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Monday, March 31, 2014

$6 Powder Room Update for Spring

Spring is in the air so it's a good time to make some changes around the house.  One of my favorite rooms in our home is our first floor powder room.  It's funny because it started out as one of my least favorite rooms.  But a few years ago I embraced the white and gray tile and the grayish formica vanity.  I stopped focusing on how much I disliked it and instead used it as a jumping off point to create a space using my favorite color combination of blue, bronze, cream and gray.  

This time around the changes I made are subtle, but just enough to make it feel fresh to me.

It started by me finding these damask hand towels at Home Goods for $2.99 each.  They picked up on the damask wallpaper that I love in this bathroom.  I also loved the stripe at the bottom of the hand towels.  It gives these towels both a masculine and feminine feel. 
Then using my Silhouette machine, I transformed my plain white trash can and tissue box holder.  I used a damask design and cut it out on the machine.  To apply it I use clear contact paper which is a much more cost effective method of applying vinyl.  In minutes I completely changed the look of these accessories.

I actually used two different damask designs...one for the trash can and one for this tissue box holder.  It makes the accessories feel a bit more special.

It's funny how new hand towels and a little DIY project can make a space feel fresh and new.


How about you?  How have you been refreshing your spaces for Spring?

-Judy

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6 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks so pretty. I love the soft blue and the pattern is perfect. Hugs, Marty

Donna Mac said...

Love this! Such a simple update, and inexpensive too! I love all your rooms. Drawing so much inspiration from them!

Cindy Ritchie said...

Pretty! Sometimes all you need a a small change to freshen things up!

NanaDiana said...

I haven't done a thing because I have been at my daughter's house with the new baby. But, oh-I love your sweet little changes. You used clear contact paper, you said? Is that actually applied to the pieces or do you use it as a stencil? Sorry-have never seen one of those machines work. xo Diana

At The Picket Fence said...

It looks so pretty Judy! I love that you added those details on the trash can and tissue holder. Genius!
Vanessa

Sandra Lee said...

Damask is one of my favorite patterns and I love your idea. I have a Cricut and I guess it's time to blow the dust off of it and get busy!

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