Avocados. I love them. I could live off of them. What I don’t love is avocado green. Who ever thought this was a good idea to use this color for appliances and bathroom fixtures should be ashamed. Our guest bath was pink, in fact…our tub still is, but one would never know until you looked behind the shower curtain. And there is actually a nice pretty turquoise color that some kitchen appliances and bath fixtures used to be made of. However, avocado green is our bathroom. In all of its 1950’s glory. I just don’t quite understand what happened back in the day as far as style and most importantly architecture. I mean, why in a decade did the ceilings have to drop to an awful 7 feet? Why did details just leave the arena? And why did all taste just get thrown out the window? I mean, it is kinda funny to think that in 50 years granite counters and stainless appliances will be so not cool and replaced with something “cooler” for the times. Silly isn’t it? Looks as though I am getting off the subject…so let me try and focus here.
My, oh my. I am grossed out just looking at the pictures. And yes, we have lived in this bathroom for the last 2.5 years. Well, not necessarily lived in it, since we cannot stand it, but have dealt with it. It is gross and nasty and foul and just asinine. And the funny thing is, I bleached the ever-living mess out of it when we moved in. No matter, it still remained funky. And not a good, fun brownie-goose kind of funky, a nasty funky. Ewww.
So, now that all of you are dying to have our master bathroom after the lovely introduction are you ready for some pics? Now, don’t get too jealous okay?
And so now that you are all grossed out and wishing I had put the photos in black and white, you will be just as happy to see the following demolition photos. And, just as appreciative….not AS appreciative, but you can at least feel my pain.
Now for the best part. Byron is still not convinced that I need to let the world know this, but my feelings on the subject are….honesty. I mean, we had NO control over this. It happened, thankfully…oh so thankfully we had no clue. I was convinced after years of awful caulking and the absence of that once we pulled up the tub the floor would be rotted straight through. This is our luck. I was already prepared to be replacing some floor boards. Well, to my surprise, there were NO rotten boards, no moisture and no mildew. Instead, under our tub was a nice, dry, warm haven for these guys however many years ago.
Oh my. Yes those are rat skeletons. I am no pathologist or archeologist or whatever the person would be that could determine how long something had been dead by looking at the bones, but I am convincing myself that these guys kicked the bucket before we moved in. Oh holy snaps. How disgusting!! Don’t run, my readers. Just one of those lovely discoveries that people make when renovating. Sadly, we have been hoping to find a hidden compartment of money or jewelry or something….nope, just dead vermin. Oh, and if you are wondering if those were the friends of the Mickey Byron saw a few months ago, they are not. Mickey has not been seen, nor evidence of, again. Phew.
So, goodbye green bathroom. Well, we still have the floor to deal with, but that will be gone soon too. Byron has worked diligently this morning ripping out all the nastiness. It takes a lot for him to get grossed out as far as houses and such go (I will sometimes have the twitches and want to throw up walking through a house if we or someone is house-hunting, while it doesn’t faze him) but today he openly admitted getting grossed out. It’s that bad. But, thankfully we have gorgeous marble to lay on the floors, shiny white sleek pedestal Kohler sinks and fun new faucets to go in, a new white bathtub (that thankfully, oh so thankfully….has a slanted back so I can actually take a bath, yay) that has no evidence of the funk that was all over the bottom of the old green one that refused to come off with any sort of scrubbing. I just cannot wait. The plumber is coming next weekend to run more lines so we can have 2 sinks. So, I cannot give you a date on the completion…but have NO fear, I will for sure be showing it all off in the end. :)
Now, if we can just survive in one hall bathroom and if I can make it through all the dust and disaster that comes with a renovation. Keep those fingers crossed for me.
Until next time…