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Friday, July 11, 2014

some new bathroom decor

I have decided that I want to do a little decorating in my bathroom and I want to do it for as little money as possible. My bathroom is pretty small and doesn't have any natural light so getting photos is not the easiest. I have to do things like sit in the sink or stand in the bathtub to get any pictures. 

I thought I would show it to you in stages as I redo it. I have some guests coming next month for my mom's 90th birthday so I want it to be finished before then. However, as I am in a rental I can't paint or make any structural changes. (not that I am capable of making structural changes)

You may remember this basket. I first had it in my bedroom holding an old quilt.


Then when I moved last year I decided to fill it with my vintage linens and set it on a chair near my bed. 


It was nice having the linens within easy reach, but I decided I wanted to be able to sit in the chair and I have done something new with the window they were sitting in front of. I will share that another time. 

So I have moved the basket to the bathroom. I wanted to have extra towels handy and the basket is the perfect size for that.


I wasn't sure what to set it on, but then I remembered the old milking stool that used to sit at the foot of my bed. I replaced it with this white bench and since I didn't know what to do with the stool I stuck it out in the garage temporarily.


It was the perfect size to set the basket on next to the shower.


Since these were things I already had, this portion of the redo was free, including the pretty white shower curtain. I found it in my sister's rag bag. She had somehow gotten it stained really badly and as she, unlike me, just goes out and buys new, it was tossed. I rescued it. With some soaking in Biz and a couple of rounds of bleaching it was almost like new. 

Next week I'll show you what I have done with a great find from an estate sale. They were ready to toss it. 

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21 comments:

  1. Hello Laura, Oh I love these changes. Isn't it fun to rearrange and/or find a treasure someone else has tossed? The milking stool is just right for the gorgeous basket with towels. The shower curtain looks great.
    I hope you have a nice weekend.
    Mildred

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    1. Thanks, Mildred. Have a great weekend too. :)

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  2. That shower curtain looks like one I used to have - so pretty! I like the stool and the basket in your bathroom. They add a nice touch!

    xo
    Claudia

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    1. Thanks, Claudia. I was excited when I found the shower curtain. I was just thinking about what I wanted and there it was :)

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  3. Love that basket wherever you chose to place it in your home, Laura!
    Your fresh white bathroom will be perfect for your Summer guests!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    withLove!

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    1. I am always happy wherever I use the basket. It was a great auction find.

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  4. I love baskets and use them in every room. I'm moving a few things around in my house today....trying to freshen things up. I even took a trunk load of stuff to donate today! Happy weekend! Hugs!

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    1. I need to donate some things. Need to get out in the garage, but it is just too hot in there. Happy weekend to you, too :)

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  5. The shower curtain is so feminine and pretty. Definitely worth the extra work to get it cleaned! Love the benches too! Have a great weekend, sweet Laura!

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    1. Thanks, Katie. I was so happy that it cleaned up perfectly :)

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  6. What a perfect basket for towels, and I love that white, chippy bench! I'm trying not to covet it. ;-)

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    1. I got that bench at an auction. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.

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  7. I love the basket filled with fluffy white towels next to the tub. And I love the white shower curtain. Your perseverance paid off in getting it clean! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with that bathroom.

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  8. I use a basket for towels in my bath as well. I also love the shower curtain!

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  9. This looks so charming. I want to see more!! I have a bathroom that is just itching for a face lift. Come on down and help me.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  10. Great job, Laura. Your basket and stool were the perfect match. Simplicity personified!!

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  11. Love the basket and stool together, great pairing!

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  12. Great idea, Laura. Your guests will be impressed and find this handy. Amazing what some people throw out. We have become a throwaway society. Simply buy new and add to the landfill.
    Brenda

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  13. Laura it looks perfect:) Great no cost spruce up.

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