FANCY UP your bathroom (EDITED: April Fool’s!!)

EDITED: This was just an April Fool’s Joke.

Not an actual project.

(scroll all the way down to see the joke revealed, or click here for the follow up the next day.)
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Sometimes I feel like the bathroom is a bit drab.

And considering how much time we spend in there showering, doing hair/makeup, (and other less exciting things)………I am always trying to think of ways to happy up the bathroom space.
So today, I’ve added some love to the toilet.
And I’m so glad I did.
The seat tassels add such a great spunk to the toilet.
And are removable in case they need to be washed.
And I’m kinda crazy about the big bow around the tank, giving my toilet a nice warm hug.
Would you like to brighten up your dim bathroom?
Scroll down for the full tutorial………
Ha.  Come on…
You didn’t think I’d really tie tassels to my toilet, right?  Gross.
(Well, I guess I actually did tie tassels to my toilet seat…….but, you know what I mean.)
Oh wait, did you forget that it was April 1st? April Fools’ day??
(Or maybe you don’t celebrate.  If not, humor me.)
Remember last year? I fancied up my Easter Pots…….and many of you thought I had a loose screw.
Okay, maybe you all totally knew that was coming.  You probably did.  But I couldn’t resist.
And I chuckled the whole time I was attaching those dang tassels to my toilet.  They just looked so odd.
Did you trick anyone today?
Pull a fast one on your family?
Let me know…….I’m still scheming to get my husband.  Heh, heh.
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249 Responses to “FANCY UP your bathroom (EDITED: April Fool’s!!)”
  1. 1
    Kristen says:

    Not going to lie, you had me there for a second!

  2. 2
    Kristina says:

    I was got, but I was thinking- really? Not only does it seem gross, but uncomfortable, too. The bow doesn't look too bad, though. ;D

  3. 3
    Jocelyn and Jason says:

    For a second, I was like what the heck? But then I realized, and I started laughing. Really good joke!

  4. 4
    Tiffany says:

    I had decided not to leave any negative comments on people's blog posts but my first thought was "that is really gross.. they're going to get peed on!"

    … so glad it was a joke :) good one!

  5. 5
    Elaine says:

    You had me. I DID forget it was April Fool's Day! Saw the toilet and thought "I don't THINK so!" and then scrolled down. Well done! LOL

  6. 6
    Angie says:

    You so had me! I kept thinking ewww those are gonna get dirty. Especially with little kids around.

  7. 7
    Maygan says:

    You definitely had me fooled for a bit! Good one!

  8. 8
    Emily says:

    you totally had me there hahah i was like, "gross!"

  9. 9
    Jason and Danielle says:

    I was wondering if you would do another funny post for April's Fools day. I am so glad you did. They are always good for a good laugh:>

  10. 10
    Football Wife says:

    You totally fooled me! I was thinking, gross, those ties would never last in my house! Blech! haha

    I'm fooling my students today.

  11. 11
    kerra says:


  12. 12
    McCoys says:

    That was hilarious ;) Good one!

  13. 13
    Bethany says:

    I absolutely love this! LOL!!!
    Happy April Fool's Day, Ashley!

    ♥ Bethany

  14. 14
    melliepetunia says:

    very good one! I was freaked out for a minute there.

  15. 15
    Erin says:

    I knew it was coming. lol. I remember the last two years! But I still loved it, I was grinning as I was reading it and thinking, "I wonder how far she's going to go, telling everyone how awesomely cute this is…" LOL

    I did get my husband this morning with an email to work that said, "OMG, you never guess who's finally getting married!" And then hinted around, he totally fell for it. hehehe.

    Happy April Fool's to one of the best tricksters (with flair I might add!) I know. :)

  16. 16
    Jeanne says:

    I'd take a tassled toilette over some of the other jokes, which in my opinion are kind of mean.
    I will be attending my kids' elementary school so I am sure I will hear the best jokes there with K-1st grade!

  17. 17
    Belinda says:

    I was confused at first. I knew you couldn't use the toilet with those ties…. you got me! Congratulations.

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    You got me…..and I really did think that it would be really gross if it got "dirty"…..ewww. Haha!

  19. 19
    Jennifer says:

    You TOTALLY got me – too funny!!!

  20. 20
    Alison says:

    Lol! I kept thinking, "Gross!!!" but after scrolling down for a second I realized you had to be joking!

    I love a good April Fool's joke!

  21. 21
    Elisa says:

    That was hilarious!! Totally got me!! Ha ha!!

  22. 22
    Dana says:

    I changed my voicemail to "hello. Hello? Hello? Is anyone there?"

    My husband is just on pins and needles waiting for a joke that will never come…..

  23. 23
    Rhadonda says:

    You got me for a second too. funny! Didn't do it this year because they are now in college but a few years back we put dry kool-aid mix in the shower head so when they took a shower well……

  24. 24
    LeAnne says:

    You totally had me for a minute and I seriously thought you'd lost it! Then I realized the date…good trick! I wish I could think that sneakily. :) Put a smile on my face this morning.

  25. 25
    Jenn says:

    Um, you had me! I was thinking, Wow, having that baby has made her a little loopy! :D So glad to know it was a joke! Might have to try it on my hubby!

  26. 26
    ...julia... says:

    OMG! I was like seriously, she would so not do that! I cannot believe this, I cannot believe this……UGH! You got me….. But so glad it's not true. :)

  27. 27
    Nicole says:

    You completely had me fooled till the end, I kept thinking 'that is sooo nasty, why would she do that?? yuck! :) Thanks for the laugh this morning

  28. 28
    Kimberlee says:

    My five year old just asked if we could please, please do that to our toliet because it is sooooo ccuuuuttteee. :)

  29. 29
    Christine says:

    Very good. You got me – again!

  30. 30
    Hannah says:

    Is it wrong that I kind of like that bow? And I also kind of like the decorated Easter bowls.

    I apparently have my own problems…

  31. 31
    Vicki says:

    The bow on the tank… kinda tacky looking, but I thought, well maybe. But as soon as I saw the toilet seat ties, I knew you pulled another joke. So funny! Thanks for a smile first thing in the morning. :)

  32. 32
    Jill says:

    *whew!* Yep…I'll admit you got me too. {she said with a smile}

  33. 33
    Samantha Kennicott says:

    Oh my gosh I totally believed it!!! I was like, "Well, she had to make SOMETHING I didn't love eventually, right?" So glad that was a joke, I was picturing how nasty those would get with little kids around. Ha! Good one!!

  34. 34
    Erin says:

    that was a good one! i'm sooo glad you were joking :-)

  35. 35
    Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya says:

    oh you GOT ME.
    I was like "ewww…backsplash!"


    I'll admit the bow was cute tho.

  36. 36
    Amanda says:

    I was thinking… "Well this is one thing I don't have to worry about finding it's way to my to do list!!!" I'm glad to see that you haven't totally lost your mind!!!

  37. 37
    cheldi says:

    got me – i only opened the little picture on facebook to see exactly how CRAZY this lady is to put bows on her toilet! LOL

  38. 38
    mnoble says:

    I was thinking "really????" And the fabric doesn't even match the rest of the bathroom. lol so yes you got me for a moment. Happy April Fool's day!

  39. 39
    Sarah says:

    You totally had me going, and I was like "huh?" Normally your creations are so awesome I couldn't figure out what you were thinking – post-pregnancy brain maybe? :) "in CASE they need to get washed"? – that's disgusting!" lol. that was awesome.

  40. 40
    pedilu says:

    I came by chance … and believed for a second. Oh no!

    Great joke!

  41. 41
    Holli says:

    I was really concerned for a moment there. I was praying you weren't serious!

  42. 42
    The Unfinished Room says:

    LOL!! My first thought was, I really love her stuff, but this is kind of gross. Maybe because I have little boys? But that was a good joke! You had me!

  43. 43
    Manni says:

    omg!I was thinking to myself, "has this lady lost it??"
    lol!! you got us good :)

  44. 44
    Kim says:

    HAHA! I was really hoping this was an April Fool's day prank… the tassels is what blew me away! Funny!

  45. 45
    The Wade's says:

    You had me! I was thinking, Man this is one tutorial I will NOT follow. Tassles?? Gross!! hahaha- glad to see you haven't lost your mind!!

  46. 46
    nyshamurray says:

    good joke, i was think that is gross! way to go!

  47. 47
    Emily says:

    You got me! I was in the process of copying it and pasting it in facebook and saying "are you kidding me!" Then I scrolled down!

  48. 48
    Mandy says:

    haha this is the only april fool's joke i've fallen for so far today!! and i was so worried because i love your blog and i was thinking, "…uh, what? seriously? noooo!" you had me there!

  49. 49
    Kendra and Eric Lafferty says:

    Totally had me!! I was like "you have GOT to be kidding me." I seriously thought about not following anymore because this woman is carazy… hahahha

  50. 50
    Kenna says:

    I totally got my husband a couple of years ago by giving him a positive pregnancy test that a friend of mine had taken the day before. Our third wasn't quite a year old and we were still trying to adjust to three kids- I think he about hyperventalated and passed out. I'll probably never be able to get him that good again!
    Given that you just had a baby it probably won't work for ya!

  51. 51
    Carrie Hanna says:

    Got me! That was great!

  52. 52
    Nicia says:

    Ha! That was good. My thought was, "are you serious? This is the first thing she has ever thought up that is TOTALLY tacky! …and gross" haha. I didn't even realize it was April Fools Day! Hmm…what can I do?!

  53. 53
    Maggie says:

    wow…I was like REALLY? then I remembered it was April 1st and was praying this was a joke!

  54. 54
    Kari @ Ucreate says:


  55. 55
    Lindsay Thomas says:

    Oh geez… I stopped on the picture where you see the tassles and thought, ok, she's lost it. This is the craziest thing I've ever seen. HAh!

  56. 56
    Teresa says:

    Totally got me. I'm easy to get though. I'm surprised my husband doesn't take advantage of that. I was like, "noooo way. You have to sit on them!" and then I scrolled down and had a good laugh. Thanks!

  57. 57
    Brenda says:

    Yep, you had me! I was thinking, cute but I don't think so! LOL

  58. 58
    Anonymous says:

    OMG! That was just too funny! I really thought for a bit that you were a sickie.

  59. 59
    A pretty nice little Saturday says:

    Oh my god! You got me! I was about to comment and say this is very very wrong.

    So funny!

  60. 60
    Alexis says:

    If my husband was going to be home today, I would totally do that! Great/terrible idea!!

    Actually, though, the bow on the tank would be super cute for Christmas.

  61. 61
    S says:

    hahaha, you got me.

  62. 62
    Jodi says:

    I got on-line, very cautious, knowing that it was April Fools Day today — but you got me. I thought you'd lost it. It's my husband's birthday, and to honor his request, we celebrate his birthday, not the holiday. (Too many bad experiences with horeradish filled twinkies with candles in them or something.)

  63. 63
    Adelina says:

    yeah, you got me. I was disgusted.

  64. 64
    Steph and Tony says:

    Oh my goodness, I totally thought you had gone crazy for a second…the whole post I was thinking, "This has to be a joke, right?" :)

  65. 65
    Emily S says:

    LOL I was wondering if post-baby-brain was worse than pregnancy brain :)

  66. 66
    Casey says:

    Oh wow! That's totally fantastic! I have GOT to go do this right now! This would look so amazing!


    Great prank! I must ask how you came up with it. :D

  67. 67
    LeighAnn says:

    I was going EWWW! I made a "sponge" cake for the kids and super glued coins to the porch.

  68. 68
    Emily says:

    HAHA! I remembered last year and thought… she has to be joking again… right? please?
    Too funny! I might copy the idea, my husband will think I've gone crazy. You're so awesome and funny. I laughed when I read the ties can be removed in case they need to be washed. haha… they WILL need to be washed!!
    Love following!

  69. 69
    lovinmesomeKFC says:

    I was totally fooled!!! My first thought was to take a picture of it on my phone and send it to a friend saying 'Can you believe THIS'! I really like your blog so I was pretty shocked to see something so, well, ugly. But I do think the bow is kinda cute! Also, before I stared reading, I saw the picture and thought you were going to give us a tutorial on how to train your husband to remember to keep the toilet seat down! Thanks for the laugh!

  70. 70
    MotherMay says:

    HEHEHE!! You totally had me! :) I took pictures of it and sent it to my husband, we are in the middle of remodeling our bathroom and I said I wanted to do this to our toilet and that it was SO cute! :) Spreading the prank

  71. 71
    Melissa @ It's Fancy Schmancy says:

    Too funny!
    This is what we did for today. Lots of fun with the kids.

  72. 72
    MisJosephine says:

    Very nice joke :) i luv it :)

  73. 73
    Malori says:

    I totally bought it! I was sitting here thinking "I usually like what she does, but I really don't get this one – it seems kinda gross!"
    You totally got me! So funny!!

  74. 74
    Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says:

    LOL – you totally had me! All I could think about was how disgusting it would be to take those off and clean them…ewwww. Fancy up our toilet…very funny!

  75. 75
    Caren says:

    HILARIOUS!!! All I was thinking was: she must make children go to the outhouse! :)

  76. 76
    Julia Mar says:

    Wow. At first I thought you were going crazy. Hilarious!

  77. 77
    Heather says:

    By far, the best Aprils Fool's post I have seen yet! LOL! Just may have to share this one on my blog later.

  78. 78
    Heather J says:

    hilarious! you totally had me going and I was thinking, 'wow, an unusual 'miss'!!!

  79. 79
    Natausha says:

    haha, you got me good. I was thinking, "wow, this is the first thing on her blog that I've thought looks completely silly!" (not to mention disgusting). Way to bring on the laughter.

  80. 80
    RHulsey says:

    You got me so good. I was just about to text my sister-in-law and ask her if she thought you were as weird as I did. Very good joke.

  81. 81
    Amy says:

    hahaha… that was really funny. I read this in my blog reader and thought I was reading ;)
    Love xx

  82. 82
    Aaron and Carolyn says:

    Nice!! You had me too! I was relieved that it was a joke.

  83. 83
    Shannon says:

    Oh, you totally had me and I was thinking…"Well, she did just have a baby-she has officially lost it!" Soooo, glad this was an April Fool's joke!

  84. 84
    Denette says:

    SO GREAT! Loved it!!!! LOL! I am going to look for that stencil though! ;)

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    Raquel says:

    KKKK.. loved it !! But thought it was kind of gross…..
    :-).. Raquel

  87. 87
    Graydens Mama says:

    Oh my gosh! I didn't read the whole post at first! I was disgusted by the idea and confused that you would ever do something like that. I sent the link to my friend and she was the one who pointed out that it was an april fools joke! GREAT ONE!

  88. 88
    Jen Isackson says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha. I was going to say how disgusting and unsanitary that was whether you were serious or not ;)

  89. 89
    I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes says:

    lol!! You totally got me. I was thinking hmmmm… this may be the FRST project I don't Good prank!

  90. 90
    ruth says:

    Love this I am so going to do this to my husband tonight he will totally think i have gone insane!

  91. 91
    Rebecca says:

    You totally got me!! Not even the unfinished edges on the tassels could deter me from believing. Nice job! A fake engagement, Google motion, fake Harry Potter show on FX, and a web comic going text based didn't get me but you did!

  92. 92
    Nicole@Thrifty Decorating says:

    LOL….got me! All I could think of was my boys and how much the miss and how gross that would be after about 2 hours in my house!!

  93. 93
    Kelsey says:

    Oh goodness, I opened this post and said to myself "I hope this is an April Fools Day" joke. I was a little worried about you for a second there!

    XO Kelsey

  94. 94
    Melanie says:

    Ha! You had me going! I was thinking 'gross–IF the tassles need washed? C'mon, I have a SON!'

    Good one!

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    Tif says:

    Hilarious! I love it!!

  96. 96
    Amy says:

    oh thank goodness! Thought I was gonna have to take you off my blog list. LOL

  97. 97
    Pixy Print Lane says:

    That was awesome! You should have seen my face as I reading through it…too funny! I love it!

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    PearlsForMyGirls says:

    Haha! Happy April Fools!

  99. 99
    Megan says:

    Um yeah, "incase they need to be washed?!?" that's when you lost me. But funny!!!

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    - Sarah :-) says:

    Ha ha – I knew from the mini-picture in my blog feed. There is NO way!! ha ha… this was a good one, though. Can't wait to hear how you got the hubs. ;-)