Friday, October 24, 2008

Bathroom Idea

I got a little tired of the "letter" trend when wooden letters spelling words like hope and wish were popping up everywhere. I apologize in advance if you have these...really I'm not a anti-good-words person! As the letters and words have evolved I've been more open to them...especially when you throw in retro font. One such example is this bathroom featured on Remodelista. Let's push this idea further - what if the letters were mirrored? This would give it a practical use (gatta check yourself out) plus it would be fun and positive - spell out words like bath, pretty, or even dirty!

Mirrored letters seem to be slim in the market, but I did find some here, here and here. If done right I think this would be a great addition to a bathroom. What would you spell?

34 comments:

Fog and Thistle said...

This is a really fresh spin on the whole wall lettering trend and I really like it. My sensibilities fall align along the same vein as yours, so if I had to put a mirrored word up in my bathroom, I'm thinking it might be "wipe!" (I have a 4 year old.)

citysage said...

Holy smokes! Is that gorgeous or what? That stone sink is absolutely exquisite.

Hmmm...mirrored letters? It's a fantastic thought, though I'm a commitment-phobe and would have a hard time deciding on something...can I just have a scrabble set's worth of letters so I can switch it up on a whim? Or maybe I'll just spell 'fickle' :)

Songy said...

It is definitely fresh that way. Specially when it's not in English somehow. :)
It's basically saying what.. BE. Etre is a lot more interesting than BE I reckon.

please sir said...

Haha those are both great and FUNNY ideas - love the scrabble thought - maybe mirrored magnetic letters on a metal back?!?! THAT would be so neat!

Krissy said...

Did someone say Scrabble?! I'm in :)
I think it's a great idea.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sal said...

How fun. I'd spell "Is there something in my teeth?" It'd take up a whole wall, but be COMPLETELY appropriate to my personality.

jae said...

I would need a very large wall for "Did you remember to A. put the lid down B. replace the toilet paper if you used it all C. wash?"

Uncle Beefy said...

I think I'd be tempted to go on a mass redo of public men's restrooms spelling out in large mirrored letters, "YOU KNOW THAT RUNNING YOUR FINGERTIPS UNDER COLD WATER DOESN'T ACTUALLY MAKE THEM CLEAN, RIGHT? USE HOT WATER & THE SOAP!" But that's just my personal soapbox...er, uh, so to speak.

karyn said...

I like the mirror idea!

please sir said...

YES - the men's bathroom idea is GREAT! Wouldn't you laugh so hard if you saw that?!

cindy : quaint said...

i love the sink! right now i would spell tgif! have a great weekend!

erin@designcrisis said...

Oh, that sink is gorgeous!

How about "30 Seconds"? Wait, are there numbers, too?

heidi said...

I would probably write: PLUCK.
;-)

Julia said...

I know the feeling of being overwhelmed with the underwhelming large letter extravagnza! That's not how you spell it, is it? I would probably write out DO IT!

You can let your mind wander :)

Have a great weekend!

limonana said...

i think lettering can be too cheezy as well, unless it's vintage looking...but i do love this idea!

Savvy Mode SG said...

cute.... i'd like that. btw, i am hanging on to the idea my niece loves me for only me b/c i am a lovely person. : )

Maya said...

Oh, nice idea, mirrored letters..., I would have to spell out OCEAN..., maybe two or three rows on top of each other!

Sara Christine said...

If you really wanted to mess with people's minds, you could spell out "MIRROR" in mirrored letters, but turn them around...you know, mirror-images? Whoa. Dude. :)

Alyssa said...

Oh - I love this idea:) I've no letters in my house, but this would be fun. I would spell 'flush' - just in case;) hehe

jenny said...

I think I would spell- wipe the seat! I love these though!

jess gonacha said...

i like that it says 'etre'-- in french that means 'to be', and i think it's a nice reminder!

Chocolate and Steel said...

I've always enjoyed a good trough:)

Chris said...

I would spell out "WASH ME" like you see on dirty cars. Hence looking in the mirror would indicate... :)

Ken Lauher said...

Interesting post. As a Feng Shui consultant, I recommend that a mirror but one piece so that it is not cutting your image. Many mistakes people make is hanging a mirror too high or too low so that you're not able to your face from the mid neck up.

I also like to introduce the color green into a bathroom because of the high water element that is represented with the sink, toilet and bathtub/ shower. I also like to sometimes add a plant on the top of a toilet to replace what many have on the toilet already - candles. Seems to bring the bathroom in harmony.

For more feng shui tips, visit http://www.KenLauher.com.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We'd do just one big ol' initial.....M (our last names both start with M!)
That would be pretty cool!
Karla & Karrie

Hey Harriet said...

Love this idea & the look of that bathroom!

Milena said...

Tee hee - another tiny sink!! You've made my day.

wunderbug said...

that's a pretty philosophical mirror, there.. i wonder if the designer was intending it to be so?

etre is the french verb for 'to be'.. and you're looking in a mirror. does the fact that you can see your reflection in a mirror mean you exist? does your reflection mirror who you consider yourself to be?

so many questions to ponder whilst washing your hands! :)

Rachel said...

I admit that even though I share your views on letters, I love this ETRE set!

littlebyRD said...

How about "who is the fairest of them all?" That might be a bit long but kind cool. I like the looks of these letters in the picture you posted.

fly tie said...

yeah, i like the practicality of these. now what would i spell?????

need to think on that some more.

the simplicity of that bathroom is attractive.

Porchlight Interiors said...

Not that you need another comment but I just adore that stone sink and I love the idea of the mirror letters - good to see an original spin on the letter thing! Tracey x

blue moss said...

love love love the mirrored letters.....but i dont think there would be enought room in my kids bathroom to write...."you know that chewing gum does not replace brushing your teeth, don't you?"

kat said...

I love this idea. And I've seen mirrors with phrases sandblasted onto them that look quite cool.

I'd write: "I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair" :)

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