Today I was in a lovely client’s home out in White Rock. She was upholstering an Edwardian Settee and matching chair and wanted to make sure she was on the right track with the colours and fabrics she had chosen. And she needed wall colour for most of the house. By the time I got to her bathroom I decided this would be a great house to show on my blog so she graciously let me take some photographs.
First up, the creative art project in her bathroom:
Above the toilet right next to the shower was this fabulous arrangement of shadow boxes with shells. The box on the top, the shell is glued to the black matting without the glass because the shell is large and wouldn’t have fit otherwise. The bottom shells are inside the shadow box with the glass on top.
I loved the way she took a silver plated one and attached it to a square painted piece of wood (on a peg) to add dimension. And of course the lone shell attached to the wall without a frame, very cool.
In the corner you can see rice steamers which she has stained a mahogany colour and popped a silver lid on the top (from an old broken glass casserole dish).
She painted her countertops black and sponge painted them in an orangy/red tone to tie in the floor. Since her cabinets were whiter than they should be, I suggested in the next round of painting (painted countertops really need to be re-done every year) she add more black because it would work better with the ultra white cabinets.
I also recommended that the silver frames be painted black. There’s white paper on them because she’s coming up with something creative to cover them because on the left side she has food not white dishes in them. I love this vignette!
She specifically bought this large rolled arm sofa because its so cozy to snuggle up and read (no TV in this room).
See the clock? It was originally from Wallmart but she paid $40 for it at a garage sale. It was oak and she painted it. Brilliant!
This week I’m posting Donna’s project from Comin’ Home “Antique Frames as Wall Art” Love the Thanksgiving vignette she helped her friend with! Donna is one of the most generous women in blogland that I know!
Please join my linky party if you have an inspired (and inexpensive) art project on your blog or for this week you could include a post about YOUR placeholder and what you envision to replace it when you find the right piece. Next week I might post your idea or your artwork! If you are an artist, please include a post from your blog with the price. And link back to this post so everyone’s inspired ideas get read!
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