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Master Bathroom Week #2: Shello New Sconces


Welcome to week two of the six week One Room Challenge.  I’m designing my Master Bathroom.  You can see last week’s post here to catch up on how the bathroom looked when we bought our home in June.  This week I’ve started painting the room.  I want to paint a deGournay-like scene on the walls.  The room is very beige and white right now.  My plan is the make the decorative wall finish in shades of more beige and white, so it’ll be beautiful (hopefully) but not too busy.  Here are some inspirations:




I strongly considered using this stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.


I think it’s beautiful; however, I think that using a stencil might actually take me longer than just painting it by hand and time is limited, so I think I’ll just freehand it.  If I make a mess of it, I’ll order the stencil.

Currently, the bathroom has the large, frameless mirrors that the builder installed with builder-grade sconces above.

Existing mirrors & sconces.

Existing mirrors & sconces.

I want to change both the mirrors and lighting.  I like the capiz shell  sconce in this image:


I looked around and found several capiz shell sconces that I liked and they were pretty reasonable too, but I have a capiz shell chandelier in a box in my basement that I’m not planning on using in the new house.  It’s beautiful, but it only has one bulb, which is surrounded by tons of shells, so it doesn’t give off much light.  I thought maybe I could make my own capiz shell sconces.  I went shopping for inexpensive sconces that I could redesign.  I found these at Lowe’s:



Notice the price tag: they were originally $64.98, but they were marked down to $16.24!  I wasn’t sure if they would work, but I bought all they had (they had three, and I needed three).  Karma?  I started playing around with them as soon as I got home from Lowe’s, and an little bit later, I had this:


I’m thrilled with the result and so glad I could repurpose the shells from the chandelier.

I might not make much progress by next week.  I’m going to High Point this weekend and won’t be back until late Tuesday night.  Hopefully, I can catch up after I get back.  I’m feeling a little behind.  Please take some time to look at all the other ORC posts here and here.





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