commercial bathrooms recently. Here's another retailers bathroom that we could see practical applications for in our own home. Click through the jump to see what we found in the most unlikely of places.
We happened to be in Bass Pro for a bite to eat (and to look at their pretty fish tank). Fresh fish in the no-coast midwest states is unheard of, so this is as close as it comes without spending 80+ per plate. Our later trip to the little girls room revealed the following:
We found distressed/rusted/chemically treated, metal walls in combination with concrete floors. They felt rustic and fit the hunter's paradise of a theme the building has going for it, but our minds were suddenly swept away to our own homes. Cabinets? Sheds? Tables? Walls?
Each piece of metal was framed in with wood attached to metal poles anchored to the ground. The wood warmed up the metal and made it feel a bit cozier (as cozy as a bathroom gets anyway).
This is a close up(ish) of the metal that had been treated. The shapes formed appeared to be totally random and almost formed continents or land masses of sorts (or maybe we just need to keep our imagination on a leash).
The rest of the bathroom wasn't anything to write home about. Sponge painted walls and prints of women (President's wives usually) fishing and hunting take up the rest of the space. We're just glad the small taxidermy squirrels (found atop retail displays out on the floor) weren't sitting on the counter staring at us (Oh yes, there are squirrels... and raccoons too!)