Lighting my bathroom is hard.

What was that? You're NOT sick of hearing about my bathroom? Good news! The shower curtain arrived.
Here is one of our many problems. Where to put the toilet paper and where to store the,...um,...lady accoutrement. We bought that basket and then had no room for the trash can. And that was the best we could do for holding toilet paper. They do offer a bevy of delightful stand-alone holders, but they were all $30. I could just have Hartwell hold it and pay him a nickel and still not reach $30!

And, of course, that is not the final rug. What is up with bath mats of late? They all have a super deep pile that when stepped on with wet feet, compresses into a flat, dirty lookin' washcloth. Are these only for decoration? They look great fresh from the dryer, but one shower and dirty lavash. So I have to shake it to get the pile back and then no one can step on it again until it dries. I just want one that looks good wet or dry. No white or light colors. I have boys. I really like this one. But the reviews said the white band is uncleanable. And it's $50. But they say my bathroom will smell like a spa! Right now it smells like pee and Suave.
Here's one of the small details that is supposed to go unnoticed. There was a 1/4 inch space between the tub and the floor. So I tiled it. When we get a new tub, these will be gone, but $4 for temporary pretty is not bad.
My absolute favorite thing, aside from the free vintage tile floor, is the pine baseboard. It took 3 days for me to sand and polyurethane and sand and polyurethane, but it adds such a warmth to the cold tile and gray walls. Had I painted them white, they would be in constant competition with the imperfect floor, drawing attention to all the stained tiles and missing grout.

One more photo of the cabinet above the toilet. All the color seems to reside here.

2 comments

Deborah Graff said...

1. LOVE the shower curtain
2. Can't wait to see the new knobs in action
3. I have good bath mats but mine are white, but I wonder if they come in other colors? I got them at BB&B
4. I think we need a field trip to BB&B

pandapanda said...

looks fantastic - did you check out the home goods store for a mat?