Friday, January 15, 2010

Powder Room, Phase 2

This week started with phase 1 of the powder room makeover. Yesterday I finally got around to adding a few more touches.

Waaayyyy back in December 2008, I won a giveaway at Nesting Place for artwork by Laryssah Herbert.  I chose two watercolor eggs, and they have been sitting in an envelope on my dresser ever since because I didn’t have a good spot for them.  (Just thought I’d throw in that I won Nester’s giveaway this week, too!  I guess she likes me.)

Back to the eggs.  They’re perfect for my bathroom, but I needed frames.  Naturally, I went to the thrift store, where I found these for $1.50 for the lot.  Hello, 1990! 

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Never fear, Heirloom White to the rescue for both frames and mats.  I hung them too high and needed something on to sit on the tank and fill in the space.  The little “2” tin I also found at the thrift store on the same day; it was about $1.  I stuck in some grassy stuff that I used in my Christmas garland 2008.  Since the tank lid is rounded and things tend to slide off, I used a glob of stick-tack underneath the tin to hold it.

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Directly across from the toilette (say it with a French accent; it sounds nicer) is this little wicker shelf.  The tinted egg print has been sitting there since I made it before Christmas.  I brought in the little birds from elsewhere in the house.

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The little bird plate on the bottom shelf I found a a thrift store a few days ago.  The colors were perfect for this room.  That’s not the ideal spot for it, but it works for now.

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I’m not sure what eggs and birds have to do with the potty, but the colors worked, so there you have it.  My bird-themed powder room.
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15 comments:

Pam said...

Well, birds love to 'potty' on my car! LOL! Anyhoo...I love, love, love the way your bathroom is looking! The colors are so peaceful. I also think it's awesome how you keep finding things that coordinate so nicely at the thrift store. Looking good, Sister!

::cottage instincts:: said...

Birds go with everything! Your powder room looks so lovely. Great tip about using sticky stuff for items on top of the toilette (said with french accent) tank.

Love the color you used on the wall....

Miss Obara said...

I love the bird theme! It goes great in your room. I love the soft colors.

Nancy said...

Everything looks great! The prints above the potty turned out well.

Nancy

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Holly, I am seriously in love with your ingenuity! I would never have thought to literally *stick* the tin to the toilet...awesomeness!! :) I've never painted mats before...is there any special trick to it?

The bathroom is just lovely!! What is your paint color??

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love your style and you make everything look so pretty!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love anything with birds on it. Love & blessings from NC!

Country Dreaming said...

Great job--You've done a nice jod withthe bird theme.

Melinda

Manuela@TPOH said...

Holly your bird themed powder room is just lovely! So pretty!

Manuela

charlene said...

Wonderful job! One of my closest friends has a bird theme in her 1/2 bath too and I helped her choose her paint color which is similar-ish to your color :)

Anonymous said...

What is that gorgeous color on the walls??? LOVE IT!

Holly said...

Wall color is Restoration Hardware's Silver Sage.

Denise Marie said...

I think it is a great place for birds and your egg prints. It is fresh and natural. Wow, great job incorporating an olden mirror!

Bella Michelle said...

Very pretty! I love the colors. You did good, girl.

Kristen@TheFrugalGirl said...

Ohh, I never thought to paint frame mats. Hmm. Do you use spray paint for those? I could totally rescue some ugly mats I have that way!