Sunday, August 5, 2007

My one bathroom....

When we were looking for a home. We didnt see the home we live in now, because it has only one bathroom. Yes you heard me right ONE bathroom. And I have six kids. (At least they are mostly boys.) When we were looking at the house I was so impressed with the cleanliness of the home. We liked it immediately with one exception. It's one bathroom. Not only the number of bathrooms vs. the number of family members. But what the previous owners had done in regards to decorating. The bathroom was done in a southwest kokopelli theme. The walls were a sandy ORANGE with a brick RED sponged over it. Then the door frame and the towell holder were PURPLE! The vanity was painted a TEAL GREEN. There was a matching shower curtain wall paper border and tooth brush holder.

All I can say is EWWWWWWWWWW! walking into the bathroom at three o clock in the morning and turning on the light jarred your senses. I hated it and for two years I wished that we could do something about the decor. With relish I threw the shower curtain and tooth brush holder away as soon as I could. Just last year my dear husband painted the bathroom. It took two coats of primer and 2 coats of white. It lookes so much better. However it was still sense jarring at three o clock in the morning LOL. Now it was just PLAIN. so just a few weeks ago I was at a yard sale and found a beautiful floral shower curtain for 50 cents. and two floral pictures at the DI for $2.00 a piece. It looks much better now. It is still so white, but it isnt red orange purple and green.

Michelle

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i second the vote over the rather "BRIGHT" bathroom and personally believe that the "white" version glowed in the dark like a foreign moon! teehehehhe.... sorry i haven't gotten to see the floral addition yet, but maybe you should concider making all of your accessories in the room literally "glow-in-the-dark" That way, you wouldn't Have to turn on the lights :)

loves

Anonymous said...

oh, and i forgot to mention to anyone passing through, that the REAL funny thing, is that i lived just around the corner with only my husband, and our little home had THREE bathrooms!!
...she was so mad when she saw that...

C. L. Beck said...

There's just no accounting for some people's taste in color, is there?

But, I guess I have no right to criticize, since my son's room is painted white with black "tire tracks" on the wall.

(Okay, it was supposed to look like zebra stripes but didn't quite turn out that way. :)

Sounds like your frehly painted white walls are a lot better than the kokopelli theme.

Shanna Blythe said...

One bathroom?? Wow!

Michelle said...

C.L. Beck, anything was better than the kokopelli theme; the purple primer looked great over the brick red.....

Shanna yeah one bathroom. It is insane on school mornings.....

Anonymous.... yeah i'm still envious of your three bathrooms. you'd like the bathroom now. I think it belongs to Dalton. There are two pictures, one has a rose and the other is lilac. LOL

Anonymous said...

teehehhee...
shelem wants to know if that's where dalton keeps his "trouble"-makers now.

Michelle said...

Anonymous.... It is easier to clean... D :)