It's been almost a year since I did an inexpensive make over in my bathroom. The only bathroom we have; so it took, LIKE FOR.EV.ER!!! It started with just a new paint job...and then well, I ended up 'PAPERING' the floor.
In the past year...I've made a few changes.
I finally put a bead of caulk along the tub...
and trimmed out the paper...Lets see I did the project in February last year...and caulked it around AUGUST SOME TIME...
Also- recently changed out the oak seat with a white one. One of the hinges broke...turns out, you can buy all sorts of parts at LOWE'S for your toilet replacement needs...EXCEPT seat hinges!!! REALLY?!
They have them on line...but a new wooden white seat COMPLETE WITH HINGES...was about $3.00 plus dollars cheaper; no shipping and no waiting!
I can live with the white!
In the winter, our bathroom floor gets really cold. I have two long rugs that I keep in there with smaller rugs underneath for padding and warmth. A blue one and this Red and Pink one.
Today was just windy enough ...I was able to change them out and launder the blue one.
I made this rug. I think I may have shown it before--but couldn't find the link.
Care to guess how old this CROCHETED RAG RUG IS???
(but, I didn't come to talk about the rug)
Today, I added this little hint of color to the room.
A lid for my old- rusty, dug-it-out-of -the- side- of- The Ozark Mountains- chamber pot.
Yes! years ago, while helping my in-laws clean up their place... we happened upon a dump, I was so happy to have an old bean pot! LOL... my mother in love quickly set me straight; and was a little surprised when I told her I'd keep it anyway!
After a good cleaning and some spray paint on the inside...
I began using it.
FOR TOILET PAPER!!
but it never had a lid ...see?
I lined it with a pretty pillow slip for years.
I got the idea off of HOME SPUN LIVING and copied it. I left her a message and told her I was going to! :)
It's just two round plywood circles. There is a smaller one on the underside to keep it on the pot. Clever, huh? I also scrounged up this old knob, it actually holding the two pieced together.
Hmmm...the color in the bathroom pictures is more accurate.
and, NO. I can't cut a proper circle...
a simple lid.
Maybe, a half-hour long project?
Using What I had. Including the quart of paint, which was free from Ace last year; and some spare plywood.
I like this quote (from apartment therapy)
Sustainability means a lot of things; it means keeping the existing and perfectly usable (but ugly) items and making them over to be more pleasing and it also means doing this makeover on a budget.
I hadn't thought about it, but this project (as with all my decorating projects) was/is sustainable decorating~~ :) I like that!
My inspiration photo--
So look out! When I see something on your blog...and I really
My Simple and Inexpensive Bathroom make-over can be read here.
OR...if you just want to read about my "PAPERED FLOOR" ...HERE (to date it is the most read,clicked and 'pinned' post I have) and I noticed someone +1'd my paper floor?
That is a new one. What is (+1) ??? anyone know?
I hope it's not a citation. Like a strike in baseball.
I wonder how many +1's one blogger can receive?
(oh, and the crocheted rag rug...23 years old...I made it when my youngest son was about to turn 1 year old. It has lasted a LONG TIME! and... I wash it in the machine,too! )
The grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. ~Philippians 4:23