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Calling this a “redo” isn’t quite accurate as we’ve lived here for three years and have never actually “done” the guest bath before. This is its first coat of paint and by choosing a color to coordinate with items I already had, I didn’t have to buy anything but the paint!

I had this fabric, a heavy, 60″ wide cotton drapery weight called “Madeline” from Moda. I have had a bolt of it for a few years now and am still not tired of it. I love its celedon green and soft pinks… perfect to obtain the look I wanted in the bath.

I used it to make the drapes over the shower curtain. It was slightly tricky because it has an up and down repeating pattern and I had to be sure to check that I didn’t sew the designs upside down. Here, I was preparing to cut a length from the bolt. Note that my cutting mat is on a BED… yeah, don’t try this… it isn’t ideal at all. I was trying to knock this out and didn’t move to the kitchen counter. It worked but I do not recommend it!

I always make a mess when sewing.
This is the painted bathroom after Ninja Man turned the walls from “construction man white” to a buttery cream that actually has a green tint to it. Pretty good, since my towels and rugs are green.

I recycled those wall decorations, putting them back where they used to be. It was cheaper than buying new and besides, I really still enjoy them.

Before the curtains are put in.
Because there was so much fabric to work with, I found that it was highly possible to mix up which was the top and which was the bottom. I placed a safety pin at the top of each of the four panels. It is an absolute must to press your seams in first if you want a crisp finish. I find it so much easier to sew the prepared lines… no guessing or extra measuring!
This is a coordinating fabric I chose for my tiebacks. They are just lengths of fabric hemmed on both ends and sewn into a tube. You turn them right side out, add buttons and button holes and Poof! You have tiebacks!

Of course, you know me… COVERED BUTTONS! Yeah… have I sewn anything lately without them?

The finished bath. Full curtains, “Paris” above the shower, a nice hanger above the toilet for wet towels and we’re all ready for guests!
OOPS! I fibbed. I did buy the new “Paris” sign you see in the photo below. It was originally $10 at Hobby Lobby, but I happened to find it on sale at 50% off, so WOO HOO! A $5 sign came home to stay in my “new” guest bath! More about that sweet pail of hankies in just a minute….

I just loved this reproduction Rexall ad when I found it years ago. A friend of my son’s said she was scary. Obviously I disagree! I love it!

This is a special display of my mother’s vintage hankies. I received a bag of them when she passed away in March of 2008 and I have gone through them several times since, not sure what I wanted to do with them. I decided today that I would enjoy them so much if I could see them each day. There was this blank spot on the wall and I already had the metal pail, so I put the two together. I think mom would approve.

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