Beautiful Linens Giveaway

August 21st, 2013

Midweek greetings! Today’s giveaway is brought to you by Attiser, a textile company offering a collection of bedding and linen accessories created by local artists in India in the traditional block printing style. Many beautiful and exotic motifs are available in their online store including table linens, curtain panels, quilts, duvets, shower curtains, pillow covers, and journals in shades of midori, crimson, amethyst and more. attiser 1attiser 2

Three lucky winners will receive a $75 shop credit toward the textile(s) of your choice!

Eligibility to be one of three winners:

1) Visit Attiser and choose a favorite among their textile collection, then leave a comment naming your pick.

2) For a second chance to win, share this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter and leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter.)

Three winners, US and Canada only. Winners chosen at random. Giveaway expires on Saturday August 24, 2013 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.  You can follow Attiser on FB here. Use the discount code cgirl10 for 10% off your shopping cart.

Good luck!

 

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Painted Bathroom Cabinets

August 20th, 2013

The cliché “better late than never” applies to my hall bathroom and the necessary paint job I’ve been putting off for years. Over the weekend I finally finished painting them and installing the second half of the tile backsplash that’s been sitting in a neat little pile just waiting for me to gather the energy.

These bathroom cabinets sit behind the door in our hall/guest bathroom. They’ve been this honey stain color since we moved in in 2000. I love wood cabinets dark and light, but I’m not a fan of this particular stain. With all the home improvement we’ve done in the past few years, this space always seemed to get the back burner treatment until last week.

We pulled out the old cultured marble countertops and installed wood ones with an ogee edge last November and ever since the wall required patching and new paint as a result. In addition to paint, I installed a backsplash and added a more substantial crown to the top to balance the weight of the uppers with the lowers and give the cabinets a more contemporary look.

cabinets before

After:

white painted bathroom cabinets

 

I had just enough (12 sheets) of this mother-of-pearlish mosaic tile waiting to finish the backsplash on this side from my lucky tile purchase at Lowes that we used to tile the wall behind the sink vanity on the opposite side.

You can see a peek of the old stained cabinets in the mirror’s reflection from this photo in February. The cabinets I finally painted last weekend sit behind the door and opposite the sink vanity when you enter this divided bathroom. The toilet and shower are beyond and we like the fact that the spaces are separated by a door for added privacy.

hall bathroom centsational girl

 

vanity and sconce centsational girl

 

Painting bathroom cabinets is an easy DIY process and you’ll end up with professional looking results if you use good products and follow the right steps.

painted sink vanity cabinet

 

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