I am a big believer in details – the decorative details. They can make or break your best efforts when you are re-decorating all the way down to the color of the little toggle on the light switch. It matters. The details are the fine tuning and you should give them the same thought and planning that you give to the major elements in the room.
My youngest was home over the weekend and loved the new bathroom. It was so nice having her home – she left today to go back to school :( After she got home she showered and went about getting ready to go out with her friends. I was downstairs working on my laptop and then I heard – “Mom, where is the waste can?” That made me smile. I called back up –“I am still working on that detail. You can use a plastic grocery bag until I have it completed.” You can see her in a photo of this same bath when we first moved into the house in my last post. She was 4.
I bought a brown basket at Ross last week to use as the waste basket in the bathroom. I didn’t like the brown color, but it was the right size and price and I knew I could easily change it to suit my style.
I used scissors to cut off the twisted sisal woven to the center of the basket.
I then sprayed Krylon’s Indoor Outdoor Primer on the basket. When painting wicker – priming is necessary as the wicker has a coating and can be slick. Once that was dry I painted the basket using Rust-Oleum’s Ultra Cover 2x in Heirloom White.
To make sure you are getting all the nooks and crannies when painting wicker – use spray paint and spray it on when the the piece is – upside down, right side up, and sideways. This will ensure complete coverage.
To replace the twisted sisal I removed. I cut three long strips from the leftover fabric I used for the window valance.
To create a finished edge on the fabric strips. I laid the fabric right side down and folded the edges to the center of the strip and pressed along the entire strip. Repeat the process on the other two strips of fabric.
The back side of each strip will end up looking like this-
The right side like this-
I then wove each strip around the basket where the twisted sisal was. To start and stop the fabric strips I looped the end of each one around one of the vertical reeds. I folded it over to create a finished edge and hot glued it back down on the strip of fabric. Repeat the process on each strip.
The woven fabric looks just as nice when you look down into the basket as it does from the outside.
The other detail I had to take care of was switching out the beige electrical outlet and light switch toggle to white. I did this in my new house as well to freshen up each room.
Existing beige to new white – much better.
I have one more detail to show you that I am adding to this room. I will post it on Wednesday. Till then.