Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Potty Talk!

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Some people may think this is weird.

But I think it's cute.  

We put in a urinal.


A few years ago I saw a urinal in a friends house.  I stored the thought - because in my mind it was super cool.  Now, I know that is incredibly debatable because I have since told friends I would do the same and they have turned their nose up.  "Eeeeeewwwww gross" is their reply.  Other times people agree with me.  And, guys, well they just think it's awesome.

First, get your mind out of the gutter.  I define my style as "Desert Cottage" so the urinal in my lavatory is not going to be like the one you inadvertently saw at that gas station when you were a child. I know it was dirty, smelly and it probably scarred you for life.  As that same experience scarred me when I was a girl.  I was so confused.  What WAS that thing?  Yeah… no way.  My urinal will be cool.  There is such a thing.  Read on.

We moved into a new house about 2 years ago and when we did we had a fairly large lavatory room with a toilet and a bidet in the master bath.  The house is about 20 years old and I think bidet's were more popular here in the states around that time.  Below is a picture.  Sorry it's not very good.  Totally forgot to take a good "Before" picture.  I almost always do.
Before
There's the bidet hidden behind the laundry thing in the corner there.  See it?  When the remodel of the lavatory began - we painted the room white, yanked out that bidet, put in a wood floor and added the urinal.  We also made the window a full square vs. the "Azteca-Step" type window (not really pictured well) it was before.  It now looks like… drum roll please… this…

After
I loved it.  But of course it was missing something.  Something very important.  Like, in my mind the room would never work without this one finishing touch. I was dying to get them!  Then I found a gal on ETSY who made these…

Yep, they are "His" and "Her" signs and they totally complete the room.  
I love them!  Look closer 


They're that Feminine/Rustic/Shabby Chic-y look I like so much.  She usually makes them as Mr./Mrs signs - obviously for weddings - but I asked if she could do these instead.  She did but I'm not sure she'll do it again.  I think it was a little labor intensive.  She does great work. 

Finished

If you're interested - you can find her here. Her name is Kerri, she's from Missouri, and her shop is called KerriArt. 

Bottom line, I love it!  The signs complete the room.


See… in two years, we had used the bidet a total of ZERO times.  Now, my 3 year old son thinks the urinal is the coolest thing ever.  He's already given it a whirl!  Using a step stool of course.  Hands down, it's a much better use of space...


Even if some of my (crazy) friends are a little grossed out!  What do you think? 

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