When we first toured the house that would eventually become ours, Adrienne pointed out that the bathroom would need to be “redone.”
I asked what was wrong with it, and she gave me a look. The look scared me, and I said, “I mean, except for all the obvious stuff, of course.”
So after settling in, we got started “redoing” that bathroom.
Step One was getting rid of the plastic shower surround that was installed around the tub. Aside from being yellowed with age and kind of gross, one big section was put in upside-down. We needed tile. Black and white tiles, to be precise. (Adrienne assures me that the black-and-white scheme was not for the purpose of coordinating with the cats.)
After the tile, we installed beadboard wainscoting. For more information on wainscoting — maybe even more information than you ever wanted — the This Old House people have an awesome slideshow. We had a choice between paneling or individual slabs, and we chose the slabs because we thought they looked better, more traditional.
Add a little paint, clean up the hardware, hang a few brass hooks that were nearly impossible to find, and you can consider that a redone bathroom.
So there it is. Our bathroom, finally finished. Only thing missing now is a toilet paper holder. We love this one, but I can’t spend $245 on a toilet paper holder. It’s just not right.