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What You Need
4 cups of Water
4 oz Castille Soap (like Dr. Bronner's which you can buy scented or unscented and it's totally green and can be used for cleaning around the house and your body)
3 oz of either Glycerin* or Coconut Oil (both lather well and are skin softeners)
Essential Oil (like Lavender or Eucalyptus)
Container for your concoction (non glass is best for near the bath)
*Glycerin is any pure soap, normally a transparent bar, made without synthetic detergents. You can buy it online or sometimes at the drugstore.
1. Mix water with castille and glycerin or coconut oil.
2. Add 4-5 drops of your choice of essential oil.
3. Mix well.
4. Pour your bubble bath into the container. It should keep for quite a while.
5. Fill bathtub with water and pour in a couple of ounces of bubble bath.
6. Take a deep breath and soak.
Monday, March 22, 2010
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Sunday, March 21, 2010
It's a beautiful example of the transformation you can make to your bathroom with a refinishing of the walls and a nice tile floor. Not to mention those fantastic framed mirrors. Besides that, very little else has changed! Same cabinets, lights, and countertops. Very easy remod.
Before & After: A Blissful Bathroom Re-Do | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
Friday, March 12, 2010
This is do-it-yourself decor at its best: wallpapers that provide a framework to let children get creative and adults customize their interior design. More like peal-away borders than traditional wallpaper per say, this idea lets home owners blend the best of stylish professional design with unique, personal and artistic decorative touches. So easy a kid could do it (and does in the photos at the bottom of this page).
Tired of watching the paint peal (metaphorically or otherwise)? This is a bit like wallpapering in reverse. Sound complex? The concept is simple: add the peal-away paper elements to a selected wall surface, decorate with paint on the in-between spaces and pull back the sticky tape-like material to reveal the final design.
Made in modular sheets by a team of designers at ZNAK, the preset patterns are easy to line up accurately with wall and floor borders as well as with one another, ensuring a consistent application across the board (or walls as it were). Removing it is the final step of the process, and much easier than pealing off old wallpaper or paint of course.
As neat as the more geometric and planned two-color examples are, how to install and use these printed pattern sets is a matter of individual choice. Do it yourself and it can be whatever you envision – or, if you are not the artist type, let kids take over the process and you may end up with something fairly abstract though equally (if not more) compelling, as illustrated by the child-drawn piece above.
Recently we put our bathroom renovation on hold to concentrate on upgrading our kitchen and now that that's as good as complete we thought it was high time we got back into the bathroom groove. To help get us inspired all over again we've rounded up some of our favorite Australian bathrooms - see them below the jump.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
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