Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bathroom Dreaming....

So I've been tackling one 'nesting project' a week.  School's much much better btw.. I adore physiology; everything (well, mostly) is really interesting. We've just started immunology too. Booyaah!

Anyway, back to my weekly projects: this past month, I've been focusing on the bathroom. I've always dreamed (hence the post title) of a spa tub with a tropical view. I know, I know.. Winter rental in Chicago? A room that I can't paint or make other major changes? I might as well shoot for a moon spa with a great view of the earth.  But I just finished this morning's goal of adding stones along the tub and am thrilled with the result.

The bathroom isn't finished. I found an old mirror at a thrift store and plan on gluing broken bits of granite tile and leftover stones and 'frosting' the remainder with some blue spray paint to imitate a waterfall. I'll place it behind the planter.  I hope that I can keep enough of the reflective properties to increase natural light in that corner but disguise them so I don't have to stare at myself naked in the shower.  I'm allowing myself a couple of weeks to finish that project.  But here's the bathroom as is for now.

I brought the conical hat and the print back from Viet Nam. 

Orchids were $6.99 at Trader Joes. I spent $15.00 for the black stones and found the wood border (I think it is scrap from the apartment building cabinetry) in the basement. I glued a couple of slivers of sponge to the bottom to give it traction. That and the weight of the stones keep it firmly in place.

The planter and plants were $21.00 from Kmart. I used blue electrical tape on the pot the Dracaena came in.  Ceramic pots are expensive!

I'll use tiles like these for the 'waterfall' thingamajig. They're only 1.50 each at Home Depot! The vases were made by a friend in upstate NY and the fish are actually ceramic knobs from the Mackenzie-Childs barn sale (years ago).

This was a baby spider plant from my Gram's house and she made the hummingbird out of a pine cone. 

Well, there you have it. Now try to imagine it with a fabulous (laugh) waterfall-mirror thing behind the planter. 


Updated Photographs

Here's are the links to the pictorial evolution this past year of my bedroom & living room:

north living room & sunroom
south living room
west living room
east living room
east bedroom
west bedroom 


  1. Ho. Ly. Cow. I love what you have done here, it's brilliant!

  2. Very relaxing looking and inspiring, nicely done! :)

  3. Your bathroom looks lovely.

    Glad to hear that school is going well. I start Anatomy and Physiology in May and from what I've seen of the reading, I'm looking forward to it. We'll see how it actually pans out.

    1. It makes me happy to be covering material that is endlessly fascinating.

  4. Fantastic!

  5. I love what you've done with such a lovely little space! You really made it your own! And it's super cute! I also really love the humming bird your grandmother made--its such a sweet touch!