5/26/11

Stinky ol' bathroom

So after touring some amazing bathrooms, and being so completely jealous of how nice they look. Ive decided to link up with Lindsey from The Bargain Blonde with her Apartment Tour Seriers and let you in on the reality of most my bathroom. Im a little late in posting, I think were supposed to do a tour of a room in our house every Monday, so Ill make sure to be on time next week. (I know, after this post, youre probably thinking "Yeah...Right....")

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Please, lets all remember, that when we bought our house back in November, it was in "as-is" condition as a foreclosure. Basically, that means every room in the house needed work in some way or another. (great potential, long progress schedule)
Yep. Thats it. Unfortunately it is the size of basically a small walk-in closet. :( Currently its our only bathroom. Our plan is to eventually close in the carport for a third bedroom, office, master suite with the addition of a master bathroom.  And yes, if youre actually paying attention and know anything about bathroom layouts, you would realize that the sink/vanity and the toilet are in the wrong spot. They should be flipped. But because they are positioned like this, there is literally like 2 inches between the cabinet and the bathtub. Which makes this scary dark hole that never gets cleaned (i know eeewww) Im quite hesitant to even look down there. Specially since I dont like roaches and in my mind this seems like the best hide out for them.
I wont lie. I did clean up before I took the pics. But figured since the bathroom is already horrendous I didnt want to scare you guys away too much.
  1. Bath and body works foaming antibacterial soap. I think Im the only one who actually uses it, considering its been next to the sink since before we moved into this house
  2.  Glade candle - to make the bathroom smell pretty
  3. Febreeze air freshner - again to make the bathroom smell pretty (no need to go into details but a girl needs backup after the hubs uses the bathroom, specially with no vent in the worlds smallest bathroom)
  4. contact stuff - Dr. says Im going blind :(
Moving on.... the medicine cabinet (sorry ladies, no crazy pills for me, at least not yet, check back with me in a few months years)
  1. tweezers
  2. tweezers
  3. tweezers (yeah.. ask me why I need three pairs? dunno)
  4. smashbox photo finish - foundation primer, got this from a close friend, absolutely love it. it makes your skin feel soooo soft. i normally put it on before i apply makeup
  5. biore strips - hubs actually asked if he could try one the other night, wish i wouldve gotten a pic of that
  6. mark "get a tint" tinted moisturizer lotion - my sis sells avon (order online here) and i use this instead of foundation. I dont like the feel of foundation on my face, it gets itchy. so i actually take a dab of this and mix a little lotion so it goes on smoothly
  7. more avon stuff - lotus shielf frizz control - if you straighten your hair (and if you dont) i highly recommend using this. I use just a small dab after the straightener to get the frizzes down and make my hair shine (be careful tho, too much and your hair looks oily)
  8. Melting Pot Lotion - who knew my fav restuarant had lotion? not me. got it in the little goodie bag when we went for valentines day
  9. nailtiques - makes my nails strong :)
  10. not 1, but 2 additional contact cases on top of the one you saw lying on the countertop
 The shower/tub isnt something to be proud of. I guess the whole bathrooom is that way tho. Note to everyone: the bathroom will be demolished. The yucky yellow and green/blue tile will be replaced. (kitchen first though people!) And yes, i do separate my shampoos, condidtions, and body wash from hubs'. If not then he tends to try and use mine, which obviously are more expensive, and i dont want him using up all the good stuff (sorry babe). Oh and the hair brush sitting in the shower? usually filled with hair. anyone else have this problem? Hubs says i shed worse than our dogs. every couple of months he has to unclog the shower drain due to my hair. (again sorry babe, but you know i love you!)
  1. 1/2 wall cabinet - i hate this thing. when we redo the bathroom it will be closed up so that the other lower 1/2 wall cabinet in the hallway can become a full linen closet
  2. turbie twist - anyone with long hair should go buy this PRONTO, you'll thank me later ;)
  3. yet to be unpacked toiletry bag from my new york trip
  4. again not 1, but 2 nail polish removers (i think im trying to do the whole extreme couponing thing where you stock up, it just doesnt seem to be working that well for me)
  5. playboy indoor tanning lotion (yes, i fake bake, and i live 5 mins from the beach, its sad)
  6. hawaiian tropics outdoor tanning spray (for the few trips i make to the beach when i actually have time)
  7. makeup box full of makeup, unfortunately since its such a large box and no where to put it except in the back of the stupid 1/2 wall closet, i dont use much of whats in there)
  8. multiple hair styleing tools (blow dryer, straightener, curler, mens shaver)
  9. hubs' hair styling products (i dont like putting anything in my hair except for the frizz control, but my hubby can go through bottles of hairspray)
And last but not least, Im going to add to Lindseys series idea, and try to include my inspiration board for how i want all the rooms to turn out once were done with renovations. So here is the stuff for this bathroom. (we actually already have alot of the stuff, except for the cabinets, but hubs wont let me use them until we redo the bathroom)
So now that you know way too much about my bathroom, how bout sharing yours? Link up with the rest of us here.

5 comments:

  1. I love your inspiration board for your bathroom! It will look awesome! Interestingly enough that kind of tile has made quite a comeback these days! How funny that the old is new again. You've done a great job with it!

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  2. you are brave! my bathroom won't be up on my blog anytime soon :)
    the good thing about having lots of work to do is that you can't go anywhere but up! i love your inspiration board!

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  3. I love this post, what a great idea to show your room and then an inspiration board! It's a lovely space:)

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  4. Thanks so much for linking up1 We have the same floss. ha! Cute little bathroom ... so excited you are playing along. I need to clean my bedroom so I can take pics. Guess I better get moving.

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  5. I love your shower curtain! You have a cute bathroom. New follower from Lindsey's apartment tour! :)

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