Sunday, October 9, 2011

Unmentionables in the Bathroom

I saw a post about how to eliminate those times in the bathroom...."unmentionables" from another blogger and for the life of me I can't find the post of it or who did it.  I'll search high and low and if I find it, I'll add a link to their site.  It was such a cute post, I couldn't resist!

This was a 3 minute DIY project.  It cost me $2 to do it and I loved the idea.  I've always known that matches would take the smell (ahem, told ya) out of a bathroom.  I visited a home once that had a pack of matches on the back of the commode and that particular night I was happy to see it.  I have one of those stomachs, if you know what I mean.

So...here's a simple DIY project that your guests (if they're like me) will love to see in your bathroom.  A box of matches displayed is okay....but this is a much better idea!  Afterall, bloggers are mostly about decorating and being crafty, right?!  Someone had to think this one up!

This is what I did.  I went to Dollar Tree and found the cutest votive glass and a box of matches.  You cut the striking strip off the box of matches and tape it on the votive.  I taped it on the bottom, (update! I moved it to the back of the votive) so it wouldn't be seen.  I hope my guests will turn the votive over and see the striking strip!  Then it needed to me a decorative touch.  I took this DIY project a step further.  I needed some sort of ribbon...but I wasn't at Walmart to buy it that very minute...sighs...I'm very inpatient!  So...I started searching through the ribbon I had...nothing I tell you would match....then I saw a gift bag with a black, fairly thick string, removed it and tied it around the votive.  That was getting better, but still not enough for me.  Then I thought of some scrapbooking paper that my daughter had been working with the night before and she was trashing what was left of this beautiful black & white sheet.  I cut a section off and taped it to the votive under the string.  PERFECTION!

Here's the pictures!

There you have it.  A beautiful votive that if I say so myself matches this bathroom perfectly! 

Enough toilet talk!  Go make one!  You know you wanna!

Found the site that I orginally got this idea from!  Check it out!

http://www.maillardvillemanor.com/2011/10/matches-in-bathroom.html?showComment=1317919297579#c469307417470781532

4 comments:

  1. This is such a funny post. Our family has known about the matches trick forever. I saw the original post, but I never thought of making that for the bathroom.

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  2. I knew about the matches too...but never would actually put a box on display in the bathroom...this made it much easier. I can't wait until certain family members come over and see this!

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  3. Wow I've never heard of the matches trick! Do you need to light them?

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  4. Brandi...yes! Thanks for stopping by!!

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