Monday, October 5, 2009

Hmm, wallpaper border or tile....

I am linking to A Soft Place to Land for Do It Yourself Day and Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.


I found time this weekend to make some changes to my bathroom. There was another wallpaper border in the bathroom that needed to be gone. (The kitchen border disappeared first.) I can appreciate Victorian whimsical when it is in someone else's house, but not mine!  I found some travertine tiles that matched the tub surround and tackled the job of tiling a border. This led to repainting the bottom half of the wall when the placement marks for the wallpaper boarder wouldn't wash off.

Ahh, the stone tiles look better don't they? Much more spa like! And all the better to appreciate the bubbling tub I inherited. It has lots of tiny holes all around rather than large jets. Feels wonderful. I don't know what it is officially called.

Here are some of my decorative touches. I hung these white shelfs which give me some great space for combining decorating and storage. I love bottles. Here are some old ones and some I decorated. I need to do some more finessing here. I will add some decorative touches to the candle on top to go with the red accents.

And this is one of the details that I see others do and really like. Rather than looking at the commercial label on the soft soap, I glued on some burlap and ribbons. Ta daa!

I really do have the world's best husband. Sorry all, he's mine!! I came home from riding tonight and stepped into the bathroom and found that my stone birds ($2.00/ea at Gordman's--score) were having this conversation. That made me smile!

And if you made it this far, I have something to pass on. Cindy at Cottage Insticts is doing a give away of the home made soaps she sells. I LOVE home made soaps!  Don't they just look yummy!?


  1. Beautiful transformation! It really does look like a mini-spa, and I love your burlapped soap dispenser. Great idea. I'm here from DIY Day--thanks for sharing :)

  2. OMGosh...those birds are hilarious! You've got a gem of a hubby, for sure :o) Love the tile too...thanks for the shout-out about the soap giveaway.
    peace, cindy

  3. You did a great job! Love the birds. :)

  4. LOve that conversation those birdies are having!! How sweet is your hubby??!!!!
    Lovely job hun
    Annie x

  5. GREAT re-do! The tiles are gorgeous! The shelves are pretty! The birds are adorable - especially their thought bubbles!

  6. Much much the new look!


  7. Great bathroom! I love what you've done!

  8. The burlap soap bottle cover is a genius idea! Your bathroom looks so calm and serene, great job.


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