Okay…I think I (GASP!) have everything I need for the bathroom picked out. (However, I am unsure that the tub and the shower enclosure actually match. I chose them separately and I *THINK * they’re both white…but the tub may be more of an off-white than the enclosure…so I need to confirm that. But otherwise, I’m as close to happy as I’m going to get, I think.
I owe a HUGE part of that to having broken with the contractor’s wishes and shopped at Lowes instead of Home Depot. I felt MISERABLE shopping at Home Depot. Partially, I just don’t think they have very good service/products. But they also seriously wronged my brother a few years ago (again, his story, not mine…so I won’t tell it) and I felt like a traitor to the family even walking in there. I HATED the thought of giving them even one penny…and I’m glad that now I will not be directly (or indirectly) responsible for that. It genuinely felt like betrayal. YOU try picking out tile samples when you feel like you’re going against the family.
I can sum up the bathroom in one word. Old. If I used two, I would also say, “bronze.” I found this mirror, towel bar, toilet paper holder, and robe hook in a deep bronze and a deep bronze shower door. It’s a real old-world vibe. I am absolutely in LOVE with the mirror and the whole “bronze” thing. Even the light fixture is going that direction. I almost don’t even CARE about the tub now that I know I’ve got the bronze/old-world look developing. I think I’m going to paint the walls a deep, deep red. Almost so burgundy it’s brown. Maybe I’ll leave the wall above the bath-tub white, though…might be nice to have a splash of white in there aside from the toilet. (Who knows? Once it’s all going up, I might like it against the bare white…but I don’t think so, ha ha.)
The tile I chose on for the floor has a sort of “slate” feel to it. I like it. It’s kind of eye-catching, but sort of subdued. Hang on…let me post a picture…
Oh, and I’m putting in a TILTING mirror and NO medicine cabinet. Instead, there will be a shelf. A glass shelf with (you guessed it) a bronze base. Here are pictures of those…
It’s finally coming together. Worth the sleep I lost? Ah…no. Worth the baths I’ll take? Sure, why not?
…and as a side note, I very nearly titled this post, “And now I may shit in peace.”
And I also made it by the comic books store! Here’s what I bought (to be reviewed in this week’s “Empty Checking”):
- Scarlet – Issues #1 and #2. – Really good read that the comic book guy virtually forced into my hands…and I thank him.
- 1 Month 2 Live – Issue #1 of 5
- Red Hood: The Lost Days #4 of 6