my bathroom

I had gotten spring fever big time a few weeks ago now and decided to rip off some old shelving in our bathroom and spruce it up a bit.  I ended up repainting the walls (with the same paint) because the paint had gotten streaky when I had originally painted it a few years ago. 

I picked up some little floating shelves at Target, the picture frame, and new towels and washcloths.  yay! 

Of course I couldn’t redo the bathroom without a little sewing involved.  I had picked up a few fat quarters of the Arcadia fabric collection a while back knowing that it would end up being something in our bathroom.  I ended up making a couple fabric baskets. 

I love these round baskets, they came together pretty quickly.  I pieced in some linen and tried to make one shorter than the other, but only by a little over an inch.  I guess it’s okay, but if I make more I’ll know to make the size difference more noticeable so it doesn’t look like a mistake. 

The one is perfect for a roll of toilet paper and the other had some odds and ends in it.  I might even try and make a mini version to sit on one of the wall shelves.

I’d also like to note that these pictures were taken with me standing in our bathtub smooshed up against the corner with the camera above my head.  We have a SMALL bathroom.

Update: The blue paint color is Glidden Evermore: Overcast.

31 thoughts on “my bathroom

  1. Lora says:

    i LOVE it! and i love the color on the wall. it is so calming..
    awesome job!

  2. Leslie says:

    the arcadia fits into the bathroom perfectly. i love the color on the walls. those shelves are making me want to do something nice in our bathrooms.

  3. Oh, I love it – the colors are so great!! Your bathroom is super-cute. We live in an old 1934 cottage so I love the vintage style of this bathroom. Might be small, but huge on charm!!


  4. Katie says:

    These are great! Your bathroom looks so classy!

  5. inday_adin says:

    You did a great job with your bathroom. It really looks more calming. I too have a lot of things to do around the house and it involves a lot of painting. But I have to wait until the weather is warmer.

  6. Melissa says:

    I really enjoy the little sashes on the washcloths. Also, your buckets are very pretty, thanks for sharing the link! happy new bathroom. 🙂

  7. Camille Dawn says:

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  8. Mother Lode says:

    It looks great! And can totally relate to the smooshing into the corner while trying to sink into the wall as far as you can for the photo =)
    Thanks for the sewing basket tutorial link – I can’t wait to make a few myself!


  9. jess says:

    hehe…picturing you lurking on the counter top or something to get the shot! 😉 I love it! The baskets are super cute! love the color too. I need to get my rear in gear and get ours done!

  10. Jennadesigns says:

    Looks beautiful! Girl, you need to get yourself a wide lens! 🙂 Or, a bigger bathroom if the hubby will swing it! LOL. 🙂 Looks absolutely pulled together and I love the use of the arcadia – I have a jellyroll I haven’t done anything with of that… Hmm…

  11. Steph says:

    What a gorgeous bathroom! And I love your baskets. The colour is divine. Hope all is well in your little slice of the world 🙂

  12. Yup….I’d use your bathroom any You did a great job and it looks wonderful…gave me some ideas for mine…it needs a little perking up.

  13. Chris says:

    These are some great ideas. I’ve been needing to make some changes in our small bathroom. Thanks for the inspiration and the link!

  14. Kristi says:

    I love the blue/brown color scheme in your bathroom, I totally need to spruce mine up- and love your blog too

  15. Elena says:

    Nice work! I love it. You’ve given me a good idea with those floating shelves…there’s one empty spot in my bathroom where the old owners left these giant metal anchors…now I can hang a shelf on them!

    And don’t worry–I’ve taken many a picture scrunched into a corner 😉

  16. Sarah says:

    That looks so lovely now! I love that blue colour at the moment and am having something similar in my bedroom, whenever that might be!! Tell me, how are those shelves attached to the wall? My hubby always freeks out when I show him shelves like it.

    Love your handiwork. The handsewn things are just beautiful. Great job. And I appreciate your discomfort in showing us your bathroom!

  17. Over Yonder says:

    Very nice! I so need to redo 2 of our bathrooms but the wallpaper has me intimidated. (removing it);)

  18. Jeannie says:

    You did a great job and I like how the picture and buckets match!

  19. Suzanne says:

    So cute and I love that fabric line. The colors and designs are fabulous!

  20. Care says:

    Twisting and contorting your body to get a good shot is one of the most enjoyable parts of photography! …or something! :o)

    Your bathroom looks fabulous — I need to get brave enough to do something to mine!

    Is that TILE or linoleum?!! Please say tile so I can be uber-jealous of yet ANOTHER awesome detail in your home! :o)

  21. Mary says:

    Ha ha . . . funny you should mention your awkward picture taking position. I always think it would be funny to have my husband take a picture of me taking my pictures – some of the positions I have to get in are pretty funny.

    I really love your new Arcardia decor! The colors work perfectly with your bathroom.

  22. Your bathroom looks great, love the colour scheme. Sweet little baskets x

  23. That is heavenly. That color is so beautiful and I LOVE the white tile! Want to switch bathrooms?

  24. crafterhours says:

    Oh, they’re lovely! And just the perfect size. Thanks for posting about these, I’ve bookmarked the tutorial! -adrianna

  25. Dilla says:

    love your fabric basket! darn cute 🙂

  26. Beth says:

    Can you share the wall color? I love it and the baskets look great!

  27. henny says:

    Wow…love great fabric baskets!
    I also love the ‘fabric inside’ frame you made, lovely. Thanks for the idea 🙂

  28. Dahlia says:

    It’s so beautiful and calming! I want that blue in my bathroom (someday when we have our own to paint)…do you remember the color name and brand? 🙂
    And the baskets are such a good idea! Are they washable or will they lose their shape?

  29. franzif says:

    thanks for sharing – it looks really beautiful!

  30. Kari says:

    Ha ha, that’s how I took pictures of our bathroom when we remodeled it! 🙂 Small is good for a lot of things, but not always for picture-taking in our little house. It looks great and the baskets are, of course, my favorite part.

  31. could you email me the name of your paint color? love it!

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