Remember a couple months ago when I was working on our guest bathroom? Yeah, well, I'm finally working on that again. I've had most of the big stuff done, you know, painting the walls and cabinets, but it has sat unaccessorized for the last month. So sad! Well actually, as of a couple weeks ago I did have pictures on the wall, but they were all from my college apartment and were all of my friends and I. So basically whenever anyone used that bathroom they thought I was ridiculously vain, and stuck in my college days. It wasn't intentional, I just happened to have those frames lying around and put them up to see how it looked, and well, it took longer than I planned to switch out the pictures.
It took me forever to figure out what to do on the one long wall in the bathroom. I knew I wanted some sort of art, but I didn't want anything too busy that would distract from or clash with the shower curtain. Then, my sister in law Kerry posted on her blog, La Conception Des Femmes, about some DIY artwork she did for her bathroom, and I decided that it would also be perfect in mine. So, I completely stole her idea. Thanks to Kerry's inspiration I turned this ...
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I also took care of the towel rod situation in there. It started out with two awful, uneven rods. DROVE. ME. CRAZY!
I've always liked the look of hooks instead of towel rod. It might sound weird, but I like the "hang" of the towel better on a hook. and since this will be a kiddo's bathroom, hooks just seemed a little more practical. Simply putting three hooks on the wall felt a little too boring, so I used the rest of the baseboards that I used for the mirror frame and put that up to add some interest. I used liquid nails and glued it the entire width of the wall.
After I glued the baseboard up, I screwed in the hooks. I then wanted to add a little shelf on top. For the shelf I used a door stop and just turned it upside down so there would be a small ledge for pictures. I love how it all turned out.
The next thing to do was figure out what to do over the toilet. I bought a floating shelf on sale at Target a couple weeks ago and, for once, Target has seriously let me down. This blasted shelf will not hold anything! The package says that it will hold up to 10 pounds, but it fell multiple times when I had no more than 2 pounds on it. AND when it fell it broke a vase that I had sitting on the toilet. So, I am returning that guy and finding one that will actually hold more than one hand towel. Here is my shelf in all it's glory, obviously with nothing on it for safety reasons.
Once I replace the shelf and the vase that broke, then I will start accessorizing this side of the bathroom. One step at a time folks, one step at a time.