Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Truly Ugly-Tuesday

It's not the day I'm talking about here..... Truly Ugly refers to my bathroom.

I may have mentioned that the house Chris and I moved into about a year and a half ago was older, and needed a little design-lurve. Nothing we couldn't (and haven't) live with and fix as we went along though. There is some painting that's been done, and some that still needs to be done. There's the popcorn on the ceilings. There's the ugly brass-trimmed ceiling fan in the living room that's seen better days. There's the kitchen, with it's cabinet doors that don't hang quite right and the sponge-painted finish over old existing wallpaper (and don't forget the peeling fruit border!). But, hands down, by far, the UGLIEST part about our house is the Master Bathroom.

When we first looked at the house, I was somewhat excited about the "white tile" in the Master Bath - many of the other houses we were looking at didn't have nice neutral tile we could work with. I could kick myself now, though. I should have looked closer - it's not really white, it's white PAINT on top of old blue tile. And now it's peeling.

We *think* we may have a leak behind the shower, so the good news is that one day - when we have the money to do so - we will be able to rip out all the old ugly painted tile, and replace it with something nicer and more neutral colored. Something that won't peel. In the meantime, we haven't done anything in there. I've tried to scrape up the paint as it peels, to kind of further it along as I feel an all blue floor would be better than a white/blue and splotchy floor is. But other than that, I don't really know what to do, or want to do anything. Since we're going to be tearing a lot of tile out, replacing the shower enclosure, getting a new vanity, sinks, and faucets, I have just left it for the time being. There are 4 light bulbs that have burnt out because I hate that fixture and don't really want to buy new bulbs for it if I don't have to. The hot water handle on my sink doesn't work - the faucet's old - so if I want hot water, I go and use Chris' sink. The toilet isn't screwed into the floor properly, or the bolt is broken, so it wobbles when you sit on it.

Yes, the bathroom is a wreck, and totally not a reflection of what I'd like my home to look like. But I thought I would share it with you, as sort of a before. The after may not come for another year, but in the meantime we can have fun making fun of what it looks like now!

Ladies and gentlemen, here it is.......

Pretty ugly, huh??


Peonies and Polaroids said...

Ours is worse, but there's no way I'm sharing any pictures of it! Floor to ceiling sludge green tiles, green floor bleugh!

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