Bathrooms The Victorian House

A Post-Summer Perk Up

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Everything has kind of been up in the air, house-wise, waiting for the rewiring work to be done. There are some holes in walls waiting to be patched, and some pretty terrible patchwork waiting to be fixed up. (The electricians are fine electricians, but not so fine at plaster repair. We told them we’d handle that part after seeing how they did it.) I have all of these ideas swirling around for things I want to do in the house, but I have to wait. Gah.

Target asked if I wanted to take on a little post-summer perk up, and I was definitely on board. A quick and easy decorating project was sounding pretty good right about now! The rewiring on the top floor is done, so I gave the bathroom a good cleaning (plaster dust was everywhere) and went out in search of a new shower curtain. This city sketch print was cute, but I chose coral pink because of course I did. We may be transitioning from summer to fall, but I’m always in favor of bringing in more pink all year long.

Third Floor Bathroom with Pink

Since I was changing out the shower curtain, I picked up new brass shower curtain hooks to replace the plastic white ones that were there. It’s easy to find silvery finishes for bathrooms (chrome, nickel), and oil-rubbed bronze is all over the place too, but I was looking specifically for brass and I was glad to see a couple of options for the bathroom at Target without having to order from a more expensive source.

Old Plastic Shower Curtain Hooks, Meet New Pretty Brass (and a Pink Shower Curtain!)

Brass Shower Curtain Hooks and a Pink Shower Curtain

There’s a pink hand towel on the pirate ship hook (why not, right?), and matching bath towels. I hung a couple from the hooks on the back of the door for a picture, but they would normally be tucked away below the sink, in the bottom drawer.

(And I feel like I should point out that the mirror’s dark spots are the result of aged mirror glass. It’s clean — promise.)

Pink Towels in the Bathroom

Pink Towels, Tucked Away in Bathroom Sink Drawers

I picked up a little red accent rug too. It isn’t a bathmat but it is cotton, and I think it will work well in that spot.

Third Floor Bathroom with Pink

Red Bathroom Accent Rug

Our routines are about to shift once school starts again. Obviously the kids will be going back, but I might be going back too (depends on whether enough students sign up for the new course I’m supposed to teach). I love that I was able to knock out an update while our days are still relatively calm by just picking up a few new things in a favorite color.

Third Floor Bathroom with Pink

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  • Laura
    August 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Such a pretty bathroom!

  • Bethann
    August 18, 2015 at 10:58 am

    So pretty in pink! I’m always up for that color as well! Love the mix of colors and patterns! Agree with you that plaster is an art and best left to professionals & not electricians!!

  • Laura
    August 18, 2015 at 11:32 am

    That curtain looks SUPER long. The Target site says it’s only 6′, but yours looks longer. Could you say how long it is in person?

    • Making it Lovely
      August 18, 2015 at 11:36 am

      The dimensions are right. This is on the third floor — attic space that was converted to living space — so the bathroom is super tiny! 72″ is a standard length, so any shower curtain up there gives a floor to ceiling appearance.

  • jane
    August 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    This is legit delicious!!!!

  • Antonina
    August 18, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Love it!

  • Lindsay
    August 19, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Nicely done! I especially like the brass shower curtain hooks – they make all the difference.

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  • Marcee ... ILLINOIS
    August 19, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Really love the city sketch shower curtain. My sister could use that in her b&w bathroom; & usually has pale towels in blues, greens or pink. I’m going to get her the curtain. So nice for the price! Fun ideas Nicole. TY!

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    August 30, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I just want to squeeze your little rad. Only three wide. So dang cute.