Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Junk Brain

This is how my brain works, I see the junk and can see the potential in most things.   So here are some pics of what I saw and what I did, I really should take more before pictures!  The before photo is on the right or top.  Some of these I sold or are for sale and others were for my house.


 Shells for my son's nature room.  I liked the shape of the frame so out with Joy!  lol!

 The check out people at the thrift stores must think I am crazy for buying the stuff I do.  Ugly, broken, but always cheap!  

 The seahorse frame was falling apart but it had potential for my other son's room, the sea life room.  After taking it apart, I realized the seahorse was just a note card, proof that anything can be art. I broke out the kids' watercolors and changed it from off white to cool blue!

 Call me crazy but this little blue butterfly is one of my favorite things I have bought for the house, it was 99 cents!  

 Dirty, ugly.... meets clean and oh so cute!

I found an elephant for .60 and about 3 of these great chunky frames with strange adhesive on them.  Oh my, I should I walked away from the frames, that adhesive was very hard to get off!  But I loved the outcome, how about you?

I can do custom projects for you or thrift store shopping for you next treasure!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Before and After x 3



Before and After of 3 bathrooms!  These toilets should be a real good indication of the types of bathrooms we were dealing with.  I love a house with more than 2 baths!  This one has 3 1/2 so the scary master bath is still in progress, but better than the original state. The After pictures are on the left, but please tell me you didn't need me to tell you that :)

First the Green Half Bath from last post, a true comparison picture!



Upstairs Hall Bath

More Upstairs Hall Bath

Max's bathroom, the after is just a close of the wallpaper, but you can imagine from the others, it was very outdated!
Don't you love the wallpaper?

The upstairs still has a Harvest gold Tub and Tile, but that will be changed soon, I hope!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Various Shades of Green- Guest Bath makeover

I have a half bath that has changed dramatically and it makes me sooooo happy!  My pictures are incomplete because I am impatient and wanted to photograph the room before the medicine cabinet hole was patched, the mirror was put up, and before we put down new baseboard.  

UPDATE:  We finished and I updated the pictures!


Here are some changes that we did
  • Avacodo Green Sink and Toilet were replaced with WHITE!
  • The fuzzy, metallic wallpaper is GONE, a beautiful new shade called "Nuture Green" went on the walls.
  • A full coat closet was removed- this bathroom was not big enough for that closet!
  • The faux marble teal stick-on floors tiles and the underlying gold speckled linoleum were replaced with a very pretty neutral tile.
I only have one before picture, but really, this sums it up perfectly.


And I really did mean fuzzy green metallic wallpaper, a MESS to remove!


And here it is now!



My beautiful antique mirror that I painted gloss white because believe it or not, it was painted avocado green to match the old sink when I snagged it at an auction for $5. 


 I am proud to say what is on this wall looked like a pile of trash before I got my hands on it, so it was dirt cheap art!  



 This butterfly picture is above the toilet, another trash to treasure project by me.



The antique dresser will be painted white one day or maybe even stripped, right now it is faux antiqued.  My mother and grandmother did that many years ago.   The two small mirrors were gold thrift store finds at $0.25 each and the frames are all very cheap thrift store specials.  The lighting on the pic is bad, sorry! 


I made this piece above the door to sell along with about everything I put on the walls in this room.  But it is staying right here now!  This was a wicker piece that was missing whatever was supposed to be on it and it was all banged up.  The medallions came from 3 different places and I painted them to match.  El Cheapo!

And here are some during pictures:


 I learned to never think or say, well it can't get any uglier, it can!  This after wallpaper look is ALWAYS horrible and I've lived with this look too long in other bathrooms.


More before and afters to come in future posts, my whole house is a before and after!

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