I hope you don’t get sick of my Boudoir Bathroom plans and posts …. however, I am quite excited, as you may have guessed by it all, as this is the room that has needed most doing to it and for which I have been most confident in my ideas, it really is a blank canvas, ……………...
So ….. when I nipped to the charity shop up the road I was looking for glass receptacles for my Boudoir Bathroom shelves, so that Lucy and I can bathe dans candle light ….. and I found this pair of heavy glass candle sticks for £2.95, which fitted my candles perfectly and an old green glass vase that a tealight will just fit into for £2 (in the picture I’ve just rammed in a random tealight to see if it will fit, however, when I “dress” it for “real”, I will have some beads/floristry pebbles in the bottom with a tealight resting on top). If the candlesticks/vase don’t suit the bathroom when the shelves are up, they will easily fit into my eclectic collection of glass tealight/candle holders in the dining room, so I can mix and match.
And then, I found this mirror skulking round the back of the shop …. for just £6. It measure 59cms x 49cm and is really heavy and solid. I had been eyeing up a couple of mirrors in a discount shop in town, but for the same price this is far better quality. It is a perfect base for the bejewelled mirror I have planned for the side of the wash basin, I may just have to paint the sides white to blend with the tiles, but the patterned frame is just perfect to show through any tiny gaps between jewels, in fact I might give it a light coat of translucent glitter before I start embellishing it.
Then later, Lucy and I did some mooching in town and found these over the top knobs in Home Bargains …… can you believe all four were just £3.99. Believe me, I paid £8 each for the ones in my bedroom!!! I was so thrilled, these are going on the towel cupboard doors. I know my ideas are not to everyone's taste ….. me who used to be just magnolia and no frills …. but it seems that somewhere along the line my inner girlie monster has been unleashed ….. but for all the fuss and fluster I am still aiming for the less is more effect, just with the less being very sparkly!! I am now on the lookout for a crystal light pull to match.
And then on to a little on-line shopping, I thought I had found my main mirror on Amazon…. needed mainly to add extra light and reflection in the room …..
….. however when it arrived, it was parcelled up and a returns label printed off within five minutes of my opening it …… it was split and the quality appalling ….. so it’s back to the drawing board on this idea!!