Bathroom Makeover Part 1

A couple of weeks ago I was very daring and I bought a single crochet hook and a ball of yarn.  Hours of online research later (mainly Pinterest!), I have taught myself to crochet and have made items that I am already super pleased with!  The first was the hat that appeared in my #sundaysevens blog post.

The next thing I had my eye on was some crochet bunting.  The tutorial/pattern was very basic and I was a little dubious that it wouldn’t be very good.  However, it was easy to follow and produced some lovely little triangles that could be turned into bunting.

Our apartment is rented and furnished through the housing company that is linked with the company that Adam works for.  It is lovely, modern and simple; just the right size for us but the colour schemes are not ‘us’.  We like little pops of colour!  Yes, there are different colours around the apartment but they are mainly on the cream and brown spectrum.  This makes me a little sad.  So a few little projects popped into my head and here I am giving our apartment a little makeover!

Starting with the bathroom!

I made the 8 bunting triangles; 2 of each design; some plain and some striped.
I measured the mirror and spaced the bunting out across the tape measure.  I then used the scraps of yarn to join the triangles together at the corners.
with tape measure
Each end of the bunting looped around the corners of the mirror.  I raised the centre and secured it with some wash tape.  I also wash taped the edge of the mirror to provide a tiny little frame 🙂

Our bathroom doesn’t have any windows (which also makes me sad) and we have a bulb out…so the photos aren’t that great!  In person, it does look effective and is a start to our pops of colour.  Next time, and I’m sure there will be a next time, I would make the triangles slightly bigger.  If I run out of projects, I will make some bigger ones to replace these but for now, they make me smile 🙂

Right hand bunting


Right corner zoomed

Finished bunting full view

8 thoughts on “Bathroom Makeover Part 1

  1. Well done on teaching yourself to crochet! Its such a lovely thing to be able to do. Your bunting really makes a colourful pop 🙂

  2. How lovely! A neutral background is the perfect foil for a bit of crocheted colour. Soon you will be bursting with happiness every time you walk through the door:)

  3. Aww! Well I think having two sinks and crochet bunting definitely makes up for the previous lack of colour and no window! I would never have thought to put bunting in the bathroom! But it’s so sweet! 🙂

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