Well, friends, this little project is really coming along! I was able to cross #2 off this list today.
3. Remove the unframed mirror above the sink and replace with a framed mirror, then hang the mirror higher. Replace molding strip where the mirror used to "sit".
4. I love the wainscoting and the glass knobs (instant cottage character), but I need to add a new rug and accessories to make the space look finished.
5. Organize the drawers and cabinets so that I can easily access toiletries, make-up, medicines, etc.
I found this really great fabric 4o% off $25 a yard at Joanne's Fabric. I love the oatmeal brown color and all the texture! It is similar to the burlap I love so much, but I am beating that dead horse to death, so I thought I would slightly switch it up. I only needed a couple of yards for a simple London shade. So I spent $30 on fabric and the trim was on sale for $3.50 a yard.
I then dropped my materials off at my favorite seamstress and she worked up a little London shade for me. This project, all in, cost a little less than $150. Not bad, but a gentle reminder that I need to learn how to sew!
Okay, just so you know, here is a little Shade 101 in case you need to brush up on your know...
Fold or Pleated Shade
I measured the spot on the shade where I wanted to drill and marked it with a black dot. I also measured the same amount on the window sill (these shades are an inside mount), and drilled through both.
I then screwed the shade into the sill. It took me about 10 minutes. I'm getting pretty handy with that drill!
And here is the finished product. I love how much charm this little shade adds to this bathroom!