Saying Boo to a Bad Bathroom
Because really, swinging doors would not have extinguished the light that blinds anyone who might want to sleep a bit later than the person getting ready. Or eliminate certain bathroom acoustics which really should not be heard. Yes, even after 13 years of marriage. (Let’s keep the romance alive Mr. Bad Builder!)
A Sweet Chandelier
Due to the disastrous real estate market and the fact that our home is now underwater by several thousands of dollars, we have no desire to remodel, so it was time for me to try and love the one I’m with. I had added a vintage planter as a pseudo chandelier awhile ago, but for some reason, I never showed it to you.
Decanting Bath Products
I am one of those girls who appreciates a good long soak in the tub. Rudi the dachshund also gets his weekly bath here. I decided that I really didn’t want anyone to know about my love for Mr. Bubble any longer.
Oh wait! Now I remember, I had small kids. But Sweet Boy is now 10, so glass around the tub is now ok. This liquor decanter was found at the thrift store for $3. It makes me think of Marie Antoinette. Happiness has now been bottled.
For those of you who do have small children, Wal Mart carries some great plexi glass containers which I talked about HERE.
Displaying Antique Towels
I also didn’t like the view while in the tub. It was no fun looking at the shower glass or generic towel that originally hung here.
New Bath Mats
The other issue that was causing me to have hateful thoughts was that my bathroom is apparently allergic to latex. In the 7 years, we have lived in this home I have purchased countless bath mats. Some have been expensive and some have been bargains. It doesn’t matter, within a few months they all look like this on the back. (YUCK!)
I wash the mats regularly and line dry them. But I guess the ultra-dry desert conditions we have here just ruin the latex backings. What I really hated was that I spent WAY too much time cleaning and scraping sticky goo off of my tile floors.
So now you know my ancient Chinese secrets. I also really love my thrift store soap dish.
While I still don’t exactly LOVE my bathroom, I am liking it a bit more.