FIVE EASY IDEAS: In Our Purple Powder Room

I realized I owed you all (You, the readers of this crazy little blog!) the rest of the powder room after the TREES. (See that post here.)

By the way, I still love the trees.

paint tape trees bathroom

I know they are a bit much for some, but hey – it’s our bathroom right?  Moving on.  Here’s a few ideas and changes I came up with while updating the powder.

#1:  The mirror had to go. It was the original that the builder put in. I thought about making a frame for it but truthfully, I just wanted to buy a beautiful new one. (Is that so wrong? I can’t DIY it all right?!) My mom helped me find this beauty for about $30 bucks at HomeGoods.  Doesn’t get better than that!  I would have spent that much fixing up the old one.

mirror edited final

And the old one will probably get repurposed a bigglion times, so that’s ok too! (See it in my Easter mantel post here.)

#2: New and cheap art:  I had a very cool discovery at Michael’s this past week – these little doohickeys (otherwise known as decorative hangers on clearance for $1.79).

decorative hanger

I really had struggled with what additional piece of art I should put on the wall. When I saw the doohickey, I realized what I wanted to do. Tada! Here’s my $3 art:

dollar art tree material

The material is a fabric square – they were on sale at Jo Anne’s for $1 a piece! Can’t beat that. (Quilting section) The frame is from a dollar store and the tree? Well, that’s a wood cut out from a craft store. I think it worked out great! I already had ribbon so I was good to go! Not bad for $3 huh? Lesson learned: Don’t ever give up, you’ll figure it out eventually!

#3: Baskets are good.  I really like having a basket in the powder. If you don’t have a cabinet to store stuff, it’s an absolute must. I know people might be averse to looking at extra toilet paper. Personally, I’m averse to a guest (or family member) not being able to find another roll of toilet paper. Plus, I can keep extra towels folded up in there etc. Nuff said.

bathroom basket

#4:  Decorative touches:  Many DIYers and crafters spend their time wrapping books to make them look old. Nothing wrong with that! But I say, if you already have old books – why wrap? I am crazy about the stacked look. Oh and, I always try to have a candle in the powder room. What guest wants to walk into a dark bathroom when they don’t know where the light switch is? I prefer faux candles for this. No flame, no worries – especially since I have kids coming in and out.

bathroom candle books

#5:  A new way to hang towels.  I really think bathroom towel rings and rods are expensive. The nicer ones can set you back a buck or two. My sister gave me these beautiful hooks years ago and I decided to use them for my towels in the powder. BUT, I wanted my towels to hang the “regular” way. You know – nicely folded. For a while I used ribbon…until I got these fancy new towels! (Love ‘em by the way!) Looky what I ended up using to make it look a little higher end –

bangle bracelet towel hook

Yes those are BANGLE BRACELETS. To be specific, KIDS’ bangle bracelets on clearance! I love the metal look and the fact I can still hang the towels the way I want! Just fold and put through. Hang them on the hook and arrange the way you want.

bathroom hooks bangle bracelet

All in all, I think the purple powder room looks a little spiffier and is a little more welcoming.

What do you do in your powder room to keep it nice and friendly for your guests? I love new ideas! Comments welcome!

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18 thoughts on “FIVE EASY IDEAS: In Our Purple Powder Room

  1. Such good ideas, and for a powder room!!! I am so bad at decorating and people like you make it look so easy. We are moving in a month or so and will be needing to go room by room and you have a lot of inspiring ideas!!! I’m so excited! :)

    • Hey there! I was just reading YOUR blog because I noticed you followed – I love it! I try – it’s totally a crazy adventure of successes and failures. Thanks for the compliment. How the heck are you moving in a month on top of everything else?!

    • I am stifling a panic attack out of excitement for having found a house that we love. But with twins on the way and the due date and moving date colliding I cant lie, getting a tad panicky. :) So I distract myself with home decorating ideas (and everything but the move) which is why I am so happy to have been introduced to your blog via @shhhihaveababy. I so look forward to following along!

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