Monday, May 17, 2010

A Doodlebug Bathroom

This fabric just spoke to me.  I bought a yard without knowing what it would be.  Then, it hit me.  The fabric would inspire the upstairs bathroom.  It's whimsical and fun.  It brings in several colors.  It's happy and playful!

A simple valance for the window and a topper for the shower curtain.  Both lined with a plain white sheet.  So simple and yet, they add so much to the room.  Then, I painted the walls a soft aqua color from the fabric.  After I got a coat of paint on the walls, I thought, "hmm, this reminds me of a bar of Zest!"  Perfect for a bathroom!  :)

Then, I admit, I got a little carried away.  I added a band of the fabric to bath towels and hand towels.  They're adorable!  And finally, I backed a few washcloths with the flannel.  Oh, did I mention that the Doodlebug bathroom fabric is a flannel?  Ok, so maybe that makes the valance a little silly -- but it works!

If you've never had flannel backed washcloths, try them.  Now!  I started making them for Doodle and now I use them myself.  The flannel is so soft and luxurious, especially on my face.  I don't imagine I'll ever go back to plain washcloths again!


Shemaine Smith said...

Great project and beautiful job! I am going to decorate my plain tan shower curtain with canvas shaped starfish (our theme is beach) I need to pick up some fusible backing from JoAnns and dust off my sewing machine but that is my next decorating project. Now if I can just get past my scrapbooking deadlines to get around to it...

embellishingyou said...

Thanks! I love how quickly a shower curtain can change the look of a room. Let me know when you get the starfish done -- I'd love to see it!