April 22, 2015

Hollywood Regency Bathroom Reveal

Where have I been?....Finishing up my Hollywood Regency master bath remodel!


Remember my Hollywood Regency Bedroom redo HERE


Well, the 30 year old master bathroom wasn't cutting it.....Yep, one thing leads to another!


I was stunned at the price of bathroom vanities.  So, I bought this antique buffet for $200.  I love that it is higher than standard bathroom vanities.  Then I found the perfect silver and green vessel sink $99 and faucet


How about a free used toilet!
  

What....My friend that owns Adjectives Market opened up a second store that was previously occupied by a design store.  When he had to remove the toilet because it no longer met building codes he asked if I would like it?  Oh my gosh, it is an amazing  Kohler toilet with a great design and a double flush. I love FREE!  Yes, I bleached it first.


Glass shower doors and a blingy row of tiles in the shower upped the glam factor


Here's a little tip......Bathrooms are not remodeled frequently...Over my dead body will I ever redo this one again!  So, no matter how old you are when you do your remodel, you should take into consideration that you may age with this bathroom.  Towel bars can't be used for grab bars, but grab bars can be used for towel bars.  Grab bars have come a long way baby!  All of the bars in this shower are the newest and greatest decorator grab bars from Home Depot.  So, when I need them they will be there.....In the meantime they will hold towels.



I have always used one of these soap dispensers in my shower, $19 from Bed Bath and Beyond.   I hate a shower cluttered with bottles.



This looks like just a mirror, but.....


It is also a medicine cabinet....A big medicine cabinet...How fun is this to peek into someones medicine cabinet lol!


I love this wall shelf, I think it goes with the whole Hollywood regency/ art deco look.  I'm on the look out for some great nick naks for it...Silver...Mercury glass...The fun is in the hunt!



So, there you have it Bathroom done......Check!


So, whats next?  It's 7 weeks until the Polka Dot Flea, the show I started last year....That's keeping me busy!  

If you follow the Polka Dot Flea on Facebook you can see all of the happenings and the amazing vendors we have lined up!



Happy Creating!

Carol

April 2, 2015

Shabby Fabric Easter Wreath

Since I'm hosting my family for Easter dinner I wanted a wreath for my front door



I loved this fabric garland that I made and showed you on a previous post HERE  and thought it would transfer well to a door wreath


I used a wire wreath frame and tied torn fabric strips around it



Then hot glued on styrofoam eggs


And a bunch of bunnies I've had forever......I don't even know where I got them....Maybe an estate sale?


And there you have it, a wreath for my front door....Not great, but it will do!


I'll be busy this weekend preparing for Easter dinner....This is my family's traditional Easter menu, it's the same every year....It never changes. 

Honey spiral cut ham
Cheese potatoes
Caesars salad
Deviled eggs
Green bean casserole
Brown and serve rolls
mustard mayonnaise sauce for the ham


 I always find it interesting what other families prepare for their traditional Easter dinners.   My girlfriend was telling me that she always makes lamb shanks...Eww I say!


.......What's on your Easter dinner menu?


Happy Creating

Carol


March 25, 2015

The Entrance Display For The Polka Dot Flea

I would love to WOW the customers when they first walk into the air conditioned Polka Dot Flea Venue 
June 13-14  at the Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando, Fl 


So many of you guessed it right on my last post..... I recreated the Polka Dot Flea poster...Ok, I tried to recreate the Polk Dot Flea poster


 I first built a sturdy stand that would fit over the back of the bike and covered the base with fake grass


  Then transformed drawers, boxes, and suitcases to look old





I drilled holes through everything so they would all stack on a strong sturdy plumbing pipe that screws into the wood base



The ceiling in the venue is about 40 feet high



This is what the shoppers will see first when they walk into the


It will stand over 15 feet high

I plan on adding a vintage dressed mannequin from our sponsor Barr Display to stand by the bike and fresh potted flowers around the bottom...In my vision.....It will look fabulous    


This will set the mood for a fun shopping day!

The best part.....I get to check something else off my Polka Dot Flea to do list!

Happy Creating
Carol

March 16, 2015

Building A Ticket Booth

With the Polka Dot Flea just 3 months away I have been busy checking projects off my To-Do list

Since the Flea will triple in size this year we  need to add a  second ticket booth


Since I wanted the new booth to match last years booth, I used more salvaged fence boards that I dry brushed with paint


For the "Ticket" sign, I used my jigsaw to cut the shape then did the letter graphics on my computer.  The words and graphics were done on 4 different sheets of paper that I printed out.  The graphics were then transferred to the board using the "Blender Pen" transfer method.  You can see this method HERE at Graphics Fairy


The ticket booth can be easily unassembled and reassembled at the show

  
It is a smaller version of this booth we built last year




You can see how last years booth was built here HERE

At last years Polka Dot Flea we had a line out the door until 1:30 in the afternoon....Hopefully a second booth will move the line faster this year




Ticket Booth Done....Check

Vendor Tags Done......Check


Next on my list.......The big display for the entrance of the Polka Dot Flea.   

 Last year I built this dock scene


So.....What am I building for the grand entrance display this year?  


The clue is in the poster......Can you guess?
Stay tuned

Happy Creating 
Carol

March 3, 2015

Vintage Thread Spools

I am working on getting merchandise ready for my booth at the Polka Dot Flea


Whenever I can, I buy old thread spools


Of course I can't sell empty spools......So.....I tore some muslin strips and did a little "Paris" stamping


I always use ink that is made for fabric stamping since it is washable


You can see my post HERE on fabric stamping


 All ready to sell at the Polka Dot Flea


I priced them at $6 and $12

I've been a busy girl...Working on the Polka Dot Flea everyday...On my next post, I'll show you the ticket booth I am working on.


I'm also in the middle of a master bath update.....Goodness, I'm a glutton for punishment lol!

 Happy Creating!
Carol