While my mom was here and the mitre saw was out, we decided to install the chair rail and picture frame molding in the half bathroom. This is a small room with 9′ ceilings and I thought this trim work would be a nice way to break up those tall walls a bit. (You can find a tutorial on how to install picture frame molding HERE.)
Here is a look at the same view before we started the foyer/half bath makeover…
This room still isn’t finished, but it’s really coming along and the trim made a big difference in adding some architectural interest to the room. The walls are still feeling a little…meh. I think this room needs some pattern on the wall, so I’m thinking about hand painting a design or using one of the wallpapers I am planning to make for Spoonflower.
We will also add some crown and trim to the top of the room to bring the ceiling down a bit more, but there are other projects that are a higher priority.
For now, though, my mom convinced me to hang one of my original paintings over the vintage-bike-basket-turned-toilet-paper-holder. She said, “This room needed a plant or something and now that painting is the plant!”
For some reason, it’s hard for me to hang my own artwork, but I’m glad she talked me into it.
I leaned another painting up on the plate rack that is now holding linen hand towels. They do add some greenery and a nice bit of texture.
This room is tiny and so difficult to photograph, but you get the idea!
I’ll live with it like this for a while until I figure out what I want to do next.
This week is spring break for the boys, so we’ll be doing some activities with them. In between the fun, though, I have a list of projects to work on. I have a hard time doing focused creative work (especially writing) when I don’t have a quiet, empty house, so this is a good time to knock out some painting and sewing stuff. I also have to get ready for Junk Bonanza, so I have some pieces to paint and fix up and lots of things to tag. I’ll share some posts about what I’m bringing over the next 2-3 weeks.