I really loved sharing my daughter's party with you last week. Your feedback meant a lot to me. I was aware of how "unflashy" it was in this day and age of fancy parties and the blogs that go with them. I wondered how our humble affair would be perceived. So many of you appreciated the low budget aspect of all of each detail, and recognized that fun doesn't need to be bought. When you focus on making less waste and more handmade, you become intimately connected to your choices and intentions... the bonus: it often doesn't take a chunk out of your wallet. I'm thrilled that you appreciate that, too. What a wonderful community this is!
Before the party, I had been sharing my mother's relocated sewing corner... and how she had to make room for her new upstairs bathroom. So today let's talk about that bathroom. A little reminder: the barn's upstairs is one large room.
The studio and bedroom are divided by a stairwell. The bed and bath share a common wall, but there are no doors... and no closets for that matter. We've played with impromptu privacy screens before. Here is the latest(and wildest) iteration.
Suitcases, a birdcage, rag balls, a goose... oh my! Her dream sink for upstairs needed to be able to play double duty as "master bath" (insert giggle) and an art studio utility sink. My mother waited until just the right one showed up at Significant Elements, our local salvage store. It obviously had a busy former life, and we love that.
She had come close putting in an IKEA sink found at a garage sale this summer. Not only was it too small, but it didn't seem to have anything remarkable about it. Nothing wrong with that, but she/we prefer a little history if possible. Now, this sink has SOUL! The new galvanized pipe legs were intentionally left exposed to let the sink's whole story be visible.
The "where do we hang a hand towel" conundrum was solved when my mother tied a length of sturdy rope across the pipes. A great reminder that this fabulous and funky little space is not so "precious"... it is also a place of work- the studio washroom!
Function meets whimsy... that's my mother!
Well, friends thanks for another visit! Hope your week is off to a great start... and please stay healthy. The deep winter cold & flu bugs are out in full force and knocking on every door.