I hope you didn't expect a luxury spa-like sunken tub and a lot of fancy stuff. This is really just a basic upgrade, but oh, I do love it and it is such an improvement! We have made this bathroom large enough for two of us to use it, replaced the tub with a nice big shower and given it a clean new look. We now have no tub in the house, which could be an issue for resale, but I intend to die in this house and then it will be someone else's problem. We have two sinks, separated by a storage cupboard. The sinks and cabinets are from IKEA and I love them. The medicine cabinets are huge and the doors have mirrors inside and out, which makes it possible to see the back of your head. (!) We had outlets installed inside the medicine cabinets so we can plug in our toothbrushes out of sight.
The shower is very basic. It is an acrylic insert. The glass doors are tinted green, similar to the blue-greens used in the floor and wall color. I was not into an expensive tiled shower. This will be perfect for us. It is very roomy.
The fun part was adding the personal touches and artwork.
I hung my "pretty lady" painting, purchased at a flea market more than 40 years ago. She has been in every home we have lived in. Her story is here.
This pretty lady is a print my grandmother had.
This one is a recent purchase from an antique store near here. I cleverly thought I was buying an original print—perhaps an unknown Gustave Baumann—but when I took it out of the cheap frame it was in I discovered it was from an old calendar. Oh well. I like it a lot anyway.
Ray added his own work of art to his area. This little carved wooden Volkswagon was made by a prisoner in an Ecuadorean prison. It is so cleverly made, with many moving parts, including doors that open and wheels that turn.
I spent much of today putting all the stuff away that I packed up from the old bathroom. I find I have an amazing supply of dental floss and emory boards. As a friend commented, " we all have our insecurity points."
Little by little we are whipping this weird old house into shape.