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Sunday, June 21, 2009


While Nathan tackled putting in a garbage disposal, I felt the downstairs bathroom was among the first things that needed to be dealt with. For the first four or five days we lived here I just couldn't shake the feeling that I was using the bathroom of some strangers, and it wasn't a good feeling. I didn't feel clean after showering. No matter how many times I cleaned the toilet it didn't seem clean enough.

Well, I took off the old toilet seat and put on a new one. That improved things significantly, psychologically if not in any absolute sense.

(If I were a person of quality, no doubt I would have removed the toilet plunger before taking this photo.)

Then I found a shower curtain I absolutely loved, and used a 20% off coupon at Bed Bath & Beyond to buy it. I love the pattern and the colors (my friend Beki suggested a turquoise/brown color combination and I'm really grateful for her decor help), while the cream colored background keeps things light enough to use it in a small bathroom like ours. It also works well with the current teal wall color, but will still work when we mostly likely re-paint the room something more neutral.

The shelving unit was left here, and after a thorough cleaning I'm finding it quite useful, and a good fit for a small bathroom.

Finally, here's the other side of the room:

The bathroom finally feels like our own, and while I'd like to make more changes in the future, I am pretty happy with it in its current incarnation.


  1. Yeah! Is that the one I'm using?

  2. In trying to document my house I've found it is hard to take pictures of a small space, but you did a very nice job! I love that shower curtain - very nice color scheme choice.