August 25, 2010

Jen's Beach Wedding & Freshening Up The Little Bathroom

I'm just diving in because you gotta start somewhere...

 I've lurked around your blogs during the wedding prep mostly checking in in the middle of the night when many times I awoke in a panic and had to look through stacks of papers to make sure I had paid some bill or turned the sprinkler off in the back.  I couldn't shake the feeling that I was forgetting something - all the time.

Jen's Beach Wedding was perfect, I'm a happy Mom and I love Ryan very much - this couple got it right.  We planned and prepped the Wedding and at the same time spruced up this old place on a $0 budget and had the biggest blast of our lives.   We did it all at the same time, that's how we roll better under pressure I guess - no time for being confused, disappointed, or pissed at anything including how much things cost.

I left you at sending out the Invitations about 8 weeks before the wedding.  We shifted into high gear and of course I got some orders for Chandeliers and sold some furniture so I had to continue to take care of biz and while biz has been slow - it picked up - wouldn't ya know it, and we needed the $$$, so late into the night I was beading Chandies, and was in his studio wiring em up.  

Once biz was under control, I started with painting the little bathroom.  The vanity countertop was ugly yellowish marble that I painted about 13 years ago and it needed a freshening up too.  The floor was green stone tiles with cement grout and I decided to paint it all gray.  I was unsure how but determined - and figured if paint didn't work - I'd get a rug.

Now that I'm looking at these pics I'm thinking I should add a little color on the raised panels of the vanity doors - yeah?   Hmmm.

I used Porch and Patio paint from Home Depot and got a can of light gray mixed up - perfect at the store, but at home it was too dark so I added some white for a lighter marine gray and it was much better. Phew!  Done.

I used Epoxy paint on the marble sink top - love it, and you would never know, and it takes wear, tear and abuse - 13 years worth.

I used a nice wide brush, and it worked! Much better - don't you think?  

Ok one project down...a ton more to go.  

Photo of the full bath tomorrow - 

AND the Wedding Centerpieces tomorrow...

Every night after dinner we'd meet out on the porch for a much needed glass of wine or a couple shooters to discuss the dailys and plot the plan for the next day.  PS We agreed on most things, disagreed on some things, but the only thing all of us ever argued about was the GUEST LIST. Enough said.

Thanks for not forgetting about me...and if you're here come see our Chandeliers and everything Beach House at the Rose Bowl every 2nd Sunday of the month.

See you tomorrow with our Centerpieces, Candle Holders - and then the Kitchen Sweep Up. 



  1. I can't wait for more wedding photographs.

    Glad you are back...missed ya!

    I love the painted floor, much better.

    And of course the chandeliers are delicious!

  2. It sounds like you've been a very busy bee! The bathroom looks fabulous. What a nice spot to retreat to in the evenings.

  3. It is nice to see you back. I'm so glad everything went well. You painted things in that bath that I would never think could be painted...lesson learned!

  4. I have to agree with Sue, I didnt think you could paint the vanity...and the tiles?Looks great.
    I only checked in on your blog last week, good to see you back, and I can imagine this wedding is going to be just perfect!
    Keep the pics coming!

  5. Welcome back! What a whirlwind time you have had. Your bathroom makeover is great. Isn't it nice to have a fresh bright bathroom.
    Looking forward to your next post:o)

  6. Nice to see you! Looking forward to the rest of the prep photos. Glad all (happily) worked for all.

    Now about painting that marble...I'm itching to paint an antique french sideboard that has a brown marble top but I'm wondering how to mimic putting veins back in so it looks like white marble. Since your such a master at painting all sorts of surfaces any suggestions?

  7. So glad you are back, and I can't wait to see the wedding photos! The bathroom looks great!

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  9. yes... your back. I love the color you painted the floor it looks wonderful.Looking forward to seeing the rest. Can't wait to see all the wedding details!p.s. love the vanity all white!

  10. Hi, just found your blog - can't believe what I have been missing!!! You have given me the much needed push to paint ugly tiles that I have lived with for far too long - thank you.

  11. Epoxy paint, huh?! Who knew! I think it all looks great:)

  12. Waiting patiently for another update:) I am so glad that everything went well! I completely understand the guest list thing! Why do people have to be so complicated?????

    So glad for the update and to know that you are well!

    Hugs and love,


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