We’ve come a long way my friends and I think it’s time I call it on this one. I’ve filled the bathroom with lots of fun finds and things I had stored around the house for just this moment. There are two things I wanted to do that I just haven’t gotten to, (sealing the stone and caulking the sink) but my patience in this space has waned and my attention is slowly turning to other projects I’ve got marinating in the ye ol’ cranium.
Now I can look in here and feel good about it, so I AM HAPPY!
Since the last post, I’ve really only purchased 3 things and they were all from Ikea. I bought this rug, this flip top trash can (since I was sick of seeing what was in the trash – usually tissue from bloody noses) and this over the door hat rack. I originally really wanted an antique rug in here, but then I remembered, Oh ya, I have 4 goys and that would be the stupidest thing ever. This rug gives me the look I was after for $30.
The wall mounted porcelain hand is one of my favorite things. I just love it so much. I think it’s weird and cool and creepy. I found it at the Pasadena flea market for $8 and have been hoarding it for 2 years. The bamboo plant stand is something I picked up at the Goodwill for around $10 and I’ve been debating whether I should keep it or sell it. I think it looks pretty good in here, so it’ll stay for now, but it’s also maybe a little too big… I just really like the deeper brown color and the texture.
My other die for item?? Guess!
Of course, the monkey that sits on his fancy, lucite shelf … he’s the spy watching my kids accidentally miss the toilet on purpose. I originally bought him to sell, but I JUST. CAN’T. I can’t do it, people. The painting looks really pretty in here and I’m pretty sure I picked it up from a garage somewhere for a few bucks. I usually buy any seascapes that I come across… because again, I love them and I’m a crazy person. (Enter theme of all my blog posts.) The ladder was free from an estate sale, not because I’m great or anything, but because I bought these fantastic Grouse-Hinds light fixtures and he took lots of money from me. The rosary is made of coconut shells that I’ve had forever and it’s massive! I think I paid $45 for it at the Rose Bowl. What else? The pottery is handmade and sold at a veteran shop ($10, I think), the rhino is hand carved jade from China (I can’t remember, $60 perhaps), the cricket is brass and was $1, the painting was a buck too (I think), from the Salvation Army and the vintage silver calendar was $3 at a flea market. I’ll share more on the hanging plant, but I did make the wall hook, and the pot is Japanese from the 1960’s. I’m hoping that the plant will grow into long tendrils and
freak my kids out at night look really jungalicious in here.
Honestly though, $1 or $1,000, who cares?!?! I have things that were so cheap but that I would never, EVER sell, I love them so much.
The art is kinda fun… they are original pencil drawings of total boy stuff. One is of a freaking canon! I found them at a thrift store for $3.95 each. They are awesome and pretty perfect in here. I may add one more art piece below them, but I’m still thinking.
What do you think? Do I have too much stuff in here? It’s a thought that runs through my mind looking at the photos, but when I’m in there… I’m like More, MORE! Hahaha!!
So, that’s it! For my friends that are diy fiends, you know how much work actually goes into a quick refresh. It seems easy, but then you’re like, “Maybe I should spray paint the toilet valves?” (which I did) and “F-me!”, the moulding needs sanding and patching. It took longer than I planned, it always does, but YAY, another room I can feel proud of! At least for a year or two =)