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Decorations in the toilet...........

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Dorange Tue 10-Sep-13 12:41:09

My husband insists in having some stuff pinned on a board behind the toilet door....(photos, post cards, other currency money and random stuff) it's truly horrendous.
I cringe everytime I used the toilet and I pray for visitors not want to use it.
I tried to take it away once and he got really offended as he thinks this is a fucking masterpiece.

What do
I do? LTB or threat with divorce and see if he parts with it?

Or any ideas of something I can replace it with?
I've been thinking about something for months but can't think of anything....


KatoPotato Tue 10-Sep-13 12:44:45

Think of the poo particals!

ShatnersBassoon Tue 10-Sep-13 12:45:27

Burn it.

Dorange Tue 10-Sep-13 13:33:56

but if I burn it he will do it again

sarascompact Tue 10-Sep-13 13:35:59

"Or any ideas of something I can replace it with?"

Your divorce certificate? grin

Dorange Tue 10-Sep-13 13:39:16

ha ha ha good idea!!!!

mummaemma Tue 10-Sep-13 14:35:53

why does he feel he has to look at this stuff?? men eh no idea.

I would definately suggest it gets moved. dont think anything needs to be on the back of the door. keep it simple.

poocatcherchampion Wed 11-Sep-13 13:59:07

I think it sounds fine and it is after all only the loo and his house too. compromise, make sure guests know its his and fight your battles in the more important parts of the house grin.

Reastie Thu 12-Sep-13 14:49:12

Can you put it in a covered frame so it stays clean and looks a bit it's a piece of art <clueless> something like this

HeyJudith Thu 12-Sep-13 14:54:57

Urrrgh. That sounds horrid. I am truly grateful I have a DH who gives me full reign over the household decoration choices.

I could not have this in the toilet. It's not toilet appropriate, it sounds more like a kitchen noticeboard than a toilet one. What you need to do is put your foot down and say that you should jointly choose something to go in there, because you really can't stand it. Enough nagging will wear him down smile

HeyJudith Thu 12-Sep-13 14:58:39

Ideas to replace it with: A box frame with shells and sand (or whatever that is at least water themed/bathroom appropriate) in it, sounds like your DH likes 3D art so go with that smile.

It also sounds like as well as 3D art he likes the fun,peculiar and the surprise element, so how about a box frame with carefully placed small models of (say) sharks/octopus/jellyfish type things (Schleich models)

You could do a medium square box frame and place 9 items in (using sticky pads) in a noughts and crosses type 3x3 lineup. smile

Dorange Thu 12-Sep-13 20:51:35

Hi, yes it looks like a kitchen board
I bought a photo mural, that is basically like a big sticker the size of a door. I wont link exactly the one I bought here but it is simile to this:
He agreed to replace and said he didn't know I didn't like it
He said he got offended when I took it down because I just did it, without discussing 1st....

Catypillar Thu 12-Sep-13 20:54:13

DH used to like having a basket of shells in the bathroom, he said it helped him to concentrate when he was having a poo. hmm

I think they disappeared when we moved. I daren't ask about the state of DH's bowels in case he insists that we get another set of shells.

Rakoshi Thu 12-Sep-13 20:54:39

Dorange Thu 12-Sep-13 21:19:14


Rakoshi Thu 12-Sep-13 21:43:42

You can get the stool sample chart as a full poster sized piece of art. Very educational.

HeyJudith Thu 12-Sep-13 22:47:39

Well, Dorange, you should respond by saying you got offended when he just put it up, because he just did, without asking first.... works both ways!

I don't know why, but the thought of loose bits of paper and tickets on a noticeboard, strikes me as.. .unhygienic.. I know it's not but I like toilets (particularly ones which are also used by visitors) to be free from clutter, clinical and easy to clean as possible.

So, you don't fancy Rakoshi's stool sample chart in your water closet? <raises eyebrow?> I think it's perfectly charming.

HeyJudith Thu 12-Sep-13 22:52:40

PS Going into the deeper psychological element (yes, there is one) why does your DH feel the need to display highlights of his/your life? All the items (photos, currency, post cards) are really quite personal and provide snippets and clues as to what you do, where you have been, who has bothered to write you a post card etc. He has then placed this noticeboard where it really can't be ignored. Who's he showing off to? Who is he trying to impress (because it is a form of showing off - it's.. contrived, not like a kitchen noticeboard where everything and anything gets pinned up in a hurry).

Why would someone contrive to present snippets of their life in a toilet? confused

It's not, um, normal. Especially for, um. a man. It's too Hyacinth Bucket (in a sense).

Dorange Fri 13-Sep-13 07:59:34

how about my replacing idea? honest thoughts?

HeyJudith Fri 13-Sep-13 13:31:33

Honestly? Are you sure?

Ok. It's totally urrgh and I think I would prefer to look at the noticeboard.


Dorange Fri 13-Sep-13 21:45:20


Dorange Fri 13-Sep-13 21:49:45

well that one is not the one I bought. The one I bought is different. But I mean the idea of a photomural, not exactly that particular pattern.

HeyJudith Fri 13-Sep-13 22:13:48

Ye-ah. I'm not sold on photomurals... but each to their own smile I 'm pretty sure I have trinkets around that you wouldn't find decoratively pleasing smile

Dorange Fri 13-Sep-13 22:19:19

I like them smile
and I guarantee you would rather look at my photomural than his board...
Your psychological analyse is interesting, I have never thought that way...
Where do I discover more?

Dorange Fri 13-Sep-13 22:45:19

oh I am not british so just went to google Hyacinth Bucket.
Well H sure was born working class and still has a very much working class job. He didn't do well at school, he isn't interested in literature/arts, etc, and he doesn't even like socialising or doing sports so he is definitely not pretentious or social ladder climber like Hyacinth. I wish he was a bit more ambitious TBH. Too laid back and content.
But probably happier than me blush
Anyway, his board in the toilet might just be a reflect of his confidence lacking/shyness...

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