At long, long last I am going to bring y’all up to speed on my powder room. Remember this?
The crux of the matter is that I finished it in the One Room Challenge 6-week time frame. And I despised it. Like, hated it more than any room I’ve ever done. Never again, friends. (More to come on what I think went wrong…) So, that has all been remedied but I have not yet taken pictures of it. In the mean time, I’ve got three EASY DIY projects to share, the first being my geode box!
Here’s how the shelf looked in November. Pink, turquoise, gold, white. Good in theory, or in someone else’s home, but I just couldn’t love it. Don’t get me wrong, I love each element, and all have been relocated to my office, but they just didn’t work for me in here.
And here’s a little peek at where we are today on the shelf. New art of Savannah’s Wormsloe Plantation, new candle, new matches in a new little turtle holder (thanks bestie P) and the same geode box.
It’s easy and fairy inexpensive to DIY the geode box. Here’s what you’ll need:
1 box – this is from Container Store and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes
Museum Putty – I use this for all sorts of things (keeping pics straight on walls, securing breakables in the littles’ rooms) and you can also find it at Container Store
A Geode – I found mine on etsy
Gold leaf liquid and paint brush
1. Use the museum putty to adhere the geode to the box. The good news? This isn’t permanent if you change your mind later. I used a few pieces to kind of create a level base that was also molded to the bottom of the geode. You want it to look natural.
2. Use liquid gold leaf to paint around the outside edges of the putty and geode. Let dry.
3. Press it firmly onto the box to adhere.
And that’s it! Easy peasy!!
I love the look of it and how it gives just a touch of sparkle in the powder room! This box is just big enough to stash a spare roll of t.p. as well :-)
I’ll be back soon with the other DIYs and will try to get on taking pictures of the new look ASAP. There is no natural light in there so it requires all sorts of backbends, external lighting and contortions all in a room the size of a postage stamp.
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED