It's A Private Space, Right?

Hey everyone!  Is anything off-limits to a blog post?  Okay, I think I may be pushing the envelope here, because I'm taking you into the bathroom.  Eek, I know, could be gross!  Well, I plan to keep it as clean as possible, but I really want to share with you how we've changed up our guest bath.  You may remember how it looked after I "dressed" it when we first moved in:

Bathrooms are certainly not great rooms for photographing, & sorry, no way to avoid the toilet!  This is as much of an overview of the finished room as I could get.  The lighting was changed quite some time ago, but we just recently removed the shower door.

It's so much roomier with a shower curtain & brighter, too!

It's very difficult to find an extra tall shower curtain, so I found one I really liked and took it to JoAnn's to find some coordinating fabric to add additional length.  You can't really see it in the pic, but the fabric I found has a tiny brown dot on the turquoise which looks perfect with the florals and butterflies of the curtain.

More toilet scenes -- YIKES!  What I really wanted you to notice is the window with glass blocks.  I have such a love-hate thing with those.  I love the light, but hate everything else about them!

Okay, this pic is all about Abby.  She likes to open that bottom drawer and play around with all the little guest soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc.  The Man actually put extra-heavy-duty magnets on all the lower cabinets throughout our home, because she was constantly opening them.  Try as she might, she can't open those, so she has moved onto the drawers!  Okay, enough of Abby!

See what's now covering the glass blocks?  Yes, shutters!  We are so happy we made the decision to get shutters made for both bathrooms.  The master bath has a much bigger glass block window that now has a shutter, too.  I'll be revealing that room some time in the near future.

We are ecstatic over how much nicer this looks -- much more finished!

Tired of looking at it, yet?  Sorry, just thought you would want to see it with the light on.....lol!

In case you haven't noticed, I really like turquoise!

I really like turquoise and green mixed together!

I love having this wrought iron tiered basket filled with all kinds of things that guests might need.

The candle flavor is "Island Getaway" and smells wonderful!

I had enough fabric left over from the shower curtain to add a band to some white towels.  The framed art above the towels was a bit of a craft project.  I loved the dark frame, but had grown tired of the print.

I removed it from the frame (boy, did that glass need cleaning inside and out).  I don't know exactly what this is called, but it is like a very thin wood that had this design super-glued onto it.  There is no way I could remove it, so covering it was the only option.

I went through some of my scrapbook paper and found two sheets that coordinated, and used 
Mod Podge to adhere them over the old stuff and then used the Mod Podge over the top, too.

 I love how it turned out, and it looks perfect with the new shower curtain and the rest of the room.

Just one more look and last chance to see the toilet -- YAY!

I'm so happy that you took the time to stop by.  Hope you didn't get embarrassed looking around the bathroom -- if you just didn't have to have a toilet, it would be a much prettier room!  Oh well!  I know I kind of overloaded you with pictures, but that's just my MO and probably won't change!  I do hope you are having a great day, and will come by again, anytime.

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  1. Oh, I love, love, love the new shutters. So dressy looking! I have been wanting to remove our shower door, too, but hubby has his "fogless" mirror on it so that he can shave while in the shower.

  2. Your bathroom is gorgeous, looks so pretty with your new colors and accessories. The shutters are fantastic too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. Hi Carol! This will beat the bath areas of a posh hotels. I love looking at each photo. The fact that each corner was personally designed by you, the more it becomes special.

    Have a great week Carol!

  4. Well now that you have your guest bathroom ready, my bags are packed.....lol. Looks great Carol. Don't you love the shower doors gone? The curtain adds so much color!

  5. What a happy sunny place to be:) Not gross at all. I love the shower curtain.

  6. Really pretty and light and bright! I love the shutters over the glass blocks - it totally changes the look :-)

  7. Love the scrapbook paper in the frame. I'm finding that I'm using scrapbook paper for all kinds of things these days. Love the shutters over the glass blocks too and the shower curtain. Very pretty!

  8. Carol, you and I got the same lighting! Ha! 'birds of the same feather...":-) Love the updates and no, the bathroom, if clean enough can be shared in the blogosphere especially something as pretty as this!

  9. Fabulous makeover! Love the shower curtain, and your idea for the redo on the picture is amazing! Looks wonderful!

  10. It looks wonderful, so bright I almost feel like if I walk out the door I'll be out on the beach....you did a great job.


  11. Hi Carol,
    Loved your new bathroom look, I am in love with that blue as well, just so fresh and pretty and very summery too. what a great remake on your picture, it looks great in there, I tell you all that scrapbooking paper is such a fun thing, all sorts of uses
    for it. The shutter was a perfect fix for that, and don't know about you, but even tho the glass is frosted or whatever, I always get the feeling someone can see in.....lol
    so I would much prefer it be covered myself, and as you say looks much more finished.
    You did a great job on making the shower curtain longer as well, you have been a busy
    girl lately, but the outcome was amazing...........has such a different look.
    Love that we can just change up a few things and make such a difference with it.
    Great job as always, and thanks for sharing it with us.

    Blessings, Nellie

  12. So pretty! I love the new colors. It really brightens it up.

  13. Nicely done, Carol! I would never have know that window was glass blocks with the shutters there if you hadn't shown a "before" picture. Love the shower curtain!

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative Home & Garden hop! : )

  14. Clever art! :D I think the space is so much more cheerful now....I really love the shower curtain!

  15. Love the shower curtain and it all looks so bright and cheery!

  16. Carol, your bathroom looks so pretty! I love the color scheme and the idea of the shower curtain is brilliant! Love your new shutters! Another fabulous idea!

  17. Carol,
    Adore your guest bath make~over, dear one!!!
    The turquoise is such a bright, lively color choice!!!
    The light fixture was the first new addition I noticed. . .
    and the removal of the shower doors!!!
    We removed ours here On Crooked Creektt as soon as we moved in!!!
    HUGE improvement and so~o~ much safer!!!
    I don't care for glass block windows,
    but LOVE how you added shutters to update the look!!!
    Amazing transformation!!!
    Clever artwork, indeed!!!
    Thanks for visiting and leaving such a kind comment!!!

  18. Love it! The shower curtain is so pretty! You've done a great job.
    House on the Way

  19. Its beautiful Carol! I just love that blue color. Make it look much brighter. Love what how you created your own art for the room. Thank you for sharing.

  20. I love the tiered basket full of cute bits. I have two of the baskets, but neither fit in our tiny bathroom.

    Love your shutters too.

  21. I love your bathroom and the wall art with scrapbook paper! You've been featured this week and I gave you a Facebook shout out too. :)


  22. Carol, your guest bath is so bright and pretty! Love the turquoise and green together! The shutter was the perfect solution to the glass block window; and your artwork is so creative. It looks great with your new decor!

  23. So pretty! Love your shower curtain and all the bright and cheerful colors! Wish I had shutters in my bath.
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  24. Hi Carol,
    Just stopping in from the Sew Many Ways link party. I love the way your shutters look over the glass blocks, changes the look dramatically!
    Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca


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