Once that was in, the door went back on, and we added towel bars to the door. So close to done. I still need to find a couple of pictures that are just right, and S and I have an ongoing disagreement about the shower arrangment. He wants to drill a shelf or two into our BRAND NEW TILE. Granted, we were without a holder for shampoo and such, but put holes into our BRAND NEW TILE? I think not. He swears that "everyone does it." Well, honey, I'm not everyone.
Wait, wait-before you offer your suggestions, let me tell you that I've tried them all. Yup. Believe me, I have.
Luckily, IKEA comes through again. They have a new wooden bathtub tray in the fall bathroom selection. The metal ones tend to leave marks on the tub surface, so I had already ruled that out. I was rather pleased with myself as I snuck this into the freshly scrubbed tub and loaded it up with all our bath stuff. When S arrived home, I proudly whipped back the shower curtain to show him my brilliant discovery. Unfortunately, it was met with a less than enthusiastic response. "You have to bend so far over to reach the shampoo," he said. I mean, he's tall, but c'mon.
When I bought it, I was struck by the simple design, and by the fantastically low (7.99!) price. It seemed like it was begging to be used as more than just a tub tray. Inspiration struck with the new radiator in place. It happens to be exactly the right size to function as a shelf/tray on top of the radiator. Cool, right? I loaded it up with sample goods, and once again, escorted S up to check out my newly repurposed tray. This time, whew!, I was met with praise and showered with kisses (well, maybe not that last part). It has a lip, so things won't slide off, and the slats let the heat through. Hmmmm....this means another trip to IKEA to pick up an extra tub tray. Oh well, if I have to.
Can you see it?
I think this is just the beginning of tub tray projects.............
p.s. Fresh herbs are a lovely natural deodorizer in a bathroom. This wee posy holds a few fresh mint leaves!