While I'd love to say it was spent knitting away and sipping cool beverages, I'm afraid that wasn't the case. Instead, Pea and I finally started to redecorate our ugly, ugly bathroom. I've hated the bathroom ever since I bought my house, over eight years ago. But somehow, house projects always seem to get pushed aside. This weekend, we buckled down and dove in. I even remembered something I usually forget - to take BEFORE pictures.
Here is a great example of the awful rose color the former owners chose for the top section of the walls. And over the mirror, you will see the very modern light - which not only doesn't fit in with the character of the house but also doesn't work. When we pried it off the wall we found out why - none of the wires are attached to the electrical wires. Oh, and don't overlook the lovely outlet that is screws right onto the side of the medicine cabinet! Apparently they felt no need to mount it properly in the wall. Crazy!!
Here we have the Before and After shot of the toilet area. The white "tile" you see on the bottom of the walls is actually . . . . . ready???? Plastic! Ugly, ugly, ugly. In the After shot you can see what was beneath the fake plastic tile. Actually, what was beneath was ANOTHER LAYER of fake tile, but here's what is under that.
It's plaster that is made to look like bricks. It is in pretty bad shape, but I'm hoping we can restore it. We once stayed at a Bed & Breakfast in Newport that had the same plaster walls in the bathroom, and it was beautiful. (And although you can't see it in the picture, that is an old fashioned claw-foot tub! I love it!!!)
Some spots are worse than others, as you can see here. The old paint in chipping away and in parts the plaster itself is disintegrating. I also removed at least 122 nails - yes, I counted. So that means 122+ nail holes for me to spackle. I got a good start on it yesterday, and I think it will all work out in the end. Although at this point, the end is no where in sight!! But I have the whole thing planned out in my head, and it is going to look beautiful
So, Ragan, what do you think? I'm hoping it will end up as pretty as yours!!
Next post, I promise, will be full of knitting content.