After receiving the yellow hand towels from my mom for Christmas, I was feeling inspired to stop by Ross after work yesterday in search of some plush white bath towels. I found a set of two bath towels, two hand towels, and two wash cloths for $18. Done.
They were exactly what I was looking for to hang out in that bathroom and greet the occasional guest. When I took a step back to admire my genius, I realized that this may be the very first room in our house that I can truly consider “done.” Oh sure, I could maybe find something else to add to that little collection hanging on the wall above the toilet, or find a better way to organize the linen closet (which I just realized almost never appears in photos–you can just barely see the door handle on the far right side of the photo below, taken waaaay back in April).
I guess I had it easy because the bones of this bathroom were so good–non-offensive color on the walls, great tile, clean, with a couple of shelves already installed, but I never was a big fan of that vanity and sink. It seemed way too modern for this house. I don’t mind it so much anymore now that I have those lovely hand towels hanging next to it. The photo below was taken just a few months ago, in September. You can see that I’d hung some stuff on the walls and DIY’d a new shower curtain, but things were still looking a little blah.
I love the pops of yellow and the crisp whites I’ve got going on in there now.
I think it will probably be a loooong time before I can knock another room off my list like this. There’s just so much left to do in the other nine rooms in the house, not to mention the projects we’d like to tackle outside. And that’s fine with me, since this is my hobby and all. Wouldn’t want to fix up the whole place too fast and then have to sit around twiddling my thumbs for the next few years until I can talk Nick until moving. Besides, I think things turn out better when you take it slow. Allow yourself time to be inspired and to think things through before spending all your money on something you might hate in a few months. Who knows what the bathroom would have turned out like if I’d rushed it. I probably would have spent a lot of money on a new sink, something that turned out to be completely unnecessary (although I can’t say I’d turn it down if someone surprised me with a more traditional-looking alternative).
Maybe I’ll celebrate by taking a bubble bath in there this weekend. It’s good to use the tub every now and then anyway, just to check it out up close and personal to make sure folks who come to stay with us aren’t grossed out by an obscene amount of previously unnoticed cat hair (or something of the like).