Saturday, April 24, 2010

Horror show - after.




It's finally done and I'm rather pleased with it and myself. A tub of Mod-Podge ($10), an Italian novel (a gift I received 25 years ago - the giver would heartily approve of this usage, I think, especially since I never learned to read Italian), laser printer, pencils, and some lace from my stash....
....and the rug, from FLOR (a splurge at $75). Altogether $85 over budget - but really, it feels at least $100 better than it was, so: Bargain!

9 comments:

  1. No you didn't!...yes you did and isn't it so lovely! Bravo!! :)

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  2. Looks great and unique. How nice to find your blog today!

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  3. This is a great transformation! Looks like I may have a solution to the awful fake ceramic tiles in my bathroom....finally!

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  4. kudos to you for living with a skin colored fireplace for any amount of time. seriously, it was at least a little bit of a horror show. your makeover is gorgeous!

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  5. this is awesome! there I said, and I'm quite liberal with the word. I think having a kid does that to you..I was wondering if I don't have cool vintage book pages like the ones you use..will wall paper work? Or if there are other suggestions? My current fireplace tiles are a bit blah!

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  6. Thanks sweet peas! Victoria, I think a lightweight wallpaper would work. Or any old book - it doesn't have to be vintage. I didn't do anything to the tile before I started, and it did have a pretty glossy finish, but it didn't seem to matter. I can't wait to see the results!

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  7. this looks great! Did you pain over the gold on the fireplace door?

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