Hey, folks, today I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner to show you our bathrooms! (Yes, we have THREE for two people--there's a half bath upstairs for guests. :)
Aren't bathrooms hard to decorate? I've always found that to be so... I feel like the bathroom is typically the forgotten room, but there is so much you can do with it once you get started, and a lot of it is really simple. I've been working really hard to finish decorating our bathrooms, so let's get started, shall we?
First up, we have our half bath:
I got the owl nightlight when I was in grad school, too. *lol* Can you tell I was very excited to decorate my first off-campus apartment? That picture is of Zach and me--it is the first one ever of us, and I love it. We had been dating about a month and a half, I think, when it was taken. The fabric giraffe, which is hard to see, complements the colors in the bathroom; it was a get well gift from our friend Holly; she sent it after my surgery along with some other goodies.
And I promise I straightened that one panel several times today! Geez...
Remember how I said I have been working hard on finishing our bathrooms? Here is the BEFORE:
And the AFTER! I hate how this picture turned out, but I'm too lazy to take another. I designed this custom curtain to hide our clutter. Now I just need a basket for the paper towels...
Up next is my bathroom. Since we had so many bathrooms, we decided to have separate ones. I think this is great for marriage. :) Plus, my bathroom is in the hallway and stays warmer because it is below the heater; Zach's bathroom is on the outside wall of the house and is freezing in the winter. Actually, the whole bottom floor stays freezing in the winter, so we have to use a space heater AND a heated mattress pad. It's true what your science teacher says: heat rises. (That also means our upper floor is toasting us right now. ;)
I have three collages I made after my study abroad trip--one each of Ireland, Scotland, and England. (This is the England one.) I want to find two more gold frames that are different from this one to hang up the other two collages. I paid nothing for the collages because I got them over time with Walgreens free collage coupons. (Look out for them, folks! I pay next to nothing for photos with Walgreens, Shutterfly, and Snapfish. ;) And I got the frame half-off from Hobby Lobby!
My bathroom is travel-themed (at least when it comes to pictures). The one on the counter is the first picture I had taken of me in Ireland--isn't it sooo green? The one on the wall is from Oxford, Mississippi, when we visited our friends when they worked there and went to William Faulkner's house, Rowan Oak. Can you spot the LEGO jeep? I built it! I like to imagine it is for our imaginary trips around the world.
This is another of my decorating projects. I changed out the shower curtain for something that better matches our decor. :) I love how it looks now! The BELIEVE artwork was from my roommate Emily for Christmas one year--it reminds me that nothing is impossible with God! For example, I had dreamed of going to Europe since third grade, and I never thought I would make it after many failed trips. And there is the whole saving-my-life-and-my-soul thing. ;)
The pictures on the wall are also from my study abroad trip, but I am going to trade them out for other travel pictures once I get my collages framed.
Finally, Zach's bathroom is left. I won't show much of it (even though it's clean--we just cleaned them yesterday).
The Paris frame came from my roommate Monica; it would probably be more appropriate for my bathroom, but I felt the pictures of Zach's "groomsmen" looked great in it. There is a picture of us in the heart-shaped frame; it was taken right before we walked down the aisle after Zach's Momo passed out and scared us to death; it's hard to see, but our foreheads are pressed together and our eyes are closed because we were trying to collect our thoughts. It was "a momentary stay against confusion."
Of course, there are lots of LEGO pieces in Zach's bathroom. I tried to class it up with some Chinese cat figures and a ceramic box in blue and white, but they got ousted by the Star Wars.
I hope you enjoyed viewing our toilets (pronounced in the FRAHNS-SAY way) and got a few ideas to decorate your own water closet. :)