MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Painterly - and not of the fun kind!

 Precious little has been done on the creative front - at least not in terms of the type of creativity I like best!  Instead I've repainted our bathroom.  Anybody who has painted a bathroom knows exactly how much of a PIA it is!  The colour hasn't changed much - it's just gone from a grey-blue to a more blue-blue but the paint is the 'proper' paint for a bathroom.  What we used before wasn't and it came back to haunt us in the form of checking and a growth of mildew.  I primed all the mildewed and checked areas first and then applied two coats of paint.  Just having to tape off around all the little areas is enough to make me talk to myself...and then the removal of the tape led to areas that pulled off the paint (!!) so had to go around and do a bunch of touch ups.  Now this is the view in there...
Resident Chef is on his knees uttering rather colorful words as he tries to replace the caulking around the tub.  If you embiggen the picture perhaps you can see the shower tile and the vanity top....the tile is probably 50 years old and can't be replaced (or better term would be - won't be replaced because the building management won't .... unless it's so badly damaged that it has to be).  It's in good shape but dated so it's difficult to come up with a paint colour that blends.  Of course the blue in the vanity top is entirely different from the shower tile too.   

It's a very dinky sized bathroom so almost impossible to get any sort of picture to show you but here you can see the paint colour a little better.  

- For a large dose of 'awwww' scroll down through THIS!  

- And there are more HERE!!  (you can click to get the text translated to English)

- And HERE are more beaded art pieces that are astounding.

- If you enjoy embroidery and also playing with beads perhaps you will be interested in THIS.  

- THIS looks like it would be very useful - would make good gifts too!

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18 comments:

  1. Tom is stripping 20 year-old wall paper from our main bathroom...a few "unusual" words are being heard here, too;000
    We have yet to decide on a paint color...He just started today--out of the blue--restless from this isolation...he says he wants
    a project--(and he is welcome to this one for sure!!).
    We have old 60's pale yellow tub and sink so we are limited in color choices...pale cream or champagne are my choices right now...
    Good luck with your renovations...hugs, Julierose

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    1. 20 year old wallpaper - wonder how many layers there are! When Resident Chef and I were first dating he was renovating his parents house and in one room removed dozens of layers of paper. Our last house had ugly pink tub and sink which I absolutely detested...probably from the same era as yours. We eventually were able to replace them and I no longer wanted to close my eyes every time I used the room!

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  2. Haha.....love the quote. It brings back many memories of 'divorce paper's nearly being served whilst renovating. Aah...the colour blue, perfect for your bathroom. Those soft and furry animals are adorable and as for those beaded lovelies....astounding!

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    1. Ah, the divorce papers over renovating, I know them well. We very nearly didn't even get married in the first place - all over a certain individual and his insistence that every. single. piece. of. paneling. in. our. bedroom match absolutely perfectly. By the time I'd helped wrestle one single sheet of panel on and off the wall a dozen times I was just a tad testy. Needless to say we haven't paneled since!!

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  3. Bathrooms are definitely challenges! Those beaded animals are awesome.

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    1. There are so many angles in a bathroom, to say nothing about trying to paint in behind the fixtures themselves. It's done now and my body needs time to recover!

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  4. As soon as you said awww I thought I bet this is fuzzy animals. Clicked and it was!

    Painting bathrooms is a miserable job. Not enough room, you blur wet paint with your elbow when you turn. And so on. I hope it's done now.

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    1. What can I say - I'm a sucker for fuzzy animals.
      Oh yes - paint on elbows, in your hair, and other parts of your body that are completely unmentionable (and probably yet to be discovered!!). Yes, it's done and now my hands need time to recover from the trauma.

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  5. I have to admit, the best part of the arriving here today is the reminisces from you MA and Ladies. The bathroom looks great,love the quote. I only have to re-paste a few paper edges, which is small fry to what has been mentioned here. I saved the bead link. The furry animals are gorgeous,and beaded animals great. Thanks for the entertainment Ladies.

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    1. We aim to please! There's so much doom and gloom in the world so it's nice to be able to escape for awhile (even if said 'escape' involves painting a bathroom!!!)

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  6. I love the soft blue paint color you chose. I agree about painting a bathroom...my least favorite. Fun links and of course I am swooning over the little felted animals and the beaded ones. I must try that sequin and bead flower. End of January this weekend already.

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    1. Blue is my favourite colour so I'm happy. The room was blue before but more of a grey-blue so this shade is just enough of a change. I must admit I'd far rather paint a living room or a bedroom than work in a bathroom because at least you can get into some sort of rhythm.

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  7. Nice blue ... you will feel very comfortable ... nice bead and felt work ... it's just fun to make something and sometimes it has to be the walls that need to be treated ... have fun with your new bathroom .
    Greetings to you :))

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    1. Thank you! We're pretty limited in what colour we can use in that bathroom...pretty much it has to be white, blue or grey and blue will win every time as far as I'm concerned. Not that it's my favourite colour or anything!!
      Thank you for the comment!!!

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  8. You've done a good job picking the perfect color blue, it looks like to me. The tile appears to be in amazing condition for being 50 years old. Our house is approaching 60 years in age and has a few places that haven't seen any updating - and aren't likely to before we move (like our kitchen cabinets). I keep telling myself they're "vintage". (eyeroll)

    Whoa! to all those beaded animals! How does one do that?!? They're all amazing. The iguana is incredible.

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    1. I'm not 100% sure the tile is 50 years old but I suspect if it's not, it's very close. There's only one cracked tile and it's around the tap so doesn't show. Yes, it's definitely vintage!
      And yes, I wonder how people can bead those animals too. Not something I'd ever want to attempt!!

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  9. Having done a lot of painting last summer and fall, I can readily agree that there's nothing can compare to painting a bathroom. It was behind the potty that got to me. Your new paint job looks darn good and I think you know it. Congrats on a job well done!

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    1. Yes, you have to be a contortionist when you're painting a bathroom, for sure. If I had plumbing skills I could have removed the toilet but that's carrying things a big too far. With my luck I would have flooded the place!!

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