finally solved the great shower curtain debacle
I know. Big news, right?
After agonizing over it for more than a year, I finally bit the bullet and decided to make a shower curtain. You all gave me some great suggestions, but in the end, I decided to go with a plain white shower curtain. Boring, right? But good, I think, because the charcoal grout in the subway tile + another large patterny piece may have just completely overwhelmed our tiny bathroom.
We intentionally hung the shower curtain rod high – mostly because we didn’t want to make holes in our new tile – but also because it can make the room seem taller. And we need to emphasize every last inch of space in the bathroom. Because the rod was hung high, a standard shower curtain with a 72″ length would have been too short. And 84″ shower curtains that fell in the “affordable” range were difficult to find. So I picked up a twin sheet ($9! on sale. and then I used one of the giftcards I’ve been hoarding since our wedding, which brought the total to $3!) and went to work. (For those of you looking to do this at home: I sewed a series of button holes in the top of the curtain and then hung the curtain to figure out where the bottom hem should go. Then, I hemmed ‘er up. Super-easy.)
So, yes. Problem solved. And now I can go back to contemplating more important things, like: what am I going to have for lunch? And, what will my excuse for not working out today be? And, what should I paint next? (Really, really, really have the itch to paint lately.)
As you can see, I am solving the problems of the world, one shower curtain at a time. It’s highly important work.
And, while I had the camera in the bathroom (now there’s a phrase I never thought I’d type…), I figured I might as well take some pictures of the rest of our setup to update the house tour.
And, if I’m gonna flash my “hey look what I did!” photos at you, I might as well flash a “look at the crazy ugly before!” photo at you one more time, too.
I don’t miss that mauvey carpet-on-the-walls bathroom at all. And, I’m very very happy to have all of our bathrooms “done”. At least until I start moving stuff around again…
(In case you’re interested, more details on the full reno are here.)
I’m linking up to the CSI Project’s Beautiful Bathrooms Challenge!