December 09, 2009

Echo echo echo.....

Is anyone still here ?

I'm so sorry. Things have been quite hectic here the last little while. As well as moving, I am busily preparing for my in-laws arrival in just over a week. Can you say pressure? I want everything beautiful and the house just right for Christmas. I have been unpacking, and decorating rooms on a TINY or should I say tiny budget, and actually it has been very rewarding.

I am going to share my downstairs bathroom with you guys today. I am so excited. I still need to do a few more things like put up a little glass shelf and hang the beautiful curtain but I couldn't wait to show y'all.

Here is my theme..."by the sea".
Original I know

I had to have stripes on my wall. I did this exact same thing 8 years ago when I lived in Maryland and I had missed it. It's a show stopper effect. The glass shelf and my big white coral piece is missing from below the painting, but you get the drift.

I'm in love with this wall. I could sit on the toilet all day and stare at it ;-)

The canvas was made by my sponsor Bags of Love and they are amazing. Please check them out!

This next idea I owe to my friend TiNeill. The first time I went to her house I used her bathroom and in her bathroom sink were all these jewels. I thought she had been doing a craft project and left them there. Well, they were supposed to be there and the water just flows on down the drain over something pretty. SMART!

So I picked sea glass and shells for my sink. I tell ya, I love to wash my hands and watch the colors change when the water hits it and it does make you feel all fancy. Who knew?

I really love how this room turned out. I still have some empty wall space to find some treasures to add to my "by the sea" bathroom but for now I am pleased with it.

Now, I said I did this for cheap... I did. I had almost everything already in my house but when it came together it was harmony, like ebony and ivory, OK someone stop me.

An easy project to do was the shell frames. I bought them at a yard sale for basically nothing.

Cute- but not for my room. So I tore the back off and took it apart. The glass went in the garbage and I got my hot glue gun heating.

I cut up some burlap and frayed the edges and glued it right on the picture.

Then I put a huge dollop of glue on the shell and placed it on.

So effective right?

I am very happy with the results considering the budget and the fact that this room was the only room the previous owners painted. I don't know what they were thinking, but we dubbed it the poop cave. The walls and ceiling were painted poopy brown.
Who would do that ????

I give you photographic evidence of the crime.

Well, I told you I had many things coming up to show all of you. I am so happy in my new home and you know there will be more to come. Can't wait!

xoxo Emily xoxo


Kristina P. said...

Everything looks so great, Emily!

Chris said...

Welcome back! :) I'm in LOVE with the stripes. I wish I had the energy to do something like that. It's just such a great idea! The bathroom is adorable!

OldBoatGuy said...

You are so talented, Emily. I hope you have a nice Christmas, Arlon

Deedra said...

Em - you're so amazing!! You have such a beautiful touch! And what an amazing idea with the rocks in the sink. So cool!! You're inspiring, my friend :)

Jami said...

Looks lovely. Here's the real question though--how do you keep the shells and jewels clean?

Lisa B. said...

Just beautiful!! I love the stripes, and the idea with the colorful rocks in the sink is brilliant! Can't wait to see what's next!!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Thanks guys!!
Jami- to keep them clean is easy. First of all they are getting soap and water on them every time hands are washed but if you need to ever really clean you just take them out and give the rocks and sink a good scrub.

J.B. said...

Love the bathroom. I bet it is a great relaxing place to take a poop. LOL!!
I love the rocks and shells in the sink, great idea.

Ginger said...

Em, the last post from "Jay, " is actually from me. I didn't realize I posted under Justin's account.