Thursday, June 9, 2011

Let the Decorating Begin!

I could tell you about our push lawn mower or the conclusion of my cell phone saga, but it's Friday. Plus, something moved up on the priority list. My parents are visiting this weekend! They're bringing some rose plants from their yard to help our garden grow. While they don't expect the house to be put together, I think I can get one room ready on short notice. Our small second bathroom:

Since my parents might be staying with us, having the second bathroom ready will make getting ready in the morning much easier. However, it doesn't have much privacy. It's difficult to tell, but the windows are clear glass. To make it even better, the bathroom looks out to our neighbor's backyard. Here's my quick inspiration board:

We bought some brown blinds from Target two weekends ago, but they ended up being the wrong size. Plus, they're a little too dark for the room. After some thought, I'm going to attempt a custom roller blind using that purple-y Waverly fabric I bought from Joann's a while back. Design*Sponge has an excellent tutorial and it doesn't seem too difficult. Here's how it might look. The roller will be installed under the window trim.

With so much flair on the window, the shower curtain will have to be a little more subdued. Right now, I'm thinking gray to pull from one of the colors in the fabric. The gray and white striped shower curtain is from West Elm. Maybe we'll go striped or maybe we'll find one in solid gray.

To play off the global vibe of the window, I'm thinking about framing a picture from my time studying abroad in Spain. That's one of the fountains at the Alhambra in Granada. We have some extra frames lying around, so it will only cost as much as the print.

So what do you think? I'll post some post-decorating pictures after the weekend.

Anyone else have parents visiting this weekend? Or are you visiting them? We're going to celebrate an early Father's Day and I plan on baking some carrot cake cupcakes.

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  1. Ahh, love the Alhambra pic! I have the same shot framed in my kitchen :) :)

  2. Fun projects! Can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. Next time we're in Chicago, Jenny, Kolbe and I want to come see the new place!! It looks great!

    - Mike


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