I can hardly call this a make-over, (no demolition, tools or paint involved!) but I'm calling it that anyway! The main floor bathroom was a sad, sorry little thing. It really had no style whatsover!
When I was at Target the other day, I rounded up a few things to spice the place up! Some candles, pretty glass stones, a soap dispenser and new hand towels was all it took. With the addition of a little patchwork sewing magic, (inspired by Bonnie and Camille's Ruby fabrics) I think my little bathroom has hope!
In all due respect to the boys in the house, I decided to leave out too much cutsey girly-ness here and kept it on the modern side. I purposely kept out red, flowers or an over dose of polka dots, but I really love it! A welcome change for me as well.
However...I couldn't resist the pom-poms and Ruby scallops for the basket. The perfect touch of cute. ;)
Pretty glass stones, mixed with some rocks and beach finds I already had....
Fluffy new hand towels with some added patchwork goodness! Love these colors!!
Before I started my patchwork strips yesterday, I made Peanut Butter cookies....
Which made my sewing time all that more delightful!!!!
I didn't mind the crumbs on my towels... :)
So, I did take pictures of my process in case anyone wanted to give this easy peasy idea a try. Serioulsy super quick too!
Start with 8 2.5" squares per hand towel:
Sew them together, then lay it across the towel to make sure it fits:
Iron sides in 1/4" to underside, like a seam. Lay patchwork onto the towel and pin down:
I measured 4.5" from the bottom to make sure mine was straight. The hand towels weren't perfectly straight, so I did the best I could:
Stitch on patchwork strip, folding under the very ends of the strip when you get close:
Repeat for each towel.....
And admire your pretty creation!
Just lovely now....
Thank you all for the wonderful purchases during my sale!! I appreciate you!!! :)