Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Not A Blank Slate Anymore

It's been almost a month since our hall bathroom was renovated, and I've finally finished up its decorating.

The first step in the project was to find some art.  Armed with cell phone photos of the vanity top and tiles (to make sure that what I bought didn't clash), I made the rounds of all the thrift shops close to my house and came away empty handed.  But one night when I stopped in at Home Goods looking for something else I found the perfect painting...and in the clearance section, no less!

Setting on the vanity top
Once the room's theme colors were determined I moved mu attention to the plain Jane shower curtain.  My first thought was to embellish the rings in some way.  I started searching the Internet, and when I saw the post on at Breezy Cheetah Pop about her Tassel Shower Curtain I decided it was exactly what I had in mind. I went to the craft store and bought a dozen different colors of embroidery floss, winnowed it down to four, and went to work.  Each tassel is one skein of floss folded in half over a large jewelry jump ring, tied at the top, bottom loops cut, then hung from the clear rings.

Voila!
I found a mantel shelf at the thrift store and added a couple of tchotchkes, hung a dark blue towel that was already in the linen closet, and called the project done.  (Down the line I'll purchase additional towels in the tassel colors for additional looks.) 

We spent a lot of money on the bathroom renovation, so I was pleased that the 'prettying' part cost less than $40.

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9 comments:

  1. Very nice Kathy, thanks for sharing!

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  2. It's beautiful and those tassels are brilliant! Love it.

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    1. Thanks. I like the way it all turned out.

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  3. Really turned out nicely.

    We recently got a HomeGoods here. I haven't been in yet. Do you have an @Home store near you?

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    1. There's an@Home going in at a strip mall about ten minutes from the house.

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  4. Such a clever idea with the tassels. I also love the painting find - those kind of unexpected finds are the best, aren't they?

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    1. Thank you. I never go into a project like finding decorating items expecting to find a very specific item. When I do I'm always disappointed.

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  5. It looks lovely. You always find things when you aren't looking for them. Wow and you made the tassels? Nice job. It gave the bathroom a pop and you can mix and match towel colors to go with it.

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    1. Thanks. I've found some of my best purchases by sneaking up on them :-).

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