In the US there is a tradition of giving "white elephant" gifts from time to time. This means that the gift's cost generally exceeds its usefulness, and generally the recipient didn't want the gift in the first place.
One of our Rendezvous friends was garage sale shopping this summer and found a sad little room box hat had been decorated for display in a bathroom. She decided I should have it and thus brought it to me.
Of course the last thing I needed was another miniature project so I stashed it away until I found it while cleaning.
It was a sad little room that had way too much green in it.
Now I do like green, but this was just too "bleh." If you look carefully you can get an idea of what I thought about the room via the mirror. ;-)
The robe seemed to be suspended by magic since the hanger had fallen off the peg. Those towels didn't look like an person, mini or otherwise, would want to dry their skin with them. The shelves were ok, but too plain. The mirror needed to go.
Lucky for me I received some bath accessories for Christmas this weekend, so between those new treasures and some things in my stash and supplies....
The walls were repainted a brighter shade of green and the frame was repainted bright white. I happened to have the yellow tile stashed and the floor is a scrap of life-sized wallpaper. I reclaimed the white baseboard from another project that got renovated.
The sink and shelves all got repainted a bright white and I added some floral embellishments to the shelves. I did away with the robe, original towels, and the too-large mug but I kept the hairdryer.
I put together all the bottles and jars this morning. I can't find the beads I bought to make nail polish bottles. I know they are in my work room somewhere. Once I find them I will open the room again to add them.
And if you're wondering, the towel bar is made from that errant hanger that the robe was supposed to be hanging from. The robe was too covered in glue to salvage. I had considered making a hand towel and/or wash cloths from it.
Until then this room is hanging in the perfect spot:
The guest bath is a bit more cheerful now. :-)