Friday, October 14, 2011

Apartment Living: Black and White Bathroom

On Wednesday I shared some art that I made for my black and white bathroom.  And since my bathroom is the only room in my apartment that I would consider "finished" I thought I would share with you what I love and what I would do if it wasn't an apartment and I could really change things around!

This is the picture I got from Tai Pan that inspired it all:
 I'll be honest, I just put those Q-tips on the toilet for this picture.  Aaaaaaaand, now I wish I hadn't.  They aren't to scale.

This is the view from the door.  The shower curtain and the rings are from Bed Bath and Beyond, I think.  I got it three years ago, so I kind of forget.

Here is a view of the shower rings up close.  I love them, so simple and geometric.

Although its not super original or amazing, this shower rug is so squishy and soft and its like the best part of the day for my feet!  We got it for our wedding from our Target registry.

This rug, however, is just beautiful.  Unfortunately this is the best picture I could capture.  The other one I got looks like gray spaghetti!  Ew.  I got this rug at TJ Maxx when I was engaged.  I didn't need it in my bathroom then, but I had the foresight to get it anyway.  So glad I did.
You have to really love this rug if you're going to have it in a bathroom because cleaning it is NOT fun.  First you (YOU?  Who am I kidding.  No one would do this but me) have to shake it.  Then I go over it three times with a lint roller.  And there is STILL blonde hair stuck in the shag.  So I sit and remove any hairs I can see.  Oh the joys of blonde hair + black shag rug. 

When my husband quit his job at IKEA (the day I bought the frames was his last day working in the self serve area with customers.  He continued to work logistics early in the morning before the store was open for a few more years) we went on a shopping spree to take advantage of his discount.  And part of that, maybe the most boring part, was buying this clock.  Its nice, don't get me wrong, but its nothing special.
I really wanted a clock from Target, but they were all damaged.  Whoever designed that packaging. . .

AND lastly, here is a picture of my sink.  Its very empty.  It has to be!  Can you see how very little counter space we have?  Usually it has makeup and hair spray and curling irons all over it.  I cleaned up for you.

Okay there is so much I don't like about it.  Obviously the floors, counter and cabinets don't really go with the look, but in an apartment you can't change those things!

Some things I want to do when I own my house:
  1. Replace the standard mirror with something like this:
Source: via Kimberly on Pinterest

Or this:
Source: via Kimberly on Pinterest

2. Install some cool towel hooks, instead of a towel rack.  Can you imagine these towel hooks made with wood blocks painted a glossy black and white stones?  Oh man, I can't wait to make these!!

I could go on and on and on. . . I already have!  So I'll wrap it up there.  Which room in your house is your "most finished room"?

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