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We already made it past Monday this week and moving right along to Friday! To add to that, can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? I’ve been in full holiday prep mode with guests that will be arriving throughout the month of November and December. But before I get into that, let me rewind a little bit. A little over 2 years ago we moved into our first home. What’s the first thing I did upon moving in? Painted every wall of course! I went with neutral colors throughout most of the house except for the guest bathroom and laundry room.
Interesting story about these two rooms though. As you can tell from the two pictures above, they look like the same color. In reality I painted them a few weeks apart and were suppose to be two different colors. They turned out to be the exact same color. What are the chances? Needless to say I have painter’s remorse 2 years later. I’m tired of the color in my guest bathroom. Now’s the perfect time to give my guest bathroom a mini farmhouse style makeover with some added holiday flair!
Check out my mini bathroom makeover and the details below.
This is what my bathroom has looked like for the past 2 years. Not bad but I didn’t love it. I picked out a new paint color and got to work! This paint choice flows better with the rest of my home, creates a more open space, and I love going in the direction of farmhouse style within my decorating. Plus, when my husband gives me the green light to makeover a space, I’m all over it! Here’s how it turned out:
Once the hardest part of painting was done, the fun part could begin: decorating. Where does one find holiday decor without breaking the bank? Target and more specifically the One Spot within Target! I knew I wanted to decorate the shelves first. A miniature Christmas tree with lights, a Merry Christmas sign, and a few pieces of greenery provides the perfect amount of holiday decor.
Next up was the counter space. I wanted to create a home away from home where guests feel pampered and comfortable. Room spray with peppermint essential oil, candles, and toiletries all displayed with a holiday touch did just that. I love using the tiered tray to display everything rather than a conventional basket. The Q-tips are placed in a Christmas mug for instant charm and why the camper ornament? To signify those traveling to spend the holidays with us.
What’s one thing you want to do after a long, exciting day of Christmas shopping or holiday festivities? Enjoying a long, hot bath! To give guests a spa like treatment, I built a wooden bathtub tray. It’s styled with a Christmas candle and a magazine. Wouldn’t it be divine to be on vacation and to have this tray to help you relax?! Although, you very well know I’ll also be using it once our guests leave.
My walls of the guest bathroom were looking a little too bare so I decided to add a few pieces of wall decor. The very first thing that went up is my all-time favorite Christmas calligraphy sign. It certainly is a beautiful sight. I added a little greenery to the top to give it an extra pop of color.
Now for my favorite piece of the mini bathroom makeover that will have a permanent spot. This old window was originally displayed in my hallway but works perfectly in my new farmhouse guest bathroom. Simply placing it on the wall wouldn’t be enough. I decided to turn it into a window towel rack with a boxwood wreath added to the middle for Christmas. You can find the full tutorial on how to create your own towards the end of this post.
Now that we’re on the topic of relaxing, I knew I had one more stop in Target before leaving. I headed to the bath tissue section to pick up Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Mega Rolls.
Make your guests feel at home by providing them with the softest bath tissue and one that’s so mega it seems that it will never run out! Let’s face it, what’s a bathroom without amazing bath tissue? The Mega Rolls are also great for me because by using the 4 rolls in 1, I can enjoy even more holiday festivities rather than worrying about changing the rolls. For holiday freshness, add a little drop of peppermint essential oil on the inside of the bath tissue roll. It will outlast the Mega Roll too! Each time the roll is used, peppermint will be released into the air. Certainly a holly jolly smell for this time of year.
When guests arrive you want to make sure you have a full roll. There isn’t the opportunity for the never-ending debate of which way the tissue should go and guests won’t run out when using the Mega Rolls. So with less roll changes, a put together bathroom, and holiday flair, you’re guests are bound to remember this space! But make sure they don’t leave with the bath tissue. It’s too good to give up! Instead, show them this Target Cartwheel offer for 5% off Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong Mega Rolls.
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This DIY project was so simple that I wanted to share the process. The hardest part was finding the perfect window. I found mine at a local thrift store for about $15. It was a steal of deal and already had the weathered/worn look. In case you find a newer window, simply paint the wooden frame and sand it to give it the same look. It’s time to give your bathroom farmhouse appeal with this window towel rack.
Window || 4 knobs of your choice with the mechanical screws || Pencil || Measuring Tape || Drill || Drill Bit to pre-drill holes || French Cleat
Step 1: Once your window is ready for the knobs, start by measuring the length of the window. Evenly measure and mark where each knob will go. For example, my window is 35 inches in width so my knobs were placed 7 inches apart.
Step 2: Using the drill bit and drill, drill a hole where you placed each mark with your pencil. Make sure the drill bit is large enough for your screw to fit through but not too big!
Step 3: Gather your screws and knobs.
Step 4: Place the mechanical screws in each hole.
Step 5: Simply screw on your knobs and you’re done!
Step 6: To securely hang your window, attach a french cleat to the back of the window and the wall. Make sure you use a french cleat that is strong enough for the weight of your window.
These mini makeover changes in my guest bathroom created huge results! How will you get your bathroom holiday ready? Will you go as far as giving your bathroom a fresh paint job or adding decor pieces throughout? Tell me in the comments below!
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