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Decorating with Lowe’s + a Peek into the Fish Room

Time for an embarrassing confession: for some reason, I have been agonizing over a clock for the bathroom since we finished renovating it!  I’ve scoured every local shop and big box store, and spent more hours than I care to admit scrolling online.

After all of that work, I carefully chose TWO clocks over the course of six months and neither were a good fit!  One had brass arms (how did I miss that?) and the other ended up looking cheap next to the expensive Kohler fixtures.  Both clocks found homes elsewhere in the lakehouse, but I was still clock-less in here and I NEED a clock in the bathroom.  Otherwise time feels like it stands still while I try to force some volume into my fine hair and when I finally emerge, coiffed and ready to take on the day, I’ve inevitably been in their 20 minutes longer than I thought I was.  Some kind of weird time wormhole exists in the bathroom (either that or I’m spending more time than I think I am, just admiring the turquoise sinks).

Happily, clock number three – the Ergo Bentwood Wall Clock, from Lowe’s Canada! – actually does the trick.  You can’t buy it online, so you’ll have to pop into your local Lowe’s to take a peek.

Just call me Goldilocks and the Three Clocks.

From Lowe’s Modern Nostalgia home decor trend collection, the bentwood frame is stained a rich hue that is close to the walnut cabinetry and the silver hands work perfectly with the brushed nickel finish I used exclusively in this renovation.  Plus it’s BIG, so I feel like it’s shouting the time at me and I need any extra motivation I can find to pry myself out of my cozy lakehouse.

Now I have no excuse for being late!


Although, speaking of clocks, I might need one in the fish room too, because that’s where I’m storing all of my fabric, craft and paint supplies these days, so you know I’ll lose a lot of time in there too.  I wrapped it up over the weekend so I just have to photograph it and then I can share the full reveal!  In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek…

I had always pined for these Umbra Trigg Wall Vessels but had no justifiable use or purpose for them until we started decorating this odd little room.  This blank wall called out to me, but it wasn’t really a spot I wanted to tuck any artwork because it’s kind of hidden.  I decided three of the large wall pockets would be so cute, packed with some of our prettiest craft supplies, like these pale aqua scissors and some other gems.

You know my stance on brass, so I’m actually contemplating spray painting the metal frame a soft blue hue but I just haven’t made the leap yet.  Maybe we can place bets on whether, when reveal day arrives, these wall pockets will still be brass or have the very Tanya-eqsue treatment of a blast of turquoise paint…

Any takers?

I was provided product and compensation by Lowe’s Canada, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.  If you missed it, check out the gorgeous, hand waxed reclaimed wood mirror I picked up at Lowe’s for my entryway.



  1. LMoore
    November 29, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    It is too shiny, spray it!

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      November 29, 2017 / 5:08 pm

      A vote for spray paint – I love it! Sadly it's sooooo cold here so I need to wait until I can head over to my father-in-law's spray painting booth. I wish he lived closer! Although I'm sure he's happy there's an hour between us, lol, or else I'd be there every other day painting something in the winter 🙂

  2. Sarah McG
    December 1, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I have the Umbra mini set and I love them! I vote not to spray but only because I love brass, it feels so mid century to me. When Target came out with Project 62, I added everything brass to my xmas wish list, haha.

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      December 12, 2017 / 3:09 am

      So happy to hear you have the mini set! What did you use them for? Plants? Alright, I'm officially marking down your vote for brass 🙂

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