Bathroom: Current State

I never seem to be able to snap some good before pics prior to the updates. I always hurriedly take sub-par pictures that don't show the the changes in the best way possible. So, I thought it would be better if I published some "tour" posts that chronicle the pre-renovation rooms, well before the demo begins. Whether or not the bathroom can be be conquered this year {or even next!}, it seemed like a good place to start.

The 1940's charm that drew me to the rest of the house {the glass door knobs, gleaming woodwork, and sweeping arches}, stopped at the bathroom. Unfortunately, burgundy and flesh colored tiles were en vogue in the early 1940's. Yes, I said flesh. Flesh. Uncharacteristically, I am 100% in favor of tearing the old tile out and using a more neutral palate.

 As horrible as the original tile is, the vanity is more of an eye-sore to me. The overly-ornate and dark vanity stands out against the almost completely intact 1940's bathroom. This update was poorly installed and is just one giant dust-catcher. However, I love the vintage toilet. It is more stylized with hard facets and the exposed pipe. It also works like champ. I'm crossing my fingers that it will be able to survive future updates.

I just can't get over the color combination; it is so hard to match. Flesh is not easy to coordinate. I settled on beige with some burgundy accents. But, I must admit that my creativity is stumped. I can't seem to drum up any ideas short of tearing up the room. I would welcome any suggestions to update the room without major construction. I need all the help I can get!

Without further ado, welcome to the bathroom!

Vi ses senare!
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  1. Emily,
    I like your bathroom and the vanity. We had a similar issue with our bathroom. Only our color was brown. We put in a new mirror, lights, and fixtures, which updated the room. For a shower curtain, we went bold colors. Surprisingly I've now fallen in love with the brown tiles on the floor and wall. :-) Heather


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