Monday, July 21, 2014

Save Room For Kent and Phyllis!!

In the last post I talked about allocating space for creative furniture pieces or built-ins in your new home plan.

You all must know by now that I'm a furniture hoarder, soooooo it shouldn't surprise you that I already have two pieces in mind for the master bath.

We haven't even broke ground yet and I have started an inventory of finds from flea markets, thrift stores, and outlets.

I recently met this piece...

His name is Kent. Clark Kent.
I found him at the Restoration Hardware Outlet and he is in pretty decent shape.

I fell for him instantly. Especially because he was about to go on sale.

I think I have a problem. 

I made this before I purchased him.

Isn't he handsome??

He even goes with an array of vanities:

and I am finding that vanities are my new addiction.

My current favorite is this one:

The Hudson at Restoration Hardware. It's just so clean and shiny!!

I do NOT like the price though. 
Not saying it isn't worth a bajillion dollars, I'm just saying I don't HAVE a bajillion dollars.
I DO know a welder though.....and a great place for I'm thinking that I might be able to make this happen for about half the Restoration price.

But then there is this pesky, real-life thing, called FUNCTIONALITY.

We could need more storage than this piece offers.
There is additional storage in the bathroom besides Mr. Kent, but I know how frustrated I get in the morning when I don't have everything I need right in front of me. So Mr. Hudson could very well just be a lusty dream for me. 

Plus, where in the world would my husband plug in his toothbrush??? 
You can't have vanities like these and then have an electric toothbrush plugged in on the counter.
That's just wrong.
It would have to be a very sleek, almost invisible, high tech looking toothbrush in order for that to be ok.

I did NOT just google "sleek toothbrush" because buying a new toothbrush to go with possible future vanities would just be insane.

Meet Issa.
I know what you're thinking.
Issa is a TOOTHBRUSH from Sweden. I swear!
She is all silicone and costs a mere $3,000. Wouldn't she go nicely with the possible future vanities?? 

I can't help but wonder how much the replacement heads are.....$1000 each??

Anyway, back to reality and my options for the "creative space"

Here is option 2:

A secretary named Phyllis.

I found her at a flea market for $175. She is from the 40's and is in perfect condition.
Errrrr....she WAS in perfect condition until I got my hands on her....she may have gotten scratched on the way home......shhhh...I feel terrible about it!

She would actually fit between the two sinks and could fold down and be used as a vanity.

Like this:

or this...

But she isn't as tall as Mr. Kent and would probably fit better in our front hallway as well as make a larger impact.

I have dreams for her that look like this:

and this:

image from Divine Distractions

image from Kiki's List

Wouldn't a pop of color make Phyllis a bit more of a statement piece for the hallway??

Black and tiffany blue never disappoints!

and the color combo reminds me of favorite little mugs...

How is a girl to decide?!?

Good thing I have plenty of time!

When I am homeless and it feels like it is taking an eternity to build our house, I will sit in my parent's basement and stare at Mr. Kent. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please do...don't be shy now! I love to hear your thoughts.