Here are some pics of my half bathroom that the hubby and I did when we first moved into our house 4 years ago:)
Our home is NOT a quaint home with character. It was built in the early 1990's and is in a newer development. We have no trees (other than the maple and apple tree that WE planted) and not many bushes.
I grew up in an older home and in an older neighborhood where there are many trees and the homes are not cookie cutter. Most of them are made out of brick and the walls out of plaster. Not like our home which has vinyl siding and sheet rock walls and you can hear everything going on outside!
But I am very thankful for the home that we live in! We could be in a small apartment with no yard for the kids to play in and the biggest reason why we live in out home is because of the school district! In our older neighborhood (full of trees and homes with character) the school district was not good at all!! The school Angel attended was going to fail him due to his reading and writing. We later found out that he had a disability (thank you VA Beach Schools!!) and is now receiving help and getting on the honor roll!! He is now exceeding in all of his classes and is in the gifted program! So it is a small price to pay by living in the house that we call home:)
Soooooo, all of that to say that since I do not live in a charming house I try everything in my power to make it as charming as it can be on the inside!! I try and surround myself with the things that I love!
We painted 1 ft. stripes going horizontally and did a strie treatment on the pink stripe (this is where you drag a brush downwards while the paint is still wet to reveal the color underneath and gives it a dupioni silk look). I LOVE these colors together!:) Our entire living room is in the same yellow and the dining room is in the same raspberry pink with the same faux treatment:)
You can kind of see the faux treatment in this picture. Here is a coat hook that we used to hang our hand towels on. I love finding different and unexpected ways to use things:).
Here is a picture of some beautiful peonies in full bloom and I was lucky enough to find a silk floral that compliments it beautifully!
Here is a wine rack that I am using to store extra hand towels and reading material