I ranted recently about my hatred of a piece of art at work. My loathing for that has been matched by that for a picture in my own home.
How could this have happened in my own home? Well, the previous owner kindly left the piece below hanging in the bathroom.
It is a rather dubious spurt of water in three stages or 'Ikea Generic Bathroom Picture #1' to give it its full title.
Again, its the blandness of it that offends me. And the relentless 'blue & white'-ness. Its so impersonal - I can't imagine it meaning anything to anyone. Silly, tacky or ugly even I could handle if it had some personal history.
Our bathroom is tiny. It really does not need anything on the wall. So where is the problem? Just take it down. End of story.
Except, there is a dirty great big nail in the middle of the white tiles. Not only does it look awful, but I'm afraid that if I leave it exposed one of us might have a freakish accident and end up impaled on the nail (we are both very accident-prone).
But tonight I'm determined to find something else to replace it. I've purchased an assortment of frames and something is going to found to hang up there in its place.