This is my ugly bathroom. My husband doesn’t know I’ve gone this far as to post it for all to see (he’ll totally frown upon this, I’m sure), but I’ve been complaining about it for as long as we’ve had the house (3 years).
It’s our only bathroom. We have three floors. I should say that we have a room in the basement that is a grotesque attempt at a bathroom, but for all intents and purposes, it is not, and I have never, nor shall I ever, use it as a bathroom as it is intended to be used. (Our basement is the biggest, unfinished scare, and the ‘bathroom’ down there has lost its water plug many times from the lack of use. Losing the water plug means the water barrier between the outside world and the sewer dries up – such as in your toilet, sink and shower – and the stench starts to waft into the above-ground space. To fix it, you must run the water or flush the toilet, which to this day I have NEVER done – that’s my husband’s job.)
So this luxurious beauty is what we’ve got, and until we get a windfall of renovation coupons, we have to make do.
The reason I’m baldly confessing my poor amenities is because I’ve reached the end of the line as far as ideas go. It’s small, I know, but can’t something be done?? I’ve tried, as you may be able to see, to make it ‘cute,’ by adding those ceramic containers from Restoration Hardware, and a nice white shower curtain (to the left of either frame), but I still hate it. Look at all that wood! And the champagne-coloured EVERYTHING (yes, the toilet, tub and molded faux-marble sink/counter top unit). And those god awful flowers sprinkled on the tiles, here and there…Ugh!
One of the main issues behind my revamp paralysis is that it’s actually not that old. It came with the house and the previous owners ‘re-did it.’ Now I kind of feel odd about ripping out solid fixtures guilty only of being ugly, only to replace them with ‘quick fixes.’
We can’t do a complete gut. But can’t we do something? What do you guys think? PLEASE HELP!