Friday, September 16, 2005

Friday show and tell

I'm ready for a show and tell, as evidenced by the multitude of photos. The subject? My bathroom. Specifically, the hall bath, which has no bath. I guess it is therefore a powder room, but lazy Americans like me just call them all bathrooms.

Shall we begin?
It's a teeny tiny room, with oh, so much going on.
The room is dominated by my blue lady mosaic. I did the mosaic years ago. It's a self portrait, with much artistic license taken.
I painted the entire room, ceiling included. I love the name of the color: Splendid Cornelius. It's a sort of cornflower blue. Yes, I know, a light bulb needs replacing.
Incense and pottery. A must.
I replaced the original towel rack with a set of drapery holdback thingies and made custom hand towels by cutting a bath towel in two and binding with a lightly contrasting bias tape. Although the colors don't show it in the photo, I was fortunate enough to find a towel in almost the exact shade as the wall. I like the swirly fixture theme, so the tissue holder got an upgrade as well.
The trash can is so very high class. It's thick cobalt blue glass. Yes, glass. Although it doesn't look like cobalt matches well with Splendid Cornelius, it actually does. My photography skills are lacking. And about glass trash cans-- who has glass trash cans? Me! Okay, there was this sale. At Costco. $7. What use could I possibly have for an enormous (ENORMOUS) glass vase? None. But it's only $7. Seven Dollars! Think, think, think. No! Wait! It's just the right size for a bathroom trash can (photo doesn't properly capture the scale). I bought 3. Thinking outside the can.
I strung some low voltage art lights to showcase a whimsical collage.
Sixteen works of art in miniature jeweled frames arranged in a square, but a bit askew. Is it laziness or artistic license? The latter sounds better. I'm goin' with it.
The subject matter? Nebulae. Photos from the Hubble. I love these photos! To think there can be so much beauty in gas. And how oddly but artistically appropos for a bathroom. Ha!


Blogger Suse said...

Oh my gosh, I think you win. I adore the wall colour, the twirly towel hook, the tiny photo frames, the mosaic of course which I remember I couldn't stop touching (in your previous, also blue, bathroom), and you have the same funny old fashioned lever taps as I do!

Beautiful bathroom.

6:15 AM, September 16, 2005  
Blogger blackbird said...

christ on a bike --
this room takes the prize!
I could spend hours in, yeah.
The hubble photos, the lighting, the colors! you have just knocked me over.
I may have to fly in and see the rest of the house if this is the lowly powder room!

6:26 AM, September 16, 2005  
Blogger jak said...

Ok! This bathroom ROCKS!! Big time- it's sooo beautiful- I love how individual it is- oh my-I love everything about it!!!

11:48 AM, September 16, 2005  
Blogger Susie Sunshine said...

You have a rockin' cool loo, Piggy Squisher.

(And a VERY cute little boy!)

7:56 PM, September 23, 2005  

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