Our house was built in 1954 and not much real estate was given to our main floor bathroom nor do we have a master bath in our bedroom, so this little bathroom is it for downstairs.
The walls were painted a couple of years ago when a pipe issue caused us to replace the floor and since painting is way down on my list of love to do's, I chose to just clean up, patch up, touch up and go.
I apologize for the lack of before pictures, the demo was a spur of the moment thing and really only consisted of taking down some dated towel bars and a little shelf above the toilet.
I have been collecting things for the revamp for the last couple of months, so that the cost would be minimal, since I've already spent the majority of my decorating budget on the kitchen and the dining room. Other than a new towel bar, bath mat, towels and a new clock, I shopped my house or made it myself.
I re-purposed the white shelf from the kitchen and hung it over the new towel bar. I made the "life is beauty full" wooden sign a couple of months ago to use in the bathroom so I placed it on top of the shelf. I had originally wanted to go a bit more rustic in here but once I placed everything I'd originally gathered for the room on the shelf I was totally uninspired...not that you need much inspiration in the bathroom.
Then while I was on the phone moaning to my mom, I happened to glance up and see this large canvas print in the living room. I threw it up on the shelf, grabbed my vintage ball jars and added the wooden sign and then it all started to come together.
I headed over to Home Goods for a coral towel for a splash of color and spotted this one. The colors couldn't be more perfect and I love it. I found the round black clock there as well. I think it balances out the display beautifully.
I was planning on hanging a collection of mirrors over the toilet but decided that a little color balance was needed on this side of the room so I hung the feather art I finished over the weekend. (Sorry for the poor quality picture but the lighting is tricky in there.)
I styled and restyled the white shelf and while I love how it looked with the mercury candle holder, it didn't feel like it belonged in the bathroom. (Thanks for all your IG opinions on the matter.)
So I removed the candle holder and added cotton balls and cotton swabs to the blue jars and I knew I'd finally reached the beauty vs. function I was after.
It feels good to have this room off my to do list. I still need to repaint the little cabinet above the toilet but all in all this one went pretty quickly. Let's hope the same goes for the living room.
In other news, my daughter and my grandsons are moving into there own place this weekend so my house will be quiet once again. Keep reminding me that this is a good thing, won't you? I'll still be watching them three or four times a week so they will be around plenty. It's just not quite the same thing as having them sleeping upstairs and coming down noisily every morning...but wait, quiet mornings with my coffee are a good thing, right? Please keep us in prayer through the transition.
Have a wonderful first weekend of fall!