Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tissue Holders

Isn't this beautiful? Not! What was the thinking behind these bright brass tissue holders? Or for that matter, bright brass in general? Believe it or not, our house was built in 2003, not the 1990's. This past weekend I did a mini powder room make-over. Along with painting and re-accessorizing, I wanted to replace this fixture. This tissue-holder is recessed into the wall, so I had to find another holder that recesses into the wall. Guess what? The only tissue holder that I could find at our local home improvement center was bright chrome. A little better than the bright brass, but not what I wanted. Not wanting to learn how to drywall and turn an easy make-over into a large drywall project, I did the next best thing. I went to the spray-paint aisle, and...
using spray primer and a hammered texture finish spray paint, my tissue holder got a little make-over! Isn't this so much better? I'll have to see how the paint holds up, but for now, it will work just fine until we get around to remodeling the powder room in a few years.

Here are some whimsical choices I could have made if I didn't have to deal with a hole in the wall:

See no evil...

Butlers...


Frogs...


Gnomes...

For the busy family...


Blue guy...


And, for your listening pleasure... the icarta toilet paper holder with ipod docking station and 4 speakers .
All images from Bathroomfurnituredirect, Comforthouse, and X-tremegeek.


Did I really write a post on toilet paper holders? I guess I did!

2 comments:

Olive Rue said...

Hi Lauren. I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for such a heart-warming comment. I never imagined I would meet such nice people when I entered blog land a few months ago. Your words were very much appreciated.

Cute toilet paper holders by the way.

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Hi Lauren, thank you for stopping by my blog and visiting!

Yes, the brass....had to go!!! Too bad about the hole in the wall,the frog is pretty darn cute! And would make you smile during a time we rarely "smile" lol

Nice to meet you! ~Cheryl