Friday, 28 November 2014

5 Little Touches to make the Bathroom Mine! - Housework/Funwork 41


When we moved back to Northern Ireland from Belgium in Dec 2010
I was so pleased to be moving into a house with a light, spacious, nicely decorated bathroom.


It along with the kitchen and the master bedroom were the main attractions to persuade us to forget the previous decision of


"We do not want a house at the top of a hill!"



View of the town from our house at the top of the hill!

The Bathroom really did not need redecorating.

But you are probably like me even if the bathroom is really nice and attractive you don't want to feel like you are in someone else's bathroom; you want to enjoy being in your own bathroom.

So I had



that I added to the room just to put my stamp on it 
and none of them were difficult to do.



1.  Bath Door Sign


Now it is easy enough to tell anyone that the bathroom is the door facing you at the end of the hallway and they shouldn't get lost but isn't it nice just to have a pretty little sign on the door?

I went on ebay (as I love to do) and found some nice door signs and got three to match: one for my bathroom, one for the back toilet and one for my study.




This makes me smile even before I go into the Bathroom.

This has two uses:  it is a useful bathroom sign for visitors and also a piece of decor for the room.


2.  Bath Pillow


For someone who loves to take a bath and lie there reading a book then a bath pillow is a great addition.
I had a plain white one that I had got a few years ago but it was starting to look like it was not so comfortable as a pillow so I got myself a new one.

One that makes me smile when I go into the bathroom and not just when I'm enjoying my bath.



This has two uses:  it is a useful bathroom accessory and also a piece of decor in the room.


3.  Candle Jar


I would love it if my husband was the very romantic type who loved to light candles around the house but I have to admit he is not and when I do light candles he is usually heard to say

 "don't forget to put that thing out before you leave the room".

I am not the greatest crafty type person but will sometimes throw things together and that is exactly what I did here.  I had bought a large glass vase/jar thing one time a couple of years before leaving Belgium but had no real idea of what I wanted to do with it but when I saw that bathroom it sprung to mind along with the coloured sand I had bought another time and the kind of wood chips I had bought on yet another occasion. Of course I am always buying candles if they are cheap and as my husband is not the greatest candle lover they usually lie in a cupboard for years so I knew I had a couple of large ones so why not put those things together and have a Candle Jar in the bathroom.




This makes me smile when I'm soaking in the bath even if I have forgotten to light it.

This has two uses:  it is a peaceful nice smelling addition to my relaxing bath and also a piece of decor for the room.


4.  Conch Shell


We went to the Bahamas for our 25th Wedding Anniversary Trip.

It was one of the best trips we have ever had, lots of smiles and laughs and other things which might make their way into a Travel blog post someday or become A Dose of Encouragement post.

While we were there we saw some beautiful Conch Shells and I decided I wanted to bring one home so we packed it very carefully in our beach towels and happily it did not get broken on the journey back.

It sat nicely in our bathroom in Londonderry, Northern Ireland for a few years and then was in our ensuite in Belgium for our time there.

So it was a natural addition to our newest bathroom and there is plenty of space for it on the wash hand basin.




This makes me smile every time I use the wash hand basin in the Bathroom - Happy Memories.

This has two uses:  it is a lovely reminder of an anniversary with my husband and also a piece of decor for the room.


5.  "Believe" Plaque


I love to go into craft shops or little miscellaneous shops and one day I saw this




I couldn't resist it and it was cheap so I bought it and it was only when I got home that I thought about where I was going to put it.  I just couldn't think where it should go and it might have become one of those things that my husband says

 "whatever did you buy that for?"  

after it has been sitting in the kitchen for a long while.

But then one day while I was in the bathroom I realised that the inside of the door was one of the places probably most looked at because of the position of the toilet and the bath and I thought I should put something on it to make it less boring.  And of course the "Believe" Sign popped into my mind and it now has a home.

This makes me smile whatever I am doing in the Bathroom.

This has two uses:  it is a useful bathroom sign for visitors to make them think and not be so bored and also a piece of decor for the room.


So I really did make the Bathroom feel more like MINE because it makes me smile when I enter and I really enjoy my long soaks in the bath surrounded by happy memories and my things.





Now this bit of work for the Bathroom definitely had to be classified as FUNWORK and not HOUSEWORK.


Is there some way you have made your bathroom Yours?

Or perhaps another room?





This was originally a guest post I did for another blogger earlier in the year.

12 comments:

  1. Oh the bathroom sign is a GREAT IDEA Sandra!!!!!!!!! I'm going to have to do that! Our guest bathroom door is right next to the door to the cat closet/litter box, so it's kind of important that friends and family find their way just so. :-)

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  2. I love what you did with your bathroom Sandra! And I like how everything has 2 purposes.

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  3. perfect little touches and beautiful bathroom

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  4. Very nice touches, Sandra! I especially like the candle. I love candles, and I may have to try a version of this in our home :) I saw this post on Facebook earlier this week, and I am your neighbor (for It's God's Love #21) on Sunday Stillness. So, I just thought I would drop a note to say "hi!"

    Happy Sunday!

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  5. Lovely touches to a room which gets used often by family & friends :) Very inviting!

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  6. Looks warm and inviting. Sometimes it's those little things that make all the difference. : )

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  7. Love it! Seems like a place I would never want to get out of lol!

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  8. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board. Loving your bathroom it looks like a nice place to relax.

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  9. Beautiful! And I agree it's much more fun to decorate than it is to clean. Sometimes I just move things around to inspire dusting and polishing. Blessings!

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  10. Lovely touches, Sandra! I think our husbands must be related...I can't tell you how many times I have heard "don't forget to put that candle out"!
    Have a wonderful week...

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  11. Great touches Sandra....I am hoping for a reno on ours this year so mine looks as inviting as yours. Have a great day!

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  12. I love the candle, so many wonderful touches! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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