I am interrupting all the holiday beautifulness and sharing a bit of real life with you today! I know just a few days ago I was showing you all the pictures of my perfectly clean home (for our Christmas Home Tour), you know the type of cleanliness that only happens every great once in a while where I kick my family out and we order out repeatedly in a desperate attempt to keep the kitchen clean. But today isn’t about pretty pictures and cleanliness… it’s about our PINK bathroom that we refused to use for a year! Before I begin let me just throw out the disclaimer that our house was a foreclosure that needed quite a bit of cosmetic work and sat vacant for years before we came in and showed it some much deserved LOVE!
You know how we’ve talked about pictures and how they can be deceiving, and that my house is never as good as it looks. I don’t know what it is about pictures but they make things look better! This bathroom looks WAY better here than it does in person, I promise.
I introduce you to our pink tile. PINK tile! Guys! Come on… who uses PINK tile! (I am really sorry if you like this tile). I will however take the blame for all those crayon marks… I got bored one day and decided to express how much I hated this bathroom… no not really, haha! That was my two year old. But really… I have more important things to clean than the walls in the pink bathroom!
So it’s true… we refused to use this bathroom for about a year. We used the toilet and the sink occasionally, but it’s just a scare place to be! Recently my parents have been staying with us so we were sort of forced to use it and after a few months the demolition has begun, I just couldn’t handle it anymore! It had this nasty shower door which got tossed out the door before I could even get my camera out, which is why you don’t see it here! There are mildew stains that full strength bleach won’t remove… I mean it’s the grossest of the gross!
The picture above is our vanity, and no my camera lens isn’t all distorted… the cabinet actually slopes backwards. I know what you must be thinking…. “That doesn’t make sense, won’t the doors just swing open all the time” Why YES, YES they do! It’s so annoying. They randomly slam open and scare everyone in the house! I’m fairly certain the designer was either drunk or hanging upside down when he designed these.. and I say he because any woman would know better than to have doors that want to swing open all the time! No offense men, not all of you would make this mistake! ; )
So there you have it! Our pink bathroom! We’ve already started the process and the shower has been tiled. I’ve also started painting the trim, and FYI painting trim should be punishment for criminals! It might be the worst thing I have ever had to do when it comes to remodeling! No fun! Check back soon for my inspiration on this space and to follow along with al the process. You can always keep up with what’s going on behind the scenes on my Instagram as well!
Have a beautiful day!
Yep, it’s pretty bad. That tilted cabinet is really wack-o! Makes me feel better about my bathroom which, while having yellow-green laminate counters and a sink that’s rusted through, at least has a straight cabinet ;)
I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with the place!
I have issues of my own with mildew! I read with interest just this week that vinegar will kill mildew; the blogger claims bleach would NOT kill mildew, only take away the black stain. Here’s my own disclaimer: Don’t know if the blogger is correct, but I’m going to try vinegar because it has a much less toxic odor.
Who puts up pink tile??? Oh well, can’t wait to see what you do with this space. I’m sure it will be amazing like the rest of your house!
Mary VanStippen says
That was my bathroom from 1970-1985! Loved that house. Brings back a lot of memories. Yes it does need updating. Can’t wait to see how it turns a out!
I was wondering exactly what era this was popular in. ; ) I’m pretty excited to see the changes too! When bathrooms are this old it just feels like you can never get them clean!
It is really good to reuse old stuff and renovate it to make it look classy and new. I had such experience , our bathroom was not renewed from so many years .So we just think of doing so . But our interior decorator suggests us that it would be good to make utilise your old bathroom stuff. Instead of replacing old with new ones it will be far better to reuse them.For an instance our bathroom sink needs a little repair and its colour gone fade so we just repaint it and apply some shiny material over it with little repairing cost and it just worked amazingly .
Better to reuse than to replace!
Thanks for sharing !
Lori Gross says
Hey Ashley, have you ever done kitchen cupboards? My cupboards are natural maple with no stain just finish. I would like them to be distressed white. Any tips or tricks up your sleeve?
Hi Lori, Thanks for stopping by! This is my only experience painting cabinets: https://cherishedbliss.com/tips-paint-kitchen-cabinets/ other than just pieces of furniture which is quite different. That process should work for you though : ) Good luck!!
Do you have the after pictures? Im curious to see what you did with the space.
I have the same layout but green tile in the shower surround,did you put in new tile or paint it, also did you have the tub reglazed? It looks amazing!
What is the name of your industrial farmhouse bathroom vanity on wayfair . My daughter is interested I. Purchasing
suzy s says
I know this a pretty old post, but, the pink tile. The house I grew up in had that pink tile with random starbursts on it. Reminds me of my childhood (loving sigh) however, I would not put that into MY house, lol.
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