Lately we’ve had a few questions asking why we’re planning on gutting and remodeling our bathroom. It has gorgeous vintage tile in a pretty minty green; why would anyone (especially two people who claim they want to keep the “vintage vibe” of their 1940’s home) want to take a sledgehammer to that?
Because looks can be deceiving. Just like a 40 year-old model on the cover of a magazine, this bathroom has a few wrinkles underneath her Photoshop magic. There’s irreparable cracks, busted out corners, horrible caulk jobs, permanently stained grout… I could go on, but I’ll spare you the gory details.
And just so you know… we neither caulked nor attempted any of these repairs ourselves. The bathroom looked exactly like this when we moved in.
The faucet is in bad shape, along with the horribly apparent patch job behind it (ignore the homemade sugar scrub I made for Mother’s Day). And while it may look moldy, I assure you that I have used every possible cleaning agent I can think of to try and clean that horrible caulk and have come to the conclusion that a sledgehammer is the only thing that will ever get it truly clean.
We’ll probably start this project sometime in late summer (as the backyard project is turning into a much bigger beast than we had anticipated), but until then we just wanted y’all to know we weren’t completely crazy for wanting to demo our vintage bathroom. We’re completely crazy for different reasons (like each other).