It is a new year and for me that always means changing things up a bit. Our little home was built in 1973 and our bathrooms have remained relatively untouched for almost 43 years. And while I do like the vintage charm of the old tile, basins and fixtures, it still can't stop me from longing for an updated space. Unfortunately it is not quite in the budget even with the talented Mr. Rosemary Lane doing all the work himself. Besides I still have my eye on a few more items to buy for the kitchen project.
So last week I went Home Goods shopping with my dear girlfriend Donna. (We were out celebrating another happy birthday for Donna. What better way right?) I didn't plan on purchasing anything beyond new towels for the bathroom, but when we walked into Home Goods we walked smack dab into a pretty display filled with blues and whites with little touched of greenish blues. I was sunk! I knew it would be a tough road to resist buying everything I wanted, so I kept pace and explored all of my options.
The first item grabbed was a new shower curtain. I know Mr. RL would say "Why do you need a new shower curtain, we have one and it is just fine." Then I would have to rebut in my mind by thinking "13 years of sitting and looking at the same curtain was about enough for me...time for something new!) And with that I made the executive decision to buy the new curtain.
Before the bathroom was all aquas and bright greens. I wanted to tone it down a little by editing out the greens and settling mostly on different hues of blues. Then I decided to keep it balanced with the addition of textured browns as accents. When I spotted this darling brown and white wicker basket I immediately picked it up. I wasn't sure how to use it but as it worked out it was perfect for holding the new hand towels.
Bought new soap dispensers and micro fiber floor mats too.
All excited about my purchases I rushed home to clean the bathroom and add all of my new treasures. But once I started cleaning I quickly realized that just cleaning wasn't going to be enough. So out came the old paint can and on the walls went a fresh coat of crisp white.
A couple years ago I purchased this beautiful dark turquoise urn, again I think from Home Goods. I filled it with faux hydrangeas and set it on the partition for a little drama.
I also moved a few items around including the addition of this little beach pic to one of the floating shelves.
Now I think I could probably be pacified for a little while longer before any big renovations in the downstairs bath. But eventually it will have to be redone.
Maybe for the house's 50th anniversary!
Wishing you all a wonderful week!
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