Wednesday, February 29, 2012

bathroom make over

You know we bought this house in November.  After holidays I finally have been able to start on the master abthroom redo.  Ugh......Let me tell you.....I am no spring chicken anymore!  This is hard work!

Hubby has cancer, so he does what he can, but it's mostly up to me to get er done.....

I cannot define the wallpaper well enough.  it is everywhere in this house.  Pink too.  shades of pink everywhere.  even pink drawer knobs.  I like pink.....I don't love pink.  Sorry to all you pink lovers!  tee hee....but, back to the bathroom.  It had wall to wall carpet.  nice carpet I must say, but not in the bathroom.  And  our master bath is big.  the counter top is 9.5 feet long just to give you an idea.

So here is the before.....

You can ssort of tell the wallpaper has little pink and blue wreaths all over.  what an ordeal that removal was.

but here it is, a work in progress.  I laid the floor myself.  got tendonitis in both wrists from it.

The flooring is floating planks Luxe vinyl faux wood flooring by Armstrong.  Got it at Lowes. 
The wall color is Butter Cookie. Isn't it pretty! Had to paint around the toilet and tub so we could install the new toilet.  But it's getting there. 

I will take a picture when it's done.  so far, we are 1 month into this project and still counting!

: )


Monday, February 27, 2012

Beacon bear

Back last June or July I went to an estate sale.  After reading the about the sale items, I knew I couldn't miss this one.  It was an estate of a former fashion designer and interior decorator.  The listing said "fabircs" and being that I am a potential fabric hoarder, I had to go.

Oh my God.  I can tell you that when I walked in my legs went weak! I started shaling.  there was so much stuff......indescribabe....I went back 3 times!  Husband thought i'd lost my mind.

But enough of that.  There, perched atop a pile of cloth was this cute little bear.  I knew by looking he was well made and snatched him up for a mere $5. 

Once home I was looking through my loot and took a closer look at him.  He appeared to be made from Beacon blanket fabric.   I listed him in my Etsy shop.  He stayed there for a little while, then I buyer.  woo hoo.  so as I was preparing my invoice and packaging, I took a closer look at where this little Beacon Bear was headed. 

So my daughter and I looked it up.  Yes indeed, that is the Ralph Lauren we were thinking of.  The very nice lady told me they were really excited to see my little bear. 

And yes, Ralph Lauren has a line of Beacon fashions too.  Maybe they used this little guy as inspiration......who knows.

This is old news, but I still try checking every now and then to see if Ralph Lauren m ade a Beacon Bear for sales!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A night at the ball.......

Millie found the courage to join in on the fun!  She demurely and shyly found her way over to The Polka Dot Closet to meet new friends. 

She is hoping to be noticed in these old rags of tattered lace and silk slips.  Maybe a dance with one of the men, if Anita Man will share!