Portrait
November Portrait

33 comments:

  1. Just wanted you to know I'll be by Monday-- I'm moving into your bathroom...

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  2. You sure have a gift for seeing beyond the present. I would have taken one look at that bathroom and well just bought a nice shower curtain and lived with the rest. What an inspiration! I can't wait to see what your next project is!

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  3. how do you trust your kindergartner with non-washable black paint at the kitchen table??? you are one brave woman.

    the brass light transformation really is remarkable. i'll never get over the fact that a little paint goes a long way.

    i've always thought those lights looked like boobs. i'm so glad you have the courage to just say it outright!

    oh yeah, and i keep my jute in the ribbon box too - you are not alone.

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  4. Once again...you have the BEST ideas! I'm telling you, you should create a website...well you kinda already have one with this blog...but you could make some good money with all of your frugal ways of transforming decor! Love it!

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  5. looks great! love the creativity!! can you come to my house?

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  6. YOu can paint those?!?!? REally?!?!?! Do you need to use any special kind of paint at all?? I'm soooooo going to do that!!!!

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  7. Love it! Come work over here. I'd fly you, but it's expensive!

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  8. I am with Rodger.. I dont get it.. although its gorgeous, I would be annoyed with the frame getting in the way... The Bathroom turned out amazing I am not discrediting that at all, you have a great eye for decorating!

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  9. It looks fantastic! The whole bathroom is great. So, will you be stopping by to help with mine before my family arrives for Thanksgiving? Thanks - I knew you would. Seriously. Wait, you're busy? Okay then what kind of paint should I buy for the light fixture? Thanks, love ya.

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  10. Wow! what a difference paint makes, eh? Looks great. Speaking of boob lights...have one. I'll never forget the day I'm sitting on my couch and look up into my dining room only to gasp that the light fixture look like a boob hanging "face" down! I called out to Mr. to come and look and he gives a grunty laugh and says yup. I then went to pray that only we realized that we have a light up boob brilliantly on display in our dining room. Funny that someone else calls it that. Cute post! First time over; found you via Nester.

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  11. Wandered over from the nester. Thanks so much for reminding me. In my last two apts. I've hung a frame layered over my big mirror. I moved into my present place in August, finished planning my wedding, got married in October and have not yet hung my frame! I will have to do it! It always looks so good. Your bathroom looks great! Kelly

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  12. Wow. You are a brave woman to paint a light fixture. In fact you might just be my hero! Awesome job. I did something similar to my mirror a few months ago. Heres the link if you want to check it out.
    Cute blog! I will have to visit again.

    http://reflectionsofmoi.blogspot.com/2008/09/copy-cat.html

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  13. The the makeover. I have a boob light too and call it that as well. :)

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  14. That frame on the mirror thing is fabulous!!! Triple Love That!!! =)

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  15. I promise that mine is a guest bathroom and there are no kids - just a puppy.

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  16. I LOVE what you did!! One question (well 2 really) did you just paint those while up on the ceiling (must have a steady hand) and did you do it with the lights off?

    Love it! ....did I say that already? LOL

    ~Tidymom

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  17. Wow! I love me some craft paint, I tell ya! Thanks for the inspiration, that is the next project on my to do list. My 1970's house is also a work in progress, and I love it. There's always another fun project just around the corner.

    p.s. Found you thru Nester...love her!

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  18. I love this bathroom transformation! The painted woodwork looks great.

    And I am so so so glad that I saw this post b/c of the painted brass ceiling mounts. I have been wanting to do this to update my fixtures but didn't know if the plain old acrylic paint would work. YEA! I'm so excited! (the "boob" light...hahaha)

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  19. I love it! How creative. Can you come do my bathrooms?

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  20. As I'm looking at your pictures, I was thinking in my head, my hubby just wouldn't understand why I would do such a thing, and then I read the next sentence about your husband's comment! They must all think alike....LOL! Simply elegant idea! I love it!!!

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  21. Fantastic! You are so my kind of girl whipping out that paintbrush. Love it! I will be copying that frame on the mirror!!!

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  22. Amazing!
    I love the frame over the mirror and I also love the before and after
    I am adding you to my blog roll to see all the other amazing things you come up with

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  23. Well, Hello Dolly!!! That is a great upcycle of a bathroom. Don't ya just feel better, and look better when your space looks that good, nice job, you must be look'n great too if your bathroom looks so good!!

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  24. Found your post via Nesting Place. What an inspiration!!! Seriously, I'm all charged up. We did the frame over the mirror thing in our church bathroom (women's) and some of the guys were like, "Huh? I don't get it." I love what you've done, and that you've saved money in the process. Kudos to you!

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  25. great bathroom redo! what kind/brand of black paint did you use on your bathroom cabinets??

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  26. LOVE it!!!! That is on my to-do list now!!
    (I'm sure my husband will say the same thing, too.)
    We have some "book lights" in the hallway that I'll have to pruce up.
    Wow-- GREAT ideas!!!

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  27. You are funny! I loved the mirror idea, I think I'm going to try it!

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  28. Hi, Just found your blog tonight...love it.

    I was just thinking that I wish I had some brass light fixture to paint in my bathroom...I am such an idiot...i have one in my hallway I have been wanting to replace but no money. Now if only I could find some paintbrushes and paint lying around.

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  29. Very cool ideas to re-do the bath. I love renovation on a budget, it doubles the joy! New to your blog, but will be back often!

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  30. Your bathroom is beautiful. I've actually repainted an outdated brass fixture and brought it back to life myself. No one would ever know it's not real antique bronze. Oh and I'll never look at the "boob" light in my kitchen the same way again (I never thought of it like that - but now I can't see it any other way). Thanks!

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  31. The husband comment cracked me UP! I love the bathroom and everything you did! The lights look so much better. I. hate. brass.

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