Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday's Fancy

Native Corn has Arrived!!!

Butter and Sugar ... My Favorite.

Wishing you a fun Labor Day Weekend!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

From Nickel to Oil Rubbed Bronze

A few years ago, my husband and I updated our downstairs bathroom. It had the classic 80's laminated vanity and a toilet and sink in a color called raspberry purée (I kid you not). I wish I had a picture to show you, but this was way before my blogging days, the color would have amazed you. I heard they discontinued it, I wonder why? Heh Heh. Since we only needed to update the toilet and vanity, we did this project ourselves. OMG what a difference it made!

We picked out a new faucet, changed the paint color of the walls and I made a decorative ladder.... See the tutorial here. Since then I have been updating the decor bit by bit.

When we updated the vanity faucet we went from nickel hardware to oil rubbed bronze hardware. The last piece to make the change was the toilet paper holder. It was nickel, but I loved the style. I hunted around but could not find a similar one in oil rubbed bronze. Then strolling through Home Depot (becoming my second home) I checked out the spray paint section, figuring maybe I could paint the toilet paper holder. I came upon Rust-oleum. They have this Metallic line of spray paint, a paint and primer all-in-one. So the oil rubbed bronze was coming home with me. 

First you need to finely sand the surface, then wash in soapy water and let dry. 

I fasted it to a piece of cardboard to make it easy to paint. 

After apply 2 light coats, it looked fantastic. I let it dry for 24 hours and then fastened it back to the wall. I love it, the paint covered great and it was so easy.

 Yeah! Our bathroom finally looks completed!

Monday, August 25, 2014

No Better Way to Spend the Day...

Hi-ya! Hope you had a great weekend. We had fantastic weather here in NE, so the Hubby and I had some fun on Saturday and on Sunday I was able to get some creative projects started, some finished, and some future projects planned. 

Saturday, Hubby and I went to the Madison Historical Society Antiques Fair. There were about 70 dealers. There were many items of great history, some unique, eclectic, and strange. The prices were definitely not flea market but more retail, dispite that, we had a great time walking around and browsing. 

As luck would have it, I did find one item that had to come home with me. 

Yep, old fashioned clothespins. Do you remember using this style to make reindeers at Christmas, I do. Previously I bought an old washboard (read about it here). I am in the processes of re-decorating my upstairs bathroom and planning to use some old fashioned laundry items. So I have been collecting items along my travels. 

I still have shelving to stain, hardware to put together, and then add the finishing touch, my found treasures. 

Final reveal to come soon, stay tuned. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday's Fancy

I saw this and it made me laugh as I thought of my sliding glass door my Otis likes to look out.

Have a great weekend!