This blog is dedicated to documenting the trials faced when trying to renovate my first home into something not only livable but also personal and stylish. With my very limited budget, I will be finding creative solutions for getting pricey features for less.
WARNING: this blog will likely involve some DIY distasters!
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Internet Marketing Genious
I think its google's fault. Recently I have been shopping for things for the house online - imagine that! I
almost never find what I am looking for but most of the time I am just shopping for ideas rather than tangible items. Evidently the powers that be at google have been taking notice of my window shopping tendencies and have placed appropriate ads in the google reader screen at the bottom of each feed.
Before now, the ads have not even warranted a second glace - that is until I saw this little gem. Is it not the most fabulous drawer pull you have ever laid eyes on?! Its angular and sparkly without being over the top. Its a bit edgy and completely unique. How did google know that this would be the handle I would love above all others?
Seriously though, there are four drawers with absolutely no pulls in the guest bathroom and a cabinet that you have to pry open with your finger nails. These are a perfect solution. They work especially well given that I am looking to make a shower curtain for the bathroom with this striped Waverly fabric that matches the curtain in the guest bedroom. The stripes in the curtain will be mimicked in the handles! The handles are a bit pricey but its not preventative. At $9 a pop thats only $36 for new drawer pulls and $12 for the larger handle for the cabinet.
I am still working on what to paint the cabinets with in the bathroom. The walls will eventually be grey Porpoise by Behr but the floor is tile has both tan and grey swirls in it. The grout is a tan color (and probably needs to be redone) and the counter top is in decent shape and is a solid white-ish color. I am thinking of using the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation kit as seen here: http://cabinets.rustoleumtransformations.com/
I think the Pure White color with the glaze would add a bit of interest to the natural oak cabinets without clashing with the counter top, floor, or wall color and also will not be too matchy matchy. I still have to swing by Home Depot for a sample or two to make sure thats the color I want, but the kit is supposed to be easy to use, damned near impossible to screw up, and its blogger approved! Its also Rustoleum brand so you know the product is going to be durable.
We did end up priming both bedrooms and the hall way last weekend with help of the FIL so stay tuned for before and aftter pics in the near future.