6/24/07

Crafting, Revamping & Purchases

I woke up this morning eagerly tackling the Summertime Tunic again, and in the back of my mind thinking about what I would wear to work this week. I thought Silly!! make something, so I checked my stash and pulled out a deep peach fabric with small floral print, which is 100% polyester. Right now its on the cutting board and hopefully I will have it done by weeks end.
Also, I'm hoping I can keep up with my crafting while I attempt to revamp my itty-bitty bathroom which hasn't seen a makeover in 7 years.

I had mentioned to dh & db in January that the bathroom needed a makeover, but it was quickly put on the back burner b/c of other work. Well while home alone (which can be dangerous for me...lol) I decided I no longer wanted the ottoman that served as a table in the livingroom and moved it to the foyer. So that meant the livingroom was without a coffee table. As usual when I go shopping my intent is to get what I have in mind and quickly return home. I love oriental inspired furniture, and was hoping to find a coffee table that would fit in with the design style. I have a couple of pieces...
Well I found the most beautiful table, with intricate carving in rosewood ... talk about craftmanship, warmth, elegance and hopefully longevity.

Here is a closer look of the inlay, every time I look at it I see something new...


Then my eyes started wandering... and I came across this mahogany & marble vanity... for a nano-second my heart had stopped... I had to have it.

and this medicine cabinet.... Well.... I purchased the table and immediately went home to measure the space for the vanity & cabinet and was back the next day, with measurements in hand... after about 2 hrs in the store.. I made the ultimate purchase... I have since received the vanity and now awaiting the medicine cabinet, which at the time they didn't have the mahogany cabinet... so an order had to be placed. I also need to paint, replace light fixtures, buy materials for a radiator cover and maybe a hutch that has to be made and stained (my bob-the-builders don't know that yet...*snickering*) ...talk about work to be done.
As for the light fixture, I'm looking for something simple, up-to-date and with a roman bronze finish that will match the facet fixtures...

Along the lines of this
or this
or this
but the searh went awry.... dh and I did not see eye-to-eye on the style and we both left the store with attitudes....lol. He totally did not know what he was looking at, which were chrome based fixtures... urgghhh... NOT!!!. So after I gave him a lil pep talk... we will try it again...lol


12 comments:

Knitaholictoo said...

Such beautiful taste!

Valerie said...

Wow that coffee table is gorgeous! I love intricate designed tables like that. That bathroom is going to be beautiful too. I love the sink and the vanity. I love the first lighting fixure I think it is beautiful without being over the top. =) Can't wait to see the skirt you made!

Wanda Kay said...

You must be so anxious to get the work started now that you've chosen everything but lighting, it will be beautiful when finished.

Madelyn said...

Wow, that table is gorgeous. And the vanity is devine. Good luck with the bath makeover. Can't wait to see it finished.

Sheila said...

Thanks for the compliments. I called the furniture store today to see if the medicine cabinet came in yet... the owner said maybe by the end of the week. Actually if it comes in by weeks end it would be right on time b/c I will start vacation the 1st week of July. Hopefully the bathroom should take just a few days to complete provided my bob-the-builders don't start slacking (*crossing eyes & toes*...lol) Also, I need to look for fabric to make shower curtains and window curtains.

gold said...

I love that coffee table!When me and my dh go looking for things for the house we don't see eye to eye.Then I ask myself why do he have to have a opinion,I do the cleaning around here!!!HAHA!!!

Adrienne said...

That table is really beautiful!!!!!!!

Mary Sarah said...

Your new table is beautiful! The bathroom will look great too! I love the vanity and medicine cabinet! Oh! Have fun sewing too!

KimT said...

your taste is fantastic. i love everything you picked out.

April said...

The new furniture is looking great. The bathroom will be very elegant. Have you chosen a wall color?

Cas... said...

Beautiful furniture! I really like everything you chose. Good job!

I am going to a thrift store to see what I can find for a craft table. Thanks for the tips.

NikkiJ said...

The bathroom's gonna be great, but how's the Summertime Tunic coming along. Don't give up.