Saturday, March 12, 2016

Good Bye to my Pink Bathroom

 
Moving into our 1959 ranch home, I could not see what in the world would make the main floor bathroom look even close to pretty. My budget was next to nothing so creativity was certainly going to be necessary.
I thought when the time came to renovate this space it would be a very happy day, instead I'm finding myself kinda sad that the time has come to say good bye to the pink and black.
 
 
This is crazy ya'll. Everything is dated, and the fixtures are old...so why am I feeling such a loss here?
 
 
The sink has a few stains that just don't come out no matter how hard you scrub.
 
 
The mirror and medicine cabinets take up almost an entire wall in this small space...
 
 
but this is what got everything started...Carpet : /
May be fine for some but I have never liked the idea of carpet in a bath and it has been a few years now so we decided it's time for new flooring.
But guess what? One thing surely leads to another.
The toilet has to come out to make way for new flooring.
 
 
If the toilet comes out might as well take the vanity out since it is too big but then we are left with an almost bare wall and no more of the 50s pink tile to cover it.
 
 
So...everything goes but the bathtub. We are having it refinished and I will spare you looking at it up close now, it's pretty old and icky! I dressed the bath up to make it a more pleasing space to be in till something more could be done. So what do you do with
Pink and Black tile? Maybe a New York City glamour look, sort of a retro feel. I purchased two black panels that had silver metallic stripes with some sequins. I shortened them since they were next to the toilet. They framed the window nicely and gave it a much softer look.
 
 
I found this picture at Wal-Mart and knew it would take up the wall space over the tub.
Perfect fit :)
 
 
I even bought a t-shirt that proudly proclaims I saved a Pink Bathroom. Ya know? I might as well go all out in my efforts to embrace this room.
 
 
My darling is taking his "staycation" and my pink bathroom will soon be no more. I have picked out the new vanity, toilet, flooring etc.. and I know it will be a huge improvement and so much easier to keep clean. Shopping for new towels and other treasures should be fun too.
 
 
One last look before taking it all apart.
Demolition day is tomorrow. Good bye little pink bathroom.
 



26 comments:

  1. I love the pink and black tile! But I totally understand needing to rip up the carpet and how one thing leads to another. I know the new bathroom will be beautiful! I am anxious to get started on mine as well. We finished the guest bath a month ago but will be starting on ours before too long I hope! Good luck and I can't wait to see!

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    1. Thanks Vicky, it has been a long time coming. Good luck on your next bathroom project :)

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  2. My first house - also a ranch - had a bathroom that was bright green and black. I struggled with that for ages trying to make it work!!😝

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    1. I know Debbie, those wild colors require a lot of creativity in decorating :)

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  3. En though it was a pink bathroom...it was in great shape for it's age...maybe that is why it seem sad to part with it. But you will love the new as well. Good luck with your renovation. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie, I like all the new finishes we picked out and know it will look much better once it's done :)

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  4. Karen,
    You will so enjoy the renovation of the 50's era easing into beauty of today. I love your adorable tee shirt. Have fun with the remodeling.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thanks Vera, my darling is well into tearing out the old. We are fully committed...no turning back now :)

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  5. Oh,Good luck, Karen. That is a big undertaking but you will be so happy when it is done. One thing always DOES lead to another, doesn't it? We had a pink and black bathroom in one house, too (from the 40s I think). xo Diana

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    1. It definitely does Diana. I will be taking some pictures of the shell once demolition is finished. Have a blessed week :)

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  6. Good bye Pink bathroom, it's been fun to see it. You have your work cut out for you. It's going to be fabulous Karen. xo

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    1. Yes Linda, we are already finding it to be a big project. It will certainly be worth it once completed :)

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  7. You will love the new look I'm sure, very exciting to start fresh. I love your shirt, what are the chances of finding something like that? I hope you don't feel too sad through this process, can you salvage some of the pieces of the tile and make something out of it for memories maybe?

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    1. I found the shirt online and wasted no time ordering it. That's a good idea too, I will save some of the tiles and see what ideas come to mind later. Thanks :)

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  8. Good Bye Pink Bathroom. I know it is a bit sad but it will be gorgeous when complete. Can't wait to see the completion. Have fun with the process and decorating. Darling t-shirt!!
    Blessings to you sweet friend. xo

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    1. Thanks Celestina, once the finishing touches are added I will most likely wonder why it was not done sooner :)

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  9. Can't wait to see pics of your do-over Karen in the pink bathroom. WOW! 1959 huh? That was the year I was born. I am in need of redoing some things in my house too but keep putting it off. If I have the money, I have no time or vise versa. Ha! Can't wait to see pics. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. I agree Cindy, money and time don't often coincide for us either :)

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  10. I can't wait to see the new look! If you still miss the pink, just add some flowers!

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    1. Good idea...I had not thought of that. Have a great weekend Darrielle :)

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  11. We had a rental with green and black retro tile that was in perfect condition. I think if we owned it I would have kept them, but I totally understand your need to move on. One thing does indeed lead to another, and that is never so true as it is with decorating.

    Your new bath will look great!!

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  12. We had a rental with green and black retro tile that was in perfect condition. I think if we owned it I would have kept them, but I totally understand your need to move on. One thing does indeed lead to another, and that is never so true as it is with decorating.

    Your new bath will look great!!

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