Like 5' x 6'. Small. Having said that, it's still about 25% larger than the bathroom that we ALL SHARED at the little house we rented before we moved here.
I wanted to do something different here, since we're eventually going with a log cabin thing here, I decided I wanted a western theme in this bathroom. It has been fun over the past couple years collecting "things" to decorate the bath. A few days ago, while doin' my bizness.. I realized how cheaply I had decorated this room, so I thought I'd share with you!
Frame - $0.00
Donkey banner - $3.00 (I think)
(which was wholesale. If you wanted one, retail would be $9-$15.00 - If you want one, look for AAA Sign company)
Good luck with that.
I love architectual pieces. This was one of my favorite finds last summer. There used to be a group of ladies that would do redecorating pieces by taking something old and worn out, and making it into something new. They had a couple garage sale "scouts" that would find cool stuff like this for them, so when I found it the first thing I said was "HA Sonja! I got here first!" LOL.
Aint it so old and purdy?
Dun it fit in so well with mah cowboy stuffs?
This is a photo of a mirror. Love it. It only took like 10 pics to actually get something that looked like a pic of a mirror.
With a light growing out of it?
You see, this bathroom had this super uggo mirror/light fixture/wallpaper (well, pretty much everything). We took it all down, and when I put in the new vanity (and yes, I mean me), it was not centered under the old fixture box. We attempted to move it over and patch the hole but man it was ugly. It looked like we plastered with our feet.
We had another dilemma - we needed something interesting for a mirror. Finally, I came up with a brilliant solution for everyone. Get a large mirror (almost to the ceiling) and cut a hole in it where the light fixture should go, put the wiring through the mirror and mount the light fixtured to the front of the mirror.
Great deal considering that my husband is a glass man, and we got the mirror at cost.
$10.00 - mirror
$25.00 - light fixture
Please, hold your fat jokes until the end of the program. Thank you.
I found this goody at an antique store, so I knew I'd pay more for it. When I got home, I tossed it over the door. I love it there, and badly want it to work, but the door is tight - like it should be - and it doesn't shut all the way with it on there, so I'll probably have to move it for guests. I'm perfectly happy with just leaving the door cracked while I do my "thing", Tanner on the other hand, has other opinions.
Too bad they don't count. :p
Love you Tanner.
$15.00 - Cabinet
$7.50 - Privy sign
$10.00 - Towel rack
$2.00 - boots
$5.50 - both jugs
Anyway, Tanner's grandpa gave this to him, and he brought it over here. It fit in the bathroom so perfectly it just stayed.
Funny thing happened, my mom, who is a rabid Roy Rogers fan, stopped by the house one day and saw it. Here's how the conversation went:
Mom: I like that little saddle, where did you get it?
Me: Tanner's grandpa gave it to him.
Mom: I want it.
Mom: I want it. Give it to me.
Me: Um. No, it's not mine to give, and if it was, I still wouldn't let you have it.
Mom: But I want it.
Me: *holds back a smacking for her back talking me*
(however I do have to check the bathroom every time mom uses it)
I've been wanting a pair of spurs for a long time. Found them at that cute antique store last weekend too. I don't think they are the real thing, they are little. If they are, then they are for a kid about the size of those cowboy boots.
$12.00 - biscuit box lid
$1.50 - Girl horse pic
$.50 - cow pic
Cept he drinks crown and not jack.
$15.00-ish - Photo
$2.00 - old frame, random scrapbook suppplies
Well. It's a rodeo. It's been around a looooong time.
So anyway, I found this at a garage sale and super loved it.
I'd rather make things out of glitter.
Found at Michaels. Loved by me, hubs? not so much.
Bought when I bought the towel rack
And lastly, I have 2 of these, but they are not put anywhere. They are unfinished cast iron, hence the rust. I really want to hang them on the back of my door for a robe hook, but I don't want to put holes in my brand stinkin' new doors. I considered handle knobs for my vanity, but they are too big. I'll think of something. I lurve them too much not to.
So as you can see, I have a thing for cowboy stuff. As you can also see, I have filled almost every available space on my bathroom walls. This is a highly technical decorating skill I learned from my mother. I'm not looking forward to cleaning out her house when she keels over.
Overall cost for decor for the bathroom... Loto' stuff for only $155. Not bad considering I spread it out over about 3 years! I like it so much, I've decided to do our other bathroom in that theme too. No fish and seashells for ME!
What's in your bathroom (besides dirty towels on the floor and a brush full of hair)?
Why do I have the sudden urge to tinkle?