I see your bathroom has a nautical theme…

but, how did you find all that decor?

Bathroom After 6I recently had a reader ask if I could update my bathroom ‘before/after’ post (the one from wayyyy back when) with a little list of where I got everything I used to decorate the space. For a request like that I’m more than happy to oblige! Gotta help spread that nautical decor around. 🙂

Here’s how it all breaks down:

Bathroom After 6 with details

1. Distressed wooden block with a painted anchor: sadly, it looks like this item is no longer available on Etsy, but I got it from this shop, here.

2. Lantern for a tealight: found that little gem at Ikea, of course.

3. “Never a ship sails…” print: this shop is closed on Etsy now, but looks like you can still find that quote in other Etsy shops!

4. Faux floral bouquets: found those at Hobby Lobby. Each bouquet was $4.99! (no link available) The blue and white pots were both found at Ikea.

5. Anchor hook: also from Hobby Lobby and it looks like it’s on sale.

Bathrom After 2 with details

1. “Bath” sign: also a Hobby Lobby find. Looks like they still have the sign online, but it might be a slightly different color.

2. Striped anchor print: courtesy of Etsy, but it looks like that exact print may no longer be available. However, you can check out the Etsy shop I got it from, here.

3. White shelves and brown storage baskets: both finds came from trusty Target.

Seems like if you shop on Etsy, or at Ikea and Hobby Lobby then you’ll be set. Apparently that’s all I did!

Hope you all found this helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions.


A Look at the Lavatory…

yep, you read that right. Besides, it’s the only room in our house that’s 100% complete (please don’t ask Jeff his opinion, he might disagree).

Bathroom Before and After

It all began last May when we shipped Cosmo off to Jeff’s parents in Texas (trust me I was pretty dang sad about it too), while we (mainly Jeff) began the big bathroom remodel of 2012. It was something Jeff had been wanting to work on since he bought the house, but it’s not very practical to ask your roommate to go without a bathroom for a few weeks. So Jeff waited for a time when he was without a roommate and dog where he could pick-up and stay at his wonderful girlfriend’s place, (see what I did there ;)) while his house remained bathroom-less.

Jeff being the brave guy he his even let me tag along to Home Depot to help make tile and vanity choices. We tend to have differing opinions on home decor – Jeff prefers the modern look and myself less so – but we survived the trip with ease! And I’ll never forget walking out of the store and Jeff saying, “now don’t take this offensively, but you were surprisingly agreeable.” He’s a real charmer that one.

Now bear with us, because when we took the ‘before’ pictures we weren’t thinking about this little blog of ours, but hopefully you’ll get the gist of what it used to look like.

Bathroom Before 1

Bathroom Before 2

So over the course of four weekends and some weeknights, Jeff managed to replace the window, shower and floor tiles, vanity, shower head, toilet, faucet, and towel racks. Once all that was complete, he gave me the green light to start accessorizing the place. You might remember, I talked about my vision for this room a little while ago. In case the abundance of anchors didn’t give it away, I was going for a nautical theme.

Bathroom After

While I promise I asked for his opinion every step of the way, Jeff assured me that he didn’t care what I chose. I wanted to clarify that for the record, in case you’re all reading this thinking I just came in and took over. (That doesn’t even sound like my personality ;))

Bathroom After 3

Bathrom After 2

Jeff made sure to point out that he was glad we put that “Bath” sign up, otherwise he might not have known what room he was in. Always love that sarcasm of his.

Bathroom After 6Let me know what you think! So far, I think we’re liking the outcome. Just writing this post helped me appreciate how far this little room has come.

We also made our 100,000th Ikea run this weekend, so it’s fair to say it’s all slowly coming together.

Come Sail Away…

Remember last week how I was telling you about my love for Etsy? Well in addition to the gallery wall I’m SLOWLY acquiring prints for, I’m also focusing on – you guessed it – a nautical themed bathroom!

New anchor towel hook I got at Hobby Lobby!

New anchor towel hook I got at Hobby Lobby!

I think this is my way of saying I miss living in my sorority house. Just kidding. 🙂 There’s something to be said about being an adult and having your own bedroom and TV, and stuff you miss out on when you live with 30+ other females.

So I’ve taken to (mainly) Etsy and Pinterest again to find some cute anchor/sailor knick knacks I can add to the newly-remodeled bathroom (an entire post on those renovations coming to the blog very soon), and primarily the shelves we’ve added.


Here’s what I have in mind so far (all purchases were okay’d by Jeff too!):

Let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions to make my concept better. If you come across any cute anchor ANYTHING send it my way.

P.S. for any guys out there reading this, I promise I’ve run everything by Jeff. Turns out he’s not as invested in the decorative touches as I am. 😉