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.


  1. I think I want to move to your bathroom! I love that you've created decorations that pop out while still being minimalist.

  2. Sì! Hai ragione! Quando si trova un tema che ci piace è facile farsi prendere dalla voglia di "allargarsi"!!! A me capita con il colore oppure con i cuori! Il corallo è bellissimo anche per la tinta che, come si vede bene nelle tue idee, unita al disegno morbido e elegante del corallo, dà un tocco notevole! Si vede anche che sei molto attenta ai particolari!

  3. I think it looks great & very well-thought.

  4. love the art canvas- really graphic and bold!

  5. Very cool. Coral is so popular right now, and even if you are just going for a modern pattern it would work too. Beautiful!


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