Our downstairs bathroom, which is off of the kitchen, was probably the ugliest room in the whole house when we moved in. And that says a lot, because there was a whole lot of ugly going on. It was pink, which doesn't bother me in itself, but with only a very small shaded window and really tacky brass lighting and an egyptian themed border it was awful. The "wood-like" vanity with the "faux marble" (read as ugly greenish plastic) was even wobbly. The toilet, was so badly stained when we moved in and to top it off, it is a two-flush toilet. It is true that it is amazing what a little paint can do, especially when it's a smooth buttery yellow, but after 11 years of waiting, this bathroom has earned a real renovation. SOOOOO, without further ado, here's my bathroom:
Notice the temporary drywall panel. There used to be a clever door into the dining room. Clever dieting trick I'm thinking. Do I need to explain? Anyway we finished the dining room side, but left this side unfinished so that we could put the new plumbing in behind it.
Notice the strategic placement of the sink, in FRONT of the door.
Not the prettiest vanity, but I am shocked at how much better this looked after 15 coats of white oil-based paint.
See my microshower? I think it's about 13 inches wide and 13 inches deep. When we first moved into this house, this was our only bathroom. I have fond memories of being very pregnant with Patrick and trying to shave my legs in there. I ran a serious risk of being wedged if I moved the wrong way. I even bathed 2 large dogs in there. (2 of them at once, since George could not let Maddie have the pleasure of a private shower) Imagine, all 3 of us in there, and me pregnant! Ah the memories.
Now for the good stuff...
Slate tiles, held up against the lovely peel-n-stick tiles that have been there since we bought the house. The previous owners were kind enough to leave 1/2 of a box of replacement tiles in the basement. I'm umm pleased to say we never had to use them. As much as I hate those tiles (which once blessed the front hall and the kitchen!!!ACK!!!!!) I do have to give them credit for holding up for so long! See how fair I am?