Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Welcome to my home

I have enjoyed getting a glimpse into people's homes & gorgeous decorating styles when they share photos or tours via their blogs so I thought I'd do one of my own. For now I am just going to do the bathroom.

All of our light fixtures are quite vintage, like the one above the mirror here.

For added safety, we have this bar in our shower to keep our guests from falling and suing us.

Our shower curtain rod is clearly labeled to avoid confusion.

There is a nice hole where the shower comes out so you can peek in and check for water damage.

The entrance to the bathroom has a sort of mosaic effect so that you can view the layers of history under the linoleum. Also notice the gray plastic trim piece that normally you would only find in elegant places like public restrooms. Its quite pleasing how the former owners layered it on top of nice fir trimwork.

This window used to have a gorgeous black plastic bag taped up for privacy. Six months later, I grew bored with that, so I taped up some patterned tissue paper. I am quite fond of the effect and its been in place for almost two years now.

Another vintage item, our rusted out sink. The counters, like the floors, are multilayered, with the final layer being this piece of weathered contact paper, with the upper corners of the "backsplash" held in place on the wall by scotch tape.

Sometimes when really special guests come over we like to put on a fresh layer of duct tape to hold the floor down in this corner.

Joking aside, this is the last room on our main level we have left to remodel. We have spent the last 2 1/2 years thinking "oh, we'll just leave that for now because we'll remodel it soon". So its sort of gross. But I am proud to say we did replace the old cushioned toilet seat that used to be there. Using someone elses cushioned seat really grosses me out.

I'm not just whining either, I think the bathroom is hilarious & since we actually do plan to remodel it soon (really!) I thought I'd record it for posterity.


shawn said...

You crack me up. I was thinking, "Yay! Show the kitchen, the beautiful kitchen, with the great tiles and cozy feel. Show the pan of freshly made - homemade, no less, pita bread!" Um, no such luck.

Jen said...

Laughing about the toliet seat. We moved into our house the first thing we replaced was toliet seats. :)

Tiffany said...

I loved the tour! You are so funny that even a bathroom tour can become a serious belly laugh experience. Our house was mostly teal, turquoise and flesh, with hints of mauve when we moved in. It's amazing what paint can do. And now I've learned that tissue paper and duct tape can have similar effects. Good to know...

-Scott said...

You appear to have a bottle of engine treatment in your shower. People laugh at me for keeping ours in the shower too.

Kari said...

You like "Cars" bubble bath too? Personally I think it smells nasty, but Saben seems to enjoy it.

AndiMae said...

01. You are seriously one of the funniest and cutest people I know.

02. Did you put fresh ducktape down for our visit last week?

03. I too noticed the engine oil bubble bath in the shower and kept on meaning to comment on it...

04. I agree with Shawn- you really should post pictures of the rest of the house/yard someday- it really is so beautiful and impressive!

xoxo Andi