Wednesday, August 3, 2011
recently a beloved place of mine has had to come to pass. you might remember the looking glass studio from this apartment therapy post...
and to put it into a few short words:
"originally built as a green house by my dad and i-- and made almost entirely of salvaged windows and glass doors.
the roof is corrugated tin and fiberglass from an old chicken coop and the floor is equal parts cobblestone and slate. the slate was purchased from a local quarry and the cobblestone was salvaged from a cobblestone street they tore up in downtown portland. my dad is a pretty resourceful guy and i like to indulge myself in thinking i've picked up a bit of that from him.
the windows we found mostly at the town dump and a few on curbs. many of the large windows were from the old post office building in town."
well folks, it was falling down...really and my dad was getting a new tin roof on the main house and so and so...it is now a pile of rubble. a kinda amazing pile of rubble. we already called dibs on the corrugated tin roof- (once a chicken coop and to be used again in OUR very own chicken coup now) and then there is the slate. the lovely dark grey, powdery, real deal slate...a whole stack. and you know i got this idea looking at it the other day wanting so badly to put it to use..
you see: i recently repainted the bathroom's wooden floor and i truly despise how it turned out. i just could't make it work...all that semi-gloss white makes it feels so ungrounded...and you see the SLATE, the SLATE is just the thing to bring that tiny space back down to earth. truth is the sink and toilet need replacing--the beloved clawfoot tub will be staying and the slate will be moving on in! it took a bit of convincing for my dad to part with it, but alas he saw it would go to good use.
so above are a few bathroom inspirations(and i shot of my feet on the old studio floor//a combo of cobblestone and granite)...
you know it sounds pretty funny, it's just there is no real good word for bathroom...
unless you indulge me and let me refer to it as the w.c.
now that would be too much fun!
***i have this mad idea i am going to polish it right up with beeswax...off to investigate and see if that is even a real thing people do...hrmmm***