Last week when I showed you the wine rack we used to hold towels in this bathroom, I realized the most recent pictures I had of this bathroom were from when we were putting on finishing touches. I thought I’d show you what it looks like now, and also share how I created the map art that I feature in here.
Just a reminder – this room is used by guests and my four-year-old, which is not the ideal combination. I’ve tried to help this bathroom feel sophisticated for guests, but functional for my little man.
One choice was to increase the amount of tile. Tile is a lot easier to clean than dry wall!! Any miss in aim or splashes in the tub is fixed with an easy wipe clean. Even though a little person uses this bathroom, I didn’t think I had to have juvenile tile. I went with classic marble.
Marble subway tile in the shower/tub with the herringbone accent in the shampoo cut-out.
And herringbone on the lower half of walls and instead of trim. We used the subway tile to finish off the edge of all the tile.
These same rugs are used all over my house – my entryway, laundry room, master bathroom, so why not this bathroom?
Where things are from –
- The tile came from a local store called Floor & Decor.
- The mirror came from Target.
- Towel rack for the towels came from Amazon.
- The lighting (that I don’t have a good picture for, but you can see here) came from Amazon.
- Shower curtain came from Target.
- Rug came from Target.
MAP WALL FEATURE
I knew when we moved that I’d want to carry Arkansas with us somehow, so I created this wall art. We’ve only lived in three cities since we’ve been married, so I added in a 4th to round things out – we both lived in Provo for college, though we met in Arkansas. We met and married and began our life together in Bentonville, Arkansas, then we moved to Rogers, Arkansas (the town next door to Bentonville). Now we live in Fort Worth … and who knows what is next?!
I found some maps I liked on Etsy and printed them off on my super white paper. I wanted to give it the aged look, so I first burnt the edges with a lighter, then I soaked it in a mixture of water and soy sauce. I read online to use tea, but I didn’t have any tea in my house … but I had soy sauce. I dried them in the oven on low heat. I had to keep an eye on it and it smelled terrible, but I liked the finished effect. After they were aged, I put them in the frames I got from Target.
I played around with positioning on the counter, then they went up in the bathroom.
I get lots of comments on them from guests, so I think they’re a winner.
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So that’s it! I hope this little tour put the towel holder and everything else into perspective. I love this little bathroom.