All That Glitters.... is not gold! Nope, that glittery thing might be our bathroom! And it’s about to be renovated! All the glamorous, gleaming golden-ness is going to be swept away and replaced by perfect, pure plain-ness!
We can’t wait! But I confess, I am soooo not looking forward to the nasty messy bits between the way it is and the way it will be.
Anyway, I thought I’d take you on a small ‘tour’ before it all happens...
These pictures don’t do justice to the wallpaper - I think the camera has trouble focussing because the odd flare of the foil finish. Can’t use flash because the bounce-back is blinding!
The bath and basin are yellow porcelain, the old floor tiles are shrinking and starting to come up off the floor... I don’t think the grouting in the wall tiles was done properly so keeping the mold at bay is a full time job. The shower is an old one so the door design has lots of grooves where the water likes to lie - and the mold likes that too!
And it was all like this when we purchased the house sixteen years ago. We promised ourselves we’d renovate... as soon as the budget would allow! But then a weird thing happened - we stopped ‘seeing’ the awfulness of it! Though whenever we take visitors in there for the first time it’s kind of fun to see them blink in the dazzle!
So, back to the crux of the matter - renovations! Got any tips to surviving them?