The title of this entry refers to both my upstairs bathroom, and my ongoing attempts to be More Adult-Like. And the two are inexorably intertwined, because in my attempt to be MAL, I've decided that it's high time for me to start decorating things. Our home decor is somewhat haphazard at the moment, since it's never really been a priority for either of us, but this is the year that we've committed to making things a little more purposeful. And to keep from overwhelming myself, I'm working on one room at a time, with a fixed budget per month. Which means it will take a while, but I also won't freak out and abandon it. (hopefully)
So today I got crazy and ordered several things for the upstairs bathroom, whose theme will hopefully soon be actually recognizable as "birds in trees". Yeah yeah, I know, I know- birds and Portland and Now It's Art blah blah blah. But I have an actual reason behind my bird-bathroom-theme (a reason beyond aesthetics, which is admittedly reason enough).
Back when I was living in Birmingham, before Nathan and I got married, I had a tiny little studio apartment on the corner of the third floor of a 1920s building, and it was absolutely lovely. And one of the very best things about it was that there was a window in the shower, and that window opened up into a tree, where flocks of birds would sit and twitter and chitter and sing to me, making my bathing rituals even more delightful than they ordinarily are. So, in an attempt to recapture some of that feeling, my upstairs bath (which has a window that looks out not into a tree but rather onto a neighbor's roof ::sigh::) is being Coherently Decorated. It is currently just a shower curtain (bought when we initially moved in), but soon there will also be hooks and shower caddies, and other hooks. And eventually a new shower curtain rod, even. Look out world- here comes an adult bathroom!