Friday, June 29, 2012

and the bathroom saga continues...

Sorry, it has been a while since I posted last.  I really wish I could say that it was because I'd been relaxing pool side. 
But, in fact, I've been busy preparing my basement for it's new purpose...a preschool.  Ya, no, you read right.  A in a place where little people go to nourish their ever expanding minds.  My husband thinks I'm a total wacko.  I guess it's just one more item to check off my "what the {insert profanity here} was I thinking" list.
Truth be told, I quite enjoy the company of children.  They keep a person young.  I am excited to see how this little adventure plays out.  I'll be sure to post pics of the newly transitioned basement once it is complete.

In other news, the bathroom saga continues.  I was finally able to find an {available} claw foot tub.  It has a pretty interesting history.  It comes from an old hotel in downtown SLC...actually, the building housed single occupancy rooms where tenants shared bathrooms.  The building is being torn down and the construction company working the job was able to salvage about 15 claw foot tubs.  The tubs are all around 80-100 years old...and they look every bit their age.  But, that's what I love about used/antique pieces.  They have character. 
Anywho, Studs and I took a trip downtown to look at it.  It was love at first sight for me, but Studs had a weird constipated look on his face the whole time, which I interpreted to mean that he wasn't feeling it. 
So, the debate continues on.  We definately have our work cut out for us.  Studly and I have totally different design preferences.

He's always favored modern-minimalist design: 

While I relate more to cozy-traditional design:


Whatever we decide, it better be quick.  I'm about one week away from full-on panic attack mode, due to the moldy, deconstructed state of my bathroom.  Fingers crossed Studly and I can come to an agreement where both of our voices can be heard...soon, very soon.

1 comment:

  1. I struggle personally with this dilemma in my own mind. So as I designer, my compromise is to place the old in the new, seeing the old as a statement art piece or antiques that give the modern a touch of warmth. Glass showers with a claw foot tub and bold colorful traditional cement tile on the floor with white crisp museum walls, add 12" base that is the same color as the wall and no crown, is a great mix of modern and vintage. Hope that paints pictures in your mind.

    Loving your blog! You have great personal style!


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