Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

December 16, 2010

Size Matters

For some reason, many (many!) people have felt compelled to tell us our main bathroom is small.  To refresh your memory:

Remember from my earlier post, its a work in progess . . .

I think it is 5x7.  But I have never wished for a larger bathroom.  When we bought the house, I actually bragged about how huge the bathroom is.  “We bought a vanity almost 50 inches long!” I informed by mom excitedly.  When the team installing the bathtub complained how tiny the room was, I stared at them aghast and said, “Are you nuts? This room is huge!!”  I wandered away muttering about their lunacy and they likely did the same.  The bathroom in the home I grew up in (built by my great-grandfather) has a bathroom that fits a sink, a toilet, a bathtub and one person.  So my bathroom is total luxury to me and I’ve never wished for a bigger one (more to clean, I reason).  But today, I am kind of (only kind of) wishing for a larger bathroom, because this vintage drink cart would be so adorable for bathroom towels and toiletries in pretty glass jars.  I have to stop trolling the online classifieds.



  1. I am amazed by the size of bathrooms these days. Our own bathroom is relatively small (a bit smaller than yours), but it seems fine enough to get our grooming etc done. I mean, how much time does one spend in a bathroom to warrant stealing square footage from adjoining bedrooms or closets?

    I was looking for a cart similar to the one you have here for towels. A friend gifted me a rather large tea trolley, which would have been perfect, but it's a bit too long for the room. I like the glass top: it will take up less "visual space" than a solid cabinet.

  2. I completely agree. The only time I really "linger" in the bathroom is in the tub, and that doesn't require more square footage.

    The vintage cart was actually one I spotted online that would be perfect but I don't have the space, so I could only dream about it! Try craigslist, kijiji or another online classifieds for one the right size for you. I've had success posting a "want" ad with specifics. Sometimes you'll find something someone wasn't even going to sell until they knew someone was interested.

    Also, if you find one the right size, you can have glass cut for the top to create a similar look. Just make sure you tell the glass cutter what it is for, so they can make sure the edges are safe.


  3. Hmmm. Hubby tells me it is bigger than 5x7. The measuring tape is in the cold, cold garage. I'll measure it in the spring :) Anyway, don't need a measuring tape to know its s-m-a-l-l.


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