Thursday, January 13, 2011

Potty Talk

While playing with indoor lighting and a lens on my camera the other day, I used my bathroom as my photography playground. I did not get a shot of the whole bathroom, it is tiny with a funky 1960's retro style vanity, mismatched white paint on the walls, and peachy-pink shower tile~ you aren't missing much. But when I downloaded the photos I realized that despite the hodge-podge design of the bathroom itself, there were some cute simple touches that I've added.

I have a small white nightstand in the bathroom to hold overflow. Lots and lots of white towels, hair products, and a numbered zinc can filled with cotton balls.


I use a wire basket underneath to store rolls of TP.



This nightstand is old and chippy and I've had it since I was a little girl! I love the scroll detail.


On top of the nightstand I keep a box of Kleenex, a candle-holder-turned-make-up brush storage, and a blue vintage clock.


I have to wind the clock for it to keep time and honestly, I've given up!


This bathroom doesn't have a toilet paper holder installed on the wall, so I just use a planter pail on the back of the toilet. I recently switched to this chicken wire pail, which had been for sale in the shop for months but didn't sell. I brought it home and found the perfect place for it!


I recently acquired this sign at a thrift shop. I adore it's vintage appeal and it reminds me of the ice skating I did over Christmas. Oh, and the blue color ties in nicely with the clock!


I have a jewelry obsession (we'll have to chat about that another time....) and as I have shown in the past, I hang necklaces on a shabby metal candelabra on the wall next to the mirror.


I don't have a lot of storage in the bathroom, so I hang a straw tote bag to house my curling and flat irons.

As I'm a renter, I don't have a lot of options for re-designing the layout or painting my bathroom. However, that doesn't mean I can't add interesting details that make it practical, peaceful, and personal!


~michelle~


5 comments:

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Looks like a cute and cozy bathroom...love the clock and the table :)

xinex said...

Very cute and cottagey. So fresh and pretty!...Christine

A Cottage Muse said...

Adorable!!! Love the vintage sign!

Desert Rose said...

One of these days...I am going to get up there and check out your place...I know it is just cozy and warm and will have some Canadian Club on the rocks just waiting for me!!!

Funky Junk Antique Show said...

super cute! So pretty!!
Hollie
=)