April 2, 2013

fast & fresh spring fixes for the bath


I don't think I ever showed you all some decor changes I've been making in my bathroom, and it's high time! And last month I was feeling the need to make a few quick and easy updates to bring a springy fresh feel to the room.


The new shower curtain is actually two drapery panels, opening in the center, hung from a bamboo pole. The panels are longer and wider than a traditional shower curtain, and hung high up, they give a tiny bath some height and drama. The bamboo is a nice natural element too, tying in to the others in the room, like the baskets.


I love a clear glass container for displaying anything in the bath, especially if it's white, like soaps, cotton balls, and cotton swabs. White=fresh. Filling a container=fast.


The cut boxwood is a nice dose of green for spring and took all of about two minutes to cut from the yard and stick in a cup. I picked up the emerald color too in the soap dispenser and votive on the vanity.


I got tired of trying to coordinate tissue box designs (all not-pretty choices!) to my decor and instead bought a little basket to hold the tissues instead. Buy regular tissues, take out of box, insert in basket. Voila! This works best with the tissues that come in the reach-in tissue boxes instead of the single-pull-out boxes. And the picture above is a quote is printed from the web on regular printer paper and tossed in a frame. Instant art.


I also painted my own art, modeled after so much of the black-and-white abstract stuff that's out there now. This way, because it was cheap and quick to make, I won't feel so bad when I get tired of it and want something new! Making it was a super-fast and super-impact project I loved. I am now obsessed with creating my own abstracts for every room. And as long as you don't look too closely, they are pretty great-looking! Do you do the seasonal freshen-up in your bath, or bedroom, or kitchen like me? Please share your fast fixes for spring!

9 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I really like the use of the bamboo pole, nice touch. The panels in place of a typical shower curtain look great. I always think shower curtains look too short. I may have to borrow that idea for my kids' bathroom.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely LOVE the GENIUS of using panels instead of a shower curtain! Hate looking at the tub and this is the answer!!
Denise

Heather Dzioba said...

I like the Kleenex box! Where did you get it?

Heather Dzioba said...

I love the paint color in your bathroom! I also love the Kleenex box! Where did you get it?

casey at loft and cottage said...

Thanks, Heather! The paint color is an old Martha Stewart color, araucana blue, I believe. The box is just a tip towel basket, from Target. Happy shopping!

designchic said...

Great fabric, great bamboo rod and great art...perfect updates for your bath!!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Very pretty!!! Love your artwork and shower curtain. I just did a similar post about my client's family room. Now I need to do something about my house. :)

René said...

I love your updates Casey! Brilliant thinking on the shower curtain! Your art work is very impressive too.

Holly said...

My favorite tip you mention here is the tissues placed in the basket - I always really really cringe at the tissue boxes but what a simple way to change the storage look. And I love to create my own art - I haven't done it in a while but it is fun, inexpensive, and you're right - not to feel bad when you're ready to change it up.

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