Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Patience pays off

I've always wanted an old crock large enough to put my newspapers (something one of my BFF's does.) But it's always been cost prohibitive until I found this slightly cracked (you can't even tell) crock for $12. The man I bought it from was quick to say, "Now, you can't make pickles in it or anything, but it's still nice to look at." So honest.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Pink Bathroom

I live in a house of boys. My husband, obviously, is a man. I have a 2-year-old son. I have two dogs, both males. Our orange tabby-cat, you guessed it, a guy. And as for the Beta fish, I can't confirm its sex, but don't they normally sell males?
So, I decided I needed at least one truly "girly space" though my husband probably would argue that much of the house is "girly." I decided our upstairs bathroom was a good candidate. I painted it a color called "dress pink."
I think it was a good compromise. As you can see in the pictures, it is fairly pale, though in person it is a bit brighter.
The shower curtain is an old, linen bedspread that I got from freecylce.com and I dyed it gray to avoid the room being to sickening sweet. Our bathroom has original black and white, basket weave tile, which looks smashing with the pink.
With a son named Jack, I have a thing for "Jack and Jill" items and decided that the bathroom was a good spot for them.

Here's a cute little card I found on etsy.com. I framed it and added it a wall that displays "Jack and Jill" sheet music. A favorite purse. Jack's handprint and a vintage textile block.

My husband said, "It looks nice." He may just be grinning and bearing it, but I like to think he doesn't hate it.