So I have this bathroom in my new house. That's a good start, right? All houses should have a bathroom, I think. Call me crazy! Anyway, despite what I have rather dramatically suggested above, this bathroom isn't quite the bathroom of doom, but it sure ain't particularly pretty either.
It's very small, for a start. It is, on the upside, very tall---thanks to a skylight, although when we moved in the skylight had these weird streaks of brown on it (bird poo? God, let's hope so) and now we can't figure out how to clean it---but in terms of room for maneuvering, there's pretty much just enough space for a bath, a loo, and a sink. And I mean just.
That's not the issue, though. The issue is.....well, the issue is beige. The lovely white cast iron tub has been painted beige. The weird speckled tile that surrounds every inch of wall space is beige and a slightly darker beige, with---I swear to god---beige-colored grout in between. The floor is beige. The sink, toilet, and walls are all white, which is a nice reprieve, but all the fixtures (the towel rail, the toilet paper holder, the hand towel hoop, and so on) are also beige. And I'm not talking a good beige, like a calm wheat or a neutral khaki or something. I mean, like, putty-colored beige. I don't think anything in your home should be capable of being described as "putty" but maybe that's just me. Oh, me and my wacky ideas.
Yeah, even worse than you were thinking, right?
So here's the thing: what am I supposed to do with it? And how can I do it quickly and cheaply? My ideas, thus far, are to invest in a white waffle-weave shower curtain for the tub---thus covering both the weird beige paint job and a good 60% of the speckled tile---and maybe also.....nah, actually that's it. Those are all my ideas. I'm out.
I mean, eventually, we want to rip out the speckled tile and put in lovely clean white subway tile for a backsplash, get the tub painted back to white---is that a thing? Can you do that? Do you just find a tub painter on Yelp or something?---and lay some black and white vintagey-looking tile on the floor, but with 34873897 home improvement projects lined up in front of us at first (like, get blinds being one of them; I'm tired of flashing the neighbors), these things will just have to wait. So any ideas for what can I do in the meantime? Apart from close my eyes every time I'm in there, I mean?