First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. As the harvest season approaches I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
You've seen the before and after for the dining room, the living room, the kitchen, and the master bedroom. This week I want to share the bathroom in KC and David's bungalow. I apologize that I don't have the before picture. Suffice it to say, It. Was. Heinous. The tub and sink were badly peeled away and a hideous pink layer peaked through a dull and dirty white finish. The same condition revealed itself in the pedestal sink. Yuck! There was a nasty, large, ancient medicine cabinet, on an ugly tan wall, whose surface was corroded and rusted, and above the cabinet was an old, pitiful light fixture that had seen better days. Tiles were missing, and the tile towel bar was gone, leaving a gaping hole in the wall. That bathroom would have been a deal breaker for me....but not my KC! Once again, she had a vision, and she charged ahead to give this little bathroom a new life! I am amazed and impressed by her accomplishments.
KC replaced the awful medicine cabinet with a lovely, black mirror. It is a nice accent against the soft blue wall color that she added. Situated just to the right of the newly epoxied pedestal sink is a rattan trunk, used for laundry.
A simple glass shelf with a few well chosen appointments is a nice complement to the decor. I like the texture of the branches placed in a glass vase...just the right touch.
A black toile shower curtain works nicely with the black and white original tilework in the bathroom. The tub also has a new life with a bright white epoxy treatment.
The most phenomenal metamophosis in the bathroom has to be the light fixture. Working on an extremely limited budget, KC removed the cover from the old light. She bought a metal hoop and cut it into two equal half-circles, using a pipe cutter tool. She then then took two pieces of decorative paper, seamed/glued in the middle, and glued it to the metal pieces. She covered the ends with cream colored paper. Finally she attached her new handmade shade over the existing base for the old fixture. I was amazed at the originality and creativity that she used to solve her lighting dilemma.
The finishing touch in the newly renovated bathroom is a small white shabby chic stand from Hobby Lobby that KC placed by the door. The blue and white lamp was a $10.00 estate sale find. I think that a number of her friends have tried to commission her to come save their bathrooms, too. I know that I'll consult with her the next time that I take on a project.
There are a few more spots that I want to share with you in KC and David's bungalow. They are still works in progress, and as KC has time off the road from her touring with her music, they will be completed. As soon as I have more to share with you, I'll be back. I hope that you've enjoyed the tour to date.
You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube. I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen. You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site. The girl can really write! Her latest CD is called "Orchid."
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