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?


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.


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!