Friday, 7 February 2014

Pink Polka Dots

I decided that two pictures that I had in my guest bathroom were looking a bit tired - they are right next to a window, so the sun (yes, we do get it here in Greenock ... occasionally) had faded them.


Being of a thrifty nature, I found some pink polka dot paper from a roll of gift wrap which was in my cupboard, and two vintage advertising postcards from my stash. 


Ten minutes later, I had two bright and cheery pictures!


Wandering through the town half an hour later I walked into Primark and saw these lovely floral hand towels and face cloths.  The background was pink polka dots - perfect!


So, for less than a fiver and ten minutes work, my guest bathroom has a fresh, new look!  Isn't it funny how things just come together out of the blue (or pink, in this case)?!
Before

After

Love, Liz

13 comments:

Rachael said...

I love copies of old vintage place advertisements like those. I have a couple of York and Chicago and many more vintage postcards that eventually need to get framed and up onto a wall - eventually!

Streetcomber said...

Lovely pictures and makeover.
I must pop into Primark to have a look at their new collection. Looks very good.

Connie said...

So cute! Very clever of you. Is there any better way to improve things than to surround them with polka dots?

mamasmercantile said...

What a lovely idea, I might do that with some vintage craft adverts that I have for my craft room. Thanks for sharing.

Used-to-Bees said...

The frames look great! Now I want to get to Primark for some of those towels - They are crying out to me to be made into something...
x

sky-blu-pink said...

Great! As you know, pink is always a winner with me. What a jolly bathroom.

Amanda Peters said...

They look lovely.....

Amy at love made my home said...

What a great way to give your pictures a quick makeover - and even better they didn't cost anything!! Your new towels are pretty too! xx

gillyflower said...

Arent those towels and face cloths gorgeous? And so perfect with your new pink polka dot pictures - the postcards are wonderful.
It was obviously meant to be!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Great idea to use the gift wrap - the pictures came out great! Love the pink polka dots and how nice that you found some new pretties to match! So bright and cheerful. xo karen

Marjorie said...

Love those pix and linens. You can use scrapbook paper as background mattes too.

Curtise said...

Great idea with the frames, they look fab. xxx

Julie said...

Well done. They look lovely. I still like the old photos though - I hope you didn't throw them away. The fading adds to their charm!