New House and New Bathroom Curtain

S on SnowdoniaWe moved to a new house over the weekend. Pardon the dust, it’s piles of stuff everywhere that hasn’t been put away yet and things. But it’s so much bigger and better than our apartment, and there’s room for the Teacher, who’s arriving on Saturday. Yay! We are so excited for her arrival.

So, as you have probably guessed already, you are in for weeks of house project related posts as we get settled in our new space. Today’s project was quick and easy. During the move, our beloved elephant shower curtain got a pull and a hole on it, and was ruined. Sad face.

elephant before

So we went and got a new shower curtain with raindrops on it. We wanted to make sure the colors were similar, since we have a matching elephant soap dispenser. Look how pretty! (Don’t mind the towel on the floor. We have yet to find our bath mats.)

new shower curtainThen, we were left with the problem of the tiny bathroom window. It had an eensy weensy tension rod on it, but no curtains or blinds. Actually, our entire house doesn’t have any blinds. Alas, we needed a curtain because even though the view out the bathroom window is of a roof and some bamboo, I still need some curtains for after-dark showering.

bathroom window

And so I came up with a brilliant and money-saving plan for this window. I made it a new curtain out of the elephant shower curtain! Just a snip and a hem. Done! Except this picture is weird and washed out because cameras don’t like looking at windows that have light streaming in. I did what I could.

new curtain


Wee! New house projects! More to come, I’m sure. This house has a lot of firsts for us, so we’re figuring out how to work with them. It has: our first working fireplace, our first third floor, our first half-bath, our first bathroom on the main floor of a two-story house, our first whirlpool tub, our first mudroom, and our first place with FIVE residents. Five people. The Architect’s best friend said we are really starting a commune. Perhaps we are, but I say that old saying about the more the merrier knew what it was talking out. Having lots of people in your house is the best.

In other news, our half bath is pretty ridiculously big, especially for the overall size of the house. I have never seen a bigger half bath, even in houses that are much larger than this one. It’s so big, we had to put a table in there for it to make any sense at all. Look at that pretty table the Architect made. And some reading material. The book is called “All My Friends are Dead.” It’s pretty good. The Architect thinks we should replace it with “Everybody Poops.” I’m not sure how I feel about that. Thoughts?

half bath


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