Wednesday, 23 January 2013

I've finally started a project!

When I started this blog a year ago, the plan was to put my house on the market in April of this year. Well! That's not happening! A few months ago my husband (who is not a "project-guy") begged me to postpone the move. He's a little concerned about the scope of the work to be done (not that he'll be doing very much of it!) I think he's mostly concerned with the costs involved in fixing up the house for sale. Always fiscally responsible, my husband. Lame!

Anyhow, being a master procrastinator, I agreed to wait until April 2014 to list the house. That gives me a whole year to repaint, fix up the basement, and tackle the myriad of little things that need to be done in order to show a hundred year old house in it's best light. If you saw my list, I think you'd agree that I'll need it!

But for now...I've started a project! I've been working on my bathroom for the past 3 days, turning it from a fiesta to a calm oasis. BOOOOOORING! I started with choosing the paint colours (Aerial View from CIL and White Glove from Behr.) I used Behr's Premium Ultra Plus paint because it's got the primer built in, and the gals at the paint store swore that it would cover even super dark colours. It really worked! It's amazing, and it's what I'll be using from now on. There's still lots to do, but I've ordered my floor, which I really hope will work, cuz I've already paid for it! I've also chosen my sink, faucet, wall cabinet and light fixture from IKEA, I just have to go pick them up. That'll have to wait until after I return from the Canadian Gift and Tableware Association trade show in Toronto. I'm looking forward to the trip, I'm sure I'll find great new stuff for the store, not to mention stuff for me! Mostly I'm looking forward to visiting with my sister A!

Here's a sneak peek of the bathroom, before and after. And by after, I mean "during."

The Before shot! Fiesta bano! I took the Guatemalan tapestry shower curtain down before I took the photo ...ooops! Trust me, it was fun.

Fiesta bathroom.

New shower curtain. Was going to order it from Urban Outfitters for $44, but they wanted $40 for shipping! I found this one which is EXACTLY the same for $35 at Jysk, of all places.

New floating shelves, also from Jysk. I was going to get lack shelves from IKEA, but they were too long for the space.  Baskets were a Home Sense find.

To be styled...crisp white or the perfect robin's egg blue towels. 

Little soap vignette! Thanks to A & G for the skullies and C & J for the cute dish. The tall dish I bought at the thrift store for 50 cents! Go me!
Pierced metal mirror.

Faux Art...I like to call it "Faaaaaaaaaaaaart." This one was a $9 Jysk special. The blank space is where the dark brown cabinet will be.


  1. I love this blue but can't find the color! I looked at all the light blue Behr cards in home depot and didn't see one called aerial view. Was the color from another brand and you just had them mix it in Behr??? Thanks for any help!

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  3. Whoops, I thought it was a Behr colour, but it looks like I just had them mix it. Sorry about that! It appears that it was a CIL colour "Aerial View" 50BG 76/090 CP29 W.

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    Thanks for this, I'll update this post.