I am SO thrilled that my powder room is FINALLY finished! This was definitely a challenge...I must tell you, Mr. Hooah & I are complete opposites when it comes to...well, I'm not EVER supposed to speak this word, but, "spending"...so, when we moved from our rental, the previous renters had left some junk, so when we moved in we only kept what we wanted which happened to be the only things worth keeping: a well used charcoal grill & a wooden ladder that seemed ok because we never used it to know otherwise, until we moved into the house we just bought...I think somewhere between up the ladder, almost falling off the ladder(SEVERAL times), down the ladder, & all the odd uncomfortable positions I found myself in while on the ladder for pretty much 4 days...that rickety @#$^&*^%! rack of wooden steps & I, developed a beautiful love hate relationship. (MOSTLY HATE!) Thats where the 'I don't think we need to spend $$$ on a NEW ladder when this one is just fine babe, its not falling apart, its just got character'...Pshhhhh! I'm LUCKY I got away without any broken bones! If that darn thing had character, then I'd compare it to Dopey from Snow White! lol. I got my inspiration from a photo a hot minute ago, it was a room by Lilly Pulitzer with cursive writing all over the walls like this:
Since I saw that pic, I've wanted to do this to a room in my house for like, EVER! So since we finally bought a place, I'm finally able! Our bedroom colors are black & white damask & I'm completely freakin IN LOVE with the mayor's office from the show 'Once Upon A Time' on ABC, so I wanted to do the tree/forest stencil in our bedroom to match up & kinda still do my own version of the mayor's office...but put your breaks on....I wanted to work from the inside out: our bathroom, the powder area right outside it, & then our bedroom last. So when I finally got to the powder area, we decided we wanted it to match the bedroom since it was an open-connected area. So we painted both the bedroom & powder area a custom grey color I had mixed & then my BRIGHT idea!!! Paint the powder area like the pic above! It was a brilliant idea atm, however, after 5 repaints of grey before I finally got the feel of the brush & my calligraphy from highschool art class finally broke through, it quickly became a seemingly BAD idea lol! **KEYNOTE: it is WAY harder to free-hand calligraphy with a paint brush than a pen!!!** So after 4 days of tediously freehanding with a small brush, from about 6pm-3am due to sporadic insomnia, stopping & starting, for 4 days...with quotes from my 3 FAVORITE girls: Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, & Coco Chanel... I'm VERY proud to show it off...this is what I ended up with! Oh & a bad case of triple carpal tunnel! haha(:
|Sorry it isnt a good pic, this was the before, before we even bought the place lol|
I still have some trim touching up to do(:
I scored this crystal chandelier on craigslist for $25 & gave it the cleaning it deserved...Mr.Hooah even managed to install it himself, WITHOUT burning the house down haha!