Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Easy Does It

My blog has been neglected now that the weather has turned nice!  I’ve been busy working on projects and more importantly, socializing.  Last week I visited my style icon Kate of Starr Family Blog.  Every detail of her house is gorgeous and perfectly planned.  My little spy wanted to explore every room in her house so I got to see all of the awesomeness that she features on her blog first hand.  

In regards to projects, I’ve been working on a number of painting projects.  If one exists, I’m probably on a spray paint watch list.  Even the kid at Home Depot was asking what I was working on and then asked me to paint his room.  Uhhhhh… I was glad the transaction was complete at that point.  Peace out, kid!

Here’s a simple project that I completed recently.  When we revamped my husband’s bathroom we removed the old medicine cabinet and replaced it with a modern mirror.  I thought the original mirror was gone but I found it in the basement recently and thought I would give it a little makeover and put it in my bathroom.  I primed it and then painted it a glossy white.  A simple project but I love the difference and I used what we had to add a little pizazz to my space!

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We have a few projects yet to do to complete the bathroom, such as framing out the bathroom mirror, painting the ceiling to cover a stain we got when our roof leaked this winter and finally, adding crown moulding that we bought a few years ago but never got around to installing. 

For funsies, here’s our stained ceiling: 

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Gross.  Have you ever had your roof leak?  Did you paint just the stain or the whole ceiling?  We’re planning on painting the whole ceiling, but it sure would be nice to not have to!


  1. I almost spit out my bite of brownie... you are a flatterer :) But I love you and those sweet boys!

    I love that you chose white for the mirror, will pop against your wall color! And when you get to framing out the mirror, call me. I made a big no-no :)

    I had the same problem with the ceiling in Adam's bathroom... painted the whole thing with waterproof ceiling paint from Lowes. Went on good and wipes down easily (and yes I wipe down the ceiling, you know Adam's hair products :)

    Yay for you being 'back'!

  2. Totally jealous of your crafty skills!

  3. If it's a water stain, you should spot prime it with a stain blocking primer like BIN, then paint the whole thing. Very rarely can you just paint one spot on a ceiling and have it all blend in.