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You know those projects that are all planned out in your head, the ones that look like they came out of a magazine spread? Then you go to make that masterpiece come to life only to find yourself dealing with problems. I wouldn’t say that this whole project was filled with problems, just the vanity; just the fact that I should have tested the milk paint out on something else before putting it on the cabinetry, you know since I’d never actually used milk paint before.
Before we get started let’s see the befores shall we?
The first day after applying the milk paint I was so excited, it all went on so well the paint looked awesome. The next morning I happily got to work, mixed my paint and waited and mixed again and started painting. After it dried I came back to paint again, OH NO! There was massive amounts of crackling all over the vanity.
My heart dropped into my stomach and I wanted to cry. This is not what I had planned, not at all. Then I remembered what Allison said over at The Golden Sycamore
. I sat down on the floor and just told myself: “this is why it’s ok, it’s going to teach me to let go. I can deal with this, it’s not what I had planned but I can make it work”. I had to remind myself of these things many times. As I sat there trying to figure out what to do; I remembered I had, had the space heater in the bathroom with me and after checking the FAQs on Miss Mustard Seed’s
website I figured that must have been what went wrong. Upon further investigation of the FAQs I saw that I could use water based polyurethane to prevent any more chipping. YES! I wasn’t going to have to scrap it! From then on it was smooth sailing.
I used my trusty paint pen
to paint up the hardware like I showed you last week, I was going to get new hardware anyways so I figured why not give it a shot. It didn’t turn out well on the escutcheons, so later when it warms up I will flip them over and spray paint them.
Oh and Bertrand
we can’t forget him, he finally has a home. Don’t you just love him?
The light fixture used to have dated glass shades so I removed them and replaced them with these lovely linen shades
that I got from Ballard Designs in Atlanta while visiting my cousins.
After spending far too many hours to count searching for the perfect bathroom wall shelf my parents gave me this gorgeous one few years ago for Christmas.
Last week was my little man’s birthday, I didn’t know what to get him so I made him this quote from Doctor Who on Pic Monkey: “Babe, babe, sugar, sweetheart”. We LOVE Doctor Who and this is one of our favorite lines which we say to each other all the time. I say we love Doctor Who in just about every other post.
I am in love with the matelasse
shower curtain; it’s made in Portugal of 100% cotton.
And of course my pseudo gallery wall, I am not sure what I am going to put in them…I think it may be different than photos I’ve thought about it and I’m not sure I want people’s faces staring at me when I am in there. TMI? Hehe
And one of my favorite pieces from a trip to Florida: this agate nightlight. I love stones, it’s hereditary I can’t help it.
Have you heard of East Coast Creative?
They’re pretty stinkin’ cool and right now they are running a contest on their site; I have entered my bathroom reveal into their link up contest, so go have a look see at my link on their site.
Well my dears, if you haven’t already head over to the link party
that I am co-hosting and enter your favorite posts I can’t wait to see what you have been up to!
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