Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Two posts in one day! CAN YOU STAND IT??

First World Problem of the Day:

I'm unhappy with my new bathroom decor.

The old bathroom decor was brown with orange art & towels:




When I painted the bathroom brown I did so with the intention of swapping out the accessories with any number of brown-friendly coordinates, so when I came across this "FOR LIKE EVER" poster I immediately thought that my next bathroom theme would be brown and PINK:

Santa brought it for me for Christmas that year and I searched and searched for the right color pink towels. They had to be bubble gum pink...NOT baby pink. You know how many companies make bubble gum pink towels?

Answer: NOT MANY. It took me a few weeks of intense searching but I finally found them.

And then I got laid off.

So what?

Plenty of bathroom redecorating time, right?

Right.

Except that girls who've lost their jobs have no business spending money on little things like getting giant, odd-sized posters framed.

So that poor poster sat in my closet for months.

And months.

And even after I got a job I was too busy trying to keep my head above water to worry about silly things like bathroom decor. Then FINALLY, when my hero the CPA/Fireman told me I was getting a kick ass tax refund, I decided that my poster (and a couple others I'd accumulated) could finally get bumped up to the top of my priority list.

I picked it up from the framer on Monday (after all that I ended up just getting it mounted on foam core -- I didn't like the look of any of the non-million-dollar frame options -- less is best...and yes, I know that it's not protected from all the dangerous elements in my bathroom [read: excessive amounts of AquaNet], but I have a couple other non-OMGSAFE pieces of art in there and they're FINE, so r-lax Internet!) and last night I took down all the orange and went about the business of sassifying.

Except now that it's mostly done (I still need more art, but I have some cheap ideas) I don't really like it. While the poster's background is bubble gum pink, the orange-red of the design is definitely the bolder, more dominant color and I'm thinking I need to ditch the pink.

Besides, the pink and brown? Is very reminiscent of Baskin Robbins uniforms circa my childhood.

So now I'm on the hunt for the correct orangey-red towels.

The end.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

ahhh I LOVE the way you have all those small mirrors making one big one!!

Steph said...

I DO know your blog! Dude. I'm a little slow and didn't put two and two together. Lol! Okay I'm off to spend the night reading my new book :-D haha

Kristy said...

I loved your old bathroom, and the cool art in it! I can see how the new art might not be punchy enough for the space - too much of one color. What if you moved it out to the fireplace mantel and pinkified your living room for spring?

*jimaie.marie* said...

OMG!!! those MIRRORS!!!!! your bathroom is gorgeous~

Jordan said...

Photos of new bathroom, please!