It's coming along. As I realized when reading the fantastic and very detailed suggestions from a reader after my last post, it bears mention that as a renter, I can't really remodel the tub room, so it's more like a re-style. No paint, no tile, no hardwired lighting; but my landlord is cool with nailing and screwing things into the wall.
After the jump you'll see what I did, what more I'll do, and a plea for any suggestions you care to throw my way.
Here's what I've done so far:
- Covered the window panes with Gila window film. I left about 7 inches open at the top to preserve the view of the bamboo (the covered part looks over the front path).
- Took down the shower pole in the corner. So ugly, so tall, so exposed, so gone.
- Installed a teak bath shelf from teakworks4u. The first shelf I ordered arrived with a deep split along the entire length. I left a message about it, and they immediately sent me a replacement with pre-paid UPS tags for the broken one. Great customer service; I highly recommend them for teak shelves and simple furniture. I like how the shelf matches the towel bar.
- Moved my Mat Daly "Lawn with Hip" print from the entryway to the space above the tub.
- Arranged my glass bottle collection along the window sill and my Kosta Boda snowball votive on the shelf.
So what next?
- I need a place to hang my washcloth and Koren skin scrubber. I'm thinking these stone towel hooks from Viva Terra, installed to the left of the tub, will do the trick.
- The stone towel hooks will coordinate nicely with stone votives, arranged between the bottles on the window sill.
- That bath mat is, oh, five years old. Replacement is in order. A reader suggested sheepskin; I'm kind of intrigued by hard mats, like this stone mat or a teak one.
Finally, three things I don't have ideas for yet:
- The area next to the tub looks bare. Looking through magazines and my inspiration file, that spot tends to stay unadorned. But it bothers.
- I need a spot to rest my book. Chinese garden stool? Wood stool? Bath rack?
- There's a window from the tub room to the kitchen. It's cool and unique and all, but hard to bathe when friends stay over.
I'm curious about what y'all would do -- and I just might do it too.