Friday, March 12, 2010

Bathroom Change for Change

I've been on a search for cheap, pretty things to decorate with lately, and have searched high and low for whatever I can to add to the decor.  Unfortunately, here in Wisconsin, the weather is too cold, yet for rummage sales, so I have to resort to the Goodwill.  As I've mentioned before, I find the Goodwill prices to be somewhat higher than I like to pay, but every once in a while, I do find something that is not only a good deal, but a steal.  This little dandy was only $.33!!  Really, it was on a clearance end cap!

I think it was a flower vase of some sort and looked to be bridal in nature.  But I saw it's potential!  I cut off those hideous pearls (sorry, they weren't worth saving!) and ran it through the dishwasher.  I've been looking for a larger container that would hold all the kids toothbrushes and their toothpaste in one place, could still be thrown in the dishwasher, and wouldn't show off that gross stuff that appears in toothbrush containers magically.  Have you noticed lately, that toothbrushes don't fit in the holders anymore?

Don't you think it's kind of cute?  I just tied a chocolate brown ribbon on there (that can be pitched when the kids get it icky and replaced).  I was even thinking about doing a monogram of some sort on this to just add a special touch.  I can't decide if I need to use a certain paint on ceramic or not.  I thought about Sharpies, but only have black.  I would like to stick with the brown, though.  I know you are supposed to use paint for ceramics and glass to make it stay, but would acrylics do the job?

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  1. I love it, very cute!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I love your site and will definitely be coming back!

    Btw, we just moved to Phoenix from the Milwaukee area :)

  2. Great solution!! You are right about the toothbrushes not fitting anymore.

    Thanks for commenting on my coffee table! Go get your spray paint and let me know when you post!

  3. Very cute! I need to go to Goodwill. The one in my town isn't very good, but the next town over has a great one!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. Cute!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

  5. Cute solution. I not sure which paint is right for a finished ceramic, but there has to be one that would work. I not so sure it would be dishwasher proof though. Might try decals.?
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