You might recall that we have two bathrooms – one of them with a shower stall, and the one attached to the main bedroom with a bathtub. (None of them have windows, so excuse the bad lighting of the pictures). We decided early one that the bathtub one would get a curtain and the stall would get a glass wall, but actually carrying out the plan was a whole other game. You see, when we moved in, our bathroom had nothing – no shower curtain, no mirror, no towel rod, no place to set the toiletries… I should also mention that we moved in the 31st of October (I remember because it was exactly a week before my birthday) so showering without a curtain wasn’t any fun because a) the heat wasn’t contained, so I was freezing and b) I had to clean out the whole mess afterwards since, obviously, most of the water ended up on the bathroom floor. The main problem was that my boyfriend usually showers at work and/or handball practice, and we all know boys don’t really care if they don’t have a mirror or a place to put the hairdryer, so he didn’t have any rush to get everything done…
I think I spent almost a month like this before I got sick of it and bought a cheap shower curtain from Ikea. You might think that it looks nice… (it actually does)
… but just a few months after buying it, it started to grow this:
But, since I’m the only one who showers there every day, there wasn’t any rush to get it changed. Until I got sick of it. Again. And luckily my mom remembered that I told her I was looking for a new shower curtain, and she bought me a new one in Paris! Here it is in all its glory:
I love it! Since it’s less fabric and more plasticky mold shouldn’t be an issue, plus it’s better quality. She bought it at Bath Bazaar and apparently they have a 30% off sale going on. I also like that it’s more see-through than the other one because sometimes I get these nightmares from horror movies where the girl is completely unaware and a serial killer comes in… just kidding. Sort of. I do lock the bathroom door just in case.
Now, you might wonder what happened to the rest of the things we were missing – a mirror, towel rod, etc. My boyfriend’s firm actually makes bath accesories, so I pretty much depended on that. Eventually we got it done as well. Although the mirror, medicine cabinet and ladder shelves are from Ikea; the other accesories are made by him. For example, the towel rod next to the sink is custom made. Otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to find anything in such a teeny-tiny size.
So that’s the story of the master bath… someday I’ll share the story of the other bathroom. Someday soon hopefully.