Sunday, December 28, 2008

Much Improved

It may be difficult to even tell from these pictures, but the master bathroom is indeed much improved. The only thing that makes this bathroom a "master" is that it's attached to our's actually the size of a powder room. It has a shower of mint green 1950 era tile, which is actually in pristine condition. For that reason, and because we have a bit of an appreciation for all thing retro, we are keeping it, but we do not wish to keep much else.

The walls were super dingy and maybe used to be off white a long time ago.

The appliances are original "Standard". The toilet will be replaced for certain. We might leave the sink, as it will be hard to even find a pedestal sink that will fit in here. We did take the icky legs off, and I think I'll make a little skirt for it to hide the plumbing and make some storage underneath.

The 1950's linoleum actually wouldn't be half bad (it's certainly "period") if it wasn't rotten, crumbling in spots and filthy beyond getting clean with any amount of scrubbing. This floor will be replaced eventually. We are going to tile it...maybe with white octagon tiles...and add baseboard. We are thinking of doing subway tiles up the wall...but not sure about that. We are also considering adding some kind of accent tile to the white that will play on the mint green of the shower. They make old ceramic shaped tiles nowadays in clear glass in a variety of colors.

Generally we only use the "master" bathroom for peeing in the middle of the night, or if someone is occupying the bigger bathroom in the hall. We have started prepping that bathroom in earnest for it's little face lift (more on that later). But in the meantime, I simply had to make the little bathroom more presentable, and more pleasurable to use. So until we get around to new floor/toilet, I settled for a nice fresh coat of paint, scrubbing the floor, and some new linens.

I primed it first with mold resistant primer, and here you can see the cut in of the paint against the dingy primed walls:

And here is the mostly finished product:

This bathroom was a pain in the ass to paint, because of it's small size and awkward angles. I managed to get paint all over me and my pajamas, lol. I'd bend over to paint some corner and butt would hit some freshly painted section.

Still to do is to paint the door trim, a new shower head, some hooks behind the door for robes/towels, and maybe a small touch of art. But we already are much, much happier. If you don't look too close at the's actually a nice fresh little bathroom now! Hooray!

On to the main bathroom....

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