Bathroom Pretty: Part One {& GIVEAWAY!}

Over the past year we have been filling the house with new bits & pieces including buying some big ticket items as we are finally in a grown up house, and it’s time to be grown up. Bit by bit we have purchased new dining tables & chairs, sideboards, dressers, couches…it’s been expensive! While the main rooms look great now some of the other areas need attention – like the bedrooms and bathrooms. How do you make a bathroom look great? We have a fabulous main bathroom that the girls & visitors use but it’s big, and sparse, and I just haven’t known where to start with it. I think it needs some colour, or more organic surfaces in there – like wood, or baskets and artwork…but where to start?

I decided to start here:

With a fabulous tea towel that Eden bought Kim and myself when she was over at Blogher earlier this year. It was from Anthrolpologie where I would give my right arm to get into. Sure, online shopping can be done, but I NEED to get to one of these stores. Somehow. And in the next little while. While it is a tea towel, it’s quite small so I decided to use it as a hand towel and instantly it brightened the sparse tiley space.

The girls towels work with it too, as does this cheap little rag rug that I got from a Homewares store in Bowral. Fun, colourful, it started to look a little better.

Then I came across these fabulous decals from Elly Nelly on one of my all time favourite online stores Gallop Lifestyle. I loved how they were quirky, but still stylish and while they would be fun for the kids on the bath tiles, they weren’t too kiddy.

What do you think? Aren’t they FABULOUS?! I had a great time with Harper putting the decals up and the girls have spent each bath working out who everyone is.

Now there is still a loooong way to go. A whole lot of blank wall that I think I will either fill with a framed poster, or lots of smaller frames with photos and artwork from the girls. Or something. It’s a start. And I love it!

I also picked this little print up from Gallop for $35 which I will frame and put above the toilet. It’s brights and fabulous too and ties in with the rest of the colour vomit I have going on elsewhere.

Now for the really good bit. Well for you guys at least, I had to fork out the $50 for mine! I emailed the lovely mother/daughter team Elaine and Nell to tell them how much I loved the decal and would they love to give my readers one of them? They design the most fabulous prints, fabrics and wall decals – check out their website for their collection. And you know what? They said “we love your blog” really, they said that, then said “sure thing! Let’s giveaway a Walk this Way decal in black worth $50 to one of your Australian readers”. And I said “Um. Awesome! THANKS LADIES!” And you know what else? Nell has just had her first babe (Elaine’s first Grandchild!). Congratulations!

So. To win one of these fabulous decals that you would normally have to pay $50 for just leave a quick comment in the post below. One comment per person open to Australian readers only. Giveaway is open for one week so closes at 5pm AEST on Wednesday 26th October. What you waiting for? Go!

And? You are most welcome! Lucky bastards…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15007170728692725583 trudi@maudeandme

    I just love the decal you chose – got some quirkiness to it!

  • Emma O

    Pick me !Pick Me! – I think the bathroom is looking fab !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11880716509255271672 Tales From Crazy Street

    I LOVE your sink! We need a total bathroom refurb, and I am loving your colours, and the people around the tub! Awesome!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02743336097657087832 Jane

    Ah Beth, you little beauty! Thanks for the chance – these would spruce up Planet Baby HQ’s old bathroom nicely ☺. J x

  • cookcleanstudy

    I would never have thought to put the decals there. Great idea!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07648204470712239011 Amy

    I totally get what you mean about making bathrooms ‘pretty’. It’s virtually impossible. We have a framed ‘Pears soap’ advertisement in our main bathroom and it pulls the room together so much- I love it.

    I’ve recently got on the decal train and love all types and sorts! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10576986106653716208 Lizeylou

    Love those decals … our bathrooms are very 80′s so you can only imagine how much work ours need!!

  • Rachel H

    Those decals look great!!

  • http://www.ducksonthedam.com.au/ Alli @ ducks on the dam

    Oh me oh my! Decals in the bathroom. Fab-u-lous! Love it. Great work

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10917848182703004981 Noosa Beach House

    Oh yes please, please count me in. I love your basin btw, did you put that in? I love the shape!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18133173713045801244 vancybec

    i need one, or i will explode. you are such a generous bastard!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11076574278819598477 paula @ pod and 3 peas

    gotta get me one of those rag rugs ….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04885518999842201095 Gallop Lifestyle

    Looking fabulous Beth!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11937511046069347576 edenland

    You have your own rockin’ style going on, man. I LOVE what you’ve done with that tea towel.

    X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16423155273754490984 Something Gorgeous

    That ‘tea towel’ is gorgeous, far too nice to wipe dishes with, looks lovely in your bathroom. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10842054776137117126 Jo

    I love your house. Looks like it belongs on ‘Escape to the Country’ or something. :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08035619638845531138 Jgee

    I love me a decal and am in need of new ones as my sweet little bird had its bird ripped off when I tried to shift it. Thanks for the opportunity and the fab blog read. Love the bathroom by the way.

  • http://lifeatnumber2.blogspot.com/ Michelle

    Count me in …thats just too cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14661467145292736426 Joanna

    Good time for me to discover your lovely blog! And just as I was thinking, “what CAN I do to brighten up my bathroom?!”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09703082768846184281 ::The Beetle Shack::

    give. it. to. me.

    DDDOOOOOOOOOOOO it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    Love the decal, so quirky! Have the perfect place for it. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15028751440524414795 mummyjane

    Love it the decal! Quirky and fun , just like you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15691364215603878373 stayday

    Very kewl bathroom

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03589243376326466266 Kellie

    I bloody love your entire house, Beth. Those decals are way too cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04187041071868733772 susy q j

    Ive been eyeing off this exact decal for ages, and i cant believe you have one to give away. So yes please.
    Love your style baby mac

  • Jo Crighton

    Beth, your blog constantly inspires and reassures me!! I am enjoying seeing how your are making your house your home. Thanks so much for sharing!
    I am only in rental accommodation now, so I get frustrated with the limitations of making the space ours. I think wall decals would help solve this problem!!
    Please keep sharing and being brave. Jo x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17244409268452820389 BOB & MABEL

    Our bathroom looks to be in the same colours. As its the kids and visitors bathroom I’d like to add more colour too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11433701550878013807 annie

    This lucky bastard is up for anything groovy, graphic and free! You had a pretty nice bathroom to start with it seems. The tree change sounds like a big success on all fronts.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16543791863884733714 Mum on the Run

    Oooh – would looove this.
    We are embarking on a reno right now.
    The ‘ensuite of horrors’ will be no more – and a decal would be extra awesome.
    :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05111231564118821128 Shelley

    Cute giveaway! Count me in :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13053358005135079908 Red Dalish

    Style that appeals to littlies as well! Loving the colour and decals!

  • Mel

    Fabulous! What gorgeous decals. I NEED one now!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09048897566683844107 Angie Clare

    I neeeeeed these. Not want. NNEEDD! Thanks for pointing me in their direction. Dont know if i can hold out til the giveaway is announced. Might have to pounce over there now.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02956362488310278470 Lynley

    Definitely leaving a comment on this one! What a cool idea.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06333858903359349225 Deb

    too cute. I love that bathmat too. i desperately need new bathmats.

    oh, and of course, i’d love to be considered for the giveaway!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10155668418044222620 LeighRex

    MMMAAAATTTEEEE – how much would those decal’s rock my new black grout – swing em my way sister! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15086980189762813286 [Good Mum Hunting]

    LOVE this decal. You really have the best giveaways Bev!

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07704622521770339221 Jo @Countrylifeexperiment

    I’m waving my hand madly in the air to get a decal for my house. I love them!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08421916141889047331 Jen R

    It’s so great when some simple splashes of colour changes the whole feel of a room, not to mention those little people partying along the top of the bath…too cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14028569197862413268 paulines

    I love the decal as well as the rug. I would love to win…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00925297507974597887 Nattie

    The bathroom looks great! LOVE the little people, I’d never feel lonely taking a bath…and the ones jumping, it’s like they are leaping for joy at you ” whoop hoo she in the bath”…( I’m not insinuating you are dirty, they just look happy that you are there )……reckon I’d be inclined to have a little chat with them too….

    Nattie x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    Yeehar, love that decal! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07251131676081523546 Gemma @ My Big Nutshell

    It all started with the tea towel. That was a bloody interesting tea towel. Really nice.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12173085007473641503 Down that Little Lane

    Oh yes please 100 percentage!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10085079211685079914 Mili O

    Yes they are FABULOUS!! What a great idea – I might have to nick it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17751001700549851045 LionessLady

    They certainly look fabulous – and very quirky in your bathroom! Love the jumping people best – it’s like they are giving you a ‘yeehaa’ on your toilet success!

  • Helen

    MIght have to come and use the bathroom again soon!!! Looks Fab!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12782660504985924636 Kelly E

    Love the colour vomit scheme!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15180615268002453488 Sew Jo

    Love the decal and the splash of colour in your bathroom – both are good for the mind and soul. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love your blog : )

  • Anonymous

    Leticia O’Donovan
    Beth, your brought a beautiful house, but only you and your family could transform it into the stylish, warm home it is now! Love it x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10009232448247160974 ally

    they are very groovy – I want them for my laundry :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05467118981971575536 imomeara

    Ooh, yes, yes, yes! I can see my girls making up stories for all these characters too…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01605620654237159510 Hayley

    Yes please! My laundry would rock those decals…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07189192073489440981 tea with lucy

    oh why thank you. and i’ll have one of those funky rag rugs too please!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11551120904306601847 Stacey

    Ok…whether I win or not I love the decals and I will be getting some! Cheers x

  • http://www.ads-classified.com/ Julia

    Indeed very pretty bathroom. I love the colours! And the people silhouette details :)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03206534200849897015 shine little light*

    WOOHOOO!!! *s*

  • Becca M

    Love your work Bev! Tres cool. Would I like to win the decal? Yes, Please :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03108216621628520756 Farmers Wifey

    ahh you know my house is nearly finished. Get it, would I like to win something fresh and new for my house? Of course x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05500173032095264013 Amba @ Team Mummy

    My bathroom needs some TLC :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07422068499429667636 Posie Patchwork

    Oh this is so exciting!! They are so much fun & i bet they are seriously entertaining. Yes please, putting my name in the ring, my 4 children would find names for each of the figures (handy with 19 first cousins). Love Posie

  • Littlelatts

    Oooh your bathroom is way cooler than mine! That decal would make it just that little bit less dorky…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16389483438147864419 Bec S

    Ha! I was just about to buy this decal to go across a mirrored wardrobe – would definitely love to win to save me the $50!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05670592821968665461 Maryanne

    Nice Work!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06848226440743733485 Judy

    these are great! the bathroom is always one of the last rooms to decorate when we move, now i’m inspired!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08110730276139946737 Peta

    my bathroom NEEDS these.

    Thanks for the chance to win, Beth!

    can you throw in a retro sideboard by chance? my hallway says ‘please’???? xx

  • https://flyingdrunkenmonkey.pip.verisignlabs.com/ The Flying Drunken Monkey

    I love that decal! So cute & quirky :)

  • Leanne

    First time reader and first time to comment EVER! I have never chuckled, scoffed and laughed so much before. How have I survived without your sarcasm and wit? Thanks to the beetle shack (which I also love) for sending me to Baby Mac!

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