Monday, September 15, 2014

Apartment Update

Well, I am pretty much moved into my new place. It has taken four months, but in my defense, it was a really busy summer.


Not a lot has changed from my "blank slate" posts other than Houston hanging up my wall decor for me. But I figured I would show you the current and most likely permanent state of my apartment.

Let's start with the bathroom:

The bathroom went through five or six transformations before I figured out what I wanted. See how it looked before here.

I knew I wanted white fluffy towels and almost bought these from Target for $6.99 each (ugh), but Costco came through and I was able to get six towels for $24.00. They are big, fluffy, spa-like towels, and I love them. I also got these two gray hand towels from Target as accents.


The shower curtain was a find from TJ Maxx and you can read all about that discovery here. I love how light and airy it is and I am kind of obsessed with the pattern - I have to restrain myself from buying picture frames, towels, pillows, etc. (It looks gray in the photo, but it is a pale blue).

I tried two other floor mats before I ended up going with "plain" white. The first mat was from Marshalls. The color wasn't perfect, but I thought it would be close enough - that is until I got it home and one of the side seams was completely crooked. Back to the store it went. The second mat was from Target (someone stage an intervention!) and I liked it, but I just couldn't justify spending $30 on it, so it went back as well. Houston had two extra bath mats at his house and insisted that I take them "just to see" how they looked. I was reluctant to do all white mats - feet, hairspray, makeup... it could get destroyed. Once the mat was in the bathroom, I was in love.


Back in March I bought this apothecary jar knowing I wanted to use it for cotton balls in the bathroom. I actually had a birthday coupon from World Market for $10, so this beauty was mine for five dollars! The Q-tips are corralled in what was once a Bath and Body Works candle. I followed Summer's tutorial HERE for cleaning it out and re-purposing it once the candle was gone. 


The corner above the toilet is boring and I am still contemplating doing something like this above it, minus the towel bar. But, in the spirit of penny-pinching, I will probably paint some old shelves white, get a frame from Ikea and call it a day.

I'll be back with more updates soon. Have a happy Monday, friends. The weekend is only five days away!


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19 comments:

  1. So glad you went with the white rug! Looks so spa like<3

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  2. I love the apothecary jar and the shower curtain! That pattern is gorgeous!


    Livi (www.vickiandlivi.com)

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  3. That shower curtain is beautiful and I love white towels--they are the best!

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  4. Looks great so far! I LOVE white towels!!

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  5. This is such an adorable bathroom theme!

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  6. I love the shower curtain. I saw a similar one a few days ago (it may have been at Target ;-) and almost bought it but since I haven't signed my new lease yet it seemed silly to get it.

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  7. Loved looking at your bathroom update! :) I'm finishing my bathroom update right now and the image you shared of the above toilet set up is so inspiring! I just installed a little white shelf and love the idea of filling the empty space with a towel bar and 2 pretty towels. Thanks for sharing :)
    Bonnie
    (strongandsweet.blogspot.com)

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  8. i love how calm and relaxing your bathroom is!! Your shower curtain is so pretty

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  9. Thanks Laura - Relaxing and spa-like is what I was going for!

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  10. Bonnie, I am in LOVE with that bathroom for inspiration I have more similar ideas on the Pinterest board that it is pinned to. :0)

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  11. Ashley - I saw some similar ones at Target too!

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  12. After having colored towels for 7 years, I have to agree that white is the way to go.

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  13. Thank you, Olivia. It was love at first sight with the shower curtain. LOL

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  14. Thanks Summer! I don't know why I was being so silly resisting the FREE rug. LOL

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