One of my new members just mentioned loving to take baths and she inspired this post.
One of my favorite stores (and I have a LOT of those) is Home Goods. This is a store that sells the nice things that were left over from the high end retail stores. They also sell off the damaged goods that could not be sold at full price. I try to avoid Home Goods because it has too many great items and I am torn on choices. Giving me too many choices is an overwhelming thing. I have to enter this shop with an idea in mind and stay focused.
This last trip I made was to search for items for my bathroom. My master bath is included in a section off my bedroom, it’s a master suite that resembles a hotel. I started to redecorate my bedroom and am upgrading my bathroom along with it. This is not a small feat. I have only been able to afford to do this one step at a time and it’s been a year so far.
I scored a hanging candle lantern, typically for an outdoor garden, to hang over my garden tub. This item is sold in catalogs for about $35.00. I snagged it for $14.00. It’s perfect! That’s a fireplace over the tub, on the left. I don’t use this fireplace. (what a waste, I know!) I haven’t bought the fireplace insert that’s needed for this gas appliance. Maybe this winter I will. One side of it faces the tub and the other faces my bedroom.
A mirrored tray from H.G. for $10.00. I would like to alter it and make it hang on a wall instead of sitting on a counter top.
Below the garden tub there is a little crawl space. It’s not very big but a plumber would be able to squeeze in there to work on pipes. I use it for something completely different. It’s my liquor cabinet. With a house full of teens I keep my adult beveridges close to my room. It hasn’t been discovered yet!! They never even think to look there.
Yes, I love my bathtub. This is the one single thing that made me choose this house over any other when we were house hunting. It’s the BEST tub I ever owned. EDIT: most of this is shabby chic. Big Lots and dollar shops. Clearance bins at JCPenney. The lantern was the most expensive thing there. The pictures are cards from Hallmark. The frames were from Big Lots.