My highly impractical outhouse chic bathroom has finally found its calling! ¬†Though it does function well as a powder room, it’s not pretty yet and powder rooms should be pretty. ¬† ¬†But, the tiny vintage clawfoot tub it houses is perfectly Barnaby-sized and the sides are high enough that he can’t escape from our sudsy clutches. ¬†Plus the hand-held shower head is very handy for dog baths. ¬†Poor Barnaby.
A reader emailed me this yesterday: “I don’t mean to be rude, but what exactly is Barnaby?!” ¬†Hah hah, thank you for asking Samantha. ¬†A¬†Flat Coated Retriever + ¬†a¬†Boykin Spaniel = a Barnaby. ¬†He is the lovechild of two South Carolina hunting dogs and Dad adopted him after he was kicked off a South Carolina farm for chasing horses. ¬† Bath time aside, Barnaby’s adjusting quite well to city life.
Enough about that squeaky clean dog, let’s get back to decor. ¬†Even though I made a shower curtain for this room¬†a while back¬†out of grey and white Ikea fabric, I’m on the hunt for a more colorful fabric that will inform some paint colors for the walls and the tub exterior. ¬†I saw this bathroom recently on HGTV’s Sarah’s House and it reminded me that I had initially intended for my powder room to have a similar graphite, yellow and white color scheme.
But, I had a minor nervous breakdown a few months back when the pale yellow I picked out from a chip was practically vibrating on the walls of our small room. ¬†So, I immediately hoofed it to Lowe’s and repainted the walls a calming putty grey. ¬†The putty did soothe my electric yellow nerves, but it was a boring overreaction to an irrationally exuberant paint choice. ¬†Then, I doubled down on the boring with a neutral shower curtain.
So, alas, my outhouse bathroom needs another do-over. ¬†This room was definitely the “problem child” of our renovation and six months later it still looks like a before picture- argh! ¬†I’m on the hunt for some pretty fabric for the shower curtain and then I’ll paint the walls for the¬†third time this year. ¬†Stay tuned for Scott’s nervous breakdown. ¬†The poor man just wants a bathroom he can actually use. ¬†Barnaby, on the other hand, is hoping that his bathroom will be out of commission for a long while….
p.s. ¬†Thank you all for your incredibly kind and supportive responses to my last post. ¬†Revisiting each and every one of your delightful blogs has inspired me to keep going with my own silly projects. ¬†xxxxxADD