Oh Fun!

A friend saw yesterday’s post and sent me this via FB – 
Now isn’t that a hoot and so much fun and so true and are you loving it as much as I am? I posted it to IG and got lots of “hearts”.  Thank you again, David.

Three or so years ago we had our kitchen and one of our bathrooms renovated. The bathroom is supposed to be the master bath but let’s not let the description interfere with the reality – which is – the bathroom is a joke – yes it is part of the master bedroom but it consists of a nook, 29 inches wide where the sink is and then a tiny room with a door that has a commode and a bathtub. You cannot get into that room and turn around to close the door without finding yourself outside the room.  (The hall bathroom is also tiny with a stall shower that is smaller than a coffin – I measured – but at least everything is in one space.)

So we had the tub taken out and a walk-in shower put in – the shower is 5 feet x 2 feet 4 inches – so you don’t really have a lot of elbow room and indeed my husband’s elbows did bang into the glass doors. And there’s the rub. We did not even think twice about having glass doors, given the size of the space they had to be sliding glass doors, and my husband picked out these fancy (read: expensive) doors. Over time the foolishness of that sunk in – deep.

After my husband’s fractured femur and the consequent exacerbation of his already poor balance issues, those damn doors became a real danger. Did you know that frameless glass shower doors have a propensity to shattering for no damn reason at all? Just because they want to, it seems. My husband became anxious about the doors shattering; about losing his balance. Let’s not even discuss trying to keep it clean.

Yesterday we had the fancy-schmancy shower doors removed – Hallelujah. I decided on a new color scheme – black and white (yes, I know the walls are painted yellow but I’m not repainting the bathroom, just switching out accessories.) I bought a matte black tension rod, matching shower hooks, clear shower curtain, black towels and black bath rugs – Son-of-a gun but doesn’t that bathroom look a bit bigger and brighter and airier!

If I ever have to reno a bathroom you can betcha bippy it will be black and white. Here’s the fun part – I basically dislike black and white home decor – black is too, well, black and white is too stark – both colors make me unhappy but a black and white bathroom – dang, skippy that is so cool!

8 thoughts on “Oh Fun!

  1. Happy that you are enjoying the crow fun. As to, as you called them, “damn” glass doors, I am with you on that one. Never fell through/shattered one, but keeping them clean is a nightmare. Same deal. Well, except for the black decor. Removed the doors, got a sturdy rod and nice set of curtains. Happiness!

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    1. I didn’t find keeping them clean such a problem, I squeeged after every use and then once a week, while I was still in the shower I used glass cleaner on them but because of the size of the bathroom I couldn’t gain access to all parts of the shower itself to clean it – you could only enter the shower from one end and the sliding doors blocked access and yadda yadda yadda (never mind trying to clean the runners) – so yeah, a bit of a cleaning nightmare.

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  2. I was one of those hearts on IG! I’ll remember to take something for the crows on one of our walks. J will think I’m nuts!

    Glad the bathroom is more safe now with the doors gone and the new decor makes you happy! The black and white sounds fabulous and I bet it works well with the yellow walls. We don’t have glass doors because J says he’d feel too exposed so I tease him about that but in reality, keeping them clean would be a nightmare! My mom made the shower curtains for both bathrooms because I wanted them longer than standard ones which was great except for when I decide to re-do them, they’ll be hard to replace.

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    1. I don’t know how wide your showers are but stall shower curtains are longer than regular shower curtains,78″ vs 72″, just not as wide. I don’t use the double curtain method, never have, always just one plastic shower curtain, often with a graphic on it but mostly just clear…

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    1. I love everything about that graphic! I just think they have the potential to be dangerous, I’ve never found them all that hard to keep clean, just another thing to do while I’m in there – I tend to wipe the shower down before I get out and that included the doors (with a squeegee). But I must say the bathroom looks brighter without them…they are a bit claustrophobic.

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    1. You are kidding me with that right LOL I often describe my home as decorated by Ringling Brothers! Nothing matches, there is no rhyme or reason to anything except I get wacky ideas and say “What the hell, why not?” (Seriously, who has glitter curtains on 17.5 of windows?)

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