We all need it, mom or not. You know, a place to sit and think quietly. A place for solitude, peace, reflection, relaxation and regeneration. It is necessary and is not self-indulgent to create such a place for yourself. We all need it-especially those of us that care for other people. Intuitively I knew this, but I failed to set aside the time to create such a place. It may sound funny that a bathroom could be a place for all of the above to occur, but the door has a lock and it has running water that can magically transform itself into a lovely candle lit day spa in a matter of minutes.
Our bathroom is one of the most important rooms in our house-besides the kitchen of course. It is our library, spa, bathroom, hair salon, recording studio (for the shower singers),nail shop and doctor's office too. With this in mind, I decided to give this popular room the change that it deserves. Maybe some of these ideas will get your creativity flowing so that you can make an area of your home a restorative oasis for your soul? We must nourish our souls well and often in order to have enough love and energy to shower onto those that we love-and for those projects and people that just won't go away (darn it!).
Most of the items that I used were found around the property, were purchased from a yard sale or were from other rooms in the house. Decorating frugally made redecorating our bathroom affordable and fun.
Paper-Cup Flowers from marthastewart.com (used as "wall art" in our bathroom)
Fast-drying craft glue
Small gold brad
1. Snip two paper cups in half, as shown. Turn halves inside out.
2. Pleat each half, as shown. Secure pleats with a dab of fast-drying craft glue.
3. Join four pleats at their points with fast-drying craft glue.
4. Affix flower inside a third inside-out paper liner if desired. To finish, pierce the flower with a small gold brad. To make a more ornate flower, you can place a bit of embossed gold trim at the center before adding the brad, or glue cutout leaves beneath the flower.
Here is what the bathroom looked like before I started giving it a little TLC. I was ready for a change!