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Making White Work

July 31, 2009

This week I spruced up the existing seaside theme of the sole bathroom in my house.  This tiny white space has proved to me that, with a little imagination and the right accents, white walls really can work well.

I got the impression that my landlord, proud of his beautifully renovated all-white bathroom, didn’t want it painted.  (He really, really likes white.  He even installed “personal assistance” bars instead of towel bars so that they would be all white.)  Therefore, I would have saved this room for last, except that a wonderful friend helped me decorate it as a thank-you present for letting her temporarily live with me.

Here’s a view into the ginormous bathroom from the hallway. I hope you can see the whole thing  – it’s so large it was hard to capture it in one photo! (Insert sarcasm here)

Bathroom Overview

Here’s a look at the tiny toilet nook.  I added some driftwood and adorned the basket with a starfish to further emphasize the seaside theme.  (Next I’d like to frame and hang a piece of beach art or a photo over that ugly and now defunct wall fan.)

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Close-up of my candle creation and seaside guest basket:

Bathroom Candles

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Here is the other half of this spacious room, as seen from the toilet/sink area:

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I eeked out a spot for bathroom storage and the dog’s water bowl (so easy to fill up quickly from the bathtub faucet) alongside the wall across from the bathtub:

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I had a set of wind chimes but no place to hang them.  So, like any good DIYer, I found a way to repurpose them – shower curtain adornments!  They’ll tide me over until I find the right oceanic-themed shower curtain to replace my plain white one.

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With that I conclude the long and extensive tour of my gigantic, cavernous seaside bathroom! :)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2009 5:47 PM

    Jane I love your candle displays! You should link up to Kimba’s DIY day at A Soft Place to Land with those. So pretty. I was wondering if you had checked out “This our life”, my friend Jenn’s blog.

    She’s moving to your neck of the woods! Just felt like mentioning that.

    Great work on the bookshelves too, I’m sure your mom will appreciate it!


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