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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Frugal Friday and recycled post!

My house has these niches on the wall...one in the downstairs den

and another one in the master bathroom (before picture not available, but I promise it looked just as ugly!), over the toilette, that for some strange reason the builder thought people will like....
Sorry Mr. Builder, but those niches need help!

I added some fake bead board to the back wall, metal brackets and a shelf, to transform the bathroom niche into a cozy spot to display a pretty collection of vintage bottles...

an old mirrored door to make it look bigger,
an antique framed print...(love the aqua and yellow shade of the wall together!)


and of course, some necessities...

The project cost me under $30, that qualifies it for Frugal Friday...
Easy and inexpensive transformation with lots of cottage charm!
Now, I just have to tackle the one in the den....but first, I will visit all the Frugal Friday Participants at
The Shabby Nest!

AND BECAUSE WE LOVE TO RE-USE, WE ARE RECYCLING THIS POST FROM YESTERDAY AND LINKING IT TO:
MAKEOVER OPEN HOUSE
THANK YOU JEN FOR HOSTING!
(how's that for stretching?????)

20 comments:

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Just darling! Loving the toilet paper in the basket...something I would do (actually did do in my bathroom too...great minds think alike!)

Kate Starr said...

Love the vintage feel... so clever too with the shelves!

Pam said...

Wonderful idea for the niche! I love the TP basket, too! I don't ever seem to come across great metal baskets like that.

julie said...

Great idea! Looks pretty!

Stephanie said...

WOW! I love it!

Tara said...

Love it!!! love the old bottles and the basket( my parents have the same one!) Enjoy the weekend girls!

Enchantresses Three said...

Oh my goodness! I love your blog!!! We will definately be following!
Hugs,
Sariah

Coastal Sisters said...

What a great idea! I love the basket with the "Hockey Tickets" in it! Keeps people from digging in your cabinets to find another roll!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Gwen said...

Great use for your niche!

dwilkin said...

Very Cute! I also have those 'niches'. Thank you for the ideas!

Lisa said...

I'm not crazy about niches BUT I adore what you did to yours. Great job!
:)Lisa
kssnnikkel.blogspot.com

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wonderful! You helped that niche finds its ... niche. (Ouch bad pun.)

But really - it is lovely. Also love the wire basket with the TP in it... great!
Cass

Christine said...

Love the way you arrange things and I love the way you write about it! You are funny.

Embellished Bayou said...

Love the transformation, the beadboard looks great!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Just perfect! I love the vintage feeling it has...Have a nice weekend!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, nice!

Jen R. said...

I love that basket for the Tp! It's a great storage solution!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Great improvement! Mr. Builder should start using beadboard, too!
Karla & Karrie

Jeanneoli said...

What a great use of that space. Those are so hard to know what to do with!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

now that looks great, a very useful re-imagining of the space...