Hello friends and Happy Friday, Farmhouse Friday that is! It is the 4th Friday of the month which means I am teaming up with some of talented bloggers to share our ideas and love of farmhouse style. Be sure to check out their inspiration at the end of this post. Today's topic is "floral accents" and I have to admit that I don't have much floral anything in our home other than the fresh flowers I buy at Trader Joe's each week. Living in a house full of boys, our master bathroom has been the one space in our home that I allow myself to make a bit more feminine and pretty (apologies to my husband, Billy!). This DIY bathroom is now 3 years old and I still love this room, but I thought it would be fun to make a few small changes. Today I am going to share a bit about my crazy thought process and shopping habits when I set out to refresh a room.
Idea # 2 ~ Shopping the Bathroom Department...and Beyond
Once the "wallpaper" was up, I had fun with adding some new accessories. I enjoy shopping the bath product aisles at Marshalls and HomeGoods. They often have great quality products at affordable prices. The black and white enamel soap bowl (affiliate link) recently appeared in my "things you might like" feed at Amazon.com and I thought, "Yes! That is exactly something I like." The folks at Amazon are brilliant like that. The wire wastebasket on the top shelf is recent purchase from the Target dollar spot and I thought it would be perfect for holding a few rolls of toilet paper.
Idea #4 ~ Add Unexpected Items
I found the Penguin Classics books on clearance at TJ Maxx for $5 each. How cute are the book jackets on those? I love the vintage vibe they lend to the space. I wouldn't store special books in the bathroom because of moisture, but these clearance books are perfect for in here.
We replaced our linen closet with these built-in shelves so they need to remain functional, as well as pretty. The glass canisters holding the bath salts and soap are from the kitchen department at Target. Speaking of Target, the "don't quit your daydream" towel is a recent find from the kitchen department as well.
The baskets on the shelf under the vanity hold our less pretty bathroom items.
Have you ever tried the "Au Lait" bath products by Scottish Fine Soaps? The Bathing Milk is my very favorite bubble bath. I highly recommend it! Look for it at, where else?, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and HomeGoods. I think we need to come up with a name for those 3 stores combined since they are all sort of the same place. The enamel tray is from the kitchen section from HomeGoods.
I gave our chandelier a good spring cleaning and she is sparkly again. There was a lot of hair spray and dust build up on there and it was looking very dull. I also gave all of the shelves a good wipe down when I took everything off to add the shelf paper wallpaper too. We used vinyl bead board in this room and that was pretty much the best decision every. I wiped down all of the bead board too.
As always, I had a helper with me for this project.