So we’ve been here almost two weeks and things are falling into place. We still have groupings of boxes here and there, but it’s starting to look like a home, and not a storage unit.
As our belongings find their place, I begin imagining what I should do to make this place ours. Let’s look at the bathroom today:This is the bathroom door. This bathroom is on the main floor, next to our bedroom (the doorframe to our room is on the right). I hate this door. HATE. It’s ugly, it’s loud when you open and close it, and it doesn’t hide bathroom noises if you catch my drift. Thankfully, we have a second bathroom downstairs. This is on the priority list for replacing.
This bathroom is a time capsule. It’s got a lot of charm, and quirky-ness, but even with that I’m going to gut this thing-Except for the claw foot tub and toilet (the toilet is new and fancy and has buttons for #1 and #2). That panelling. Oh, the panelling. It’s going, and I can’t wait to tear it down. Now, the wallpaper. A part of me has always wanted some sort of original foil wallpaper, and I like this wallpaper. But it’s old and dingy, and warped. I am going to cut a piece and frame it to keep in there.
Also, notice that there’s no shower head. There’s a stall shower in the bathroom downstairs (more on that some other time) but I want a shower head put in here. That’s high on the priority list, only for reasons having to do with the other shower, and it’s terrifying nature.
Now, how about the macrame shelf? Yeah, that’s going.
About that, I think I have an idea of what I’d like to do, thanks to Pinterest.This is the color pallet I think I’d like to work with, but replace that creamy white with a white white. You know, to match the milk glass, or just a less yellow white.
I would also like to paint the outside of the tub like this:Right now the outside of the tub, well just the front of the outside, is painted black, so this shouldn’t be too big of a deal. As for the rest of the bathroom all I want is counter and cabinets. The old house had a pedestal sink, and some built ins. This bathroom needs storage. And light. It’s really dark in there right now, and I’m going with white with teal accents to brighten it up. Who knows when this will actually happen, I think I’d like to redo the kitchen first, then the bathroom. We’re planning on doing this all ourselves and with the help of my brother (who is in school for construction and just finished a course on bathroom and kitchen construction). I’ve never remodeled a room before, and now that I have the redesign itch I want to get going.
This is the wall across from the tub. The large photo is of Rob’s Great Aunt Collette, who I met a couple of times before she passed. She was a 90 year lady, full of piss and vinegar, who played piano. A part of me is kind of going to miss the hodge podge mix of things in this bathroom, but I’m ready to make it ours.