Decorating the bathroom

United States
September 26, 2008 10:19am CST
Do you change the look of your bathroom(s)? Do you do it seasonally or just occasionally? I really don't very often. I do want to make a more permanent change to one of mine. I want to do it in an outhouse theme. I have found a place to get all the different things I would need even outhouse shower curtain rings. I hope to be able to do this next year when I am back to work again. I can buy one piece at a time.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
26 Sep 08
The bathroom here needs a major overhaul. Of course I can't do it yet but soon... At the moment the top half is off white and the bottom half is an ugly dark green (both of which is peeled off in places because my son did not think it looked pretty) The washer leaked so the floor on one side needs to be replaced. The fake wood floor they put down is ruined...which is fine because they didn't do it right anyway. They tore out the bathtub and put in a shower (after putting down the floor ) so none of it matches up. Anyway...once I get it structurally fixed, I'll probably change it up often. I get bored with decor rather quickly and enjoy trying new things. I mainly stick with fabric and paint since it's cheap. I once painted my bathroom a blindingly bright blue. I toned it down later by sponging yellow and cream paint over it. At the moment, I imagining this bathroom with an ultra modern gray/black/chrome look. I have no idea if I can pull it off, I just want people to be surprised when they open the door.
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• United States
26 Sep 08
Sounds like you have a big project ahead of you. We totally gutted a bathroom in a different house once and it was a huge project but looked so nice when finished.
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@GardenGerty (104102)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I have a bathroom floor waiting for that. If hubby had fixed the toilet when it first had a problem, we would not have a major thing to do now. I would love to get a new tub to replace the shower only that we have downstairs. Maybe I can find some online work to pay for it, besides, or in addition to, myLot.
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Seems like I change it up once a year. My husband and I are the only two people that see our bathroom and he could really care less about what it looks like LOL
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@GreenMoo (11842)
28 Sep 08
Apart from when it starts to look scruffy, I don't normally change the look fo my bathroom at all. It's not something I even really think about! I like bathrooms to be plain and simple, so all there is to change really is the colour of the bathmats and towels. What does an outhouse theme look like? The only thing I can think of is sort of rustic wood. We have a genuine 'outhouse' bathroom in my old house, and I can't imagine anyone intending to achieve that look LoL With Halloween coming up soon perhaps you'll be able to pick up some cheap rubber spiders to use as accents teeheee
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• United States
28 Sep 08
Um no bugs or creepy crawlies. The basic theme is the actual outhouse structure with the crescent moon cut in the door. The walls will have wallpaper that looks like aged wood planks.the accessories are all shaped like outhouses. I need to find the link to the store so I can show everyone what I am talking about lol. By the way good to hear from you again! Have missed you around here.
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• United States
28 Sep 08
Here is a link to the only accessory they carry online (go figure). It will give you some idea though. http://www.countrydoor.com/Bed-and-Bath/fingertip-towels.pro?keyword=outhouse&size=12&pageName=CD%3ASearch%3ASearch+Results
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@GreenMoo (11842)
28 Sep 08
Got it! I can see what you're trying to achieve, and the design on those towels is quite nice. I still can't see why people want to get all nostalgic about an outside loo though! Perhaps, actually having one, I'm biased!
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@drannhh (15246)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Sometimes the nicest friends have the most opposite taste from mine. Having live d in places where a real outhouse was the only option, that is the LAST theme I would ever introduce into my home, although I can see where it might seem "cute" to people who have never been there. Frankly, I have never heard of an outhouse with a shower, so those curtain rings sound a bit difficult. Anything I can imagine to use for that would rust. Maybe where you live the term outhouse means something different from what I am imagining, but if it is the same, I must remind you of one very important thing: Don't forget the live SPIDERS!
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• United States
27 Sep 08
I have been to places with real out houses too. I grew up living in the sticks lol. Ok here is the deal the theme stuff is in a catalog the shower curtain hooks are shaped to look like outhouses. they also carry wallpaper that looks like old wooden planks. The toilet paper cabinet is shaped like an outhouse as well as the soap dish and lotion dispenser and all that kind of stuff. Even the toilet brush holder is shaped like an outhouse.
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• United States
27 Sep 08
OOOOOHHHHHH YUCK!! I am terrified of crickets! Grasshoppers I love crickets give me the creeps. Could have something to do with my evil brother filling my shoes with crickets once when I was young I never have gotten over the trauma.
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@drannhh (15246)
• United States
27 Sep 08
We must be related--my brothers locked me in the outhouse once.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
28 Sep 08
lol Never knew anyone with a bathroom decorated in Outhouse-fashion. Never seen it either. I would love to go all out with wolves in my living room, deer in my bedroom, wildcats in my daughter's room, bears in the master bath,but have no clue as to the 2nd bathroom. I would love my kitchen to be country and tie all the different themes up in true western. For all this to take place, I would need several grand. Anyone got a couple grand to spare?
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• United States
28 Sep 08
Oh hey if anyone is giving out a couple of grand I need some too so don't forget my share lol.
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• United States
28 Sep 08
Will do! lol
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Hi sweet, I usually just change the shower curtain and keep the colors the same black, white and grey. The tiles on the floor are grey and white and the wall tiles are grey so I always stuck to those colors because I like to match. I usually would look for a black and white curtain. Well, when my boyfriend moved in and I got the apartment painted we decided that it was time for a change. So I am in the process of re-decorating the entire apartment. I threw out alot of things from the past since I hadn't really done a thorough cleaning in the 27 years that I have lived here. So now we decided to bring in blue in the bathroom. So I have been looking for blue accessories and when I put it together that is going to be the change. I am also getting a new floor, but I'm sure it will still be some kind of grey, but at least it will be new.
@GardenGerty (104102)
• United States
26 Sep 08
That might be cute, but I do not really go themed. I painted on a clear/frosted shower curtain to match the window curtains at one time. I tend to do ocean type things in the upstairs bath, cottage type stuff in the downstairs. Outhouse would be cute, one piece at a time is how I am going to obtain new cabinets for my kitchen.
• Canada
28 Sep 08
When I moved in 6 years ago the bathroom was totally white. I put up a blue wallpaper border and a blue shower curtain (the whole rest of the apartment is blue so it worked!) and that's it. As long as the room is functional it really doesn't matter what it looks like...unless it's completely white and boring. LOL I won't need to "re-do" it again. I like it the way it is.
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