Welcome to my weekly update of The Mani Cave (TMC)! In my first post, I referred to it as the TPR (The Polish Room)…but I received overwhelming feedback that my husband’s moniker “The Mani Cave” was better. So TMC it is!
So now on to the update…over the past week I’ve toiled over the color palette. Originally I wanted to go with a gray and teal theme; but I worried about it not being family friendly enough (i.e., hubby wouldn’t be caught dead in there). I wanted something more “grown up” but still unexpected. Then this photo caught my eye and it was all she wrote! The room will be navy, white and pink! Sound familiar? They’re the colors in my Zoya Explosion mani yesterday!
I jumped in head first before I had a chance to change my mind and went straight to the painting. I chose Starless Night, a dark navy blue that leans on the gray side, in an eggshell finish. Since the color is so dark, I’ve decided to install white wainscoting on the bottom half of the room. Won’t that be beeeeeauuuuutiful? I’m totally stoked and totally over budget already (woops). I wish it were sunnier so you could really see the wall color in these pics. One of these days!
And just so I don’t go a whole post without showing polish…check out this zoomed shot of my makeshift mani table. So I sort of got carried away yesterday when I spotted a nearly full Pure Ice Runway Collection display. The perceptive checkout boy at Walmart asked me if I liked nail polish. Um…yeah…you could say that. LOL
I’m going to do a fabric-covered boxed cornice over the double window. This is the fabric I ordered. I’m still not sold on the circles (I prefer the print on the pillow in that first pic above.) But this was on clearance and I didn’t need much so it’s worth a try.
Most of the storage/surface furniture will be white (maybe the gloss white Besta line from Ikea??) But the big item, a hand-me-down table I salvaged from work many moons ago, will be pink! It’s been sitting in my basement for years. The hubs wanted to chuck it in the move…but I just knew I’d have a use for it eventually! Of course, I’ll have to get glass cut to cover the top…no more worrying about remover soaked cotton balls touching the kitchen table. Yay! Here’s my inspiration pic. My table is slightly bigger and has pedestal legs. I hope it turns out as pretty in real life as it is in my head!
I may try to antique it with this glazing technique. I'll decide after I get it painted pink. But either way...I'm using spray paint. All Things Thrifty has tons of spray painting tips.
The only setback is with the polish display. China Glaze’s fat bottomed bottles have put a kink in my awesome polish storage plan! I have so much China Glaze that I just can’t ignore them (their feelings would be hurt). But Zoya, Butter London, Color Club, OPI, and all the other cats and dogs polishes worked just fine. So I’m (polish) racking my brain for an alternative.
I’ll post another update next Wednesday! Let’s hope I’ve made some progress! :)