I think I've been redeeming myself though! I did two quick projects during naptime on Tuesday and ended up with some new bathroom decor.
|My new soap cover and vase decoration thingy|
I've been really motivated recently to try to get the rest of my home decorating done. I got about 80% of the way there after we moved in, then stopped, somewhere around the time we decided I would stay home with the kids. Now, with the possibility of returning to work looming (to ease the transition when my husband changes careers later this year), I find myself motivated again. I don't know why. Anyhow, I am not the best at decorating, but I do like things to look pretty, so I gave it a shot in my downstairs bath.
|I hate messing with flower arrangements, |
so I decided to decorate inside the vase
The vase is one I had leftover from fresh flowers. I added a candle I had (it's used, obviously), threw a ribbon around it, then added a bunch of paper as filler. I thought rocks would look nice, but we didn't have any pretty store-bought ones, and I was trying to use stuff on hand. So I folded some cardstock accordion-style and snipped it to make little zig-zaggy bits. I like the effect.
I goofed around with what to do with our chintzy soap dispenser. I know there are probably nice enough looking ones at the Dollar Store, but I didn't want to spend money. Since I definitely have plenty of fabric on hand, I decided to make a little slipcover. I added the ribbon because it needed a little something.
|I need to change soaps--the yellow isn't working :)|
It was pretty easy to make, but I'm not sure how I feel about the overall results. (There's a reason I came up almost completely empty in my search for soap dispenser covers, I'm sure). I'm going to do a few other things in the bathroom and then see how I feel when it's all done. My plans include two wall hangings (again, I don't have canvases for art, but I do have fabric) and some monogrammed hand towels.