Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bathroom Update

At the risk of having fruitcake thrown at me, I’m posting something non-Christmas today.  Today was our third snow day (I’m greedy and praying for our 4th tomorrow), so I spent some time tweaking things I’ve been meaning to tweak.

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I’ve simply had a couple of bare spots here and there from when I last painted this room, and I shopped the house to fill them.  I know this wheat is supposed to be “fall”, but I just love the colors.  Therefore, it stays.

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    Next bare spot?  I had this wreath and some spare twine (I mean, who doesn’t have spare twine?) laying around, so I used ‘em up. IMG_8646

Don’t mind the ribbon.  It’s temporary, but we’re in the midst of a blizzard here, remember?  It’s just holding it in place until I find “the perfect ribbon” (insert echoes here).

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I found an old barn star in my basement and attacked it with some craft paint.  I just used a combo of blue/green/brown until I came up with what I wanted.

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I love that it adds some balance to the desperate attempt at art piece of art on the opposing wall.  The feather wreath is actually an ornament from Kohls.  I need to go back and buy about 57 more.  Love them.

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Of course, in between painting and wrapping things with twine, I had to let this guy in and out of the house 7,319 times.  Apparently, he likes the snow but not the cold.

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42 comments:

Aura said...

Have you ever eaten a fruit cake? I have yet to try this mystery Christmas favorite. I love your twine tree! I made one this year, but yours looks a lot better. I posted a picture of it the other day if you want to take a peek. Your twine that you used for it is really pretty, it has a lot of texture to it.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Aw, Maximus with a snowy face! So cute. I won't throw any fruit cake at you. I promise. I love seeing you fuss over that 1/2 bath of yours :). I think your additions look fabulous and I hope the perfect ribbon, ribbon, rib... (echos...in case you're wondering) is blue. I want it to pick up the tones in the Jardin box and your new barn star. I also want that feather wreath ornament! No blizzard here, so I hope to make a run for Kohl's and find one!

Mom's Place said...

Love everything so far!

Nancy said...

Hey, it looks great! And the twine projects are neat.

Nancy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, no one can accuse you of slacking off because of a little snow! That's a nice size bathroom and I love all the accessories you brought in. Love that star {looks like it would go great in my master bedroom}! Since tomorrow is Friday, I'll cross my fingers you get another snow day out of the deal.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love that you aren't posting a Christmas post - I'm already behind as is. love your wreath - I even have twine lying around (but not a wreath form).

Kate said...

i love the twine trees!!!! I am going to have to try that for my dining room! Thanks for the idea!

Mrs S said...

Hopelessly in love with the feather wreath. I've hit 2 Kohls this week already!

DANIELLE said...

I really like your twine wreath! And BOY do I hear you about the dog. I have two puppies that are in and out and in and out. It's maddening!! I've also had to resort to placing a towel in front of the back door so they don't track as much snow throughout the house. Arg.

Astrid said...

Lovely bathroom! I'd stay there and not come out! LOL!

That wreath is just lovely...

Ruth H. said...

Impressive! And I, too, sympathize with the dog. Mine seems enthralled by the snow...and wind....and frigid temperatures. Who knew? Not me, until I had to spend 15 minutes outside trying to coax him back in yesterday. Today, I decided he was on his own. That is what fur is for--actually keeping him warm outside if he chooses to play out there--NOT for gathering all over my countertops.

Paige said...

So cute! Love the wreath. Hope you get your wish for snow day number four!

Caren said...

Looks really pretty. I have to say, I don't know how you don't just love that dog, he is just so stinking cute!

Country Dreaming said...

Good ideas and placement of them.
Love the dog picture.

Melinda

Jill said...

twine+wreath=love
-Jill

Richella said...

You know it's a blizzard when they have snow days in Michigan. My goodness! Enjoy yourself!!

It was fun to see your bathroom updates. Isn't this the bathroom that was responsible for that untimely visit to the ER? Hope your back is firmly back into the young woman category.

I really like your wreath. And I love the barn star. Well done.

debra said...

Love the twine wreath.
Your dog is so sweet looking.

sulagna said...

i keep visiting your blog everyday..in the middle of doing up our new home and you fill me with such bright ideas :) thanks a tonne!!!

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix
It looks so pretty. I love the image of the shelf/star/wreath. Great job!

Rocio @ Casa Haus said...

Hi there! I love the way it looks! Can't wait for you to find that ribbon for the wreath, 'cause I think it will be amazing. Thanks for sharing!

jociegal said...

You continue to amaze me. Nice work!

-Meleah- said...

Very nice! I love the little wreath ornament from Kohl's. I've been wanting something like that for a candle ring. Guess who's going to Kohl's? :)

Dee said...

I definately won't throw fruit cake - it's too good to waste by it hitting the floor. besides your decorating looks fab!
ps I am an aussie and fruit cake is a yummy, much eaten treat here. a good FC is a treasure. I have often heard USA folk dis FC and i don't get it? do you have yucky FC? tell me a good america fc is laced with rum or port or some other decent spirit? is it not part of your practice? help?

Kelly Ann said...

I love the blue star...it is perfect! And that face it the last picture...another perfect!

Misty said...

Absolutely love the twine wreath. And I think the ribbon should be blue as well. Our dog loves snow as well, but as he's a shih tzu, if we got as much snow as you, he'd be buried. Ever tried to get all the snow clumps off a very furry dog? glad i live in nc where snow is not a guaranteed part of winter.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I feel like such a slacker-on snow days I like to curl up on the couch in my sweatpants and drink tea all day!

What a pretty winter look you've put together.

Brittny said...

I somehow stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago and love checking in on the little things you have done. I'm going to have to take some of your ideas and run with them myself. Thanks for the tips! And your dog is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!! I just love his little face with snow on it. We live in the FL panhandle and it's finally cold(er) here and my dog is freaking out. He's a retriever and the night before a cold front comes through he can't sleep b/c he's so excited. He literally wiggles and wags every 2 hours all night b/c he can't wait to go stretch out in the backyard!

Jenn @ Livin' the Simple Life said...

That feather wreath is lovely!

I posted a non-holiday post yesterday and it didn't get much attention compared to the rest of my posts. I don't know if I dare write about anything other than Christmas for the next 2 weeks! :)

Love the new bathroom.

Danielle and Clint said...

Love the idea with the wreath! I think you could also take it one step up and possibly pin small chrismas cards on it! So cute!

Momma to Bug said...

The bathroom looks better than ever! My dog does the same thing when it snows...it drives me crazy too!
-Desiree

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Can I tell you how much I love any post where Maximus shows his face? I Love him!!!!
I think your bathroom lools great.

Hammer said...

Dont you just love snow days!! I have not had any yet here in Oklahoma. I was thinking about whether you would post any snow pics after all the snow storms happening across the US. Just don't go stir crazy!! Keep crafting!!! Love it!!

Frippery said...

Very nice. That picture of your sweet dog is adorable!

Darlene said...

Love the bathroom ideas. I'm in a bit of a funk for my 2nd bathroom that my girls use. Need to update some stuff but want to get through Christmas first.

Amanda said...

I love the little cabinet above your toilet!! Where did you find that? Would love to know. Thanks girl..

Amanda

Christine said...

What a mug shot!
He is so cute!!

BeautifulWreck said...

The Bathroom looks great!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

I love your new additions to the bathroom. The twine wreaths is TDF! I want to make one for my house. I love the texture of it all.

Hudson Goods said...

I like the blue barn star... and the dog!

Tanya said...

I absolutely must make one of these twine wreaths. Where in the world did you get the adorable white cabinet?

Melanie said...

I love the cabinet above your toilet. Where did you get it? I like the Kohls ornament too.

kristin said...

oh i just love your bathroom! the wheat is a very pretty addition regardless if its fall-ish or not. I love the jar its in too!

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