Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A mini powder room update

This past weekend was SO productive.. I love weekends like that. We finished the laundry room, cleaned out the garage, and ripped out/replanted the front planter in our front yard on top of our usual weekend chores (mowing the lawn, cleaning, laundry). And we even got in some pool time).

As I was cleaning out the garage, I found these silver little cups that I had purchased at the Salvation Army a while ago. And it sparked (no pun intended) an idea for the powder room.

Here was the powder room sink before:



It needed a hand towel and some more color.

Here is the powder room sink now:

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The pink towel and soap you've seen already. This weekend I added the glass tray that I have had for a while.

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I was happy to discover my basic box of matches had pretty pink tips that matched the hand towel and soap. Yay for details!

I got the matches idea from this picture from Pintrest:


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I had two sections on the glass tray, and two silver cups found in my garage (well actually four but only needed two for this), so I cut the strike strip from my box of matches, folded it in half and glued it. It's cardboard so it's nice and sturdy and easy to strike.

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Now all I need is a granite countertop and the room will be done ;)

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28 comments:

  1. The pink looks great in there.  Isn't the rose soap divine!

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  2. I love that you always focus on the details.
    I am not sure if I asked before, but did you hang your own grasscloth wallpaper?



    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  3. Thank you!

    Nope, I had it hung professionally.

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  4. The pops of pink are great!   Where is that soap from?

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  5. omg it's the best smelling soap EVER. I bought it at Isabella (the shop I work at). We'll have to add it to the online store! 

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  6. I love the match "tips!" We are in the process of gutting and re-building our second bathroom and I'll have to remember to incorporate those little details into the finishing touches.

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  7. Looks fantastic! You have such great attention to detail--it makes such a difference!! Love the matching pink elements!

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  8. Love the wallpaper and that amazing mirror!  All those details with the matches and a little glass tray - the room looks chic. 

    Oksana from www.ordermatters.com/blog

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  9. I'm in love with the pink-tipped matches!

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  10. I LOVE all of the touches of pink! It flows together so nicely =)

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  11. recycledconsignanddesignJune 7, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Super cute, its amazing what the details can do!

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  12. Your bathroom looks great with these additions!  That is such a clever solution for the matches and I love mint julep cups - I have some so I think I'll do this too!

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  13. Kate [domestikatedlife]June 7, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    I love the pink matches! perfect detail.

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  14. perfect styling. simple, clean and useful. I love the tiny "julep" cups. also, love the framed Anya in the red colorway...it has such a great William Morris feel to it. I've used it in the brown/aqua in our home.

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  15. That's a great idea for a guest bathroom!

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  16. It looks beautiful - even without the granite!  Sometimes it is all in the small details.

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  17. love the pop of pink!

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  18. it's amazing how those little details like the hot pink match tops can make a room feel extra happy!
    :)

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  19. The Vintique ObjectJune 7, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Super clever idea for keeping those mint julep cups in rotation at all times!  And I love how you gathered it all together in a tray.

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  20. Nothing better than doing mini makeovers with stuff you already own! Love the silver cups.

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  21. carlee@deliciously organizedJune 7, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Looks perfect! Love the matches!

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  22. This looks amazing! Everyone in our family is obsessed with that soap you have!

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  23. Love it!  What a great idea to add matches!

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  24. Where did you get your vanity pulls?  LOVE them!

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  25. i think i need to 'borrow' the match storage / display idea.  brilliant! 

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  26. Great idea...I also have a few of those small silver cups!

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  27. Where did you get the pink matches from?

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