The Art of Darkness

“Shining” Bath Decor

June 10th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Shining Bath

Check out this great, reasonably low-effort bathroom makeover inspired by The Shining. It seems to be the work of somebody who goes by the handle “Beta Man;” I found a couple of places where he posts additional pictures of the room and requests suggestions for accessories (like the bloody-footprint bathmat shown in the first link).

The execution (so to speak) could hardly be simpler: The words are just stenciled all over the walls, and the towel rack is a hardware-store axe mounted on a couple of wall brackets. I would probably have the axe head ground down so it no longer held an edge, and would also make sure it was secured to the brackets so there was no way it could be bumped off of its mounts; even blunted, an axe falling on your bare foot would be less than hilarious.

And, of course, there are plenty of blood-themed bathroom accessories to complete the look. In addition to the pictured bath mat, there are shower curtains, mirror decals, and even shower gel.

If you wanted to go all-out, you could even add painted “blood spatters” to the sink, toilet, bathtub, and tiled floor; there are numerous tutorials for painting porcelain fixtures, such as this one. (Obviously, this is not such a hot idea if you rent. The wall stencils can be easily painted over; the painted porcelain, not so much.)

The “all work and no play” message is really effective scrawled all over the small space, especially since it’d be reflected in all of the mirrors as well. The painting could easily be done in the space of a weekend, and would certainly make an impact (especially in a guest bathroom).

(Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

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