14 November 2007

Now Showing: POTC IV

A couple of days ago, I posted photos of our nearly-completed half-bath, which Spouse says looks like the queuing area for Pirates of the Caribbean.

I'm happy to report that the transformation is now complete. Yesterday, I purchased a hand towel (actually, I purchased three and returned two) and a soap dispenser (bought two and returned one). But best of all, I found a super-cool candle thingy to set on the back of the toilet. To top it off, I bought some "spa" tangerine-vanilla
scented tea lights. (Probably not exactly what they smelled like in pirate days, but hey...)

Everyone, including Spouse, Daughter, and Lily, agrees that the candle thingy is a good addition and adds to the POTC atmosphere (although Spouse is now making somewhat offensive references to purgatory). But there are some issues: Lily stands on the toilet and gets dangerously close the the flames. Daughter is a little concerned that her hair will catch on fire if she uses that toilet whilst the candles are burning. (OK, that's a legitimate issue.) And I also discovered that when you flush the toilet, the six burning candles go sliding toward the newly painted wall, thus creating a fire hazard. So yesterday I purchased little felt pads and stuck them to the legs of the candle thingy to make it a bit more stable. That problem was solved. Lily and Daughter are on their own.

With the kitchen, laundry room, and POTC bathroom complete, our re-decorating efforts will shift to the dining room and entry way. Ladies and gentlemen, may I remind you that we have a two-story entry way completely covered in pink floral wallpaper. To remove it will require a scaffold.

Or perhaps Johnny Depp.


6 comments:

The Scrappy Bee... said...

LOVE the candle holder - it's fabulous! I did show my DH you bathroom and he loves it and wants to do one of ours over in the same style! I knew he would, being the POTC nut that he is.

Tina

jp said...

Tina - Thanks so much! I'm very excited that you'll be getting a POTC bathroom, too! You'll have to post pictures! Janet

toners said...

Beautiful :) And I think that Johnny Depp would just finish the look off perfectly!

Cheri said...

I'm firmly convinced builders build homes with 2-story entryways purely to keep professional painters in business. We hired ours painted by a friend-of-a-friend, ie. a professional painter with a nice discount.

And the candle holder is fabulous, as "the scrappy bee" said.

Heather said...

I love that candleholder. What a perfect touch!

Maureen said...

You get Johnny there, and I'll be on the first plane to join you all...

Beautiful room and incredible candle holder... me wanty...