Y’all, something downright hilarious happened the other day that had to do with our bathroom, which is a serious work in progress. Want to hear what it is?
One of W’s (our 15 year old) friends came over the other day. It was his first time visiting. I heard him tell W, “Man, that is the fanciest bathroom I’ve ever been in”.
I almost choked on my coffee. Three reasons.
The First Reason- have you seen this post?
First, you guys have all read this post, right? If you haven’t, I highly suggest that you do- just skim it at least. Just look at the pictures- scroll down to the middle if you must. Those pictures are worth thousand words.
Now, if you ever doubt your abilities as a housekeeper, just go back to these pictures, and you’ll immediately feel better about yourself. You’re welcome! My gift to you 🙂
The Second Reason-the work in progress
We have made some changes to this bathroom since we moved in, but they were all very minor- paint, changing our the ceiling fixture, the above mentioned removal of the glass shower door, and laying down vinyl floors directly over the old green tile. We are planning a major renovation in this room at some point.
I can’t find a picture, but when we moved in, the room had pink walls, a huge floral wallpaper border, and dark green tile on the floor that matches what is still the shower surround. It definitely screams late eighties/early nineties. It has no natural lighting at all, and sits at the very end of the center hall of the house. In fact, want to see what the view is when you enter the house? (Warning! Pictures aren’t great- bad lighting!)
When we renovate, we’ll be moving the vanity to the toilet wall and the toilet to the vanity wall (which is on the right).
Here’s a closer look at that shower curtain, which we had to have custom made to cover the wide width of that wall (had to cover up all of that green tile!
I love the little ruffles on the curtain- it makes my girly side happy 🙂
Here’s the vanity area:
The painting came from a street painter at St. Simons Island. We’ve had it for years and never framed it. He painted it on a campaign sign, so it’s pretty sturdy.
I know the marble accessories don’t match the dark granite, but I love marble so I use them anyway 🙂
And here’s the lighting. It had a standard “boob light” and we just put up a lamp shade and hung some Christmas ornaments that look like chandelier crystals from it to give it a little bit of bling 🙂
Do you guys want to know the truth? I had absolutely no design plan for this space when I started. This is a really good example of a room that I was just kind of desperate to have done, so I slapped some paint on the walls, a new floor down, changed out some accessories, and called it done. Renovations are years away, probably a good 5 or so. The finishes that are here, particularly the vanity, don’t really reflect our taste, but we aren’t going to change them out until we renovate.
What I would love would be a bathroom that is fun, but tasteful. Not one that one of W’s friends comes out of and says, “Man, that is the fanciest bathroom I’ve ever been in!”
The Third Reason, and the Actual Reason I Almost Choked on my Coffee
It was the follow up. W said, “Dude, that’s just a regular bathroom.” His friend said, “But I’ve never seen one with blue toilet water before!”
It was the 10,000 Flushes that impressed him the most. Not my design skills.