Saturday, July 21, 2012

Newport powder room & LR fireplace

My intentions were to work on the Newport hallway next, but I realized that my plans for that room need a little more thought, so I went to work on the powder room and the fireplace in the living room.  :o) 
The powder room just needed a new sconce and some decorations, easy right?  Nothing works out that easily for me, LOL!  When I was installing the new sconce I accidentally ripped some of the beautiful red wallpaper beyond repair, so I had to do some internet hunting for replacement paper.  I found some on my new favorite paper source  Be warned, you will spend too much time and money on this website, LOL!

Above is a view of the powder room through the living room, without the partition.  The sink and toilet I found on the Elf Miniatures website.

I made the frames for these pictures that I found online a long time ago ( I can't remember where now)   The towel is a stand in for the time being until I find one I like.  I just used an old wash cloth that I had on hand and cut a little piece off of it (Shhh, don't tell!)

Now I just need to decide on some kind of shade or valance maybe for the window and a rug.  I think I will also add some sort of shelf above the toilet to store towels and other necessities. 

This picture shows the partition installed for the powder room.

The furniture is a set that I purchased from Kris Compas.  I have several of her pieces and I can't say enough good things about her work!!  I love it! 
I'm not sure if it will stay in this room, but I really wanted to display it :o) 

I built the fireplace from scraps that I had on hand and I have to say that I am extremely happy with how it turned out! 

I'm not sure if you can see it, but the picture on the mantle is my daughter and niece.  It was taken a few years ago and is one of my favorites.  I resized it on my computer and printed it.  The frame is one that is easily found online, I just painted it and sealed it along with the picture.  The box is a metal mini that I also painted.  Minis and More has a great selection of metal miniatures if you are interested in those!

I love this umbrella stand!  I found it on E-bay, it has such great detail!  The umbrella is incredible too!

Last, but not least, I wanted to show my decoys.  These two little ones reside on the mantle in the study.  They were made by Douglas Guy.  He does wonderful work with a lot of attention to detail!

I hope you enjoyed the photos! 

Have a great weekend!


  1. More beautiful details added! You make great fireplaces! :D I love the artwork you've chosen, too. It really makes me smile seeing this house taken care of so well. Hugs!

  2. Your powder room is beautiful. I love the wallpaper. Wow you done a fantastic job on the fireplace. I love the ducks.
    Hugs Maria

  3. Thank you so much ladies!! Your kind comments mean a lot to me!! :o)

  4. This is an elegant house.
    I like the new pieces.
    Bye Faby


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