Bathroom Decor: Frame Job

by Josh on July 25, 2007 · 1 comment

in Ideas

I have plans for restoring the main floor bath in our bungalow. Someday I’ll put back the subway tile that was taken out and put in a more appropriate pedestal sink. I’m even thinking of stenciling the walls and maybe a shower curtain, too.

But all of these ideas are just dreams at the moment, because I’ve got other projects I’m working on now. In the meantime, I’m making due with the bathroom I’ve got.

Other than paint and linens, the chief decorative possibility in the bathroom is a pair of shelves mounted on the wall above the toilet. I hadn’t known what to do with them until inspiration struck in the form of a frame sale at a local craft shop.

My Martha Bathroom I picked up a few complementary frames and some scrapbooking paper that matched the blue wall tiles. After a bit of experimenting with placement on the shelf and which paper looked best in each spot, my bathroom shelf decor was done.

Although I picked a couple hammered-look frames because I thought they looked a little “arts & crafts” I know this idea owes more to Martha Stewart than Gustav Stickley.

But I can’t fix the house all at once, and for about $30 this decor idea makes the bathroom much more appealing.

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Becky August 11, 2007 at 12:24 pm

We’re dealing with the same issues with our bathroom. A more appropriate sink is definitely needed, as is flooring and something to be done to the walls. In the meantime, I’ve purchased a pretty shower curtain and put up shelves. We use ours mostly for storage, but the top shelf is reserved for decoration. I love your hammered frame idea. I’ve already started using scrapbook paper in other rooms in the house; maybe I’ll see what I’ve got that will go with the pink dahlia shower curtain.


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