The fam has decided that we need to do something interesting with out bathroom. When the kids were younger I had wallpapered it with big maps from some old National Geographic mags, but it has been kind of ordinary for the last few makeovers.  After some discussion and some web surfing, we decided to go “steampunk”.

Somewhere in the process of stripping wallpaper,  I was peeling layers of modpodged stuff off the switchplates and discovered that the reverse side of some old book pages had printed itself onto the metal. They were perfect, period images, even though they were reversed, so I did some careful sanding and shellacked them to preserve the residual print and corroded looking edges. You can’t tell in

the photo, but in some spots the shiny brass shines through as well.

Now we just need to make a bathroom to go with the switchplates!