As any of you who have been following along on the journey of the building of my new yurt know I have a very lovely bathroom. It’s one I designed myself with colors chosen to brighten my day. I must report that I did not always have such a pleasant bathroom. Oh, no! I still shudder when I think of my very first house (and my second for that matter but that will come later) and the horrors that awaited me.
It was a small room, probably 5′ x 6′ not counting the bathtub area and I hope you have a strong stomach. I don’t have too many photos because I moved into this house in 1982 and this was in the time before digital cameras so I will have to rely on my words. The carpet – yes carpet – was hot pink and black plaid….
Are you still here or have you run for the hills?
The walls were covered by some kind of pink and gold swirly plastic wallboard stuff that was covered in some kind of grime that took me about a week to scrub off. The tub had those stick on flowers on it so you wouldn’t slip – pink of course. The shower doors were orange and plastic. It was bad in there but I did the best I could with it.
Then we got the dog – Christy was her name. She HATED being left alone and became very destructive so we left her in the bathroom with lots of food and water. It was like a form of crate.
She clawed a hole in the floor.
First I must explain a bit about the house. It was in New Jersey and up on pilings – about 12 feet in the air. We could see daylight out through the hole she dug. Not to mention the breeze that blew in. It was a touch BRRRRRRRR in winter.
I guess she wanted to CLIMB OUT.
That second bathroom I mentioned above.
When we went to look at our second house, a hundred year old Victorian, I went to view the downstairs bathroom and promptly fell through the floor. So I suppose I was the one climbing out of that bathroom.
I turned that powder room into a little gem by the time renovations were done. No photos again – digital cameras had just come out and they were expensive! But it was painted a deep cranberry on the bottom, had a chair rail and then a lovely floral wallpaper that had a silver grey background. The toilet and sink were grey. It really was a beautiful room
And now I have my raspberry and yellow bathroom and I am content.
Bathrooms are important rooms in the course of our day – obviously. It’s important to make them comfortable and visually appealing. So why not CLIMB OUT of the rut and make a change even if it’s just a new coat of paint?
Check out the other blogs participating in the Bathroom Blogfest this year
|Susan Abbott||Customer Experience Crossroads||http://www.cust
|Paul Anater||Kitchen and Residential Design||http://www.kitchenandresi
|Shannon Bilby||From the Floors Up||http://fromthefloorsup.com/|
|Toby Bloomberg||Diva Marketing||http://bloom
|Laurence Borel||Blog Till You Drop||http://www.laurenceborel.com/
|Bill Buyok||Avente Tile Talk||http://tiletalk.blogspot.com|
|Jeanne Byington||The Importance of Earnest Service||http://blog.jmbyington.com/
|Becky Carroll||Customers Rock!||http://customersrock.net|
|Katie Clark||Practical Katie||http://practicalkatie.blogspot.co
|Nora DePalma||O’Reilly DePalma: The Blog||http://www.oreilly-depalma.com/b
|Paul Friederichsen||The BrandBiz Blog||http://brandbizblog.com/|
|Tish Grier||The Constant Observer||http://spap-oop.blogspot.com/|
|Elizabeth Hise||Flooring The Consumer||http://flooringtheconsumer.b
|Emily Hooper||Floor Covering News Blog||http://www.fcnews.net/category/b
|Diane Kazan||Urban Design Renovation||http://blog.urbandesignrenovat
|Joseph Michelli||Dr. Joseph Michelli’s Blog||http://www.josephmichelli.com/blog
|Veronika Miller||Modenus Blog||http://www.modenus.com/blog
|Arpi Nalbandian||Tile Magazine Editors’ Blog||http://www.tile
|David Polinchock||Polinchock’s Ponderings||http://blog.polinchock.com/|
|Professor Toilet||American Standard’s Professor
|David Reich||my 2 cents||http://reichcomm.typepad.com|
|Victoria Redshaw & Shelley Pond||Scarlet Opus Trends
|Sandy Renshaw||Purple Wren||http://www.PurpleWren.com|
|Bethany Richmond||Carpet and Rug Institute Blog||http://www.carpet-and-r
|Bruce D. Sanders||RIMtailing||http://www.rimtailing.blogspot.co
|Paige Smith||Neuse Tile Service blog||http://neusetile.wordpress.com/|
|Christine B. Whittemore||Content Talks Business
|Christine B. Whittemore||Smoke Rise & Kinnelon
|Christine B. Whittemore||Simple Marketing Blog||http://www.simplemarketingblog.co
|Ted Whittemore||Working Computers||http://www.kinneloncomputers.com/|
|Chris Woelfel||Artcraft Granite, Marble & Tile
|Patty Woodland||Broken Teepee||https://brokenteepee.com/|
|Denise Lee Yohn||brand as business bites||http://deniseleeyohn.com/best-bit