Yes, those are shoes and no they aren't mine. In fact there my mother's old shoes that she loved to death and was about to trash them and I took them out the trash and held on to them when magically I came up with this cool idea that reminded me of shoes hanging from the telephone poles back home in Philly. Those roses came from my daughter after her graduation and I also have some roses from my honey that he gave me for Mother's Day from his own garden. Those roses are up on the shelf pictured in a different photo.
Doing it, and doing it and doing it well...
I love bathrooms just as much as I love bedrooms. For the obvious of reason and for all the non obvious reasons. My bathroom time is my cuddling time and in order for me to be in the mood to cuddle that space has to be neat, clean and refreshing. Walking on a carpet in a bathroom should be like climbing on top of a bed. You take a step or a crawl and right away you feel softness. Lighting is important as well but thinking about the things that are normally made for a bathroom turns me off sometimes. I don't always want to be reminding that I'm taking a crap. I don't need toilet paper and towels and things and such around to let me know that this is the place for crapping, brushing my teeth and cleaning.
While working on my 1/2 bath on the main level of the house over the years I had a hard time getting into it. So much that the children and I didn't find it very comfortable for doing our business. We would sometimes quickly walk up two flights of stairs to our own bathrooms instead of enjoying the one right where we were. I finally came up with something that I could live with and I'm still trying to figure out why in the heck did it take so long. I decided not to paint the walls and make it look all fresh. I kinda wanted a little piece of edge and time in it without having to put to much painting into it. I have a love for the The Beatles a soft spot that only gave me inspiration to place a few pictures of the guys in the bathroom. Who wants to look at John Lennon while taking a crap? Hey I do! I added them because they were always going places and traveling the world. I wanted to feel like they stopped pass my house and took a crap one day when their car broke down in front of my door.
If you love The Beatles as much as I do then I'm sure you understand. I love music with messages and they truly had many messages in their music that I simply just fail in love with one way or another. I also didn't want a theme bathroom so-to-speak, instead I wanted a mixture of feelings both comfy with a hint of romantic gestures. What I simply mean by that is when you walk in the bathroom most times you go in and do your business and get out simply because you have no other business there. So, you do your business and go. Well not this bathroom, in this bathroom you'll want to stay awhile and get to know it. You'll smile and flirt a little and secretly have a jealous crush. You'll walk out touched yet you'll pretend that you're not effected and just to spice it up you'll come back for another go-round. By now I'm sure you are all saying Raquel is so crazy **insert smile** well I am a little with good intent.
The pictures you're about to see are pictures before and during my ideas. As you browse you'll notice some changes. In my mind nothing is ever finish and complete because in my mind there's always room for change. My philosophy and thinking is that is simple if you can't be where you want to be then bring what you want to you. Meaning if I can't live on an island and I feel like moving to an Island, yet I can't financially just get up and move to an Island, then why don't I bring a piece of that island with me and combine some colors and designs from that time. I'm always changing things around here which to me keeps me happy and creative.
I love and super love this metal tool box that I purchased at Marshalls. It's old and aged design is super genius! I had no I idea what I was going to do with it when I bought it but I knew something great was to come of it. As pictured it's being use to hold wash cloths for my guest and family after washing their hand instead of using paper towels. If you continue to scroll you'll notice a wooden multi use flower pot as a basket to dispose of after use. I love this idea instead of paper towels, it's so clean and easy to keep up with. Guest come over and love this idea and I encourage them to come up with one of their very own.
These lovely picture frames came from WalMart in different colors. I came up with this idea in a desperate attempt to put something on the bathroom wall that I could live with instead of all pictures. I LOVE picture framing on walls including chair railing and shadow boxing. This inexpensive idea came to me one day and I quickly ran out before the idea expired in my mind. I totally had no idea how I was going to put these on the wall. I didn't want to nail them because I didn't want any nails or screws to show up on the surface of them so instead I hot glued them to the wall. OH YES I DID! I figured they would be up there for a while and chipped paint is better than holes in the wall for when they do get removed one day.
This comfy little beast right here is like stepping on a cloud in the sky OMG! You have no idea how good this feels on the bottom of your feet it's just like magic. Please pick this brand up and thank me later. Tiled flooring can be tough on the feet very tough. In our home we remove our shoes at the door and the only carpet is upstairs. If you're spend a lot of time downstair shoeless then your only comfort walk would be in the bathroom where theres comfort and seduction at your toes.
Yes it works and yes I'm going to put an album on it so that while my guest are on the toilet they'll be able to play the song of their choice. Who's rushing you out the bathroom? Not us, we have two more we could use if you're occupying this one. The trunk I got from a good friend who was ready to give it away and couldn't stand it. I had no clue as to why she didn't like it so I quickly took it before she messed around and changed her mind. The record player was gifted to me from my mother and I have no clue as to where she got it from but thank you Umi for the gift!
These little guys took a little bit of time to wire them together which was kinda cool. I had my son and one of my daughters to help put it together. I wanted something to put in from of the window in addition to the wax paper design that I put on the window a few years ago for additional privacy.
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Recently I participated in a community flemarket and picked up these two hooks from a lady who just gave time to me. Thanks lady! I had no clue as to what I was going to do with them but quickly I came up with this cool little idea for them.
That little lamp in the corner came from my mother who bought it at Ikea. Neither one of us really like the lamp and doesn't fit in any room in neither one of our homes. I had it in the living room for a little while but never liked it in there. I decided to add a little more warmth to this bathroom and placed it in the corner there... and now I totally love the lamp.
See there's the roses from my honey...
Do it to your bathroom
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