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PHOTOS- Finished 1/2 Bath- Dark & Kat Friendly

posted by: kitch_n_kat on 07.25.2010 at 05:33 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Used my phone camera...it's just easier.

This half bath is off our main living area behind a free-standing 8 feet wide two-story stone fireplace. The walls are aubergine semi-gloss (the flash shows as more grape than in person). I wanted it to be unique but still flow with the living areas' where our art taste runs modern and the materials and views are natural. This color relates to the deep colorations of the limestone wall just outside the door. No before photos- but I can sum it up with- pink granite and fluorescent lighting. The room was emptied to the sheerock and tile floor and all salvageable was sold on Craigslist.

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The faucet is solid bronze tone (not orb) and the round sink is copper.
I designed the vanity; and the counter and doors are from the same bamboo flooring we have in the adjoining living areas....

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The art does not show well in this photo...but is a photographic print- of a person running into the field's horizon- love it here.

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The vanity has one open cubby so guests can see items they might need; the doors do not have pulls, but have finger notches on the bottom edge to open- this area holds the cat litter box on a pull out tray; the cat has access through the wall by the garage entrance and laundry room.

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clipped on: 07.25.2010 at 05:51 pm    last updated on: 07.25.2010 at 05:52 pm

RE: Post a picture of your favorite Light Fixture (Follow-Up #30)

posted by: kitch_n_kat on 07.18.2010 at 04:00 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Firstly...just some lovely fixtures- I appreciate the diversity and feel the happy glow these lights give...and love that this thread is by nature photo filled!
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My honey is vintage Danish...I LOVE it, and consider it my little slice of MoMA! I like how it plays with my front door....and lets ya' know when you first step in that you can be yourself here...it's ALL good!

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clipped on: 07.23.2010 at 01:26 pm    last updated on: 07.23.2010 at 01:27 pm

RE: Gray lavender color for MB, HELP (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: kitch_n_kat on 07.19.2010 at 10:00 pm in Home Decorating Forum

hi happy....for what it's worth, my jock husband with good taste particularly liked these colors- These pix show BM Aura Pashmina on the walls- When choosing, I didn't want it to go green, which would read drab in this room, but was frustrated that my samples kept turning purple when put next to the yellow ceiling...but thought that this didn't. These were fairly dark rooms....in the entry hall the Pashmina was lightened just a bit and the door is shown open so it's shown with a lot of light, but the living room is true Pashmina eggshell viewed in a low-ish light western facing room. hth

(the fireplace is a darker brownish-grey, Wicker Basket by Valspar, the white trim is BM Acadia, and the ceiling is an BM Aura color I can't recall)

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clipped on: 07.23.2010 at 01:17 pm    last updated on: 07.23.2010 at 01:17 pm

RE: Advice on flooring with white subway shower (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: kitch_n_kat on 07.15.2010 at 01:26 am in Bathrooms Forum

White tile is a really fresh look when it is freshly swept and mopped. I lived in a home with white tile floors in two bathrooms and a kitchen and don't recommend it for the obvious maintenance and upkeep reasons. Light grout, even sealed grout, will darken unevenly over time- and this is more noticeable and looks dingy the lighter and more solid the tile color. My mother, whom has white hex in two bathrooms currently, feels the same way... love the look- not the upkeep.

You asked about wood floors with subway- I'll post pix of a bathroom in a home we lived in for 10 years and had laminate (wood look) floors the entire time....the much-used kid's bath floor looked practically new the day we moved out. If the room had flooded badly, the floor would have needed to be replaced...but for normal bath function- it functioned very well...and I think is even more susceptible to water damage than wood would be.

Don't mean to be a kill joy toward anyone's vision- of course, plenty of people live with white tile...and if practicality was always the leading factor for design choices- what would our homes look like?

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clipped on: 07.21.2010 at 05:09 am    last updated on: 07.21.2010 at 05:10 am

(pix) Garage Door Window Panels retire in style

posted by: kitch_n_kat on 07.12.2010 at 05:35 pm in Trash To Treasure Forum

I found these two 8' long windows curbside in a neighborhood of 1960s built homes. The owner replaced his two garage doors and had disassembled the old doors and put them out for pick-up. These were the top horizontal window panels for each garage door .
I originally thought to use them as doors for a 8' tall opening (seen in the photo below) in my former home, but decided instead to use them as free standing/leaning mirrors (simple how-to is below).

They were in my former home's living room (seen partially on the right side in the second photo)...and are now in my bedroom behind a chaise, reflecting the trees outside.

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how to....
I had 8 pieces of 1/8" thick mirror cut and I attached each one directly on top of the original glass inside the frames using mirror mastic from a caulk gun- the glass and wood frames were dirty but in excellent structural condition. I let the glue set-up a couple days with them horizontal and flat then painted with leftover paints I had- a mustard yellow first, then a soft grey on top. I intended to distress them so the yellow and original cream color would show through- but liked the simple gray and stopped there.

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clipped on: 07.21.2010 at 05:04 am    last updated on: 07.21.2010 at 05:04 am

RE: Pix of FINISHED Master Bath.... (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: kitch_n_kat on 07.11.2010 at 01:06 am in Bathrooms Forum

yeah, I can now add photos directly in posts-
so wanted to show a few (nothing new), for easier look-see...I like images in the posts without having to link away to see...though it's understandably not always an option. : ) Thanks, to all who have posted their info. and knowledge-- SO helpful, fun and interesting.

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tags- "antique vanity", round penny, tall niche travertine mosaic, monochromatic, kohler, cimmerron, archer, forte, villager tub, decolav square, "strand bamboo" "frosted glass", "small master bathroom"

Here is a link that might be useful: kitch_n_kats photos- masterbath, all photos and detail


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clipped on: 07.21.2010 at 05:01 am    last updated on: 07.21.2010 at 05:01 am