Current Project–Bath Mat

As part of my nesting/reorganizing projects, I bought new towels for both bathrooms. The others were from when I was in college, and some from when The Guy and I first got married. Getting a bit old… And I was tired of the color.

I decided to do Anneliese’s bathroom in her “signature” color combo, yellow, turquoisey/aqua, and white. I don’t really want it to be too themey/kiddy, because it’s also the hall/guest bathroom, but I want it to be whimsical and fun.

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Well her towels and wash cloths are her aqua color, and I have yellow hand towels, and was GOING to buy a yellow bath mat to match, but Target discontinued or stopped carrying the matching yellow mat! So instead, I bought a big yellow towel to sew into a bath mat.

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And then I decided to add some interest to it by making some crocheted motifs to stitch on. I’ve been working on the crocheted parts for the last 3 days, really without a plan… just sort of going where they took me.

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…and this is what I ended up with. I need to weave in the ends and sew the pieces on, but this is the general idea. Also, the mat isn’t really a wonky shape like that; that’s just the angle of the picture making it look that way. It’s really a rectangle, I swear.

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Do you have any tips for decorating bathrooms (without painting/changing fixtures)? I always feel kind of at a loss about what to do in them.

Décor-wise, I mean.

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2 Comments

  1. Deborah Gilbert
    Mar 09, 2012 @ 14:32:48

    That is really cute. I like it a lot. I want to know about how you made the bath mat as well, that is a great idea. I hate the bath mats with rubber on them because I don’t know how to wash them properly.

    We need new towels as well. I am putting it on my list of things to get when we finally move out of this apartment.

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  2. Joan
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 13:04:05

    Pretty and great idea to make a bathmat from a towel. I was so disapointed when I discovered that you can’t find the matching thick terry bathmats anywhere. It seems the stores switched to those foam pad ones which don’t meet our needs. I did find an off white one at Walmart. How did you make your’s? Did you just fold the towel and stitch around, or did you cut it down first? Thanks!

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