Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Chilly and Quick-Change Artist


Do any of you remember this little project that I did a little over a year ago for my guest bathroom? The walls in that bath are painted a beige/mocha color which was very popular until recently. Nowadays the "neutral d' jour" seems to be in the gray realm, which I really like. I. HATE. TO. PAINT! (Except on canvas.) So rather than paint the bathroom, I chose to find a way to bring in the gray in a way that will still coordinate with this light mocha color. I found a shower curtain with white, beige, blue-gray, and gray in it, along with patterned towels in those colors. The frame that I had purchased (above) is a slate-blue-gray color, with a beige linen matting. Originally I had decorated it with die cuts of the Dreamweaver Stylized Dahlia design from a pad of DCWV Gauze paper, layered. Great for the rest of the year, but not for the holidays, and especially not when we were having a holiday party. So...this is what I did...

I went with a vintagey winter theme with silver and gold and the blue-gray, lots of sparkle as you can see in the pictures above and below. I changed out the inserts of the frame with machine-embossed panels of Core'dinations cardstock in beige, sanded, and brushed with silver Delicata ink from Tsukineko®, paste-embossed Dreamweaver Antler Snowflakes on Stampendous die cut Snowflakes in gold paste and Gold Halo Glitter. The center panel was a soft blue-gray panel, paste-embossed in silver using the Dreamweaver Leafless Tree, and covered in Silver Halo Glitter. At the base was Versamark ink daubed on and covered with Stampendous Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder, and a sprinkling of Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel heated from underneath for "snow".

A super simple project, and so beautiful to see in person. Below is a pic of the opposite wall decorated in the same colors, with the same winter theme.





Bring a little winter into YOUR home, but in a way that is cozy and not cold. For more inspiration, visit the Stampendous Blog this week!



4 comments:

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous 'make over' of the bathroom, Pam! Beautiful seasonal wall art. I looove painting walls - if you were just next door, I would happily pop in with a set of paint rollers lol. Have a very happy New Year! x

Tenia Nelson said...

Love!!

Viki Banaszak said...

OMG!!!! Your bathroom looks fabulous! I wouldn't change the paint for a trend either. Your bath looks elegant and that picture frame is perfect. It is awesome that you can change out the designs for the season. Have a great New Year!

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOOOOOOOOO! I love this!!! The snowflakes are so festive and regal!!! I am going to do something similar for my hallway! Thanks for the inspiration and Happy New year!!

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