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Writing on the Doorposts

Last week Steve and I decided to change out the chandelier in our oh so tiny 1st floor bathroom (I'm not kidding - It's more like the size of a locker than a powder room).  Like most of the cosmetic updates in this old house, it became a weekend warrior project.  


 The electrician had to cut some holes in the wall in order to run the wire up to the ceiling so the wall had to be repaired and re-painted.  Which meant that the sink had to be taken out so we could paint the entire wall.  

And that, somehow, meant that we needed a new faucet.  We also got a new toilet seat but that just isn't something photo-worthy. (We obviously can't be trusted in the hardware store unsupervised).

And because we are the kind of twisted people that apparently enjoy even more work, we took some inspiration from Rebecca and covered the walls in old book and Bible pages.   We used a universal wallpaper paste to adhere the pages and, so that they can be wiped down if needed, we applied three layers of clear coat on top.  Note: when I say "we", I mean Steve. He did a ton of work and totally deserves all the credit! 

My contribution was some ruffles and lace for the windows.

Oddly, adding the pages to the walls doesn't make the room look any smaller.
It turned out so beautiful that the kids are calling it the "hotel bathroom".  And on the plus side, it's a great place for kids to read Bible verses.  After all, they're a captive audience.  And the Bible says that we should take every opportunity to teach our children God's Word.  Almost sounds like we planned it this way.  Yeeeaaah, that's what I'm going to tell everyone anyhow.

And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up... You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

33 comments:

  1. I love what you...(STEVE) did the bathroom...omgosh, the walls are genius. Just genius. And, the ruffle curtains are so girly and work perfectly perfect with the look. It's a sweet bathroom...not to mention your children get reading material. Great job.
    xoso Sandy

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  2. wonderful!Oh my! love it.Denise

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  3. Amazing I LOVE IT.I remember reading that on Rebecca's blog.Looks amazing in your powder room too.I would love to get the courage to do that.That curtain looks lovely there too.Wow and that chandy I am envious.I would love some bling in any of our powder rooms.

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  4. You can most definitely call that your "reading room"... Great job guys...and by that I mean "Steve"...LOL

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  5. Oh my goodness. That is just amazing. I mean, it would be gorgeous if you hadn't used Scripture, but THAT is super-great. :)
    Beautiful room!
    ~april

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  6. What a fabulous idea... wallpapering with bible pages of all things! I agree...you couldn't have a more captive audience. The Greeley Girls are wishing you great blessings for sharing the written word.

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  7. Wonderful job (doing and supervising) this bathroom makeover! I love it, and it does remind me of Rebecca's attic in that magazine feature.
    It's perfect for this small bathroom. Now you've got me inspired to work on my toilet closet (no kidding, previous owner put a toilet in a closet - no room for a sink!).
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! GENIUS...on so MANY levels! YOU ROCK! (and I can't wait to see it in person!) xoxo

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  9. I love it. What a tranquil place and the concept of scripture being on the walls, well that is heavenly (pun intended)
    The curtain is so fragile and feminine, is it vintage?
    Thanks for sharing.

    Helen

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  10. Love it!! So beautiful and perfect for the children. FABULOUS job!! Shine

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  11. Ah-hum. May I have some privacy here?...I need to close the door so I can look around, drool at the chandy and walls. I may be a while!

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  12. Wow, that is the fanciest, cutest, chic bathroom I have ever seen. I especially LOVE the sheer hanging in front of the window. Where did you find that? Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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  13. Oh I'm lovin' it!!!
    wonderful!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  14. That little bathroom looks wonderful! I love the chandelier and the lace on the window--the mirror is lovely too!

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  15. Its beautiful. I tried to wallpaper a small bathroom with old hymnal pages once. It didn't turn out as well as yours.

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  16. What a wonderful way to get your kids to read the bible! Yeah! It turned out beautifully, kuddos to Steve! Oh and I love your lacey curtains. ;)
    Hugs,
    sonya

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  17. I love your new powder room, the only problem you might have now is that your little room will be occupied for longer times...
    Hugs,
    Angela.

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  18. I love the new look for the bathroom! And I adore book pages pasted on the walls! I've been wanting to do this in one of my rooms! Love it!
    tot

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  19. What a great idea, I could read my Bible several times a day! ;)

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  20. I LOVE THIS!! I may have to do that in my teeny tiny bathroom...but not quite as small as yours. Or maybe just one wall.
    LOVE!!
    Blessings~

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  21. OMG Love it and I was just wondering if Steve makes house calls. I so wanting my bathroom to be as beautiful.
    Blissful Blessings ;-)

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  22. Your bathroom looks really beautiful: old books, linen and christal chandelier are all my passions!
    But please, can you explain me what clear coat is and how can it helps to better wipe down paper?
    Thank you
    Silvia

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  23. Love how it turned out and no need for a magazine rack! LOL. Beautiful room.

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  24. This is great and the Bible pages are genius! I may just have to do this in my bathroom:) Thank you for sharing your new 'reading room' with a new way to share The Gospel. I'm a new follower. Did I mention I love it.

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  25. Awesome job! BOTH of you! LOVE the papers...they look so beautiful. And of course, you will find that your kids will remember different verses, but as they grow up there, you will find that those particular verses are probably their favorites!
    Blessings, Doni

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  26. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  27. Wow! I have to catch my breath for a second! This is perfectly beautiful mostly because you have the Word of God written on your walls! You can't get any better than that. Enough said! I'm pinning it now and will feature this on Bella Nest next week. How awesome! I'm so happy to have ran across your blog. Blessings to you, my sister in the Lord!

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  28. ...awesome job, Steve! You are a jewel (as my mom would say!)

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  29. So cool! I love the variation of colors of all the pages! xox-cindy

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  30. Oh my goodness...Love it! Steve did a wonderful job! Would you mind if he came over? he he
    Leticia

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  31. just so wonderful Polly Love it ALL..(:)

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  32. I think your the place looks charming. Love the chandelier too. Great job Steve! :)

    philippine real estate

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