Logic would tell you, “Don’t demo your main guest-bath until you have the proper means to finish it”, but if I were to label our approach with this remodel as a whole, “logical” wouldn’t be the descriptive word I’d use! I have said things like, “overly ambitious”, “crazy”, perhaps even “biting off more than we can chew”… and rightfully so, because these expressions provide a very accurate portrayal of how we do things around here!
The reason for our lack-of-logic is simple: you take two personalities (like mine and my hubby’s) that are borderline OCD, then throw them in an environment where everything is either broken or dirty………….. and the natural response is not going to be a calm, cool, collected one!
In our defense however, we have never been foolish or reckless! My thought is, if it’s functional we may never get around to fixing it; if it’s completely dysfunctional (aka destroyed), we force our hand and wallet to buck up and GIT’R DONE! It’s this mentality that has officially deemed our downstairs guest bathroom “Out of Order”.
So where’s the guest bath? (See Below)
Light fixtures should be seen, not heard… or smelled… this lovely contraption does all three! I wish the picture made a zapping/buzzing sound and allowed you take a whiff of its HOTness! You can sort-of imagine what I’m talking about by giving some attention to that burnt brown area on the one working lightbulb!
At first we were just going to remove the linoleum and wallpaper… but one thing led to another! (Do you see that perma-poop-ring in the toilet? Yuck!)
Just a little bit of wallpaper left and we’re almost done!
We made a trip to the ol’ home improvement store and found this pretty porcelain throne for only $93 after the mail-in-rebate! Its slim design is tall and narrow to save floor space, a much-needed upgrade for this dinky space.
(Limit 3 per household… so we bought 3!)
Now – if I told you HOW LONG it’s been sitting in this exact condition (doors closed to isolate the smell of sewer), you would probably say we were better off leaving the bathroom in its original condition rather than jumping the gun on this one! Believe it or not, the only time I ever notice this ugly skeleton-of-a-bathroom is when I have company over and I have to direct them upstairs… then I panic and hope I didn’t just send my guests up to a kid-zone littered with wet towels and bath toys!
Like I said before, because the bathroom is now in this disastrous state, it has pushed itself to the top of our priority list, and as soon as our “project fund” has reached its necessary goal, we will start phase 2: REMODEL!
Enjoy the rest of this wonderful Wednesday!