I may have mentioned a time or two that our cottage is very sweet (read: small). Our downstairs bathroom is cozy (read: cramped) and efficient (read: you could brush your teeth while you were sitting on the toilet).
I don’t see this as a problem. In fact, I see it as a blessing. Less house means less to clean.
And I try to make it as homey as possible. Clean and Homey. That’s my goal.
How far would I extend this concept? Take that cozy and efficient bathroom I mentioned:
My kid’s bought this sign for it as a Christmas gift.
I made the shower curtain. (I make a different one for each season. I mean, when you are sitting on the potty and the shower curtain is so close you could wipe your nose on it, it might as well be interesting to look at. Heck, if I could find a material with Soduko games on it, I’d make one out of that.)
This season’s curtain is a gold / tan / brown flannel with green accents. It’s got a “let it snow” theme with snowmen. I even put jingle bells at the top.
Note the matching valance I made. No jingle bells on this. I mean, come on, I don’t want to get too kitschy.
And also note the very cute wooden sled craft on the window. Ties the whole thing together nicely, don’t you agree?
I think it helps the view, which is currently our construction zone/mud pit/future patio.
The kids, being kids, don’t even notice these little details. It’s ok. I still make a point of it because I figure it is doing something good and warm and fuzzy to their subconscience. Something down so deep they don’t even know it’s part of what will make them grow into healthy, well-balanced, productive citizens. This potty room is sure to be one of the rocks in the foundation of their lives. Yessireee, it’s no less than a blessing, I tell you.
Feng Shui galore.
Little did you know that a shower curtain had that much power. Well, shower curtains, and cute little embroidered hand towels.
I know, adorable, right? That bathroom has got LOVE written all over it, I tell you.
But while you can consciously appreciate the effort and purposeful thought that went into all these little details, they apparently can’t, as evidenced by the quickness with which they trash the joint:
They wouldn’t know Feng Shui if it smacked them upside the head.
This is why we can’t have nice things.