Thursday, September 6, 2012

Peeks

Okay, so I haven't been the best blogger lately, and I apologize. My husband just returned from a long diving trip on the other side of the globe, and the Labor Day weekend involved a family reunion that required travel. Plus, I've been busy doing some stuff 'round here. Here are some sneak peeks of what I've been up to . . .

First, the bathroom at my husband's office was in desperate need of a facelift. So, while he was away and over the long weekend this happened:
Getting a new penny round tile floor, fixtures and a paint job made a world of difference. Here's the before:
The tile and fixtures were really dated, and, yes, that is a shower in a dental office bathroom. Let me explain that my husband's office is in a cute little neighborhood that is mainly comprised of old houses converted into businesses. He doesn't own the building so we didn't want to do major demolition, nor could we afford to totally gut the bathroom. This was more of a cosmetic job. They actually use the "shower" for storage, but I wanted to camouflage it, thus the louvered door.

Here's another shot of the tile:
And the before:
I must admit, I am in love with the black penny rounds. With so much foot traffic, I think the dark tile will hide dirt a lot better than the creamy white floor tile which always looked grimy to me even after a good cleaning. I will share better photos later that aren't taken with my iPhone, but this at least gives you an idea.

Some other stuff, included a mirror I found for a client at a local antique mall . . . 
I know I look lovely with my glasses on and hair pulled back. I'm keepin' it real.

And a horn bowl from World Market . . .
They've got a great selection of horn bowls right now. I'll reveal which one we chose later when her space is complete. 

Oh, and of course, I found a little something for myself there too . . .
Isn't this hammered metal bowl cool? I love the black and gold combo (duh), and it so reminded me of Tom Dixon's Beat Light:

If I were ambitious, maybe I could convert the bowl into a pendant light? But, I'm kind of digging it as just a bowl right now.

Hope all is well in your world. I promise to be back sooner rather than later next time.

11 comments:

charmaine said...

Love black penny round tiles and good call on the louvered door. I'm off to WM!

Interior Design Musings said...

clever door disguise! Totally filing that one away for future use!

A Perfect Gray said...

awesome job. so funny, my husband's office is in an older home, too, and he removed the bathtub in his bathroom and converted it to storage shelves...donna

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

What a great makeover. I love the tile! Did he love it?

SHERRY HART said...

I am loving that penny tile! Just not a fan of white tile on the floor.....and I did see those horn bowls at WM....might need to run up there today!

Melissa Crochet said...

That mirror is fab and the floor turned out wonderful...good calls!

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

HOW DID I MISS THE HORN BOWLS!?!?!? I am so off to WM now!!! Wish I was the client getting the mirror...love it!
Happy Monday...-Ann

Ashley said...

Black penny round tile--so good. And that mirror? Can I haz?

Danika Herrick said...

I just realized I can shop WM online! EEEEEEEEE!!!! I always thought it was just a place you southern ladies were lucky to have, (closest one to me is D.C.!) Life changing, and yes I live under a big ol rock.

Pennys are FAB!

Emily | Recently said...

Such a great job on the bathroom. I never would have thought to use the little door to disguise the shower. Brilliant. That bowl would be awesome as a pendant light, but I also love it as is. Great finds as always my friend!

Beauty Follower said...

GREAT JOB!