As promised, here’s the bathroom I’ve been living with for over a year:
Maybe it doesn’t look so bad from that photo, but look closer…
That was our light fixture, bare flourescent, and our wall heavily spackled, but never sanded, and our peeling ceiling. Here you can see the outdated sink and the sheet linoleum floor, which squeaks so bad everybody on the second floor can hear your every move. Not to mention lack of storage.
I don’t think the pictures quite capture how miserable this space is. Trust me… it’s bad. We’ve lived here 5 years… how did it get so bad and why did it stay so bad for so long? Well until last year, I rarely stepped foot upstairs. We had roommates that lived up here, and Devin and I roomed in the master bedroom downstairs, which had it’s own bathroom. I don’t even remember what this bathroom looked like when we moved in, so I can’t blame the horrible condition on them. We played musical rooms just before the arrival of Baby Kennedy. Devin and I took over the two bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, one roommate moved out and the other moved to the master suite. (Before you go thinking how weird that is, let me say that Devin and I were both in school when we got hitched, both roommates were around before we got married, and we saw no reason to change that because of a change in last name. Pierre, our still current roommate, is like family. If he could live with a crying newborn, we saw no reason why the arrangement couldn’t continue to work. And it does.) When we moved up stairs we got new carpet and fixed all the holes in the walls on the second floor. Somehow during to the sanding process, the bathroom got missed. And nine months prego me was in no mood to tackle a bathroom redo. So we’ve lived with it.
And a little more inspiration, found via Pinterest.
I am hoping by tomorrow all the adhesive will be off the floor and the ceiling won’t need be a movie snack any longer. Stay tuned!
Any one else so a bathroom redo lately? I’d love to see pics!