Hi, Hi, Hi! Happy Saturday friends! I hope you’re having a great weekend - we’re leaving on a trip to Tokyo tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited (hence all the exclamation points!) We’re going for vacation and will be gone for two weeks. Neither of us have been to Asia before and I’m excited for the visit. Everything is going to be so new and different and a little challenging I’m sure. But, I’m ready to eat my weight in sushi!
Before we go I wanted to share a little update about the clawfoot tub shower curtain liner. If you’ve read this post then you know we’ve been working on this for a while. The Cliffs Notes version is that our main shower is a clawfoot tub, which looks really lovely, but for various reasons is a bit of a pain to actually shower in. One of those reasons is that the shower curtain liner billows in from all angles and sticks to you non-stop. If you’re a regular shower user imagine that shower curtain coming at you from all sides instead of just one! While I’d love to go shower curtain free our bathroom is all original hardwood, so we really need to the protection of the shower curtain to keep it mint condish (aka mint condition. And by mint condition I mean 100+ year-old-wood-floor-that-someone-did-a-mediocre-job-of-taking-care-of condition 🤷).
The shower curtain liner situation is actually three liners that have been cut to fit the tub. Initially we thought we could get those weighted shower curtains with the little magnets on the bottom. But, we quickly learned those wouldn’t be strong enough. Then I super glued large washers to the curtain inside little pockets, but the super glue didn’t hold very well. Then, I tried Liquid Nail which did a great job but looked gross and smelled truly terrible when I was applying it. We recently needed to replace our shower curtain liners so it was a great time to also try a new approach to the washers. Several readers suggested sewing them on which I thought was brilliant! That’s what we tried this time around and not only do they look so much better - they also seem to do the trick. Of course they’ll really be put to the test when the temperature drops since the cold air in the bathroom mixed with the hot air in the shower causes much more billowing. (my other favorite trick for keeping it from happening is using a space heater when showering - it makes a huge difference I have one similar to this and it works so well!)