See the little room to the right? It's my little "half toilet". I have never understood why they call these little places a half BATH. There is no bath in it. Anyway, when I made the plans for this house I wanted a toilet near the back door. I didn't want folks ,in need, to have to walk clear through the house and into the bedroom hall to use the bathroom ; especially in the Winter. I call this my attached outhouse.
When we finally found a small enough sink and it was time do the finish work, I decided I was tired of all the "Navajo" white rooms throughout the interior and made a bold decision to paint the little room RED, from head to foot. I love it and I think I may have shown it on my blog before, but for those of you who didn't see it then, I want to introduce you to my little red "bordello bath". That's what the Prospector dubbed it after I painted it.
Red is , actually, a very neutral color. It goes with everything. I love changing the pictures and things on the wall as the season dictates. Christmas is really fun. Valentine's Day and Forth of July are wonderful holidays to add to a red room. Try painting a small room and see what you think. Paint the ceiling too. It's just fun to go into and use. Really! Kind of joyful and exciting. Makes the "toilet" a whole new experience.
living room this Winter and it found a new home in there.
That's my great grandmother in the frame to the right. She looks kind of stern and watches you as you "sit". She makes you want to do your business and get out fast. I love straw hats and old prints so they adorn the wall too. The Rockwell plates seems to fit the decor; especially the one below the cabinet that has a little girl on it trying to apply makeup.
Even if you live in the country or on a farm, you don't have to have a plain and dreary mudroom or back porch. Paint is cheap and thrift stores are a great source of wall art. Go for it. Everyone needs a "Bordello" room.