Friday, May 24, 2013

PAINTING A SPECIAL AGED FINISH ON A POWDER ROOM VANITY AND TOILET SEAT

     While I was painting the bird and nest antique doors, my client asked if I would paint her guest bathroom vanity. She had a beautiful home and LOVED french decor.


The vanity was a stained oak wood.  I crackled, painted and stained the cabinet.  I embossed and painted a fleur de lis for some "french charm".  Then, I trimmed it out with a metallic gold paint.  The door handles were brass and oak and I painted the oak part to match the cabinet.
THEN, she asked if I could do anything 


with her toilet seat.  It was stained oak, too.  So, I painted it to match the vanity.  I embossed and painted a different fleur de lis on the top.
Now, that really fancied up her fancy french powder room!
The walls were painted metallic gold and it looked really nice with her newly painted vanity and toilet seat.

46 comments:

  1. Love, love, love the toilet seat cover!

    Judith

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    1. Thank you. It did make the powder room a little more special. My client had a good idea.

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  2. Beautiful job, Lynda. I always love a French touch myself. That toilet seat is really different too.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. Yes, very different, but a good idea from my client.

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  3. Who knew that a toilet could look 'special'! Great job!

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    1. Thank you! Glad to see you back. I guess you noticed that I've grown and improved. You were one of my first followers...thank you for that!

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  4. You did a nice job, Lynda. Very lovely!

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  5. Oh my word, how fun is this. Love the vanity and the toilet seat is such fun. I would love for you to link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. www.astrollthrulife.net. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Yes, it was a surprise when someone entered the powder room. I will be linking up this afternoon and thank you for the invitation.

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  6. You have inspired me to paint my boring toilet seat.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.

    Smiles,
    Mrs. Cherry Heart

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  7. Lovely job, Lynda! I love French Country decor. Would love it if you linked this up to my HOME party on Wednesday. Happy Memorial Day!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Wow, who would have thought a toilet seat could be sooo pretty! Really looks GREAT!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Yes, it really spruced up that powder room. The toilet seat was just plain stained wood, before.

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  9. It's beautiful! What a terrific solution to the old wood toilet seats, too. Great job. :-)
    Blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

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    1. Thank you! And, you can paint or stencil anything you want on it.

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  10. Wow, totally stunning and I loved the crackled aged look....good job!

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  11. Love this so beautiful! Would love it if you came by One More Time and share it http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/05/share-it-one-more-time-features-and_26.html
    Hope you can make it... if not this week I host every Sunday...Hope you can make it some time.
    Tammy

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  12. Beautiful job! I'm looking at my bathroom with a new eye! The toilet seat is great! What a surprise for guests!

    Have a very blessed day.
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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    1. Thank you! You could stencil or paint anything you want. I've seen little wooden appliques at Lowes and you could even attach one of those to your cabinet doors and toilet seat.

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  13. Gorgeous! Love the paint, especially the gold. You're so talented. Everything you paint is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  14. Thank you so much!! and, you're such a good, creative seamstress!

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  15. Lynda,

    Wonderful! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this post on our BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday. You do amazing painting-great site. xo Sharon and Denise

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  16. Thank you!! and, ding,ding,ding!! YOU are my 100th follower!! Thank you for that and I'm following back!

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  17. This is the perfect solution for my '50's pink and gray toilets who have to have custom painted seats to match. I never thought of buying plain white wood ones and painting them myself.

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  18. Good idea! and, you can have fun decorating them. Lowes has some wooden appliques you could use and would look very nice. In our Lowes, they're in the section with the crown moldings and baseboards.

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  19. So different and lovely! Thank you for sharing at the WEDNESDAYS ADORNED FROM ABOVE Blog Hop :-)

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  20. It always amazes me what paint can do! Diann and I thank you for joining TTF this week! Great inspirations!

    Linda

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  21. They came came out awesome!
    Have a wonderful week...

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  22. Outstanding job!!!! So glad you linked to "Open House"!

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    1. Thank you! So glad I found your new blog link. Your blog is beautiful and I wanted to message you to ask you a question and couldn't find a way to contact you. My email is lynberg@prodigy.net.

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  23. This looks marvelous - love the patina. You did a wonderful job. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden thursday,
    Kathy

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  24. Linda, this is perfect for what I want to do with my old bathroom cabinet. What colors did you use?

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    1. Hi, I might have mixed these colors. I used a light blue greenish color and then painted a dark stain on top of the paint and wiped it off. Hope that helps.

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