Friday, August 1, 2008

Spotted pig on your walls?

My half bath that most of my guests use has been...ummm...neglected for a looong time. I have decided that it's that stupid color on the walls. When we built, it was my absolute favorite color, but man is it a pain to decorate with! Since I'm on a freeze this week, I decided to get a little creative with things I already had laying around. Here we go, girls!

I went to Hobby Lobby some time ago and spotted (get it? spotted?) these pig plaques(?). They were regularly $24.00 each, and I got them for----------$2.40. Don't hate me 'cause I'm cheap. I knew they wouldn't stay like this for very long.

Nothing a little spray paint and scrapbooking paper can't handle.
Then, I went to the basement to look for some frames. A few years ago my in-laws had these "old-time" pictures taken of my kids and had them framed. Long story short, let's just say that these pictures never made it to my walls. I have wonderful in-laws, but this is just not mine or my husband's taste.
Anyway....a little more spray paint and voila!!!!!!!!!!!! I went to a website called wordle.net and they can make these word collages out of any words you enter. I thought people could look at my choice of words to live by while they...well...relieve themselves. The mat on this is actually a corrugated bamboo look--very textured. It's pretty.
This post was supposed to be about the bathroom. Gees! Here it is...the 1/2 bath.
I'm going for a more spa/relaxing look. I'm on the mission for a bamboo rug and some type of bamboo roman shade in a light tone.
I'm not done dressing it up yet. I think this might be the one room I can get away with doing some greenery. I love the look of natural green moss and stones, so I'll add some of that once the freeze is lifted. I hate that freeze.

I went out in my rainboots at 11:43 last night to cut some Queen Anne's Lace. My mom always says I should do more arrangements out of it (its wild), so this is for her. Again, it's not done, but this is what I had for FREE. Remember?

Don't be too harsh. I did this completely on my own--even the mollies for the shelf!--at 11:30 last night WHILE on a spending freeze! It's better than nothing at all, right?

42 comments:

ROXY said...

Looks great!! Awesome ideas and I can't believe it was on a budget. ( I hate spending freezes :P ) Keep up the good work!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Chris,
I love what you did with the pigs! The new plaques look great.

Are you sure your inlaws aren't onling? I'm worried for you! LOL

diane

Caren said...

Super cute! I just love it. We have TONS of QAL around here, you can bet that tomorrow my scissors and I will be out there making an arrangement for my house!

Chris said...

My in-laws don't even have a computer, but you got me thinking, Diane. I abbreviated. Thanks!

Kim said...

I love your paint color in the bathroom! Great job on the pig plaques...very creative!

Lacy said...

Thats the greatest bathroom I have seen on a freeze! You give me hope to scavenge through all of my old accessories! Great job!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

This. Is. Awesome. WOW! Great job.

Blissful Nikki said...

AWESOME projects girl! WOW! I love the wordle thing, I cant wait to give that a try!!

And thank you so much for dropping by the blog! I cant wait to try all of the ideas and post the final result! :)

~ Jamie ~ said...

Hey, you non-spending yet still decorating genious! Doncha' hate a spending freeze? I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who gets those. Really great job in the bathroom. I wonder what I can find around here to repurpose. Have a great weekend!

ugagirl30 said...

Everything looks great. Are you sure you are on a freeze?

Marie said...

Harsh? You are afraid we will be harsh? lol Your bathroom looks so nice!! I love it. What color is on your walls that is so hard to decorate with? It looks an awful lot like the color in my daughter's bedroom (which still isn't done!). :o)

chriskauf said...

It is beautiful , well done.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

...And all done at 11:30 for next to no money?! You deserve a gold star on your forehead! Looks fresh and new!

And you secretly smiling that underneath the coolness you've got a couple of spotted pigs in your bathroom!

Sweet Bunny said...

That is a great idea, using wordle in the bathroom!

Darlene said...

I love your pictures and the bathroom is awesome!! I am going to have to put myself on a spending freeze cause I have been at Hobby Lobby WAY too much!!

Meghan said...

Holy Cow!
Totally awesome.
Will you come do my one teeny tiny bathroom that I have?
It has green tile, like seafoam green & I am the only woman in a house of boys!!!!!
Please help!

Krystyn said...

That's on a spending freeze? I wonder what you could do with a budget?!?

You are super creative. I would never think to buy something and then completely cover it up and redo it! Genius.

Rachel said...

Good Golly I love it all! AMAZING! And the color on the wall is to die for. Would you mind sharing the paint code? ;):)

R.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

It really does look great for a shoestring budget! You've added some really pretty elements in there & I love the cut Queen Annes lace...nice touch!

RHOda

Bella said...

Everything is simply beautiful. I love that word website, I need to check that out, I love your decorating style :)

Bella

Nancy Hood said...

I am so totally impressed that I'm calling my daughter to tell her to get to a computer and visit this post!!! She was deliberating over frames just yesterday and I love what you did with yours. Jenny also did the Wordl thing, but no one has framed this! Too cute.

Layla said...

Super fresh...love it!

Layla

mommy2gabby said...

You crack me up! I love how you decorate on a freeze. Awesome job by the way on your half bathroom.

Where did you get the cute cabinet? I have been looking for something like that for our bathroom in the powder room.
You as always inspire me!

Thanks!
Jody

Kimberlie ~ Everyday Mom said...

Love your bathroom AND your house AND your blog...

Rachel already asked but, would love to know what the name of the paint color you have in there. Pretty please?

Awesome blog!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

rofl.....your too funny. The bathroom is pretty cute while on a spending freeze! You did good girl. cherry

Susie Harris said...

I think you did a great job shopping the house and basement! Sometimes you get some very neat ideas when you have to think ... freeze... I think we all need to do a little freezing sometime. Susie h~

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

love the new frames... the bath looks beautiful whether it was with a big budget or nothing at all.

Kara said...

Love your ideas with Scrapbooking paper. Looks like I need to venture in to the paper asile sometime!!

Ashley said...

Great room! I am suddenly inspired to leave work immediately and rush to my nearest Hobby Lobby! Ha! Love that website! Great ideas!

Stephanie said...

Your blog is rapidly becoming one of my favorites. I'm going to have to search for deals. Never would have thought to do that with those pigs!! Wow!

M&M said...

i love the piggy pictures. i thought about getting them this weekend when i say the pair at steinmarts on sale, but they were still 12.99 on sale!!! good job!

My Beautiful Mess! said...

You did good...real good!! Looks amazing! Gives me hope for mine.

The Berry's Patch said...

I really like how the white contrast with the bathroom color. It looks great!

Biteofpunkinpie said...

fantastic job! nice work for free!

i will be posting before and after pics of my husband's classroom soon!

Shannon said...

It all looks so great!!

Kris said...

Oh how pretty! It turned out so nice for so cheap! Um, I have garaged saled pictures my mother in law has given me. (not of my kids, but of things I just didn't like!) I'm just not a blue mat with pink roses sort of girl! So I hear ya on that. Good going with the pigs..I'm learning to look at things with a new eye and spray paint in mind!

Nicole said...

You seriously have the best taste. I love your bathroom, makes me want to redo mine. I'm going to have to stop by that wordie site, how fun.

Kari said...

Hate you 'cause you're cheap? I love ya 'cause you're cheap! Gives a girl hope.

Beautiful job!

Kari :)

Mrs. Trixi said...

Your bathroom looks great and I love that color!!! Perfect. I love how you are using what you have, as that is what I am trying to do!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, great job! I have a couple of bathrooms I'd let you do if you were in the neighborhood!

You need to get on Twitter so we can chat more. In between painting bathrooms and wedding plans. Come on, it'll be fun.

Happy day!
Melissa

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Wow what an incredible job!! I love the bathroom. It has that fresh clean, simple look to it. You are inspiring me to change some things around here soon! Don't you just love creating something new out of something old for pennies or nothing!! Way to Go!!

Karin

Victoria said...

Wow, what a gorgeous bathroom! I cannot believe the pig picture makeovers!

What color are your walls? They are beautiful.

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