My upstairs bathroom has yet to be addressed on the ol' blog here. Mostly because it was "done" when we moved in, and we didn't do much but paint it. I always felt like it wasn't really us with the white vanity and counter top, but we weren't changing what wasn't broken. To just slap something up on the wall, i found a pack of white ikea frames and some boring floral artwork. I'm not really a floral person, but, it was the right color, and it was cheap. This actually makes me upset-how many times do we settle because of this?
Since i wasn't hugely happy with it, i always seem to be on the lookout for something else for this bathroom, something to make it more us. I'm in a constant state of tweaking, and i'm not alone, right? After looking on etsy for small prints and greeting cards, i went to my scrapbook stash to see if there was something a little different there. The scrapbook stash had already proved helpful on previous occasions:
The bathroom has greens and browns, and i didn't want floral. But then i saw this paper that was a much more funky floral, reminiscent even of something tribal, definitely something one would purposefully buy for framing.
Just slightly different from each other, yet definitely the look of a set. One piece of paper snipped in two different pieces. Total cost: 0 dollars. Satisfaction over interesting and cheap solution: Hugeness. So yes, this was the right color, and it was cheap-but this time it doesn't feel like settling. I think i may even be done tweaking this space!
Do you have a collection of scrapbook paper for no real reason? Have you ever used it for a different than usual purpose?
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