Thursday, August 25, 2011

More Guest Bathroom Decor

Balloon Shade restrung and hung.

I used the flash for this photo.

The flash made the walls bluish but they are more aqua.

I'm 98% done with my balloon shade for our Guest Bathroom (blogged about here).    

I've made changes and fussed over it for several days.  

I found tying the cord strings on the lowest rung completely covered up the black ribbon trim and lace at the bottom of the shade.  So I moved up one rung on the shade and it looks better now.  

Then I found out stringing all four cords to the right pulled on the lightweight fabric of the shade and distorted it terribly.   Plus when pulling the shade up the curtain sides all pulled in too.  I just wasn't happy with the results and went to bed wondering if I was going to have to make a fabric roman shade instead.

The next morning I thought to myself that all the cords don't have to go to one side.  If I split them up with two cords going to each side I reasoned that should lessen the pull on the fabric.  So I restrung the cords splitting them up and now the shade hangs better.  I also used small safety pins to pin the shade at the rod edge on each side to secure it.

I use small clear plastic 3M Command strips to tie the cords to secure the shade length.

Love, just love those removable 3M Command Strips!

I use another one at the top so the cords pull straight across.  

I still have to finish the cord ends.  

While on our RV tour of Alaska last summer I found these black iron hooks in a gift shop.  

I thought hand towels would look nice hanging from them.  Hubby installed them for me.

New Black Iron Towel Hooks

Still a little bit to do in here...purchasing new floor rugs and I would like to hang a cabinet over the toilet too.  

But it's coming along. 

We've been busy packing our travel van.  

We parked our van in our driveway the last two nights and slept out there to try out the couch/bed.  

After adding another blanket over the mattress pad we were happy campers.  One side had a few more inches length to it so Hubby, at six feet tall, liked it best.  

We're using a tan travel sack which is basically a sleeping bag with sheets hooked inside it for bedding.   I bought several white pillow shams for our pillows.  

We still have to take the camper back to the dealership to have the toilet replaced.  And I'm lining the curtains with blackout fabric for privacy.  It takes more thought to pack it since space is limited.  

We can hardly wait to go RVing camping.  

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  1. I love seeing that travel van. How cool to just pack up, pick up and go! Your guest bathroom is turning out very lovely. xo

  2. It's taken you a lot of fiddling around but it looks good now so it was worth the effort.
    Where are you off to next?

  3. I love what you're doing in the bath. Such a beautiful shade of blue and the soft curtain is adding a nice detail. Enjoyed the peek inside your camper and spied your beautiful ripple-gan there.

  4. Hi, there! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you share your creative posts at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

  5. Yay! You came :) This wonderful post totally contributed to the blog party's success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  6. I like the experience you shared in your post. The look of the bathroom is so adorable...!!
    Love to see your travel van.. Creativity of sleeping place in van is really impressive. Thanks for this share..