Tampons, Ikea and Cruise Ships

So husband and I went to Ikea. This time we didn't have anything to drink beforehand. Oddly enough, not drinking actually impaired our judgement. We ended up buying a new cabinet for our bathroom that may be enormously out of proportion for the small room.

The whole trip started because of tampon frustration. We have no enclosed storage in our bathroom. And I refuse to put tampons, extra toilet paper, pantyliners and facial
Nair out in the open. So inevitably, a pants around the knees run to the hallway linen closet would happen. I realized that not only was this inconvenient, it was yet another thing son could add to his future therapy list.

When husband saw the bathroom cabinet he was immediately seduced by the fact that it could hold a Sam's Club size package of toilet paper. He constantly threatens to buy one of those giant, metal, commercial toilet paper holders for our home. I tell him if he does, then I'll replace it with this toilet paper tile. Then everyone can think we have a glory hole in our bathroom when the paper runs out.

So please check out the photos below and let me know how bad it is. And yes, I didn't even notice the toothpaste smears on the back of the toilet when I took these pictures
. Mostly because I was excited daughter didn't have her toothbrush and uncapped toothpaste on the back of the potty. She's been good about this since I started telling her that if anyone flushes the toilet with the lid open a million tiny POOPY GERMS will go all over her precious singing Hannah Montana toothbrush. But she still stands there with her face near the opening, waving her turd off as if it's on a cruise ship throwing streamers.

Anyway
, here's the cabinet.

22 comments:

Tilly said...

That *IS* a pretty big cabinet, Mrs.

PamKittyMorning said...

Who cares if its big? It's serving a needed purpose, you can always move it someday in the future if you need to.It looks wonderful.

Miss Jess said...

Can you paint it white? Might not seems as big if it's white??

jakelliesmom said...

It's a little bit monstrous, but it's not as though you had to put the potty inside to make it fit in the room or anything.

Mamma said...

I think it works.

And if I left my tampons out, do you have any idea how quickly my boys would be launching them at each other like little mini canons??

Anonymous said...

I think it looks great.

Lotta said...

Thanks all. I think I am going with the monstrous but pretty perspective. If/when we ever sell the house maybe we'll take it down. Though by then I'm sure it will have Sharpie on the front of it.

Jennifer said...

I would leave it in there and paint it white. Looks good to me!

Jamie said...

Men's thinking: Bigger is always better. No surprise, will all your talk to him of how heavy your Aunt Flo is...he wanted to make sure you could stockpile your tampons!

Looks great!

Katie J said...

"waving her turd off as if it's on a cruise ship throwing streamers"

Lordy Lotta, I cannot stop laughing.

The cabinet looks good though.

kimberlee said...

i hate to say it but I think it is too big.

but you should see our house, my husband is a minimalist so yeah, we have like 5 pieces of furniture in total. and they are all spread out really far away from each other. like they don't get along.

*officially delurking now :)
HI!

kathi d said...

It's a good looking cabinet. I am all about storage, man. Love the storage. You'll get used to the size.

adymommy said...

It might be a tad big but you'll get use to it. Plus with the added benefits of storage and saving your son's therapy sessions for other things is so worth it!

Sassy Mama Bear said...

White would make it look beter in the room, and not look so big. I know we needed something too, and found a nice over the toilet cabinet to use, hides all those unmentionables from view.
At least be bought it and put it together...my husband would argue for months on why we don't need one and things like that.

'Born Too Early' Knits said...

Having a hysterical moment at the vision of you daughter waving madly.........

Kimberlee said...

um... pretty big. On the plus side, it is probably capacious and when some little one flings open the bathroom door while you are *seated*, there is a strong possibility at least most of your business will be hidden.

(wow, what's the odds of 2 kimberlees with ee being on the same comment group-ha)

Lotta said...

I'm not sure if I've gotten used to it already or it was the photo angle. But it doesn't seem as insanely big as it did. Just oversized.

lildb said...

I think it totally works.

and your bathroom is soooooper qt. fwiw.

Omg Lia said...

I'm not gonna lie, that doesn't really fit in :(

Tizzalicious said...

"So inevitably, a pants around the knees run to the hallway linen closet would happen."

This sounds WAAAY too familiar!

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

I'm too wrapped up in your pretty sink to notice anything else.

decoratorgirl said...

I so needed a dose of your blog. Am catching up on reading and have laughed for past 20 minutes. Can barely get to next post. TREASURES ONE AND ALL. I think it no longer matters if it fits. You telling the story MAKES IT FIT! Love how you share!!