In my old house I had a lovely little powder room used mostly by guests. And it was a room where I could change out the decor according to the seasons or for various holidays.
In our new house we just have two bathrooms, one hall bath and one in the master bedroom. Not having a powder room, and having a hall bathroom that is used by guests as well as our son and daughter, was a bit of change for me. I liked having a special bathroom for guests that would look pretty all the time, and not so much like a bathroom that...well...is used everyday as a bathroom, filled with cleansers, razors, and other personal hygiene products!
When we started our remodel, we had plans to add a powder room, but there really wasn't a good place to put one so we simply renovated the main bathroom. I decided that I would still use it to display my seasonal "pretties." I mean if all of that decor was good enough for guests, it was surely good enough for us right?
You've seen my inexpensive artwork in here before, but for the summer (and maybe for always) I've added a few starfish to help beach it up!
And of course the shelf needed to be summer'fied so I added these cute towels, pretty lotions with breezy label colors, and a few summery votives.
I love this little turquoise towel embroidered with flip flops!
And nothing says summer and the beach quite like colorful cabana stripes!
I bought several of these votive holders at a local gift store years ago and I still love the floral pattern and bright colors. And those tiny little beads help cast the most beautiful light when you are in the mood for a nice long, cool soak in the tub!
Yes I'm a weirdo, and I even decorate the back of the toilet!
With cute little decorative flip flop candles!
And these pretty glass seashells, in shades of green and aqua!
Even my bath and hand towels have a tropical, beachy vibe!
And what would summer be without grasshoppers and the scent of sweet honeysuckle?!
So there you have it, my summertime bathroom! Call me crazy for changing out the decor for each season, but I'm betting a few of you do the same thing...just nod and say yes! ;-)
And now for the moment you've all been waiting for...the winners of the Jellybean Rug Giveaway! Thanks so much to everyone who entered and helped to spread the word about my most popular giveaway ever! And thank you also to those of you who purchased rugs from Jellybean, I know the company enjoyed seeing how much all of you loved their great products!
And without further adieu, the winners are...
#2 - MeeYeeHere
#81 - Rene @ cottage and vine
(Sorry, when I saved the images from Random.org I didn't pay attention to where they were saved, and now I have no idea where they are...I spent a long time looking and finally gave up, so you'll have to trust me that these were the numbers selected!)
Please contact me with your mailing addresses ladies and I'll get those adorable rugs in the mail to you right away!
And if you didn't win one of the rugs...be sure to check out my latest giveaway by clicking HERE for your chance to win this beautiful original painting by Trish Jones!