I’ve mentioned our…unique bathroom a few times here and there. But you haven’t gotten to see it yet. Because it’s been awful.
The reactions–including ours the first time we saw the house–are always a blank stare in utter confusion, and then laughing.
Here’s the listing photo from when the house was listed for sale:
Yeah, that’s not a mirror behind the tub, that’s another toilet and sink.
When the house was appraised before we purchased it, the appraiser put down that it was a 1.1 bath house. 😂
The toilet and sink on the other side of the tub make up the “Powder Room” that we made over last month for the $100 Room Challenge. Obviously, it looks a little bit different now.
There was no way we wanted to have overnight guests over with that room (and we like to have guests often), so we put up a temporary wall between the tub and the second toilet shortly after moving in and we’ve been living with it that way since.
It was all temporary though, because the other 2 walls around the tub were in bad shape and needed to be replaced, and we wanted to do something better than the plastic 1960s tiles that were in there.
The bathroom also has a cabinet built in. The cabinet actually goes all the way through the wall, with doors in the hallway behind it too. It is nice, but it is so awkward-looking as it is.
So, it’s perfect timing for the fall One Room Challenge! This makeover challenge doesn’t have a dollar limit, just a time limit of 6 weeks (5 to do the work in). In all honesty, we did get some things started already. Nothing is even close to finished though. Next week, we’ll show you the temporary wall, and the demolition of it, and the putting up of the new wall. After that…here’s the plan:
- New vanity
- New sink
- Replace medicine cabinet with mirror and light fixture
- New flooring
- Repaint ceiling and walls
- Something to make the cabinet wall look less awkward