Decorative Owl Lavatory Lid

Markydoodle
Submitted by Markydoodle October 30th, 2009
Certifikitsch WinnerClassique d Camembert

Trip to see Mom October 2009 003Oh, that’s right, paint the wall, then install the commode. In the do-it-yourself world of my late step-dad, there are many wonders. I really don’t know why he ended up putting this on his basement water closet back in the rural midwest, but it does add a colorful touch and seems to kinda go with whatever that industrial cleaning product is on the floor.

8 Responses to “Decorative Owl Lavatory Lid”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I presently have what I’m sure is this owl’s cousin, a frog, as the toilet seat in my guest bathroom. It’s green, not as pretty as the red shown here, but the frog takes up the exact amount of space and is painted in the same style.

    Though my frog was pristine when I first bought him on eBay about 10 years ago he’s been the victim of many a “misguided” male who’s caused him to streak and slowly disintegrate. I’m now inspired to look for the likes of this owl so I can replace Mr. Frog before he completely disappears.

    You’re right that the toilet seat perfectly matches the industrial cleaning product on the floor next to it. Must be some pretty heavy duty action going on there to demand such a large supply. I also love the perfectly placed plunger and toilet brush. The owl is lucky to have so many little friends to hang out next to his limb.

  2. MeshuggaMel

    MeshuggaMel

    This is fantastic. Having an owl overseeing the toilet would be a constant reminder to those with bad aim / poor hygene to “give a hoot, don’t pollute”!

    I also like the blue deep pile foot rug, complete with what looks to be a chemical bleaching stain, perhaps from the lovely red industrial cleaner?

    • Allee Willis

      Allee Willis

      Yes, I like the concept of the owl being a reminder to ‚Äúgive a hoot, don‚Äôt pollute‚Äù, though that’s relying on the assumption that the guests taking aim are somewhat conscious, which perhaps at that moment of euphoria that comes with release they aren’t. Part of the problem in my commode with only the owl standing guard may also be the plethora of objects on which aimers’ eyes may feast . Perhaps the Eva Gabor chinstrap, the Las Vegas Pussy Comb or the Tootsie Palette, a 1930’s foot mold/ toe separator for perfect pedicures, are too distracting. Maybe I need to remove everything so the only thing to think about is keeping ones fountain offa my frog.

      • Markydoodle

        Mark Milligan

        To my best guess, it’s been there 20 years or so, and the applique is predominantly intact due to it being a rural area.

  3. Nessa

    Nessa

    This blows my mind, this same toilet lid resides in the powder room in my parents’ basement. I was always a little afraid of it.. you know.. basements.. spiders..