Friday, May 23, 2008

What was I thinking!!!

That's what I said after I saw my newly installed bathroom faucet!!
I absolutely hate it!!!

To me it looks like a Tyrannosaurus Rex with the big body and stubby arms!!!!
The arms have an oldfashioned look but the spout has very modern lines. it looks like Carl Mauldens Nose!!(sorry Carl)
Not to mention I bought a nickle finish when my mirror is Gold!!!
What was I thinking!!!!!

I instantly told my husband after I saw it that it had to be changed!

He looked at me like I had 2 heads and that I had just lost my mind because we had a friend come over and change it for us and I couldnt possibly expect it to be changed now!

But he new the look I gave him back was 'yes it has to be changed I cannot live with this and I wont be happy untill we do'

So guess who won! :)

What prompted this bathroom spruce up was this picture......

One of my bathroom sconces had a short and almost caught fire! Can you imagine!

So I have to change the sconces, while im at it and have the wall exposed I will have to change the wallpaper,

and while im at that I might as well change the faucet because the finish was worn, then since im changing the wallpaper I will have to do new shower curtain and curtains..........

what was suppose to be a simple spruce up has now turned into a much bigger redo.

I made these littleshades years ago.... Sadly they will be retired and I will do something else

This will be the new wallpaper,
its a very pretty soft bluie aquaie paper with a soft scrolly damask pattern, Its from Blonder wall paper Cottage Prints book.
I like it for several reasons, its airy and fresh and the color will allow me to put alot of my Catherine Risi art work and furniture in the room, it will be the perfect back drop and accent to her things.
I need to put wallpaper in that room because its the one room we didnt completely gut and put new sheet rock in, the walls have several layers of wallpaper from previous home owners (and me) which I AM NOT GOING TO STRIP!!!!
Iwill just add to the multiple layers and keep with tradition whats one more!!!! :)
besides they say wallpaper is coming back...

Now because I dont have enough to do between home life, bathroom redo, kitchen redo, dogs, store, website, baby shower for cousin, camping next week, summer, kids home, vacations planned, mystery illness still lurking,
I have also undertaken another project and that was pulling up the carpet in our living room(my sanctuary) and redoing our hardwood floors!
This is my husband saying....."Who pulled up the carpet and is redoing the floors???????????
Actually he is doing the hard part of it but I did clear the room of my millions of Chatchkies
and will hand wash everything before putting everything back(if I remember where it goes) and do some touch up painting....
but at least it will really get a true spring cleaning!!

The floors are really coming out great! My husband worked for 2 full days hand stripping all the paint that was on them from previous owners and he did a beautiful job,

they are almost done!

Ill keep posting pictures of my bathroom project and kitchen project which are also in the works!

then I can say the house is done!! well almost.....

I just have to finish my bedroom,

spruce up my office,

tweak the family room.....then ill be done....oh wait......




Cathy said...


I did the exact same thing last summer. I was told that the only way I could get published in a magazine was to get all hardwood floors. Well, I listened to them and put all hardwood floors throughout my entire house. Now I'm penniless and my Pink Fairy Cottage was featured instead!!!! Acck


Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Wow, you have a lot on your plate, Sandy! It will all be worth it when it's done! Thank goodness for understanding husbands!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes things look better in the store than they do when we get them home. Hey trust me I understand, I have been in that predicament before.


Marina Capano said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! thanks for your comment! yes!!!! your husband is argentinian!!! yes, we have the best meat of the world!by the way your house is so cute and your dog is so fun!what face!he is so simpatic.
hugs and kiss xoxo from Argentina
saludos desde la Argentina

Deborah said...

Wow! One thing just leads to another...but you sure have a good man there! ... and it all will be so beautiful!

Have you entered my Cottage Charm giveaway?


tales from an O.C. cottage said...

It's all beautiful...even "Rex"!

M ^..^

Melissa said...

Carl Maulden...too funny! I love everything, the stuff you're ripping out and the new stuff to come. I did the same number on my husband when we recarpeted our stairs last new thing demands 47 more new things. LOL! Happy Weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi When you coming up to Mass? If your on the south shore you will have to check out Reflections in Cohasset.
What what an careful putting artwork in a bathroom ..steam etc...Have a lovely day!
Denise Nostalgic Nantasket Beach

Diana Lyn said...

LOL, I agree, Cannot wait to see the new one! LOLOLOLOL, I love your pug! Aren't they fun they pics you can take of them! Love your work! I am doing the same but darn it need to fix my camera! Have a wonderful weekend , thanks for the visit! Hugs Diana Lyn

Andrea said...

Love the Carl Malden thing! Your home looks so beautiful and your dog...OH...your dog is so darn cute! My Mother is also from Argentina, how funny! Oh, by the way, the look your husband has in your photo is all too!

Ciao, Andrea

The Rose Room said...

I am exhausted from reading that! So much you have on at the moment! Thanks so much for coming to my party. I will be back to read your entire blog! Its so pretty:) Rachael

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh.... that is SO funny Sandy! Those husbands just don't get it sometimes do they?? lol

I love your new wallpaper!!! pretty!

xoxo Heather

vintage paper bella~andrea said...

Wow, I don't like the sink spout either. Something more vintage would be better..Your blog is cute~ My dear hubby is always working on the cottage too!

Debbie said...

Hi Sandy.....well, your blog is my treat for today!!! I don't know how I've missed it before but I am just's such a fun read and everything is just so pink and beautiful! I'm adding you to my Cottage Friends list on my blog so I will be back again soon.

Enjoy your day!