Sometimes when I am writing posts, especially ones like this, I think, do people really care? I mean, I got a new bathmat – alert the media! But then I think about the blogs I read, the ones I read every day or even the ones I skim once a week and I do actually care about all the little things they post. Yes, it is all trivial, there are things in this world that really matter and a new bath mat is not one of them, but yet, somehow it does matter. It matters to me because it is my house and for two weeks I didn’t have one and so getting a new one was sort of a big deal. And maybe it matters to you because your job is stressful and reading blogs on your lunch break is how you lower your blood pressure.
Anyway, enough with the deep thinking, let’s talk about something I bought at Target!
For the last two years I’ve used the same $15 basic grey bath mat from somewhere (probably Target) and it’s worked great.
Then for a while I used a bright coral/pink rag rug that I found at an antiques store (more about it here). I loved how it looked but it was not a good bath mat. Turns out bath mats have that weird plastic layer for a reason. The rag rug just got really wet and took forever to dry which I’m assuming isn’t good for tile?
So I went back to the grey bath mat until Bob threw up on it a few weeks ago. If you remember the last time Bob threw up, it was on my sheepskin rug which resulted in a come to Jesus moment for me (I learned my lesson here). This time around I just threw the mat away, there was no way I was about to give a bath to another rug! I realize I could have machine washed it but it was pretty ratty anyway so it went in the trash. For a week or two I just put a towel down on the tile until I had a chance to buy a new mat. I thought about buying a colorful one or something unique, but I’ve been too preoccupied to look extensively so when I saw this chunky grey one at target for $19.99 I knew it would work just fine.
Not earth shattering, but it is the only room in my house that has a neutral pallet so I’m stickin’ to it for now.
If you are curious about where the coral rag rug went, it went here:
I like it much better in there. I especially like how it looks with the runner in front of the sink (I got the runner here).
I hope you enjoyed this trivial post about my little life 🙂