Thursday, January 24, 2008

Troubles in the Bathroom

Ok, Ladies...A design challenge!  Recently we needed to patch a bit of a hole in our first floor bathroom.  Apparently, Josh thought that the towel bar would actually hold him if he hung on it.  Because of this we have begun to look at what other changes we can do to the space.  The only item we've ever added to it was the cabinet above the toilet. (great buy at Tar.get)  Anywho, what we are dealing with is this....
We want to do a towel ring on the right side of the pedestal sink instead of the previous towel bar on the "big wall."  What else can we put there once the original towel bar is gone? (and the patch is painted..hehe..working on that one)
Lighting is REALLY bad in this space because there is only the light above the mirror.  Granted, you don't need stadium lights in there for the business conducted, BUT, (hehe) it would be nice to have a bit more light in the toilet recessed area.  Any suggestions for easy lighting?
Here are some pictures to give you an idea of what the space currently looks like.  Can't wait to hear what you think!

Looking straight into the bathroom from the hall.  Big (now) empty wall to the left, toilet to the right.

Cabinet above the toilet.

The recessed area where the toilet resides.

Big wall (in need of paint from patch job..but you get the idea)
Pictures?? One big one?? Many small ones?? What color frames??  What should the pictures show??

5 comments:

Antique Mommy said...

I'm on the case. Will report back over at www.inspiredspaces.wordpess.com in a day or so!

Barry said...
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Dave and Jenni said...

What if you did some kind of candelabra that was flat against the wall. Pottery barn used to have this large spiral one that held multiple votives. Or they also have something like this http://www.potterybarn.com/products/p9623/index.cfm?pkey=caccvaccal - which would bring in more light, give it a homey touch and be something interesting to look at for people seated in the bathroom.

emilymcd said...

Ugh. Unfortunately I am in a similar predicament. I'll let you know when I think of something. :)

Sittintall said...

I'm still laughing at the fact that Josh thought it could hold his weight! Oh the experiments the little kiddos do. Kyra was going to try that on our little ring in our bathroom too (fortunately I caught her).

I'm afraid I don't have many suggestions about lighting or wall space though.