May 26, 2014
My husband and I, along with our four small children, live in a 1919 foursquare in Fort Worth, Texas. We have been renovating it for six years, and yes, we have lived in it the whole time! Chapter by chapter, while dealing with white dust and blocking off parts of the house in plastic sheeting, our adventures are chronicled here.
I know people often get up in arms about art in the bathroom, but after having a conversation with an art preservation specialist at a local museum, I feel great about it. He basically said he would not put a 500 year old masterpiece in a bathroom, but today's oils and acrylics can withstand the small amount of condensation a shower puts out. Now if you have a steam shower, this changes the game a bit, and he said you may need to rethink art in the bathroom at all. This art piece will be set apart from the shower too, and since it is not right next to it, I feel even better about putting it in our bathroom. Plus once I got the painting into the house, I tried it in several different places and loved them all, but the bathroom spot was perfect.