Monday, January 3, 2011

The Royal Throne

The Royal Throne room is finished!

Finally an unveiling of the rest of the bathroom now that I have my shelves up! Yippie, it's all painted and complete! This is the area where the garden tub was. It now has more storage and closet space. The top portion will hold pillows, quilts and such. I think that I still want to add a piece of decorative trim, but for now, I am pleased as punch! The room beyond is the laundry room. I will show you that room later when the shelving is completed.

The bench I had, was one I bought in the 80's at a junk shop when we lived in England. It was good to do a make over. I started sanding it by hand as Zack seemed to mock at my progress. I finally got smart and got the electric sander out. Mysteriously though, my supervisor took off! lol

With this view you can see that I have added more shelving! I feel like Martha Stewart! Aslan is wondering if all of this weight will hold up above his litter box in the corner. lol

"I like it mom!"

I haven't changed this one piece that I painted while living in Germany in 1990. It was tempting to repaint it all off white and paint a mermaid on it. Then I decided to just leave it. I still like it, even if it isn't what I would like in there. What do you think? Should I find another place for it, sell it and develop something new? You see, I have this fear of letting go. Perhaps if I paint a mermaid scene on the two panels of the bench that I will eventually repaint over this piece or find another cabinet to put in the corner and paint it to match. Decisions, decisions and most of the time I am not good at that! The bottom stand is a jewelry box that Rog got me in Italy before we got married. I guess that is a keeper so won't be changing that out other than it's location.

I still have the same shower, but am looking to put a shower curtain dressing over it to make it look more cottage like. We shall see. It seems that I have to ponder on things for awhile. I did that with the wall covering. I kept going back and forth between blues and greens. Rog got a kick over it all. He says the only time that it will really bother me is when I am sitting there constipated and have more time to think about it! hmmm.... maybe occasionally I will have to take a laxative to clear those thoughts!


Deborah said...

It's lovely!

Pam said...

I love the new bathroom. Hope you don't spent too much time constipated and contemplating. The color is perfect

Gabriela said...

It is looking very nice!!!!!!

Janine said...

Your royal throne room looks phantastic.
Your cat seems to love it too:0)

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You have worked your tail off...the cats seem to be very appreciative. I know you will enjoy contemplating on the Royal Throne. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary helen Fernandez Stewart

Lisa Fibers Creations said...

Wanda, everything looks beautiful. My house could sure use an overhal like that. I know it is a lot of work but the end result makes it worth it. I love the box beside the toilet, it is gorgeous with that womans face. Where did you ever find that? love Lisa

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Wanda, everything is looking great! I love that piece that you painted in 1990. For now leave it like that. If you go with a Ocean/Mermaid theme later in your bathroom maybe you can paint it. You know I love mermaids too.

Mya said...

You did it! It looks great - pat yourself on the back.
I think it is perfectly okay to have a piece in a room that does not match everything else exactly.
But if you are itching to do it, paint the other things first and then see if you think you really still want to re do it.


Thanks everyone!

Lisa, that cabinet was an old one that was just a plain box cabinet. I designed the wood pieces and cut out with my scroll saw that I added on the top and the sides. I used dowel rods and added a decorative cap to it. It was meant to hold a hand towel on each side which worked out great with the bathroom that we had when we lived in Germany. Now that I look back her hat, I see it really huge and dorky. LOL but still love her sweet face. Years ago, I taught folk art painting classes.

Pattyskypants said...

Curtains for the shower: YES! The rest of it looks purrrfectly fine to us! We like how the humans and the kittehs get to poop in the same corner. Seems fair! xxoo Patty & Bhu

Amy said...

may I have the grey cat, please?