Finally sat down to enjoy the raved about December/January issue of House Beautiful. I’ll have a lot to say about it in a coming post, but as I turned to the final pages I came to this and my chin hit the ground!

Is there anything that needs to be said about the perfection of Barbara Sallick‘s bathroom after reading what I wrote yesterday? Even the space around the sink/door placement is almost identical to my layout. So hopefully, this is my bathroom’s future one day, just not in the short term. But I continue to solicit ideas on temporary prettiness in the meantime, so keep the comments, all much appreciated, coming! Mary, I love the beadboard idea and could even do a rough rip out of the tile myself if I am putting beadboard over it anyway. Alisha, it is definitely time to get out the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and have a go at that vanity!

But for now I am going to sigh and sigh…

Image credit: House Beautiful December/January 2012, photo credit: Miki Duisterhof