Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shabby Chic Bathroom Decor~Guest Post!


 
 
I am excited to bring you this awesome guest post for a "Shabby Chic" bathroom makeover.  I have started on my own "bathroom redo", so what better timing??  Check it out below:)
 
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Hi my name is Sue Jason and I am a blogger at My-bathrooms blog. I have a passion for sharing ideas which include home improvement and decor. Today I will be sharing with you my ideas of a Shabby chic bathroom décor.
Shabby Chic Bathroom Decor Ideas

 
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The basic ingredients of shabby chic depend on creating an attractive, yet comfortable look and atmosphere in the room. It is perfectly possible to achieve this effect in every room in the home, and this includes the bathroom. While your bathroom furniture will probably need to be modern, with approved plumbing and installation, you can create a charming old-fashioned look that encompasses all the positives of shabby chic décor, without any of the negatives that might appear with a genuinely old bathroom.

Shabby Chic Products
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Keep your eyes peeled for traditionally produced soaps, hand wash and shampoo, especially when you are visiting markets and stores that sell a lot of home-made products. Placing these products in your bathroom not only supports the small businesses in your area, but they make your bathroom look and smell great too.

Textiles
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When choosing soft furnishings for your bathroom opt for products that perfectly capture the shabby chic essence. Look for muted, bleached colors with lots of white and off-white and allow a lot of lace into the picture. Indulge your femininity by splashing out on matching set comprising a toilet roll cover, toilet cover and pedestal mat in your favorite shabby chic design – or practice half-forgotten skills and sew them yourself!

Curtains
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When instilling a shabby chic vibe into the bathroom, your curtains are an important part of the décor. Opt for fabulous patchwork or choose delicate and frothy lace curtains to complete the ideal shabby chic look. Colors should always be muted, as though they have faded after many years of use for an authentic shabby chic ambiance.
Upcycle and Repurpose
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Repurpose attractive containers and jars to use as hand-wash and soap containers or a trinket bowl. Choose unusually shaped items and do not worry if the colors do not fit into your color scheme – you can always paint or cover them to match. An old chair can be painted with a good, waterproof paint and placed in the corner of the bathroom holding a heap of soft and luxuriant towels to create an attractive vignette that serves a useful purpose.

A Touch of Steel
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An antique-look wrought iron towel rail or toilet roll holder, painted cream color looks very effective against the pretty softness of traditional shabby chic décor. If you cannot find any suitable ‘old iron’ you can always opt to use modern examples of towel rails from My Bathrooms, that have an elegant and timeless appearance that will guarantee they never go out of style, such as this one.
 
I hope y'all enjoyed my blog's very first guest post!  My FAVE part was the "Textiles" section!  How BEAUTIFUL!  Toodles!