Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Powder Room

I finally got around to finishing the powder room on our main floor after considering it for the past couple of months.  Doesn't the name "powder room" just sound a bit pretentious?  It turns out, it is pretentious: the name come from the 18th century when people had a tiny room to go and re-powder their wigs in.

Our tiny little powder room was in serious need of a facelift.  All boys lived in our house before I moved in, and for some reason decorating the bathroom was not a major priority for them.  I decided to tackle it partly because it's something everyone sees when they come over and partly because it was much less daunting than trying to do something with our manly bedroom.

 


There's no storage in the bathroom and no space to add anything, so this basket on the floor is for extra toilet paper, soaps, and candles.  I may just put a towel on the top of the stuff inside to make it a little prettier.

 


The rug, towels, basket, and trash can are from Target.  The mirror and frames are from Michaels.  The prints are from Eye Poetry Photography (cut from a 2011 calendar).  The candles are from Ikea.

Bedroom, I'm coming at you next!  Or maybe I'll be easier on myself and tackle the other bathroom :)



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20 comments :

  1. Will you come and do that to any room in my house???

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  2. I love that basket. What a clever idea.


    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  3. Looks fabulous! Love the art. xo, Julie

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  4. The color palette is gorgeous! My bathrooms in my apartment suck so I've spent very little time putting any thought into them!


    www.theadoredlife.com

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  5. Very cute, very you! If I recall correctly, there was previously a sunflower theme, no? Definite upgrade! :P

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  6. Great job on the small space! I love the color combo, and creative storage solution!


    Nicole, keepcalmandcocoon.com

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  7. Clever Girl ReviewsFebruary 20, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    I love the bathmat and the pop of orange!
    www.clevergirlreviews.com

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  8. Half sunflowers, half Christmas 1992 ;)

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  9. Thanks Alyssa! I have previously only lived in places with terrible gross bathrooms so I've never decorated them before.

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  10. I didn't realize they had a specific name for a long time, we didn't have one in my house growing up.

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  11. For real. I'm looking for new bedding right now and it is soooo hard to make a decision.

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