When Husband bought this house, it was listed as a having two-bathrooms but in the basement, among the spider webs and rodent droppings we found a third bathroom tucked in a corner near the laundry hook-ups. It was dark and dirty and the toilet was taped up and labeled winterized and you couldn’t pay me to pee in there let alone strip naked and shower but it was an actual third bathroom. Sure, we kept the door closed shut and only opened it up to show to visitors our own actual prison bathroom. Sure, we would dare them to go in there and sit down on the seat but no one ever took us up on it.
Which, it turns out, was a good decision on their behalf because when I finally took the tape off the seat and filled the tank it leaked it's dirty germy water all over the gross linoleum floor. Also because... well, IT WAS NASTY and who knows what kind of creepy skin eating disease they might have picked up from the seat. Or the floor. Or the walls. It was just plain disgusting.
But, with Husband’s deadline to get his studio up and running AND the fact that Famous Musician was coming our house for a photo shoot, the prison bathroom had to get finished. I demolished the linoleum and Husband spent a few days spraying the ceiling black and the walls white. He replaced and repositioned the toilet and the sink and now – drumroll, please - the prison bathroom is no longer a prison bathroom. Yee ha!
It's not going to win any design awards and I'm pretty sure Martha Stewart would still be horrified but it's freshly painted and smells a whole lot better! Sure, it's still a tiny room with holes in the walls where all the pipes used to be but the toilet is new and clean and the sink is new and clean and there is no longer a worry that you might get shived just stepping in there and so I consider that a major win!
We won't mention that the holes in the wall look like glory hole options. Nope, going to ignore that whole thing and just smile pretty. It ain't that kind of bathroom... anymore.
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