Friday, July 24, 2009

Show & Tell Friday for July 24

For Show & Tell today, I want to share some of how our bathroom improvements turned out. I only wish I had taken some "before" photos so you can see what a huge improvement it actually is. The sink was an antique cast iron job, nearly impossible to clean. The wallpaper was damaged from years of people washing their hands and splattering the walls. It was not only stained but actually shredded in places. We removed the wallpaper and primed the walls and painted them off white. Then we put up a shell-themed wallpaper border.

As I mentioned last week, I made this little "valance" to continue the border above the window.

The previous wallpaper had a theme of old-fashioned ships on it, so I had some shell-themed items in this bathroom already. I had planned for a long time that if we could ever make any changes here, I would just keep the seashell theme and hope I could find a border to match. I was so pleased to find one in Walmart.

This is a sink we were given. Isn't it amazing there is a little seashell indentation for the soap?

And this is the seashell wreath made by my friend Paula many years ago. It hung in the old bathroom, but look how amazingly the ribbon matches the color in the wallpaper border!

That is my simple Show & Tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to There is No Place Like Home.

Happy Show & Tell Friday!


  1. Very nice project. You did a great job with that. It is great how the Lord gives you just what you need at just the right time. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Mrs. Doug

  2. How great that all of your things came together so nicely. I'm a shell girl too.

  3. I had that sink in our old house we moved from! Nice wreath. It is nice to see everything coming together well.

  4. lovely wreath.. and to have shells all over the house.. reminds me of beach.. just lovely.. thanks for sharing. have a great weekend

  5. Thank you for sharing. I really like the sea shell wreath. My daughter has been working on her bathroom also. She has a sea theme and a dolphin shower curtain. The wreath would go good in her deco also. I will see if I can get her to share it when she comes back from vacation. I like your valance you made. Have a blessed week.

  6. Thanks, ladies, for all of the kind, encouraging words about this project. We did have fun putting everything together and just seeing how God had provided so much for such a pleasing result. Truly, He cares about every detail of our lives!

    Stop in and visit anytime!

    God bless,


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