So this is what the Master Bathroom looked like on day one:
Well, not exactly. Cuz the owners came back and stole the mirror! (And left behind a bunch of drywall damage in the process).
Anyway- it’s a sterile, boring, nasty looking bathroom (with those darn funky centered knobs- and what’s up with the drawer knobs??).
The shower is the original shower from 1978- same glass doors even.
Look at how dirty the shower is! And check out the wall above it:
Mold and mildew and pink- not sure if it’s pink mold or pink paint!
Anyway, the bathroom really needs an upgrade. EVENTUALLY it would be nice to remove the shower stall and build a nice stone tile surround shower with frameless doors. Like this:
But that ain’t gonna happen anytime soon. Actually, it might never happen since this is a rental house and not OUR house. Anyway, we have to manage with what we have.
Which basically leaves us with paint. I loved how the 5745 house turned out….
I love the ORB’d accessories and dark tan walls with white cabinets and woodwork….why not do it here, too?
Except that while wandering Costco we saw this:
A whole bathroom accessory set for under $25.00! It’s brushed nickel, not the ORB or black finish I was looking for…..but I can live with that. Not pictured is the 2nd towel rod AND a glass shelf!
After several days of scrubbing the shower…
And switching out the broken cloudy gross shower knob with a fresh new one….
And scrubbing and bleaching the wall above the shower…..and painting the whole room tan….
And repainting the cabinets and replacing the hardware…actually adding HANDLES to the drawers:
And replacing the window shade, actually the whole window box due to severe warping from water damage, and installing a new light fixture and new mirror….and hiring someone to come do the final cleaning:
Here’s the new Master Bathroom!
And because I like before and afters…..
We had friends tour the house the first couple days after we bought it- and one replied with “yeah, I’d take that shower out, it’s gross and I wouldn’t be able to use this bathroom” and the other replied with “you need to fix this one up- clean it and paint it- it’s too sterile”.
Both LOVE the new look and would love to have that bathroom!
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