Sunday, April 14, 2013

Freshening Up the Powder Room


(Thank you to Lavender Garden Cottage and Rooted in Thyme for featuring this post!)
Good morning!  Hope you're all having a great weekend!
Who says a small space can't be cute?  Our first floor bathroom is very tiny, so I have limited space to work with-of course that doesn't stop me from decorating every nook and cranny! This half bath has looked like this in the past.  Here are a few spring touches that I've added recently...


I kept this old metal cart here-it fits the space well, and gives it some personality.



I changed out the top and the shelves to a little more rustic look.



The top the the commode has to be 'pretty', too!


A barn wood chalkboard that I found works perfectly in this small narrow space.




I tore some pictures out of an old butterfly book to pin to the chicken wire board. (Better than pinning the real thing, in my opinion!)


I ordered this basket online, and it holds tons of t.p. (You gotta have a cute container to hold essentials! :)  The size and shape are perfect for this space.


I got this old mirror at the flea market.  I love its lines and detailing.



Well, that's the grand tour of our tiny powder room!  Have a wonderful day! :)

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47 comments:

  1. I love your vintage touches in your powder room.

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  2. Cute bathroom! I love the chicken wire paired with the old window. I have an old window waiting for a redo, so thanks for the inspiration! Jean

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  3. Very pretty touches, Susan! I love that metal stand ~ it looks like such a versatile piece that you can decorate with lots of things. Love your toilet paper basket, too. I have a small one I found at the Vintage Marketplace last year that {after some paint} I use to hold our toilet paper.

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  4. Love the TP basket, Susan, and your powder room is so sweet! :-) Sue

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  5. So many pretty things! I love the lavender in the room! I have my tp in a metal/wire type basket too. I love the way it looks! I really like the butterflies pinned to the chicken wire frame too!

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  6. That looks great. I love the little metal stand with all the goodies on it. You are right, it adds personality and is usable at the same time. I also adore that little clock!

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  7. Lovely space. I have been bringing home lots of treasures from my parents place. Some being an old fan, dear horns, old brushes and bottles, old shoe shine kit, old wire bird cage. Cant wait to play with it all today. Enjoy your day..

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  8. You have some very cute and charming touches in your powder room, I love it all! I think you have more room than you think! I love the wire basket for the TP and the old metal cabinet (I thought it was wood) and the chicken wire frame with the butterflies is darling! Great job! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. I LOVE the powder room! I have a special fondness for old mirrors, and yours is crazy cute! It would have come home with me too!

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  10. I love all your touches as usual, Susan. Gorgeous mirror!! But I think I have you beat on small powder rooms. There is no way I could get that metal cart, which I LOVE, in my powder room. There's hardly room to shut the door once you step inside mine!
    Mary Alice

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  11. I love the look...that mirror is great. but my hubby would be wanting to paint everything, lol.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  12. I can't decide if the metal cart or that fabulous mirror is my favorite. Actually I just love the whole vignette!

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  13. I just adore that little clock on the top of the tray. Also, I really like the basket holding the toilet paper. What a whimsical idea!

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  14. I love the toilet paper in the basket and the lovely little white table with the baskets. Lovely.
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

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  15. Looks great! At one time, my kitchen, dining area and a few other spots in the house was decorated country/primitive/rustic. Went on a binge one day and decided to change things up. A lot of things I got rid of, I regret now.
    Hope you have enjoyed the weekend.

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  16. I just love the whole room and everything in it. It looks fabulous. I think the mirror is my favorite, but I love the T.P and the cart & its things too. Mary

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  17. always love coming here to all your cuteness.

    be blessed and have a great week
    barb

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  18. You did it again! I love all your vintage details right down to the TP holder. Fabulous!

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  19. Hi Susan,
    I love your little powder room. It is so vintage and pretty. You made cute touches for a small space and utilized that space so well. Love it.
    Kris

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  20. everything is so perfect!! and on a positive note, you will never have to worry about not noticing that your tp supply is getting low :)

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  21. I love the touches you added to your bathroom.

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  22. Loving your Sweet little Cart... and the Vignette. You've made a Small Space look so Charming and Fresh. Gotta get me one of those tp Baskets! *Winks* Thanks for Sharing the Inspiration... living in a 100 year old Homestead house that used to be out in the wilderness of the Desert when it was first built... and didn't have plumbing 'til much later... our Powder Rooms were built later where ever they could fit them in... and so are cubby sized and difficult to add personality to {or move around in... LOL}.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  23. Love your little powder room...so pretty!!

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  24. I think you gave that small room a lot of style! I have that same basket that you used to hold tp. I like that little metal table you added for storage. It fits right in.

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  25. Love that metal cart!!! That flea market mirror is so very pretty too!!

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  26. Love your touches in the powder room, the mirror is fantastic.

    Cynthia

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  27. All the vintage touches are very charming!!! Thank you for sharing at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  28. Love love love the metal cart! Lol I have that window in my bathroom along with the pitcher and lavender and I have that clock too! Kindred spirits. Yep must love junk!!!

    Xo
    Marsha

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  29. Such a cute bathroom! I love the butterflies clipped to the chicken wire frame! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  30. Love that metal shelf Susan! You did a wonderful job making your bathroom inviting and pretty :-)
    xx
    Anne

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  31. Loving everything about this powder room! Esecially that vintage alarm clock, adorable! Also your chicken wire and butterflies, perfect art for the walls. That wire basket for tp......love it!! I'm so sick of going to the linen closet for morre.lol
    Julie

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  32. You've created a fun look in your powder room! I love the rustic touches in your metal shelves and the TP basket is great! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower! Sandy ; )

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  33. Looks great!! LOVE finding fun ways to stash TP...is that weird??

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  34. OMG I think I finally found a bathroom that is about my size here :)

    Love it! :) Yours is so cute ! :)

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  35. You really made the most of your powder room. I love all of your vintage touches. The metal cart is my favorite. I love all of that rusty goodness.

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  36. i love your decorations !!
    followed you back !
    xoxo

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  37. Hi, I love it all. You are lucky to have such beautiful things...Connie

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  38. I love the metal cart. It fits perfectly in your powder room. As always, your decor is lovely!
    Blessings from Still Woods

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  39. Hi Susan, I love the vintage touches you have added. I am drooling over that basket and mirror! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  40. Can a bathroom be charming? If it can, then your bathroom is full of charm,
    Love that T.P. Basket & the mirror is Perfect...
    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheryl
    zany-mayd.blogspot.com

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  41. loving the mini redo in your bathroom<3 lets do coffee this week!!! miss u!

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  42. It all comes together so nicely. I really love the vintage mirror. It really is an elegant find!

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  43. Susan, Congrats! I'll be featuring you this week on Simple & Sweet Fridays for this creative post! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jody

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  44. Susan - your special touches, your mix of sweet and rustic, your combination of warm colors really made your bathroom so charming! I love it! I'm in love with your gorgeous sheer curtain in there. Where did you find it? :)

    xoxo laurie

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