While the majority of the hallway bathroom was done in March, I have spent the past couple of months adding the finishing touches.
I don't know about you, but I hate it when I run out of TP. I added this tray (which looks like a French postcard) to the back of the toilet to hold an extra roll when we have guests, which is approximately four times a year. We're pretty solitary here at the cottage.
Over the toilet, I put some artwork. The two prints are from Obvious State, and I bought them on etsy. I love the scale of them over the toilet. (DL wanted a shelf, but I always think of my brother who had one of those big over-the-toilet towers fall on him when he was little. Who wants stuff hitting him/her on the head as he/she tries to do his/her business?*)
The small picture is of Notre Dame Cathedral. I got it because (a) I love France, and (b) DL went to Notre Dame. (Not this one though. His was in Indiana. No offense to Indiana folks, but Paris is a little more exciting than South Bend.)
A close-up of the artwork. It's on thick paper and it feels like it will stand the test of time. There were some great choices; it was a tough decision. I went with one quote from Henry James (British) and one Thomas Wolfe (North Carolinian). I have a 3rd poster by Truman Capote, and I may switch out the Henry James for Capote because it mimics the black/white ratio of the Wolfe poster. We'll see. Henry James can go to school with me, because next year I'm teaching all the British Lit classes. (Then I might become one of those bloggers who changes out a picture and blogs about it. You know who you are.)
This is the pic of Notre Dame. It's from World Market, who did not provide this, though they should have. I bought it with blood, sweat and tears. And a credit card.
The new shower curtain is gray waffle-weave from Bed, Bath & Beyond. Again, I purchased it. It is nice and heavy and the cats don't seem to bother it, which is the standard by which I judge everything these days...whether or not it can be destroyed by crackhead cats.
I found this cute little thing at a junk sale and thought it would be great for holding soap next to the sink. I love it, and if I get tired of it in the bathroom, I can put it in my collection of DPS (the white edition).
Last but not least, I found this darling wall pocket and hung it under the mirror. It's a swan (I have swans throughout the house here and there, just because I like the idea that they mate for life. The mute ones do, anyway. So that means if I keep my mouth shut DL will keep me, I guess) and the pocket can hold a small flower or sprig of something.
So those are the finishing touches in the bathroom! You know...until I switch out a picture or something.
*This is one of those examples where using the correct grammar gets really awkward.