My bathtub faucet broke off in my hand over the weekend. I was running a bath for Garrett and PLOP, off it came. It took me a few seconds to realize that water was running all over the side of the tub before I shut it off and tried to screw it back on. Except the screw was missing so we need to find a tee-tiny replacement screw.
My master bathroom is on the giant to-do list of home projects, but since it is one of those “guests never see it” rooms it’s way down at the bottom of the list It did get a coat of dark green paint when we first moved in, which I am now kind of regretting. Unless it is high noon without a cloud in the sky, the room is SO dark. Even with two windows it is just a really dark room.
Here is a high noon photo back before the faucet broke off:
And the other side:
I know that I shouldn’t complain because it’s a good sized bathroom in good condition. But I’m gonna complain anyway.
Ready? Here I go.
There is not an overheard light, and the tiny wall sconces give off less light than Abe Lincoln had to study by. Putting on makeup is fun, especially if it’s dark outside. The layout of the bathroom is really wonky, too. The toilet is hidden behind a short wall next to the bathtub. I miss the potty room at our old house. Privacy in the privvy should be a minimum requirement of any master bathroom, in my opinion. And also the toilet is small! It’s a cheap standard sized toilet that sits way down low with no elongated bowl or anything. Nearly every time I use it I want to yell “CURSE YOU TINY TOILET!” On the plus side, it’s great for potty training G. It’s the perfect height for a preschooler.
I wish that I could rip it all out and start over with a new design. It’s just not arranged very well, and the 30ish inch high laminate vanity feels like it was created for the cast of Little People, Big World. I need taller sinks and definitely a taller toilet.
I really want a total bath overhaul, so when I saw this picture on facebook I let out an audible gasp. I’m completely and utterly in LOVE with this photo from the Fall 2011 Pottery Barn catalog.
There is nothing in this photo that I don’t love. Ok, maybe some bigger wall sconces because those don’t look much better than what I currently have. I would do white paneling or beadboard instead of subway tiles. I know a lot of folks go buck wild over subway tile but it doesn’t do much for me.
Yeah. The wheels are a-turning. Watch out, babe. Our house projects are far from complete.