I told you about my door knob project.
Well I got so excited about how they turned out I went for another project I saw on a blog and decided to try that too.
I live in a 90's home that is totally bling-tastic. I hate the bling and have since we bought the house in 1993. My answer at the time was to go with nicer higher quality antique brass not the 80's stuff. Real brass that had naturally aged which was a bargain because everybody else wanted polished brass. I thought aged brass would make a come back Ha, ha, ha! I guess I was wrong. Although I did see this in Target yesterday.
Are you kidding me? I just spent 3 day spray painting everything that wasn't breathing. Rachel Ashwell could of at least waited until I was able to get the last of the paint out from under my nails. While all the other girls are off getting mani/pedi's for Spring Break I am destroying my manicure. :)
Here is the project link:
Now it would have been very helpful if I had taken the time to actually read this post instead of just look at the picture. But I didn't so I hope mine hold up as well as hers.
Here is the faucet I had in the powder room. This picture is from my master, but it's the same faucet.
I didn't remove the faucet because Mr. Bill would have to put it back and he hates plumbing stuff.
I covered everything with wax paper.
It worked pretty well. I wished I read more, because one blogger said to use painter's tape around the faucet. I would rather clean and scrub a little after instead of tape, because I will clean like crazy anyway. I get too excited to see results.
I sprayed the light fixture too because it was a coppery gold that went with all the other brass.
I bought a new toilet paper holder.
Updated a few accents.
Here she is all new looking!
Love, love this little antique clock. I had it somewhere else. I love that the face is crooked. It doesn't work, but I don't care.
I don't even hate the counter so much anymore.
Now I wish I could say this bathroom was perfect. Sadly she has another dark secret behind the shower curtain. (No, it's not mildew.)
90's blue tile.
Oh she had bling too. Home Depot hooked me up with these.
Sadly they don't make them in ORB, at least not yet!
The shower head was $14.32 here:
The shower arm was $12.84 here.
The tub spout was $8.00 here: (I see they have gone up.)
The Knob was $7.00 here.
(I think that it must be cheaper in the store than on-line)
The only thing that was not available was the pipe that comes out of the wall at the knob. It was blingy and can't be changed. When I took off the old stuff, I sprayed the pipe with oven cleaner like I did to my shower door. Read about it here. Then I covered it with a baggie and let it sit overnight. In the morning all the bling was gone.
I have tried to blend the old tile with the new by having brown and blue towels and shower curtain.
Someday I may be able to talk Mr. Bill into taking a crow bar to the tile. I think we could do it, he is not so sure. I hope you like the powder bath.
Sprinkled with modern amenities,
Linking with: French Country Cottage/ Feathered Nest Friday