Just a Little Looksie

I feel like I should be blogging about something, but with all the crazy weather in Oklahoma lately, its hard to plan posts when you are hiding in a “safe room” from a tornado. Thankfully, I still have a home to blog about and I wish I could do something more to help out those who lost theirs.

I was scouring my Flickr account to see what else I can introduce you to in my home. Well, how about the guest bathroom!

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This is the before that is currently featured on my house tour. It is not that easy to photograph such a tiny sunless room.

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This is yet another embarrassing photo-iphone, but the before fixture was positively offensive. Shiny brass, flared 80’s glass shades. All I did was paint over the brass with black because I wanted it to disappear and bought new glass shade for $4 each and it made the world of difference, yet SO simple.

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Eek! The paint history…

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I painted it a navy blue from Ralph Lauren, I don’t know the shade off the top of my head. I adore this shade. It doesn’t look that dark in person. I bought the shower curtain from CB2 on clearance, surprise. The cabinets all got knobs. It is seriously frustrating to try opening cabinets with no knobs especially drawers. Why, cheap home builders, do you choose to make life so difficult on me!

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Here is an awkward close up shot sp you can see the towel rack I improvised on.

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I made the towel rack out of a random piece of wood I found in the garage. I took one look at it and knew exactly what I would use it for.

Here’s what I did:

1. Sand it down

2. Put a couple coats of polyurethane on it

3. Bought some hooks from target

4. Drilled them on!

5. I hung them with what else… twine. Since I’m a woman, it’s my version of duct tape. The main reason I used it is because it was too difficult to drill a hole all the way through to screw it into the wall so I took the lazy way out.

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We also use this room to keep the dogs in while we are gone. Apparently, they have both been watching too much Prison Break and Oz… Put it on the to-do list.

One thing that really bugs me about this room is the grout. I’ve been looking online about a few things to paint the grout and can’t really seem to find anything solid that I would have enough confidence to buy. Anyone have any experience with this or products to recommend?

Since it’s a nice looong weekend, Ima get ya’ll some real niiice pitchers of everythin all detailed and such.

That is what every.single.person. from Oklahoma interviewed by national news outlets for the storm talks like. But we don’t ALL talk like that, just the ones that make the news. Please don’t judge us!

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6 Comments

Filed under Before and Afters, Home Decor, House, Something I Made, What did she paint now?

6 responses to “Just a Little Looksie

  1. Great towel rack! The bathroom looks really good!

  2. Lol I love your impression of the people being interviewed on TV! Made me giggle. And ps-that bathroom mirror?! hot!!

    Hope you have better weather over the weekend!

    Mandy
    http://www.kinistyle.com

    • Gloria

      Thanks Mandy! Mirror is from Pier 1. For our first Christmas in the house, I took a picture of the mirror and sent it to Caleb and said THIS is what I want for Christmas! Pretty straightforward, lol. I’ve learned, there is no reading between the lines with him so I lay it out for him, I was happy to see it! I bet it wouldn’t be that hard to make it, in fact, I almost returned it cause I thought I could make it and save the money. Obviously, I changed my mind about that too!

  3. I LOVE that towel rack! What a gorgeous, functional piece of art!

  4. Pingback: Who ISN’T Painting Their Cabinets These Days? | A Little Paint

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