Monday, October 27, 2008

Yipee! "Company's Coming"...My two favorite words...


I am re-posting this for a Mr. Linky party over at Frills, Fluff, and Trucks. She is having a party and a giveaway. Be sure to check it out by clicking on her highlighted blog name in my first sentance. Have fun!

IF...I have at least two weeks notice. : ) Because "company's coming" always puts the fire under us to get things done we've been procrastinating . Case in point...the upstairs bathroom.
Here's how it all started. One day while at Lowe's I noticed this gallon of paint on the "oops" table for $5.00. It was the exact color Sara had been asking for in that bathroom. For some reason, when we moved into this house many moons ago, the girls claimed the upstairs bathroom and the boys claimed the downstairs one. Lately, Sara has wanted this bathroom to be a little more "hip and happenin' " (she loves it when I use that term.....not!) Hee-hee. : )


This bathroom use to be a mint green with all ice cream parlor colors for the accessories...pastel green, yellow, pink and blue. This new color is more of an olive green.


Sara picked out the new shower curtain and I got all the new towels and rug from my favorites...Ross, Marshall's and TJ Maxx.


Some new art work was definitely called for! I suppose this little number was clearanced because of a scuffed up corner and a nick on the side.





I decided to cover it with a great piece of scrapbook paper and a print I distressed the edges of.





I put some 3-D spacers on the back of the print so it would stand away from the plaque. (Photo below).


Below: FLORAL, JUST OKAY

BETTER


BEST

Below: a close-up of my rolled up wash cloths.


Next: More art work. I bought these three square plaques for about $11.00 each. I know styrofoam is cheaper, but I was feeling lazy. And since no one in this household drinks alcohol, I knew I would need to cover them.


Time to slap some more scrapbook paper on.


These three prints of daisies were originally on a card I bought a long time ago. I just enlarged them, cut them apart, distressed the edges and applied them to the center of the plaques.


I'm so happy with the results. I used a level to make them all straight on the wall.










One room clean...many to go...why oh why do I procrastinate??? Oh well, more to post about as I get the house ready. : ) A happy thought!

49 comments:

Kristen said...

Wow, you bathroom is sooo nice. You are so creative. The details are awesome and I love everything!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

The bathroom looks awesome and I love your unique decorating ideas to make it just yours. Great ideas. I'll be tacking the main bathroom in my house very soon and I'm a little torn on what to do. But, you've given me a couple of ideas that I've marked for future reference. Thanks! Be sure to show us your cleaning progress as you move along. : )

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Great looking bathroom!

simple~needs said...

that looks great!!!

Debbie said...

This looks so GOOD that I'm actually sitting here lickin' my chops! I love your vision and I dare say you can do anything.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Blessings - Debbie

Songbirdtiff said...

Hip and Happinin' indeed! :)

Oliver's said...

I love to see projects with scrapbook paper! This looks awesome! I love,love,love your blog. Smiles, Paula

Girly Stuff said...

It looks fantastic! What do you use to glue on the scrapbook paper? Do you antique it all with the chalk? Even the edges of the cards?

One more thing that has made a huge difference to my builder non-custom cabinets is adding hardware. Look online for it. Way cheaper than Lowes.

http://www.jimsdiscountcabinethardware.com/

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Holy cow, my friend....I have company coming on Wed for the week, and I all I can do is try and shove all the stuff under the beds, sofas, closets....heee hee.
It is AWESOME, and seeing as you have a bit of free time, please come help me tomorrow. :)

tardevil said...

You are too clever! Love how the artwork turned out! And the bathcloths are so pretty in the little bucket-thingy! Great job.

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

great job, I just love what you did!

Holly said...

The bathroom looks great, and that artwork is fantastic!

Ms. Tee said...

Everything's gorgeous! I agree - nothing like company coming to light the fire under me, either. :) I've got a bunch of company coming soon, and I am hard at work, too. Hope you have a wonderful week!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I'm just like you-I need to hear the words "company's coming" before I start really getting serious! Why do we do this to ourselves??? :)
I love your bathroom and all the work you did to it~Perfect colors!
My company is coming for Thanksgiving I REALLY should get busy-Should being the main word! :)
Have a great week,
Robin~♥

Magpie Interior Design said...

Ok, LOVE the potted flowers on the vanity. AND ADORE the daisy artwork you made! Great job!

Take deep breaths... the company comes for you, not your home. Take it all in and enjoy it!

~STacy

The Berry's Patch said...

CUTE! I just love how the ribbon adds to the decor. The colors are perfect! :-)

Erin said...

That bathroom is so cute! I love Lowes, and I love love love TJ Maxx! Can't you just find some great stuff there. I love what you did with the scrapbook paper. You are so creative! Thanks for sharing!

Mimi Sue said...

Those plaques turned out so cute. We are feverishly working on the basement because our daughter and grand daughters are coming for 2 weeks in Nov. Trying to get 2 bedrooms taped, painted, trimmed, carpeted and decorated in 20 days! Mimi

kristal said...

absolutely beauti-mous! yey for houseguests and the fear, i mean inspiration, their arrival brings:)

Erin said...

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nikkicrumpet said...

HAH this reminds me so much of my bathroom re-do post...and I was motivated by the same thing! GUESTS. If people didn't visit I wouldn't get anything done! Your bath turned out darling! I love the creative artwork and the other little tweaks that made it even better than it already was!

Cami said...

Beautiful!! And I'm so excited because I used that same green scrapbook paper do to some wall art in the past for some gifts for people. And if Mary Lou did it too, then I must have made a good choice!! Wahoo!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Very cute! I love that bow on the floral container.

Tamara Jansen said...

oh this looks great....I wonder if I can take the numbers on the bottom of the can a get a copy of that olive green. I love it. Very hip and happenin'

Jenny S said...

Too pretty!! I am now going to have to check out the damaged area of Ross, TJ Maxx and Marshalls and not overlook these great pictures for ideas!! I have more scrapbook paper than I will ever be able to make into books!!

AndreaLeigh said...

Looks amazing! I know what you mean about company coming. I've gotten more done in the past two weeks than I have in the past two months, simply because I had company in town this weekend!

Carrie said...

I love the bathroom the colors look so good together. Don't you just love scrap book paper!

Julie said...

I love the colors of the bathroom and the art is wonderful you did a great job!!
julie

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Yup, nothing like the two little words. . ."coming coming" to encourage us to spruce things up a bit around the house.

Blessings,

Sher

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Everything looks GREAT!! Good job. Hit return before I was finished.

Blessings,

Sher

Joy said...

The bathroom looks fantastic with all of your special touches!
It's nice to have a reason to gets things done, even if it gives you a little more stress because you have a dead line.

TMI said...

Very cute. Now I need you to come on over and help me figure out how to decorate my bathroom. It is cute, but it has orange tiles in the shower. I just don't know what to do with that!

Holly said...

WOW!! I don't know where you get all of your ideas, and all of your energy.

I have left you an award back at my place. :)

Kristen said...

I've been BOO-ED now you have too. Come by my blog and pick up the Halloween Link. Just link it back to me, then go BOO your friends and have them link back to you.

Glitter and Bliss said...

You are so right...I am having a house full of company for Halloween, and I have so much to do to get my house ready. I love your upstairs bathroom. Super happy... I know your company will feel right at home. Leslie

Wendy said...

Looks beautiful! Great job on all the artwork :)

Darlene said...

WOW...what a stunning bathroom. Those changes made ALL the difference.....LOVE it!!!

Dakota's Mom said...

I'm waiting to see your house in Better Homes and Gardens! :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

I just love your bathroom! And i am so "digging" the shower curtain! LOL! My daughter would cring at that statement, but I do think it is really pretty and hip! Everything looks great, including your personalized projects!

The guest/craft room below is really pretty and inviting too! It is a happy room! ~Rhonda :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Isn't it funny how one little thing will trigger an entire room makeover? That looks fantastic! Can't beat the "oops" paint!
Carrie

Shannon said...

It looks awesome! You did a great job on all the artwork!

Marie said...

Your bathroom looks so good! Great deal on the paint. And I LOVE how you reworked your art work. It looks so good!

Angie said...

Everything looks sooooo good! I love the color scheme and style!

coco said...

Love everything you did in this bathroom...nothing like a little company to get motivated!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

This looks fantastic and I love how you reused the art!! I always choose to clean for company about three hours before they arrive...makes for a fun few hours for sure. ;)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Looks marvy! Love the ribbon around the container. cherry

Kim said...

Very inspirational. I love all your beautiful and inexpensive ideas. Thank you for sharing all the details.

Christian said...

Very nice. Out of all the lovely changes, the ribbon on the towel is my favorite. Simple and easy to change up, nice touch.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I like the before and the after of the bathroom! :) A win-win situation!

~ Sarah