Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Striped aqua shower curtains

I'm in the process of a little re-design project on my kids' bathroom.  I guess I can't really call it a re-design.  To re-do something you would have to have done something with it first.  Their bathroom has been shamefully untouched as far as decorating is concerned.

Someday soon I will have the project finished and some pictures to share.  In the mean time, I wanted to show you the top two contenders for shower curtains.

I wanted a striped shower curtain, somewhere in region of  aqua or mint. This proved to be hard to find online or in stores. I looked for months. I almost painted stripes on white shower curtains  but really didn't want something that labor-intensive.

I finally found some blue-green striped goodness  and was so pleased with it, I thought I would share. I was beginning to give up hope when I found these two beauties at

I hung them both up to help me decide which to keep.

The curtain on the left- Oceanside-is more of a blue. The one on the right- Mosaic- is more of a true mint, with the darker stripes being teal.

I had a  hard time choosing.  I loved the linen-like texture of the blue Oceanside curtain on the left and after a lot of head tilting to look at it from every angle, it was crowned the winner.

You can find the aqua Oceanside shower curtain here and the mint Mosaic curtain here.

P.s. Of course they are on sale now that I've already purchased them ;)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

In Pursuit of Mint Spray Paint

I have taken a shamefully long sabbatical from blogging but am happy to be back!

Months ago I started a seemingly simple project: re-painting my bar stools.  I found a really fun new-to-me spray paint color: Catalina Mist from Krylon.  It is a minty-fresh color that was perfect to brighten up my bland bar stools. Long story short, I ran out of Catalina Mist half-way through my project. I returned to Hobby Lobby to buy more only to find they were out.  I began looking everywhere for the color: Walmart, JoAnn's, Michael's, Kmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, repeat trips to Hobby Lobby- no luck.  It was nowhere to be found. I don't know if my Hobby Lobby quit carrying that color but I have not seen it in on the shelf for months (I just checked again today).

A more resourceful person would have turned to that new-fangled contraption called the Internet to find the illusive mint spray paint.  This did not occur to me as I stared at my half-painted bar stools for three months.  I did employ another valuable resource: my mom.  She found it!  So if you are in search of that same mint spray paint, do as Mom says and go to Ace Hardware!  They had an ample supply of Catalina Mist at multiple locations.  On a related note, if you are clever enough to try your hand at finding it online it is available here and here.

Now, if the temperature ever exceeds 3 degrees again in my lifetime, I will seize the opportunity to finish the bar stools! Three cheers for Catalina Mist and three cheers for my mom!