Yep. Details from our bathroom. In photo form.
Sorry...I just can't help but be excited that I actually finished one of my big summer goals. The redoing of our bathroom. To say it needed done is an understatement. It's really needed done since we moved in, to be perfectly honest. We're talking peeling paint and whatnot. And while I wish we could have afforded to just have it gutted and professionally remodeled, that would have been overkill. Yes, our molded tub/shower is ugly, but there's nothing actually wrong with it...so having it replaced would just be consumerism at its worst. Something we're making a real effort to avoid these days.
Anyway, we ended up with a bit of a theme in there. A kitchen theme. Sounds kinda gross, I suppose. But see, it came about because I was trying to come up with a creative solution to an eyesore. The cover of the ceiling fan vent was ugly, yellowed, and cracked. And it didn't hang quite right either. Yes, we could have epoxied it up there, I suppose. But in this instance, we felt justified in just getting rid of it. But we didn't want to replace it with another ugly piece of plastic. After wracking my brains for a bit, I came up with the idea of using a colander...an idea my darling husband wholeheartedly supported. But we couldn't find one big enough. Not to be deterred, we scoured the kitchen store until we spotted a pizza pan!
Seriously, I wish this photo did it justice, because in person, I swear it looks really cool! (Yeah, or that may just be us. ;) )
And the pizza pan just set the tone. I added a hook to hold a hand towel made from an old serving spoon. Made a tieback for the shower curtain from cookie cutters.
An old creamer for cotton swabs and an old serving bowl for cotton balls. (And a silly bug toy, just because it's cute.)
And my very favorite thing of all. New artwork! Going with that kitchen theme...I gave each of the kiddos a canvas and set them to having fun printing with all the cool kitchen utensils they could find in the kitchen drawers. Again, the photo kinda sucks, as I just couldn't get good lighting, but honestly they look fabulous hanging in there!
Okay, I apologize for subjecting you to this. But now that I've finished this major project, maybe I'll find time to actually finish a book one of these days. ;) One can hope, anyways.