Friday, September 2, 2005

Klimt Mural

A unique and original piece of art - especially if you find it in your own home. Maybe a Klimt calendar would have been a better decorating choice for our previous owner. That way he could have taken it with him. This piece of art is in the middle room of our house, so it is possibly the darkest room we have. This colourful mural that measures about 12' x 6' even has glitter on it. We are eager to remove it, but it is a bit farther down on the list for now. Hopefully next month. For now, we will gaze at it and find some celebrity faces. Do you see Delta Burke? How about Cher? Andrea Martin? Let me know which celebrities you see. All comments are welcome.

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Pink on pink on pink -- in the bathroom too?

Believe it or not, this is our main bathroom. It is a large bathroom, for such a small house. The original bathroom was about 1/3 the size, but the previous owner combined it with the small bedroom at the back of the house and moved the toilet to sit in front of the large window. And then he filled it with pink fixtures and tiles, and topped it off with pink & white striped wall paper with a pink floral border. All new and all very well installed. But the same 80's cabinets like we have in the kitchen. It is bright & airy, and very very pink!

Foolishly, I thought that it would be easy to make modifications to this room. With such a big space, there is plenty of potential. Although, the more I research bathrooms, the more I realize how expensive they are to remodel. The window opens onto a flat roof over the kitchen/sunroom. It would make a great deck. Too bad that I don't believe in lottery tickets, because I have no idea where the money for that project will come from.

There is definitely a strong colour scheme at work here. Unfortunately, the burgundy mini-blinds are open in these photos, so you don't get the full effect.

Once we get a few more murals down, hopefully we'll find the energy & creativity to de-pink this room. All suggestions are welcome. But for now, we'll just use it as extra storage for the furniture of the room that we are painting at the moment.

P.S. And why not top it off with a wooden toilet seat?