These are the things I hate about the bathroom at the back of the house:
1. It's 4 feet wide and 11 feet long.
2. The vinyl flooring is kinda not pretty.
3. The vanity is ugly and falling apart.
4. The only outlet in there is on the fixture above the vanity.
5. There is no HVAC back there.
6. The shower is only 32" x 32".
7. The Dutch door at one end of it is stupid and ugly.
8. The walls are uneven and have cracks and holes.
9. The ceiling is ugly and now it has a leak.
10. I painted it a horrible cobalt blue.
Of that list, there are things I can change and things I can't. So instead of griping and bitching incessantly about it, I decided to change the things I can and stop complaining about the rest of it. The Serenity Prayer applied to a bathroom, if you will. Looking at that list, I guess everything on there could be changed with enough time and money. But let's be realistic. (For once.)
So the first thing I'm going to do is get rid of that ugly dark blue. You can see a tiny bit of the color it's going to be in the upper left-hand corner of the photo. A much lighter blue. With whitish trim.
And then maybe I'll get a new vanity, a temporary one. Heck, around here "temporary" is anywhere from six months to six years. That seems like it might be a good idea.
And I definitely have to do something about the icky ceiling, which is covered with craptastic acoustic tile that now has a big ugly water spot on it and is bowed way out, thanks to 8 inches of rain in two days. Charlie told me not to poke at the ceiling. Tomorrow I think I will in fact poke at it until at least the bowed-out part is gone. Then I'll figure out something to cover the ceiling with.
If I do those three things, then I think I can live with this bathroom for a while. Maybe a long while. In-progress pictures to follow.