Small rooms discipline the mind
~ Leonardo Di Vinci
I live in an old home.
We have five bathrooms.
When we moved in, though, there was only one powder room on the first floor.
It was and still is miniscule.
It was obviously added later -
after the house was built.
It is tucked in under the front stairs.
It is so small you actually step down one step into it so you don't hit your head on the sloped ceiling.
our guests seldom use that one.
They always seem to gravitate to this one.
I truly believe someone saw this room and then came up with the term water closet.
So when I saw a post on Houzz today featuring small bathrooms,
I just knew I had one that was in the running or could take the cake for smallest bathroom ever.
It does pose some decorating challenges.
First of all,
see that top row of tile?
When we first moved it it was blue.
I did country blue back in the day.
I'm over it.
So, I painted over it.
A temporary fix...
twelve years ago.
Funny, some things just drop off of my radar.
Someday I will revisit this but it isn't high on my list right now.
There isn't any color in the world that I could have painted this room to make it look larger.
Sometimes you just have to embrace the obvious and look for the positives.
For instance, I think I was able to paper this room with about half a roll of wallpaper.
I've never been able to say that before.
Or, and I don't know how to say this delicately, but this room is designed perfectly if you have a bad case of the flu.
Think about it and study the picture.
Need I say more?
The biggest draw back here, there isn't an exhaust fan.
To solve that problem, the light is a motion/timer light.
Your stay here should probably be brief or you will be sitting in the dark. :)
There weren't any real options here.
If these walls could be pushed out or up I'm sure someone would have done that decades ago.
This space is what it is.
So I roll with it
and decorate accordingly.
When I found this quote I knew I had the perfect spot for it.
So I printed it out on my computer and framed it.
Probably five dollar wall art
but definitely appropriate here. :)
This font is looking dated.
I tried this.
This is better.
It was time to lose the faux flowers too but I would like to bring a pop of red back in too.
I'll shop the house later.
So like I was saying.
Some people may say I have accentuated the negative.
I like to think of it more along the lines of being able to laugh at yourself.
What's the saying?
Women admire men for their strengths but love them for their weaknesses.
Maybe it is that way with houses and rooms too.
Too perfect may not be a good thing.
At least that is what I keep telling myself.
So that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :)
Have a great weekend.
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