Rad Pad Bath

I hope you don't mind my Rad Pad updates, but the "I'm A Giant" Challenge ends on December 15, so I am trying to sort out all the finishing touches. The first room to be sorted is the bath on the lower level.

The bath features a lot of simple repurposing of common objects, and I want to share my store sources in case you want to keep your eyes out. I changed the flooring to a cork sheet of scrapbook paper and added some gorgeous white-on-white mod patterned paper too; both are from the Paper Source. I also reinforced the curved wall (a West Elm placemat) to make it "hug" the shape of the file holder. The gold accented "wall" behind the tub (a condiment dish from Crate & Barrel) is a porcelain tray from West Elm. The bamboo base of the tub is made of two pot scrapers from Crate & Barrel. I used some craft mirrors on the sink and added some beads as vases to the top of the bath wall; both are from JoAnn Fabrics. The round leopard print rug is a cutting from a rug sample.

Here you go!

You'll see most of the photos show the top open. There will, of course, be a floor above (the office), and while I really like the openness of of the holes, I'm not sure I will leave it open (would you want to be able to see down into your bath from your office??).

I'm going to try to tackle the kitchen next! I am waiting for some new brinca dada pieces. I also need to figure out a stairwell -- perhaps I can get some acrylic slabs from TAP Plastics in time.

By the way, I have inquired with Emily Henderson, who launched this challenge, on next steps for people to upload their completed projects, etc. As soon as I hear more, I'll let you know. You may also want to keep tabs on her blog, where she is sure to post updates of her own!

The November ***FREE ALERT*** is going on now at the Call of the Small Facebook page. I am giving away some terrific modern planters. Just leave a comment on this photo for a chance to win! Comments close on Friday, December 9, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. GOOD LUCK!

Credits: Sink is an eBay find; toilet is IKEA; tub is a condiment dish from Crate & Barrel, and the bamboo base is from there too; tub wall is a tray from West Elm, and the curved wall is a placemat from there as well; flooring and wallpaper are from the Paper Source; air plant is from toHOLD on Etsy. Accessories are Re-ment, beads, Ryan's Room.

The time it took me: 1 hour, 10 minutes (including wallpapering)

A Giveaway and a Getaway

A quick post to highlight my monthly ***FREE ALERT*** giveaways on the Call of the Small Facebook page -- the July one ends on Saturday, July 30, at 7 p.m. EST and yes, it is an opportunity to get a piece from my collection! Last month, I gave away a set of traditional furniture, and encouraged my Facebook fans to come up with a creative use for the pieces. I chose Margaret as the winner, with her neat inspiration board approach -- congrats again!

This month, I am giving away a rocking chair in the style of Thonet, as seen above: the chrome gives it a very modern vibe, no? If you are on Facebook, "like" my page, and just leave a comment for a chance to win! I'll choose the winner using the Random Integer Generator, and as of right now, chances for winning are pretty good -- less than ten of you have commented!

And, if you're not on Facebook, no worries. I am planning a giveaway on the blog for the near future (perhaps when I crack 500 followers!).

An endnote: a trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond never disappoints if you've got your mini goggles on and your stack of 20% off or $5 off coupons. We went to replace our kitchen sink mat and came out with a bag of stuff completely unrelated to it, including this funky curved guest towel holder:

Room divider? Crazy ceiling accent? How about an outdoor trellis wall for a private outdoor getaway space? Here's the result in my Villa Sibi patio area:

I think I can feel the breeze! :)

Credits: Trellis is a towel holder from Bed, Bath and Beyond ($7.99 with $5 off coupon); table is vintage Brio; stools are stereo speakers; bench is by MitchyMoo Miniatures; plant is vintage German. Accessories are vintage German, Ryan's Room, and random eBay finds.

The time it took me: 11 minutes