Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Half Bath

Hi, everyone!

Our tiny downstairs half bath needed a little holiday love!

There's a shabby metal cart that I keep in here because it fits the small space so well, so I just restyled the shelves.

I had this cute but plain crate and decided to have my friend stencil it to jazz it up a bit...much better!!

Then I filled it with some greens, candles, and old clock faces for something fun and different.

On the second shelf I added some rusty jingle bells to a chippy basket, and placed that beside an old bottle brush tree on a metal platter.

On the bottom shelf I use a shabby clam basket to hold extra toilet paper.  Hey, if you gotta be practical, at least you can make it look cute!  :)

Next I hung a repurposed metal lid that I found at a small shop last year.

I think it's unique, and adds an interesting industrial touch!

Then finally I drew a little 'tree' with words onto a barn wood chalkboard that hangs in a narrow space beside the commode.

And now my little powder room is dressed for the holidays!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day  :)


  1. How charming, I love the rustic feel to it all. Merry Christmas!

  2. Love that bench. You had me at clock faces! Merry Christmas! Di@Cottage-Wishes

  3. So cute. I love the clock faces mixed with Christmas greens.

  4. I love it! Just the perfect amount for a tiny little bathroom.

    We went on a home tour Saturday and one of the bedrooms had a time theme. She had a tree in the room decorated with clock faces and she had a collections of old clocks. You would have loved it!

  5. OK Susan you had me at first glance. I appreciate each and every element that makes up your bathroom merriment. But especially love the pretty sheer linen panel on the window, the crates stencil type font is a very happy type and I love your graphic you made of the tree on the slate blackboard. But last and certainly not least is your big rusty jingle bells that add texture, color and sound.

  6. Your metal cart is a favorite of mine...it has so much personality. And the box on top with the greenery and clock faces is my kind of decorating! I adore your chalkboard Christmas tree art!!
    Mary Alice

  7. Hi Susan, you bathroom is so simple and looks pretty decorated for Christmas. I love your chalkboard art you made. It's so simple the words made into a Christmas tree! Have a nice day and wishing you and your husband and family a wonderful holiday season.

  8. I love your vintage touches! The little tree you drew with words is adorable.

  9. Nice simple touches. I love the chalkboard tree.

  10. Perfectly festive additions to make things lively even in the loo! Love it.

  11. Love that chippy cart! This makes me want to add a little decor to the loo. I never do that!

  12. danke für die tollen inspirationen, eine schöne woche wünscht angie

  13. Your rustic and charming decors are so pretty and adorable.

  14. That is very, very cute. It is simple enough that it does weigh down a small room and yet it dresses it for the holidays perfectly. Great job! xo Diana

  15. Very pretty and festive, Susan! I always loved incorporating the bathrooms into the Christmas decorating, especially those used by guests. I love your wood tote. The stencil is perfect and you've decorated it in such a way that I think you could go through the Winter with that look (or at least through New Years!).

  16. Excuse me, may I use your powder room? Do you care if I take my camera in there? Susan! I love your practical and pretty approach! Beautiful! Prettiest powder room I've seen lately.

  17. So pretty! I love those clock faces and the blackboard is wonderful!

  18. Dressed for the ball I might add! Everything is just perfect. Love the chalkboard!

  19. That little cart is so cute, Susan! Your vignette on the top shelf is so nice, love adding the clock faces! Cute Christmas tree with words, love that! As always, just perfect! Blessings, Cindy

  20. love the rustic charm, susan! cute chalkboard tree!

  21. You rock girl, love the whole thing but that chalkboard and the frame is awesome!!!


  22. Hi Susan, Such a darling half bath. Love all your touches and the chalkboard is wonderful.
    So charming! Love the cart!

  23. It's just perfect, Susan! Love the cart. Wish our powder room was big enough to hold something like that. And I always say the rustier the better!

  24. Love your half bath all decorated for Christmas...so pretty!! We have a little half bath...I never thought about decorating it for Christmas before, but now I want to.

  25. Susan! I am so sorry I haven't been by lately! I am hoping to catch up here! Your half bath is just lovely, dearie, lovely! xo Jen

  26. Your powder room is lovely.
    Christmas spirit can fit into any part of a house.
    Have a lovely week.

  27. Hi Susan,
    I lové how I feel like I am reading a Jeanne D Arc living magazine, every vignette, and spaces in your home feels like a rustic Nordic Joyeux'

    I lové the bathroom with the rustic Time worn pieces and how clever to place a blackboard on the wall with holiday art chalked on it.

    I am in total awww! here, Christmas is going to be so perfectly perfect will all your touches here.

    See you soon and the rustic beauty you create.

    A Joyeux Noël.


  28. So, so pretty!...and I so love the clock faces in the Christmas box...you have styled it impeccably!

  29. I love what you did....rustic yet elegant!!!


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