Sunday, November 24, 2013

A handful of DIYs

Confession: I read in the loo.

I know for a fact that in this part of the universe that I live in, people do find it “unholy” to read in the loo, hence the confession.

Now, since I have made the confession I feel at peace to finish this post.

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For my birthday last year SSM had gifted me with a lovely bouquet of orchids and lilies – Oh, how I love lilies. The flowers were beautifully arranged in a rectangular wooden case. 

With days the flowers wilted but the case stayed. And I put it away behind a cupboard.

It lay there all this while alone and forlorn till today morning when I suddenly had a ‘eureka’ moment.

And this is what happened.

I got it out cleaned it up; oiled it; caressed it and voila! I couldn't stop smiling. J

Loo reading is fun and I have always wished for a bookshelf in my bathroom. I have known that, that would be a little too much for ask for. But just a tiny little place to keep just a book or two has been a craving for long.

And now I had my bookshelf right here in front of my eyes. I chiseled off the bits of fiber glass that was stuck on it and stuck a bit of 'Winnie the pooh' wallpaper to cover up the blemishes on the case. I then fixed it up in the bathroom with some strong double sided tape.

It’s perfect to hold a couple of regular sized books and it looks wonderful.

Well now that I had a shelf, I wanted to do it up a bit. So I got a old of a jar, filled it with potpourri, sprinkled some sandal wood oil in it, covered it with a pretty looking cloth and fastened it up with a jute thread. 

There it is now adorning my bookshelf and the bookshelf adorning my bathroom.


And there you go.... Doesn't it all look just awesome -The shelf, the jar and the book?


Also, stomach upsets do not seem too bad anymore. K



20 comments:

  1. wow!! this is super cool! loved the idea! :D

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  2. This is inception of a different kind. You are putting ideas in my head :)

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  3. Superb! I do this to my bathroom and my mum would throw me outta the house. I think I'll find a bor who'd lemme do that. :D

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    1. Rather, find a shashuri who will let you do this. :D

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    2. Is that so? then my Sashuri gets brownie points. She has no issues with this. Her husband and children and children in law are all fond of reading in the loo.

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    3. She sure does get the brownie points. My Sashuri has got in terms with me reading in the loo, not that she really appreciates it. :D

      As a kid I have grown up reading and studying in the loo. (Even during the good old days of Indian style loos.)

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  4. Loved it. As always, honoured to get a WA preview before the post was put up. Lovely idea. And oh yes, I love reading in the loo too.

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  5. Reading in the loo is one of the best feelings one can ever have. You take in the best, give out the worst, and no one disturbs you.

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    1. Agreed. And it is better when there is a bookshelf as well.

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  6. Now,if only you can manage to arrange for a snack tray as well.
    A petite tin of nachos maybe.

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    1. That, indeed, is a very good suggestion.

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  7. Kudos, probably I will be allowed to read and write (type) in the loo by ma, you know I want a shelf where I can put my laptop...

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    1. Show this post to ma, then let me speak to her. You know I will convince her.

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  8. I really liked the idea and the article. Kept me engaged. What surprises me though ,that everyone is rather delighted to share how good their 'reading in the loo' habit is , and none of them really noticed how well it is written:O!

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    1. Thanks, Mohua.

      I guess that is because it is the idea of a bookshelf in the loo rather than the writing that is really appealing in this post. :) I don't really blame them.

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