Monday, January 21, 2013

Ugliest Bathroom . . . Ever!

Ok, so 9 years ago when hubby and I were looking for new homes, I walked around this 1987 ::cough:: masterpiece ::cough:: and thought no freaking way! With the exception of the waterfront view, there was not one thing I liked about this house. On the other hand, we had outgrown our charming 1925 Old NE home and the plans the architect drew up (while beautiful) would have easily doubled our mortgage. This house had been on the market for over a year (it was obvious why), but after a lot of promises from my hubby, a little time sitting out in the backyard, and a truly good deal, this baby became our new home.

I immediately got to work on making some major improvements. Unfortunately, I lost a lot of my before photos when my old computer crashed. I do, however, have photos of my old master bath. Now this thing was hideous and I will let the photos speak for themselves. I did make a few "embellishments" if you will, to try to win two ugly bathroom contests I had entered where the Ugliest Bathroom would win a free remodel.  I did not even place and let me tell you, this bathroom was way worse than the winning ones. Maybe the contest folks thought there was no help for this room!

WARNING: The photos you are about to see may temporarily blind you, make you run screaming for your mommy or force you into a fetal position for the rest of the day (or at least until it is 5:00 and you can drink away the pain!). 

Note the large grey speaker on the upper part of the wall
and the beautiful fan/light. Sweet, right? 
Now I painted the cheesy flowers to try to poorly
"match" the lovely flowers on some of the pink tiles!
Yes, that is carpet and the brown blob is actually where we
had to remove lovely tiles because there was a leak in the tub.

Hand over my heart, the cabinets were extra low and
came just above my knee. My youngest, then 2, could easily
turn the water on and off without a stool!

We have now spent a small fortune but have finally remodeled this bathroom (it only took 5 years of living with this monstrosity!). It now looks beautiful but I will save those photos for another post!


  1. I can't believe you left us with this image!!! Help!!!! I need the updated post soon! Just kidding. I know what it looks like now but apparently had tried to "forget" the "before". Thank goodness for makeovers!

  2. I actually gasped and then started laughing when I saw it too. I had blocked the painful memory of this room. I feel it was very brave of me to share it! Will hopefully get new pixs posted today or tomorrow (once I clean my bathroom) because my new Pottery Barn pieces arrived and I am ready to decorate it.

  3. Wish I could say the same but can't wait to see your already gorgeous bathroom even more gorgeous!