toilet topper

1 Jun

Here’s a little bit of DIY for you guys. Well, not much “doing” actually, more like just repurposing household items.

I don’t know if anyone is like me- but I hate the look of a bare toilet. The loo isn’t exactly the most attractive architectural piece in anyone’s home, but it doesn’t have to be an eyesore either! I desperately wanted to put a lovely glass bowl filled with shells or flowers or floating candles on top of my john but an oddly placed window and a bird obsessed kitten has squelched such dreams of mine.  What? A window behind the “house of office”? Yep. Well, kinda. More like, awkwardly to the right of it.

Check this baby, out.

Sitting in this little bathroom nook is one of Samantha’s favorite things to do. She jumps from the floor, to the top of the toilet and then to the window area. Now do you understand why I can’t put anything glass up there? It would be broken in a hot minute.

Here’s my solution- using things I already had around the house. Yay for being frugal! Call me cheap-o charlie. I love me somethin’ free.

First, I took this lovely little woven wood basket. It was previously home to some random toiletries, but as I am determined to downsize and simplify my life to only the basics, I got rid of lots of my beauty products (or found friends/family who love them).

Next, I gathered some “bathroomy” items like washcloths, delicious smelling french soap and a small fake flower that I plucked some a living room arrangement.

Then, rollllled up the washcloths.

Stacked them up in the basket and stuck the small flower in between two of the washcloths to add a pop of color!

Finally, I added the soaps to the other side for a little balance and put my creation on top of the lovely toilet!

It’s no masterpiece but it sure shows a little bit of a softer side to the porcelain goddess. And now Sammy can jump to her window spot without Mommy waiting to hear a crash of glass! Super.

Toilets are pretty awesome to begin with – I mean come on, how comfortable is it to just sit there? Anyone? Just me? Okay. But this just makes the toilet a wee (HA!) bit awesomer.

Hope you enjoyed! So tell me, how do you spruce up your own toilet top? Can’t wait to hear!

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4 Responses to “toilet topper”

  1. simplynorwex June 1, 2010 at 11:33 am #

    This looks great! Simple, but chic. So far I just have a box of tissues topping my toilet, but I think a little revamping of my own is in order. Thanks for your inspiration!

    • Jessica June 1, 2010 at 11:47 am #

      Let me know how the revamp goes! 🙂

      • simplynorwex June 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

        I will! I added you to my blogroll as well–hope that’s okay!

    • Jessica June 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

      Absolutely, chica!

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