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Both serious and funny: Redecorating a bathroom

Both serious and funny: Redecorating a bathroom

Jul 10th, 2002, 10:14 PM
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For a nice British feel, reverse the hot and cold taps, a fun surprise for your friends. Also get a loo with the handle on the opposite side. Great in the middle of the night.

For a nice Russian feel, go to a newsagent that carries imported newspapers and replace the toilet paper with chopped up pages from Izvestia.

Lose the shower curtain, add a telephone shower, set the thermostat on your water heater to scalding and/or icy, or better, alternating.

Remove all electrical outlets. You could easily electrocute yourself, and Brussels would have to conduct an enquiry.

Add a picture window over the tub, preferably one looking out at your neighbor's bathroom window.

Get rid of all washcloths, forever.

For your golden oak vanity, attach some heavy aligator clips below the top edge, and hang old copies of Le Monde from them. You can read them while seated, then rip them off and add to the quantity of m---e present on the pages.
 
Jul 11th, 2002, 05:52 AM
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Thanks for all the serious and not so serious tips. Great tips for the vanity. And some hillarious tips, too. I particularly liked the idea of switching the hot and cold, and removing all washcloths!
 
Jul 11th, 2002, 05:54 AM
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I suggets putting a drain in the middle of the bathroom floor.
 
Jul 11th, 2002, 06:00 AM
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My husband wants his bathroom decorated like a Paris Metro station with cobalt blue & white tiles. I think I'll take photos of the directional signs, etc. and frame enlargements of them. Still trying to think of other related touches to make it more complete. I jokingly told him we'd need a recording that issues the ubiquitous warning about "pickpockets in the metro", in French, natch.
 
Jul 11th, 2002, 06:08 AM
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Alice: Great idea. You could post Sortie and Correspondence signs. One or the other could be posted over the toilet for a rediculous, but humorous touch.
 
Jul 11th, 2002, 06:12 AM
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Or for the men in your family, a sign over the toilet saying "Mind the Gap."
 
Jul 11th, 2002, 06:47 AM
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Re:the vanity -- paint it to look like an unsuccessful heat-register/radiator cover.

Re:tub/shower -- how 'bout a claw-footed tub with a curved curtain rod overhead, with shower curtain draped (like canopy bed with mosquito netting) around it, ALMOST all the way. This will probably require a floor-drain.

Re: crystal chandelier -- didn't want that suggestion to be passed over. It was one of the things that most entranced me in several Italian and Spanish marble bathrooms.

Finally: don't forget a window with no screen and shutters that won't stay closed for privacy -- neighbors across the way should be able to see either privy or shower or both.
 
Jul 11th, 2002, 06:50 AM
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You could run strings or twine around you bath to hang up the laundry (which you will do in your sink!). Change out all of your full size shampoo bottles for little travel bottles!
 
Jul 12th, 2002, 03:23 PM
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You guys are all so funny - but getting ready myself to re-do the baths. thanks for the great ideas.
 
Jul 21st, 2002, 07:31 PM
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I just came across this website
http://www.aninternationalstyle.com/index.html (I have no connection)
They have international items for sale. Somethings I noticed, Greek design handtowels, a wall plaque that says LOO, linens, tapestries, pottery, etc., from Germany, Greece, Italy, France, Belgium, and England.
 
Jul 21st, 2002, 07:35 PM
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Don't forget the towels!!!
You should have really really small,thin, bath towels out and never enough.And of course, as has been said, no washcloth.
 
Mar 7th, 2004, 01:20 PM
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I was going to start a thread about what do you display on your walls to remind you of travel, and found this post, which is entertaining and helpful.
I couldn't come up with much new, though a blow up of the Netherlands toilet fly might make an interesting bathroom pic.
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Mar 7th, 2004, 01:23 PM
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Are you sure that's what you want to aim for?
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Mar 7th, 2004, 01:55 PM
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For the perfect final touch, be sure not to provide any toilet paper.
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Mar 7th, 2004, 02:43 PM
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Also be sure to replace the flushing handle with a different type of device located in a most unusual place (e.g. on the wall, as a pedal either on the floor or attached to the wall somewhere).
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Mar 7th, 2004, 04:30 PM
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And set a timer on the light switch so it goes out after 5 seconds.
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Mar 7th, 2004, 04:38 PM
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Now it can be told: Scarlett likes LUSH so we know what to buy her for her birthday!
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Mar 7th, 2004, 04:45 PM
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Patrick - Have you experienced the "pink" toilet paper??? It's comparable to tree bark. I have a tile on one of my bathroom doors that I got in Greece that says "WC".
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Mar 7th, 2004, 04:46 PM
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LOL, mimi, I have gone on to other soaps since that was posted..Thank you for the thought, this birthday, I would like to go to Italy and buy some of JohnG's favorite products
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Mar 7th, 2004, 04:50 PM
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You can buy them here at NM and other places as well as on the web, but what the heck, let's go to Italy and see the whole range of fragrances.
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