A long time ago in a land far away when I first started writing this blog….
…..my farmhouse bathroom was featured on a really really big website.
I couldn’t believe it.
I was so excited and told anyone who would listen and called my mom and my sister-in-law and several random neighbors to tell them the news.
It was the best thing to happen since sliced bread….
….and spray-on self-tanning lotion.
And then I read the comments on the website.
You see….the readers of the website didn’t really like the bathroom. And they didn’t hold back their big opinions. They let me know. They thought it was too white and too bland and told me the before looked so much better and why didn’t I leave the shell toilet seat when we remodeled.
But in hindsight and with the wisdom of over two and a half years of writing this blog…..
…..I completely understand.
There was something lacking.
Something that would have made all the difference and made them overlook all the white and the farmhouse charm and the claw foot tub and the replaced shell toilet seat.
Something so understated and simple that it brought the entire bathroom up a notch…..
….like rope feet for the stool.
I’m just sayin’…..prepare to be amazed.
Easy Ten Minute Decorating Idea
Rope Footed Stool
(don’t blink or you will miss it)
Step 1: Start gluing the rope to the chair leg
I know this sounds simple….but here’s few tips.
Go slowly. Let each layer set before you proceed.
Cut the piece of rope before you begin….this makes it so much easier to wind around the chair leg.
Step 2: Continue winding and gluing the rope
When you come to the end….cut the rope at a diagonal and tuck under the last layer.
Glue in place.
Step 3: Repeat steps one and two for the other four legs
It took a few minutes….but it completely changed the look of the chair and updated the space into 2014.
So amazing big website….in case you are still featuring bathrooms….
….I think mine is finally ready for a close-up.
PS I’m so happy to be part of the 10 Minute Decorating Ideas series hosted by Laura from Finding Home.
Be sure and stop by her blog for more 10 Minute Decorating Idea Inspiration.
PPS If you’re looking for some fun headboard ideas….I just posted some over at the Lamps Plus blog.