Friday, July 9, 2010
Hi everyone! I had planned on showing you some bedroom photos today but I’ll do that on Monday as I’ve really been thinking about this topic for days.
It all began when my husband I were watching “House Hunters” and “Property Virgins” this week. First there was the couple who said they had to change out the gold rimmed shower stall “right away” if they bought the house. Like the shower doesn’t work because it’s frame is gold! I was drinking some soda and actually choked when they said that!
Then there were all the people who criticized the master bathrooms for being “small”- all of which I must say were waaaaay bigger than the one we have. Then there were ones that absolutely had to have double sinks, granite counters, separate bathtub(only jetted will do) and separate shower…and many of these people were first time homebuyers! Everyone seems to want a palace first time around.
Watching these shows could make you feel like your home just isn’t good enough! Don’t let these shows, magazines (or blogs) make you discontent with your home!
No double sinks here! I have a tiny tiny TINY master bathroom but I’ve made it the cutest bathroom I could! I firmly believe in making the most of what I’ve got.
As you can see, I really use the space on my walls! Think vertical if you don’t have a lot of floor space.
If you want to make some changes, you don’t have to make them all at once and if you don’t, you have the advantage of being able to look for deals and repurpose things. I don't think I've EVER decorated a room all at once! Above is the shelf before a few coats of black spray paint. I got the shelf for $1 at my neighbors garage sale a few months ago.
The topiary is from Goodwill (last year I think), the toile bowl holding some potpourri was a gift from a blogger, the picture with the harlequin rug is from Marshalls or Ross (a year ago) and the “La Toilette” sign is a recent purchase from TJ Maxx.
These black and white shell prints were done by me.
I found these goose prints last year at a thriftstore for a few pennies and used this site Vintage Printables for the images. Instead of printing in color I chose “grayscale” (should be in your Printer Preferences). They're printed on cardstock.
I’ve had these black and white ticking balloon shades for 10 years and still love them! They’re from Target.
I just bought this shower curtain from Target and it has the same ticking on the top! They’re both Waverly.
I always try to pay attention to the little things-like light switches. I’ve had the toile night light for about 9 or 10 years!
“Carpe Diem”. I hand painted that over the door so when you step out of the shower you’re reminded to “Seize the Day!”.
There’s no bathtub in this bathroom. There’s one in the hall bathroom. The shower is huge though which my 6’3’’ husband appreciates! We’ve tried to make showering a luxurious event since there’s no tub in here. We recently installed one of those big shower heads that has all the different settings so it’s quite lovely to put it on one of those pulsating massage settings when I’m sore from gardening! Also, I always buy the nicest fluffiest towels that I can find! I’d rather have a few really nice ones than a bunch of cheap thin ones!
Believe me, I’m not immune to house envy. For example, I think about putting chandeliers in my kitchen and bathroom whenever I see them in magazines or blogs. They do look so pretty! Of course living in the hot South it’s kind of crazy to give up your ceiling fan for a chandelier!
I really hope that my blog doesn’t add to anyone’s discontent with their home. We’re all at different stages in our lives. I share what I do with the intent to encourage you to love the home YOU have and to make the most of what YOU have with the resources available to YOU!