Hosting an event or family gathering is a great motivator to get your house in order. I’m still in decorating mode as I prepare my home for Thanksgiving guests. Most of our guests will be visiting us in our new home for the first time.
For weeks now, I’ve been staring at the wall above my commode in the master bath. It’s a small private room off of the main bath area with a door for privacy. It’s a bit awkward….do you call it a toilet room? The only thing in there is the toilet and a window. Nonetheless, I like the privacy it provides.
Each time I go in there, I say to myself, “what will I put there”? Truth be told, I think it would have been just fine with nothing there but I was determined to find something. My husband reminds me often that we don’t need something on every wall. I agree and tell him to leave the decorating to me.
The fun part about moving to a new house is you get to shop your own things. You reposition it, repurpose it, or paint it. There are lots of options. I remembered that I received an unpainted natural wood crate with accessories inside as a gift last year. Obviously, I removed the accessories some time ago and the crate was just hanging out in my storage room. I went on a hunt in my storage room and found it.
I thought the crate would be a nice piece to hang on the wall. I forgot to take a before photo of the crate. Just imagine a natural wood crate. So here it is spray painted white.
The walls in my bath are a newly painted gray color. Most of my wall decor is white or has a touch of white. The master bath was a brown faux paint color prior to the gray. It was a real downer if you ask me. So I decided to brighten things up.
One of two supplies needed for this project was a can of white Rust-oleum semi-gloss protective enamel spray paint which I already had on hand and two ring back mounts. I spray painted the crate with two coats of paint. After it was dry, I added the two ring mounts to the back of the crate on each end. After completing my measurements, I drilled two holes in the wall with anchors. The crate was not heavy, but I wanted it to be secure on the wall.
The next task was to accessorize the crate. Again, I thought….what will I put in there? I do like accessories and had plenty of things to choose from at home. So here it is……Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman book, a couple of small decorative candle holders, a shell, and a decorative wooden ball.
I then decided to add the family and home signs on each side. I was about to put the signs in the giveaway pile after unpacking them. They had been laying around without a home for a while now.
The only cost was the two $3 ring mounts purchased from Wal-Mart. I’m happy with it for now.
What have you been up to lately? Any good projects?
Peace and Blessings,