On to part 2 of my holiday house tour.
You may think I'm strange to devote an entire post to a itty bitty space of 5'x5'.
But when you see the before I think you'll understand why this room is my new favorite.
This is the only true before I have, but I think you get the picture.
Right after we moved in we removed the wallpaper, painted it white & installed your basic Lowe's mirror & pedestal sink.
It stayed like that for 2 years.
It's a very hard room to photograph.
There is no natural light & the vanity lights above the sink are bright. It's really so much prettier in person.
After we painted (Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige)
we installed a beautiful chippy mirror.
I tried taking a picture with the lights out & with flash.
Not much better.
I wanted it to be 'a men's room', so I used my favorite boy things.
Button from Beth.
Old family photos.
These silly pictures of my Great Grandfather are one of my most treasured things. He took the photo himself.
This is my Great Grandmother & the children she nannied for.
I can't believe I'm posting 100's of pictures of my tiny bathroom!
Okay, on to something else.
I made some new bottles for my etsy shop.
One is a gift for a special friend.
I am so in love with lovely old writing, I seem to use it in all my projects.
A poem called 'Home Again' from an old diary I bought.
I think they look pretty all grouped together.
Another item from my shop, a Christmas Cone.
My cone is made of cream damask & a wool lining.
I embellished it with this amazing vintage white feather trim.
Inside is an old china doll & 2 very old mercury glass picks.
All kinds of goodies hanging off.
Just a sweet little collage.
Image from The Graphics Fairy.
While I was at it I made something for you!
It's just a little way of saying thank you & Merry Christmas!
Another fabric cone, this one stuffed with lace & some other pretties. Since Christmas is almost over you could change out the contents.
Make it a seasonal cone.
Just leave me a comment on this post.
I'll draw the winner Christmas Eve.
I've always been a gift maker, this year is no different.
I'm making Mary Green's
Christmas Gluebooks for the kids teachers.
If you've never made a Gluebook your missing out, they're a lot of fun!
Mary gives very easy direction & lots of cool vintage images.
I'm also using some of Dawn's tutorials.
The kids made her mitten ornaments last night.
It's free & so cute!
We're going to make paper clay snowmen during holiday vacation. It's a new family tradition!
I have a couple more of Karla's cuffs to make too.
There are so many awesome tutorials in blog land right now.
I've devoted a whole pinboard to them!
If your still here I have one more thing to show you.
Lily discovered a pretty velvet box in my bedroom contained collars, she decided they needed to be on the tree!
Where does she come up with these crazy ideas?!!