Almost a year ago, I wrote about the transformation of a “vanilla ice cream,” new construction bathroom to a fun, loud and dramatic one.
As much as I loved the almost finished product, something was missing. I could not figure out what the H-E-double-hockey-sticks to do to hide the shower stall.
Since we do not use that shower, the barrier did not need to function and could be merely decorative. I went to Zimmans’ in Lynn and found some beautiful silk. I sewed a lovely and colorful curtain, suspecting that it would be a more elegant version of the typical shower curtain. Nope.
For 10 months I stared at said non-typical shower curtain, underwhelmed. It just wasn’t cutting it.
Then, a few weeks ago I uncovered a three-paneled decorative divider screen in the garage. The screen functioned in our previous home to hide some unsightly boxes in the office. I had no use for it in our new house, so I shoved it behind the tool bench. Until NOW.
An Ah- HA! moment ensued.
So, here is what I did. I sprayed the inlay with bronze paint; Two coats to be exact. I used X-O Rust Professional Paint and Primer in One Gloss in Bronze. Next, I matched the green in the paper and chose Ben Moore’s # 532 Winding Vines in semigloss, making sure to let each coat thoroughly dry before applying the next. Three coats later, it was ready for the Midas (?) touch.
I called my bank and ordered $44.00 worth of 2017 pennies: Brand new, please. That night, after picking them up, I sat down on the living room floor, with said pennies, and a hot glue gun. It took me two nights to hot glue each penny, heads up, to the inlay. I binged watched “This Is Us” all the while. Thank you, creators of “This is Us.”
Confession: Several pennies landed tails up. Second confession: I did burn my fingers a few times and said at least one bad word.
It was a small price to pay.
Sparkle On, Friends!