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…

Comments

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

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

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

  6. cookcleanstudy says:

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

  7. 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! :)

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

  9. Those decals look great!!

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

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

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

  13. gotta get me one of those rag rugs ….

  14. Looking fabulous Beth!

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

    X

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

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

  18. 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.

  19. Count me in …thats just too cute!

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

  21. give. it. to. me.

    DDDOOOOOOOOOOOO it.

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

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

  24. Very kewl bathroom

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

  26. 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

  27. Jo Crighton says:

    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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.
    :-)

  31. Cute giveaway! Count me in :)

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

  33. Fabulous! What gorgeous decals. I NEED one now!

  34. 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.

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

  36. 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!

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

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

    xx

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

  40. 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!

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

  42. 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

  43. Yeehar, love that decal! x

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

  45. Oh yes please 100 percentage!!

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

  47. 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!

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

  49. Love the colour vomit scheme!!!!

  50. 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 : )

  51. 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

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

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

  54. Yes please! My laundry would rock those decals…

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

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

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

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  58. WOOHOOO!!! *s*

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

  60. 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

  61. My bathroom needs some TLC :)

  62. 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

  63. Littlelatts says:

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

  64. 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!

  65. Nice Work!

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

  67. 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

  68. I love that decal! So cute & quirky :)

  69. 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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