Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Nice new bathroom

So we've lived in this house for about 12 years now. (I know, can you hardly believe it?) And we've had the same decorations in our bathroom that whole time. Except for Christmas when I decorate the bathroom all chrismumsy. Anyway, I decided we needed a change in the bathroom. I was sick of the white walls. I was sick of the frog shower curtain that we had for 12 years (sorry mom, but it's true.) and I was sick of the one bathroom that strangers were allowed to use looking lame and gross and not fun. Soooo what did I do? I changed the bathroom. I picked a happy shade of blue and I went from there. I ended up going with a very coney island beach look. After shopping for a new shower curtain for a whole day, (online, bed bath and beyond, target, wal mart, jc penny, ross, etc.)  I gave in and bought fabric to make my own. and you know what? I LOVE THE WAY IT LOOKS AND TURNED OUT!!! I am thinking of making more and selling them on Isn't it so cute!!!!??

Even the bottom turned out so cute! 
I am eventually going to get newer, nicer towels. (We've had these towels forever as well in case you couldn't tell.) But everything just pulled together so well. I love how the colors match the curtain. How happy and festive and how they say, "GRAB YOUR BEACH BALL! LET'S GO RIDE THE WONDER WHEEL!"
Also, if you look at the top of the pic above this text, you'll see a pink glass lantern? those are candle filled lanterns that cast such a nice fun glow when you're taking a bath. Love them!
I got some shelves to put above the toilet. The top shelf will have guest towels on it, but I haven't gotten them yet. There is a plant on one, her name is Genevieve, and then more glass candle holders on the toilet and shelf. The one on the shelf next to the plant, if you click on this picture you can see it bigger, but I made a beadwork thing to go around it that just looks incredible!

I found these cute little mirrors with resin frames at Ross. I got all 3 for just 4 bucks. Woot. And The vase you see in the corner was only 3. I love Ross.

My sister Jacki is going to make me some cute vinyl lettering that will say, "By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea." I also need to get a new light bulb since one went out. And with the blue paint it seems a little darker in there, especially with the non see through shower curtain. (we always have a sea through shower curtain.) So I need to get some more light in there somehow.

Also, I want to hang some pics of Coney Island in the bathroom. I'm really hoping my Holga pics turned out. ( don't think they did, I'm afraid the film might have gotten exposed.) So we'll have to see how they turned out. Maybe I can make cea's look vintagey, or just buy some of my own. And it would be great if I could find some good frames that match my mirrors. 
Anyway. Love my new bathroom!

1 comment:

Russell Shaffer said...

Holy cow that looks freakin' awesome, Manna! I can't wait to come home and use the bathroom! You might want to put up a holder for some reading material....