Pink Bathroom

April 29th, 2009

Yup. That is chunks of my bathroom wall falling off.

It is officially starting and I hate this part. The messy gross ugly part.

The pink is staying. We can’t afford a total rip-it-out to the studs and replace it all remodel. So, we are doing an aesthetic renovation. Changing a few minor things, painting, new lights, new hardware type of deal. Its like an HGTV show, except for hopefully not as blandly and poorly designed.

We are doing it cheap and simple. Lots of labor and lots of pink tile staying here forever…

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  1. Tikimama on 04/29/2009:

    Since I know you hate the pink, I feel bad for you. I bet you might like it better once you do the improvements that are more your style.

    Are you replacing the bath fixture hardware? Are the lights original/retro/interesting? Just curious, because you KNOW there are people who will pay you good money for those things if you don’t want them anymore. What I can see in your pix look pretty stylish, though!

  2. Anna at D16 on 04/29/2009:

    I know you’re probably sick of people telling you this, but I must say…I love the pink. I think it’s fabulous.

    I’ll shut up now, because I know it’s not helping. 🙂

  3. THE BRICK HOUSE on 04/29/2009:

    The bath and sink hardware are staying. The lights are going – they are original, but pretty damaged and not that interesting…I will probably offer them for cheap on craigslist or something.

    We are replacing those lights with other vintage lighting that is fabulous. Also new cabinet hardware.

    It won’t be that much different really, just fresher and a bit more chic.

  4. April on 04/29/2009:

    I’m going to have to say that I love the pink too. My parents have a pink bathroom that I will not allow them to alter in any way, so I’m glad to see that it’s staying.

    I’m excited to see the results!

  5. Juli on 04/29/2009:

    haha, I love the demolition part – way easier than the precision of painting and hanging and tiling…I am fearful because we are having so much fun destroying, it’s making us think this is all going to be easy…heh. heh…

    At least you are working with some nice vintage bones! We’re living in the 80s – ugly seashell wallpaper and baby blue toilet/shower/sink. yuck!

  6. Ursula on 04/30/2009:

    Hmmm… we had the exact same tile problem with our house in AZ but our tiles were blue and there was a huge portion that was coming away from the wall. We meant to just take out the tile but ended up taking the tub, toilet, sink, floor tile, medicine cabinet, lighting, and a few walls with it. Oops. It was actually a good thing because it was pretty easy to do a makeover on the cheap with such a small space. We did simple subway tile and it was so fun to do! (On the other hand, the drywall almost caused a divorce.) I wish you luck with your pink, but I’m here to tell you that when the time comes, you’ll do just fine with the full reno.

  7. ohbrooke on 05/07/2009:

    OMG – I had this SAME bathroom in my 1950’s Sacramento home. Yes, you do have to just embrace it. Our guest bathroom was similar, only BLUE! We had someone come out and resurface the blue tub for $500 and it looked like a brand new tub. They can do it with the tile too… in case you need options!

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