Goodbye 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.
I won’t miss the ugly laundry chute cover. This was a smart addition but the door has taken a beating over the years.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
Finding Inspiration for a Bathroom Re-Do
All the sources for the project can be found here