In my last post I covered my booth spaces at the two antique malls where I rent space. I totally forgot the most important room in any antique mall: the "Necessary Room", aka the Ladies' Room. Last summer, I was given the challenge of re-decorating the ladies' room at the Antiques Market of Williamston. It was a two-stall bathroom, with brown stained wainscoting that added some nice character. I decided to paint the wainscoting a cream color, and used Ralph Lauren's glaze in Tea Stain over the cream. It left a really great darkening in all of the ridges of the wainscoting, exactly what I wanted.
This picture shows just a bit of the wainscoting, along with some of the items that I had for sale a while back. The letters were gold painted cast aluminum, from the facade of a Woolworth's store. They have all been sold since I took this picture:
I made a three-panel screen with decoupage sheet music, shown on the left of the following pic. There are several nice mirrors that I included around the sink area. These have all been sold, too. I guess the Ladies' Room is a good place to sell antiques!
The ceiling includes a collection of gold frames in various shapes and sizes, attached with screws. These are not for sale, they are just there for detail. The mall owner, Bob Rogers, helped me attach the frames. We pre-drilled holes on two sides of each frame before using the screws to attach to the ceiling.
I think the frames would look great all painted white, for a more subtle effect, like a coffered ceiling. Or painted a color....lots of possibilities!