Well today's post is a little weird. Potty talk is generally something I steer clear of, but today I have to bring it up in the name of good design! :) Yesterday I showed you that we are making great headway in the bathroom. It's about this time that I really start thinking about all the details of the space and how I'm going to bring them together. Do you remember our DIY Metal Sliding Door post? Here's a pic to remind you of what we are working with.
As you know, that door slides. When pushed all the way to the left, you can see straight into the bathroom. When pushed to the right, you've got your much needed bathroom privacy. So, here's my thought. I want to mount a piece of art on the wall so that when the door is pulled in front of the bathroom you could see it.
I don't want to put just any art, but art that fits the space and is actually functional! For the most part, people know when the door is to the right, someone is in the restroom. . . but I think the right piece of art would not only be playful, but pertinent!
So, I've gone through a number of different ideas in my head and I want your opinion! When it comes to this sort of art, I know people can get turned off real quick. So, will you help me pick something that won't be offensive, but will still be cool/clever?
This first option is pretty straight forward.
Esty plane photo
These next three options are a little more edgy. There will be stairs going up to the loft eventually, so you won't really be able to see this picture when your sitting at the dining table (which I think is important to note). My thought is to take one of these photos and "stamp" the word(s): "Occupied," "In Use," "Do Not Disturb," or some other fitting phrase. I went ahead and put the stamp on the photo to the far right below so you could see what I am talking about.
Part of me thinks the "Ocupado" picture above is weird (possibly inappropriate), but another part of me thinks it's kind of cool. Am I crazy?
For something a little less edgy and a little more classic, I thought of going with an old photo of an actress getting ready. I think this would speak to Tim and I's desire to be in front of a camera. I also really like the photo of the legs and the bathtub. It's kind of sexy and represents what I love to do in a bathroom- relax! I could also do some sort of "stamp" on this piece, like "Do Not Disturb, Darling."
So, this is where you come in!!! Generally I don't ask for opinions on design decisions because I am very clear on what I want for the space. But with this. . . I am totally open!!! What do you like from the ideas above? What do you hate? Do you have any other brilliant ideas for me? Please weigh in!!!