My Undersized Urbanite 2014 contest entry

Whew. I’ve been trying to post pictures all day. First my camera wouldn’t work, then it wouldn’t upload so I wound up using my cell phone for pictures, and then I couldn’t get the post to, well, post. I at least made the 8PM deadline by uploading them to my Flickr. My entry for the 2014 Undersized Urbanite contest is a relaxing bathroom in a tiny space. My biggest goal with this room was to not purchase anything. Everything came from my mini collection or I made it. On to the show now:
 

I printed the tile flooring from a website and then modge podged it. The wallpaper is by Broadnax and I’ve had it at least 5 years. The bird pictures were one of the first things I ever bought on e-bay, over 10 years ago.

 

The bath salts in the jar is actually sand from the beach I was married on in Clearwater, Florida. The lion head towel rack was an earring that I cut the post from and then painted. The brass bath tub was my mom’s soap dish when I was little. I loved it so much that she gave it to me when I was 5 or so for my first dollhouse. It is one of my few childhood minis that has survived through all my moving around. Since it doesn’t have any faucets, I used some from a beat up kitchen sink that I had. They were a shiny silver but I painted them with gunmetal gray nail polish and then drilled little holes in the wall for them.
 

The round soap cake by the sink is a piece of white crayon that I trimmed down. The trash can (bottom right corner) needs emptying – there are opened, discarded band-aid and aspirin boxes among the tissues.

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Since the bathroom is upstairs, there was no door to it. Only a half wall which really bugged me. I added the shutters as a folding door for privacy. The shutters doors were a prize I won from Ara’s blog The Addams Family Mini-Mansion a few years ago. I attached them with some little gold colored hinges that I had.
 

 The sink, candle holder, and metal soap dish in the tub are things I found at thrift stores. The plant and mirror I picked up at miniature shows. The toilet paper package and perfume tray on top of the toilet I received in swaps. Again though, all of it was things I’ve had. I’ve been working to really downsize my minis because it was getting out of hand. This project has helped me evaluate what I really love. I still have several little detail type things that I want to make for the bathroom although I’m really happy with how everything
came together. I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting.

 
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About SarahK

Single mom. Cat lady. Loves red wine, thrift stores, the zombie apocalypse, artsy craftsy projects I never finish, tacos, Sherlock, and old houses.
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2 Responses to My Undersized Urbanite 2014 contest entry

  1. Sarah, this is magnificent ! I am bookmarking you, adding you to my blogroll too. Hope you post again soon.

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  2. Sarah K. says:

    Thank you very, very much!

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