November 2, 2009

Seasonal Guest Bath Arrangement

Hello! Look at me, blogging two times in a week! Wow!
I have not been on a bloggy hiatus, just busy.
So I wanted to show you a quick and easy seasonal makeover I did for our guest bathroom.
Here is the before (rather boring, if I do say so myself)
(And no, I do not normally keep my hot glue gun and scissors in the bathroom....)
I got this at a garage sale for $1!
I loved the frame, my BF loved the canvas = PERFECT!

I took the canvas out, and cut two equal parts of fishing line. I looped the fishing line around four times, knotted the ends and hot glued the knots to the back top corners of the frame.

I trimmed the excess.
I have been saving this gorgeous moss wreath I got on clearance from Joanne's last year for $0.97. It was just a little too small for most applications (like hanging on a door).


I used some left over silk from this project. And cut a piece long enough to hold the wreath.

Hot glued the seams under.

No........I do not normally have pine cones in the sink...

Used the screws that hold the mirror in place and loosened them, slid the fishing line over and tightened them.

Had an urn that was formally brass, but I painted a distressed old irony black.
(You can see by the bottom what it used to look like...)

Has some sticks from our neighbors tree I spray painted white. I tied them together with twine, and did not use Styrofoam.

My Mom gave me some random green filler and added it to the base.

Placed pine cones from my Grandparents farm around the base to cover the twine.

I LOVE the outcome. Dramatic, but multi seasonal. It will work Thanksgiving through January.


And, it was free, using things I had around the house!

This is a pic taken with flash "off". I am trying to tweak my camera.


26 comments:

susan said...

Love the twig arrangement and the frame--how nice that you and your friend each got a part!!

AnneYarbs79 said...

Uh, the Yarbroughs always have random items from nature in their sinks- no shame in the game!!! And if I recall correctly, aren't there massive amounts of vines in your bath tub, missy???

{ L } said...

Oh, that moss wreath is my favorite! LOVELY!

Anny said...

How inviting and pretty :)

Sherri S said...

Beautiful! I hate those huge builders mirrors in my bathrooms. This looks SO elegant now. And for FREE...wonderful!

Proper Prim said...

Looks amazing... great job

Erica said...

What a great idea to do to a mirror :)

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Just lovely! That's my kind of decor! I love it.

The Style Sister said...

What an amazing idea!! I think I will to try this out for sure!!

Come on by and take a peek at my first giveaway...and see all the fun and creative things I have come up.

Karin

The Style Sister said...

What an amazing idea!! I think I will to try this out for sure!!

Come on by and take a peek at my first giveaway...and see all the fun and creative things I have come up.

Karin

Abbi said...

That is cool! Very creative. I love the earthyness about it.

Magic Brush said...

Wow... I am on a "stick kick"... love this!!!!

santamaker said...

Love how you made that arrangement. It's just perfect for the season!

emptynest4two said...

Love it! The urn is AWESOME!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

love this post.....you did some GREAT work

jen @ the inspiration studio said...

um, I kind of love it! I seriously just kept scrolling back and forth looking at all your pics. The twigs in the urn, especially, I adore!

Room to Inspire said...

I just awarded you with the Kreativ Blogger Award. Come on over and take a look! Your blog is always full of such wonderful ideas.

Chelsea

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your guest bath is just perfect. Did you prime the brass urn before you sprayed it? I would love to know how you did that. I am new to your blog and I love what I see here. I am now a follower.

Charla

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the arrangement, I always like to add sticks to things. The frame/wreath looks great. Can you still see into the mirror?

Sue

Heidi said...

Thanks for finding me. Your little girl is georgous. Love your projects and your courage. Talk to ya later, Heidi

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I see you have been on a roll again! Everything looks great, and your sweet daughter JUST BEAUTIFUL!

Have a great weekend!
~Misti

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

You've got a lot of fun free things kicking around your place - lucky.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

You've got a lot of fun free things kicking around your place - lucky.

HouseMama said...

I love the idea of the frame over the mirror - I've got one of those bland mirrors myself and I think this is such a great way to fix it up. (What a great idea for the wreath too.)

Carissa said...

Beautiful! Such creativity!

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Love this project!!