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All right, it’s time for a Zebra Call!


 

When I first started my Giraffe Calls, they were to help defray the costs of the super-awesome giraffe carpet that I wanted  – and got!  – for the bedroom of our then-new(-to-us) house. The idea was that we would get the bedroom done “enough” to look finished, and then no matter what else we were working on, we could lay down at night and rest because the bedroom was done.

Hey, it worked, more or less.

Now we’re doing the bathroom!  And it’s going to be black, grey, and white, mostly white, and since we already have a giraffe toilet paper holder (because giraffes), we want a zebra shower curtain…

No, I’m not holding a whole prompt call to finance a shower curtain.  But it’s nicer than Cabinet Call.

You see, I have fallen in love with a certain door style and the nature of the bathroom dictates a certain (non-particle-board) carcass style and… that ends up $700 over our cabinet budget.  I can cover $200 of that on current Patreon rates (3 months, or the length of this renovation).

We ripped out the “linen cabinet” that existed because

a) the face frame & doors went up to the former ceiling, 6’8″, and the cabinet itself went all the way up to the new/oldest ceiling, 8’4″

b) The doors were in bad shape, chipped, and worn.

c) the vent for the toilet was letting out in the top of the cabinet

d) the awful old drywall went under, over, and behind the old cabinet, and it was nailed to it.

And we removed the old (really ugly) vanity and replaced it with a pedestal sink last year, which opened up the place a huge amount, but poof, storage gone.

So we’re going to get two cabinets, one a linen cabinet (full height, to replace the one we ripped out) and one a wall cabinet above the toilet.

And I really, really want the pretty doors with a ( arch at the top to match the door we bought to put in as a bathroom entrance door – which is going to be a pocket door!   – but the nice doors only come on the nicer cabinets.

So!  Time for a Zebra Call.

Prompts

Date: 2017-09-07 05:32 pm (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
My prompt is for someone decorating a bathroom with a theme they love, but other people would find incongruous or laughable. Frex, my supervillain Shiv has decorated his ensuite with Elsa from Frozen -- cups, bath mat, towel, shower curtain, wall decal, the whole nine yards -- and he's quite shy about it. But it suits him anyway. I'd love to see a further exploration of this, because people deserve to have things they like, even if others don't understand it.

Given your description of the color scheme and extant giraffe motif, I would look for artwork such as this, featuring giraffes alongside Burchell's zebras, which have grayish or brownish "shadow stripes" between the black and white markings. There are also some towels and other bathroom accessories that combine multiple animal motifs, which would help unify the theme. Something to think about for future reference, or if the Giraffe Call does really well.

I have also boosted the signal on DW, LJ, and FB.

Re: Prompts

Date: 2017-09-08 03:21 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Glad I could help. I admire wildlife art and photography, so when I read about your theme, I figured it was worth mentioning.

Re: Prompts

Date: 2017-09-08 07:02 pm (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
:D Definitely look for that when you have time.

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