It took us about a year and a half to start decorating in the condo we bought. Part of the reason was that we had both been in roommate roulette situations for so long, we never really were able to decorate. We also didn’t quite know how we wanted to go about doing it.
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Why Did We Choose a Science Laboratory Bathroom Theme?
When my parents moved to our city, they quickly decked out their new place. That gave us the kick we needed to get started on our own home. Our master bathroom already had a palm tree theme going on, but I wasn’t sure what to do with the other one.
Eric said he wanted to have the Periodic Table Shower Curtain like on “The Big Bang Theory”. I decided to run with the idea and thus a science laboratory bathroom theme emerged. It was also appealing to me since my first major in college was microbiology.
You know this probably isn’t a “normal” bathroom just by looking at the door where we hung this biohazard sign. I found it at Hobby Lobby. Watch for their sales, as they often put all metal decor at 50% off.
Science Bath Mat
I had a lot of fun searching for accessories online. Surprisingly, the hardest part was finding a bath mat. I almost made my own latch hook rug, but it would have taken a long time and was not quite what I wanted. At the time, there were few options out there.
I finally came across this H 2 Glow Bath mat on ModCloth. Perfect! It’s currently not in stock anymore, but I hope it will become available again soon. There are quite a few science bath mat options available now on Zazzle, and ThinkGeek has one that says HAZMAT.
I had seen a soap dispenser made from an Erlenmeyer flask on Etsy. The person was not selling it anymore, so Dad had the right tools and helped me make my own. Check out my tutorial if you would like one too!
Science Bathroom Towels
Etsy is a fantastic place if you are trying to find things that are not available at local stores. I found a shop with these embroidered science hand towels. There are four different designs with symbols for nuclear, biohazard, skull and crossbones, and a flask.
Thinkgeek.com has so many fun items from my different fandoms and more! I got a good deal on their chromosome bath towels. They were meant to be decorative and I intended to provide other towels, but forgot and guests used these. Whoops! Oh well, it happens, right?
I saw this math equation clock in passing on Amazon and thought it would be fun. It is good to keep my math skills even just a little bit sharper because it is easy enough to forget things from school, isn’t it?
Science Counter Decorations
I got different random laboratory supplies on Amazon to help decorate the shelves. One fun part is that someday, Miss ZZ and Miss Bella could really use them for some little experiments since everything is functional.
The brain in a jar candle was one of my favorite touches and also came from ThinkGeek. It reminds me of the movie Young Frankenstein. Look for my own tutorial soon on this one also.
A Rockin’ Toxic Waste Trash Can
Of course, a trash can is very useful to have around in the bathroom. I found this fun receptacle at PLNDR.com. Alas, it no longer seems to be available. However, an easy solution would be to buy a basic yellow trash can and use a cutting machine like a Cricut to make your own decal. Many machines allow you to upload your own images.
Awesome Science Posters
Finally, I hung up some science related posters from different disciplines; physics, biology, and geology. I admit to being partial to the biology ones myself since that is my favorite area, but they are all pretty sweet. They were all purchased on Amazon.
I have one little project left before I can feel like I am truly done. Petri dish soaps are awesome and I will be posting instructions on here on how to make your own, too!