While we continue this funny dance of limbo-living, we’ve had to make a few decisions on somewhat de-personalizing our very, very personal bathroom. Because as I’ve brought up recently, it’s the only room in our whole home with our faces – quite literally – plastered all over the walls.
Naturally, our first step was to get all those photo strips down and replace it with something different. This wasn’t a problem, since we’ve been itching to get our quirky cobra-battling-mongoose (and bison and baby anteater!) out of a tube and onto a wall:
You might remember that we picked those guys up at a Paris flea market during that whirlwind weekend last summer (remember when Scott cried? Aw.), and while I wasn’t totally on board with them at first (Scott insisted that we needed cobra art in our lives), I have to admit that I’m really loving them in our bathroom:
Oddly enough, we discussed displaying them in charcoal colored frames, and our idea was to snag a trio of Ikea Ribbas (our favorite) and just paint them. But in a stroke of luck, Ribbas are now sold in a high gloss gray (who knew?!), so it was less work for us – always a plus. Due to the odd sizing of the prints themselves, we were unable to use the provided mats, so I just purchased them from Frames By Mail. (Their Matte Designer is awesome, easy, and super affordable; see how we do it right here.)
They’re sort of nutty, kind of educational (I mean, each print is labeled with its corresponding animal in French; come on!) and pretty perfect. Unexpected art in the bathroom is our favorite kind, so it works. Sure, we’re a little sad to see those strips get tucked away for now, but it’s no secret that we like a little change around here every now and then.
What sort of things are on display in your bathroom? You know what I mean.