Saturday, July 17, 2010

A happy place

As I started to write this post, I found it very odd that one of the happiest places in our home is now a bathroom. But take a look at it and tell me you're not smiling.

Here's the view when you first walk in. I was a little hesitant because the shower curtain has brown and the colors are more muted than the bright striped towels, but after living with it for a couple days, I figured it wasn't a big deal. I didn't notice it when I wasn't thinking about it.

Now we can take a tour of the animals. First, we have Petunia the Hippo and Davey the Dinosaur. Petunia is everyone's favorite. She just screams happiness. But where's Davey? Stanton wants to keep him a secret. You'll have to come and visit us if you want to meet him.

Going to the right of the shower, we see Ishies the school of fish. They wrap around the top corner of the shower. So cute!

And that big guy above the toilet, his name is Eli. Alycia named him after her favorite football player, which is Peyton Manning. Peyton the elephant didn't sound right, so we decided he could be Eli.
Above the counter and the mirror, we see Marvin the Monkey. He's a happy little fella with a banana. Speaking of happy, that's what Chaselyn calls the bugs around Freddie the Frog. When we took Stanton for a tour of the bathroom for the first time I was talking about the bugs and then commented about how happy the room was. Chaselyn missed the conversation topic switch and decided that the bugs must be called Happy. Can't argue with a toddler. So, on the wall with the door, we have Logan the Lion, Freddie the Frog and Happy the Flies.

And now back to the wall to the left when you walk in. The same wall with the towel rack. We have one more friend to meet. Jilly the Giraffe hangs out behind the door. She peeks around to say hello when you walk in.

And that's it. I'm still looking for a light fixture for above the mirror that is more juvenile. I also would love to redo the cabinets. The honey oak color just isn't appealing. But that's a much bigger project. I'm also looking for new drawer pulls to look more youthful. All I've been able to find is plain white. I would like colorful ones. I'm thinking about just painting some wiht bright happy colors. Thanks again to Alycia for painting our happy friends!

1 comment:

  1. The bathroom does look happy. Hobby Lobby used to have a nice selection of pulls in all different styles. You might try looking there.