You know how it goes, things get piled up and the room starts to lose its personality. So I wanted to freshen things a bit. It started with cleaning the toilet, but this is the fun part! The new seat comes off for easy cleaning. I know this is disgusting and my grandmother would turn over in her grave, but the seat snaps off! You can clean ALL that gook! What a great invention, especially with 4 boys in the house! (Sorry guys!)
Then you just slide it right back in place and ....
SNAP! I have a theory that if more women were engineers, we would have a lot more fun/function in our households. That STEM education is really important, more than you know! Hear that girls, go for engineering and make cool stuff! Your mothers will thank you!
Next, how to decorate. I decided to go shopping around my house. Although it would have been fun to go to Homegoods, we're saving to renovate the other bathroom. (I promise to take before pictures.) So I've taken to shopping in my attic and basement. You'd be surprised at the cool stuff I have. Somebody must have good taste... ;) Here's what I found:
It sits nicely on the small ledge we put it above the beadboard, which I highly recommend doing.
The candle stick is from my Outdoor Collection, i.e. summer junk, that I usually use on the patio. The tray is also Vera Bradley which I just found at Hallmark for 70% off and I splurged, but for under $8, who can blame me. Okay, I shouldn't say "I just found," because I kind of stalk the place every week when I take my son to hockey practice. Now my husband is going to know why I'm so enthusiastic about volunteering for that job, when he probably thought I was doing him a favor. Shucks!
Over the sink is a sign that says "Happy Everything", a birthday present from an old friend. The painting was a housewarming gift from another friend. It fits perfectly there! And the towel is a print from Target. (Always hang with the bird flying up!)
Lastly, if you know me, you know I love books and the bathroom is no reason not to have good reading. Keeping with the theme, I looked on the bookshelf for little books that are blue and found Runaway Bunny and The Going to Bed Book. I know some in my house will laugh, but some will pick these up and hopefully be reminded of the slow, gentle days when this was what we read. And maybe they'll remember me that way too, cause sometimes these days I'm not slow or gentle.
Finally, for full disclosure, all that junk that was lying around is carefully hidden in the closet.
It's in a cute little basket on the floor of the pantry until our company leaves this weekend!
Have a great one! Slow and gentle if you can...