Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Adding {Frugal} Beauty To My Bathroom

 I've made a few changes in my "European inspired powder room." 
{This is just a fancy way to say "small little bathroom".)
 You can read the original post HERE
Yes, I really did want to achieve an old French hotel-ish atmosphere, where everything is worn, yet feminine. 

I added two old panels of shutters. 
They were each $5 at my favorite antique market. 
I removed the greenery in the ceramic pot, as I wanted more privacy. 
However, I added a tall topiary on the pedestal to keep the garden feel going. Greenery truly brings a natural, lively element to any room.  
I also added a mirrored, perfume tray above the Paris canvas.
This floral arrangement got moved to a bedside nightstand. 
Next, I switched the pictures on both sides of the window to these plaques of a man and a woman. (Goodwill finds. I was elated!)
The gold and black compliments the rug much better. 
She's a busty little gal, isn't she? 
Turn away Joey. Turn away. ;)
{The before.}
The light penetrates the the drapes so softly. 
I got this fabric from Walmart 10 years ago, to go on my canopy bed during college. 
Joey mentioned that the shutters didn't cover the length of the window...
...but I kind of like how it's not perfect. 
It makes it a bit more authentic to moi. ;)
This little dame used to have pearls on her.
But I paired the vintage AVON perfume bottles on the sill...
...and added the pearls to my new hand.
 {P.S. Those diamond earrings are NOT real. My sister gifted them to me, and they're from Khols.}
I added a new hand towel (thrifted!) to my hair straightener hook...
 ...and I said goodbye to the silver dish that held my soap bars. 
Here's the view from the shower.
Oh, how Joey HATES my old robe.
J'adore it, though. So it stays.
I hope you enjoyed these changes. I'm so thrilled, I think I'll treat myself (and Joey) to a Brown Bag Special from Sonic - ha ha!

Au revoir!

This week I'm linking up with these lovely blogs:
Kelly's Korner
 Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
 Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style


Dixie n Dottie said...

Looks great! :)

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great powder room, I like the shutters, so cute for the room. Lots of inspiration here.

Denise said...

Ooh La La! Very pretty!

Pamela said...

Such a lovely space!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Très bien!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun, I love your frenchy bathroom. The shutters are a great find and I think they look perfect. All of your accessories are so pretty. Looks fabulous. Thanks for the visit and your gracius comments, I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Tres chic...j'adore! I love those sweet little shutters! Lucky! $5 that's amazing. Everything looks great!

Denise Marie said...

Luv it all! U & I both like imperfect!!

Ugochi said...

It is an amazing beauty Meredith! I must give you kudos for being so creative.
Have a super blessed day!

Designing Domesticity said...

The shutters are the perfect vintage touch and only more charming that they aren't a perfect fit. Well done you. Thanks for sharing, liz

Candice S said...

Truly a fabulous bathroom! I found your post from Delightful Order:) You've created an amazing space & I love that so many of your finds are second hand - very inspiring!

sandy said...

So cute and Frenchy! ;)

Bev said...

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new follower bev

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Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful! Well done!

Annmarie Pipa said...

you have such lovely touches!!! very pretty!!

Karen A said...

Your bathroom looks great! I love those shutters.

New follower here! I just nominated you for the Leibster award. Please check it out on my blog. :)


Design_Fluff said...

I really like those shutters, Meredith! I think their size is one of the main reasons they look so good!

Great design choice!

Danielle said...


Happy Sunday!

Stacey said...

Very pretty - the wall color is very nice, too!
Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations Party!
Stacey at Embracing Change

Denyse @ Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Beautiful bathroom.

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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Very pretty ~ thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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