Sunday, October 4, 2009

Met. Monday



It is a cool and rainey day, so a good day to stay in and "piddle". Finished up a little project for my 1/2 bath, made some homemade pimento cheese, played on the computer and finished some cleaning that I started Friday morning before I decide to go "play" for the rest of the day.
Time for Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Thank you Susan for hosting this fun weekly event. First: I want to ask - Do you know how hard it is to photograph a tiny 1/2 bath !?!? As some of you may remember I started on a 1/2 bath project a while back - in August I think. Before:
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Since then I spray painted one of the fenials I got at HL on sale and put it in the opposite corner.

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I could not find what I wanted to add with the candle holder and wall piece with the keys - Gotta be odd numbers you know. :-) So spray painted an urn that I already had, added a little raindeer moss, a spray painted white pumpkin with an added rubon and Wa La!

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I will replace the pumpkin with something in a cranberry or pomagranate color after Thansgiving.

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I found the rug at TJ Max yesterday, but may take it back. I like the rug - it is a cream colored, with a black and tan design on it, but not sure it is big enough.

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Sorry for the blurred picture, but this is the picture I pulled the pomegranate color from.
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While at TJ Max, I looked for a couple of prettier hand towels and black and white soap dispenser, but they did not have what I wanted. Will check around at other places when get a chance. Other than that -
I am calling this project done!!! I had hoped to get the flooring replaced before the Holidays, but not sure that will happen. A friend just got an estimate to have her 1/2 bath flooring replaced (same size as mine), and it seems that the better known places have what they call a set "small project" fee. In other words: They may only charge so much per square foot labor, but they also have a minimum labor charge - They are gonna get you one way or the other!!! Got to re-think the situation.
This is my contribution to Met. Monday. If you have not already, go over to visit Susan to see what she and the other participants have to share.
Have a great week.

Glenda

43 comments:

susan said...

Glenda-I am "piddling" in this weather too--the honoree of my baby shower had her baby boy last night so I have been to see him!! I think I can use that rug in my kitchen--let me know if you take it back :) The bathroom looks great--love the white pumpkin and black accents!

Terry said...

Your bathroom looks so pretty! And the pumpkin is the unexpected touch to make everyone smile! Thanks for always commenting on my blog - even though I don't comment often, I do visit often!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The bathroom looks wonderful. You did a fantastic job with the pictures. Yes, I do know how hard a small bath is to photograph or any bathroom for that matter. I love the cute little urn with the pumpkin, it is really pretty, and the finial is wonderful too. I think you've done a wonderful job with this room. Hugs, Marty

Sandy said...

Glenda,
Your bathroom looks great, I love all your black accents. Love what you did to the little pumpkin, tooo cute.
Sandy

kimmcl said...

I just LOVE TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Not fortunate enough to have a Hob Lob though, boo hoo, sniff sniff, WAAAAA! Great powder room!

nannykim/ spindle cottage said...

I really love what you have done--it looks adorable! I have some very small bathrooms so I can emphathize with trying to take photos!! My TJ Maxx does not carry much houseware....

Dresser Girl said...

It looks GREAT!!

grannyann said...

Your accessories are perfect for the room. I like the black and white.

Donna said...

I love what you have done with your bathroom! I would not have thought to put a pumpkin in the bathroom. Too cute!

Blue Creek Home said...

I love the black accessories with that pretty blue wall color.
Love the little white pumpkin on the black urn.
Rhonda

cindy@cottage instincts said...

I think I need that teensy white pumpkin in all it's rub-on lovlieness! Cute bathroom :o)

Michelle said...

I am really beginning to like white pumpkins and I think I have some stored away some place. I'll have to dig them out!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love it! I know how hard it is to photograph a small bath, I've tried and I think your pretty good at it! cindy

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

wow! the bathroom looks great! That cute little pumpkin looks very at home in a surprising place!
gail

Sharlotte said...

What a great transformation! I love the black and white. Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

The bathroom looks wonderful.... You did a wonderful job ...
xoxo
Julie

Sheri said...

Wow! This looks so great! Bathrooms are on my never ending list!

I have a linky party going on if you'd like to join: http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-great-pumpkin.html

D said...

Great job. I like the colors.

D said...

Great job. I like the colors.

Anna said...

i love all your new bathroom accents, very simple but effective changes

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the pumpkin and candle together. I'm so thankful for white pupkins! They are great to decorate with.

Maggie B said...

Hi Glenda,
Just popped in from BNOTP and saw the finial, urn & pumpkin, so creative, just great.
Will be getting my TJ fix this coming weekend when we visit HHI once again.
Maggie

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Love the pumpkin and the candle! ~ Ashley

Tammy@InStitches said...

I think you did a great job photographing the room. It is hard to get pics of such a small room ! I know, I've tried ! :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Great job on the bathroom. Productive day. Your stencels are so cute. Where do you get them?
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Patti Cakes said...

That looks really good and I like the little rug. Just a few changes and it looks like a different place. Hugs

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

loving your bathroom make-over! I love the black & white!

Queen B. said...

love it.
love tjmaxx !

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love the black and white, I am such a fan of that combination and I love the way you used it on the pumpkin....I am a new follower of yours, come visit me often...thanks for stopping by

Sherri S said...

Your tiny bathroom is just ADORABLE. I love all the painted black accents. I have two small baths in my house. It's so hard to decorate them and still have room to turn around in them. Ha!

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Sue said...

You've done a nice job on this half bath, Glenda. I like the urn w/the pumpkin and reindeer moss. The tall finial adds some good height to the counter. Did you decoupage on the designs to the candle and pumpkin? Thanks for stopping by for a visit this morning. Hope you'll be back again sometime.
:-) Sue

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE everything you've done here. The black and white touches are SO classy!!! The pumpkin on the black urn w/ rub-on turned out beautiful. And the coordinating rug, is the cherry on top. Way to go!! : )
M.L.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I love the black paint redos!!

Barbara said...

Very Nice!

JudyBug said...

Love it all but especially the little pumpkin!!!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your pumpkin turned out really nice! Black always looks good in a room. It turned out really nice!

Manuela

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Glenda, love all the black and white. It looks fabulous!!

Barb ♥

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I think I need to make a white pumpkin with a fleur de lis on it like yours!

niartist said...

I've been wracking my brain to find an interesting way to display my pumpkins this year - and I think you just inspired me! Love the fluer de lis painted on them! :) GREAT JOB!!!

Delightful Dwelling said...

I love all the details you added! The key holder, pumpkin, and candle are gorgeous! We put laminate in one of our bathrooms recently, it was fairly easy and only cost us about $125 for the floor. I have pictures on my blog under the project how-tos tab if you are interested.

Linda Q said...

Hi Glenda, Oh I like the black touches in here, that pumpkin is to cute!
Great job!
Linda Q

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking good...luv the black accents...and the little white pumpkin. Come over for a visit sometime and look around, thanks.

Blessings,
Linda