framed: a bathroom renovation update

Two coats of primer (oil based over the shower) and two coats of Edwardian Linen paint later, the bathroom is ready to be:
scrubbed down
have its grout sealed.

The sink, having been delivered twice (once damaged, once the wrong color) is still not here, though I give high marks to Restoration Hardware customer service.
The sconces, towel bars, and decorative wastebasket, which cost as much as a dinner out, are all in boxes...in my room.
Blinds are being compared, and I need to run to the mall for hooks as they are out of stock on line but, supposedly, in stock in the store.

There are three niches in the room: one on either side of the window and one above it.
The one above the window will house a collection of Boston bottles that contain sand from our travels, the one to the right of the window is, in effect, our medicine cabinet. It won't be covered and I may go label-less. It's just a matter of how OCD-ish I get when it's time to put our things back there....
The niche to the left of the window is going to be hidden.
I don't think we want to cover it with a mirror as it's just above the toilet - and would reflect the shower. I think we are going to hinge a picture frame over it and I've been perusing what to put in that picture frame.
The possibilities are as limitless as toilet paper at a warehouse store -


Picture 6

This caught my eye right away.
And then, whilst considering the men in our house standing next to it and peeing, I just cracked myself up too much.

Picture 4

How about this?
Naaaaah. I don't like pictures of penises I don't know in my bathroom.

Picture 7

A cleft! In the cliff! And tigers! This is too much drama for me for my bathroom, which is supposed to be a place of repose.

Picture 8

Perhaps a majestic elk?
Perhaps NOT.

Picture 9

I like this very much -
peaceful, interesting...but, sadly, not complimentary to our color scheme.

Picture 10

My mom has a poster of doors in her loo.
I can't copy HER.

Picture 11

A METAPHOR.
NO. THANKS.

K would love this fabulous photo of moi, post shower. But why belabor the obvious?

Picture 12


Picture 13

Ferns.
Ferns FREAK me out.

Picture 14

Wouldn't this be an amusing little piece of bathroom art?
No?

And, speaking of amusing, ELEPHANTS! ELEPHANTS RUNNING FREE! ELEPHANTS RUNNING FREE IN PARIS!

Picture 15

WTF?

Okay.
Let's get serious.

Picture 16

Who, do you suppose, is purchasing this print of scary DNA, test tube, bar code stuff, which reeks of conspiracy and fear? And should I hang it in my bathroom?

Picture 17

Whew.
Mickey.
Andy Warhol's Mickey. Serious, but not too.

But, if I'm going to go all artiste, I'd like to go more classically -

Picture 18

and JUST LEAVE ME ALONE IF THAT SENTENCE WAS AWFUL. DID I TELL YOU THEY SENT THE WRONG SINK? TWICE?!

Picture 19

HERE. This contemplative soldier from the Great Tuvalan Outburst of 1717 could gaze upon me whilst I sit. His pallor goes nicely with the off off white tile.

Picture 20

Hmmm.

Picture 21

Queen Anne's Lace. I have a nice story for you about my dear grandmother and Queen Anne's Lace. But it's not for today.
I like this print very much.
Note to me: show to K.

Picture 22

Stunning.
But perhaps a bit busy...


This could take a while.

Comments

MizMell said…
Decisions, decisions.
I have a large Monet Print hanging in my bathroom.
Geggie said…
Re: the acrobats in NYC. Where exactly is the middle mans head?
Wendy said…
Susie has a portrait of some demon children that would probably fit right over that niche...
BabelBabe said…
the acrobats photo would give me vertigo.

i went with vintage soap ads featuring cute babies and lots of art deco lettering. just fyi : )
Velma said…
I bought a vintage Cape Cod cranberry crate label off eBay and framed that. Also, old postcards of the area I liked. FYI, also.
Angela said…
I'm thinking you could switch out the pictures seasonally. I'm picturing your fabulous photograph of sunflowers... Perhaps a b/w rendering?
islaygirl said…
laughing uproariously at your commentary. thank you.