Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lettered Cottage- Guest Bathroom Accessories (Part 1)

I've started to pull together some accessories that may, or may not, make it into the Guest Bathroom.

I love the shape of this piece...



...and the frame really speaks to me too. I'm thinking I can "re-do" the middle part somehow. Haven't thought about what I'll do yet, but I'm sure I'll come up with something. :-)





It was marked down from $7.50 to $5.00 at a flea market, so I snapped it up.

This oversized wooden ball was a fun find, priced at $7.50 (marked down from its original price of $15.00)



Not sure how I'll use it, or if I'll paint something on it, but I thought it might be neat mixed together with other round objects.

This old hook rack immediately called my name when I spotted it sticking out of a bunch of stuff in a booth at one of my favorite local flea markets. Imagine my joy when I saw that it was priced at just $1.00!



I may paint it, I may stain and seal it, I may leave it just the way it is....I'm not sure yet. But I can't tell you how much I love it.




And lastly, I picked up this little towel/trinket holder at the same flea market I got the toothbrusher holder at. The owner of the shop marked it down from $12, to $10 for me.

It needs some work, but I look forward to spiffing it up!


Accessorizing is definitely the most fun part of re-doing a room, but a lot of my clients have said that they don't know which ones to use. I believe that if you accessorize with things that you LOVE, you'll never get it wrong. Also, take cues from photos in magazines and online. Notice the way the stage their rooms, how they arrange things, and what colors/finishes appeal to you in those photos.

Layla


38 comments:

Tricia said...

Love the rustic look of it all : )

ps- The new and improved laundry room is finished being painted. Pics are up at my blog : )

Lindy said...

I can't wait to see how it all turns out. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

Katherine said...

I can't wait to see how everything turns out!

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Great finds! I especially love that coat rack. I'm sooo excited to see what you do with this room...but no pressure :-).

I actually went to a real flea market last weekend (I usually go to "flea-tique" stores) and I was sooo disappointed! I was hoping to find things like you did, and instead they were selling things like old hair dye and used cds. I'll have to keep looking for more flea markets.

Meghann said...

I would love to see that round ball in a large wooden bowl of bath bombs. It would need to be sealed, or it might take on the scent of the bath bombs (maybe that would be good though) but it would look so cool sitting on the edge of the tub or a counter :)

countryrosegal said...

I have been reading your blog for months now and have to tell you that I LOVE your home and your style. My home is very similar in style but you sure do find the best accessories and put them all together so beautifully. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hook rack, in fact, I have been on a hunt for the perfect one forever now. I look forward to seeing everyday what new ideas you have and can't wait to see what you do with the bathroom. :)
Sarah

marty39 said...

Great pieces. I can't wait to see how you use them in the bathroom. They're all great finds. Hugs, Marty

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

I love everything! Great finds!
I can't wait to see how the bathroom turns out!
*Tricia

pve design said...

I always love what other people find and how they pull it all together! Cannot wait to see it all complete!
Stop by to see your jars....I love them!!
pve

Katie said...

I love all those things just how they are! But I can't wait to see how you change them and bring out their true potential!

Tanya said...

Great finds and some of them can be used as is. Bonus!

Deidra said...

Everything looks beautiful. I'm one of those people who wouldn't know where to begin, or when to be done. I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Cotton Blossom said...

What about a little chalkboard paint in that frame of yours? It could be handy for long term guest to jot down things that are running low: soap, t.p. etc. And when inspiration did strike (or you've just had enough of the chalk board paint)it could be easily changed.

Fabulously french said...

What great pieces, I also love to hunt for items as going to a shop and buying something full price and lacking a story is not for me.

Cannot wait to see the end result :-)

Leeann

teresamcfayden said...

oh .... love the goodies you found. I've been looking for a rack like that for a while now...lucky you!!
Love your blog.

Bay said...

OH my gosh Layla, I love that hook rack! What a find for $1. I can hardly wait to see how it all ends up.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Someday, can we do a brain transplant so that I can see what it's like being inside your head? I LOVE the potential you see in ordinary objects!!

Jessica said...

hurry up and do it. . .

i'm SO READY to see what it's going to look like? is his birthday here already?

:)

smiles!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Layla,

Loving that frame. If you're not sure about the painting, why not remove it, replace it with a piece of plywood, put a coat of chalkboard paint on it and place it in the frame. That would look darling!

oxox
Jennifer

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Love them all! And please, don't do a think to that perfect hook/rack. :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, girl, you've got your work cut out for you with that bathroom, but I have NO doubt at all you'll pull it off remarkably. You always have great vision with your projects.

NicNacManiac said...

Great finds, I know that your creativity will kick in and your hubby will be speechless...at least until he finds out that you want him to help you!! LOL!!

Juju said...

I'm lovin' the potential!

Kathy said...

Ohhh, great start. Accessories are always a problem for me. I can't wait to see how it all comes together.

Anonymous said...

Layla,
I think on that framed photo you should paint the middle a creamy white and glue on three starfish.
Wendy

Cheryl said...

Love your latest finds. It will be interesting to see what makes the cut in to the final reveal and how you have used it.

The Buchanan Family said...

I wish we had flea markets in alabama with finds like this!

My name is PJ. said...

I love the rustic feel! Have you ever used tung oil? It doesn't leave an oily surface, it seals and it leaves the wood naturally beautiful, but richer.

Megan said...

I love your blog! I can't wait to see what you do with all this stuff!

PS~Erin said...

Now I'm even more excited to see how it turns out... These items, along with that toothbrush holder are all so neat. I love the look of them. Great finds!!

Jen r. said...

I love the frame.. I wonder if you gave the middle a "wash" of white? Jen

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Good eye Layla!

The Buchanan Family said...

That is so neat! We live in a small town called Vincent, we go throught pratville going to the beach! Where in the world are these flea markets you shop at?

Jeanneoli said...

You have some amazing accessories to work with! I love that frame and the hooks are so cool too!

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

You have such a talent for finding the most fabulous things at the best prices - I'm sure most people overlook them but you are like a heat seeking missile! I would love to go shopping with you one day!

farmhouse wares said...

That towel/trinket holder is so different. I love it.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

yes, yes ... follow your heart always ... the pieces are coming together ... exciting!!
love the old hook rack just as it is ...
prairiegirl

Dixie said...

LOVE your style...