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squeaky-queen
« on: August 13, 2004 10:41:07 AM »

My husband and I are renting a small apartment *white walls! shudder!*, and have this dorky little bathroom downstairs.  It is a long rectangle shape with the sink at one end and the toilet at the other. Very white and sterile, so I decided to capitalize on the "sterility" factor and make it a dentist/mad scientist lavatory:


Syringes, dental picks, and bottles of tooth-filling material by the sink.


Curio boxes over the towel bar.


Straitjacket, bottles, glass syringe, dental encyclopedias, and metal toilet paper roll holder.  There is a small stack of books ("Managing I.V. Therapy", "Health and Disease") by the toilet for restroom reading.

There is still more to be done (x-rays and such to be hung on walls, etc.), but the idea is there.  Much of the collection belonged to my husband's grandfather, who was a dentist, and many other things are from my own collection of medical implements from days gone by.  I made the straitjacket (above the toilet) as a Halloween costume a year ago.  The shadow boxes were bought from a craft store and painted white.  I also made a soap dispenser out of an old amber-colored medicine bottle - someone's prescription for "brompton's mixture". 

Thought someone might enjoy this Smiley

Look at Pg. 9 of replies for more pics!
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alison
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2004 10:59:20 AM »

That is amazing.  I would be completely creeped out to be in there...

Also, your website and all the stuff you have on it is great.
Going to place an order right now...
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2004 11:07:20 AM »

yes. very creepy. very cool.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2004 11:12:40 AM »

hoooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooo ly crap.

If I ever used your loo, I'd never leave. Waaaaaay cool. You rock. Gold star winner of the day.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2004 11:14:56 AM »

that is great, I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2004 11:15:37 AM »

i would be 'scared shitless' in that bathroom, but its still uber-cool. wwaaaayyyy cool. where did you get all the creepy dentist things?

rock on
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2004 11:24:43 AM »

I am completely amazed with you! I am at a loss for words here, I absolutely love it. I wish I had access to such great stuff. You should post pictures of the rest of the joint if this is just a bathroom! Thanks for sharing.
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gluey
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2004 11:26:13 AM »

I LOVE it.  The xrays on the wall is great idea too.  What a great idea.  In my bathroom I have a bathroom guest book that looks all fancy with a quill pen and all, it's sorta fun.  Just a clipboard hung on the wall that sorta looks like a medical chart or something would make an awesome bathroom guest book for that bathroom. 
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squeaky-queen
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2004 11:34:12 AM »

Gluey, I LOVE the idea of a bathroom guest book!  That is too funny!  There is plenty of space on the walls for a "medical chart" clipboard to go!  Great idea!

Eva,  I got most of that stuff when I was in college a few years ago.  It was then that I discovered the wonders of Ebay and my life was forever changed....but like I said, a lot of it was passed down through the family.  We also have a giant cast-iron pedal-operated dental drill, but that wouldn't fit in the bathroom...

I always forget to mention it to first-time guests, too....oops  Cheesy

Thanks for all the nice comments!  I blush!

And, MissMeliss, unfortunately, the rest is not nearly as cool.  We're buying a house within the year, and are saving all of our creative juice for that one.  But we're already planning a metal wall covered in dials and knobs (hubby's an electrical engineer, so he gets to design this one), a room with a birdsnest bed and giant "robin's egg" pillows, and an all black and white room.  I can't wait Smiley
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braden
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2004 11:44:04 AM »

I really love the idea of the bird's nest bed. Have you ever seen something similar to what you want to do with it? It's a lot easier to imagine a bird's nest chair......an altered papasan with woods worked through its frame, for example. (Hey, I wonder whatever happened to my brother's old papasan......)

 O, and the bathroom's quirky-licious.
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