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Monday, April 30, 2012

Decorate, Design and Fight With Blogger

It's been a while since I've posted any photos or blogged about what I've been up to. Half the trouble is trying to get used to this new blogger format that continues to back up and bog down my computer.  Sometimes the pages take so long to download and update, I just give up and walk away.  I don't know about the rest of you but I've got better things to do than sit at our computer tapping my fingers waiting for pages to load.

Getting back to what I've been up to, it's decorating 101 on our second floor.  I've pretty much completed our 6-year-old daughter's bedroom (photos are HERE) and I've been working on the master bedroom, ensuite bath and main bathroom.

Every home has it's decorating challenges and ours is no different.  When we renovated our second floor, we were restricted by the Heritage Society (our home was built in 1891, well before indoor plumbing) so we had to live with the existing windows where they were.  That left two large windows on one side of our main bathroom and a long narrow window next to the toilet on another wall.

This bathroom used to be a corner bedroom which is why there are so many windows. Privacy?  What privacy.

These two large windows over our bathtub are about 40 feet away from the windows of our neighbor's house.

So far I've chosen the fabric for the drapes and pretty much narrowed down my choices of privacy options by the tub to a sheer white custom roller shade that will stay down most of the time.  Overall, I think it will look great and offer round-the-clock privacy.  I'm just waiting for the 50% off sale that's coming up at my favorite fabric store before putting in my custom shade order.

In the meantime, this is the fabric I've chosen for the drapes.

I chose this vibrant indoor/outdoor fabric that will easily handle the splashes from our tub and the extra moisture created by the separate glass shower.  I've also got a neat cost-saving project on the go to replace the fabric on an inexpensive ($25 because it was 1/2 price!) ready-made roller shade with this same drapery material. This roller shade will go in the window beside the toilet and offer all the privacy needed on that side of the bathroom while adding lots of color.

So far I'm loving the bright colors but stay tuned for a peek at the incredible custom cabinet my dad built for this bathroom.  It's awesome!!
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Simply Suthern said...

That all sounds well and good till your little resident spook rolls the shade up in the middle of your bath or potty break.

Tammy said...

Good for you for taking one room at a time. Our house is in for a good cleaning right now. The one thing I really want to get rid of are the mini blinds...hate them! I want shades or something.

Dee said...

That looks so pretty!! Good job, one bit at a time. Keep these ideas coming.