After taking three weeks off from posting for the One Room Challenge, I wasn't sure if I should even try to get these last two posts up. But I'd love your input as I put the finishing touches on the room, so here we go!
We lost a wall tile when we replaced the vanity and faucet, and Jon suggested putting some sort of accent tile in its place. While I wasn't originally a fan of the idea - the missing square isn't centered on the vanity and I thought it would look silly - I eventually came around and, in fact, told Jon I'd make all the arrangements as a birthday surprise for him.
On close inspection, I discovered that our dingy off-white wall tiles are flecked with little light blue speckles. I immediately thought about getting a Delft-style tile commissioned; the blue and white would, hopefully, compliment the existing tiles and tie in with the newly-painted mirror frame.
Jon's family has a tradition of putting funny and/or irreverent art in bathrooms, so I wanted to pay homage to that. At the same time, I wanted something that was very much personal to our little family. I did a little research and it turns out there are multiple examples of 17th century tiles depicting people peeing. See:
|Antique Tile Shop|
In that spirit, I emailed Blue Garden Tiles on Etsy with a request that the artist, bless her, took in very good humor and, on May 9, I presented Jon with a present that he received with a strange mixture of horror and admiration: