Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Guest Bathroom

These pictures are going to be quite shocking - not just because of the picture quality (please forgive, but remember, they are pictures of pictures) but because of the subject.

These are pictures of the guest bathroom when I first looked at the house.

I will admit that when I walked into this room the first time I said "OMG - what where these people thinking????"

Take a look

 I think you will say the same thing.

View when you first walk into the room - it is not a large bathroom - so it was difficult to get "good" pictures (with good being relative).  

Sink and toilet area.
Yes, the fixtures are gray (and not a pretty gray - a dirty, yucky, gray)!

What they call cultured marble.

(Sorry, but I don't see a whole lot of culture in these)

A couple of close up shots of the wall "treatment".
Oh, and make sure you get a good look at the light fixture!
There were two of them hanging from chains!

Yes, those are maps glued to the walls - we still are not sure what the blue was - but it had to be sanded off the walls!

I didn't get a photograph of the floor - you really should have seen it.  Especially by the toilet.

There were roots from the palm trees (remember all those palm trees in the front yard) growing out from the base of the toilet.


I'm not kidding!


This bathroom made the master bath look like a spa.  I didn't get a picture of the shower, but it had "those" pink tiles on the walls, the floor, and all around the 'spa' tub.

I think that I will leave you with the before pictures - just let it soak it for a while.

I'll post the "after" pictures next week.

Have a great week everyone!

Hugs -


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  1. Can't wait for the after pics! You have to have great imagination to see beyond that....- don't even know what to call it....But I'm sure, just like the rest of the house, you turned it into something pretty!
    Happy Wednesday,

    1. Thanks so much Sue- once again you have made my day! I hope that you have a terrific rest of the week!
      Hugs -

  2. oh my goodness, looks like a bit of a challenge. XO

    1. Katherine - You have no idea! This was the first room we HAD to do something to - even before the complete remodeling project. Can hardly wait to share.
      Hugs -

  3. You have a very creative challenge ~ looking forward to the results ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Carol,
    I'm a freelance journalist and writing a story about remodeling and foreclosures for a major publication. I was hoping to speak with you for about 10 minutes about your experience. Unfortunately my deadline is today. If you have a chance, please email me at and I can give you more info.
    Thanks in advance!

  5. OMGoodness! That is awful! I can't wait to see what you are doing with this. I am a new follower, cuz I gotta see this.
    xo Ginger

  6. Haha, looks like you had your work cut out for you.:)

  7. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo P.S. thinking of you and yours

    1. Thanks so much Katie! I'll keep you updated!
      Hugs -

  8. Looks like a lot of work and I am anxious to see the final results. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and have a great week.

  9. Exactly. Ha ha... What WERE they thinking?!! Well, never mind, I am sure you are going to show me soon, what you were thinking afterwards and how cute it is today,r ight??

    Thank you for linking it up at We will have a new party open tomorrow and will feature some of the best of this week. Hope to see you at the party again!


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