Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ashley's Wonderful Whatnot ~ Bathroom Accessory

So, I have slowly been decorating the boy’s bathroom in a mature, rustic/cowboy theme. The towel bar was the last addition to the bathroom and that was some time ago so I decided that I needed to address their bathroom once again. I just wanted something cute and colorful to put on their counter tops and the idea went from there.

I bought 3 mason jars from Michaels at $1.27 each (I later found a set of 12 at Wal-Mart for $7 FYI) and that was the only purchase for this project…not bad! I decided to put bathroom necessities in the mason jars (q-tips, cotton balls, etc.) I liked Whitney’s idea on her dining room table to use the picture frame as a tray so I found a frame in my closet and began piecing everything together.


I painted the rims on the tops of the jars with Burnt Umber Acrylic (2 coats) and I painted the frame with Antique White Acrylic (2 coats) and glazed with the Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze. While the paint was drying I cut three circles out of a cute piece of scrapbook paper to fit the tops of the jars and I cut down a coordinating piece to fit in the frame (I did not use the glass on the frame). I filled each jar with necessities and when all was said and done I had a cute accessory for the bathroom counter that is also functional ~ As always ~ Enjoy!




I will be posting this at A Soft Place to Land for DIY Day... Check it out... Lots of great ideas there!! http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/2009/08/diy-day_26.html?

16 comments:

a little bit vintage said...

What an adorable idea, Ashley! Love it...so very creative! :)

Smiles,
Rachel

Beachbrights said...

Now that is clever. I really like the color/pattern combinations. Very Cute! You guys rock tonight!

XOXO

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

What a GREAT and fun idea!

http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

alicia@thrifty and chic motif said...

I absolutely love that! I have so many frames that I have transformed into trays. Very very cute! In case you wanted to check them out: http://thriftyandchicmotif.blogspot.com/2009/08/framed-trays.html

JobandBrittany said...

i love this-i did something very similar.
check it out:
http://jobandbrittany.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-love-scrapbook-paper-2.html

The Masked Mommy said...

Just popping over from Kimba's DIY party! Cute idea, and I LOVE the look of your blog :-)

The DIY Show Off said...

So cute and a great idea. :)
Roeshel

Courtney said...

those are too great!! I am going to have to steal this idea for my guest bathroom!!

southerninspiration said...

love this idea!!!

suzanne

Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage said...

thats so dang cute!

New Every Morning said...

Love it!!! I love anything in a mason jar!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Wow you did a great job with those canning lids. They look old and antiquey. I am having a Radkill Rescue party on Monday. I would love to have you.

Shanty2Chic said...

Thanks for all the comments girls! ~Ashley~

makingthemostofbeingathome said...

fantastic idea certainley one i'm going to try if you don't mind.

michellejohnnie said...

I added this to a post I had on a different tray from a frame at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Grab my "featured" button.

Signs of Expression said...

Linking to your blog!!!! I love all of your great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

 
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