Bathroom progress

by brae  

Many people liked the bird and bee design by Flora for the bathroom window, including me.  :D  I edited the image in PhotoShop, turning the bird more grey and removing all stray spots.  The white in the bird wouldn't print on transparency and any spots would be magnified in this small scale.  I bumped up the coloration since printing on transparency usually results in some color loss.  Beautiful.

I also flipped the direction of the bird in PhotoShop since the printed side looks dull, and I wanted the bird to be facing the same direction as the original inside the room.  I'll cut a piece of plain acetate to cover the dull side so it won't look out of place when viewed from the outside.

To be fair, I tried the other two I liked.  First, the Brass Helm Round Window by Century Industries.  It lost some of the impact it had on paper.

Then the Pale Montana Mission Round Stained Glass Window by Stained Glass and More.  This one benefited from being printed on film and looks less busy.  This is a strong candidate for the Brownstone.  :]

What decided it for me was viewing the windows from the outside.

I just love Flora's bird!

Next, I turned to the chimney.  Only a small portion of the chimney continues through this room with most of the inner portion in the attic.  I formed the inside chimney from a double layer of 1/2" thick foam core board and cut it to align with the outer chimney.  The break between the top triangular piece and the bottom rectangular piece is where the ceiling board will sit.  I'll figure out the angled bricks in the attic section later.

In the bathroom, I'm assuming the exposed brick would be I'll cut wallpaper to cover it.  In the attic, it will be exposed brick made to match the exterior...without the moss.  :D  Since the egg carton brick will add thickness to the attic portion, I added a layer of wood on the side to help make up the difference.  The tapered bottom is built from scrap wood.  This structure will also support the bathroom ceiling board.

It's just enough to satisfy the realist in me that the chimney isn't just tacked onto the outside, but it doesn't obscure the window by being too large.  In fact, to me, it looks like a perfectly imperfect vintage architectural detail.  :D


Comment from: Lori [Visitor]

I want to move in :)

04/24/12 @ 01:01
Comment from: flora [Visitor]

It looks fantastic, thanks for picking mine!

Flora x

04/24/12 @ 03:06
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

Perfect. I love the portion of the chimney inside the bathroom. I would never have thought to do it that way…that’s a genius detail. Wow.

You never fail to impress me, my friend.

04/24/12 @ 04:54
Comment from: Heather [Visitor]

I love your attention to little details!

The chimney is just amazing looking! I’m impressed… and the window is lovely, the choice of the bird is an excellent one. I’d love to have a bathroom like this, myself.

04/24/12 @ 05:44
Comment from: Amy Hastings [Visitor]

Wow… I have to admit I wasn’t crazy about the bird until I saw it from the outside. Well picked! And I love the chimney - that is a work of art in itself!

04/24/12 @ 08:42
Comment from: Mona [Visitor]

Your bird window is beautiful, well-chosen!

04/24/12 @ 10:20
Comment from: ascension [Visitor]

Una idea genial, el pajarito que fantastico.
Me encanta la chimenea.
Un cuarto de baño precioso.
besitos ascension

04/24/12 @ 13:57
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

04/24/12 @ 14:24
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]

Oh my goodness. You are such a genius! What you did with the chimney is just perfect!

04/24/12 @ 15:13
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

I love the chimney and I’m glad you picked the bird. It looks fabulous from the outside!

04/24/12 @ 18:51
Comment from: Audra [Visitor]

You think of everything! Love the window. I need to learn about photo shop

04/24/12 @ 18:54
Comment from: Flora [Visitor]

Hi Brae - here’s a link to my blog post on your fantastic project :)

04/25/12 @ 15:57

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