Sunday, 25 May 2014

Paradise toilet

Decorating while in a rental house can be hard and very limiting. I have been trying to think of ways to make the house suit my style and be a fun place for the kids to grow up in. 

I was walking past the very dull toilet and wondering how could I make that more interesting without changing the paintwork. I love colour and recently I decided to bring in more 'gypsy' style decorating to tie the look together. But what could I do with this average looking toilet room?
 Then while I was cleaning up my craft stash I thought of a wonderful way to use up wool and ribbon scraps. I found an old rod and spring loaded ends hiding in the shed and I looped the wool and ribbon over the rod. With the spring loaded rod, it means that it can be removed easily without damaging the walls and it doesn't require any holes to be drilled in the brickwork. Brilliant.

Next I got an old plant stand and added a pot plant to the room. The plant stand was once white and got spray painted orange a while ago. I have used an old glass cookie jar for the plant and tied wool and ribbons around it to add more colour. The plant came out of a big pot that needed thinning out.

The best thing about this project is that it cost me nothing because I just used things that were laying around unused. I think this is probably the most gypsy feel I can give to the room without painting or re-tiling. Though if you have any other ideas please let me know especially as I have the bathroom to do next.

Surprisingly my boys love it. As it was a very quick and easy project they didn't see it happening so the next time they needed to use the bathroom they got a pleasant shock. Even the youngest said "it pretty" which I will take as a high compliment. One of my boys sometimes struggles to find words to explain things due to his autism. He looked at the room and said "wow it looks like a paradise toilet". I'm not really sure what a paradise toilet is but I like the name and forever forward this room will be referred to as the Paradise toilet.


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    1. Thanks. I found a green frog hanging on the curtain last night. He looked like Tarzan swinging on vines. I moved him back outside but I think he will be back.

  2. Love this Lelsey I need to make something like this for my ensuite window...looks lovely..Cath