Anchored- Bath Design

I finished my half bath!

It’s been hanging over my head since we moved in over a year ago. It’s a space I know our guests will usually visit before they leave yet it took me this long to decorate it.

I am sure some of you can sympathize. You move into a home & there are a million things to do, literally! And you are juggling a million things to begin with so……sometimes these things take time:).

Honestly, it’s that & also the fact that I like to be inspired by something before I dive into a project & sometimes that takes time too. Our running theme in our home is “coastal living”; we live near the water and are at the beach every chance we get, even in the winter (the best time.) I never want my home to feel themed, so I take my time and wait until inspiration hits to create a space that feels organic and hopefully that shows.

I have always been drawn to anchors, partly because I have grown up near the water but also in part because of the idea; to anchor to something, to connect to something,someone. The idea that we, my family is anchored to each other & what we believe in and that when life gets hard & bumpy, crazy & chaotic, we have one another to fasten to.

So there it came, the idea. This is what followed……

 Paint color- Restoration Hardware Silver Sage

I recycled a frame that had no glass insert, I used spray paint, burlap & some starfish.
A found piece of driftwood became our towel holder.
 “A shell in my pocket & sand in my toes.”
 Painting -I recycled an old canvas & used crisp gloss white with my new favorite color-Ben’s Texas Leather.
 A simple O monogram.

I leave you with this beautiful quote.

Happy Day Everyone!

My beliefs will run through everything I do. My beliefs, my values are my anchor and when people try to drag me, as I know they will, it is to that sense of right and wrong, that sense of who I am and what I believe, to which I will always hold.
-Ed Miliband

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  1. Jen,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Love your half bath and your decorating style. I grew up vacationing on the Eastern Shore in Maryland so coastal decor is dear to my heart.
    I also love those white tulips too.

  2. Wow, this is so well done. I am like you, I try to wait until I have some sort of inspiration before jumping into a project, otherwise it comes out jumbled. Beautiful job!

  3. Cute bathroom! I love all the personalized touches that make it yours. I LOVE the mirror in your bathroom! Where did you get it?


  4. I am stealing this bathroom! You are so right~ the guest bath is something that most guests see and I have put little thought into it!! I think a simple solution to the bead board (especially around plumbing) would be to do the 1X4 boards spaced apart and then paint the boards and walls a bright white. I am so excited to have found this AND I LOVE the quote!!!

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