Since we moved to Texas, decorating our house has been something that I've been doing slowly and thoughtfully, adding things here and there as I am able to handmake or sometimes buy; my ideas for How I Want The House To Look growing and expanding as I gradually personalize this space that we call home.
This past summer, I decided that the children's bathroom needed a makeover. Greg had chosen the color scheme, shower curtain and sink accessories (toothbrush holder, tissue-box cover, soap dispenser) about 5 years ago when we moved to Georgia. Back then it had been kind of elegant and sexy; here in this house, it kind of looked out of place, and the shades of gold, taupe, brown and burgundy looked almost...dare I say it...drab. I wanted something more fun -- something that was a little more light-hearted and child-friendly. At Ikea, I found the perfect, bright canvas fabric, printed with a cheerful mod-style country landscape...and then the yardage just sat in my stash for about 6 months. This past weekend, I finally pulled it out, and sewed up the shower curtain that has been in my mind ever since I first laid eyes on it:
I was able to find towels in pink and green to coordinate, and now I just need to find acceptable sink things, and the bathroom will be complete.
I chose to do buttonholes instead of grommets -- I think that the fabric is tough enough to last without the metal, and I like the simpler look.
For now, we're all just enjoying the big, bright cheerfulness that has invaded the tiny bathroom.
I will probably change out these curtain hooks for something a bit less serious, but for now, I'm just using what we had before.
And after all of that procrastination, it only took one afternoon! (I have a bit of extra fabric that will probably become a wall hanging and some couch pillows to brighten up the playroom/guest bedroom. Such a fun print!)