Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Powder Room Accessories...

If you have been following me on my PYL Facebook Page, you know that I have been renovating my powder room this summer.  It's taken A LOT longer than I had hoped...from removing the TWO layers of wallpaper, to spackling and sanding, to painting the walls, to painting the cabinet, to painting the mirror, to painting a frame, to painting a shelf, THEN to wait on the sink, to wait on the faucet, to wait on the counter to get installed, to wait on the light fixture, and THEN to wait, wait, wait, wait and more wait on my wallpaper guy to get back in the country from his holiday.  BUT, I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!  I finally found the last two cabinet knobs to match the other two I had purchased. Funny thing...when you go to the CORRECT store, you tend to find what you are looking for. I went to several Lowe's searching for the matching hardware when they were at Home Depot the whole time. Grrrr....

NOW...on to accessorizing!  I got a little creative in my disaster of a craft room today and finished some projects that will go into the powder room.  Yes, I will share the final room.  Yes, it's not your average powder room.  Yes, it's a bit crazy, but I'm in love with it.

So here are some letters that will go on the wall.  The entire phrase will say "Be You".  The "Be" consists of two sizes of metal letters.  Check out the "You" here:

Here are the steps I used to achieve this look:

1.  I bought paper mache letters from Hobby Lobby and painted the sides and back black.
2. Then, I mod Podged on the paper.  The "Y" and "U" are scrapbook papers I had, and the "O" is a wallpaper sample I also had on hand.  Then I trimed off the excess with an X-Acto knife.
3.  I inked the edges with black stamping ink.
4.  I glued mini ball fringe to the top of the "U".  I got the ball fringe from the dollar aisle at Michael's.
5.  I then printed out the phrase "Always wear your invisible crown." on scrapbook paper, cut it out and glued it on.  The font is Lavanderia Sturdy.
6.  I then made the crown using Mod Podge Melts and the crown mold.  I painted it metallic gold and hot glued it on.


Now on to the other two little projects that just came to me today.  I have been known to go antiquing, and I'm always kind of struck when I see old photos.  It's interesting, yet it's also sad.  I wonder how these pics came to be at a store or flea market?  Why didn't family keep these pics?  I've had these two wedding pics for ages.  I love how elaborate the wedding gowns are for the time period.  So, I decided to glam Ma and Pa up.

With this first pic, I simply printed out one of my absolute all-time fav phrases "Happy Wife, Happy Life" and taped it onto the pic.  This is such an incredibly true statement, am I right ladies?  The font is called Gunslinger.  Then, I just hot glued some pearl chain that I already had onto the bottom.  Done.

This last pic is a bit jazzier.  I used pint Stickles to highlight her veil and his boutonniere.  Then I made the fleur de lis border once again using Mod Podge Melts and Molds.  I painted it metallic gold and hotglued it on.  I adhered the "Domestic Bliss" embellishment and gems and called it done.

These were fun, whimsical crafts for me.  I can't wait to put them up in the powder room.  I challenge you to break out of your mold.  Don't be safe.  Be creative!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Take time to "Prettify Your Life"

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