A Brush for Everything

I am trying to return our pink bathroom back to the way it was before the renovation began and we took everything loose out except our toothbrushes. (Not that this bathroom was ever great.  That’s why the renovation included 2 full baths.  Unfortunately they are both still in the rough-in stage.)

There's not much room in here.
There’s not much room in here.

I like to use a fresh washcloth each time I wash my face or bathe so I’ve always kept a basketful on the top of the toilet. (Maybe that not the ideal spot but this is a tiny bathroom.)

So tiny is this bathroom that there's barely enough room to use the facilities.
So tiny is this bathroom that there’s barely enough room to use the facilities.

When I looked at the Longaberger basket that perfectly holds two folded stacks of washcloths, it was pretty dusty.

This basket used to have 2 plastic inserts which I unfortunately ruined in the dishwasher.
This basket used to have 2 plastic inserts which I unfortunately ruined in the dishwasher.
Golden Wand - soft brass bristles
Golden Wand – soft brass bristles

I have a brush that is made of soft metal bristles.

"Removes lint -- renews nap like magic" as printed on the brush
“Removes lint — renews nap like magic” as printed on the brush

Even if its purpose is to raise the nap on suede and velvet, it was ideal for dusting this basket.

A fresh supply of washcloths.
A fresh supply of washcloths.

Back in action.

Do you have tools that seem somehow obsolete and you don’t know where they came from?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “A Brush for Everything”

  1. The “Table Tidy Crumb Sweeper” from Fuller Brush Co. still in its original box — perfect for clearing crumbs from the dining room table after Thanksgiving dinner.

    1. I don’t hate the pink but I am glad the fixtures are white. The pink is a little fleshy and we might have to do something because we’ve noticed a major crack in the tile since the additions were added to the house. Something must have shifted. Jo

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