The bathroom

Today marked the beginning of Project De-Basic-ify the bathroom. It wasn’t going to be, but that’s how most of my projects start, during coffee.

There’s nothing WRONG with the bathroom, exactly. It’s just so BASIC. I mean, it functions. It has a sink, a toilet, and a short shallow bathtub/shower. But, it’s beige.

Bathroom - before paint
Bathroom – before paint (and cleaning. hey. I’m keeping it real)
Bathroom - before paint
Bathroom – before paint and cleaning. Ugh, gross grout

The remodel was done right before we purchased the house, and like with all the other renovations, it’s not very well done. I’m curious as to how it originally looked, since it’s so small and narrow. I’m also annoyed that they removed the cast iron tub, that had to have been original to the house. Assholes.

A full bathroom remodel is on the list, including expanding and a nice big claw foot tub. Funds and emotional energy for a full bathroom remodel are necessary for that.

Back to today. So, while my daughter was out with her grandpa, my husband went for a run, and I was drinking coffee and was going to clean the bathroom.

I learned a couple of things:

  1. I don’t like cleaning
  2. My bathroom was really dirty
  3. White grout doesn’t belong in my bathroom
  4. See No. 1

What started as cleaning the bathroom, turned into disassembling and packing pretty much everything in the bathroom and scrubbing that room to an inch of its grubby little life. Then, painting the walls.

My husband came home to an empty bathroom, and me looking guilty with a roller in my hands. All I get these days is an eyebrow raise, and a slow shake of the head.

The color I used is Clark + Kensington Casa Blanca. I had a can of it, so I decided to try it. I only got one coat on the walls, and it still looks pretty splotchy, but much improved to the tan that it went on top of. Downside, the brown tile, looks so much more brown now. I have a semi-plan for that, though. Let’s face it, all of my plans are semi-plans.

Here is where it’s at today:

Bathroom - First coat of paint (Clark + Kensington Casa Blanca)
Bathroom – First coat of paint (Clark + Kensington Casa Blanca)
Bathroom - First coat of paint (Clark + Kensington Casa Blanca)
Bathroom – First coat of paint (Clark + Kensington Casa Blanca)

 

Bathroom - First coat of paint (Clark + Kensington Casa Blanca)
Bathroom – First coat of paint (Clark + Kensington Casa Blanca)

Since this seems to have started, I went ahead and ordered this light fixture and started working on this:

3/4" floor flanges

 

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