Bathrooms: a warning

by | Apr 3, 2018

Dear Charla-in-2019,

I know at this point the memories of the great Bathroom Renovation of 2018 will be a blur. You’re remembering just how much fun it was pinning all the bathroom images and finding just the right look for your redesign. How delightful it was finding exactly the right tile for the floor. How giddy you got when you found just the right mirrors for over the vanity.

But I’d like to remind you what it really looks like right now.


The garage.

Everything from our bathroom and closet is currently hanging out here, as well as everything we’ve bought for the new bathroom.

The bathroom that we’re all using for the month.

Five of us. Let me remind you we homeschool and Josh works from home. So all day every day, the 5 of us share this small bathroom.

It’s delightful.

What it looks like from our bedroom. This doesn’t show the constant layer of dust on the floor from the work.

Don’t get me wrong. It was the right thing to get the shower fixed before we had serious issues on our hands, and it only made sense to do the whole bathroom rather than leave the rest dated and original. And I really can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s done.

But it’s not all sunshine and roses. Just like everything, the process isn’t always pleasant and it can be pretty messy, but if you spend your whole life avoiding messy you’ll never get anywhere!

Just don’t be in a hurry to fix the other bathroom next year, ‘kay?