Tuesday, June 21, 2011

more coral decor

Are you the kind of person
that when you start updating a detail you get the fever to redo the whole room?

... because I am this way, maybe worse.

So, after being done with the curtain and the towels, I wasn't happy enough and grabbed my brushes and  had to do something more in my powder bathroom.

On top of the toilet there is a box that i really don't like to see (inside the wall there is the container filled with water for the flushing), so I have a picture to hide the hideous plastic cover. 
The picture was an old (and cheap) black and white print. Time for a change.

- got a canvas
- draw a coral branch on it
- painted red (I used some acrylic paint I already had)
- once dry, I glazed the whole thing with two coats of glaze

Drawing coral is really not hard.
Since there is no right or wrong, you'll be always right ;)  (at least, this is my point of view!)
The only thing to keep in mind is some balance, if you want some (but, again... in the ocean there are plenty of un-balanced coral reefs and they are still beautiful!)

Last, but not least...
Some ceramic details with my "friend" Pebeo Porcelaine 150: a soap dish, the top of a reeds diffuser, and two small square bowls (that I turned into candles by pouring some melted wax and a wick.

Tuned my owen on at 300 F, baked for 35 minutes and let cool down.

I have my very own line of bathroom accessories :)

--> making candles... this was my first attempt. I used some small leftover candles, broke into pieces, and melt the wax in a double broiler - that will be only used for was from now on ;) 
I used the wicks of the candles that I broke down in pieces since my bowls are pretty short.


... I'll show you the whole ensemble tomorrow, but you've got the idea, right?

xox, d.

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