I had in mind a pair of antique fancy oval gilt frames to replace the big ugly plain mirror but soon found out that would not be an easy task so decided to settle on any large matching oval frames that would "do" until I find what I really want.
I bought the mirrors at Hobby Lobby and the light fixtures from Menard's.
The fixtures are called polished copper but look black to me. I prefer brass or polished brass fixtures but they are not so easy to find these days so I settled with these. I liked the scroll shape and the color seemed to go with the frames, which are a copper and brown leaf with black trim.
The frames were $89.99 each at Hobby Lobby, which I thought were way too high so I waited until they were half price. They both had some scrapes and little spots of missing leaf so I ended up getting them both for 80% off!! That made them $19 each!! With a bottle of Metallic "Rich Expresso" acrylic paint I covered up the spots and scrapes!
In a small room it is so hard to get a picture of the room as a whole, so here is a shot from the doorway going in to the bedroom.
Here is what it looked like before. Needless to say, I am very happy with its new look. :)
As for the decorating, I kept this wall the same but carried out the cherub and lace theme throughout the room. I say cherub, but I have putti and fairies as well.
Putti is plural of putto and is described as a figure in a work of art depicted as a child, usually nude and sometimes winged.
Cherub is a type of angel that is usually shown in art as a beautiful young child with small wings and a round face and body.
And either of the above are called fairies when they have insect or butterfly wings.
So with that information, over on the corner wall shelf is this cherub...
And these cherub hanging up over here...
and to add more I found this wonderful vintage plaster plaque at an antiques mall last week,
with its neat 3-D sweetie pie putti (I say they are sweetie pie, but if you look closely it doesn't look like they are doing sweetie pie things, so I came to the conclusion that they were fighting over the blanket, or loin cloth, whatever you want to call it, and the putti on the far left is escaping with it while the others are still fighting!)
Along with this framed piece of Bobbin lace, made in Brussels,
I knew they would be the perfect pair on this wall...
Holding my Q-Tips is this vintage ceramic, Made in Japan, little holder. And what is it everyone? A Fairy, right? Because it has butterfly wings. Wow, what a to do!
A cherub soap dish with cherub soaps
and a putto (only 1) Meissen type bottle of some sort that I use as a hatpin holder...
all on this tray.
Lace curtains help to soften and add romance and charm to the space. Sorry for the dark photo though.
And that is it for my cherub, putti and fairy bathroom! And lace. I hope you learned something new today! (winks) Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful week!
Thank you to Bernideen over at BTTCG for featuring my Leap Year post and thank you to Kathy at HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY for featuring my Paper Flowers post.
I am joining the following linky parties this week...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
BTTCG with Bernideen
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jill
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia and the girls
SIMPLE AND SWEET FRIDAYS with Jody
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry