y'all. our bathroom. is atrocious.
like, i won't even post actual before pictures of it on this blog until we are living in the "after," so that you don't stop being friends with me and refuse to ever come to my house. some of you have experienced it in person. and for that, i am truly sorry.
just imagine, if you will...
pink tile. with sparkly flecks.
painted over. yes, PAINTED. THE TILE. i know. painted over in a shade of army green:
to coordinate with the "stone-look" linoleum tiles that were applied to the floors:
and wait! it gets better! because the other accent color in the linoleum tiles? besides army green and a bluish-gray? is pumpkin orange. which they used for the walls, like so:
are you so jealous of me right now? do you wish you lived at my house? hold on, because i'm not EVEN done yet.
know what happens when you paint over tile? especially tile that will be exposed to moisture? this:
let's talk about how awesome the pink sparkly tile looks peeking through the army green flaking paint all over creation. or not.
that is what the bathroom looked like when i first started dating captain fantastic. and i still married him, if you can believe. (disclaimer: the previous owners were responsible for the atrocity) my first order of business, practically on the day his roommates moved out a few years ago, was to hang a decent shower curtain and paint over the pumpkin orange with a creamy white. and the toilet and pedestal sink are actually lovely white porcelain. so at least there's that. but the tile situation remains.
why have we not just ripped out the tile, you ask? because it will be a project of young house love proportions (click the link to see their diy-reno of the same type of bathroom that took four full weekends to accomplish) and it is the ONLY bathroom in our house. and while i could handle driving to my parents' to take a shower, WHERE am i supposed to PEE in the meantime? hmm?
did i totally burn your retinas with that virtual tour? let me make it up to you by sharing what i hope the bathroom will look like very soon, after i either convince captain fantastic to hire someone to do it real quick-like or move in with my parents for a month while he does it himself (because HE can pee in the back yard).
white subway tile for the tub/shower - this is fairly certain.
walls will either be tiled with white subway tile or covered with a bead board wainscot. thoughts?
carrera marble for the floor - either hex or basketweave - this will be period-appropriate for the house, but with an updated and luxe edge, methinks. youthinks?
ooooh the irony that something similar was probably either ripped up or is ruined under the linoleum.
i'm still in love with the light gray-blue large-scale paisley shower curtain i got from pottery barn several years ago, so i plan to reuse it. i'd like to do a simple roman shade with ribbon trim for the bathroom's single window like so (these walls are about the shade of the shower curtain):
sconces like these (in silver):
flanking either a rectangular mirror, or something a little funky, like this:
reglazing the bathtub. keeping the potty and pedestal sink. despite the lack of under-sink storage, i think the pedestal works well in the small space. and we do have a large linen closet in the bathroom for our storage needs.
what do you think? beadboard or subway tile? diy or splurge for a professional? can i come stay at your house?