...The thing behind the toilet was just leaning on the wall - with a styrofoam piece holding it up underneath. The walls are hard to see in this picture- but they were like a see-through light white-yellowish color. Ali had bright sky blue shower curtain and floor mats. Nothing too special really- but totally clashed with the tiles on the shower stall! Note- the marroon colored tiles reflected in the mirror. I also included up close and personal ones....just so you can get the whole affect. They were- U-G-L-Y. :-) (I think Ali would agree). :-)
So...ta-da! I painted the bathroom a light "robins egg green" color. Not sure if this is even a real color- but its the only way I can think of describing it. It complimented the coloring of the old tiles on bath (the whitish ones) and floor tiles really nicely. I painted everything that was white before- with a fresh coat of paint- what a difference it makes! The picture hanging on the far wall is a vintage piece from the 1970's that her mom gave her. (Yes-I'd consider this vintage) haha. I found it in Ali's bedroom...but since we are giving her bedroom a make-over next-I figured she wouldn't mind putting it in her bathroom since it fits so perfectly in it! My favorite thing to do - was by far- organizing and putting all the "special" touches together in the end. And YES- I am going to toot my own horn and say that I'm proud of re-placing the old tiles all by myself with new ones. (Compliments of the instructions I found in my handy book I previously blogged about!). Well- okay- so I ALMOST did it all myself. :-) I will give credit to my husband, Ronny, who came over and grouted the tiles I placed down while I was finishing with the organizing stuff. At least I know I could do it if I wanted to - right? :-) I did do all the hard work of popping out the old red tiles, sanding down the old grout and chiselling it all out. :-)
The new tiles I replaced the marroon ones with are glass tiles- I just LOVE glass tiles! They really don't compare! All together- I spent about $60-$70 for the new tiles and grout and a lot of love and labor! The difference is priceless though!
So I got a new storage unit for behind the toilet because the other one was just plain too flimsy to try and hang on the wall. It actually was about 5 inches too short though to fit over the toilet- so Ronny was so sweet and helped me put feet on the bottom of it to lift it up enough for it to fit just right over the toilet. :-)
Ali has all these BEAUTIFUL asian trinkets and boxes I wanted to incorporate by using them for some of the final touches- again- they just fit so right! :-) The bamboo tray I found at Walmart for $8 and it fits all of her perfume bottles just right.
So...last but not least...a picture of the new rugs and a corner of the new shower curtain (got it at Cost Plus World Market for only $19.99!) Ali totally disliked her floor tiles- but as you can see- with the right accessories- the floor tiles totally match now! :-)