Goodbye Bathroom

Goodbye BathroomGoodbye bathroom.  I will not miss you.  Well, I take that back.  I did miss the toilet working at 4:27 this morning when I woke up and had to trek all the way down to the very cold “man-cave” bathroom in the basement.  Let’s start again.

Goodbye bathroom – I won’t miss some parts of you and it’s not even been 24 hours yet.

I won’t miss the chipped floor which we painted temporarily 13 years ago.  No amount of paint could cover the cracked, peeling original Marmoleum flooring.  Our house was built in 1914 and this flooring is probably that old.

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I won’t miss the ugly laundry chute cover.  This was a smart addition but the door has taken a beating over the years.

Goodbye Bathroom

I won’t miss the strange pipe-stub which has been a dust collector since it was last used as a water pipe (or gas pipe?).  Goodbye whatever you are.  And the dust build up!  My goodness!  Who’s in charge of keeping this house clean?  When you know something is being re-done, why waste your time cleaning it?

Goodbye Bathroom

Certainly, the sink with the faucet that doesn’t quite fit but almost does and this rusty ring that has caught my eye for too long won’t be missed.

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Or the back side of the sink which is even uglier.  This plumbing is old and tilted the wrong direction so the sink is very slow to drain.  I refuse to use chemicals in the drain and my once-a-month sink tonic of baking soda, vinegar, and boiling hot water is no longer doing the trick.

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While the claw-foot bathtub is staying, the tub surround, which makes our tub a shower, will finally have the wall patches covered up.  I fixed the wall when we installed the surround but never quite got around to painting the patches.

Goodbye Bathroom

Oh, and if you walk by our house and spy me drying my hair in the living room, or someone brushing their teeth in the kitchen?  Don’t be alarmed.  You’ll know the reason.

Want to read about the bathroom project from start to finish?
Bathroom Project Part 1
Bathroom Project Part 2
Bathroom Project Part 3
Bathroom Project Part 4
Bathroom Project Part 5
Goodbye Bathroom
Finding Inspiration for a Bathroom Re-Do
All the sources for the project can be found here


Sara, creator of Go Gingham, is passionate about cooking and feeding her family healthy, real food. She's a green enthusiast, too, who loves to grow food organically. Sara loves to travel - especially by trading houses. An avid runner, she can also be found chasing after her chickens in the backyard.


  1. Yay! More posts like this so the rest of us (who also have unpainted patches and dust collections) will feel slightly less inferior to the fantabulous Girl de Gingham 🙂 Remodels are always such a drag in the midst of them, but they are SO worth it.

    1. Erin, I’ve got plenty more posts coming that will make you feel right at home with their “work in progress” status. Hey, there’s only so much time in a day and no one can possibly get it all done. Now, doing this during the holidays? Not my first choice but when the boss said he had time – well, I had to jump in with both feet. Plus, I love a project and it will be great when it’s done. Thanks for the thumbs up, Erin!

  2. I wish we had documented our bathroom remodel as well as you have. We had the world’s smallest bathroom, lowest-bidder-ugliest. Now, it’s still small, but cute, cute, cute! Good luck!

  3. I love your site. NO WAY I would have gotten rid of the laundry door…very unique. But it’s your BR and I am loving it!

    1. Thanks, Kathy! The laundry chute is super convenient for laundry – and I just used it to holler down to the basement so it doubles as an intercom system 😉 Thanks for stopping by, Kathy.

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